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Kenny (Japanese: コウタ Kōta) is a character of the day who appeared in Gonna Rule the School!.
Kenny started out to be a timid boy who fears to even touch Pokémon. During a school field trip, Kenny and his classmates were searching for a Poliwag that ran off. After Max found Poliwag under a bench, Tommy accused him of ruining the class trip and Anita defended him from Tommy.
Later, Kenny was watching a lecture from Professor Oak via videochat when Ash and his friends walked in during class. As Max was introduced to Anita, he learned that Kenny's parents, and her, were made to attend the Pokémon Trainer's School at Rustboro City. After Brock's Lotad had trouble following his command to use Water Gun, Ash tried to help Kenny overcome his fear of touching Pokémon by having him pet Pikachu.
Outside, Kenny watched the battle between Max and Tommy. When Team Rocket arrived with the stolen Pokémon from the school, Kenny gave Max advice on how to defeat the trio as soon as Max was battling them. Kenny told Max that he should use an actual attack, instead of relying on defensive moves constantly. After Team Rocket was defeated, Kenny petted Magby and Poliwag, showing that he overcame his fear of touching Pokémon. He was finally respected by Tommy as they both became friends.