Mallow (anime)

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Mallow
マオ Mao
Mallow SM.png
Art from the Sun & Moon series
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Green
Hometown Hau'oli City
Region Alola
Relatives Abe (father), Ulu (brother) and grandfather
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Mallow
Specializes in Grass types
Member of Aether Foundation
Rank Ultra Guardian
Anime debut Alola to New Adventure!
English voice actor Jessica Paquet
Japanese voice actor Reina Ueda

Mallow (Japanese: マオ Mao) is a student at the Pokémon School on Melemele Island and one of Ash's classmates. She made her debut in Alola to New Adventure!.

History

Mallow when she was younger

Mallow first appeared in Alola to New Adventure! while riding a Ride Tauros with her classmates Lana and Sophocles at the Pokémon School. She accidentally ran over Ash when he stumbled upon the school and, mistaking him for a new student, introduced him as such to her principal, Samson Oak. After the misunderstanding was cleared up, she decided to show Ash around the campus, showing him to her teacher, Professor Kukui, along the way. She then witnessed Ash join Kiawe in a scuffle against some Team Skull Grunts, and was amazed by his and Pikachu's battle skills. Shortly after the battle, Ash saw the guardian deity Tapu Koko in the sky, but it flew off before Mallow and the other students could see it.

In The Guardian's Challenge!, Mallow threw Ash a surprise welcome party, acting as referee in a series of games between him and the other students.

In First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, Mallow continued to accompany Ash in his attempts to catch a Pokémon and was present when he caught his Rowlet.

In A Seasoned Search!, she revealed that her number one goal was to make the Aina's Kitchen the best in the world. In order to accomplish this, she had to recreate a special recipe to attract more customers, but the key ingredient, Yellow Nectar, was out of season. After unsuccessfully using Pikachu's Thunderbolt as a substitute, she set off in search of an Oricorio to help find the Yellow Nectar. During a fight with Team Rocket, who tried to steal the Yellow Nectar, Bounsweet evolved into Steenee, and she successfully recreated the secret recipe.

In Mallow and the Forest Teacher!, Mallow had enough of being overworked by her father at the Kitchen, and ran away. She tripped on a rock and fell down a hill, injuring her knee. She was later found by an Oranguru, who helped her recover. Later, when Team Rocket captured her Steenee, Oranguru helped save her just as Abe and her friends arrived. As Abe recognized the Oranguru from his past, Mallow reconciled with him and returned home.

From Family Determination! to 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!, Mallow 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, her Steenee, along with Ash's Litten and Rowlet, and Lana and Sophocles's Pokémon, fought and overcame Lusamine's Mismagius, Milotic, and Lilligant, which were under Nihilego's control. The battle ended when Ash and Pikachu performed 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt to defeat Nihilego, freeing Lusamine from its grasp.

In The Professors' New Adventure!, Mallow attended the wedding of Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet. During the post-nuptials, Lusamine asked Mallow and her classmates to join the Ultra Guardians, a task force dedicated to dealing with any upcoming Ultra Beast incidents, which they accepted.

In A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, Mallow and her classmates set out on their first Ultra Guardians mission. They were tasked with capturing a Buzzwole that emerged from an Ultra Wormhole onto Melemele Island, where it began causing havoc. During the mission, Mallow helped heal a wild Snorlax that was drained of its energy by the Ultra Beast. Eventually, Buzzwole was distracted by Kiawe's flexing long enough for Ash to capture it in a Beast Ball. Afterward, Buzzwole was released and returned to its home thanks to a wormhole opened by Lusamine's team.

Mallow in her Ultra Guardian uniform

In SM069, Mallow and her classmates traveled to Bamboo Hill to see a mysterious creature that Sophocles had discovered the night before. Together, the group unsuccessfully tried to dig it up. The next day, Lusamine revealed the creature was actually an Ultra Beast named Celesteela and set the Ultra Guardians off to return it back home. Attempts to catch Celesteela in a Beast Ball proved unsuccessful as it was firmly rooted down. Team Rocket later attempted to catch Celesteela, forcing the Ultra Guardians to protect it as Celesteela began to launch into the air. After creating an area for Celesteela to launch safely without setting the immediate area ablaze, they watched it fly home.

In SM072, Mallow prepared to enter the Alola Bread Festival‎‎ with her father. Due to Abe's back problems, he couldn't enter, but Mallow was saved by the arrival of her brother, Ulu. Together, they entered the competition, but an incident led to Ulu accidentally losing the Berries they were going to use to a Snorlax. With the assistance of her friends and Steenee, Mallow successfully made sweet bread without the Berries, successfully winning the competition. However, by that point, Ulu had left to go on another journey.

In SM078, Mallow and her classmates watched a fireworks show. The show was interrupted by a strange creature that used its exploding head to create a fireworks show of its own. The next day, the Ultra Guardians were called down by Lusamine, who revealed the creature from before was the Ultra Beast Blacephalon. The Ultra Guardians set off to find Blacephalon, but their efforts to track it down only led to a different Ultra Beast, later named Xurkitree by Lusamine. When Blacephalon and Xurkitree met, they began doing flashy performances in an attempt to outdo the other. Worried that serious trouble could arise if the competition kept escalating, the Ultra Guardians combined the attacks of their partner and Ride Pokémon into a giant firework that distracted the Ultra Beasts long enough for Ash to make them flinch with Lycanroc's Splintered Stormshards. After Blacephalon and Xurkitree were captured, they were released back to their respective homes.

Character

Mallow excited to see Grass-type Pokémon

Mallow is an upbeat and friendly girl who gets along well with her classmates at the Pokémon School. She admits herself to be so energetic that she sometimes misses important details and jumps to the wrong conclusions. She is shown to have a firm sense of right and wrong, such as her distaste for Team Skull's bullying of other students. Much like Brock, Cilan, and Clemont, she is also a talented cook for both people and Pokémon, and is a self-proclaimed poster girl at her family's restaurant, Aina's Kitchen.

Mallow is shown to be very good friends with Lillie. This was demonstrated in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, when she completed her chores early and headed over to see how she was getting on with the Egg; in Getting to Know You!, when she dragged Ash along to see how she and Snowy were getting along; and in Lulled to La-La Land!, when she defended Lillie after Rotom accused her of being the culprit for making everyone hungry.

Mallow is also supportive of Lana. This was demonstrated in They Might Not Be Giants!, when she showed up to watch how Popplio's balloons were doing and explained to Rotom why Lana was acting the way she was whenever she was separated from Popplio. This was seen again in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!, when she showed up to watch how her and Popplio perform Hydro Vortex.

Pokémon


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On hand

Mallow Steenee.png
Bounsweet → Steenee

Ride Pokémon

A Poké Ride Tauros
Tauros
Mallow was first seen riding a Poké Ride Tauros around Pokémon School in a race with Sophocles and Lana which ended when Ash unknowingly crossed the racetrack.

None of Tauros's moves are known.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
A Poké Ride Lapras
Lapras
Mallow was first seen riding a Poké Ride Lapras around Melemele Island.

None of Lapras's moves are known.

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

None of Stoutland's moves are known.

Debut Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!
A Ride Flygon
Flygon
Flygon is Mallow's personal Ultra Guardian Ride Pokémon.

Flygon's known moves are Rock Slide and Fire Blast.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda

Temporary

Mallow with Togedemaru
Togedemaru
Main article: Sophocles's Togedemaru

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

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Mika Kanai
English Kate Bristol

Befriended

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

Mallow befriended Oranguru when she ran away from home after it saved her when she was injured during a fall. Oranguru later rescued Steenee from Team Rocket. When Abe found her, he recognized Oranguru as the one who he befriended in his youth.

Mallow was briefly reunited with Oranguru when she was Teleported to its place by Nebby. She was soon teleported back.

Debut Mallow and the Forest Teacher!
Wild's Drampa
Drampa
When Mallow and Lana were young, they found themselves lost in the forest but were found by Drampa. In the present, they encountered Drampa again after Harper and Sarah told Lana that they had been saved by Drampa.

None of Drampa's moves are known.

Debut Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet!

Pokémon competitions

Mallow has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 上田麗奈 Reina Ueda
English Jessica Paquet
Danish Sophie Marie Jeppesen
Finnish Yasmine Yamajako
Greek Μελίνα Κατσακούλη Melina Katsakouli
Italian Sabrina Bonfitto
Polish Aleksandra Kowalicka
Brazilian Portuguese Hannah Buttel
Spanish Latin America Araceli Romero
Spain Carmen López Pascual
Thai ธันวา ภักดีอำนาจ Thanwa Pakdeeamnat

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese マオ Mao From maʻo (Hawaiian for Hawaiian cotton)
English, Dutch Mallow From mallow, a family of plants that includes cotton
French Barbara From Gossypium barbadense (extra-long staple cotton)
German Maho Similar to Japanese name
Italian Ibis From hibiscus
Spanish Lulú Possibly from celulosa (cellulose, referring to cotton fiber)
Korean 마오 Mao Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 瑪奧 / 玛奥 Mǎ'ào Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 瑪奧 Máh'ou Transliteration of Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Lulu Possibly from celulose (cellulose, referring to cotton fiber)
Russian Маллоу Mallou Transcription of English name
Thai มาโอะ Mao Same as Japanese name
Turkish Mallow Same as English name


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Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeUluSophocles's parentsMolayne
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President: Lusamine
Branch Chiefs: FabaWicke
Lower members: Aether Foundation
Aether Foundation Employees
Former members: GladionLillie
Jessie*James*Meowth*
Ultra Guardians*: AshLanaKiaweLillie
SophoclesMallow
Locations: Aether ParadiseAether House

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