Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduces Gym Leader Iono and her partner Pokemon Bellibolt

The Pokemon Company has released new information and media for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, introducing Gym Leader Iono and her partner Pokemon Bellibolt.

You can find a new trailer and details below, via The Pokemon Company.

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are set to launch on November 18 for Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, a 14-minute-long trailer showcases the lives for four different Pokemon Trainers

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​
Type: Electric
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. For more information about Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, please visit Pokemon.com/ScarletViolet.

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