マオ Mao
Sun Moon Mallow.png
Artwork from Sun and Moon by Ken Sugimori.[1]
Age 11-19[2][3]
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Green
Hometown Konikoni City
Region Alola
Relatives Father and older brother
Trainer class Trial Captain
Generation VII
Games Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon,
Masters EX
Specializes in Grass types
Game animation debut GOTCHA!
English voice actor Amber Connor[4] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Sora Amamiya[5] (Masters EX)
Anime counterpart Mallow
Counterpart debut Alola to New Adventure!

Mallow (Japanese: マオ Mao) is the Trial Captain of Akala Island's Lush Jungle. She specializes in Grass-type Pokémon.

In the core series

Mallow is an energetic girl who loves cooking, but her sense of taste can be peculiar.

The player first meets Mallow alongside Kahuna Olivia upon arriving in Heahea City. She later appears in Paniola Ranch, where she registers the Stoutland Search into the player's Ride Pager. Her trial is the last the player undergoes before challenging the kahuna. In the trial of Lush Jungle, Mallow give the player a Forage Bag and asks the player to gather a set of ingredients. In Sun and Moon, the ingredients are a Tiny Mushroom, a Mago Berry, a Miracle Seed, and a Revival Herb; while in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, they are a Mago Berry, a Honey, and a Big Root. After the ingredients are gathered, Mallow will call over Lana and Kiawe, who will provide cooking supplies. The ingredients are then mixed together into a meal, creating an aroma that attracts the trial's Totem Pokémon, Lurantis.

In Pokémon Moon and Ultra Moon, after defeating OliviaM/becoming ChampionUM, the player can visit the second floor of a restaurant in Konikoni City during the daytime, where Mallow is in her room. Mallow will go to the Lush Jungle for a battle, but after she leaves, her older brother asks the player to ask Mallow to look for his Wimpod. Upon arriving in the jungle, Mallow explains that Wimpod was gathering ingredients for the restaurant her family owns before challenging the player. After the battle, Mallow discusses her future and her plans to take over her family business. Shortly after telling her story, she will award the player the Reverent battle style. She leaves after realizing she needs to bring back her brother's Pokémon. She can later be encountered again at the Battle Tree as a possible opponent or Multi Battle partner.

In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon only, Mallow can also be encountered at Lush Jungle during Mina's trial, along with Lana. After spotting her near the jungle entrance, the player can follow Mallow deeper into the forest. There, she's seen enjoying a relaxing Aromatherapy released by a group of local Pokémon, until she and the Pokémon are startled by the player's presence. In order to make the player keep what they just saw a secret, MallowUS/LanaUM then challenges the player to a battle, after which Mallow will give the player a Green Petal as a part of the trial. Afterwards, she and Lana will offer to escort the player to Wela Volcano Park to meet Kiawe and get the next petal from him.


Mallow's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Mina's trialUS

Post-game battleUM

Battle Tree

Mallow appears in the Battle Tree exclusively in Pokémon Moon and Ultra Moon. She uses three of the Pokémon below in Single Battles, four in Double Battles, and two in Multi Battles.

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Mallow (Masters)


Concept art

Sprites and models

High-poly model from
Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS sprite from
Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon


Main article: Mallow/Quotes

In the anime

Mallow in the anime

Main series

Main article: Mallow (anime)

Mallow appeared in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon. She is a student at the Pokémon School of Melemele Island and one of Ash's former classmates. She also reappeared in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.


Mallow briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Mallow in Pokémon Adventures

Mallow debuted in Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island. She, Lana, and Kiawe traveled to Heahea City to meet Sun, a boy approved to take part in the island challenge. Curious about whether or not Sun was worthy enough to do the island challenge, Kiawe challenged him to a short battle. Though the match ended without a winner, Kiawe bonded with Sun and accepted him as a trialgoer. Lana was still reluctant and told the others to follow her to Brooklet Hill.

In True Identity and the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill, Sun went to have his trial with Lana while Moon went with Mallow to Lush Jungle so she could harvest special Berries. After arriving, they found Tapu Lele under attack by a Xurkitree emerging from an Ultra Wormhole. Moon tried and failed to capture Xurkitree, allowing it to retreat back into the wormhole and escape. After Tapu Lele angrily flew off, Moon decided to get information about what happened by asking the guardian deity directly. With help from the local wild Pokémon, Moon successfully obtained a Mirage Berry. Mallow received a call from Kiawe, who was attacked by Gladion, who was looking for the Ruins of Life. Mallow, Moon, Sun, and Lana went to Memorial Hill, where they found an injured Kiawe. When a group of Team Skull Grunts appeared, Mallow and Lana stayed behind to battle them while the others went to protect Tapu Lele from Gladion. After the Grunts were defeated, Mallow and Lana reunited with the others after they successfully helped Tapu Lele.

In Flash and Cosmog's Secret, Mallow summoned a Totem Lurantis so Moon could fight it to train and get stronger. After Lurantis was defeated, everyone met at Mallow's family restaurant, where they talked to Professor Kukui's wife, Professor Burnet, over a video phone. After suspecting Team Skull may be related to the wormholes appearing around Alola, Lana suggested infiltrating Team Skull's base in Po Town to get answers. Mallow and Kiawe reluctantly agreed, but the former suggested asking Ilima and Acerola to help them.

In A Raid and Po Town, Mallow, Kiawe, Lana, Acerola, Ilima, and Hau arrived at Po Town. Their presence alerted Team Skull's boss, Guzma, who demanded to know why his base was being invaded. When the Captains revealed they only wanted to talk, Guzma agreed on the condition they made it to him first. He then summoned a Pheromosa, Celesteela, and Guzzlord and had them attack the Captains and Hau. Despite their best efforts, Mallow and the others were completely outmatched by the rampaging beasts.

In Confusion and Monsters from Another World, Sun arrived at Po Town, only to get caught up in the commotion. Annoyed the Captains were still fighting, Guzma revealed a Cosmog and had it open more wormholes. Gladion appeared, demanding to know where Guzma got the Cosmog and Ultra Beasts from. Revealing his true aim is to destroy Ultra Beasts, Gladion battled the beasts Guzma summoned with his Type: Null. To everyone's shock, Gladion also revealed the Aether Foundation's president, Lusamine, was the one who gave Guzma Cosmog as part of her plan to create a paradise filled with nothing but Ultra Beasts and herself. Eventually, the beasts broke out of Po Town's barrier, allowing them to wreak havoc on all of Ula'ula Island. Mallow and the other Captains headed off to various locations to evacuate any innocent civilians caught in the beasts' attacks.

In Adventure in the Dark Dimension, the Trial Captains and island kahunas were revealed to have spent six months on Exeggutor Island training to prepare for another clash with the Ultra Beasts. After their training was finished, Sophocles and Molayne took everyone to Mount Lanakila, where a wormhole had opened up earlier. Shortly after they arrived, their ship was attacked by a group of Aether Foundation Employees and their Ultra Beasts. With the Z-Moves they had acquired, Mallow and the others managed to defeat the Ultra Beasts.


Steenee → Tsareena
Main article: Mallow's Tsareena

Tsareena is Mallow's only known Pokémon. She was first used as a Steenee to help search for the Mirage Berry at Lush Jungle. After training with the other Trial Captains on Exeggutor Island, she evolved into a Tsareena.

Debut Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer

Pokémon Horizon

Mallow in Pokémon Horizon

In Attack on the Headquarters, Mallow is seen with Lana and Kiawe.

In the TCG

Full Art print of Mallow

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Mallow or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Mallow Su Guardians Rising   127/145 Alolan Moonlight   049/050
Guardians Rising   145/145 Alolan Moonlight   055/050
      GX Battle Boost   107/114
      SM-P Promotional cards   246/SM-P
Mallow & Lana Su Cosmic Eclipse   198/236 Alter Genesis   089/095
Cosmic Eclipse   231/236 Alter Genesis   107/095



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
German Maho Similar to her Japanese name
Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese Lulú Possibly from celulosa / celulose (cellulose)
French Barbara From Gossypium barbadense (extra-long staple cotton)
Italian Ibis From ibisco (hibiscus)
Korean 마오 Mao Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 瑪奧 / 玛奥 Mǎ'ào Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 瑪奧 Máh'ou Transcription of her Japanese name
Indonesian Маlo Similar to her English name
Russian Маллоу Mallou Transcription of her English name
Thai มาโอะ Mao Transcription of her Japanese name
Vietnamese Mao Transcription of her Japanese name

Related articles


  1. Mallow (Guardians Rising 127)
  2. Hala: "The island challenge Kukui spoke of... It is a journey to overcome your own limitations, as you travel to the far corners of Alola and meet with others along the path. It is the great adventure that children in the Alola region embark upon, along with their Pokémon, once they reach 11 years of age!" (Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon)
  3. Mallow: "I mean, we have to move on from being captains when we turn 20 anyway." (Pokémon Moon)
  4. Amber Connor's résumé
  5. Pokémon Masters EX Twitter (Japanese)

Trial Captains and island kahunas of the Alola region
Verdant Cavern
Brooklet Hill
Wela Volcano Park
Lush Jungle
Hokulani Observatory
Thrifty Megamart
Seafolk Village
Melemele Island
Akala Island
Ula'ula Island
Poni Island

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