Billy Jo

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.

Billy Jo

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".

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 西村ちなみ Chinami Nishimura
English Samia Mounts
Czech Jana Páleníčková
Finnish Saara Lehtonen
European French Cécile Florin
Polish Katarzyna Łaska
Brazilian Portuguese Luciana Baroli
Spanish Latin America Leticia Amezcua
Spain Emma Jiménez

In the core series 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:

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2


  • 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

Pokémon Adventures

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.


Language Name Origin
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 Ru Same as Japanese name

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