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マオのパパ Mao's father
Gender Male
Eye color Dark green
Hair color Dark green
Hometown Konikoni City*
Hau'oli City*
Region Alola
Relatives Unnamed father, unnamed wife (deceased), Ulu (son), Mallow (daughter)
Generation VII
Games Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Anime debut A Seasoned Search!
English voice actor Sean Reyes
Japanese voice actor Kenta Miyake

Abe (Japanese: マオのパパ Mao's father) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He is the father of Mallow and Ulu, and the owner of the Aina's Kitchen.

In the anime

Abe in his youth

As revealed in Memories in the Mist!, Abe's wife passed away due to an illness while their children were still young. Abe would continue to raise Mallow and Ulu on his own while also running Aina's Kitchen.

Abe debuted in A Seasoned Search!, where Ash and his classmates were having a meal, only for Mallow to ruin it when she tried to apply a pinch of Pikachu's Thunderbolt. He made them some more food to make amends for Mallow's cooking. Then, he explained the history about the legendary Alolan Stew, remarking that the key ingredient was out of date. Despite this, Mallow and Ash went looking for it the next day and were successful.

In The Ol' Raise and Switch!, Abe was serving food to his customers, only for Togedemaru, who Mallow was watching for the weekend, to become overexcited and roll around in a ball, causing trouble by knocking over customers.

In Mallow and the Forest Teacher!, Aina's Kitchen was featured on TV, only for Mallow to run away into the forest after having a falling-out with Abe. There, she encountered the same Oranguru that Abe encountered in the past. Abe later found Mallow and they reconciled.

In The Professors' New Adventure!, Abe attended the wedding of Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet and was part of the catering.

Abe reappeared in Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet!, during a flashback when Mallow and Lana were young where Lana's mother made a delivery.

In Sours for the Sweet!, Ulu returned. Abe and Mallow were preparing to enter the Alola Bread Festival‎‎, only for the former to hurt his back. As a result, Mallow and Ulu competed together, but Ulu lost his Berries to a Snorlax. Though Ulu left soon after, Mallow was able to win the competition.

In All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!, Abe watched Mallow and Steenee prepare for the PokéDance that the Pokémon School was doing. He volunteered to take over Mallow's chores so they could have more time to practice.

In Filling the Light with Darkness!, Abe was among the adults who were tired and without motivation due to the effects of a Necrozma. He closed Aina's Kitchen and later visited Oranguru's place.

In Lillier and the Staff!, Abe watched Mallow perform in the school play.

Abe reappeared in Memories in the Mist!, during a flashback that Mallow had of her and her mother in the hospital.

In Drawn with the Wind!, Abe worked at Aina's Kitchen with Tsareena while Mallow was visiting Malie City.

In A Recipe for Success!, Abe asked Mallow to get some ingredients from Oranguru. Afterwards, Olivia, Ash, and the rest of his classmates volunteered to help out at the restaurant. Abe later watched as Mallow returned with a Grassium Z given by Tapu Koko and a Z-Ring given by Oranguru.

In Living on the Cutting Edge!, Abe and Mallow were preparing food at Aina's Kitchen when a Kartana cut up some of their cabbage without them realizing.



Mallow's Tsareena and Abe
Main article: Mallow's Tsareena

In Drawn with the Wind!, it was revealed Tsareena had chosen to stay at Aina's Kitchen to help Abe with the cooking while Mallow and Shaymin stayed at Malie City overnight.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Chika Fujimura
English Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld


Wild's Oranguru
Main article: Oranguru (anime)

Abe befriended an Oranguru during his youth and helped it set up a bar in the forest. Abe met up with Oranguru again in Mallow and the Forest Teacher!, when it helped his daughter.

Debut Mallow and the Forest Teacher!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka (SM039-SM087)
English Scottie Ray

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 三宅健太 Kenta Miyake
English Sean Reyes
Finnish Arto Nieminen (SM018)
Markus Bäckman (SM030, SM039)
Unknown voice actor (SM055-SM059)
Vili Orava (SM072)
Polish Jakub Wieczorek
European Spanish Antonio Cremades

In the games

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Mallow's father appears in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, although he is never named. He can be found working in the kitchen of the Konikoni City restaurant, which he runs with his son and daughter. He does not play any role of significance, but proclaims he will keep making delicious food to make the restaurant's visitors feel stronger.


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Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon


Language Name Origin
English Abe From Abelmoschus, a species in the mallow family

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexKoharu
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHau
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor Sakuragi
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUlu
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