Competitive Information for Jirachi [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Jirachi jirachi
Base Stats for Jirachi

Steel / Psychic

Abilities:
Serene GraceSerene Grace: This Pokemon's moves have their secondary effect chance doubled.


Evolutions / Family:
Jirachi

Weakness Chart for Steel/Psychic-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
0.5x
  
  
2x
0.5x
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
0.5x
0.5x
0x
0.25x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Jirachi? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Jirachi in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

LatiasClefableSwampertSuicuneGliscorDugtrioEmpoleonRoseradeHippowdonJolteonTogekissQuagsire


Jirachi is pretty popular Steel and Psychic-typed Pokemon. It's frequent to find yourself dealing with Jirachi when battling in the 4th generation meta. Jirachi's only type-related weaknesses are Fire and Ground.


Species: Jirachi
Item: Leftovers / Choice Scarf
Ability: Serene Grace
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Body Slam / Wish
- Iron Head
- Fire Punch
- U-turn

Physical Sweeper Jirachi (Analytic)

Jirachi is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Jirachi last longer regaining it's it's HP every turn. Choice Scarf will increase Jirachi's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Serene Grace, Jirachi's moves have their secondary effect chance doubled.

Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Wish is a status move (next turn, heals 50% of the recipient's max hp).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Jirachi switches out after damaging the target).




Species: Jirachi
Item: King's Rock / Razor Fang
Ability: Serene Grace
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Iron Head
- Double-Edge / Return
- Zen Headbutt
- Fire Punch

Physical Sweeper Jirachi (Serene Grace)

Jirachi is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Jirachi's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Serene Grace, Jirachi's moves have their secondary effect chance doubled.

Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Zen Headbutt is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Jirachi
Item: King's Rock / Razor Fang
Ability: Serene Grace
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic
- Draco Meteor
- Flash Cannon
- Thunderbolt

Special Sweeper Jirachi (Serene Grace)

Jirachi is a legendary Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Jirachi's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Serene Grace, Jirachi's moves have their secondary effect chance doubled.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Draco Meteor is a special 140-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Jirachi's special attack by 2 stages).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Jirachi? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Jirachi in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

LatiasClefableSwampertSuicuneGliscorDugtrioEmpoleonRoseradeHippowdonJolteonTogekissQuagsire


Species: Jirachi
Item: King's Rock / Razor Fang
Ability: Serene Grace
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Iron Head
- Double-Edge / Return
- Zen Headbutt
- Fire Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Jirachi (Serene Grace)

Jirachi is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Jirachi's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Serene Grace, Jirachi's moves have their secondary effect chance doubled.

Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Zen Headbutt is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Jirachi
Item: King's Rock / Razor Fang
Ability: Serene Grace
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic
- Draco Meteor
- Flash Cannon
- Icy Wind

Doubles Special Sweeper Jirachi (Serene Grace)

Jirachi is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Jirachi's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Serene Grace, Jirachi's moves have their secondary effect chance doubled.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Draco Meteor is a special 140-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Jirachi's special attack by 2 stages).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Jirachi learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Doom Desire
120
85%
5
Hits two turns after being used.
Draco Meteor
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-6 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Drain Punch
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Last Resort
130
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Cosmic Power
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gravity
--
--
5
For 5 turns, negates all Ground immunities.
Healing Wish
--
--
10
User faints. Replacement is fully healed.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Wish
--
--
10
Next turn, heals 50% of the recipient's max HP.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Jirachi can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Jirachi

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