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.
– Pokemon Sapphire Pokedex
I guess I should’ve put up Jirachi on Tanabata (July 7th), oh well…
Jirachi is the first Steel type legendary. I’m not sure why it’s Steel type, perhaps because it’s based on a shooting star.
In the anime, it was the star of the 6th movie Jirachi Wish Maker, but has never made an appearance in the series itself. Perhaps it’s because Jirachi is an event legendary?
Stat-wise, Jirachi has 100 in every stat, making it very versatile. Its type combination has a lot of resistances, one immunity, and only 2 weaknesses. It can also learn a large variety of attacking and supporting moves. Plus, its ability Serene Grace allows it to take advantage of many move’s secondary effects, like Iron Head and Zen Headbutt. Its signature move Doom Desire has been made more powerful in Gen V, raising its base power to 140 from 120, and accuracy is now 100% instead of 85%. But sadly, Jirachi is an event Pokemon, and therefore, hard to get legally.