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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.
コトネ Kotone
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Johto
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Kotone
Anime debut DP143
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Megumi Nakajima

Kotone (Japanese: コトネ Kotone) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime who debuted in DP143.

Ash and friends first met Kotone when her Marill wandered off and they found it wedged in a wall. She introduced herself as a Trainer from Johto. She came to Sinnoh with her friend, Kazunari and his father in order to observe the Pokémon native to the region. Later she asks Dawn to participate in the Johto Festa. The two girls had a battle but Kotone lost and rewarded Dawn with an egg.

It is implied in DP144 that Kotone has an interest in Ash, though whether it's platonic or a tad romantic remains uncertain. She admires his bravery and wishes that Kazunari would act more like him. Kotone even asks Dawn if she and Ash are a couple though Dawn quickly denies it. In DP145, she attempted to pair Kazunari and Dawn together as a couple before eventually realizing she had feelings for the former.

In DP147, she and Kazunari had a tag battle against Ash and Dawn in the Suiren Colosseum. Both Kotone and Kazunari eventually lost the battle.

Later they headed back to Johto with Kazunari's father. Kotone plans on challenging Whitney and Morty. Also, upon her request, Kazunari decided to become her traveling buddy. They promised Ash and Dawn that they would see them again.


This listing is of Kotone's known Pokémon:

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Badges obtained

Kotone's badges


  • Kotone is the first anime character based off of a female player character seen to have badges.
  • She owns the female variation of the Pokédex, as well as the pink model of the PokéGear introduced in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Kotone makes a pun of her own name by saying koto ne?, which means "right?", at the end of her sentences.


Language Name Origin
Japanese コトネ Kotone From 琴音, the sound of a harp.

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

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