During a cute and spunky, Splatoon-esque video (above), Pokémon Scarlet and Violet announced another gym leader found in Paldea: the electric influencer Iono.

Iono can be found in “one of Paldea’s prominent cities,” and is known as the Supercharged Streamer thanks to her influencer status and love of Electric-type Pokémon. She hosts her own online show called the Iono Zone.

Her signature Partner Pokémon was revealed in a video a few days later: Bellibolt! The EleFrog Pokémon is a small Electric-type that generates electricity through its weird battery tummy. The eye-like bumps on top of its head discharge the energy.

Bellibolt comes with an all new ability, Electromorphosis. When hit by an attack, Bellibolt becomes charged, boosting the power of its next Electric-type move.

And if that’s not enough information for one Pokémon, the official YouTube account also released a third video showcasing Bellibolt in game. The fake eyes still throw me off!

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will release November 18 exclusively on Nintendo Switch. They’re rated E for Everyone.


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