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MEDIA ALERT: INTRODUCING A NEW GYM LEADER AND A NEW POKÉMON DISCOVERED IN PALDEA: IONO AND BELLIBOLT!

Say hello to your new gym leader, Iono, and her big Bellibolt.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]


 
London, United Kingdom — 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 ​
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.co.uk/ScarletViolet.
 
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About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, please visit www.pokemon.co.uk.
About Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, has created franchises that have become household names worldwide, including Mario™, Donkey Kong™, The Legend of Zelda™, Metroid™, Pokémon™, Animal Crossing™, Pikmin™ and Splatoon™, through its integrated hardware and software products. Nintendo aims to deliver unique, intuitive entertainment experiences for everyone, manufacturing and marketing video game devices such as the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems, developing and operating applications for smart devices, and collaborating with partners on a range of other entertainment initiatives like visual content and theme parks. Nintendo has sold more than 5.4 billion video games and over 800 million hardware units globally. From the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System™ more than 30 years ago, through today and into the future, Nintendo’s continuing mission is to create unique entertainment that puts smiles on the faces of people all over the world. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Frankfurt, Germany, serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe. For more information about Nintendo of Europe, please visit the company’s website at www.nintendo-europe.com

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