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|The Wish Pokémon|
|#385 - Jirachi|
|Debut|| Pokémon: Sapphire Version|
Pokémon: Ruby Version
|Height||0.3 m (1'00")|
|Weight||1.1 kg (2.4 lbs.)|
|Catch Rate||003||Hatch Steps||30,720|
|Base Exp.||215||Effort Points||HP|
|Kanto #||Johto #||Hoenn #||Sinnoh #|
|< 385 >||< 201 >|
|Unova #||Johto (IV) #|
Jirachi is a wish-granting legendary Pokémon that was introduced in the third generation Pokémon games. It is available primarily through events.
Jirachi is a special Pokémon with the ability to grant any wish. However, it only remains awake for seven years and then sleeps for a thousand years. Legend says that Jirachi will grant any wish written on the notes attached to its head when it awakens, and that it can be awakened from its sleep if one sang to it in a voice of purity. During its slumber, its body is protected from attack by a tough crystalline shell that surrounds its body. If it senses danger, Jirachi will fight without awakening.
Within the games, it can only be obtained through events or by trading it from one of the special Gamecube games shown below.
Jirachi could be obtained from a special Pokémon Colosseum bonus disc, but this was included in the American release only. In Pokémon Channel, Jirachi is found at Camp Starlight on cloudy or clear nights at the end of the game. In the European version, the option to upload Jirachi to the player's Ruby/Sapphire would be unlocked. These two games are the only method through which Jirachi can be obtained for the third generation games outside of a Nintendo event, but of course only in their respective regions.
In Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, Jirachi can be caught by hitting it three times with a pokeball after winning a special slot game at the Ruins. In Pokémon Trozei!, it can be caught through Random Agent Cards or Mr. Who's Den. Jirachi also appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Teams, where it is found on the ninety-ninth floor of the Wish Cave, and in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness, where it could be caught on the twenty-third basement floor of Final Maze. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, it is found at the bottom of the Star Cave. Jirachi also appeared in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure at the Granite Zone and the Meadow Zone.
- Jirachi appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as one of the Pokémon that could be randomly summoned using the Pokéball item, having a 1-in-493 chance of appearing (reflecting the total amount of Pokémon at the time). It floats away, dropping stickers. A trophy and sticker of Jirachi also appeared in the game.
- Within the Pokémon anime, Jirachi was featured in the sixth movie, where it awakened during the seven days of the Millennium Comet. The rogue Team Magma scientist Butler captured it and made it create a fake Groudon, but it ultimately wound up befriending Max and destroying the fake Groudon.
- Jirachi was also featured in the Emerald arc of the Pokémon Adventures manga, where the seven days of its awakening were during the seven days of the Battle Frontier's opening. Emerald and Guile Hideout competed to try to catch Jirachi, and Guile used one wish to create a fake Kyogre. Emerald is later able to have it grant his wish to restore the petrified Pokédex trainers, and one wish was left over for Scott to use for bringing in a huge audience to his Battle Frontier, at which point Jirachi returned to its slumber.
- Its name seems to come from a Russian word which means "to desire", as well as possibly the Japanes word "sachi" (which means "wish").