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Jirachi (the Wish Pokémon) is a legendary Steel/Psychic-type Pokémon found all across the planet, though their population numbers are exceptionally low. Regarded as tiny miracles for their ability to grant wishes, Jirachi are truly unique creatures that are still relatively mysterious in regards to the function of their abilities. Even so, you certainly shouldn't give up the chance to make a wish if you're ever lucky enough to find one of these creatures; after all, they only wake up every thousand years or so, so it's unlikely that you will ever get the chance to make your wish come true ever again!

Jirachi are amazing creatures that literally defy the boundaries of science with their tremendous psychic abilities, particularly because they are all geared toward doing one thing only: granting wishes. No one is exactly sure why Jirachi live for this one purpose only nor is there any clue as to their origins, but it is obvious that it takes a considerable toll on the creatures as they only ever awaken once every thousand years or so. Despite what some may think, Jirachi are able to grant wishes of literally any kind, ranging from the material (which can be done through simple teleportation) to the completely non-material (such as wishing for good luck in the family for the next thousand years, something that has been completely confirmed in at least one case); this intense degree of psychic control puts a tremendous strain on the brains of Jirachi, forcing them to take extensive time to fully regenerate their powers and allowing them to only remain awake for seven days at a time. When not awake, Jirachi protect themselves in a cocoon of quartz infused with high amounts of psychic energy, granting them invincibility against everything short of magma-producing temperatures. Even if they are asleep, though, Jirachi can still fight back with tremendous force and deal considerable damage to intruders despite the fact that they are unable to use their full power. Thankfully for humans, whose lives are rather short, it is said that a voice of pure innocence can wake up a Jirachi for at least a few minutes, giving them enough time to make a wish; failing that, if a human notices that a Jirachi has shed its crystalline cocoon (which happens once they are about 10-100 years away from awakening again), they can simply write their wish on the streamer-like growths attached to their heads. This is effective because Jirachi will actually grant any wishes that have been placed on them as a memento to those who otherwise would have missed the chance to make their wishes come true, showing that these creatures demonstrate exceptional sentiment towards humans for some odd reason. It is lastly noted that, if placed in an intense combat situation, Jirachi can call upon their own wish-granting powers to generate a massive energy blast that, like a wish, takes a little time before it is fully granted; once it does hit, however, the damage can be catastrophic because of its special attributes. This unique special attack, known as the Doom Desire attack, is technically considered to be a Steel-type attack because of its unique reliance on light without heat to deal damage, and although it takes about as long as a Future Sight attack to work, the sheer damage it is capable of more than makes it a move worth fearing in battle.

While Jirachi are usually kept hidden away from the public eye, there is one recent event involving a Jirachi that should be taken note of, namely the Millennium Comet Incident. A Jirachi located within a haven of nature in the Hoenn region, known by the locals as Forina, awoke every thousand years in correlation with a rare comet, known also by the locals as the Millennium Comet, and absorbed the energy within the comet in order to expel it out upon the life forms within Forina in order to grant the local flora the strength needed to grow and stay healthy through many generations despite the otherwise harsh conditions of their local environment. 12 years ago, however, during the comet's last sighting, a former member of Team Magma known as Butler attempted to use Jirachi to do what no one had ever done before: resurrect the 'believed-to-be-long-gone' legendary Pokémon Groudon. He had a fossilized piece of Groudon hide and had attempted to resurrect it many years prior with technology alone but, in failing to do so, was kicked out of Team Magma. Frustrated, Butler went so far as to steal Jirachi from a group of local kids who had discovered it and had been there when it had awakened, forcing it to use its full-wishing-granting powers to directly absorb the energy of the Millennium Comet and use it to grant Butler's wish (the resurrection of Groudon). Unfortunately, as we now know, Groudon was not extinct and is still very much alive today, so Butler's wish was flawed; the result was the creation of a being that reflected not Groudon but Butler himself, effectively a giant fake Groudon that wanted only to suck the life out of everything it touched simply because it could. Butler realized his mistake too late and would have been the cause of many lost lives if it had not been for the courageous efforts of the children who discovered the Jirachi; through their efforts, they were able to free and revitalize Jirachi, giving it enough power to destroy and effectively re-absorb the monstrous fake Groudon with a super-powered Doom Desire attack. After the incident, the Jirachi involved went back to sleep in Forina, and Butler is presumed to have moved on to a better life in a different region.

Though their psychic powers may still be bordering the definition of impossible in some cases, it is undoubtedly certain that Jirachi are wonderful creatures that likely have a lot yet to tell to the scientific community. Despite the fact that they may be steeped in as much lore as Ghost-types and present little in the way of understandable fact, one can't help but feel glad to know that miracles, even if they are only small ones, are still possible. If you ever get to see one of these creatures awaken before you die, though, make sure that you understand the consequences of your wish before you make it; after all, they might be able to do just about anything, but that doesn't mean that the average person should ignore the story of the Monkey's Paw, lest you find yourself locked into a nightmare only a thousand years can cure!

Professor Wormwood
A report on the Wish Pokemon, Jirachi. Enjoy.
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:iconshiningraywolf:
ShiningRayWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
:iconvegetaplz: ZZzzz... First immortality... Then the bitches...
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Writer
Hahahahahahahahahaha.......oddly enough, that doesn't sound like a bad plan. :)
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ShiningRayWolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
It isn't ! :D
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Leonidas23 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice report as always, Prof. Wormwood.

I do got one question, though. You see, I have a Jirachi, caught during my journey through the Johto region, and even though I've made no attempt at making a wish, possibly due to this "Monkey's Paw" story, the most interesting thing about this Jirachi is that it can use Draco Meteor. Do you have an explaination for this pheonmon? (excuse my spelling)
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Writer
No worries. :)

Jirachi have a reputation for being able to learn abnormal moves, so it doesn't surprise me that at least a few have managed to learn such powerful attacks, most likely due to some sort of connection with the Millenium Comet.
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Leonidas23 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Guess it would make sense.
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JirachitheGreat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks; I'm glad that you enjoyed it.
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NiftyNautilus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't know there were Steel-type legendaries.
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Writer
There are several: Jirachi, Registeel, Dialga, Heatran, Cobalion, and Genesect.
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WhiteMoltres Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
An acquaintance of mine met Butler twice:

The first was shortly after the Michina Town Incident, he and his friend, Diana, were helping reverse the damage that Butler had done to Forina.

The second time was in the Sinnoh region, where he battled the two in a Double Battle. Apparently, Butler had renounced his criminal ways before helping rebuild Forina, and now runs a successful magic show.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Writer
I see...it's good to see that Butler is doing better these days. :)
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WhiteMoltres Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Indeed it is. Indeed it is.
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icytemporalist Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of the time I spent in Hoenn, there was a kid living offshore Mauville City, who was looking after a Jirachi.

A very nice, nostalgic report. Quite enjoyable to read!
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks; I'm glad that you enjoyed it so much. :)
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Pfaccioxx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   General Artist
I acualy have 1, (not that I rily use it much)
however I've had it for I wile now & wile it has ocasnaly gone to sleep, it's only bin for short periods of time (about 12 - 14 hours maybe).
could that have anything to do with the fact that it's a capshued pokemon?
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Writer
I would say that you hit the nail on the head.
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Pfaccioxx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   General Artist
I see...
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:iconaquatic-knight:
Aquatic-Knight Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Maybe I should get my Jirachi out of storage.
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Writer
I couldn't hurt. :)
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Aquatic-Knight Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Jirachi's are fun to play with, such imaginations.
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Writer
Indeed...
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:iconaquatic-knight:
Aquatic-Knight Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Mine actually transported me to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock's main antagonist.
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Writer
Cute...
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Aquatic-Knight Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Not cute. Look up Guitar Hero: Heroes of Rock the beast.
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ShiningRayWolf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
If Jirachi's population numbers were much higher, it would have been a "broken" Pokémon for competitive tournaments : Serene Grace in addition to Thunder Wave + STAB Iron Head/Zen Headbutt would allow Jirachi's opponent 30% chance of even attacking.

If you ever encounter a Jirachi and made a wish, what would it be ?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Writer
That certainly would be an issue...

Well...as odd as it may seem...I would probably wish to live forever...
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ShiningRayWolf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Yup, it would be.

Live forever, even to the point of seeing the Sun growing out of proportion in 5 billion years ? =P

My wish would be to find true love. When ? I don't know, but I don't care =P
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Writer
Indeed...

True love is also a wish of mine, but...well, to be quite frank, I simply don't think that the right girl is out there. Considering how well I know myself, I just don't think that love is something I'm meant to touch...

Besides, I would rather live forever than find love and die like everyone else. I have recently come upon a revelation...that the laws of physics simply do not allow the sort of afterlife that many religions depict...and that there might not even be one. In a fit of sorrow a few weeks ago, I tried to imagine what it would feel like to simply exist one moment and then completely and utterly cease to exist the next...and I think that I actually found it. Just a taste, mind you...but it was an unfathomably terrible taste, one that I cannot describe nor do I ever wish to fully experience. Even when the Sun's end comes, I wish to continue living...by then, other life forms from distant places will have surely revealed themselves to us, so I could just move to another planet.
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ShiningRayWolf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
I see what you mean.

Considering the fact we've discovered a few planets with the same properties as Earth, it's much more than likely that other lifeforms (other than the Space Pokémons) would appear on our planet. :)
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Writer
I believe that they already have. I have seen no fewer than five U.F.O.s in my lifetime on four separate occasions (the last time I saw two at once). Three of them were your basic white saucers, but the first one I ever saw was a rare triangle-shaped ship and the third one I saw...and perhaps the most memerable...appeared out of nowhere and then zoomed off into the horizon just long enough for me to see it. It was like an exaggerated saucer with a deeper bowl shape to the top and bottom. It was solid black, but I could see strange concentric rings around the entire ship that appeared to be visible due to the light's reflection. The outer hull was covered in odd, amber-colored designs and a large handrail of the same color lined the ship's mid-portion. To this day, I have been unable to locate any similar ships in the vastness of the internet...
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ShiningRayWolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Some people would think it's a story to make people sleep on their legs.
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, that's just silly. Why would anyone do that in the first place?
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Souledge-master Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
ah Jirachi...one of the strangest pokemon ever...i have seen one once.....asleep of course....
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Writer
As have I. :)
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Souledge-master Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
did you make a wish too?
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Writer
Yes, though I admit that it hasn't exactly come true yet...
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, one of my faves! I had one once, bet the temptation to make a wish that I had power over water grew too strong, so I let it go before I made the wish.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Writer
I see...well, sometimes it's better to avoid making a wish that might prove to be devastating in the future...
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah....
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thegreekweegee Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Were the Djinn stories inspired from them (or at least partially)?
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Writer
It's possible, but I also think that they were partially based off of the Kami trio: Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus.
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thegreekweegee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Maybe; might be a blend of them 4, I think. But you never know...
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Writer
Indeed...
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thegreekweegee Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
As for a wish... I'd wish I had infinite knowlegde. Boring, yes, but still.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Writer
I would go for immortality before anything else. After that, maybe a girlfriend...then again, Jirachi can grant wishes but not miracles...
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thegreekweegee Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
And I'd use the knowledge to achieve immortality on my own.

Who needs wishes when you have the capability to do it yourself?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Writer
When you are poor like me, they help...
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