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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.
As revealed in SM108, 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 Then, he explained the history about the legendary Alolan Stew, remarking that the key ingredient was out of date.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 SM108, during a flashback that Mallow had of her and her mother in the hospital.
In SM117, Abe appeared at Aina's Kitchen with Tsareena while Mallow was visiting Malie City.
Taking care of
In the games
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'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.
|| From Abelmoschus, a species in the mallow family