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I was doing a wifi battle. My opponents Venusaur used Sleep Powder before my Prankster Thundurus could use Taunt on it.

How can Venusaur move before Prankster Thundurus on the first turn? In the end, I lost from getting hit by 8 Critical Hits in a row. Can someone explain...?

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Was there sun as the weather?
My explanation is that your opponents Vensaur must have had the special DW ability Chlorophyll which doubles its speed in bright sunshine and that is how it must have Outspeeded your Prankster Thunderus.

Hope I helped.
Prankster gives priority to status moves such as taunt. Therefore, Thundurus should have gone first. I used taunt on the venusaur, but the venusaur outsped me.
@charizard9012: there was no weather out. thats the reason why im confused...
Was this during a ds wifi battle or on a program such as showdown?
My theory is that Venusaur was holding a Quick Claw. Or, the opponent had hacked Pokemon or your Pokemon glitched.
If it's on a battle online simulator like PO or PS, it could be a bug.
It was Random Matchup/Rating Mode
From your description, sounding like you used an online simulator, the other person may have given their venusaur prankster as well. Although it is "illegal" meaning not legitimate, Pokemon can be given erroneous moves, stats, and abilities on online simulators.

Without seeing the battle or having any other info, this is the most logical explanation.
Thanks star.
Wow, why do these people cheat in this game in the first place? Jeez... XD
That's irrelevant. Even if they both had Prankster, Thundy is faster than Venusaur, so Thundy would still go first even tho they both used Prankster priority moves.
And if he did make a illegal venasuar he couldnt use it in a normal battle on showdown only hackmons. Meaning they were either doing hackmoms or we can rule out the venasuar having prankster. Which means either a glitch or bug. If they were doing hackmons theres a possibilty you accidently took off prankster when you made the thunderus.
Hacks/other forms of cheating.
Even on DS there is ways of cheating. Theres an app for that. Seriously, I dont have it, but check it out [HERE][1]

We already determined it was a glitch
Their Venusaur must've had something that brings up speed since it was still a bulbasaur... Then used the vitaman drink for raising speed... Either that or it is hacked or a glitch... I believe thoes are the only ways it could outspeed Thundurus.
That would not have mattered. Prankster gives Taunt priority, so it would have gone first even if Venusaur was faster than Thundurus, which is what makes this situation so strange.
He was doing a wifi-battle, (it says in his description), this leaves only one option:

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It isn't exactly easy to get into a wifi-battle with hacked Pokémon and it is infact impossible. Any suspicious traits with one of your Pokémon and the Random Matchup will state: " There was a problem with your Pokémon and they couldn't participate. The only way he could have entered the Random Matchup is if he performed a major glitch, other then this, ther is no-other way to outspeed a Prankster Thunderus unless you are using another Prankster Thunderus

If your opponent has a Pokémon Global link account, this can be viewed. The penalty for a glitched action usually leads to being disabled from Random Matchups or any WI-FI involved action on the game he registered on the Global link

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typical wifi-trolls ¬.¬
If he glitched he will also be prohibited from participating in any WI-FI Tournament
Wait, theoretically if thundurus doesn't have max speed, venusaur does, venusaur has a custap berry and has prior damage it could go first. This is a VERY unlikely scenario however.