Prankster (Ability)

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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
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

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


In battle

Prankster increases the priority of status moves moves by 1. However, this does not allow the moves to 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
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 Grass Prankster Infiltrator Chlorophyll
Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Grass Prankster Infiltrator Chlorophyll
Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying Prankster None Defiant
Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying Prankster None Defiant
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.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Farceur
Germany Flag.png German Strolch
Italy Flag.png Italian Burla
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Brincalhão
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bromista

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