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Billy Jo (Japanese: ルー Ru) is a minor character appearing in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 and the Pokémon anime. She is a member of Roxie's band, playing guitar.
In the anime
Billy Jo appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 and Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2. She is a guitarist playing with Roxie and Nicky in the band "Koffing and the Toxics", which is quite well known in Unova and provides music during Roxie's Gym Battles. When Ash came to the Virbank Gym, Roxie described Billy Jo as a "poisonous person".
She once went on tour with the band through Kanto, but mentioned to Ash that the audiences there were "a bore".
In the games
Billy Jo appeared at the Virbank Gym in Black 2 and White 2. Here, she also plays in a band with Roxie, just like in the anime. The player has to battle her before being able to battle Roxie.
This is a list of Billy Jo's Pokémon in the games:
- "I can always be straight and honest with myself whenever I'm playing the guitar or having a Pokémon battle!"
- "Argh! The happy times always end so quickly!"
- "It's because I'm with my Pokémon that I can happily play my guitar. And it's because I play my guitar that my Pokémon become strong. Get it?"
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Billy Jo appears briefly during a Virbank concert performance with her band-mates, Roxie and Nicky, in the Black 2 & White 2 chapter. Neither Billy Jo nor Nicky are mentioned by name.
|| ルー Ru
|| Possibly from Lou Reed
|| Billy Jo
|| Possibly from Billie Joe Armstrong
| French, German, Italian
|| Similar to Japanese name
|| From guitarra, guitar
|| 루 Ru
|| Same as Japanese name