Nanu (Masters)

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Nanu
クチナシ Kuchinashi
Spr Masters Nanu.png
Nanu's model
No. 61
English voice actor Sean Chiplock[1]
Japanese voice actor Kenjiro Tsuda[2]
Description This kahuna works as a police officer in the Alola region. He appears lazy, but he is truly skilled in Pokémon battles and also deeply compassionate.

Nanu (Japanese: クチナシ Kuchinashi) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series. He forms a sync pair with Alolan Persian. The sync pair can be obtained during the events of Chapter 15 of the PML Arc.

Persian (Alola Form)

Masters0053A.png Masters025W.png Type DarkIC Masters.png Dark
Move type DarkIC Masters.png Dark
Role Masters Tech.png Tech
Base Potential ★★★★
Persian Weakness BugIC Masters.png Bug
In contrast to its lovely face, it's so brutal that it tortures its weakened prey rather than finishing them off.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 516 243 202 135 161 359
Lv. 140, Max Potential 596 283 242 175 201 399
Mega Persian
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Nanu is teamed up with by completing Chapter 15 of the PML Arc.

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Bite Dark
DarkIC Masters.png
Physical 2 42 50 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of making the target flinch.
X Speed None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's Speed by two stat ranks.
Screech Normal
NormalIC Masters.png
Status 2 100% An opponent Lowers the target's Defense by two stat ranks.
Just Warming Up... None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's evasiveness by two stat ranks. Applies the Critical Hit Next effect to the user.
Sync moves
Dark Authority Black Hole Eclipse Dark
DarkIC Masters.png
Physical 200 240 An opponent This attack's power increases when the target is flinching.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Critical Sting 1 When critical hits land, raises the chance of making the target flinch, become confused, or become trapped with the additional effect of the attack.
Theme Skills
Theme skill icon type.png Dark Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 12 when using Dark-type attacks.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 12.
Theme skill icon region.png Alola Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Theme skill icon Trainer group.png Trial Giver Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Theme skill icon other.png Veteran Trainer Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Expedition Skills
Masters Soothing Crystal icon.pngSoothing ↑ 3 Masters Wistful Crystal icon.pngWistful ↓ 1 Raises the following discovery level by 3:
Masters Soothing Crystal icon.pngSoothing Crystal
Lowers the following discovery level by 1:
Masters Wistful Crystal icon.pngWistful Crystal

Sync grid

The sync grid for Nanu and Persian is an expanded grid, made available on September 25, 2022.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 2
Bite: Power +3 Bite: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Bite: Power +3 Bite: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Bite: Power +3 Bite: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Bite: Power +3 Bite: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Bite: Power +3 Bite: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Bite: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Screech: Charging Infliction 1 Charges the user’s move gauge by 1 when its Pokémon uses a status move. 8 96 2
X Speed: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Just Warming Up...: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Just Warming Up...: Berserker 1 Raises the user’s Attack by 1 stat rank when its move is successful. 8 96 3
Just Warming Up...: Slippery 1 Raises the user’s evasiveness by 1 stat rank when its move is successful. 8 96 3
Unflappable Prevents the user from flinching. 5 60 1
Haste Speed cannot be lowered. 5 60 1
Fast Runner Evasiveness cannot be lowered. 5 60 1
Burst In Applies the Critical Hit Next effect to the user when it enters a battle. 6 72 2
Fast-Track 2 Has a chance (30%) of raising the user’s Speed by one stat rank after its Pokémon uses a move. 7 84 2
Umbral Acceleration 2 Quickly charges the move gauge when the zone is a Dark Zone. 8 96 2
Critical Focus 1 Raises the user’s critical-hit rate by 1 stat rank when it lands a critical hit. 8 96 2
Double Down 5 Powers up sync moves that are super effective. 8 96 3
Critastrophe 5 Powers up the user’s sync move when it becomes a critical hit. 9 108 3
Relentless The more the target’s Defense is lowered, the more it powers up the user’s sync move. 10 120 3
Ramming Speed The more the user’s Speed is raised, the more it powers up the user’s moves. 10 120 3
Bob and Weave The more the user’s evasiveness is raised, the more it powers up the user’s moves. 10 120 3
Adrenaline 1 Reduces the sync move countdown by 1 the first time the user’s sync move is used each battle. 10 120 3
Dark Authority Black Hole Eclipse: Power +25 Dark Authority Black Hole Eclipse: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Dark Authority Black Hole Eclipse: Power +25 Dark Authority Black Hole Eclipse: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Other Pokémon

On hand

Nanu is shown using a Krookodile in the story event Trials on the Isle.

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Krookodile


Raising

In the story event Trials on the Isle, Nanu is seen raising three Meowth.

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Meowth (×3)


Appearances

Battle appearances

Nanu and Alolan Persian can be battled against in:

Nanu has also been shown to pair alongside the following Pokémon and can be battled against in:

Story appearances

Nanu appears in his normal outfit in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

  • A Day with Nanu

Quotes

Main article: Nanu/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

In the anime

Nanu (far left) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Nanu briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with Grimsley.

Pokémon

Nanu's Persian
Persian
Alolan Persian is Nanu's only known Pokémon.

None of Persian's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Gallery

Masters Dream Team Maker Nanu and Persian.png Nanu Mindscape.png Masters chapter 15 artwork.jpg
Nanu and Persian on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Nanu's sync move mindscape
(Po Town)
Artwork of Chapter 15: Dubious Duo
Nanu Emote 1 Masters.png Nanu Emote 2 Masters.png Nanu Emote 3 Masters.png Nanu Emote 4 Masters.png VSNanu Masters.png
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
VS model from
Pokémon Masters EX

Trivia

  • During the PML Arc, Nanu tells Grimsley that he wanted to join the player's team to investigate Team Break. However, he has never appeared in any story area in which Team Break appears.

Origin

Nanu's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. Alolan Persian is Nanu's signature Pokémon in the core series games. Alolan Persian's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

In other languages

Just Warming Up...

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ま、軽くね Ma, Karuku ne
Mandarin Chinese 隨便玩玩罷了 Suíbiàn Wánwán Bàle
France Flag.png French Pas de précipitation...
Germany Flag.png German Nimm's nicht so ernst...
Italy Flag.png Italian Ci andrò piano!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뭐,가볍게 Mwo, Gabyeopge
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡Intentaré contenerme!

Dark Authority Black Hole Eclipse

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 悪をもって悪を制す ブラックホールイクリプス Aku o Motte Aku o Seisu Burakku Hōru Ikuripusu
Mandarin Chinese 以惡制惡之 黑洞吞噬萬物滅 Yǐ-È-Zhì-È zhī Hēidòng Tūnshì Wànwùmiè
France Flag.png French Au fond du Trou Noir des Ombres !
Germany Flag.png German Richtendes schwarzes Loch des Grauens
Italy Flag.png Italian Buco Nero del Non Ritorno 000
South Korea Flag.png Korean 악으로 악을 제압하는 블랙홀이클립스 Ageuro Ageul Jeaphaneun Beullaek Hol Ikeullipseu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Agujero Negro Aniquilador del Mal


References

  1. Sean Chiplock on Twitter
  2. Nintendo DREAM (vol. 329)


Notable members: Looker (AdventuresMasters) • Anabel (Masters) • Blake*
Minor members: Koya*Tedesco*Magician*Paulo*
Former members: Nanu (Masters)


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyerPauloTina
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAshElaineChase
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalknerEusineArcherArianaPetrelProton
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLookerAdamanIridaPalmerArgentaAkariReiRileyDahlia
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColressLenora
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmmaOlympiaDrasnaDanaKatherineTierno
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabelRyuki
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall GuyRoseOleanaEvePetey
Paldea NemonaPennyIonoGrushaGeeta
NPCs Professor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaMeowthTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressChuckShadow TriadTrevorMalvaFabaTeam Break


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