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(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.
None of Riolu's moves are known.
| Voice actors
|| Rikako Aikawa
This listing is of the Badges Kotetsu has obtained:
|| Voice actor
|| 内山昂輝 Kōki Uchiyama
|| Maximilian Belle
In the games
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.
||From 子 ko (child), 小 ko (small), and 鉄 tetsu (iron). May also be named after swordmaker Nagasone Kotetsu (長曾禰虎徹).
||Similar to his Japanese name.