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Prankster (Japanese: いたずらごころ Teasing Heart) is an Ability introduced in 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.
Any status moves used by Pokémon with Prankster now can be blocked by Quick Guard.
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.
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
In the anime
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