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.

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.

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
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Alolan NinetalesNinetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Level 1
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Level 38
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 38
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 44
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 44
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 53
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 1
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 53
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
Level 90
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
Level 13
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Level 39
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 36
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 46
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 52
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 1
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 60
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
Level 46
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
Level 46
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Level 23
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Level 39
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 35
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 37
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 47
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 38
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 41
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 20
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 1
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 46
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 75
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
Level 33
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Level 39
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 42
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Level 50
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Level 49
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 54
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 14
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 14
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 55
Thundurus (Therian Forme)Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Thundurus (Therian Forme)Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 55
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 68
RowletRowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Level 46
DartrixDartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 55
DecidueyeDecidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 60
SalanditSalandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 32
SalazzleSalazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 32
OranguruOranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 25
PoipolePoipole
#803 / Poison
Level 31
NaganadelNaganadel
#804 / Poison · Dragon
Level 31

Learnt by breeding

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

ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Human-Like
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Human-Like
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
Undiscovered
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Fairy, Flying
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Undiscovered
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
Field, Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Field
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Undiscovered
ChatotChatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Flying
TogekissTogekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Fairy, Flying
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
Field
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
Field
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
Field
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
Field
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
Field
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
Field
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Human-Like
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Human-Like
SpritzeeSpritzee
#682 / Fairy
Fairy
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Fairy
LittenLitten
#725 / Fire
Field
TorracatTorracat
#726 / Fire
Field
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Field