Prankster (Ability)

Prankster いたずらごころ
Teasing Heart
Flavor text
Generation V
Gives priority to a status move.
Generation VI
Gives priority to a status move.
Generation VII
Gives priority to a status move.
Generation VIII
Gives priority to a status move.

Prankster (Japanese: いたずらごころ Teasing Heart) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

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.

Generation VI

Any status moves used by Pokémon with Prankster now can be blocked by Quick Guard.

Generation VII

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 entry hazard moves are successful regardless of the presence of Dark-type Pokémon.

Status Z-Moves (including Extreme Evoboost) have their priority increased.

Affected moves

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
  Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia Super Luck Prankster
  Sableye Dark Ghost Keen Eye Stall Prankster
  Volbeat Bug Bug Illuminate Swarm Prankster
  Illumise Bug Bug Oblivious Tinted Lens Prankster
  Banette
Mega Banette
Ghost Ghost Prankster None None
  Riolu Fighting Fighting Steadfast Inner Focus Prankster
  Purrloin Dark Dark Limber Unburden Prankster
  Liepard Dark Dark Limber Unburden Prankster
  Cottonee Grass Fairy Prankster Infiltrator Chlorophyll
  Whimsicott Grass Fairy Prankster Infiltrator Chlorophyll
  Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
Flying Flying Prankster None Defiant
  Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
Electric Flying Prankster None Defiant
  Meowstic
Male
Psychic Psychic Keen Eye Infiltrator Prankster
  Klefki Steel Fairy Prankster None Magician
  Impidimp Dark Fairy Prankster Frisk Pickpocket
  Morgrem Dark Fairy Prankster Frisk Pickpocket
  Grimmsnarl Dark Fairy Prankster Frisk Pickpocket
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

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.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI When the Pokémon uses a status move, it's used 2 times at once for only 1 PP.*
When the Pokémon uses a status move, it uses it 2 times at once but only consumes PP for 1 use!*
SMD When the Pokémon uses a status move, it uses it 2 times at once but only consumes PP for 1 use!
MDRTDX When the Pokémon uses a status move, it uses it 2 times at once but only consumes PP for 1 use! The move won't work if the target is a Dark-type Pokémon, though.


In the anime

       
Meowstic
The Pokémon's support moves always go first.
Pokémon Method
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

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 惡作劇之心 Okjokkehk-jī sām *
玩心 Wàahnsām *
Mandarin 惡作劇之心 / 恶作剧之心 Èzuòjù-zhī xīn *
玩心 Wánxīn *
  Danish Spilopmager
  Finnish Keppostelija
  French Farceur
  German Strolch
  Italian Burla
  Korean 짓궂은마음 Jitguch-eun Ma'eum
  Norwegian Prankster
  Polish Psotnik
Portuguese   Brazil Travessura
  Portugal Brincalhão
  Spanish Bromista
  Swedish Skämtare
  Vietnamese Đùa Nghịch



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