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Pokémon
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Illumise
Firefly Pokémon
イルミーゼ
Illumise
#314
Illumise



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or Tinted Lens Cacophony
Cacophony
Prankster
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
150 (29.5%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Bug and Human-Like
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Illumise
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Weight
39.0 lbs. 17.7 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
146
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
151
V+
Leveling rate
Fluctuating
EV yield
Total: 1
Illumise
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
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0
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F314.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Illumise (Japanese: イルミーゼ Illumise) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is related to Volbeat, and can produce Eggs that contain either Illumise or Volbeat.

Contents

Biology

Illumise is a firefly-like, bipedal Pokémon. It has a blue face and large, slanted blue eyes with purple markings at the corners. Surrounding its head are purple curls that frame its face. Its antennae are small and yellow. Its body is black with a blue belly and a yellow bid marking. Its arms and legs are black and are connected to the body by purple borders. It has small wings used for flying with others, and a pattern of three oblong yellow spots on its rear. This is a female only species; Volbeat is its male counterpart.

Illumise uses its sweet aromas to lure in Volbeat and have them draw geometric patterns in the sky. It is said to earn respect from others by composing designs that are more complex. Over 200 different patterns have been discovered. It is a nocturnal Pokémon that lives in forests.

In the anime

In the main series

Illumise in the anime

Major appearances

Illumise debuted in Love at First Flight, under the ownership of Juliet. Alongside five Volbeat, she was part of a show for the May Festival.

In Time Warp Heals All Wounds, Edna mentioned how Illumise and Volbeat used to do their mating dance rituals in a large tree that used to be located in the middle of the city. In the new timeline May created after time traveling, the tree remained, and the migrations never stopped.

Minor appearances

In Hi Ho Silver Wind! and Deceit and Assist, a Coordinator's Illumise competed in the Hoenn Grand Festival.

A Coordinator's Illumise appeared in The Saffron Con.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, an Illumise living in Crown City worked with several other Pokémon in surrounding Zorua at the park. They were intent on attacking him as retribution for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight could break out, Illumise and the other Pokémon were calmed by Celebi.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG042 Illumise May's Pokédex Illumise, the Firefly Pokémon. Illumise uses Sweet Scent to lure in Volbeat, having them draw geometric patterns in the sky.

In Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a wild Illumise was fleeing from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Tongue-Tied Kecleon, Ruby and Wally observed multiple Illumise dancing with wild Volbeat.

In Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming, Emerald rented an Illumise during his Battle Factory challenge.

The Battle Factory rented an Illumise, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.

A second Illumise rented by the Battle Factory was stolen by Guile Hideout in Lemme at 'Em, Lapras!.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Enta has an Illumise, which helped him reach the top of the Battle Pyramid.

In the TCG

Main article: Illumise (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#087
Kanto
#—
Ruby Illumise attracts a swarm of Volbeat using a sweet fragrance. Once the Volbeat have gathered, this Pokémon leads the lit-up swarm in drawing geometric designs on the canvas of the night sky.
Sapphire Illumise leads a flight of illuminated Volbeat to draw signs in the night sky. This Pokémon is said to earn greater respect from its peers by composing more complex designs in the sky.
Emerald A nocturnal Pokémon that becomes active upon nightfall. It leads a Volbeat swarm to draw patterns in the night sky. Over 200 different patterns have been confirmed.
FireRed It guides Volbeat to draw signs in night skies. There are scientists that study the patterns it creates.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond With its sweet aroma, it guides Volbeat to draw signs with light in the night sky.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its fragrance attracts a swarm of Volbeat, so they draw over 200 patterns in the night sky.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black With its sweet aroma, it guides Volbeat to draw signs with light in the night sky.
White
Black 2 With its sweet aroma, it guides Volbeat to draw signs with light in the night sky.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #134
Hoenn
#090
X Its fragrance attracts a swarm of Volbeat, so they draw over 200 patterns in the night sky.
Y With its sweet aroma, it guides Volbeat to draw signs with light in the night sky.
Omega Ruby Illumise attracts a swarm of Volbeat using a sweet fragrance. Once the Volbeat have gathered, this Pokémon leads the lit-up swarm in drawing geometric designs on the canvas of the night sky.
Alpha Sapphire Illumise leads a flight of illuminated Volbeat to draw signs in the night sky. This Pokémon is said to earn greater respect from its peers by composing more complex designs in the sky.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 117
Emerald
Route 117
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 229
Platinum
Route 229
HeartGold SoulSilver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)Sa, Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Hoenn Field
Generation V
Black
Breed Volbeat
White
Route 3 (Swarm)
Black 2
Breed Volbeat
White 2
Route 3 (Swarm)
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Route 7, Berry fields, Friend Safari (Bug)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 117
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Plains (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 12, Secret Storage 20, Endless Level 24, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Lapis Cave (5F-8F), Wish Cave (47F-52F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Upper Steam Cave (1F-7F)
MD Sky
Upper Steam Cave (1F-7F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Shimmering Lake
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Festival on Mount Moon
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Su
Shuffle
Night Festival: Stage 29
Graucus Hall: Stage 468
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Pearl Lake (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Bright Powder Bright Powder (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Generations III to VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
47
46 - 108 89 - 212
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
73
70 - 137 135 - 269
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
400
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Generation VII onwards
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
47
46 - 108 89 - 212
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
73
70 - 137 135 - 269
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
430
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/2 ★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Illumise's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS314.png PinRSani314.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani314.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.3%
Friend Area: Rub-a-Dub River
Phrases
51%-100% HP I skate across the night sky with my Volbeat friends!
26%-50% HP Oh, dear! I've lost half my health already!
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I don't have the strength to fly...
Level up I've leveled up! I must tell my Volbeat friends!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 314.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush314Body.png Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT314.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#073
Shuffle314.png

Swap
Sometimes replaces a disruption with this Pokémon.


Pokémon GO
GO314.png Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 143 Base Defense: 166
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Struggle Bug, Tackle
Charged Attacks: Signal Beam, Bug Buzz, Dazzling Gleam

Evolution

314Illumise.png
Unevolved
Illumise
 Bug 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 314.png Spr b 3r 314.png Spr 3e 314.png Spr b 3r 314.png Spr 3r 314.png Spr b 3r 314.png
Spr 3r 314 s.png Spr b 3r 314 s.png Spr 3e 314 s.png Spr b 3r 314 s.png Spr 3r 314 s.png Spr b 3r 314 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 314.png Spr b 4d 314.png Spr 4d 314.png Spr b 4d 314.png Spr 4d 314.png Spr b 4d 314.png
Spr 4d 314 s.png Spr b 4d 314 s.png Spr 4d 314 s.png Spr b 4d 314 s.png Spr 4d 314 s.png Spr b 4d 314 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 314.png Spr b 5b 314.png Spr 5b 314.png Spr b 5b 314.png
Spr 5b 314 s.png Spr b 5b 314 s.png Spr 5b 314 s.png Spr b 5b 314 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 314.png Spr b 6x 314.png Spr 6x 314.png Spr b 6x 314.png
Spr 6x 314 s.png Spr b 6x 314 s.png Spr 6x 314 s.png Spr b 6x 314 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 314.png Spr b 7s 314.png Spr 7s 314.png Spr b 7s 314.png
Spr 7s 314 s.png Spr b 7s 314 s.png Spr 7s 314 s.png Spr b 7s 314 s.png
Front Back Front Back
314MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Illumise images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Illumise appears to be based on a firefly like its counterpart, Volbeat. It does not seem to share its coloring with any particular species. Illumise may be based on flappers, a 1920s women's style. They usually had bobbed hair, like Illumise's purple "hair", and wore taboo dresses and outfits. Illumise seems to be wearing a leotard, black jacket, coat, or dress, similar to Volbeat's, with purple arm and leg cuffs. The yellow bow-like shape under its neck is reminiscent to that of a yellow Peter Pan collar and the stripes on its abdomen resemble a girdle.

Name origin

Illumise is derived from illuminate.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese イルミーゼ Illumise From illuminate
France Flag.png French Lumivole From lumière and luciole or vol
Spain Flag.png Spanish Illumise Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Illumise Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Illumise Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 네오비트 Neobeat From neon (light) and beat or beetle
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 甜甜螢 / 甜甜螢 Tiántiányíng Literally "Sweet firefly"


External links


Volbeat #313: Volbeat
Pokémon
#315: Roselia Roselia
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