Illuminate(JP) is a Pokémon ability introduced in the third generation.


This ability has no effect in battle.

Outside of Battle

If the Pokémon with Illuminate is the leading party member, it increases the encounter rate by 100%. It shares the effect with Arena Trap and Swarm.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Pokémon that are damaged blinks when damaged and summons a hostile Pokémon randomly on the floor.

Pokémon with the Ability

Staryu Starmie Chinchou Lanturn Volbeat
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Watchog Morelull Shiinotic
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