QC: AM | Bluwing | ---
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name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Iron Head
move 2: U-Turn
move 3: Ice Punch / Fire Punch
move 4: Healing Wish / Trick
ability: Serene Grace
item: Choice Scarf
evs: 72 HP / 252 Atk / 184 Spe
Iron Head is Jirachi’s best STAB, especially with the 60% Flinch Rate it gives when combined with Serene Grace. U-Turn is useful for grabbing momentum, as Jirachi can U-Turn out when one of its Checks or Counters come in, but this does require a bit of prediction. Fire Punch is useful for hitting bulkier steel types like Skarmory or Scizor, as they take negligible damage from any of Jirachi’s other moves. Ice Punch is useful in hitting bulkier Ground types like Landorus-Therian and Garchomp. Zen Headbutt can also be used here, but does not achieve good neutral coverage with Iron Head, only allowing Jirachi to hit Fighting types like Keldeo super effectively. Healing Wish is useful in healing back a weakened teammate, allowing Jirachi to have more utility late game. Trick can be used to cripple bulky walls like Chansey, preventing them from healing up. It can also be useful against opposing Bisharp, as it can trick them as they Sucker Punch.
252 Attack EVs allow Jirachi to hit as hard as possible. 184 Speed plus a Jolly nature allows it to out speed Scarfed Landorus-Therian and below. An alternate spread with 252 Speed could be used, but it does not let Jirachi out speed anything relevant. The remaining HP EVs are kept in HP to increase its bulk.
It mainly should act as a revenge killer, as it can not recover any HP it loses, but it can still take a few with its good bulk and typing. These include pokemon like Latios and Mega Gardevoir, both of which Jirachi can switch into, and then proceed to fire off one of its moves. It also can switch on bulky pokemon, as it only is ever worried about Will-O-Wisp and Scald coming from pokemon like Rotom and Alomomola. U-Turn allows it to act as a pivot, bringing in Set-Up sweepers like Swords Dance Diggersby or Pursuit Trappers like Bishop and Tyranitar.
- Pokemon that want Fairy Type's Removed (Dragon Types, Dark Types, Fighting Types). This is normally pokemon like Calm Mind Keldeo, Mega Absol, and Tyranitar
- It also wants teammates that can remove pokemon like Heatran and Keldeo from play, in order for it to attack more easily. This includes pokemon like Landorus-Therian which it can for a U-Turn core with, or Lati@s to handle Keldeo and also remove hazards in order to bring Jirachi in safer.
- Most set-up sweepers, as with Healing Wish it can easily bring them back to life. Examples include pokemon like Swords Dance Talonflame, Mega-Gyarados, and Nasty Plot Thundurus are all good options that can removes some of its counters from play
- It appreciates Bulky Steels and Fire Types like Heatran and Charizard being removed, as it can only hope to flinch them to death. Partners that can do this include Tyranitar, Landorus, and Keldeo, which it can bring in freely with U-Turn.
- Thunder Wave support is nice, as it allows it to ParaFlinch, giving the opponent a very small chance to attack, as well as preventing Jirachi from taking damage. Prankster users are the best way of going about this, and that includes Thundurus and Klefki.
- Since it has an only average base attack stat, Stealth Rock and Spikes support helps it, as it can bring switch ins into KO range. A good partner that does this is Landorus-Therian, which also forms a U-Turn core with it, and lets it break through Heatran and other bulky fire types. Chesnaught is a good Spike setter alongside Jirachi, as it helps it break through some of the Bulky Steel and Water types that Jirachi has problems with, like Suicune or Gyarados.
- It also appreciates the use of a Pursuit Trapper to U-Turn into, as Jirachi can bring them in safely and let them freely pursuit. Tyranitar is one of the best Pursuit users, and can also set up Stealth Rock, and handle threats like Heatran.