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Illumise (Pokémon)

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Volbeat #313: Volbeat
Pokémon
#315: Roselia Roselia
Illumise
イルミーゼ Illumise
#314
314Illumise.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Bug Unknown
Category
Firefly Pokémon
Abilities
Oblivious or Tinted Lens Prankster
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,640,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#087
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
39.0 lbs.
Imperial
17.7 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
150 (19.6%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F314.png 
Gender ratio
100% female
Breeding
Bug and
Human-Like groups
16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 146 Battle Exp.: 1461*

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

She is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, though she seems to be related to Volbeat.

Biology

Physiology

Illumise resembles a firefly with feminine traits. Her body is black and blue, with two vertical stripes going down the front. Her arms and legs are black as well, and are connected to the body by purple borders. On her front is what resembles a yellow bow or shawl. She has large, slanted eyes with blue irises, and appears to be smiling, unlike her male counterpart, Volbeat. Surrounding her head is a purple appendage with curls at the end that frame her face. Her antennae are also smaller than Volbeat's, and are yellow in color. Illumise has small wings used for flying with others of the species. Illumise has a pattern of three oblong yellow spots on her rear.

Gender differences

Illumise are the female of the species. For the male counterpart, see Volbeat.

Special abilities

With their sweet aromas, Illumise guide Volbeat in the night sky to draw various geometric patterns.

Behavior

Illumise are nocturnal, coming out at night with other Illumise and Volbeat. Others of the species seem to judge others based on how complex their designs in the night sky made with their tails are.

Habitat

They can be found living in the forests.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Illumise in the anime

Major Appearances

Illumise first appeared in Love at First Flight along with her male counterpart, Volbeat.

Illumise appeared again in Time-Warp Heals All Wounds.

Minor Appearances

Illumise appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions as a few of the many local Pokémon who lives in Crown City. One of them worked with several other Pokémon in surrounding Zorua at the park to attack him, angry at Zorua for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight broke out, Illumise, along with 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.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Illumise debuted in the wild in Ruby & Sapphire chapter, when Ruby and Wally observed a group of them dancing with their counterpart, Volbeat.

In the Emerald chapter, Emerald rented an Illumise during his Battle Factory challenge. However, it was a mere cameo appearance; it was not seen battling.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Enta has an Illumise who 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 I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Illumise attracts a swarm of Volbeat using a sweet. 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
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
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
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
CommonR
RareS
Route 117
Emerald
Common Route 117
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
CommonD
RareP
Route 229
Platinum
Rare Route 229
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Safari Zone, National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Hoenn Field
Generation V
Black White
NoneB
SwarmW
Breed VolbeatB
Route 3W
Black 2 White 2
NoneB2
SwarmW2
Breed VolbeatB2
Route 3W2
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Plains (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 12
Secret Storage 20
Endless Level 24
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Lapis Cave (5F-8F)
Wish Cave (47F-52F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Upper Steam Cave (1F-7F)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Shimmering Lake

Stats

Base stats

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


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 V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
055 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
099 Charm Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1313 Moonlight Normal Status 0000 —% 5
1717 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
2121 Wish Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2525 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
2929 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3333 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3737 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4141 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
4545 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 40
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Illumise obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png 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 V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Mr. MimeLedybaLedianSurskitMasquerainNinjask
BunearyLopunnyScolipede
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmega
BeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothim
SewaddleSwadloonLeavannyKarrablastEscavalierJoltik
GalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcarona
Bug Buzz Bug Special 90 100% 10
Butterfree Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
MagmarMagmortarSableyeVolbeat Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
ShuckleMr. Mime Encore Normal Status 100% 5
GothitaGothoritaGothitelle Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
ParasParasectCacneaCacturne Growth Normal Status —% 40
ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianBeautiflyDustox
MasquerainMothimVolcarona
Silver Wind Bug Special 60 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Illumise in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Illumise can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Illumise cannot be tutored the move 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Spooky Manor Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
Spooky Manor Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A superscript level indicates that Illumise can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • 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 event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS314.png PinRS314.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani314.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP314.png 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!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
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
MDP314.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Illumise
Does not evolve
Illumise
 Bug 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 314.png Spr 3e 314.png Spr 3r 314.png Spr b 3r 314.png
Spr 3r 314 s.png Spr 3e 314 s.png Spr 3r 314 s.png Spr b 3r 314 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 314.png Spr 4d 314.png Spr 4d 314.png Spr b 4d 314.png
Spr 4d 314 s.png Spr 4d 314 s.png Spr 4d 314 s.png Spr b 4d 314 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 314.png Spr 5b 314.png Spr b 5b 314.png
Spr 5b 314 s.png Spr 5b 314 s.png Spr b 5b 314 s.png
Illumise For other sprites and images, please see Illumise images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Like Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂, an Egg laid by an Illumise has a chance of containing a Volbeat.
  • Illumise shares the same species name with its male counterpart Volbeat. They are both known as Firefly Pokémon.
    • Despite being the Firefly Pokémon and despite what its Emerald Pokédex entry suggests, Illumise can be found all day in Diamond and Pearl, unlike real fireflies, which are nocturnal.
  • Despite Illumise being Bug-type, in Generation III, she cannot learn any Bug-type move via level-up, and even via breeding, only Silver Wind can be taught to her.
  • Illumise, along with Volbeat, was thought to have been the first Bug/Electric Pokémon, according to a Nintendo Power issue released before Ruby and Sapphire. However, this was later proved false.
  • Although Illumise clearly flies, can learn several Flying-type moves, and has Pokédex entries stating that she can fly, she is not part Flying-type, nor can she have the Ability Levitate. She shares this trait with her male counterpart Volbeat, as well as Beedrill, Venomoth, Heracross, Dustox, and Volcarona.
  • Illumise is the only non-Grass-type Pokémon that can learn Growth.
  • Illumise is the only Pokémon in Generation III whose name starts with the letter I.
  • Every one of Illumise's Pokédex entries mentions Volbeat.
  • As of Generation V, no other Pokémon have the same dual Egg Group as Illumise and her counterpart. They are in both the Bug and Human-Like groups.

Origin

Illumise appears to be based on Lampyridaes (also known as fireflies) like its counterpart, Volbeat. It does not seem to share its coloring with any particular species. Illumise may be based on flappers, a 1920's 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 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


External links

Volbeat #313: Volbeat
Pokémon
#315: Roselia Roselia


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