Jirachi is a dual type Steel and Psychic Mythical Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon. Take a look below for 27 awesome and interesting facts about Jirachi.
1. Jirachi is a small, white, humanoid Pokemon.
2. It has short, stubby legs and comparatively longer arms.
3. There are flaps on the underside of its arms, which give the impression of long sleeves.
4. On its belly is a curved seam, which conceals a third eye, known as its “true” eye.
5. Additionally, it has a normal pair of circular eyes on its face, with small, blue triangular markings underneath.
6. On its head is a large, yellow structure with three points extending outward: one from the top and one on either side.
7. On each point is a teal tag, known as a “wish tag”.
8. A rounded extension hangs from either side of the yellow structure, framing Jirachi’s face.
9. Two yellow streamers flow from this Pokémon’s back, resembling comet tails.
10. Jirachi hibernates for extensive periods, forming a protective crystalline shell as it sleeps. However, it is still capable of fighting while asleep if it is in danger.
11. It awakens for seven days every thousand years, but can also waken if sung to by a voice of purity.
12. During the short periods when it is awake, Jirachi is said to grant wishes. However, in the anime, Jirachi cannot create an object that is desired from a wish. Instead, it teleports the desired object to the person that made the wish.
13. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Jirachi’s wishes are granted by writing on the three tags located on its head.
14. Due to only having three tags, Jirachi can only grant three wishes.
15. The anime further reveals that Jirachi’s awakening is linked to the Millennium Comet and that its third eye has the ability to absorb the energy Jirachi needs for hibernation.
16. Although it is extremely rare, Jirachi can be found in the mountains.
17. Jirachi is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Doom Desire.
18. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Team Aqua leader Archie uses Jirachi’s power to create a Kyogre monster, whereas in the anime movie Jirachi: Wish Maker, former Team Magma member Butler uses Jirachi’s power to create a Groudon monster.
19. Jirachi was the first Pokémon to be distributed via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Previously, only the event items needed to obtain Pokémon had been distributed via Wi-Fi.
20. Jirachi is the only Generation III Pokémon that cannot be obtained in any of the Hoenn-based games without an event.
21. Jirachi is the only pre-Generation IV Legendary or Mythical Pokémon that has not been featured in any of the Ranger games.
22. Although Jirachi is genderless in the main games, it is referred to as male in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon.
23. Despite being legitimately obtainable in earlier games, Shiny Jirachi were previously locked out of Generation VI’s Wi-Fi features prior to an update; this makes Jirachi the only Pokémon to have undergone this kind of issue.
24. Jirachi’s design and ability of granting wishes probably refer to the habit of “wishing upon a star”, so that the wish will come true. Considering its humanoid appearance and ability to grant wishes, it is also possible that it was inspired by Arabic myths about the jinn. 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 the paper strips written on Tanabata.
25. Jirachi debuted in a major role in Jirachi: Wish Maker. It was revealed to only awaken during the week of the Millennium Comet, where it would search for a partner to be its friend, with the honor in the movie going to Max. However, by the end of the movie, Jirachi went back to sleep, much to Max’s sadness.
26. Jirachi made its main series debut in Searching for a Wish!. A young girl named Gemma had been in pursuit of Jirachi, since she wanted it to grant her wish to restore her valley to the vibrant land it once was. Jirachi was initially shy towards her, but in the end, it warmed up to her and granted her wish before falling asleep again.
27. A Jirachi appeared in Pikachu, What’s This Key?. It was one of the Mythical Pokémon visited by Pikachu and his friends, courtesy of Klefki’s keys.