A pokattah was a term used in Native American culture to describe one's spirit guide.

In 2371, while having a discussion on the bridge of the USS Voyager with Commander Chakotay, Captain Kathryn Janeway guessed that Chakotay's spirit guide was a bear. Chakotay replied that his spirit guide was not a bear, although he said it had great pokattah. (VOY: "The Cloud")