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Kyle (Sinnoh)

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カイト Kaito
Kyle Sinnoh.png
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Coordinator
Anime debut Staging a Heroes Welcome!
English voice actor Jamie McGonnigal
Japanese voice actor Hirofumi Nojima

Kyle (Japanese: カイト Kaito) is a Pokémon Coordinator that appeared in the Wallace Cup in episodes Staging a Heroes Welcome! through Strategy With A Smile!.


Kyle first appeared with a brief cameo in Staging a Heroes' Welcome!, where he participated in the Performance Stage of the Wallace Cup.

He had a real major appearance in the following episode where he battled Ash and his Buizel in the Battle Round. He was able to predict what Ash was going to do in the match as he kept using Buizel in every round of the Wallace Cup. He won the match on points despite Buizel using its Ice Aqua Jet technique.

Kyle then went up against Dawn in the semifinals. Despite his efforts, his Crawdaunt lost to Dawn and her Piplup's Bide and he was knocked out of the competition, placing in the Top 4.


Kyle was a strong Coordinator in the Wallace Cup as he was able to get past many of the participants, including Ash. Unlike the other participants in the tournament who battled Ash, he was the only one who pointed out Ash's strategy of using only Buizel instead of multiple Pokémon, which made Ash react angrily.


Kyle's Cloyster
Kyle's Cloyster made a brief appearance in Staging a Heroes Welcome! where it was used in the Appeal Round, using Spike Cannon to impress the audience.

Cloyster's only known move is Spike Cannon.

Debut Staging a Heroes Welcome!
Kyle's Lanturn
Lanturn is Kyle's strongest Pokémon, using it in the Wallace Cup against Ash and Buizel. Despite Ash and Buizel's determination to win, it was experience that mattered and Kyle was able to easily dominate the match. However, by launching an Ice Beam, Lanturn unexpectedly helped Buizel use Ice Aqua Jet, a combination Dawn had unsuccessfully attempted to teach it. This made Kyle lose a lot of points, though it wasn't enough and the time ran out leaving Kyle victorious.

Lanturn's known moves are Charge, Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, and Hydro Pump.

Debut Pruning a Passel of Pals!
Kyle's Crawdaunt
Kyle used Crawdaunt in the Semi-finals against Dawn and her Piplup. When Piplup launched a Whirlpool, Crawdaunt was able take control of the water by using Surf. a Dark Pulse. Kyle then called for Crawdaunt to use Crabhammer, but Piplup had been using spinning Bide absorb the previous Dark Pulse attack. When Crawdaunt got close to use Crabhammer, Piplup unleashed the Bide energy and knocked out its opponent, putting Dawn through to the finals.

Crawdaunt's known moves are Surf, Dark Pulse, Sludge Bomb and Crabhammer.

Debut Pruning a Passel of Pals!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 野島裕史 Hirofumi Nojima
English Jamie McGonnigal
Polish Wojciech Rotowski
Brazilian Portuguese Nestor Chiesse
European Spanish Pablo Tribaldos


  • All of Kyle's known Pokémon are dual-type Water-type Pokémon.
    • The order they were first seen in is the same order of generations they debuted in.

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