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Type(s)
Type Bug  
Species Firefly Pokémon
Abilities Oblivious
Tinted Lens
Prankster (DW)
Pokédex
Volbeat ← 314 → Roselia
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 087 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Central Kalos 134
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Illumise
314
イルミーゼ Irumiize
314Illumise
Generation III
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
0% ♂ / 100 % ♀
Weight Height
39.0 lbs. 17.7 kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Purple Bug
Human-Like
Body Style Footprint
Body12
F314
Cry

Illumise (Japanese: イルミーゼ Irumiize) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is Volbeat's female counterpart.

Biology

Physiology

Illumise has a black and bluish-purple body, 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 its 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 its rear.

Behavior

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

Evolution

Illmumise does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Illumise Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Route 117 Common (Ruby)
Rare (Sapphire)
Emerald Route 117 Common
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Route 229 Common (Diamond)
Rare (Pearl)
Platinum Route 229 Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone, Bug-Catching Contest Common
Black/White Route 3 (White only) Swarm
X/Y Route 7 Common


Pokédex entries

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

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back

Trivia

  • Despite being a firefly, it can be found all day in the wild in Diamond and Pearl, whereas real fireflies are nocturnal.
  • Illumise is the only non-Grass type Pokémon to learn Growth.
  • Illumise and Volbeat are both known as the Firefly Pokémon
  • Despite being a Bug-type, it can't learn any Bug type move via level up or breeding in Generation III. The only Bug-type move it could learn was Silver Wind.
  • Sometimes, it is said that Illumise and Volbeat need each other to keep living. Just like Plusle and Minun.
  • All of Illumise's Pokédex entries mention Volbeat.

Sources

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