Jirachi (Pokémon)

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ジラーチ Jirachi
Artwork from R/S/E
Steel Psychic
Wish Pokémon
Serene Grace
Exp. at Lv. 100
Regional Pokédex numbers
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Regional Browser numbers
0.3 m
2.4 lbs.
1.1 kg
Dex color
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Gender ratio
Undiscovered group 1 cycles*
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
Base Exp.: 215 Battle Exp.: 2151*

Jirachi (Japanese: ジラーチ Jirachi) is a Steel/Psychic-type Pokémon.

Jirachi evolves neither to anything, nor from anything.

Jirachi's signature move is Doom Desire.



Jirachi is a small, white humanoid Pokémon. Jirachi has short, stubby legs like Cleffa and arms that make Jirachi look like it's wearing a long-sleeved shirt. There is a curved line on Jirachi's stomach which, in the anime, conceals a third eye. Jirachi has two yellow streamers on its back. Jirachi appears to be wearing a yellow headdress that resembles a star. Three of the points have a teal-colored tag on them. Jirachi has smooth skin that apparently has the hardness of steel.

Gender differences

Jirachi is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Jirachi has the ability to grant wishes and its signature attack is Doom Desire.


Jirachi spends most of its time asleep and is only awake for seven days once every 1,000 years when a voice of purity sings to it. During this time, Jirachi has the power to grant wishes. When Jirachi is awake, it has a child-like personality.


In the anime, Jirachi hibernates in Forina.


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In the anime

Jirachi's only anime appearance was in Jirachi: Wish Maker. Jirachi will only awaken during the week of the thousand-year comet and if there is a partner that can be its friend. Max filled that role in the movie. However, The Great Butler wanted to use Jirachi's powers to awaken Groudon. It is interesting to note that Jirachi appears to be a masculine pokemon referred to as "he" in the English dub.

In the manga

The seven days Jirachi was awake coincided with the seven days of the opening ceremonies for the Battle Frontier. At the request of Professor Oak, Emerald tried to capture Jirachi while he was there. However, Guile Hideout managed to capture Jirachi first.

In the TCG

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: While in the Ruins, one of the slot machine prizes is the chance to capture Jirachi. Jirachi will move around and must be hit three times in 30 seconds for the capture to be successful. There is only one chance per game.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby A legend states that Jirachi will make true any wish that is written on the notes attached to 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 only awake for only seven days out of a thousand years.
LeafGreen It is said to make any wish come true. It is only awake for only seven days out of a thousand years.
Generation IV
Diamond It is said to use its power to fulfill any wish within the 7 days it awakens every 1000 years.
Pearl It is said to use its power to fulfill any wish within the 7 days it awakens every 1000 years.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
One Pokémon Colosseum bonus disc
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
None Trade
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Generation VI
None Trade

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Camp Starlight (Sunday)
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Ruins Slot Machine
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Wish Cave (99F)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

Type effectiveness

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By leveling up

Game Generation III Generation IV
Start Wish
05 Rest Rest
10 Swift Swift
15 Helping Hand Helping Hand
20 Psychic Psychic
25 Refresh Refresh
30 Rest Rest
35 Double-Edge Zen Headbutt
40 Future Sight Double-Edge
45 Cosmic Power Gravity
50 Doom Desire Heal Wish
55 Future Sight
60 Cosmic Power
65 Last Resort
70 Doom Desire


Game Generation III Generation IV
TM03 Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM04 Calm Mind Calm Mind
TM06 Toxic Toxic
TM10 Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM16 Light Screen Light Screen
TM17 Protect Protect
TM18 Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM20 Safeguard Safeguard
TM21 Frustration Frustration
TM24 Thunderbolt Thunderbolt
TM25 Thunder Thunder
TM27 Return Return
TM29 Psychic Psychic
TM30 Shadow Ball Shadow Ball
TM32 Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect Reflect
TM34 Shock Wave Shock Wave
TM37 Sandstorm Sandstorm
TM40 Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM42 Facade Facade
TM44 Rest Rest
TM48 Skill Swap Skill Swap
TM53 Energy Ball
TM56 Fling
TM57 Charge Beam
TM58 Endure
TM60 Drain Punch
TM67 Recycle
TM68 Giga Impact
TM70 Flash
TM73 Thunder Wave
TM76 Stealth Rock
TM77 Psych Up
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM85 Dream Eater
TM86 Grass Knot
TM87 Swagger
TM89 U-turn
TM90 Substitute
TM91 Flash Cannon
TM92 Trick Room
HM05 Flash

By breeding

Jirachi cannot inherit any moves.

By Move Tutor

In Pokémon Emerald:

Asterisk indicates Battle Frontier tutor move.

Side game data

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It is somewhat similar to the Beanstar from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, being awoken when sung to with a voice of purity.


Jirachi's design and ability of granting wishes probably refer to the habit of "wishing upon a star", so that your wish come true. Considering its humanoid appearance and ability to grant wishes, it is also possible that it was inspired by Arabic myths about genies, or djinn. In some myths, imprisoned genies would grant wishes to the person who released them. The tags of paper on its head are a reference toward Tanabata.

Name origin

Jirachi gets its name from желать zhelatʹ, which is Russian for "to desire".

In other languages

External links

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