Let's take a brief look at who's coming out to play in 2016 Mythical Collection boxsets:
JIRACHI – Release date: April 2016Jirachi
(Japanese: ジラーチ Jirachi)
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JIRACHI
Jirachi is a mythical Pokemon who grants wishes every time it awakens: once every 1000 years.
Every millennia Jirachi awakens - but just for one week! - if it is sung to in a pure voice. During this period, it is able to grant wishes if they are written onto the 'tags' on it's head. After it fulfills the wishes, Jirachi returns to hibernation, waiting another 1000 years for its next master's wish. If it is in danger during this time it will fight its attacker without ever waking from its slumber.
Jirachi's signature move is Doom Desire, a more powerful Steel-type version of Future Sight.
Jirachi is an extremely rare Pokemon (probably something to so with all that sleeping..) and is hard to obtain in the game. It cannot be legitimately captured from the wild - but Jirachi has been available through various events since 2003.
Jirachi are given away every year in celebration of Tanabata. Tanabata (七夕 meaning "Evening of the seventh"), also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar.
- Pokemon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond Episode: Searching for a wish
- Jirachi: Wish Maker
Jirachi also appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as a Pokemon that can be released from a Poke Ball. It will drop stickers on the stage before disappearing. After the fight ends, a screen will show up that says that you have seen Jirachi for the first time if, during the game, you have never sent out Jirachi before. It will then give you a trophy in the trophy room. It is voiced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl by Mayumi Iizuka and Michele Knotz.