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Ulu (Japanese: ウル ʻUlu) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He is the older brother of Mallow and the son of Abe and his wife.
In the anime
Ulu debuted in a flashback in A Seasoned Search!, where it was revealed that he is currently traveling around the world to become a better chef with his Lickitung. During his journey, he discovered an old recipe describing how to make Alolan Stew and sent it to Mallow.
Ulu physically debuted in Sours for the Sweet!, in order to participate in the Alola Bread Festival. Abe had injured his back when he arrived, so Ulu assisted Mallow in helping Aina's Kitchen take part in the festival. He met Ash and Lillie. He had a crush on Nina, only to be indirectly rejected when he realized she had a fiancé. He eventually left to continue his journey.
In SM128, Ulu was providing catering at the Manalo Conference when he reunited with Mallow. Upon learning that Mallow was going to compete in the Alola League, Ulu promised to close his shop and cheer her on whenever she battles.
In SM130, Ulu was shown rushing to the Manalo Stadium in order to watch Mallow's battle against Lana.
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Ulu has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:
In the games
In the games, Mallow's brother is left unnamed. He is a chef who works at the restaurant in Konikoni City. In Pokémon Moon, after defeating Olivia, the player can visit Mallow in her room on the second floor of the restaurant. Mallow asks the player to meet them in Lush Jungle for a battle and leaves. However, before the player can follow her, they are asked by Mallow's brother to look for his Wimpod, who was gathering ingredients for the restaurant in Lush Jungle. After defeating Mallow, she finds her brother's Wimpod, and the player and her return to the restaurant. In Pokémon Sun, this sidequest cannot be activated, but Mallow's brother can be found on the second floor of the restaurant, where he states that he hopes Mallow and the player will stay friends.
|| ウル ʻUlu
|| From ʻulu, Hawaiian for breadfruit
| English, French, German
|| Same as his Japanese name
|| From Artocarpus altilis (scientific name of breadfruit) and ἄρτος ártos (Ancient Greek for bread)
|| Similar to his Japanese name
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 烏魯 Wūlǔ
|| Transliteration of his Japanese name
| Brazilian Portuguese
|| From Lulú (Mallow) and Artocarpus altilis (scientific name of breadfruit)