Benji's father was a ranger, whose son also wanted to become a ranger. When Benji's father received a call at the bottom of the mountain, he had to go with his Pidgeotto and Ledian. Later, he returned to rescue his son's Ledian and battled Team Rocket. Once Team Rocket were blasted off, his son's Ledian's back glowed, so Benji's father told him that is a sign he is a good ranger.
Benji's father had a Pidgeotto, who used Gust to put his son's Ledian to the test.