Prankster is Nerfed! Prankster-boosted Moves are now resisted by Dark-Types! [Pokémon Sun and Moon]

This article contains detailed information regarding the changes for the ability Prankster in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

What is the ability Prankster?

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Source: http://www.pokemon.jp/zukan/detail/547.html

Prankster is an ability that boosts the priority of Status Moves by +1.

It was introduced back in Fifth Generation and Pokemon such as Whimsicott, Thundurus, and Tornadus have this ability.

What are the changes to this ability?

Dark-type Pokemon are now immune to moves boosted by Prankster.

In other words, the priority-boosted Status Moves used by these Pokémon with the ability Prankster can no longer affect Dark-Types.

Keeping in mind of previously mentioned move effect nerfs: Thunder Wave, and Swagger; and status effect nerfs: Paralysis, Confusion, and Burn on which notable Pokémon such as Whimsicott and Thundurus highly depend on to cripple and stall opponents; this can be a challenge for Players who capitalize on using these strategies to secure a victory.

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