Ahhhh, Jirachi, getting the extra
special Radiant treatment today. Yes, the Generations
set brought back the Radiant Collection featured in
Legendary Treasures, so now we get SUPER SHINY cards!
But shiny does not a good card
make...just sometimes expensive. Jirachi here doesn't
lead up into anything major, since Heart Sign is merely
a 3-for-50 vanilla strike. Not that a sign of a heart
would do all that much, I mean what was Jirachi going
for here? In any case, you wouldn't play Jirachi for
Heart Sign, so let's look at why you might consider
Jirachi in your deck.
Wish is a super simple attack - for
1 Psychic Energy, you get to add a card to your hand.
That's it, just...add any card you need to your hand. I
think it's pretty self-explanatory when you've got an
attack that can add ANY card to your hand that you need,
and searching has always been a good thing as well as
ADDING cards to your hand that you NEED. I hope I'm not
ADDING too many of these ADDITIONS just to ADD to my
That all being said, Jirachi is
very fragile, and chances are higher than not that he
won't survive the single turn with only 70 HP. You are
bound to lose a Prize, but the real question is it worth
it to have whatever card you need for your next turn?
Potentially, though he'll mostly be running in decks
with Psychic Energy or that can afford to slap Rainbow
Energy onto him.
It's the little things that keep
cards from being broken.
Standard: 2.5/5 (super small Basic
Pokemon with the ability to grab whatever you need is
Expanded: 2/5 (really it's the
attack cost and HP that keep me away from him)
Limited: ?/5 (I guess he'd be a
3/5, but you know how it is...weird sets)
Arora Notealus: Seriously, Jirachi,
you're from space! Use some kind of stardust attack
instead of hearts when you wanna beat something up!
Next Time: I think I can hear the
ocean from this one...