Kiawe (anime)

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カキ Kaki
Kiawe SM.png
Art from the Sun & Moon series
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Paniola Ranch
Region Alola
Relatives Rango (father), Sima (mother), Mimo (younger sister), unnamed grandfather
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Kiawe
Specializes in Fire types
Anime debut Alola to New Adventure!
English voice actor Marc Swint
Japanese voice actor Kaito Ishikawa

Kiawe (Japanese: カキ Kaki) is a student at the Pokémon School on Melemele Island and one of Ash's classmates. He made his debut in Alola to New Adventure!.


Kiawe when he was younger

Prior to enrolling in the Pokémon School, Kiawe completed Olivia's grand trial on Akala Island, and inherited his grandfather's Z-Ring and Firium Z from her.

Kiawe was first seen in Alola to New Adventure!, flying his Charizard to school. Later, he was seen in front of the school's entrance, being harassed by Team Skull Grunts. The grunts challenged him to a Pokémon battle, and if they won, they would get his Charizard. Kiawe accepted the battle, but was surprised to see Ash and Pikachu step in to assist him. Using his Turtonator, Kiawe was able to fend off Team Skull's Yungoos and Zubat with ease. He then had Turtonator unleash its Z-Move, Inferno Overdrive, wiping out Team Skull's Pokémon.

In The Guardian's Challenge!, Kiawe noticed the Z-Ring on Ash's wrist and was surprised to discover that Ash got his Z-Ring from the guardian deity Tapu Koko. Kiawe was uncertain if Ash had the resolve to use Z-Moves, but was satisfied to hear Ash answer that he would respect the power of Z-Moves.

The next day, Kiawe and the rest of Ash's classmates treated Ash to a surprise welcoming party. As part of Kiawe's surprise, he challenged Ash to a Tauros race and won. Kiawe and the others later followed Ash into the jungle, where he witnessed a battle between Ash and the guardian deity. After the battle, Kiawe noticed that Ash's Electrium Z had shattered, and told Ash that he was not yet ready to perform Z-Moves as he hadn't cleared trials yet. After everyone else agreed to help Ash, Kiawe reluctantly agreed to help as well.

In Young Kiawe Had a Farm!, Kiawe agreed to take Ash with him on his deliveries. He later took Ash to his family's ranch on Akala Island, where he introduced Ash to his family. After a day of working at the ranch, Ash noticed Kiawe training with his Turtonator. Kiawe then revealed that his Z-Ring and his Charizard used to belong to his grandfather. He also told Ash that his grandfather had inspired him to master Fire-type Z-Moves.

The next day, Kiawe and Ash went on a delivery for Harry, but were attacked by the Team Skull Grunts they had encountered previously. After Ash defeated the grunts, the two finished their delivery and had a battle afterwards.

In When Regions Collide!, during a trip to Kanto, Kiawe had a battle with Brock. He lost after his and Turtonator's Z-Move wasn't strong enough to defeat Brock's Mega Steelix.

From Family Determination! to 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!, Kiawe was among those who helped Lillie and Gladion in their mission to rescue their mother Lusamine after Lusamine was kidnapped by the Ultra Beast Nihilego. In Ultra Deep Sea, he used his Turtonator and Marowak against Lusamine's Salazzle.

In SM070, Paniola Ranch came under threat by Bourgain, who planned to turn it into a resort hotel. After he declined Bourgain's offer to buy the ranch, Bourgain resorted to intimidating Kiawe and his family. Turtonator was knocked out after protecting Mimo from Electivire's Thunder, which left Kiawe battling Electivire with Marowak. Their first attempt at using a Z-Move together failed, resulting in Kiawe losing. The next day, Kiawe and Marowak tried again, and this time, they were able to defeat Electivire. Unfazed, Bourgain brought in excavators as Mimo, Sima, and Rango stood their ground. Fortunately, Officer Jenny arrived just in time to arrest Bourgain and his his underlings on various charges, saving the farm.


Kiawe attends school while helping at his family's farm, delivering packages to faraway islands with his Charizard. Of Ash's classmates, he is the most experienced Trainer, having been entrusted with a Z-Ring, by Island Kahuna Olivia, that once belonged to his grandfather, a former Kahuna himself. As a result, Kiawe holds a deep respect for the importance of Z-Rings and Z-Moves, to the point where, in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!, he furiously chased Ash down and attempted to attack him with a Z-Move when he discovered that Ash had supposedly lost his Electrium Z.

Kiawe is calm, collected, and confident in his abilities. When Ash stepped in to help Kiawe after he was outnumbered by Team Skull, Kiawe insisted that he didn't need the newcomer's help. As shown in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, Kiawe did not so much as flinch after Sophocles's Togedemaru crashed into his face. Despite his stoic exterior, however, Kiawe is extremely hot-blooded and can be easily moved to tears, as he did when he learned that Nebby evolved into the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo in Revealing the Stuff of Legend!. He is also wildly competitive, and becomes intensely motivated during competitions such as the Pokémon Base match in Pulling Out the Pokémon Base Pepper! and the Charjabug race in Mounting an Electrifying Charge!. Kiawe also appears to be overprotective of his younger sister, Mimo, who does not take well to her brother's coddling.

In Alola, Kanto!, Kiawe was shown to be uncomfortable while flying on an airplane.


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On hand

Kiawe's Charizard
Charizard serves as Kiawe's personal Poké Ride, which he uses to make deliveries around Alola's islands. It was first seen being used to transport Kiawe to the Pokémon School. Shortly after arriving, a group of Team Skull Grunts arrived in an attempt to steal Charizard, but they were driven away by Kiawe and Ash.

In Young Kiawe Had a Farm!, Kiawe revealed that Charizard used to belong to his grandfather before being given to him.

Charizard's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Kiawe's Turtonator
Main article: Kiawe's Turtonator

Turtonator is Kiawe's second known Pokémon. Prior to the start of the series, Turtonator was used in Kiawe's grand trial against Olivia, where it battled her Lycanroc on Akala Island in order to receive his grandfather's Z-Ring. Turtonator first appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, being Kiawe's choice to battle against Tupp, Zipp, and Rapp, a trio of Team Skull Grunts.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Marc Thompson
Kiawe's Marowak
Main article: Kiawe's Marowak

Marowak is Kiawe's third known Pokémon. Marowak first appeared in A Crowning Moment of Truth!, where it stole the treasured Crown of Wela, an item said to boost the powers of the Pokémon wearing it, from Wela Volcano Park. Kiawe challenged Marowak to a battle with his Turtonator and defeated it. After its defeat, Marowak conceded the crown and, to Kiawe's surprise, asked to join his team. Accepting Marowak's request, Kiawe then caught the Bone Keeper Pokémon.

Debut A Crowning Moment of Truth!
Voice actors
English Sam Black

Ride Pokémon

A Poké Ride Tauros
Kiawe was first seen riding a Poké Ride Tauros around the Pokémon School. He used it in a race against Ash and won.

None of Tauros's moves are known.

Debut The Guardian's Challenge!
A Poké Ride Wailmer
Kiawe was first seen riding a Poké Ride Wailmer around Melemele Island, which he rode along with Sophocles.

None of Wailmer's moves are known.

Debut Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!
A Poké Ride Stoutland
Kiawe used a Poké Ride Stoutland to hunt for treasure around Akala Island.

None of Stoutland's moves are known.

Debut Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!


Lana's Popplio
Main article: Lana's Popplio

In The Ol' Raise and Switch!, Professor Kukui tasked everyone with switching their partner Pokémon with somebody else and Kiawe was given Popplio.

During their time together, Popplio spent sometime playing with Mimo and was later used to help calm down two feuding Tauros.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Eileen Stevens


Alola trials

This listing is of the trials Kiawe has cleared in the Alola region:

Pokémon competitions

Kiawe has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石川界人 Kaito Ishikawa
English Marc Swint
Danish Mads Hjulmand
Greek Χάρης Γρηγορόπουλος Haris Grigoropoulos
Hebrew Agam Schatzberg
Italian Alessandro Capra
Polish Mateusz Narloch
Brazilian Portuguese Marcos Souza
Russian Ivan Kalinin Иван Калинин
Spanish Latin America Kristoffer Romo
Spain Javier Lorca
Thai ภัคภูมิ ลิ้มมานะสถาพร Pakkapoom Limmanasathaporn
Turkish Mert Aydın


  • Kiawe is the only one of Ash's classmates to not live in Hau'oli City.
  • Kiawe's Charizard is the only Starter Pokémon owned by a main character to be fully-evolved upon its debut.


Language Name Origin
Japanese カキ Kaki From 柿 kaki (Asian persimmon) and 火気 kaki (fire)
English, French,
German, Spanish,
Brazilian Portuguese
Kiawe From kiawe, a species of mesquite tree whose wood is a source of long-lasting firewood and charcoal
Italian Kawe Similar to English name
Korean 키아웨 Kiawe Transliteration of English name
Chinese (Mandarin) 卡奇 Kǎqí Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 卡奇 Kākèih Transliteration of Japanese name
Russian Киаве Kiave Transcription of English name
Turkish Kiawe Same as English name

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