Prankster (ability)

Effect

Prankster increases the priority of status moves by +1.

This means that a slower Pokémon with Prankster can use a status move before the opponent uses a regular move. Or if the ability-bearer is faster, it could use a status move before the opponent uses a priority move like Aqua Jet.

The move Quick Guard does not block moves whose priority is increased by Prankster (but it does block moves that already have increased priority).

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
Gives priority to a status move.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
Gives priority to a status move.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
Gives priority to a status move.

Other languages

English Prankster
Japanese いたずらごころ (Itazura-gokoro)
German Strolch
French Farceur
Italian Burla
Spanish Bromista

Pokémon with Prankster

#
Name
2nd ability
Hidden ability
198 Murkrow Super Luck
302 Sableye Stall
313 Volbeat Swarm
314 Illumise Tinted Lens
354 Banette
Mega Banette
447 Riolu Inner Focus
509 Purrloin Unburden
510 Liepard Unburden
546 Cottonee Infiltrator Chlorophyll
547 Whimsicott Infiltrator Chlorophyll
641 Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
Defiant
642 Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
Defiant
678 Meowstic
Male
Infiltrator
707 Klefki Magician

Prankster as a hidden ability

No Pokémon have Prankster as a hidden ability.