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Apparently, each Pokémon(!) has an unused shiny palette. Investigate this!
In Pokémon Ranger, your character takes the role of a Pokémon Ranger, who has the ability to capture Pokemon with their Styler (with the usage of the Touch Screen) in order to solve various problems that may or may not be related to a major conflict. Capture on!
- 1 Removed Pokémon
- 2 Removed Maps
- 3 Unused Rewards
- 4 Unused Field Moves
- 5 Unused Sprites
- 5.1 Unused NPCs
- 5.1.1 outlow (0x8)
- 5.1.2 yuuki_rs (0x24) (Brendan, Ruby/Sapphire version)
- 5.1.3 haruka_rs (0x25) (May, Ruby/Sapphire version)
- 5.1.4 yuuki_eme (0x26) (Brendan, Emerald version)
- 5.1.5 haruka_eme (0x27) (May, Emerald version)
- 5.1.6 fire (0x28) (Red)
- 5.1.7 leaf (0x29)
- 5.1.8 poke_mania (0x2A)
- 5.1.9 novelist (0x2B)
- 5.1.10 novelist_bag (0x3B)
- 5.1.11 ohkido (0x43) (Professor Oak)
- 5.1.12 odamaki (0x44) (Professor Birch)
- 5.1.13 wataru (0x45) (Lance)
- 5.1.14 daigo (0x46) (Steven Stone)
- 5.1.15 kasumi (0x47) (Misty)
- 5.1.16 takeshi (0x48) (Brock)
- 5.1.17 tohru (0x4D) (Todd Snap)
- 5.1.18 astrologer (0x55)
- 5.1.19 enemy_leader2 (0x56)
- 5.2 Unused Frames
- 5.3 Unused Palettes
- 5.1 Unused NPCs
- 6 Unused Music
These Pokémon do not appear in any Ranger games to date, but several leftovers suggest that the developers planned to include them.
The unused reference pokemon/iwark.dat in yakumono/yakumono_csv.cat (used for targets) suggests the existence of Onix. It was most likely a boss.
The Symbol Pokémon that comes in the shape of 26 Latin alphabet characters, exclamation mark and question mark. Only the textures for the exclamation mark shape can be found in the game's files. However, the file menu/pokemon_filename.dat (used to assign the Pokédex sprites) references all the other shapes as well. A list of the unused references can be found on the notes page.
Unlike the other removed Pokémon, Wailord has basic data that occupies slot 0xC7. The file it tries to load (pokemon/whaloh.dat) does not exist anymore. Wailord cannot be caught due to unfinished coding.
Hoenn's Weather Pokémon changes its form depending on the current weather. Four references for each of its form can be found in the file menu/pokemon_filename.dat.
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Specifically: More maps?
Kalakka Desert (0xA9)
The temperature here swings far between
day and night, and an arid wind blows.
Some dummied-out data exists for a location called Kalakka Desert that was ultimately scrapped. All that is left is an unused entry in the map header table; the map file desert_m.cat has been removed. The unused music track SEQ_FIELD01 is set to play on this map.
Pokémon not available during capture challenges are coded to reward zero points when captured. However, the developers included some unseen rewards for Pokémon that are not used in either of the two trials in the game.
Unused Field Moves
There are some unused field moves, but it's not known if they are functional.
Compared to other games in the Pokémon franchise this game contains a lot of unused characters and sprites. These include famous Pokémon trainers and characters from other games.
yuuki_rs (0x24) (Brendan, Ruby/Sapphire version)
haruka_rs (0x25) (May, Ruby/Sapphire version)
yuuki_eme (0x26) (Brendan, Emerald version)
haruka_eme (0x27) (May, Emerald version)
fire (0x28) (Red)
ohkido (0x43) (Professor Oak)
odamaki (0x44) (Professor Birch)
wataru (0x45) (Lance)
daigo (0x46) (Steven Stone)
kasumi (0x47) (Misty)
takeshi (0x48) (Brock)
tohru (0x4D) (Todd Snap)
This sheet is used by the Drowzee guy, but its name and several unused frames suggest the developers originally had different plans for this character. Watakku is the Japanese name for Johto Pokémon Jumpluff which does not exist in this game. The first set shows the character gliding with a seed. The second sheet has three frames showing the Pokémon from the front.
This piece of music is related to the scrapped Kalakka Desert location. It does not really fit the style of the other tracks in the game.
The original background music for Summerland or an entirely different location. Some bits of the Olive Jungle theme can be heard.
A short tune that would play after the capture stylus breaks. It is used in the sequel.