Unlike in the first Ranger when your Partner was selected through your Gender and from that you either got Minun or Plusle. However, in: Shadows of Almia, you get to pick your Pokémon through various means throughout the game

Early in the game, while on a mission, you will come onto a beach where there are three Pokémon. You are asked to go over to select one of them. You then have to Capture this Pokémon. While this seems to be a temporary capture, they will return when you exit the school again at a later date. You have three choices of starter here and they are as follows:

Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-023 Starly Flying None Flying
R-026 Pachirisu Electric None Electric
R-027 Munchlax Normal None Normal


However, later on in the game, you will start capturing various other Pokémon. 14 more of which have the ability to become the partners. You can only have one partner at a time, however you have the capability of switching at any given time. To do this, all you have to do is go to the field south of Chicole Village and the beach next to it. In the field, at a certain point in the game, you will come across a Kricketot. Capture this and you activate the means to switch the Pokémon. All the partner Pokémon that you can have are placed here and you can switch just by going up to them and interacting with them. Select yes and that Pokémon follows you.

Each of them has a different Pokémon Assist type that can damage, but have no field ability so you should take certain Pokémon for certain adventures.


The Partners obtained directly in-game without any sub-quests are:

Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-082 Kricketot Bug None Bug
R-080 Croagunk Poison None Poison
R-164 Mime Jr. Psychic None Psychic

The other 13 of the starters that have to be obtained are all obtained in various sub-quests that are found within the game. These are as follows in quest order with pictures of the person who is giving the quest:

Cranidos

Just north of Vein Town, there will be a man. Speak to him and accept his quest in order to get Cranidos. Go north towards the first bridge you will see. Before going onto the bridge, follow the path left into you go down and go near a tree. Once at the tree, you will see Cranidos being chased by a Wartortle. When they see you, Cranidos will run up to you and you will have to face both of them. capture them both and Wartortle will leave. Cranidos will join your team here
Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-084 Cranidos Rock None Rock


Sheildon

Go west of Pueltown's Square. When you reach the far west of the area, you will discover this man. He will mention seeing a Sheildon stuck on the cliffs. Go up to the Mountains and you shall see it. Fall off the vines above it to land on the platform. Sheildon will require capturing in order for it to become one of your partners
Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-181 Sheildon Steel None Steel


Chimchar

Go east of Pueltown's Square. If you follow the path around, you will end up near a wood hut. At this hut is this hiker who says he has heard cries coming from the windy mountain side. Go there and in the top left, you will see a Chimchar getting attacked by two Beedrill. When you get there, Chimchar seeks your protection and you have to capture all three in order for Chimchar to join your Ranger force
Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-168 Chimchar Fire None Fire


Sneasel

Inside a wood hut in the ice field to the west of the village near Lamia Palace, you will find an old lady who will tell you about a Sneasel up in the Lamia Palace. Go there and follow the palace through, you will eventually enter a room where a Sneasel is. The Sneasel is running around the room but once you enter, it will come up to you. capture it and its yours
Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-244 Sneasel Dark None Dark


Snover

If you head up into the west entrance of the cave on Boyleland, you will quickly find a man who will tell you about a lost Snover. This unlucky Snover can be found in the east entrance to Boyleland and requires you to surf around the cave on Torkoal to get to it. Capture it and, like the others, Snover will join you
Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-211 Snover Ice None Ice


Misdreavus

Near the mountain area in the east of Almia, just before the entrance to the underground caves you will discover a hiker who says he saw a ghost inside the cave. Go in and follow the path until your first north room. Go into that room and Misdreavus will spot you and vanish. Go to leave the room and it'll pop up behind you, scaring you and putting you into a battle with it. Like the others, it requires capturing to join you
Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-220 Misdreavus Ghost None Ghost


Starly

This quest only appears if you selected Pachirisu or Munchlax as your original starter. Right next to the temple in the Habura Desert, there is a hiker who will give you this mission. He will say about a bird getting into the temple. When you accept, follow the temple all the way until you get to the room with the classic arrow tiles. Starly will constantly fly away from you whenever you get near. However, when he gets to one specific point, he has some times right at him pointing to him. Go to these tiles and approach him from there. He will get startled and attack. Capture it and he will join your team
Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-023 Starly Flying None Flying


Machop

In the area south of the Ranger Union, a man with a quest will tell you that theres a Machop stuck in the Peril Cliff area. Follow this area through and you will find a Machop who is stuck behind a massive block. You need a Pokémon with Break * 4 in order to break this rock. Once its broken, Machop will challenge you. As with the others, capture it and it will join your team
Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-161 Machop Fighting None Fighting


Piplup

In the North East of the icy field west of the Lamia Village, there will be a girl in a pink jacket. She will tell you that a Piplup is getting attacked in the ice field. Accept and go to the Sourth west of the field. Once there, you will see that Piplup is being chased around a tree by Houndoom. They will both run towards you. you have to capture them both and once done, Piplup will join your Ranger force
Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-206 Piplup Water None Water


Turtwig

Outside of the top-right house in Chicole Village is a boy who has this quest. He says that a Turtwig has been spotted beyond the beach. Go up to Vein Town and West along the beach and follow the path upwards until you reach the cliffside. Turtwig will see you and will attack. Capture him and he will join your team
Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-052 Turtwig Grass None Grass


Hippopotas

In the Habura Village, theres a boy just next to the Ranger Centre. Talk to him and he will say that a Hippopotas is about to fall on the Temple out in the Habura Desert. Go to the temple and follow it through until you reach the point where you get outside again. Once there, Hippopotas will spot you and challenge you. Capture him for him to join your team
Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-246 Hippopotas Ground None Ground


Gible

Back on Boyleland, talk to the woman between the two top-most houses. She will say that theres a Pelipper inside the Volcano. Go in the east entrance and you will see the Pelipper as he flys off to take you somewhere. Follow him through the cave and then outside and he will show you that a Gible has found its way there. Gible will quickly attack. Capture him and he will join your team
Ranger No. Picture Name Group Field Ability Assist
R-251 Gible Dragon None Dragon


 
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