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- For other characters with the same name but different spellings, see Katherine.
Katharine (Japanese: コハル Koharu) is a recurring character who debuted in Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!.
Katharine met up with Ash and his friends on her way to Nimbasa City where she planned to obtain her third Badge. Her Gothita took a liking to Ash's Scraggy, and wanted her to trade one of her own Pokémon to Ash for him. Of course, Ash refused the trade, but Katharine then suggested they have a battle, and if she won, she would get to trade with him. Again, Ash was not interested in trading Scraggy. Finally, she resorted to taunting him until he eventually agreed. He was able to knock out her Mandibuzz with his Tepig before they had to take shelter from a freak rainstorm.
Katharine spent the night with the group in a cabin when they were all awakened by Pikachu, who informed them that Scraggy, Axew, Snivy, and Gothita were missing. She was in a state of panic afterwards, worrying that something bad would happen to her Gothita. With the help of her Deerling, she was able to help calm a wild Garbodor to stop it from attacking her Gothita and the other Pokémon.
The next day, she battled against Ash again. This time, she used her Gothita while he used his Snivy. The battle ended in a loss for Katharine, and she was forced to run after her Gothita, who left the scene in a fit over the loss.
Katharine reappeared in Curtain Up, Unova League! to compete in the Vertress Conference. In Mission: Defeat Your Rival! she appeared on the screen showing the match-ups for the second round of the Conference, indicating that she had made it through the first round. In Lost at the League! she appeared once again on the screen of the Vertress Conference, now showing the match-ups for the last sixteen, indicating that she had made it through the second and third rounds. In Strong Strategy Steals the Show! it was revealed that Katharine had made it through the fourth round as well. In the quarter-finals she battled against Dino and lost to him in A Unova League Evolution!, placing her in the Top 8. Afterward, she appeared once again in the closing ceremonies of the Vertress Conference.
This listing is of Katharine's known Pokémon in the anime:
|| Gothita ♀
| Gothita is Katharine's main Pokémon and is seen outside of its Poké Ball. Gothita developed feelings for Ash's Scraggy. It was shown to be a somewhat selfish Pokémon that seems to be able to manipulate its Trainer into doing what it wants. It even seemed to be telling Katharine what attacks Mandibuzz should use during her battle with Tepig. In the middle of the night, it got Scraggy to run away with it. Axew followed them into the forest, where the two began fighting over Scraggy by tugging on his arms. The two started battling shortly after that, and Axew's Dragon Rage sent it flying and landing on top of a sleeping Garbodor. Gothita did not like how it smelled, and attacked it with Psyshock, which infuriated it.
Gothita later became angry with Ash's Snivy after she slapped it on the rear to get it to stop attacking Garbodor. The next day, it wanted to face her in battle. It was quickly defeated, and threw a temper tantrum before leaving the scene.
During the Vertress Conference, Gothita was not shown out of its Poké Ball.
According to Katharine, Gothita is a big fan of Elesa.
Gothita's known moves are Psychic, Psyshock, DoubleSlap and Hidden Power.
|| Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!
| Voice actors
|| Rikako Aikawa
|| Emily Jenness
Katharine has at least one other Pokémon with her since she was required to compete in the final rounds of the Vertress Conference, which consists of Full Battles.
This listing is of the Badges Katharine has obtained: