Nasty Plot (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

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

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. It sharply raises the user’s Sp. Atk.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. It sharply raises the user’s Sp. Atk.
X/Y The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply raises the user’s Sp. Atk.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Nasty Plot at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 38
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 44
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 53
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 1
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 53
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 90
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Level 18
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 39
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 36
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 52
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 1
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 60
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 1
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 56
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 1
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 56
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Level 23
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 39
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 35
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 37
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 47
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 38
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 41
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 20
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 1
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 46
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 75
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 42
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 50
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 49
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 54
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 14
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 14
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 61

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Nasty Plot as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Human-Like
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Human-Like
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Undiscovered
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Fairy, Flying
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Undiscovered
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Field, Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Field
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Undiscovered
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Fairy, Flying
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Field
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Field
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Field
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Field
Panpour
#515 / Water
Field
Simipour
#516 / Water
Field
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Human-Like
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Human-Like