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Undubbed character This article is about a character featured in the Pokémon anime who has not yet debuted in the English language dub.
As such, their information may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
コテツ Kotetsu
Gender Male
Eye color Teal
Hair color Brown gray
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut BW093
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Kōki Uchiyama

(Japanese: コテツ Kotetsu) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime who first appeared in BW093 and a rival of Ash Ketchum.


Kotetsu first appeared as Ash, Iris, Cilan, and Dawn were leaving the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup. He had meant to compete, but arrived too late.

He later appeared as the group was seeing Dawn off. He announced he was going to take part in the Unova League, but he was missing his eighth Badge because he thought that only seven Badges were required to enter. He also mistakenly thought the League was going to be in Ecruteak City in Johto.

In the next episode, Kotetsu challenged Marlon to a Gym battle for a Wave Badge. He used his Ferrothorn and Samurott to battle Marlon's Jellicent and Mantine. Ultimately, Kotetsu and his Pokémon were able to come through with the win against Marlon and his Pokémon in order to get the last Badge necessary for Kotetsu to compete in the Unova League.

He reappeared in BW103. He had traveled to Higaki City to compete in the Higaki Conference and had set up his tent close to the hotel for the competitors, to make sure he wouldn't be too late to sign in. When Ash, his friends and Bianca, Stephan and Virgil walked past his tent and met up with him, he heard from the others he was almost too late to sign in. Ash hurried with him to the registration counter and was just in time. In the first round he battled with his Ferrothorn against Kenō and his Eelektross.

He is set to reappear in BW104 and BW107.


Kotetsu is often forgetful at times where he would arrive at a certain location at a later time. In two instances, he wanted to compete in Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup but arrived during the end of the tournament and during the Higaki Conference. However, he managed to narrowly make it to the registration counter during the latter. Despite his forgetfulness, Kotetsu was shown to have good battling skills as shown with his battle with Marlon as he managed to defeat him and win the Wave Badge.


This listing is of Kotetsu's known Pokémon in the anime:

Kotetsu's Riolu
Riolu was the first Pokémon Kotetsu was known to have and is usually seen outside its Poké Ball. Riolu is Kotetsu's main partner and is constantly shown to not take lightly to its Trainer's acts of forgetfulness.

In BW104, Riolu took on Bianca's Emboar.

Riolu's known moves are Force Palm, Circle Throw, Mimic and Vacuum Wave.

Debut BW093
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
Kotetsu's Ferrothorn
Kotetsu used Ferrothorn in his Gym battle against Marlon and his Jellicent. Although it managed to defeat the Floating Pokémon, its Thunderbolt was disabled by Jellicent's Cursed Body, which allowed Marlon's Mantine to defeat it.

Ferrothorn's next appearance was in BW103 where it was used to battle Kenō's Eelektross during the first round of the Higaki Conference.

Ferrothorn's known moves are Pin Missile, Thunderbolt and Metal Claw.

Debut BW094
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
Kotetsu's Samurott
Kotetsu used Samurott in his Gym battle against Marlon's Mantine. During the battle Samurott was proven to be very fast underwater and powerful as it was able dodged all of Mantine's moves and also used its seamitar to counter Mantine's Bullet Seed and defeat it using a powerful Razor Shell, winning its trainer the Wave Badge.

In BW104 Samurott took on Bianca's Escavalier and after a hard fought battle defeated it. Then it would take on Bianca's Emboar and despite the type advantage it was defeated after Emboar managed to successfully and finished her off with a powerful Hammer Arm.

Samurott's known moves are Hydro Cannon, Aqua Jet and Razor Shell.

Debut BW094
Voice actors
Japanese Chiaki Takahashi

Badges obtained

File:Kotetsu Badges.png
Kotetsu's Badges

This listing is of the Badges Kotetsu has obtained:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 内山昂輝 Kōki Uchiyama
German Maximilian Belle

In the games

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Kotetsu is set to appear in the newest Pokémon World Tournament download, which has been announced for players of the Japanese Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 games. The tournament is based off of the upcoming Unova League in the anime.


  • Kotetsu shares two of his unknown Badges with Trip.


Language Name Origin
Japanese コテツ Kotetsu From 子 ko (child), 小 ko (small), and 鉄 tetsu (iron). May also be named after swordmaker Nagasone Kotetsu (長曾禰虎徹).
German Carsten Similar to his Japanese name.

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAliana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembotSanpeiAlainMairinAriaDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierreGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

Indigo Plateau Conference: MandiPeteGaryJeanetteMelissaAshRitchieAssunta
Silver Conference: SalvadorJacksonMacyGaryAshHarrisonJon
Ever Grande Conference: JumpVivicaGilbertGavinDominickClark
Lily of the Valley Conference: JeffreyNandoBarryConwayPaulAshTobias
Vertress Conference: RadleyMikaelUltimoKendrickTripBiancaEmmanuel
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