Mallow (anime)

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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), unnamed brother and grandfather
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Mallow
Specializes in Grass types
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!.


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!, once Ash formally enrolled in the school, Mallow saw his new Z-Ring given to him by Tapu Koko, and concluded that Ash had somehow gained the guardian's favor to receive it. The next day, Mallow threw Ash a surprise welcome party, acting as referee in a series of games between him and the other students. During a lunch break, Mallow and the others saw Tapu Koko for the first time when it challenged Ash and Pikachu's worthiness of the Z-Ring.

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.


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 good friends with Lillie as shown 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 and in Getting to Know You! when she dragged Ash along to see how she and Snowy were getting along. Their friendship was seen once again in Lulled to La-La Land!, where she defended Lillie, when Rotom accused her of being the culprit for making everyone hungry. Mallow is also supportive of Lana as demonstrated in They Might Not Be Giants! when she showed up to watch how Popplio's balloons were doing and explained to Rotom Pokédex 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.


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On hand

Mallow Steenee.png
Bounsweet → Steenee

Ride Pokémon

A Poké Ride 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
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
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
Mallow rode on a Poké Ride Flygon during her and her classmates' search for a Buzzwole in SM061.

None of Flygon's moves are known.

Debut SM061


Mallow with 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


Wild's 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.

Debut Mallow and the Forest Teacher!
Wild's 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 SM059

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
Italian Sabrina Bonfitto
Brazilian Portuguese Hannah Buttel
Spanish Latin America Araceli Romero
Spain Carmen López Pascual
Thai ธันวา ภักดีอำนาจ Thanwa Pakdeeamnat



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

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