Nasty Plot (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 4

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TR68

Effects

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

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Nasty Plot turns into Z-Nasty Plot and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Nasty Plot
Japanese わるだくみ (Waru Dakumi)
German Ränkeschmied
French Machination
Italian Congiura
Spanish Maquinación

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply raises the user’s Sp. Atk.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply raises the user’s Sp. Atk stat.
Sword​/​Shield The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply raises the user’s Sp. Atk stat.

Learnt by level up

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

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 40
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 40
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 48
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 48
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 50
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Level 16
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 24
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 40
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 42
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 48
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 1
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 32
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 40
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 44
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 52
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 54
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 57
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 56
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 60
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 60
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Level 24
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 30
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 30
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 25
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 25
Oranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 30
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Level 20
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Level 22
Sinistea
#854 / Ghost
Level 42
Polteageist
#855 / Ghost
Level 42
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Level 36
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Level 40
Grimmsnarl
#861 / Dark · Fairy
Level 40

Learnt by TR

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass