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 Generation VIII.

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.
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
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 1
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1
038   Ninetales
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1
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
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like 55 53 1, 53 1, 53SMUSUM
46PE
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 90 90 90 90SMUSUM
88PE
50
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 18 18 18XY
13ORAS
13 16
190   Aipom
  Field Field 39 39 39 39
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1 39 36 36 36 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 1
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field 46ORAS 46
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 53 52 52 52
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 60 60 1, 60 1, 60
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass 1 1 1 1
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy 51 56 1, 56XY
46ORAS
46
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy 51 56 1, 56XY
46ORAS
46
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like 23 23 23 23
424   Ambipom
  Field Field 39 39 39 39
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 35 35 35 35
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 37 37 37 37 20
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 47 47 47 24
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 1
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36 38 38 38 40
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36 41 41 41 42
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 24 24BW
20B2W2
20 20 48
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 46 46 46 46 42
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 75PtHGSS 75 75 75
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
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 54 54 54 52
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
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 1, 61 1, 55
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 68ORAS 68
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying 46 24
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying 55 30
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
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 31USUM 42
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 72
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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 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
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
725   Litten
  Field Field
726   Torracat
  Field Field
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
803   Poipole
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying
827   Nickit
  Field Field
828   Thievul
  Field Field
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
863   Perrserker
  Field Field
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
897   Spectrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
 
 
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   MeowthLv. 15
  Field Field Team Rocket Meowth
386   Deoxys
  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   ZoroarkLv. 45
  Field Field Pokémon EXPO Gym Zoroark
720   HoopaLv. 50
Confined
 
 
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 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 (anime, TCG)
Conspiração
  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
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Generation VIII TRs
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