Illuminate (Japanese: はっこう Luminescence) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Six Pokémon can have this Ability.
Illuminate has no effect during battle.
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and the sequel, a Pokémon with Illuminate "blinks" after a turn in which it was damaged. The "blink" summons a hostile Pokémon somewhere on the floor.
Outside of battle
From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Illuminate is leading the party, the wild Pokémon encounter rate increases by 100%. It shares this trait with Arena Trap.
Pokémon with Illuminate
In the anime
| Things hiding in the shadows are revealed.
|| First Used In
|| Watchog holds out its arms and the yellow parts of its eyes and all the yellow stripes on its body flash yellow extremely brightly. The light then dies down a little, causing any invisible things to appear.
| Lenora's Watchog
|| A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!
In the manga
In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga
- Every Pokémon with this Ability can learn the move Flash.
In other languages