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Prankster

Description

Increases the priority of non-attacking moves by 1. However, moves still circumvent Quick Guard. If a move such as Assist or Metronome calls a two-turn attack such as Fly, the second turn of the move does not fall under the effect of Prankster.

Competitive Use

The ability is a powerful one on any Pokemon, although most notable on support and SubSeed Whimsicott. Thundurus can launch rapid Nasty Plots before being Taunted, and Sableye's previously negative ability is essentially reversed. It is very difficult to find a situation where this ability is not preferred, as it can give so many advantages for the team, depending on what move is accelerated.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Cottonee Grass LC Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 40 27 60 37 50 66 280
Thundurus Electric / Flying Uber Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Tornadus Flying UU Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Whimsicott Grass RU Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 60 67 85 77 75 116 480

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Illumise Bug NU Oblivious / Tinted Lens / Prankster 65 47 55 73 75 85 400
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Purrloin Dark LC Limber / Unburden / Prankster 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Sableye Dark / Ghost UU Keen Eye / Stall / Prankster 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
Volbeat Bug NU Illuminate / Swarm / Prankster 65 73 55 47 75 85 400