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クチナシ Kuchinashi
Spr Masters Nanu.png
Nanu's model
No. 61
English voice actor Sean Chiplock[1]
Japanese voice actor
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.



Masters053A.png Type DarkIC Masters.png Dark
Move type DarkIC Masters.png Dark
Role Tech
Base Potential ★★★★
Persian Weakness BugIC Masters.png 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. 125, Base Potential 480 225 187 126 149 332
Lv. 125, Max Potential 560 265 227 166 189 372
Lv. 125, Base Potential
Lv. 125, Max Potential


Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Bite Dark
DarkIC Masters.png
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
NormalIC Masters.png
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
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Physical 200 240 An opponent Its power increases if the target is flinching.


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
Atk +5 Atk +5 0 5 1
Atk +5 Atk +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


Nanu and Persian can be battled against in:

Sync Pair Stories

  • A Day with Nanu


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.


Nanu's Persian
Alolan Persian is Nanu's only known Pokémon.

None of Persian's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer


VSNanu Masters.png Masters Dream Team Maker Nanu and Persian.png Nanu Mindscape.png Masters chapter 15 artwork.jpg
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
Nanu Emote 1 Masters.png Nanu Emote 2 Masters.png Nanu Emote 3 Masters.png Nanu Emote 4 Masters.png
Trainer emote
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettie
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLanceLeafProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJames
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMorty
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMay
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintCherylMarleyThortonCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolkner
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisMarshalShauntalRoxieMarlonCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaN
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaProfessor SycamoreLysandreDiantha
Alola HauOliviaSophoclesMinaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiGuzmaPlumeriaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElio
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnie
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisLearSawyerRachelTristaTriciaTrinnia
DarachMeowthRyukiTeam Break

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