Pokemon Ranger
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Prerequisites: Pokemon Trainer or Pokemon Breeder, BAB +4, Track

Part law-enforcement, part park ranger, a Pokemon Ranger protect the ecosystem and takes down poachers and other other criminals using Pokemon to do their dirty-work. Pokemon Rangers give up the life of a trainer as they see the natural world and wild Pokemon as someone to protect rather than tame. Rangers become skilled at befriending wild Pokemon to temporarily gain the use of their power and assistance.
Alignment: Any Non-Evil.
Attack Progression: Average
Good Saves: Reflex, Will
Bad Saves: Fortitude
Hit Die: d8
Class Skills: Acrobatics (Dex), Athletics (Str), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Knowledge (geography, nature) (Int), Perception (Wis), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis), Stealth (Dex), Survival (Wis).
Skill Ranks Per Level: 4 + Int modifier.
Proficiency: Rangers do not gain any new proficiencies.

Class Level Base Attack Fort Ref Will Special Defense Bonus
1 +0 +0 +2 +2 Partner Pokemon, Capture Styler +0
2 +1 +0 +2 +2 Bonus Feat +0
3 +3 +1 +3 +3 Poke Assist +1
4 +4 +1 +3 +3 Bonus Feat +1
5 +4 +1 +4 +4 Fine Styler +1
6 +5 +2 +4 +4 Bonus Feat +2
7 +6/+1 +2 +5 +5 Poke Assist (x2) +2
8 +7/+2 +2 +5 +5 Bonus Feat +2
9 +7/+2 +3 +6 +6 Vatonage Styler +3
10 +8/+3 +3 +6 +6 Top Ranger +3

Partner Pokemon - A Pokemon Ranger releases any Pokemon he has captured back into the wild, though they may remain friendly with her. She then chooses to form a special friendship with one of her former Pokemon, which continues to accompany her and assist her as before. Her Partner Pokemon no longer stays in a Pokemon and now functions just like a cohort gained through the Leadership feat (this is in addition to any cohort the character may already have). The Ranger does not need to make Control checks to command her Partner. Their bond is such that the Pokemon helps out in any way it can.
Capture Styler: The Ranger becomes trained in the use of the Capture Styler (see below), a device that assist her in befriending wild Pokemon and utilizing their powers. A friendly wild Pokemon will temporarily join the party and help the Ranger to the best of its ability until it decides to leave. Wild Pokemon will usually not engage in dangerous situations (such as lethal combat) unless they understand the Ranger's mission, become cornered, or simply enjoy fighting.
The Styler controls a top-like device called a Capture Disc at a range of 10 ft per class level. The Ranger can take a move action to control the disc, causing it to move (speed of 30ft) and leaving behind a trail of energy called a Capture Line. Normally this energy is a soothing blue light that relaxes wild Pokemon but can be empowered by a Pokemon to have offensive and support abilities as well, called Poke Assist. The Line and its affects remain in each square for one round her Ranger level (or less, if the Ranger so chooses).
Poke Assist: Once a Pokemon has been befriended, the Ranger can take a Standard Action to charge her Capture Disc with its power. The energy left behind by the Disc now has an additional affect, as shown below. At 7th level and again at 10th level, a Ranger becomes able to hold multiple charges in the Capture Disc, allowing her to use multiple abilities at once.

Type Ability
Grasspa.PNG Grass tall grass grows in the square, making it difficult terrain
Flyingpa.PNG Flying create a Gust affect, also slows flying Pokemon by 10 ft
Normalpa.PNG Normal double range and duration of Capture Line
Waterpa.PNG Water create a Bubble affect, also slows swimming Pokemon by 10 ft
Rockpa.PNG Rock create a Sand Attack effect, reduces accuracy by -1/two class lvls
Electricpa.PNG Electric create a Thundershock effect
Bugpa.PNG Bug create goo or webbing, causes entanglement
Firepa.PNG Fire create an Ember effect
Fightingpa.PNG Fighting doubles or Empowers capture line effects
Groundpa.PNG Ground creatures in square are knocked prone (Reflex negates)
Steelpa.PNG Steel create a Gyro Ball effect
Poisonpa.PNG Poison create an Acid effect
Ghostpa.PNG Ghost create a Night Shade effect
Psychicpa.PNG Psychic create a Confusion effect
Darkpa.PNG Dark negate a damaging attack or Line in the square
Icepa.PNG Ice create an Ice Ball effect
Dragonpa.PNG Dragon create a Draco Meteor affect

Ex-Rangers: A Pokemon Ranger who's alignment shifts to Evil loses access to her Poke Assist abilities. Her Partner will leave or become hostile as soon as soon as this shift becomes apparent. Her styler still functions, but if she becomes banned from the Rangers it is illegal for her to carry one.

Capture Styler

A Styler looks similiar to a remote control and can launch a Capture Disc at wild Pokemon. The Disc projects feelings of friendship to the Pokemon, giving the Ranger a +5 bonus on Diplomacy and Handle Pokemon checks. The Styler also contains a Ranger Browser which functions similar to a Pokedex, granting the Ranger a +5 on Knowledge (Pokemon) checks. It also functions as a satellite phone. More experienced Rangers can receive upgrades for additional features and functionality.
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