Prankster (Japanese: いたずらごころ Teasing Heart) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.
Prankster increases the priority of status moves by one. A move having its priority increased by Prankster does not cause it to be blocked by Quick Guard.
Any status moves used by Pokémon with Prankster now can be blocked by Quick Guard.
Generation VII onward
Dark-type Pokémon are now immune to opposing Pokémon's moves that gain priority due to Prankster, including moves called by moves that call other moves (such as Assist and Nature Power) and excluding moves that are repeated as a result of Prankster-affected Instruct or moves that occur earlier than their usual order due to Prankster-affected After You. Ally Dark-type Pokémon are still affected by the user's status moves.
Dark-type Pokémon can still bounce moves back with Magic Bounce or Magic Coat; moves that have increased priority due to Prankster which are reflected by Magic Bounce or Magic Coat can affect Dark-type Pokémon, unless the Pokémon that bounced the move with Magic Coat also has Prankster. Moves that target all Pokémon (except Perish Song and Rototiller, which cannot affect Dark-type opponents if boosted by Prankster) and moves that set traps are successful regardless of the presence of Dark-type Pokémon.
Status Z-Moves (including Extreme Evoboost) have their priority increased.
The table below lists the moves affected by Prankster, as well as the Pokémon that can have Prankster and learn those moves.
Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they currently cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Prankster. They may, however, be used after a Pokémon with Prankster learns the move via Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Prankster due to an Ability changing Ability or move.
Outside of battle
Prankster has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Prankster
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
|Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX games.
In other games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
When a status move is used by a Pokémon with Prankster, it will use the move twice in a row on a single turn. This will only consume 1 PP.
In Rescue Team DX, moves affected by Prankster have no effect on Dark-type Pokémon.
In the anime
|The Pokémon's support moves always go first.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Meowstic||Meowstic's support moves always outspeed the opponent's moves.|
|Olympia's Meowstic||All Eyes on the Future!||Debut|
In other languages
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|