Nasty Plot (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   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.

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
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.

Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 38
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 38
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 44
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
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 13
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 39
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 36
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 46
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 46
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 46
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
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Level 33
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 39
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 55
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 68
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Level 46
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 55
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 60
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 32
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 32
Oranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 25
Poipole
#803 / Poison
Level 31
Naganadel
#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.