Kato (Japanese: カンタ Kanta) is one of the two characters Ash and his friends meet in the beginning of the third Diamond & Pearl series Pokémon movie, Arceus and the Jewel of Life. Kato, along with Kiko, battled with Ash and Dawn for the watermelons and also introduced Ash and his friends the idea of seeing the ruins of their town. As Ash and his friends return from the corrected past, with Arceus subsequently recognizing Ash from the past events and restoring the destruction, Kato and Kiko can be seen by a bridge witnessing the regeneration of the bridge's structure. Kato and Kiko also make a brief appearance in the credits when they are seen eating corn on the back of a tractor.
|Kato used Heracross in the Tag Battle against Ash and Dawn over the watermelons that Kato and Kiko had collected but had washed down the river. In the battle Heracross was partnered with Kiko's Beautifly and proved to be a very strong opponent. Nevertheless, it was defeated by Pikachu's Thunderbolt while trapped by Piplup's Whirlpool. After the battle, it was seen enjoying the watermelons along with the others.|
|Debut||Arceus and the Jewel of Life|
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Kato or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
| Kato's Pokémon|
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Heracross||Movie Commemoration Random Pack||002/022|
- In the movie, Kato appears to be wearing a blue Pokétch.
|This movie article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|