I swear there was a Charles Dickens character called Litwick or something
The 5th Gen was good for Ghosts, and Litwick is no exception. It's also good for Fire-types, because up until now, there weren't any 3-stage Fire evolution except for starters, and Magmar. which is actually kinda insane, when I think about it. Fire is such a popular and "core" type, yet there aren't that many of them, and if you want the fun and glory of a 3-stage Fire buddy, you'd better pick it as your starter or be in a game with Magby.
anyways, we came here today to talk about Litwick. Who is essentially just a little stump of a candle, but a damn good one. He fills two much-needed niches, and is super cute. also you know he's a Ghost-type because his flame is blue-purple, which is a prime color for ghost flames, the other being blue-green.
But the thing I'm wondering is, is that little U shape a mouth in a smile, or a cartoon bulbous nose? in his 3D model, it does protrude out. But it also has the line drawn. Perhaps he's got a big upper lip? please tell me your opinions in the comments, truly this is a mystery that needs to be solved.