Nanu (Masters)

Nanu
クチナシ Kuchinashi
Spr Masters Nanu.png
Nanu's model
No. 61
English voice actor Sean Chiplock[1]
Japanese voice actor Kenjiro Tsuda[2]
Description This kahuna works as a police officer in the Alola region. He appears lazy, but he is truly skilled in Pokémon battles and also deeply compassionate.

Nanu (Japanese: クチナシ Kuchinashi) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series. He forms a sync pair with Alolan Persian. The sync pair can be obtained during the events of Chapter 15 of the Main Story.

Persian

  Type   Dark
Move type   Dark
Role Tech
Base Potential ★★★★
Persian Weakness   Bug
In contrast to its lovely face, it's so brutal that it tortures its weakened prey rather than finishing them off.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 516 243 202 135 161 359
Lv. 140, Max Potential 596 283 242 175 201 399
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Bite Dark
 
Physical 2 42 50 100% An opponent Has a moderate chance of making the opponent flinch.
X Speed None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Sharply raises the user's Speed.
Screech Normal
 
Status 2 100% An opponent Sharply lowers the target's Defense.
Just Warming Up... None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Sharply raises the user's evasiveness. Ensures that the user's next attack will be a critical hit.
Sync moves
Dark Authority Black Hole Eclipse Dark
 
Physical 200 240 An opponent Its power increases if the target is flinching.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Critical Sting 1 When critical hits land, raises the chance of making the target flinch, become confused, or become trapped with the additional effect of the attack.
Theme Skills
Dark Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 12 when using Dark-type attacks.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 12.
Alola Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Trial Giver Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Veteran Trainer Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.

Sync Grid

The sync grid for Nanu and Persian is a basic grid which has not yet been expanded.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1

Availability

Nanu and Persian can be battled against in:

Nanu has also been shown to pair alongside Krookodile and can be battled against in:

  • Story event: Trials on the Isle: Full-Force Battle (April 15 to May 2, 2021)

Sync Pair Stories

  • A Day with Nanu

Quotes

Main article: Nanu/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

In the anime

 
Nanu (far left) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Nanu briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with Grimsley.

Pokémon

 
Persian
Alolan Persian is Nanu's only known Pokémon.

None of Persian's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Gallery

       
VS model from
Pokémon Masters EX
Nanu and Persian on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Nanu's sync move mindscape
(Po Town)
Artwork of Chapter 15: Dubious Duo
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

Trivia

  • Nanu is the only island kahuna that is not a Physical Strike sync pair.

Origin

Nanu's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. Alolan Persian is Nanu's signature Pokémon in the core series games. Alolan Persian's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

In other languages

Just Warming Up...

Language Title
  Japanese ま、軽くね Ma, Karuku ne
Mandarin Chinese 隨便玩玩罷了 Suíbiàn Wánwán Bàle
  French Pas de précipitation...
  German Nimm's nicht so ernst...
  Italian Ci andrò piano!
  Korean 뭐,가볍게 Mwo, Gabyeopge
  Spanish ¡Intentaré contenerme!

Dark Authority Black Hole Eclipse

Language Title
  Japanese 悪をもって悪を制す ブラックホールイクリプス Aku o Motte Aku o Seisu Burakku Hōru Ikuripusu
Mandarin Chinese 以惡制惡之 黑洞吞噬萬物滅 Yǐ-È-Zhì-È zhī Hēidòng Tūnshì Wànwùmiè
  French Au fond du Trou Noir des Ombres !
  German Richtendes schwarzes Loch des Grauens
  Italian Buco Nero del Non Ritorno 000
  Korean 악으로 악을 제압하는 블랙홀이클립스 Ageuro Ageul Jeaphaneun Beullaek Hol Ikeullipseu
  Spanish Agujero Negro Aniquilador del Mal


References

  1. Sean Chiplock on Twitter
  2. Nintendo DREAM (vol. 329)


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyer
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJames
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalkner
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucian
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmet
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelyn
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked Royal
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSonia
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaTina
MeowthRyukiCourtneyTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnLookerCilanChiliCressTeam Break


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