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What is a good moveset for Jirachi?

2 votes

Mine currently has confusion(planning on replaceing for psychic),

wish, swift, and draco meteor.

Annoying paraflincher Learnset

asked Jul 7, 2010 by Speed freak
retagged Oct 12 by Mewderator
Lol@DT Annoying paraflincher Learnset? Wow someone does not like Paraflinch.
Ahem, Nobody likes Para-Flinch

21 Answers

5 votes

OK I am answering my own question becuase the answers stink.

Thunder(Huge power and 60% paralysis chance with serene grace)

Water pulse(Covers weaknesses in one move)


Wish/Doom desire/Flash cannon(Healing, Big damage, or STAB with coverage)

Note: Doom desire gets neither STAB or super effectcivity

answered Feb 20, 2011 by Speed freak
The old answers stunk.
5 votes

Hmmm, let's just get the obvious one out of the way...

THUNDER WAVE / BODY SLAM (Commence with Para-flinch and opponents hating you! Body Slam is a little less favorable, as Gengar has high countering potential. Thunder Wave is also blocked by Ground-types and deals no damage but it's still a mater of preference)

IRON HEAD (Flinch chance!)

ZEN HEADBUTT (More flinch Chance!)

WATER PULSE (Nice chance of confusion; coverage against Fire and Ground-types)

Your basic Serene Grace Abuse set. Slow down faster opposition with Thunder Wave, then proceed with annoying and damaging at the same time! Don't think this requires much explanation; just be wary of people rage-quitting.

answered Aug 30, 2011 by ~-~WILL~-~
5 votes

Choice Scarf Wishmaker


Jirachi @ Choice Scarf
Ability/Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 HP / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Iron Head
- Body Slam
- Drain Punch/U-turn/Fire Punch
- Trick

Choice Scarf Jirachi, one of the most unexpected Scarfers in the OU metagame (at the moment) due to it's unseen potential. Maximum Spd and Attack with slight HP complimented by a +Atk Nature allow Jirachi to deal decent damage. Jirachi's laughable 100 Atk becomes no laughing matter at all when it's using STAB Iron Head's flinch rate to abuse it's Serene Grace ability. Trick is Jirachi's technique against Stallers and Set Up Sweepers, outspeeding the majority of it's foes and locking them into a move. Body Slam negates the Speed boost of the Scarf, rendering the foe with a useless item that locks them into a move, while also setting up a ParaFlinch strategy with Iron Head. Drain Punch eliminates the Steel type Pokemon reisisting Iron Head and Body Slam (watch out for Jellicent however), or you can decided to use U-turn as a Pivot attack for offensive momentum/pressure. Take a look at OU's most Under-Used Scarfer, Jirachi!

answered Jan 18, 2013 by Enoch.EXE
edited Jun 10, 2013 by the_netts
Jirachi @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Iron Head
- Body Slam
- U-turn
- Trick
I will hunt down whoever downvoted
4 votes

Jirachi @ Choice Specs

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Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature

- Doom Desire
- Psyshock
- Hidden Power [Fire]/Thunder
- Icy Wind/Flash Cannon

I'm honestly surprised no one thought this up earlier. Yes, Specs Jirachi. It hits a lot harder than you might think, and it has this perk caked Doom Desire. Most of the time people scoff at Doom Desire, until they realize that behind Specs it completely destroys most OU Pokemon. People underestimate it, only to be wrecked 2 turns later. Psyshock is your Psychic STAb ofc, and HP Fire beats other Steel types, while Thunder should replace it when under rain. Icy Wind is preferred for assassinating ground types, or Flash Cannon can be used for a more reliable steel STAB. The cool thing about this set is that it is extremely hard to predict, as almost all Jirachi's now are paraflinchers and the occasional Scarf. Doom Desire works to lure in water and steel types (Or Blissey) to absorb the hit, and when they come in, bring in something like Breloom to set up. Alternatively, if there is nothing to efficiently sponge the hit, something gonna die.

answered Aug 6, 2013 by the_netts
It learns Future Sight too :P
You aren't drunk enough for it to be Psychic.
oh ok, thanks for the handy tip :) @ B3N

I am guessing because there are enough  powerful psychc moves whiles there are only a few powerful special steel moves. If it was psychic they would have to evacuate all Pokemon (barring dark types) :P @ DF
I've always thought DD was psychic type -_-
oh, dear corns o.o
2 votes

Looks like there is no full on Physical set...better get one done.


Nature: Jolly
Ability: Serene-HAX
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 hp

Body-Slam: Let the Parahax begin!
U-Turn: Yes I just switched to a counter to youuuu.... what come back here!!!
Ice-Punch: Coverage

The most annoying Metal Pixie in the history of the world

answered Aug 31, 2011 by Speed freak
1 vote

Wish Support Jirachi-leftovers/impish nature

Wish:his signature move(works better than most recovering moves as it can heal team-mates).

U-turn:provides good coverage and works great with wish.

Psychic/Flash Cannon:you need at least one attack move.

Calm Mind/Cosmic Power:I like these 2 stat moves(another one I like is thunder wave/toxic-protect or water pulse like you said).

I like this guy because he can take hits and stall for a while, and at the same time provide great team support. Plus, with only 2 weaknesses, he can be pretty hard to bring down. Sorry this answer was a tad late!

answered Jun 14, 2011 by AleX647
1 vote

Jirachi @ Leftovers

Trait: Serene Grace

EVs: 176 HP / 128 Atk / 76 Def / 128 SAtk

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Iron Head/Zen Headbutt (Flinch hax anyone? + STAB)

  • Water Pulse (Coverage of weaknesses)

  • Thunder/Thunderbolt (Good Power + decent accuracy, or average power + good accuracy, with
    60% chance for paralysis. Can you say para-hax?

  • Wish (Wish Support. The EVs in HP will help heal even more if you decide to pass it on.)

answered Jun 14, 2011 by Linkpower22
thunderbolt only has a 20% chance
It has serene grace
1 vote

Geinie (Jirachi) @ Leftovers

Role: Staller

Trait: Serene Grace

EVs: 128 Def / 252 SAtk / 128 SDef

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Cosmic Power
  • Toxic
  • Psyshock
  • Wish
answered Jul 1, 2011 by Josh
Physical with Iron Head / Zen Headbutt would be better (instead of Psyshock)
not really. there is some other pokemon in the OU teir such as Blissey and Chansey with a large number of Sp.def
1 vote

Rain Jirachi @Leftovers
Nature: Timid
EV's: 252 SpA,252Spe,4HP

~Calm Mind
~Water Pulse

This set is amazing. Most people won't expect it and will try to use intimidate or burns to mess you up. Calm mind makes it an excellent special tank and unfazed by fire in the rain. Thunder gives the opponent annoying paralysis 60% of the time and added coverage+confusion in the form of Water Pulse which is actually powerful after a calm mind in the rain. Substitute prevents other status/Leech seed damage or you can get extra recovery with wish.

answered Mar 8, 2013 by Graphic Mist
1 vote

Offensive Mixed Jirachi
Jirachi @ Expert Belt/Life Orb
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 184 Atk / 168 SpA / 156 Spe
Naive Nature
- Iron Head
- Fire Punch/U-turn
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]

answered Jul 16, 2014 by Dudeicolo
1 vote

Jirachi @ Apicot Berry
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 84 HP / 252 Atk / 172 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Natural Gift
- Iron Head
- Thunder Wave / Body Slam
- U-turn / Stealth Rock

Jirachi suffers from Pokemon such as Heatran and Magnezone frequently in OU, and has nothing to deal with them outside of the rare Drain Punch. However, this set attempts to correct that by using Natural Gift, turning Apicot Berry into a 100 BP Ground type move that will most certainly OHKO Heatran and Magnezone (unless you're at like -6 and burned). The other two attacking moves consists of Jirachi's standard moves to paraflinch. The last slot can be tweaked to suit your Pokemon's needs, ranging from U-turn, to SR, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, Wish, Toxic, and more. However, U-turn is great for scouting switches, and SR is great to abuse the switches Jirachi can force.

EVs allow Jirachi to outspeed Timid Heatran, and the rest goes into Attack to hit has hard as possible, The remaining are used in HP to allow Jirachi to take hits better.

answered Oct 12 by Mewderator
0 votes

Item: Leftovers
Ability: Serene-grace
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 Defense, 252 S.Defense, 6 Hp


Wall of death. Cosmic-power is for boosting defenses. Wish is for healing. Toxic is for Stalling. Doom-desire is to prevent taunt from killing you and deals typeless damage which is very useful.

answered Nov 10, 2011 by Speed freak
0 votes

Jirachi @ Lagging Tail
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Doom Desire
- Cosmic Power
- Wish
- Trick

answered Mar 3, 2012 by Ninja
0 votes

This set doesn't abuse Serene Grace but it makes Jirachi look invincible if used properly.

Jirachi @ Leftovers
EVs- 252 HP/192 Def/28 sAtk/32 sDef
Nature- Bold
Ability- Serene Grace
- Doom Desire
- Psychic
- Wish
- Calm Mind

The strategy is that you use Doom Desire, then Wish & then use Calm Mind. THis combination is powerful & will make Jirachi look indestructible. Calm Mind is used to buff up Jirachi's Special Defences so less EV's are needed in Special Defence. Jirachi's STAB moves work well together so that it has near perfect coverage, with only steel types resisting, but with enough calm minds, steels shouldn't stand a chance. Wish provides good support for Jirachi & his team.

answered Jun 27, 2012 by Eoko
0 votes

Ok, here's mine:


Jirachi @ Leftovers
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 244 Atk/ 200 HP/ 64 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk,-SAtk)

  • Iron Head
  • Thunder Wave
  • Swagger
  • Substitute

This set completely abuses of Jirachi's Ability, Serene Grace. Iron Head has a higher chance to make the foe flinch and Thunder Wave for paralysis. Swagger is for confusing the foe. ParaFlinchFusion. Super Hax. The opponent will very likely not attack. If he does, he will have to break through your Substitute. Super annoying.

answered Jun 27, 2012 by JirachiCelebiMew
Swagger isn't that necessary seeing as there are alot of OU pokemon that can resist steel so another attacking move would fit.
True. You are right.
plus confusion doesn't last that long
0 votes

Jirachi @ Light clay

Calm nature

EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

  • Reflect
  • Light Screen
  • Wish
  • Iron Head

Reflect and Light screen help setup sweepers like Rayquaza wreck havoc.
Wish further supports the team by giving healing, and max hp helps in this.
Iron Head is for attacking, and the nice flinch chance is good.
Specially defensive EV spread to take crap like Draco Meteors.

answered Jul 12, 2012 by Hex
0 votes

I got my own Jirachi set that i've been using since quite some time in my Rain team.

To be used for Rain teams only.


Jirachi @ Leftovers
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP/ 4 SAtk/ 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Calm Mind
  • Substitute
  • Thunder
  • Psyshock

Sub Calm Mind. You switch in on something you resist. While the guy switches or uses a move that's not super-effective, you use Substitute. I then use at least one Calm Mind. Thunder is Rain abuse since it never misses in the Rain and because of Serene Grace, the paralysis chance is high. Psyshock is STAB and hits Blisseys and Chanseys hard.

answered Aug 5, 2012 by JirachiCelebiMew
0 votes

Rain Team Mixed Attacker

Jirachi @ King's Rock
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 126 Atk/ 126 SpAtk/ 252 Spd/ 4 HP
Nature: (any neutral)

  • Thunder
  • Water Pulse
  • Drain Punch
  • Zen Headbutt

Thunder has perfect accuracy in the rain, good coverage and 60% chance of paralysis. Water Pulse covers all weaknesses in one simple move, boosted power in rain and boosted likelihood of confusion because of Serene Grace. Drain Punch will help with healing and hits Blissey hard. Zen Headbutt is STAB with added flinch chance. ParaFlinchFusion über hax!

The EV spread powers up attacks and gives Jirachi a speed boost with HP as filler. Neutral nature gives Jirachi full use of all attacks without inhibiting another stat. King's Rock adds yet another flinch chance making it nearly impossible to hit Jirachi, what with your hax abuse.

answered Jun 10, 2013 by R000
edited Jun 18, 2013 by R000
0 votes

Yeah, well I'm kewl. So Jirachi set I didn't even inspire is coming your way.

Jirachi @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Atk / SpD / 252 Atk
Jolly Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
- Iron Head
- Ice Punch / Fire Punch
- U-turn
- Healing Wish

Yey, ScarfRachi. Lemme break it down. Eff you. Yeah, I'm just kidding.

Lets skip the crap. Iron Head is STAB and it flinches with that Serene Grace. Fire Punch or Ice Punch, still walled by Heatran. U-turn is what makes this a physical scarf set. Healing Wish is how you play the game and is how you make battles fun.

Yeah I'm lazy. GG. Credit to Mew for this epic set.

answered Aug 6, 2013 by melcakes
0 votes

Choice Specs Rachi

Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Spa, 252 Spe, 4HP
Nature: Modest

Flash Cannon is the main STAB move, hitting Fairy, Rock and Ice types. Doom Desire is a stronger alternative that hits after a couple of turns.
Psyshock or Psychic is the second STAB of choice. Psyshock hits special walls harder on their physical side whereas Psychic hits physical walls harder on their special side. Both these options also hit Poison and Fighting types.
Thunder, Thunderbolt and Energy Ball are the options to hit bulky Water types. Thunder is the strongest option but it better to use with rain support. Thunderbolt can be used without rain support. Energy ball also hurts Rock and Ground types and those Water types immune to Electric moves.
Moonblast is used to hit Dark and Dragon types hard. Hidden Power Ground or Fire can be used to hit Heatran or Ferrothorn respectively.

answered Feb 15 by K1