Litwick (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Litwick
Candle Pokémon
ヒトモシ
Hitomoshi
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Litwick



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Fire
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Flash Fire or Flame Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Infiltrator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Shadow Tag
Hidden Ability Gen. V*
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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Weight
6.8 lbs. 3.1 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
55
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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Atk
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Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
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Litwick (Japanese: ヒトモシ Hitomoshi) is a dual-type Ghost/Fire Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Lampent starting at level 41, which evolves into Chandelure when exposed to a Dusk Stone.

Biology

Litwick is a small, candle-like Pokémon with a purple flame atop its head, which is powered by life energy that it absorbs. Its body and two stubby arms are made primarily out of white wax. The folded, melted wax lays over its right eye and leaves only the bright yellow left eye visible. It has a small smile under a protruding upper lip. Litwick pretends to guide people and Pokémon around by illuminating darkened areas. However, it is actually sucking away their life energy and leading them to the Ghost World. In the anime, the flame is shown to grow as it continually absorbs life energy and they can interfere with electronic devices, such as Pokédexes.

In the anime

 
Litwick in the anime

Major appearances

Four Litwick debuted in Scare at the Litwick Mansion!, where they, along with a Lampent, tried to take Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket to the Ghost World.

In the Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures short In the Dark, multiple Litwick were summoned by Hoopa in order to light up a dark cave for Ash. However, Hoopa summoned so many that it rudely awakened a group of Noivern, Noibat, Sableye, and Carbink.

In Raid Battle in The Ruins!, the excavation leader used a Litwick in a Raid Battle against a giant Golurk. It quickly retreated after Golurk managed to repel its Fire Spin. Litwick reappeared in a flashback in Restore and Renew!.

Minor appearances

In Climbing the Tower of Success!, a Litwick was mixed up with candles designed after them.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Litwick was living at the Nebel Plateau. It was close to the Volcanion guarding Nebel Plateau, as well as a fellow resident, a Gulpin.

A Trainer's Litwick appeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!.

Six Trainers' Litwick appeared in A Crowning Moment of Truth!, with one appearing in a flashback. They were among the Pokémon attending the Wela Fire Festival‎.

In A Haunted House for Everyone!, a Litwick was an illusion created by a Mismagius.

A Litwick appeared in Searching for Chivalry!, under the ownership of Wikstrom. It provided light inside the Castle of Chivalry.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW026 Litwick Ash's Pokédex Litwick, the Candle Pokémon. Litwick appear to be helping to guide the way of people by illuminating areas that are darkened, but in reality they are actually leading them to the Ghost World. They feed off the life energy of people and Pokémon, and use it as fuel for the flames on their heads.

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Monta owns a Litwick, which succeeded in weakening a wild Kyurem enough for its Trainer to catch it.

Movie adaptations

A Litwick appeared in the manga adaptation of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel as a resident of the Nebel Plateau.

Pokémon Adventures

Litwick appeared in Big City Battles, under the ownership of Bianca. It was kidnapped by Team Plasma. However, it was saved after Black, White, Iris, and Burgh, located Team Plasma's hideout in Castelia City with the help of Black's Pignite, Nite.

A Litwick liberated by Team Plasma appeared in The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition.

In the TCG

Main article: Litwick (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #113
Unova
B2W2: #190
Black Litwick shines a light that absorbs the life energy of people and Pokémon, which becomes the fuel that it burns.
White While shining a light and pretending to be a guide, it leeches off the life force of any who follow it.
Black 2 Its flame is usually out, but it starts shining when it absorbs life force from people or Pokémon.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #065
Hoenn
#—
X While shining a light and pretending to be a guide, it leeches off the life force of any who follow it.
Y Litwick shines a light that absorbs the life energy of people and Pokémon, which becomes the fuel that it burns.
Omega Ruby While shining a light and pretending to be a guide, it leeches off the life force of any who follow it.
Alpha Sapphire Litwick shines a light that absorbs the life energy of people and Pokémon, which becomes the fuel that it burns.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#287
Galar
Crown Tundra #048
Sword The flame on its head keeps its body slightly warm. This Pokémon takes lost children by the hand to guide them to the spirit world.
Shield The younger the life this Pokémon absorbs, the brighter and eerier the flame on its head burns.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Celestial Tower
Black 2 White 2
Celestial Tower, Strange House
Generation VI
X Y
Lost Hotel
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Hau'oli Cemetery (Island Scan)Sa
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Hau'oli Cemetery (Island Scan)Sa
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Motostoke Stadium*, Motostoke Riverbank, Bridge Field
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor, Loop Lagoon, Challenge Beach, Potbottom Desert (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: Misty Edgewater, Cave: Misty Edgewater
PokéPark 2
Wish Park
Conquest
Ignis, Valora, Spectra
MD GTI
Desolate Canyon (1F-7F), Mountain Pass (1F-7F), Inflora Forest (1F-8F), Breezy Meadow (1F-8F), Forest Grotto (1F-7F), Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Skill Treasury (1F-15F)
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Haunted Playland, NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 3
Shuffle
Night Festival: Stage 25
Nacht Carnival: Stage 533
Rumble World
Dark Land: Chilling Graveyard (All Areas), Legend Terrain: Tomb of Nightmares (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Gengar Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Greninja Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total:
275
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.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
044 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
088 Minimize Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1212 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1616 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2020 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
2424 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
2828 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
3232 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
3636 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4040 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
4444 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4848 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
5252 Overheat Fire Special 130130 09090% 5
5656 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Litwick
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Litwick
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM13  TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38  TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM70  TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM92  TM92 Mystical Fire Fire Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR36  TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38  TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR43  TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR83  TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Litwick
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Litwick
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
  Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
    Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
      
 
Haze Ice Status —% 30
     Power Split Psychic Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Litwick 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 Litwick in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Litwick
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Litwick
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Burning Jealousy Fire Special 70 100% 5
Sw Sh EP Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Litwick
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Litwick
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Acid Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 30
V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Embargo × Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Flame Burst × Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Litwick
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Litwick
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 50
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong:   Weak:   
PokéPark Pad entry:
Litwick love Chandelure's dance. They are worried that they may absorb someone's vital energy if they dance.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★ Move: Ember
Attack: Ability 1: Flame Body
Ability 2: Flash Fire
Ability 3: Warm Blanket
Defense: ★★
Speed:
Evolves into Lampent when its Attack is 84 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Maa, Masanobu, and Takatora
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ghost
  Attack Power: 40 - 125   20

#65
 

Astonish
Delays your opponent's disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Final Effort
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 108 Base Defense: 98
Egg Distance: 10 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Ember
Charged Attacks: Flame Charge, Flame Burst, Heat Wave

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Litwick
 Ghost  Fire 
 
Level 41
 
First evolution
Lampent
 Ghost  Fire 
 
Dusk Stone
 
Second evolution
Chandelure
 Ghost  Fire 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Litwick images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Litwick may be based on a candle and the hitodama or will-o'-the-wisps.

Name origin

Litwick may be a combination of lit (past tense of to light) and wick. Lit might also refer to little, while wick might refer to wicked.

Hitomoshi may be derived from 火点し hitomoshi, which means to light a lamp but also describes the person who leads a funeral procession in Japan with a torch, matching its Pokédex entry saying it leads people astray and then sucks out their life force. It may also derive from 人燃し hitomoshi (to burn a man [to death]).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ヒトモシ Hitomoshi From 火点し hitomoshi
  French Funécire From funéraire and cire
  Spanish Litwick Same as English name
  German Lichtel From Licht and Wichtel
  Italian Litwick Same as English name
  Korean 불켜미 Bulkyeomi From bul, 켜다 kyeoda, and ~이 ~i; literally means "one who turns on the lights"
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 燭光靈 / 烛光灵 Zhúguānglíng From 燭光 zhúguāng, líng, and 幽靈 yōulíng


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