Cameron (Unova)

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コテツ Kotetsu
Cameron Unova.png
Gender Male
Eye color Teal
Hair color Brown gray
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Trainer
Anime debut Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!
English voice actor Rory Max Kaplan
Japanese voice actor Kōki Uchiyama

Cameron (Japanese: コテツ Kotetsu) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime who first appeared in Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure! and a rival of Ash Ketchum.


Cameron 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, Cameron challenged Marlon to a Gym battle for a Wave Badge. He used his Ferrothorn and Samurott to battle Marlon's Jellicent and Mantine. Ultimately, Cameron 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 Cameron to compete in the Unova League.

He reappeared in Curtain Up, Unova League!. He had travelled to Vertress City to compete in the Vertress 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. The battle ended in Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, and he won, allowing him to move on to the next round.

In the same episode it was revealed Cameron would face Bianca in the second round, in a two-on-two battle. Cameron started with his Samurott against Bianca's Escavalier. The Cavalry Pokémon was defeated rather quickly, after which Bianca sent out, much to everyone's shock, her Emboar. After withstanding super effective Aqua Jet and Hydro Cannon, however, Emboar used Attract on Samurott, causing it to become infatuated and soon defeated. Next Cameron chose to use Riolu, which Bianca thought to be very cute. Despite the notable size difference, Riolu was able to defeat the Mega Fire Pig Pokémon, causing Bianca to be eliminated from the Conference.

In Strong Strategy Steals the Show!, it was revealed he would battle Ash in the quarter-finals. The battle started at the end of the episode and was continued in Cameron's Secret Weapon!. He had a good start with his Hydreigon taking out two of Ash's Pokémon. Ash managed to take control of the battle however. At the end of the episode, while battling Ash's Snivy, Cameron's Riolu evolved into a Lucario. The battle continued in A Unova League Evolution, where Lucario managed to first defeat Snivy, and later also Pikachu, eliminating Ash from the Conference. In the next round, Cameron battled against Virgil but lost, placing him on the top four. Later, after the closing ceremonies, Cameron bid farewell to Ash and his friends before going on his own way.


Cameron is often forgetful at times and careless with numbers. 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 Vertress Conference. However, he managed to narrowly make it to the registration counter during the latter. He also thought that the number of Badges to qualify for the League was seven and the number of Pokémon used in Full Battle was five. Despite this, Cameron 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.


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This listing is of Cameron's known Pokémon in the anime:

Cameron's Lucario
Riolu → Lucario
Main article: Cameron's Lucario

Lucario, as a Riolu, was the first Pokémon Cameron was known to have and is usually seen outside its Poké Ball.

In Cameron's Secret Weapon!, during its battle against Ash's Snivy, Riolu evolved into Lucario.

Debut Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rikako Aikawa (as Riolu)
Cameron's Ferrothorn
Cameron used Ferrothorn in his Gym battle against Marlon and his Jellicent. Although it managed to defeat the Floating Pokémon, its Thunderbolt was disabled by Jellicent's Cursed Body, which allowed Marlon's Mantine to defeat it.

Ferrothorn's next appearance was in Curtain Up, Unova League! where it was used to battle Kenō's Eelektross during the first round of the Vertress Conference. It finally won in Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, after firing a Pin Missile into Eelektross's mouth. In the next episode, Ferrothorn was seen defeating an Amoonguss and winning Cameron's third round battle.

In Cameron's Secret Weapon!, it was sent out to battle Ash's Pignite, but was quickly defeated with a Flame Charge.

In A Unova League Evolution, the score board showed that it had lost to Virgil.

Ferrothorn's known moves are Pin Missile, Thunderbolt, Metal Claw and Mirror Shot.

Debut The Road to Humilau!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
Cameron's Samurott
Cameron used Samurott in his Gym battle against Marlon's Mantine. During the battle, Samurott was proven to be very fast underwater and powerful as she was able to dodge all of Mantine's moves and also used her seamitar to counter Mantine's Bullet Seed and defeat it using a powerful Razor Shell, winning her trainer the Wave Badge.

In Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, Samurott battled Bianca's Escavalier and after a hard fought battle she defeated it. Then she battled Bianca's Emboar and despite the type advantage she was defeated after Emboar managed to successfully hit her with his Attract and finished her off with a powerful Hammer Arm.

Samurott was used to battle Ash in Cameron's Secret Weapon!. First she faced Pignite, which stood no chance against her, and was easily defeated with super effective Hydro Cannon and Aqua Jet attacks. However, Ash's next Pokémon, Pikachu, was too fast for Samurott, and she was finally taken down by an Iron Tail.

In A Unova League Evolution, the score board showed that she had lost to Virgil.

Samurott's known moves are Hydro Cannon, Aqua Jet, Razor Shell and Megahorn.

Debut The Road to Humilau!
Voice actors
Japanese Chiaki Takahashi
English Lisa Ortiz
Cameron's Hydreigon
Hydreigon was the first Pokémon to be used in Cameron's battle against Ash in the Vertress Conference. It proved to be very strong, defeating Ash's Boldore and Oshawott before falling to Ash's Pignite's super effective Brick Break.

In A Unova League Evolution, the score board showed that it had lost to Virgil.

Hydreigon's known moves are Tri Attack, Dragon Pulse, Dragon Rush and Double Hit.

Debut Strong Strategy Steals the Show!
Cameron's Swanna
Swanna was a Pokémon which Cameron used in his Vertress Conference battle with Ash. However, despite trying its hardest, it was soon defeated by Pikachu's Electro Ball.

In A Unova League Evolution, the score board showed that it had lost to Virgil.

Swanna's known moves are Pluck, Wing Attack and BubbleBeam.

Debut Cameron's Secret Weapon!
Cameron's Watchog
Nothing is known about Cameron's Watchog as it was only seen on a scoreboard during the Vertress Conference in A Unova League Evolution It was used in Cameron's battle against Virgil where it lost.

None of Watchog's moves are known.

Debut A Unova League Evolution!

Badges obtained

Cameron's Badges

This listing is of the Badges Cameron has obtained:

Pokémon competitions

Cameron has competed in the following Pokémon League competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 内山昂輝 Kōki Uchiyama
English Rory Max Kaplan
German Maximilian Belle
Spanish Latin America José Antonio Toledano
Spain Chelo Vivares

In the games

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Cameron appeared in the Pokémon World Tournament download, which was available for players of the Japanese Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 games from December 3, 2012 to January 31, 2013. The tournament was based on the Vertress Conference in the anime, which was conducted under Single Battle rules. Cameron was represented as the Youngster Trainer class.


  • Cameron shares two of his unknown Badges with Trip.
  • Cameron is the only one of the seven Unova rivals to use Pokémon from Generation V as well as a Pokémon from another generation.


Language Name Origin
Japanese コテツ Kotetsu From 子 ko (child), 小 ko (small), 鉄 tetsu (iron), and 鋼鉄 kōtetsu (steel). May also be named after swordmaker Nagasone Kotetsu (長曾禰虎徹).
English, Italian, Spanish Cameron
French Alexis
German Carsten Similar to his English name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 虎徹 Hǔchè From the literal Japanese name 虎徹 Kotetsu.

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladion
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAlianaTuppZippRappFaba
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeMallow's brotherSophocles's parents
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Samson OakHobbesNebbyWickeGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters

Indigo Plateau Conference: MandiPeteGaryJeanetteMelissaAshRitchieAssunta
Silver Conference: DarrenSalvadorJacksonMacyGaryAshHarrisonJon
Ever Grande Conference: JumpVivicaGilbertGavinDominickClark
Lily of the Valley Conference: JeffreyNandoBarryConwayPaulAshTobias
Vertress Conference: RadleyMikaelUltimoKendrickTripBiancaEmmanuel
Lumiose Conference: TrevorTitusAstridTiernoRemoSawyerAshAlain
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