A Malasada (Japanese: マラサダ malasada) is a food common in Alola; much like real-world malasadas, which are common in Hawaii. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, malasada shops sell two basic varieties of malasadas that have different effects. There are malasada shops in Hau'oli City, Royal Avenue, and Malie City.
The flavored malasadas are sold by the left-hand attendant at malasada shops for 200. Different shops sell different flavors.
- Hau'oli City: Sweet Malasada
- Royal Avenue: Sour Malasada, Dry Malasada
- Malie City: Spicy Malasada, Bitter Malasada
A sixth type of flavored malasada, Mythic Malasada, also appears rarely at all shops. It appears for exactly one week at a time and then disappears again until 31 days later. For example, if Mythic Malasada appears at a shop on January 1, it will remain until January 7, and then it will disappear again until February 7. The game treats the date the player started their adventure as the day just after when Mythic Malasada was last available in shops (for example, if the player's adventure started on January 8, Mythic Malasadas would appear on February 7). If the 3DS's time is changed, the new date is treated the same way.
These malasadas increase a Pokémon's affection by 3, 5, or 10 points, depending on whether it dislikes, is neutral to, or likes the flavor (respectively). Mythic Malasada increases a Pokémon's affection by 13 regardless of its preferences. They also make the Pokémon totally full. A Pokémon with a fullness of level 4 or more cannot eat any flavored malasadas.
- Main article: Big Malasada
Big Malasadas are sold by the right-hand attendant at malasada shops for 350. Each shop will only sell one Big Malasada to each customer each day.
Big Malasadas are bag items, stored in the Medicine pocket, and cure a Pokémon from all non-volatile status conditions and confusion.
In the anime
Malasadas have appeared multiple times in the anime. They were first featured in A Shocking Grocery Run!, in which Jessie, James, and Meowth were shown working in a store located in Hau'oli City's mall selling malasadas.
Throughout the series, Team Rocket normally appeared as part-time malasada workers wearing Bewear-themed uniforms, attempting to sell them to customers in a delivery van. This part-time business appeared to be profitable on their part, as during the Manalo Conference, they managed to get paid enough money for them to purchase parts to make a large Bewear mecha in an attempt to steal Pokémon during the Manalo awards ceremony.
In The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!, Jessie was seen eating a malasada, only for it to be taken by a wild Wingull, who fed it to its babies.
In Getting to Know You!, Lillie took Snowy to a malasada shop. In addition, Jessie offered some malasadas to Bewear as thanks for taking care of them, only for the Strong Arm Pokémon to express its gratitude for her gesture by squishing her with a tremendous hug.
Sophocles's mother made some homemade malasadas for Ash and Sophocles in A Guardian Rematch!. The latter made extremely positive comments about her cooking style for those malasadas.
Team Rocket, including Wobbuffet, were seen eating malasadas in A Glaring Rivalry!.
Sophocles baked some malasadas for his classmates in The Ol' Raise and Switch!. Inspired by Steenee's Sweet Scent, he had copied the same aroma into the malasadas.
In Mimikyu Unmasked!, Jessie bought some malasadas twice from the Hau'oli City Shopping Mall. Both times, the malasadas were stolen by a group of Murkrow, but on the second occasion, Jessie manages to get back one of the stolen malasadas, sharing it with Mimikyu.
In All Out, All of the Time!, a year's supply of malasadas was the prize for winning the Pokémon Catch Adventure Race. While Ash and Goh won the race, the malasadas were given to the All-Out Brothers as a special prize for saving Ash and Goh's Pokémon from Team Rocket.
In the manga
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter
In The Decision and the Tournament of Six, Olivia and Moon handed out malasadas to the participants of a tournament at an Iki Town festival. The packaging on the malasadas each contained a number that determined their placement in the tournament.
In A Photoshoot and the Abandoned Thrifty Megamart, Hau was seen eating a malasada when Ilima met him at the Trainers' School. In A Raid and Po Town, Hau suggested that they should bring some malasadas to Team Skull, which the Trial Captains were planning to negotiate with in Po Town.
In Finale!! The Battle Against the Other Dimension!, Hau was revealed to be setting up a malasada and Tapu Cocoa shop with Guzma and Mallow's assistance.
In other languages
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