Nasty Plot (move)

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Nasty Plot
わるだくみ Sinister Plot
Nasty Plot.png
Nasty Plot 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Points of next appeal doubles
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Nasty Plot (Japanese: わるだくみ Sinister Plot) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Nasty Plot raises the user's Special Attack stat by two stages.

Nasty Plot is a part of Contest Spectacular combination and using it will cause Baton Pass and Stored Power to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Nasty Plot, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. It sharply raises the user's Sp. Atk.
XYORAS The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply raises the user's Sp. Atk.
SM The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply raises the user's Sp. Atk stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
038 Ninetales Ninetales
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field 1
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 38 38 38 38
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 38
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 44 44 44 44
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 44
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 43 53 53 53
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 55 53 1, 53 1, 53
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 90 90 90 90
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 18 18 18XY
13ORAS
13
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 39 39 39 39
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 39 36 36 36
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 46ORAS 46
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 53 52 52 52
229 Houndoom Houndoom
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 60 60 1, 60 1, 60
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 1 1 1 1
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 51 56 1, 56XY
46ORAS
46
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 51 56 1, 56XY
46ORAS
46
390 Chimchar Chimchar
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like 23 23 23 23
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 39 39 39 39
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 35 35 35 35
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 37 37 37 37
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 47 47 47
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 36 38 38 38
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 36 41 41 41
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 24 24BW
20B2W2
20 20
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 46 46 46 46
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 75PtHGSS 75 75 75
504 Patrat Patrat
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 33
505 Watchog Watchog
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 39
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 42 42 42
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 50 50 50
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 49 49 49
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 54 54 54
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 14 14 14
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 14 14 14
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 1, 61 1, 55
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 68ORAS 68
722 Rowlet Rowlet
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 46
723 Dartrix Dartrix
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 55
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 60
757 Salandit Salandit
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 32
758 Salazzle Salazzle
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 32
765 Oranguru Oranguru
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 25
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png Flying Fairy
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous HGSS
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like HGSS
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
441 Chatot Chatot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
FireIC Big.png Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
725 Litten Litten
FireIC Big.png Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
441 Chatot Chatot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered Cinema Celebi
Winter 2011 Celebi
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
052 Meowth MeowthLv. 15
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Team Rocket Meowth
386 Deoxys Deoxys
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Masuda Deoxys
Team Plasma Deoxys
Plasma Deoxys
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
571 Zoroark ZoroarkLv. 45
DarkIC Big.png Field Field Pokémon EXPO Gym Zoroark
720 Hoopa HoopaLv. 50
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered Cinema Hoopa
Manesh Hoopa
Harry Hoopa
Mighty Hoopa
Mac Hoopa
Korean Hoopa
Alexander Hoopa
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Nasty Plot IV.png Nasty Plot V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Nasty Plot PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 詭計 Gwáigai
Mandarin 詭計 / 诡计 Guǐjì
France Flag.png French Machination
Germany Flag.png German Ränkeschmied
Greece Flag.png Greek Μηχανορραφία Michanorrafía
Italy Flag.png Italian Congiura
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나쁜음모 Nappeun Eummo
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Conspiração
Trama Maldosa (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Trama Maldosa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maquinación
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Âm Mưu


Variations of the move Acid Armor
Status Acid ArmorAmnesiaAutotomizeBarrierIron DefenseNasty PlotRock PolishSwords Dance
Formerly a variation
Status Minimize


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