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BW131 : The Path That Leads to Goodbye!
Best Wishes series
BW133 : Capacia Island UFO!
Searching for a Wish!
BW132   EP789
Wish on Jirachi! The Seven-Day Miracle!!
First broadcast
Japan June 27, 2013
United States September 28, 2013
English themes
Opening It's Always You and Me
Japanese themes
Opening 夏めく坂道
Ending 手をつなごう
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 三浦陽 Yo Miura
Assistant director 西田健一 Ken'ichi Nishida
Animation director 緒方厚 Atsushi Ogata
No additional credits are available at this time.

Searching for a Wish! (Japanese: ジラーチに願いを!七日間の奇跡!! Wish on Jirachi! The Seven-Day Miracle!!) is the 132nd episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 789th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on June 27, 2013 and in the United States on September 28, 2013.

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Continuing their tour of the Decolore Islands on their way to the Kanto region, our heroes are exploring a rocky, barren part of Capacia Island. After they call it a night and set up camp, Pikachu and Axew are awakened by the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi! It is said that Jirachi wakes up every thousand years for only seven days. As Pikachu and Axew clown around with Jirachi, the noise awakens the rest of our heroes, and when Ash realizes what he’s seeing, he gets excited and runs up to make friends...scaring Jirachi away in the process.

The next morning, as Ash, Cilan, and Iris talk about seeing Jirachi, a girl named Gemma runs up and pleads with them to tell her where it went. It turns out that she desperately wants Jirachi to grant her wish: restoring her mountain home to its former lush, green state. Later, while meeting Gemma’s mother, our heroes learn that her husband has been on a journey for almost two years, trying to discover why the mountain has dried up and become barren. One of the many reasons Gemma is so desperate to have her wish granted is so her father can come back home!

With only seven days before Jirachi goes back to sleep for another thousand years, Ash and friends offer to help Gemma find the elusive Pokémon and get her wish granted. The first time they find it, they approach too quickly, and it flees again. But they keep looking, day after day—and they’re not the only ones. Jessie, James, and Meowth want to get their hands on the Mythical Pokémon, too!

Finally, on the seventh day, they find Jirachi again, and this time, Gemma stays calm. When she asks for her wish to be granted, Jirachi agrees—only to be caught by Team Rocket! But Gemma’s bravery, our heroes’ battling skills, and Jirachi’s amazing power combine to free Jirachi and send Team Rocket blasting off again.

Jirachi is exhausted and injured from the ordeal. Gemma’s father arrives and leads them up to the Mountain Shrine, where Gemma makes a new wish: she just wants Jirachi to be OK. Her wish is granted, and as Jirachi regains its energy, water begins to flow again from inside the mountain. Gemma’s family is reunited, the mountain is on its way to recovery, and Jirachi returns to its thousand-year sleep as our heroes continue their journey.


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Ash and his friends are still on Capacia Island. One night, Pikachu and Axew witness a rare event: the 1,000 year awakening of the Pokémon Jirachi, which only wakes for seven days. When Ash decides to introduce himself, Jirachi, who was scared of humans, leaves. The next day, the group meets a young girl who needs Jirachi to make her wish to make the land fertile come true. Ash and his friends decide to help her find Jirachi during the seven days it's awake, but it is nowhere to be found. Will they find Jirachi before the end of seven days, and before Team Rocket gets a hold of Jirachi?

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.


Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts



Dare da?


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Jirachi



Meowth's tail error
  • When Team Rocket is shown tired and slightly injured, Meowth's tail is fully colored brown, while half of it should be cream-colored.
  • In the Polish airing of the episode, the Who's That Pokémon? answer has a picture of Dunsparce instead of Jirachi.

Dub edits

In other languages

BW131 : The Path That Leads to Goodbye!
Best Wishes series
BW133 : Capacia Island UFO!
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