Re: Is Jirachi really worth it?
Jirachi is actually one of the only legenday pokemon that I would go out of my way to catch. It isn't because his stats are great, because they are not... and it isn't because of his typing (though Psychic / Steel is pretty cool), since as I have explained before, Type Advantage is not all that important... and though Jirachi has some pretty cool moves (Doom Desire, Cosmic Power, Refresh, and Wish), that alone isn't really enough incentive to use him in my team let alone travel through a level 1 dungeon to get him.
There is one reason why I'd get him though: because of his ability Serene Grace and his ability to learn Shadow Ball. Shadow Ball alone has a 40% chance to cringe then doubled by Serene Grace makes it 80% which is just plain abusive. Through on top that Shadow Ball a ranged move! Give it Refresh and you have yourself a top-tier support pokemon.