Nasty Plot (move)

Nasty Plot
わるだくみ Sinister Plot
Nasty Plot VIII.png
Nasty Plot VIII 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 Mirror Move
  • 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. It is TR68 in Pokémon Sword and Shield and TM63 in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Nasty Plot raises the user's offensive stats for five turns. It also increases the user's action speed.

Category  Status
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  —  —  —
Accuracy  —%  —%  —%
Action speed modifier
Self  -3  -4  +5
Target  ?  ?  ?
Additional effect
Turns  5  4  7
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Raises the user's offensive stats

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.
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
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 VIII
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy 1SwShBDSP
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1SwShBDSP
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1
037   Vulpix
  Field Field 9LA
038   Ninetales
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
9LA
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field 9LA
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1SwShBDSP
9LA
052   Meowth
  Field Field 38 38 38 38SMUSUM
31PE
40
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 38SMUSUM
31PE
40
053   Persian
  Field Field 44 44 44 44SMUSUM
37PE
48
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 44SMUSUM
37PE
48
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like 43 53 53 53SMUSUM
36PE
53BDSP
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like 55 53 1, 53 1, 53SMUSUM
46PE
1, 53BDSP
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 90 90 90 90SMUSUM
88PE
50
172   Pichu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 18 18 18XY
13ORAS
13 16SwShBDSP
190   Aipom
  Field Field 39 39 39 39 39BDSP
6LA
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1 39 36 36 36 1
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 34LA
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 1
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field 46ORAS 46 46BDSP
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 53 52 52 52 52BDSP
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 60 60 1, 60 1, 60 1, 60BDSP
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass 1 1 1 1
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy 51 56 1, 56XY
46ORAS
46 46BDSP
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy 51 56 1, 56XY
46ORAS
46 46BDSP
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like 23 23 23 23 23BDSP
25LA
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like 1BDSP
25LA
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like 1BDSP
25LA
424   Ambipom
  Field Field 39 39 39 39 39BDSP
6LA
431   Glameow
  Field Field 10LA
432   Purugly
  Field Field 10LA
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 35 35 35 35 35BDSP
34LA
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying 34LA
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 37 37 37 37 20BDSP
18LA
447   Riolu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 47 47 47 24SwShBDSP
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 1SwShBDSP
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36 38 38 38 40SwShBDSP
21LA
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36 41 41 41 42SwShBDSP
21LA
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 24 24BW
20B2W2
20 20 48SwShBDSP
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
482   Azelf
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 46 46 46 46 42SwShBDSP
36LA
491   Darkrai
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 75PtHGSS 75 75 75 75BDSP
19LA
504   Patrat
  Field Field 33
505   Watchog
  Field Field 39
509   Purrloin
  Field Field 42 42 42 32
510   Liepard
  Field Field 50 50 50 40
570   Zorua
  Field Field 49 49 49 44
570   Zorua
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 43LA
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 54 54 54 52
571   Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 43LA
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 14 14 14 54
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 14 14 14 57
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon 56
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon 60
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon 60
641   Tornadus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 22LA
642   Thundurus
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 61 1, 61 1, 55 22LA
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 68ORAS 68
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying 46 24SwShBDSP
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying 55 30SwShBDSP
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying 60 30
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon 32 25
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon 32 25
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field 25 30
803   Poipole
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 31USUM 42
804   Naganadel
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 31USUM 42
827   Nickit
  Field Field 20
828   Thievul
  Field Field 22
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous 42
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous 42
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 36
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 40
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 40
897   Spectrier
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 72
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR68
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field SwSh
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field SwSh
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field SwSh
053   Persian
  Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field SwSh
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 SwSh
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
146   Moltres
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
150   Mewtwo
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
172   Pichu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
175   Togepi
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
190   Aipom
  Field Field BDSP
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 SwSh
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field BDSP
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field BDSP
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field BDSP
238   Smoochum
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
251   Celebi
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
261   Poochyena
  Field Field BDSP
262   Mightyena
  Field Field BDSP
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy BDSP
301   Delcatty
  Field Fairy BDSP
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy BDSP
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy BDSP
326   Grumpig
  Field Field BDSP
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like BDSP
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like BDSP
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
352   Kecleon
  Field Field BDSP
386   Deoxys
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like BDSP
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like BDSP
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like BDSP
424   Ambipom
  Field Field BDSP
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
447   Riolu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
481   Mesprit
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
482   Azelf
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
491   Darkrai
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
509   Purrloin
  Field Field SwSh
510   Liepard
  Field Field SwSh
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying SwSh
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying SwSh
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous SwSh
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous SwSh
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous SwSh
570   Zorua
  Field Field SwSh
571   Zoroark
  Field Field SwSh
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon SwSh
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon SwSh
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon SwSh
641   Tornadus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
642   Thundurus
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
677   Espurr
  Field Field SwSh
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field SwSh
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field SwSh
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 SwSh
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 SwSh
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
725   Litten
  Field Field SwSh
726   Torracat
  Field Field SwSh
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field SwSh
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field SwSh
803   Poipole
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
804   Naganadel
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying SwSh
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying SwSh
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
827   Nickit
  Field Field SwSh
828   Thievul
  Field Field SwSh
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous SwSh
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous SwSh
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like SwSh
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like SwSh
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like SwSh
863   Perrserker
  Field Field SwSh
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous SwSh
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
893   Zarude
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
897   Spectrier
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
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 VIII
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
175   Togepi
  Flying Fairy
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous HGSS
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
238   Smoochum
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like HGSS
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
511   Pansage
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy USUM
725   Litten
  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
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
605   Elgyem
  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
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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   MeowthLv. 15
  Field Field Team Rocket Meowth
386   Deoxys
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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   ZoroarkLv. 45
  Field Field Pokémon EXPO Gym Zoroark
720   HoopaLv. 50
Confined
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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 other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Nasty Plot is a move with 20PP. The user increases their Special Attack by two levels. This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Boosts the user's Special Attack by 2 levels.
BSL じぶんの とくこうを 2だんかいあげる
MDGtI It sharply boosts your Special Attack. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It sharply boosts your Sp. Atk. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 詭計 Gwáigai
Mandarin 詭計 / 诡计 Guǐjì
  French Machination
  German Ränkeschmied
  Greek Μηχανορραφία Michanorrafía
  Italian Congiura
  Korean 나쁜음모 Nappeun Eummo
  Polish Podły Spisek*
Portuguese   Brazil Trama Maldosa
  Portugal Trama Maldosa
  Spanish Maquinación
  Vietnamese Âm Mưu



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


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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