Name: Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Developer(s): Game Freak
Platforms(s): Nintendo DS
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (ポケモンレンジャー バトナージ Pokemon Renjā Batonāji?, lit. Pokémon Ranger: Vatonage) is an action role-playing video game developed by Creatures Inc. for the Nintendo DS video game console. It is the prequel to the Pokémon Ranger video game, also for the DS.
It was announced in the January 2008 issue of CoroCoro and was released in Japan on March 20, 2008. It was announced at E3 2008 that the game would be released in the United States under the title Shadows of Almia on November 10, 2008. It was announced on September 25 that the game would be released in Europe under the title Shadows of Almia on November 21, 2008.
The game features 270 Pokémon, including new Pokémon which were not featured in the original Pokémon Ranger, from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The game utilizes the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to download new missions.