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A good user for prankster?

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I'm thinking Thundurus or Sableye but I want a bulkier Pokemon,someone that can take a few hits.I would like your recommendation,too.I would also really appreciate it if you could give the move sets,items and such too.

Thanks for helping!

asked Mar 3 by ZekromMaster
Klefki

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well, there two Pokemons that can abuse the ability prankster very well. these are
klefki and sableye

klefki can use prankster thunder wave and swagger to really annoy the opponent and guarantee at least two layers of spikes or dual screens with a sash, and sableye has the incredibly useful prankster taunt and prankster Will-O-Wisp along with prankster recover which makes it a good staller hard to break. who I would recommend depends on your team. if you are somewhat weak to physical attackers and hazards, use sableye. if you have many frail sweepers and needs dual screen or if you use sweepers that can't hit someone hard enough without spikes, use klefki. whimsicott should be used only if your team are really weak to set up sweepers, and believe me. prankster encore is extremely annoying. ye, your opponent wants to kill you. heres the recommended sets

Klefki @ Leftovers / Light Clay
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Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 Spd
Bold Nature
- Spikes
- Thunder Wave
- Reflect
- Light Screen

Sableye @ Leftovers
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Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 Spd
Calm Nature
- Recover
- Night Shade
- Taunt
- Will-O-Wisp

Whimsicott @ Leftovers
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Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 Spd
Bold Nature
- Encore
- Leech Seed
- Taunt / Moonblast / Energy Ball
- Substitute

answered Mar 3 by dOkTorR (ツ) d00D?
selected Mar 3 by ZekromMaster
My team is Politoed,Gyrardos-mega,tyraintar,Garchomp-mega,Scizor.So I think I'll use Klefki.But should I give 252 hp or sp def since it has better sp def that hp.
252+ SpA Choice Specs Typhlosion Eruption (150 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Klefki in Sun: 1202-1416 (377.9 - 445.2%)
252+ SpA Choice Specs Typhlosion Eruption (150 BP) vs. 0 HP / 252 SpD Klefki in Sun: 924-1088 (362.3 - 426.6%)

so it will take a little less damage with EVs invested in sp.def, But i would still recommend HP as it allows it to take more physical attacks too, and the difference between HP and sp.def is barely noticeable
Foul play on sableye tho. its awesome
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These are all the Pokemon that get the ability prankster:
Banette-Mega, Cottonee, Illumise, Klefki, Liepard, Meowstic, Murkrow, Purrloin, Riolu, Sableye, Thundurus, Tornadus, Volbeat, Whimsicott.
The most used ones are Klefki(although not so much), Sableye and Whimsicott, Thundurus can also make goos use of it but by asking what is the best prankster user I assume you didn't mean to set up Nasty plot's and such.

Your best bet would in my opinion be Sableye. Here are some good sets for Sableye:

Sableye

100% Priority
Sableye @ Leftovers
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Recover
- Taunt
- Will-O-Wisp
- Toxic

Mean look
Sableye @ Leftovers
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 Def
Calm Nature
- Mean Look
- Toxic
- Will-O-Wisp
- Recover

Trolleye
Sableye @ Leftovers
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Recover
- Substitute
- Will-O-Wisp
- Confuse Ray

Trickeye
Sableye @ Iron Ball
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Recover
- Trick
- Will-O-Wisp
- Taunt

I've used all of these sets before and they work very, very well if used correctly, that's why in my opinion Sableye still out-classes Klefki.

answered Mar 3 by Immortal