Illumise (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Volbeat #313: Volbeat
Pokémon
#315: Roselia Roselia
Illumise
Firefly Pokémon
イルミーゼ
Illumise
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Illumise



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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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
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Atk
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Speed
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Footprint
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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.

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

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.

Pokémon Generations

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

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

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!.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

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
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond With its sweet aroma, it guides Volbeat to draw signs with light in the night sky.
Shining Pearl


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 (Wasteland with 10 Plains points)
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
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 229
Grand Underground - Grassland Caves, Sunlit Cavern, Dazzling Caves, Stargleam Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
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 (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

Illumise is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Play Nice Normal Status 0000 —% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
055 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
099 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
1212 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1515 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
1919 Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 —% 5
2222 Wish Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2626 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
2929 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3333 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
3636 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
4040 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
4343 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
4747 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
5050 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Illumise
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Illumise
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM16  TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM19  TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM21  TM21 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM51  TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM57  TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM62  TM62 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM73  TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM89  TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Illumise
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Illumise
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Aromatherapy Grass Status —% 5
      
  
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
     Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
     Encore Normal Status 100% 5
    Fake Tears* Dark Status 100% 20
     Growth Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Illumise in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Illumise in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Illumise
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Illumise
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Illumise
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Illumise
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#073
 

Swap
Sometimes replaces a disruption with this Pokémon.


Pokémon GO
  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

 
Unevolved
Illumise
 Bug 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  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 may be a combination of illuminate and luciferase (class of enzymes that produces bioluminescence).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese イルミーゼ Illumise From illuminate and luciferase
  French Lumivole From lumière and luciole or vol
  Spanish Illumise Same as English/Japanese name
  German Illumise Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Illumise Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 네오비트 Neobeat From neon and beat or beetle
  Mandarin Chinese 甜甜螢 / 甜甜萤 Tiántiányíng From tián and 螢 / 萤 yíng
  Cantonese Chinese 甜甜螢 Tìhmtìhmyìhng From tìhm and yìhng


External links


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