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Pokemon Go: How to Get Jirachi (A Thousand Year Slumber Quest Guide)

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Pokemon Go: How to Get Jirachi (A Thousand Year Slumber Quest Guide)

After what seemed like an eternity of the Pokemon Go Twitter account teasing the release of Jirachi, the Wish Pokemon is finally coming to the game with the most recent set of Special Research tasks. There’s only one way to get this Pokemon and it’s all part of the ‘A Thousand Year Slumber’ quest. Here’s how to get Jirachi in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go: Jirachi’s Stats, Moveset, How to Catch, and More

This Psychic/Steel Pokemon isn’t the most powerful raid attacker out there, but it’s a beast in PvP battles. Of course, it’s still important to make sure your Jirachi has an optimal moveset.

The best fast attack for the mythical Pokemon is Confusion. Charge Beam doesn’t come close to matching the damage output of Confusion. Here are Jirachi’s fast attacks:

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Jirachi learns the move Psychic, but despite its same type boost, the attack just takes too long to charge compared to the Fairy-type Dazzling Gleam and the Steel-Type Doom Desire. Here are Jirachi’s charge attacks:

MoveTypeDamageEnergy Bars
Dazzling GleamFairy1002
Doom DesireSteel703

Jirachi’s Psychic/Steel-typing means that Dark, Ground, Fire, and Ghost moves will do some heavy damage. A moveset of Confusion/Dazzling Gleam will destroy any Fighting-types that get in your way.

That’s also the optimal moveset for Jirachi in general because of how powerful those individual moves are. Doom Desire is a good secondary option if you don’t feel like burning a Charge TM.

Jirachi is a solid Pokemon, and may quickly become a must-have for most PvP teams. Its stats won’t make it a raid slayer, but it’s good enough to use as a Fairy or Steel secondary counter. Here are Jirachi’s stats:


Now it’s the time you’ve all been waiting for. Below are all the tasks you must complete Jirachi’s A Thousand-Year Slumber Special Research. Once completed you’ll get a special catching sequence that will let you get Jirachi.

A Thousand-Year Slumber 1/7

  • Catch 25 Pokemon
    • Reward: 1000 XP
  • Spin 10 Gyms or Pokestops
    • Reward: Jigglypuff Encounter
  • Make 3 New Friends
    • Reward: Feebas Encounter
  • Overall Rewards: Moss Lure, Glacial Lure, Magnetic Lure

A Thousand-Year Slumber 2/7

  • Catch 3 Whismur
    • Reward: 10 Whismur Candies
  • Evolve a Feebas
    • Reward: 1500 XP
  • Get a Hoenn Pokedex Gold Medal
    • Reward: 1500 XP
  • Overall Rewards: 2,000 Stardust, 10 Pokéballs, 3 Incense

A Thousand-Year Slumber 3/7

  • Take a Picture of Loudred
    • Reward: Snorlax Encounter
  • Make 3 Great Throws in a Row
    • Reward: 2000 XP
  • Earn 3 Candies Walking With Your Buddy
    • Reward: 2000 XP
  • Overall Rewards: 20 Silver Pinap Berries, 2 Star Pieces, 2000 Stardust

A Thousand-Year Slumber 4/7

  • Catch 50 Psychic- or Steel-Type Pokemon
    • Reward: 2500 XP
  • Power Up Pokemon 10 Times
    • Reward: 2500 XP
  • Send 10 Gifts to Friends
    • Reward: 2500 XP
  • Overall Rewards: Fast TM, Premium Raid Pass, Charge TM

A Thousand-Year Slumber 5/7

  • Battle a Team Leader 3 Times
    • Reward: Kricketune Encounter
  • Win Against Another Trainer 7 Times
    • Reward: 3000 XP
  • Win 5 Raids
    • 3000 XP
  • Overall Rewards: 2 Rare Candies, 20 Ultra Balls, 3000 Stardust

A Thousand-Year Slumber 6/7

  • Take 5 Pictures of Psychic- or Steel-Type Pokemon
    • Reward: Chimecho Encounter
  • Make 3 Excellent Curveball Throws
    • Reward: Bronzong Encounter
  • Spin a Pokestop 7 Days in a Row
    • Reward: 4000 XP
  • Overall Rewards: 10 Silver Pinap Berries, 10 Star Pieces, 5000 Stardust

A Thousand-Year Slumber 7/7

  • Overall Reward: Jirachi Encounter

It may take a while to complete the research tasks if you don’t hit them hard, but at least you now know everything about Jirachi’s stats, moveset, and catching requirements in Pokemon Go.

If you’re interested in learning more about this game, then check out our Pokemon Go Wiki.

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