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(Japanese: '''コハル''' ''Koharu'') is a character in the [[new series]] of the [[Pokémon anime]]. She is a childhood friend of {{an|Go}} and the daughter of [[Professor Sakuragi]].
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(Japanese: '''コハル''' ''Koharu'') is a character in the [[new series]] of the [[Pokémon anime]]. She lives in [[Vermilion City]] with her family and attends a school there as well. Koharu is also a childhood friend of {{an|Go}}.
   
==History==
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==In the anime==
As seen in [[SS001]], when she was six, Koharu invited her childhood friend {{an|Go}} to go to {{an|Professor Oak}}'s Pokémon Summer Camp with her. During their visit in [[Pallet Town]], Koharu and Go encountered the Mythical Pokémon {{p|Mew}}. The two chased after the unknown Pokémon, but it eventually got away in the aftermath of a baby {{p|Kangaskhan}} rescue. {{an|Professor Oak}} later told them the Pokémon they saw was most likely the Mythical Pokémon Mew.
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===History===
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====Pre-series====
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[[File:Koharu anime.png|thumb|left|250px|Koharu]]
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[[File:Koharu family.png|thumb|left|250px|Koharu and her family]]
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As seen in [[SS001]], when she was six, Koharu invited her childhood friend {{an|Go}} to attend {{an|Professor Oak}}'s Pokémon Summer Camp with her. During their visit in [[Pallet Town]], Koharu and Go encountered the Mythical Pokémon {{p|Mew}}. The two chased after the unknown Pokémon, but it eventually got away in the aftermath of a baby {{p|Kangaskhan}} rescue. Professor Oak later told them the Pokémon they saw was most likely the Mythical Pokémon Mew.
   
==Personality==
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====[[New series]]====
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In [[SS002]], a few years later, during the opening of the Sakuragi Institute, Koharu found Ash passed out after Yamper knocked him down with an {{t|Electric}} attack, but discreetly left him lying on the stairs. She later formally introduced herself to Ash when she handed over schoolwork to Go.
   
==Pokémon==
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In [[SS011]], the students in Koharu's class participated in an exercise where they discussed their dreams for the future. Koharu became frustrated when her classmates immediately assumed she wanted to be a [[Pokémon Professor]] purely because her father is one. She received encouragement from {{OBP|Yoshino|SS011}}, who told Koharu that she was still young and had plenty of time to decide what she wanted to do with her life. Later, Koharu returned to the laboratory only to find it under attack by a {{pkmn2|wild}} {{AP|Gengar}}. By commanding {{p|Yamper}} to battle for the first time, Koharu successfully drove Gengar out of the building.
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===Character===
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Koharu is overly cautious and takes a realistic approach to life. She finds {{an|Go}}'s confidence and big ideas to be irritating, and often reminds her friend to mind his manners. She appears distant and indifferent to others, as seen when she tends to ignore Ash.
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Koharu's aloofness appears to stem from her own uncertainty of what goals she wants to pursue, and she is bothered by her classmates assuming she will follow her father's footsteps and become a Pokémon researcher, and that she must be a good battler. After a conversation with her mother and working together with Yamper to defeat an attacking Gengar, Koharu appears to grow closer to her Pokémon and become more certain of herself.
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===Pokémon===
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
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|trainer=Koharu
 
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|vajp=Inuko Inuyama
|desc={{p|Yamper}} is Koharu's only known Pokémon.
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|desc={{p|Yamper}} is Koharu's only known Pokémon. It typically stays at home or at the [[Sakuragi Institute]] while Koharu goes to school. Yamper was first seen waiting in front of the Institute to greet its Trainer on her way home from school, but it met with {{ash}} and {{AP|Pikachu}} instead. Yamper gave the overly-curious Ash a jolt, but greeted Pikachu amicably with a lick on his cheek. Afterwards, it saw its Trainer, who was confused by the scene, and followed her home.
   
None of Yamper's moves are known.}}
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In [[SS011]], Yamper helped Ash and {{an|Go}} look for the {{p|Gengar}} haunting the Institute, but it soon stopped to greet Koharu. Gengar soon attacked Koharu, but Yamper jumped in to take the hit for her, getting hurt in the process. [[Professor Sakuragi]] tried to get Yamper to fight back, but he discovered it was too focused on protecting Koharu to hear him. It was only able to fight back when Koharu gathered her courage and told Yamper to use {{m|Spark}} herself.
   
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According to [[Sōta]], Yamper won't accept any food unless it comes from Koharu, and it likes her the most despite her somewhat aloof attitude.
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Yamper's only known move is {{m|Spark}}.}}
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===Voice actors===
 
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==In the manga==
 
==In the manga==
[[File:Koharu SSM.png|thumb|180px|left|Koharu in {{ma|New series|Pocket Monsters}}]]
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[[File:Koharu SSM.png|thumb|180px|Koharu in {{ma|New series|Pocket Monsters}}]]
 
===In the Pocket Monsters manga===
 
===In the Pocket Monsters manga===
Koharu debuted in [[SSM01]]. She hoped to meet {{an|Go}} at the unveiling of the Sakuragi Laboratory, only for him to not show up. There, she encountered {{Ash}}, but his enthusiasm at seeing her {{p|Yamper}} scared her off. Later, she watched as [[Professor Sakuragi]] asked Ash and Go to become his research assistants.
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Koharu debuted in [[SSM01]]. She hoped to meet {{an|Go}} at the unveiling of the Sakuragi Laboratory, but he did not show up. Instead, she encountered {{Ash}}, but his enthusiasm at seeing her {{p|Yamper}} scared her off. Later, she watched as [[Professor Sakuragi]] asked Ash and Go to become his research assistants.
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====Pokémon====
 
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|img=Koharu Yamper SSM.png

Latest revision as of 07:38, 15 March 2020

If you were looking for the the recurring character from the Best Wishes series, see Katharine.
Undubbed character This article is about a character featured in the Pokémon anime who has not yet debuted in the English language dub.
As such, their information may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
Koharu
コハル Koharu
Koharu SS.png
Koharu in the new series
Age 10
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Maroon
Hometown Vermilion City
Region Kanto
Relatives Professor Sakuragi (father), Yoshino (mother), Sōta (younger brother)
Anime debut SS001
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Kana Hanazawa

(Japanese: コハル Koharu) is a character in the new series of the Pokémon anime. She lives in Vermilion City with her family and attends a school there as well. Koharu is also a childhood friend of Go.

In the anime

History

Pre-series

Koharu
Koharu and her family

As seen in SS001, when she was six, Koharu invited her childhood friend Go to attend Professor Oak's Pokémon Summer Camp with her. During their visit in Pallet Town, Koharu and Go encountered the Mythical Pokémon Mew. The two chased after the unknown Pokémon, but it eventually got away in the aftermath of a baby Kangaskhan rescue. Professor Oak later told them the Pokémon they saw was most likely the Mythical Pokémon Mew.

New series

In SS002, a few years later, during the opening of the Sakuragi Institute, Koharu found Ash passed out after Yamper knocked him down with an Electric attack, but discreetly left him lying on the stairs. She later formally introduced herself to Ash when she handed over schoolwork to Go.

In SS011, the students in Koharu's class participated in an exercise where they discussed their dreams for the future. Koharu became frustrated when her classmates immediately assumed she wanted to be a Pokémon Professor purely because her father is one. She received encouragement from Yoshino, who told Koharu that she was still young and had plenty of time to decide what she wanted to do with her life. Later, Koharu returned to the laboratory only to find it under attack by a wild Gengar. By commanding Yamper to battle for the first time, Koharu successfully drove Gengar out of the building.

Character

Koharu is overly cautious and takes a realistic approach to life. She finds Go's confidence and big ideas to be irritating, and often reminds her friend to mind his manners. She appears distant and indifferent to others, as seen when she tends to ignore Ash.

Koharu's aloofness appears to stem from her own uncertainty of what goals she wants to pursue, and she is bothered by her classmates assuming she will follow her father's footsteps and become a Pokémon researcher, and that she must be a good battler. After a conversation with her mother and working together with Yamper to defeat an attacking Gengar, Koharu appears to grow closer to her Pokémon and become more certain of herself.

Pokémon

Koharu's Yamper
Yamper
Yamper is Koharu's only known Pokémon. It typically stays at home or at the Sakuragi Institute while Koharu goes to school. Yamper was first seen waiting in front of the Institute to greet its Trainer on her way home from school, but it met with Ash and Pikachu instead. Yamper gave the overly-curious Ash a jolt, but greeted Pikachu amicably with a lick on his cheek. Afterwards, it saw its Trainer, who was confused by the scene, and followed her home.

In SS011, Yamper helped Ash and Go look for the Gengar haunting the Institute, but it soon stopped to greet Koharu. Gengar soon attacked Koharu, but Yamper jumped in to take the hit for her, getting hurt in the process. Professor Sakuragi tried to get Yamper to fight back, but he discovered it was too focused on protecting Koharu to hear him. It was only able to fight back when Koharu gathered her courage and told Yamper to use Spark herself.

According to Sōta, Yamper won't accept any food unless it comes from Koharu, and it likes her the most despite her somewhat aloof attitude.

Yamper's only known move is Spark.

Debut SS002
Voice actors
Japanese Inuko Inuyama

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 花澤香菜 Kana Hanazawa

Artwork

Koharu Valentines Day artwork.png
Artwork for Valentine's Day
by Shūhei Yasuda

In the manga

Koharu in Pocket Monsters

In the Pocket Monsters manga

Koharu debuted in SSM01. She hoped to meet Go at the unveiling of the Sakuragi Laboratory, but he did not show up. Instead, she encountered Ash, but his enthusiasm at seeing her Yamper scared her off. Later, she watched as Professor Sakuragi asked Ash and Go to become his research assistants.

Pokémon

Koharu's Yamper
Yamper
Yamper is Koharu's only known Pokémon.

None of Yamper's moves are known.

Debut SSM01

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese コハル Koharu From 春 haru (spring) or 小春 koharu (Indian summer)


Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGo
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Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor Sakuragi
Relatives Delia KetchumMimeyDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluIkuoKuruneTome
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