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on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Type: Psychic / Steel.
Ability: Serene Grace.
Locations: Transfer from GBA (Diamond, Pearl), Special Event,
Colosseum Bonus Disk, Pokémon Channel (GBA Versions).
ERRATA: I made a terrible mistake last week; Deoxys is #386, not
#336 as I said, sorry.
Hi everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re
reviewing Jirachi, the wish Pokémon.
I always get some trade requests looking for Jirachi, and it is
normal, Jirachi was even harder to get for some of you guys than
other legends Like Lugia or Mew (outside the USA). But besides a
good natured Jirachi is pretty rare, it is not the best
mini-legend out there. Its type combination is interesting,
being strong against ghost and dark. Its stats aren’t great, but
it is a pretty hard to beat Pokémon, so it’s not that bad
Serene Grace is a pretty cool ability, if you feel lucky maybe
you will be, and it’s your move’s effects are going to activate
Let’s move on to the move combinations, let’s see what’s up with
Nature: Modest (+ Special attack, - Attack).
EV´s: 252 Special attack, 252 HP, 6 Speed.
- Calm mind / Cosmic power
Use Calm mind or Cosmic power until you feel you are going to
die, then use wish and protect combo. After that you have only
one attack to sweep, it is a pretty risky set, and somehow
predictable, but you can make a wish and switch to recover
another member of your team.
Nature: Timid (+ Speed, - Attack).
EV´s: 252 Special attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP.
- Water pulse
- Calm mind / Cosmic power
This set is made for you if you feel lucky. Serene Grace is
capable of activating three different effects with this set, any
of them mean advantage.
When should I use this Pokémon?
Using it would be a very rare situation. There are not a lot of
trainers who train and use it competitively. However, you can
always use it to battle your friends. Doom Desire is a pretty
good move too.
What should I use against this Pokémon?
You can use a lot of things against the first set. Having only
one offensive attack, you can confuse it, burn it and taunt it.
Houndoom does it pretty cool. Shiftry and Cacturne are awesome
against the second set.
The wish maker is one of those Pokémon that sound like a good
idea; unfortunately the kind of steel/psychic is Metagross, any
day. And Mew is still far better than Celebi or Jirachi.
Hope you enjoyed.
Gaah, I really want this one,
or atleast the data on it =(
Oh well, atleast I will review it.
This ability is kinda funny if I have understand it right. You
Pulse, instead of 20% chance to confuse it has 40% chance of
Doubles the chance something will happen.
Will do a Special Sweeper with this one so I chose to raise
S.atk and lower
Raises S.Atk. in a pinch.
Weakness against Fire and Ground, that was very little for a
Attacks are regualr sweeping attacks.
Wish is to get some life back, just hope that it will be fast
Was hard, thought he could learn more attacks.
If anyone has any Event Legendary that I can get data on, just
Over and Out
Jirachi is classified by
different players as to fit into different groupings. Some allow
it to be used where stronger pokemon such as deoxys and ho-oh
are forbidden. In such an environment, Jirachi's decent stats
and moveset can be very effective. Against forces such as Mewtwo
however, Jirachi cannot stand as strong and is outshone by other