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Litwick (Japanese: ヒトモシ Hitomoshi) is a Ghost/Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Litwick seems to be based upon a lit candle. It is white and cylindrical in shape with small yellow eyes, one of which is hidden by what appears to be a flap of melted wax; the drooping wax covers and encircles the top of Litwick's head. It has small stubby hands and a small grinning mouth that appear to be drips of wax. Due to its Ghost typing, Litwick's ethereal body is incapable of melting. The flame on its head is of purple color and has supernatural qualities.

Behavior

As a Ghost type Pokémon, Litwick tend to be mischievous and cruel. It tends to live in old mansions and dilapidated places. It lures people and Pokémon with its mysterious purple flame into following them, only to in reality absorb their life energy. In the anime, they are shown to steal life energy from People and Pokémon, while leading them into the Spirit World.

Evolution

Litwick evolves into Lampent at level 41 and into Chandelure when a Dusk Stone is used.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Celestial Tower Common
X/Y Lost Hotel Common
OR/AS Trade None


Pokédex Entries

  • 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

    Its flame is usually out, but it starts shining when it absorbs life force from people or Pokémon.

  • 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.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
50
Attack
30
Defense
55
Sp. Atk
65
Sp. Def
55
Speed
20
Total
275

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
3 Minimize —% 10 Normal Status
5 Smog 30 70% 20 Poison Special
7 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special
10 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
13 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special
16 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
20 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 Fire Special
24 Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status
28 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special
33 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status
38 Inferno 100 50% 5 Fire Special
43 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
49 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
55 Pain Split —% 20 Normal Status
61 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
3 Minimize —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
5 Smog 30 70% 20 Poison Special Type Tough 4 0 ♥
7 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
10 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
13 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
16 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
20 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
24 Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
28 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special Type Clever 2 1 ♥
33 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status Type Tough 8 0 ♥
38 Inferno 100 50% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
43 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
49 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
55 Pain Split —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
61 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
3 Minimize —% 20 Normal Status
5 Smog 20 70% 20 Poison Special
7 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special
10 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
13 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special
16 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
20 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 Fire Special
24 Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status
28 Hex 50 100% 10 Ghost Special
33 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status
38 Inferno 100 50% 5 Fire Special
43 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
49 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
55 Pain Split —% 20 Normal Status
61 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Acid Eelektrik, Eelektross 40 100% 30 Poison Special
Acid Armor Grimer, Grimer, Muk, Muk —% 20 Poison Status
Captivate Gardevoir 100% 20 Normal Status
Clear Smog Koffing, Weezing, Slugma, Magcargo 50 —% 15 Poison Special
Endure Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Status
Haze Koffing, Weezing, Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 30 Ice Status
Heat Wave Slugma, Magcargo, Litwick, Lampent, Chandelure 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Power Split Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 10 Psychic Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Acid Eelektrik, Eelektross 40 100% 30 Poison Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
Acid Armor Grimer, Muk —% 20 Poison Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Captivate Gardevoir 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Clear Smog Koffing, Weezing, Slugma, Magcargo 50 —% 15 Poison Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Endure Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
Haze Koffing, Weezing, Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 30 Ice Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Heat Wave Slugma, Magcargo, Litwick, Lampent, Chandelure 95 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Power Split Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Acid Eelektrik, Eelektross 40 100% 30 Poison Special
Acid Armor Grimer, Muk —% 40 Poison Status
Captivate Gardevoir 100% 20 Normal Status
Clear Smog Koffing, Weezing 50 —% 15 Poison Special
Endure Stunfisk —% 10 Normal Status
Haze Koffing, Weezing, Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 30 Ice Status
Heat Wave Slugma, Magcargo 100 90% 10 Fire Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Heat Wave B2W2 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Pain Split B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
Trick B2W2 100% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Litwick BW Litwick BW Litwick BW Back
Shiny Litwick BW Shiny Litwick BW Shiny Litwick BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Litwick XY Litwick XY LitwickBackXY
LitwickShinyXY LitwickShinyXY LitwickBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearance

Anime

Litwick anime

A Litwick in BW029

In BW028 A group of Litwick appeared where they, along with a Lampent tried to attack Ash and friends, Jessie, James and Meowth. When Team Rocket sought to make the abandoned mansion the Litwick inhabited into their Unova headquarters, the Litwick decided to play them for the fools they are and suck out their life force to keep their candles burning. However, they were stopped.

Trivia

  • Litwick's cry starts off high pitched but echoes near the end almost sounding like its in a cave.
  • Litwick's "hairstyle" appears to be based off the wax that drips off a candle while burning.
  • Despite being known to leech life energy, it can not learn any draining moves.
  • In Pokémon-Amie, one can pet a Litwick's flame and not be burned by it, instead, it will cause the "Transparent Hand" affect which is common from petting Ghost Types in Pokémon-Amie, it shares this trait with its evolutionary family.

Origin

Litwick is based on a haunted candle. The purple flames of this Pokémon's line are a play on the depiction of ghosts/spirits appearing as ghostly flames/lights in Japanese culture, or the legend of the will-o'-the-wisp.

Etymology

Litwick's name is derived from the words "lit", "little", and "wick" or possibly "wicked" (on account of its highly mischievous ways of tricking people and Pokémon).

Gallery

See also

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