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Kotone (Japanese: コトネ Kotone) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime who debuted in An Egg Scramble!.
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 Lilypad 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:
- 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.
|| コトネ Kotone
|| From 琴音, the sound of a harp.