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Jirachi

Jirachi (tag: ジラーチ) is a legendary Pokémon appears in the Pokémon series.

Basic Information

Pokédex No.385
Japanese Nameジラーチ(jira-chi)
SpeciesWish Pokémon
TypeSteel/Psychic
Height1'00"/0.3 m
Weight2.4 lbs/1.1 kg
AbilitySerene Grace


Biology

Jirachi is a small, while humanoid Pokémon. On its head is a large, yellow structure that is shaped like a star. There are 3 blue tags on each sharp end of its head, known as a "wish tag". On its belly, there's a third eye, known as its "true eye". (Normally closed, only opens when attacking opponent)

Jirachi hibernates for a thousand year, forming a protective crystalline shell as it sleeps, but it is still capable of fighting while asleep if it is in danger.

Jirachi awakens for a week every thousand year, but can also waken if sung to by a voice of purity. During that periods, Jirachi is said to be able to grant wishes. However, Jirachi's wish granting ability has its limitation, as shown in Jirachi: Wish Maker.

In games

In main game series

In the main game series, Jirachi first appears in Ruby and Saphirre.

Its ability, 'Serence Grace', will double the chance of a move having an additional effect. This, at least in pre-generation VI games, allow Jirachi to do powerful attack with the Iron Head move (a move that can be learn by TM/HM in pre-generation VI games).

However, Jirachi has a weakness; despite being a steel/psychic types, it has less physical attack moves as it relies more on psychic moves. This made worse with generation VI games, where Jirachi cannot learn the Iron Head move.

As Jirachi is a event-only Pokémon, it can be only brought through events and trades. In Japan, it is usually can be brought in Tanabata-related events.

Its signature move is Doom Desire.

In other games

Jirachi appears in Super Smash Bros. series as a Pokéball Pokémon.

Jirachi also appears in Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon as one of the Expedition Society's member lead by Ampharos and is a astronomer. While it asleep, it doesn't awaken easily and is having the terrible sleeping posture.

In anime

Jirachi make its major appearance in the 6th Pokémon movie, Jirachi: Wish Maker.

It is the last voice role of Tomiko Suzuki. She suffered a fatal heart attack and passed away on July 7th, 2003, 12 days before the movie's theatrical release in Japan.

Another Jirachi appeared in the episode "Searching for a Wish!" in the Best Wishes season of the Pokémon TV anime series. Jirachi was yet again appeared in the 2014 Pikachu Shorts "Pikachu, What's This Key For?".

In pixiv

In pixiv, most illustrator post illustrations on july 7th, the day of Tanabata festival (in which Jirachi was mostly associate with). However it is okay to posts Jirachi-related illustrations on any days regardless.

Some illustrations often pairs Jirachi with Kirby because both are associated with star, as shown bellow:

願うはごちそう



Voice actors

Tomiko Suzuki (Jirachi: Wish Maker) (Suzuki's last role)
Mika Kanai (Pokémon Best Wishes TV anime series)
Tomoko Kaneda (Pikachu Shorts)

See Also

Pokémon Legendary Pokemon

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