I originally asked this over on gaming.stackexchange.com as it concerns terminology used in a video game, but I was told it belonged here instead, so here goes.
In the video game Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky (and possibly Red/Blue Rescue Team as well; it's been a while), whenever the ability Illuminate activates, spawning a new enemy pokémon on the floor, the text "(pokémon with illuminate) blinked!" is shown.
Why the use of the word "blinked" here? I don't understand the connection between blinking and a new enemy appearing.
Is this perhaps some text left over from other (non-Pokémon) Mystery Dungeon games, in which context it perhaps makes more sense? I've not played any of them, but that's the only explanation that I can think of that would make sense.