Take on the role of a Pokemon Ranger tasked with protecting the local people and wild Pokemon from the nasty Pokemon Pinchers with the help of your partner, Ukulele Pichu. To save the land from the powers of darkness, join forces with the Legendary Pokemon and stop the Pokemon Pinchers from their evil plans! Capture and befriend Pokemon by circling them with the Capture Styler on the Nintendo DS Touch Screen. Pokemon that you befriend will support you on your adventure by using their abilities to clear obstacles that stand in your way or by helping you capture even stronger Pokemon. For the first time in the series, you can call Pokemon to your aid by drawing their Ranger Sign on the Nintendo DS Touch Screen. There are many Pokemon available to support you, as well as a number of Legendary Pokemon, including Raikou, Entei and Suicune. As a Pokemon Ranger, your day will often involve being sent on a Mission, which may involve finding a missing person, stopping a natural disaster, or protecting the peace in another dramatic way. If you are successful and complete the Mission, then the game story will advance. Each chapter in the game features a series of dynamic tasks and puzzle-solving challenges using the powers of the Pokemon. For example, you may call upon a Pokemon in the Water-group to help put out a fire.You can also enjoy the Wireless Multiplayer Missions with up to three other Pokemon Rangers by using Nintendo DS Local Wireless Connection.