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New Pokémon Revealed for Upcoming Scarlet & Violet

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The Pokémon Company has revealed a new Paldea-region Pokémon heading to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — Bellibolt.

A few days ago, Pokémon fans were introduced to new Electric-type Gym Leader Iono, who resides at the Levincia Gym in the Paldea region. A clip revealed Iono as an influencer and streamer, and was presented in the style of one of her streams. She initiated a game with her fans called "Who's Iono's partner?" She described her partner Pokémon to her viewers, asking them to guess which Pokémon it is.

She described the Pokémon as "squishy" and "a li'l sluggish with an easygoin' vibe." She mentioned that it has "two big ol' bumps on its noggin that people always mistake for eyes." Iono doesn't actually reveal who her partner Pokémon is during the "stream" but said she will "next time."

Pokémon fans were quick to try and guess the Pokémon in question in the comments under the Twitter post, but many came to the conclusion that it could be a brand new Pokémon altogether. As it turns out, they were right. The Pokémon company revealed earlier today that Iono's partner was actually a brand new Pokémon called Bellibolt.

Bellibolt is an electric frog Pokémon that expands and contracts its elastic body to generate electricity. Bellibolt’s Ability, Electromorphosis, is a new Ability debuting in Scarlet & Violet. Bellibolt becomes charged when hit by an attack, boosting the power of the next Electric-type move it uses.

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet will release on Nov. 18 for the Nintendo Switch.