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Kyle (Japanese: カイト Kaito) is a recurring character in the anime. He is a Pokémon Coordinator who participated in the Wallace Cup.
Kyle first appeared in Staging a Heroes Welcome! as a brief cameo. He was one of the Coordinators who participated in the Performance Stage. Using Cloyster, he was able to get to the Battle Round.
In Pruning a Passel of Pals!, Kyle had a real major appearance in the episode where he battled Ash and his Buizel in the Battle Round. He pointed out how the other participants used different Pokémon since the first round and Ash kept on using Buizel. As such, Kyle predicted what Ash was going to do in the match. Despite Ash perfecting Buizel's Ice Aqua Jet technique, it was not enough and Kyle won the match.
Kyle then went up against Dawn in the semifinals. Their battle started in Strategy with a Smile!. Despite his Crawdaunt knowing some powerful moves and being fully evolved, he and Crawdaunt lost to Dawn and her Piplup as Piplup's Bide unleashed double the power back at Crawdaunt. As such, Kyle was knocked out of the competition, placing in the Top 4.
Kyle was shown to be a very confident person, as shown with his battle against Ash and his Buizel. He was also a strong Coordinator in the Wallace Cup as he was able to get past many of the participants until his battle with Dawn.
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. Because of this and Ash getting preoccupied with the situation, he was able to defeat Ash.
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| Lanturn was used 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.
|| Pruning a Passel of Pals!
| 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 and Dark Pulse. Kyle then called for Crawdaunt to use Crabhammer, but Piplup had been using a spinning Bide to 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.
|| Pruning a Passel of Pals!
- 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.