Mega Rayquaza < Jirachi > Deoxys
Wish Pokémon
Steel.gif Psychic.gif
1′ (0.3m)
2.4 lbs. (1.1kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless
Female: Genderless
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Jirachi (ジラーチ) is the 201st Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Steel/Psychic Type, and it is known as the Wish Pokémon.

Jirachi uses the Serene Grace Ability. This Ability doubles the chances of an attack's secondary effect taking place.

Jirachi does not evolve and does not have a pre-evolved form.

Jirachi cannot breed as it is in the Undiscovered Egg Group. It takes Jirachi 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Jirachi takes on the appearance of a fairy that came from the stars, as its head takes the appearance of the top three points of a star.

Gender Differences

Jirachi is a Genderless Pokémon.

Game Information

Original Games

Like Mew and Celebi before it, Jirachi is only available through promotions from Nintendo, Special Events, the Pokémon Colosseum Bonus Disk or Pokémon Channel is required to obtain a Jirachi in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. FireRed and Leaf Green can still Trade with either of the aforementioned games to obtain a Jirachi.

In the Generation IV games a Jirachi can be obtained via a Nintendo WiFi Download event (which lasted a limited amount of time in ), or by transferring one from a Generation III game by way of Pal Park.

A Jirachi that was received on a game from the Fourth Generation that gets traded to either Heart Gold or Soul Silver will also unlock a special course on the Pokéwalker, the Night Sky's Edge course.

Spin-Off Games

Jirachi's rarity extends to the Spin-Off games as well, only appearing at Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Jirachi can be found on the 99th Floor of Wish Cave in the first run of Mystery Dungeon games. Jirachi is found on the 23rd Floor of Final Maze in Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness; in Explorers of Sky Jirachi is at the botoom of Star Cave. In Mystery Dungeon 3, Jirachi appears on the 28th Floor of each game's respective Secret area, but only as part of a WiiConnect24 Event.

Jirachi has yet to appear in any of the Pokémon Ranger games. Jirachi does appear, however, in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure after you beat all the high scores on "Venusaur's Rope Swinging" in the Granite Zone.

Jirachi can be found at Firebreathing Mountain Tower 3-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after meeting 40 people.

Trading Card Game

Jirachi appears in a total of 8 sets, the 6th Movie Halfdeck, Play Promotional (2; 1 EX Card), PokéPark Forest, a Nintendo Promotion and the 10th Movie Commemoration Set.

All 8 of Jirachi's TCG Appearances are as Rare Cards in the following sets: EX Team Magma Vs Team Aqua (Hidden), EX Hidden Legends, EX Deoxys, EX Crystal Guardians (EX Card), Legends Awakened, Rising Rivals, Unleashed, and Call of Legends sets.

Other Appearances

Like Mew and Celebi before it, Jirachi is one of the Pokémon that appears from a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Instead of doing damage, it slowly flies off, dropping Stickers, which fall slowly to the floor.

Anime/Manga Information


Jirachi has yet to appear in one of the TV episodes.


Jirachi is the primary focus and a main character of the 6th Movie, Jirachi Wishmaker, in which Ash and company find come across a Jirachi at an amusement park. However, a member of Team Magma has fell intentions, using a wish from Jirachi to create a fake version of the Ancient Pokémon Groudon.

Jirachi also makes cameo appearances in The Rise of Darkrai and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.


Jirachi would awaken from its millennium-long slumber during the opening of Hoenn's Battle Frontier, which would be sought out by both Guile Hideout and Emerald, but for two very different reasons. Guile Hideout would be the one to capture Jirachi, and he used its wishing powers to create a monstrous Kyogre with the intention of flooding the Battle Frontier.

However, Emerald would also have a wish granted by Jirachi, which would turn the tide in the struggle against Guile Hideout. His wish to Jirachi was to free the other five Pokédex holders that had become petrified during a battle that involved both Deoxys and Mewtwo.

Jirachi would fulfill one more wish. Scott wished for the Battle Frontier to have more visitors, after which it would begin its millennium-long slumber once again.

Jirachi appears in Chapters 310, 311, 313-316, 318, 319, 323-326, 328-335 & 337.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Jirachi resides in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. With solid defenses and typing, Jirachi acts as a phenomenal check to a number of threat in OU, such as Mega Diancie, Clefable, Mega Gardevoir, and Latios. Its huge movepool allows it to take on many different roles, from offensive sets that allow Jirachi to revenge kill or lure in specific threats or defensive sets having immense utility with Wish. Serene Grace as an ability gives Jirachi the ability to turn the tides against the opponent by giving Jirachi's attacks a better chance for secondary effects to occur, which is particularly notable with Iron Head and its 60% flinch chance when considering Serene Grace. Jirachi's best set is a Stealth Rock set where it can act as a nice check to a large chunk of special attacking threats while having Healing Wish to heal up a teammate fully in exchange for its own life. Its Choice Scarf set can revenge kill threats while acting as a pivot with U-turn and having great utility with a fast Healing Wish to ensure a Pokémon can be healthy when it switches in. Other notable sets include a Substitute + Toxic set that can wear down Pokémon meant to counter Jirachi while having Iron Head to potentially prevent foes from healing up, a mixed attacker lure set that can surprise unsuspecting Pokémon with moves like Icy Wind and Thunderbolt, and a specially defensive set that is among the best counters for Mega Gardevoir while providing Wish support for itself and the team. Jirachi's biggest flaw is its relatively average offenses with low powered STAB moves that can be problematic when considering dangerous threats like Mega Charizard X and Garchomp can easily switch in.

Jirachi is also a viable option in the Uber tier of competitive battling. With a typing that allows for it to check various threats such as Latios, Latias, and Mega Diancie, Jirachi can be a useful utility Pokémon for teams. Its Choice Scarf set acts as a pivot that can annoy opposing teams with Iron Head flinches and heal up a Pokémon with Healing Wish. Jirachi differentiates itself from other specially defensive Steel-types with its access to Wish and its ability to paralyze Ground-types with Body Slam. Wish is especially helpful for Pokémon that lack reliable recovery such as Mega Diancie, Primal Groudon, and Giratina-O. The most glaring flaws in Jirachi are its tendency to be bait for huge threats such as Primal Groudon, Ho-oh, and Ghost Arceus. With its pitifully weak damage output, Jirachi can prove to be easy set-up bait for specific threats and lacks the ability to heavily damage Pokémon even with super effective attacks.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Obtain from Special Event
Pokémon Colosseum Bonus Disk
Pokémon Channel
FireRed/LeafGreen None Obtain from Special Event or Trade
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
None Obtain from Special Event
GBA Transfer via Pal Park
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby A legend states that Jirachi will make true any wish that is written on notes attached to its head when it awakens. If this Pokémon senses danger, it will fight without awakening.
Sapphire Jirachi will awaken from its sleep of a thousand years if you sing to it in a voice of purity. It is said to make true any wish that people desire.
Emerald Jirachi is said to make wishes come true. While it sleeps, a tough crystalline shell envelops the body to protect it from enemies.
FireRed It is said to make any wish come true. It is awake for only seven days out of a thousand years.
LeafGreen It is said to make any wish come true. It is awake for only seven days out of a thousand years.
IV Diamond It is said to have the ability to grant any wish for just one week every thousand years.
Pearl It is said to have the ability to grant any wish for just one week every thousand years.
Platinum It is said to have the ability to grant any wish for just one week every thousand years.
HeartGold Generations have believed that any wish written on a note on its head will come true when it awakens.
SoulSilver Generations have believed that any wish written on a note on its head will come true when it awakens.
V Black It is said to have the ability to grant any wish for just one week every thousand years.
White It is said to have the ability to grant any wish for just one week every thousand years.
Black 2 It is said to have the ability to grant any wish for just one week every thousand years.
White 2 It is said to have the ability to grant any wish for just one week every thousand years.
VI X Generations have believed that any wish written on a note on its head will come true when it awakens.
Y It is said to have the ability to grant any wish for just one week every thousand years.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 310 404 .
184 205 299 328
184 205 299 328
Sp. Atk
184 205 299 328
Sp. Def
184 205 299 328
184 205 299 328


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Wish Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
Rest Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
10 Swift Normal.gif 60 N/A Special.png
15 Helping Hand Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
20 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
25 Refresh Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
35 Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png
40 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
45 Gravity Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
50 Healing Wish Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
55 Future Sight Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
60 Cosmic Power Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
65 Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
70 Doom Desire Steel.gif 140 100 Special.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM03 Psyshock Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM92 Trick Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Jirachi cannot breed and therefore doesn't have any Egg Moves.

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Drain Punch Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Magic Coat Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Magic Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Recycle Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Skill Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves


Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Metronome Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Nightmare Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves


Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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