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


Abe in his youth

Abe first appeared in A Seasoned Search!.

He later reappeared in The Ol' Raise and Switch! where he was serving food to his customers only for Togedemaru who Mallow was watching for the weekend became overexcited and roll around in a ball, causing trouble by knocking over customers.

Abe reappeared in Mallow and the Forest Teacher!, where the Aina's Kitchen was on TV only for Mallow to run away into the forest after having had enough and encountered the same Oranguru that Abe did in the past. Abe later found Mallow and they made up.

Abe appeared again in The Professors' New Adventure!, attending the wedding of Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet and being part of the catering at the wedding.

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.

Abe reappeared in SM072, when Ulu returned. He and Mallow were preparing to enter the Alola Bread Festival‎‎, only for Abe to hurt his back. 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.



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Wild's Oranguru
Main article: Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime → Oranguru

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

Debut Mallow and the Forest Teacher!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 三宅健太 Kenta Miyake
Polish Jakub Wieczorek
European Spanish Antonio Cremades

In the games

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Mallow's father does not have a name. 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.


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

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHau
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
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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