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Kato (left) and Kiko

Kato (Japanese: カンタ Kanta) is one of the two characters Ash and his friends meet in the beginning of the movie Arceus and the Jewel of Life. He is accompanied by Kiko. Kato, along with Kiko, battled with Ash and Dawn for the watermelons and also introduced Ash and his friends the idea of seeing the ruins of their town. As Ash and his friends return from the corrected past, with Arceus subsequently recognizing Ash from the past events and restoring the destruction, Kato and Kiko can be seen by a bridge witnessing the regeneration of the bridge's structure. Kato and Kiko also make a brief appearance in the credits when they are seen eating corn on the back of a tractor.


Kato's Heracross
Kato used Heracross in the Tag Battle against Ash and Dawn over the watermelons that Kato and Kiko had collected but had washed down the river. In the battle Heracross was partnered with Kiko's Beautifly and proved to be a very strong opponent. Nevertheless, it was defeated by Pikachu's Thunderbolt while trapped by Piplup's Whirlpool. After the battle, it was seen enjoying the watermelons along with the others.

Heracross's known moves are Megahorn, Horn Attack and Hyper Beam.

Debut Arceus and the Jewel of Life


Sugimori Kato Kiko anime.png
Ken Sugimori's design of Kato and Kiko

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese くまいもとこ Motoko Kumai
English Tom Wayland
Polish Artur Pontek
Spanish Latin America Javier Olguín
Spain Miriam Valencia

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Kato or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Kato's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Heracross Pokémon M Grass       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   002/022


  • In the movie, Kato appears to be wearing a blue Pokétch.
  • Kato's hairstyle resembles the horn of his Pokémon, Heracross.

Movie characters
Human protagonists
Sir AaronAliceAudreyBarazBiancaCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusNewton Graceland
JuanitaKarlKathrynLisaLizabethLorenzoProfessor LundTory LundMarenMelodyMannesMiraiNeesha
RafeRebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidKidd SummersTonioTowaJack WalkerYuko
Human antagonists
AnnieButlerDamonGalenGooneMolly HaleIron-Masked MarauderGrings KodaiLawrence IIIMarcusMerilyn
OakleyThe PhantomRiotArgus SteelMillis SteelZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)Genesect
GiratinaHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaManaphyMew (M01)Mew (M08)
Mewtwo (OS)Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiram
ShayminSlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
Baron AlbertoBlock BotAliciaAllegraAstridBanksCarolDabuDavidDonukeDundeeEvaDr. FujiGabuGhrisGlacineGodey
Groudon (M06)Spencer HaleHeroes of Truth and IdealsQueen IleneInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanataKatoKevin
KikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMeredithMewtwo's creators
MirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughterOld Man DonOginPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsRavineRaymondQueen RinRossSabu
SchuylerShipShunTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasUschiMr. White

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