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Revision as of 04:25, 15 July 2019 by Ht14 (talk | contribs) (not the same character. the one who hopes Mallow and the player stays friends also gives a Dragon Fang. both the Dragon Fang Cook and Ulu are shown on the same floor in the MUM sidequest.)

Ulu (Japanese: ウル ʻUlu) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He is the older brother of Mallow and the son of Abe and his wife.


In the anime

Ulu debuted in a flashback in A Seasoned Search!, where it was revealed that he is currently traveling around the world to become a better chef with his Lickitung. During his journey, he discovered an old recipe describing how to make Alolan Stew and sent it to Mallow.

Ulu physically debuted in Sours for the Sweet!, in order to participate in the Alola Bread Festival. Abe had injured his back when he arrived, so Ulu assisted Mallow in helping Aina's Kitchen take part in the festival. He met Ash and Lillie. He had a crush on Nina, only to be indirectly rejected when he realized she had a fiancé. He eventually left to continue his journey.

In SM128, Ulu was providing catering at the Manalo Conference when he reunited with Mallow. Upon learning that Mallow was going to compete in the Alola League, Ulu promised to close his shop and cheer her on whenever she battles.

In SM130, Ulu was shown rushing to the Manalo Stadium in order to watch Mallow's battle against Lana.


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Ulu's Lickitung
Lickitung first appeared in a flashback in A Seasoned Search!.

Lickitung physically debuted in Sours for the Sweet!. Ulu used it to help sort the sour Grepa Berries from the sweet ones for use in the Alola Bread Festival. Alongside Mallow and her Steenee, they entered the Festival‎‎ and won it. Later, it left with its Trainer to continue their journey.

It later reappeared in SM130, in which it rushed with Ulu to the Manalo Stadium to watch Mallow's battle against Lana.

None of Lickitung's moves are known.

Debut A Seasoned Search!
Voice actors
English Pete Zarustica

Pokémon competitions

Ulu has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 興津和幸 Kazuyuki Okitsu
English Nicholas Corda
Polish Jan Cięciara
European Spanish Jorge Saudinós

In the games

In the games, Mallow's brother is left unnamed. He is a chef who works at the restaurant in Konikoni City. In Pokémon Moon, after defeating Olivia, the player can visit Mallow in her room on the second floor of the restaurant. Mallow asks the player to meet them in Lush Jungle for a battle and leaves. However, before the player can follow her, they are asked by Mallow's brother to look for his Wimpod, who was gathering ingredients for the restaurant in Lush Jungle. After defeating Mallow, she finds her brother's Wimpod, and the player and her return to the restaurant. In Pokémon Sun, this sidequest cannot be activated.




Moon and Ultra Moon

Konikoni City
"Mallow! Can you give me a hand?"
"Huh? Where's Mallow?"
Regardless of choice:
"At this hour? That's not like her... but now I'm in a jam. I was going to ask her to go do some shopping for me."
"If you see her, can you tell her something for me? Tell her to bring my Wimpod with her when she comes home."


Language Name Origin
Japanese ウル ʻUlu From ʻulu, Hawaiian for breadfruit
English, French, German Ulu Same as his Japanese name
Italian Artos From Artocarpus altilis (scientific name of breadfruit) and ἄρτος ártos (Ancient Greek for bread)
Spanish Urko Similar to his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 烏魯 Wūlǔ Transliteration of his Japanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Lucas From Lulú (Mallow) and Artocarpus altilis (scientific name of breadfruit)

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGo
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHau
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor Sakuragi
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUlu
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaToucannon's flockStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaKoharuKikunaRenjiGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters

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