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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 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.

He appeared again in SM055, attending the wedding of Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet and being part of the catering at the wedding.



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

Abe befriended an Oranguru in 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
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 GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladion
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAlianaTuppZippRappFaba
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeMallow's brotherSophocles's parents
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Samson OakHobbesNebbyWickeGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters
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