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Litwick (Pokémon)

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Beheeyem #606: Beheeyem
Pokémon
#608: Lampent Lampent
Litwick
Candle Pokémon
ヒトモシ
Hitomoshi
#607
Litwick

Litwick

Litwick

Litwick
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Fire
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Flash Fire or Flame Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Infiltrator
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Litwick

Mega Litwick Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
6.8 lbs. 3.1 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Regional numbers
Pokédex
#607
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#113/#190
Unova
Mountain
#065
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
55
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body05.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F607.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Litwick (Japanese: ヒトモシ Hitomoshi) is a dual-type Ghost/Fire Pokémon.

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 of primarily 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.

In the anime

Litwick in the anime

Major appearances

A group of Litwick appeared 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.

A Litwick made an appearance in Climbing the Tower of Success!, where a real Litwick was mixed up with candles designed after them.

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.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Litwick in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Litwick appears in the Pokémon Adventures manga under the ownership of Bianca. It was kidnapped by Team Plasma but saved after Black, White, Iris and Burgh, located Team Plasma's hideout in Castelia City with the help of Black's Pignite.

In the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW manga

Monta owns a Litwick, which succeeded in weakening a wild Kyurem enough for Monta to be able to capture it.

In the TCG

Main article: Litwick (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
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
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.

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

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Desolate Canyon, Mountain Pass, Inflora Forest, Breezy Meadow, Forest Grotto, Magnagate dungeons,
Skill Treasury, Miragesands, Jaws of the Abyss (Golden Chamber), Smoking Mountain,
Rusty Mountain (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Hauntyard: Misty Edgewater
Cave: Misty Edgewater
Pokémon Conquest Ignis
Valora
Spectra

Held items

Stats

Base stats

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


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
00Start Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
033 Minimize Normal Status 0000 —% 10
055 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
077 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
1010 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1313 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1616 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
2020 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100100% 15
2424 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
2828 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
3333 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
3838 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
4343 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
4949 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
5555 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 —% 20
6161 Overheat Fire Special 130130 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Litwick obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 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 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
KoffingWeezing Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
Stunfisk Endure Normal Status —% 10
KoffingWeezingYamaskCofagrigus Haze Ice Status —% 30
SlugmaMagcargoLitwickLampentChandelure Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10
YamaskCofagrigus Power Split Psychic Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Litwick in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Litwick can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Litwick cannot be tutored the move 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
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 leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
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
PP2607.png Strong: Oshawott icon.png Weak: Snivy icon.pngTepig icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
Litwick love Chandelure's dance. They are worried that they may absorb someone's vital energy if they dance.
PCP607.png HP: ★★ Move: Ember
Attack: Ability 1: Flame Body
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Flash Fire
Speed: Ability 3: Warm Blanket
Evolves into Lampent when its Attack is 84 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Maa, Masanobu, and Takatora

Evolution

607Litwick.png
Unevolved
Litwick
 Ghost  Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 41
608Lampent.png
First evolution
Lampent
 Ghost  Fire 
Dusk Stone
Dusk Stone
609Chandelure.png
Second evolution
Chandelure
 Ghost  Fire 

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
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 607.png Spr 5b 607.png Spr b 5b 607.png
Spr 5b 607 s.png Spr 5b 607 s.png Spr b 5b 607 s.png
Litwick For other sprites and images, please see Litwick images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Litwick is a combination of Hitodama (a blue, black, or purple-fire associated with ghosts and youkai, equivalent to the western Will-o'-the-wisp) and a candle. It may also be based on the cliché of ghostly floating candles.

Name origin

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

Hitomoshi may be derived from 火点し hitomoshi, to light a lamp or is 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
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヒトモシ Hitomoshi From 火点し hitomoshi
France Flag.png French Funécire From funéraire and cire
Spain Flag.png Spanish Litwick Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Lichtel From Licht and Wichtel
Italy Flag.png Italian Litwick Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불켜미 Bulkyeomi From bul, 켜다 kyeoda, and ~이 ~i; literally means "one who turns on the lights"


External links

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#608: Lampent Lampent


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