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Choice Scarf Wishmaker

Jirachi

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!

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the new flinch god :D
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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.

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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
Doom Desire is steel type, but it hits like a typeless move. Flash Cannon shouldnt be in there.
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Looks like there is no full on Physical set...better get one done.

Jirachi @ Leftovers

Nature: Jolly
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 6 HP

  • Body Slam: Let the Parahax begin!
  • Iron Head: FLINCH FLINCH FLINCH STAB ARGH!!
  • 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

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Fire punch is better coverage, and, as far as i am concerned everyone is posting that set
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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.)

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thunderbolt only has a 20% chance
It has serene grace
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Geinie (Jirachi) @ Leftovers

Role: Staller

Trait: Serene Grace

EVs: 128 Def / 252 SAtk / 128 SDef

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Cosmic Power
  • Toxic
  • Psyshock
  • Wish
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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
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Rain Jirachi @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 HP

-Calm Mind
-Thunder
-Water Pulse
-Substitute / Wish

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.

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Offensive Mixed Jirachi
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]

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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.

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Jirachi @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SpD / 6 HP
- Cosmic Power
- Wish
- Toxic
- Doom Desire


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.

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

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I atually want to try this moveset show me how it is used :D
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This set doesn't abuse Serene Grace but it makes Jirachi look invincible if used properly.

Jirachi @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
Bold Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 192 Def / 28 SpA / 32 SpD
- 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 Defence so less EVs 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, Steel types shouldn't stand a chance. Wish provides good support for Jirachi & its team.

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Ok, here's mine:

Jirachi

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.

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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
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Jirachi
Jirachi @ Light Clay
Ability: Serene Grace
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.

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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

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.

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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.

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

Jirachi
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.

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Jirachi @ Choice Specs
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 HP
Nature: Modest
- Flash Cannon / Doom Desire
- Psyshock / Psychic
- Thunder / Thunderbolt / Energy Ball
- Moonblast / Hidden Power [Ground] / Hidden Power [Fire]

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.

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Jirachi @ Power Herb
Ability: Serene Grace
Timid Nature
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 4 HP
- Doom Desire (to get rid of trouble)
- Wish
- Protect
- Thunderbolt (Gives it a move to hit with)

Fast special sweeper

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

  • Body Slam
  • Iron Head
  • Wish
  • U-turn

Classic ParaFlinch Jirachi. Body Slam is there to provide damage and paralyze your opponent, Iron Head is STAB and is part of the ParaFlinch. Wish is there for recovery purposes, and U-turn is there if you need to make a quick escape.

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Jirachi @ Life Orb/Choice Scarf
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Ice Punch/Drain punch
- Iron Head
- Heart Stamp/Zen Headbutt
- U-turn
Ice/Drain punch (coverage)
Iron head(STAB+flinch)
Heart Stamp/Zen Headbutt(Heart Stamp has higher chance of flinch while Zen Headbutt does more damage)
U-turn(switch initiative+escaping magnet pull users)

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