INTRODUCING A NEW GYM LEADER AND A NEW POKÉMON DISCOVERED IN PALDEA: IONO AND BELLIBOLT!
Bellevue, WA — October 14, 2022 — The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have revealed a shocking new Trainer-and-Pokémon duo—Gym Leader Iono and her partner Bellibolt—found in the Paldea region of the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games.
Gym Leader Iono
Iono is the Gym Leader of Levincia, one of the Paldea region’s prominent cities, and specializes in Electric-type Pokémon. She’s also known as the Supercharged Streamer, having gained popularity online as the host of a show called the Iono Zone.
Bellibolt expands and contracts its elastic body to generate electricity in an organ that looks like a belly button. The huge amount of electricity generated this way is then discharged from the two bumps on either side of its head that resemble eyeballs. Its actual eyes are adorably small and round.
Bellibolt’s Ability, Electromorphosis, is appearing for the first time in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Bellibolt becomes charged when hit by an attack, boosting the power of the next Electric-type move it uses.
Category: EleFrog Pokémon
Height: 3'11" (1.2 m)
Weight: 249.1 lbs. (113.0 kg)
Ability: Electromorphosis / Static
Iono and Bellibolt will appear in the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, launching November 18, 2022, exclusively on Nintendo Switch systems.