For other characters with the same name but different spellings, see Katherine.
For the character with the same Japanese name, see Chloe.

Katharine (Japanese: コハル Koharu) is a recurring character who appeared in Pokémon the Series: Black & White.


Katharine debuted in Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!. She met up with Ash and his friends on her way to Nimbasa City where she planned to obtain her third Badge. Her Gothita took a liking to Ash's Scraggy, and wanted her to trade one of her own Pokémon to Ash for him. Of course, Ash refused the trade, but Katharine suggested they have a battle, and if she won, she would get to trade with him. Again, Ash was not interested in trading Scraggy. Finally, she resorted to taunting him until he eventually agreed. He was able to knock out her Mandibuzz with his Tepig before they had to take shelter from a freak rainstorm.

Katharine spent the night with the group in a cabin when they were all awakened by Pikachu, who informed them that Scraggy, Axew, Snivy, and Gothita were missing. She was in a state of panic afterwards, worrying that something bad would happen to her Gothita. With the help of her Deerling, she was able to help calm a wild Garbodor to stop it from attacking her Gothita and the other Pokémon.

The next day, she battled Ash again. This time, she used her Gothita while he used his Snivy. The battle ended in a loss for Katharine, and she was forced to run after her Gothita, who left the scene in a fit over the loss.

In Curtain Up, Unova League!, Katharine competed in the Vertress Conference. In Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, she appeared on the screen showing the match-ups for the second round of the Conference, indicating that she had made it through the first round. In Lost at the League!, she appeared once again on the screen of the Vertress Conference, now showing the match-ups for the last sixteen, indicating that she had made it through the second and third rounds. In Strong Strategy Steals the Show!, it was revealed that Katharine had made it through the fourth round as well. In the quarterfinals, she battled Dino and lost to him in A Unova League Evolution!, placing her in the Top 8. Afterwards, she appeared once again during the closing ceremonies of the Vertress Conference.


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

Gothita is Katharine's main Pokémon and was seen outside of her Poké Ball. Gothita developed feelings for Ash's Scraggy. She was shown to be a rather spoiled Pokémon that seems to be able to manipulate her Trainer into doing what she wants. She even seemed to be telling Katharine what attacks Mandibuzz should use during her battle with Tepig. In the middle of the night, Gothita got Scraggy to run away with her. Axew followed them into the forest, where the two began fighting over Scraggy by tugging on his arms. The two started battling shortly after that, and Axew's Dragon Rage sent her flying and landing on top of a sleeping Garbodor. Gothita did not like how it smelled, and attacked it with Double Slap, which angered it.

Gothita later became angry with Ash's Snivy after Snivy slapped her on the rear to get her to stop attacking Garbodor. The next day, she wanted to face Snivy in battle. She was quickly defeated, and threw a temper tantrum before leaving the scene.

During the Vertress Conference, Gothita was not shown out of her Poké Ball.

According to Katharine, Gothita is a big fan of Elesa.

Gothita's known moves are Psychic, Psyshock, Double Slap, and Hidden Power.

Debut Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Emily Jenness
Katharine's Mandibuzz was one of the Pokémon Katharine offered to trade Ash for his Scraggy. She was later used in a battle against Tepig, which she lost.

Mandibuzz's known moves are Fury Attack, Air Slash, Dark Pulse, and Brave Bird.

Debut Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!
Voice actors
Japanese Chiaki Takahashi
English Erica Schroeder
Katharine's Summer Form Deerling was one of the Pokémon Katharine offered to trade Ash for his Scraggy. It was later used to help calm down a wild Garbodor with Aromatherapy.

Deerling's only known move is Aromatherapy.

Debut Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!
Voice actors
Japanese Chika Fujimura
English Emily Jenness
Katharine's Darumaka was one of the Pokémon Katharine offered to trade Ash for his Scraggy.

None of Darumaka's moves are known.

Debut Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Kenta Miyake
Minccino was seen briefly in Katharine's arms in front of a Pokémon Center in Mission: Defeat Your Rival!.

None of Minccino's moves are known.

Debut Mission: Defeat Your Rival!

Katharine has at least one other Pokémon with her since she was required to compete in the final rounds of the Vertress Conference, which consists of Full Battles.


Katharine's Badges as of Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!

Badges obtained

This listing is of the Badges Katharine has obtained in the Unova region:

Pokémon League

Katherine has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 潘めぐみ Megumi Han
English Kerry Williams
Czech Jana Páleníčková
Finnish Amy Burgess
German Katharina Iacobescu
Italian Martina Felli
Polish Angelika Kurowska
Spanish Latin America Melissa Gedeón
Spain Blanca Hualde

Trainers in League Conferences
Ever Grande
Lily of the Valley
HirokiPikalaMr. ElectricMad MagmarRappZipp
TuppPlumeriaDJ LeoMaster fishermanOluoluKahili

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