Illumise

Illumise is a Bug type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Firefly Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 314
Type Bug
Species Firefly Pokémon
Height 0.6 m (2′00″)
Weight 17.7 kg (39.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Oblivious
2. Tinted Lens
Prankster (hidden ability)
Local № 087 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
134 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
090 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 150 (19.6% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 151
Growth Rate Fluctuating

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug, Human-Like
Gender 0% male, 100% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 47
89 212
Defense 75
139 273
Sp. Atk 73
135 269
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 85
157 295
Total 430 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Illumise.

Evolution chart

Illumise changes

Pokédex entries

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.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It guides VOLBEAT to draw signs in night skies. There are scientists that study the patterns it creates.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
With its sweet aroma, it guides VOLBEAT to draw signs with light in the night sky.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Its fragrance attracts a swarm of VOLBEAT, so they draw over 200 patterns in the night sky.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
With its sweet aroma, it guides Volbeat to draw signs with light in the night sky.
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.

Moves learned by Illumise

Moves learnt by level up

Illumise learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Play NiceNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
9CharmFairyStatus 100
12Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
15Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100
19MoonlightFairyStatus
22WishNormalStatus
26EncoreNormalStatus 100
29FlatterDarkStatus 100
33Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
36Helping HandNormalStatus
40Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
43Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
47CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
50InfestationBugSpecial 20 100

Egg moves

Illumise learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Illumise egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AromatherapyGrassStatus
Baton PassNormalStatus
Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
CaptivateNormalStatus 100
Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
EncoreNormalStatus 100
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
GrowthNormalStatus
Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Illumise can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
DefogFlyingStatus
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Illumise is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Illumise can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Illumise learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Play NiceNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
9CharmFairyStatus 100
12Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
15Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100
19MoonlightFairyStatus
22WishNormalStatus
26EncoreNormalStatus 100
29FlatterDarkStatus 100
33Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
36Helping HandNormalStatus
40Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
43Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
47CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
50InfestationBugSpecial 20 100

Egg moves

Illumise learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Illumise egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baton PassNormalStatus
Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
CaptivateNormalStatus 100
Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
EncoreNormalStatus 100
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
GrowthNormalStatus
Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Illumise is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Illumise can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Illumise sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Illumise  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Illumise  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Illumise  sprite from Black & White Illumise  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Illumise Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Illumise Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Illumise Shiny sprite from Black & White Illumise Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Illumise

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 117
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 117
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 229
HeartGold
SoulSilver
National Park
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Route 3
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 7
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 117
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Illumise
Japanese イルミーゼ (Illumise)
German Illumise
French Lumivole

Name origin

illuminate
bring light to