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 core series games
This is a list of Billy Jo's Pokémon in the games:
- Before battle
- "I can always be straight and honest with myself whenever I'm playing the guitar or having a Pokémon battle!"
- Being defeated
- "Argh! The happy times always end so quickly!"
- After being defeated
- "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
Billy Jo appears briefly during a Virbank concert performance with her band-mates, Roxie and Nicky, in New Sword Player. Neither Billy Jo nor Nicky are mentioned by name.
- Fitting with how various Trainers of the Guitarist class have names referencing real-life guitarists, Billy Jo's name is likely a reference to Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead singer and guitarist of the band Green Day.
|Japanese||ルー Ru||Possibly from Lou Reed|
|English||Billy Jo||Possibly from Billie Joe Armstrong|
|French, German, Italian||Lou||Similar to Japanese name|
|Spanish||Rita||From guitarra, guitar|
|Korean||루 Ru||Same as Japanese name|
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