Prankster (Ability)

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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.

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


In battle

Generation V

Prankster increases the priority of status moves by one. Any move that is increased in priority from Prankster is not blocked by Quick Guard.

Generation VI

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

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 VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

None.png Olympia Meowstic Prankster.png None.png None.png
The user'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
Mandarin Chinese 玩心 Wánxīn
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
Poland Flag.png Polish Psotnik
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Brincalhão
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bromista

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