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Prankster いたずらごころ
Teasing Heart
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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
Currently unknown

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



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. 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 called via Metronome, Mirror Move, Copycat, or Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Prankster by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.

Outside of battle

Prankster has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Prankster

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia Super Luck Prankster
Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost Keen Eye Stall Prankster
Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug Illuminate Swarm Prankster
Illumise Illumise Bug Bug Oblivious Tinted Lens Prankster
Banette Banette
Mega Banette
Ghost Ghost Prankster None None
Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting Steadfast Inner Focus Prankster
Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark Limber Unburden Prankster
Liepard Liepard Dark Dark Limber Unburden Prankster
Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy Prankster Infiltrator Chlorophyll
Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Fairy Prankster Infiltrator Chlorophyll
Tornadus Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
Flying Flying Prankster None Defiant
Thundurus Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
Electric Flying Prankster None Defiant
Meowstic Meowstic
Psychic Psychic Keen Eye Infiltrator Prankster
Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy Prankster None Magician
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII 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.

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.


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!

In the anime

None.png Olympia Meowstic Prankster.png None.png None.png
The Pokémon's support moves always go first.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
678 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 *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Spilopmager
Finland Flag.png Finnish Keppostelija
France Flag.png French Farceur
Germany Flag.png German Strolch
Italy Flag.png Italian Burla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 짓궂은마음 Jitguch-eun Ma'eum
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Prankster
Poland Flag.png Polish Psotnik
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Travessura
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Brincalhão
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bromista
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Skämtare
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đùa Nghịch

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