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Kato

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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 third Diamond & Pearl series Pokémon movie, Arceus and the Jewel of Life. 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.

Pokémon

Kato's Heracross
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

Artwork

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
Danish Mikkel Christiansen
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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Heracross Pokémon M Grass       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   002/022
 

Trivia

  • In the movie, Kato appears to be wearing a blue Pokétch.


Movie characters
Human protagonists
Sir AaronAliceAudreyBiancaCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusNewton Graceland
JuanitaKarlKathrynLisaLizabethLorenzoProfessor LundTory LundMarenMelodyMannesNeesha
RafeRebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidKidd SummersTonioTowaJack WalkerYuko
Human antagonists
AnnieButlerDamonMarilyn FlameGalenGooneMolly HaleIron-Masked MarauderGrings KodaiLawrence IIIMarcus
Ninja RiotOakleyThe PhantomArgus SteelMillis SteelZero
Pokémon
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)Genesect
GiratinaGroudon (M06)Groudon (M18)HoopaJirachiKeldeoKyogreKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaManaphyMew (M01)Mew (M08)
Mewtwo (OS)Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquaza (M07)Rayquaza (M18)RegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiram
ShayminSlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
Others
Baron AlbertoBarzaBlock BotAliciaAllegraAstridBanksCarolDavidDonukeDundeeEvaDr. FujiGlacineGodeySpencer Hale
Heroes of Truth and IdealsQueen IleneInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKanataKatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLayla
LeekuLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiersMaryMauryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsRavineRaymondQueen RinRossSchuylerShipShip's shipmates
ShopperTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasThe TravelerMr. White

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