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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, Ulu (son), Mallow (daughter)
Generation VII
Games Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Anime debut A Seasoned Search!
English voice actor
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.


Abe in his youth

Abe first appeared 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Mallow's cooking and later explained the history about the legendary Alolan Stew, remarking that the key ingredient was out of date.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.

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, to become 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 a falling-out with her father. There, she encountered the same Oranguru that Abe encountered in the past. Abe later found Mallow and they reconciled.

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 Sours for the Sweet!, 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.

Abe reappeared in All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!, where he 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.

Abe reappeared in Filling the Light with Darkness!, where he 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.

Abe reappeared again in SM093, where he watched Mallow perform in the school play.



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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

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 三宅健太 Kenta Miyake
Finnish Arto Nieminen (SM018)
Markus Bäckman (SM030, SM039)
Unknown voice actor (SM055-present)
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 Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladion
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAlianaTuppZippRappViren
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 fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeUluSophocles's parentsMolayne
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2BewearSamson OakAnelaHobbesLakiNebbyFabaWickeIlimaAcerolaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters

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