Nasty Plot (move)

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Nasty Plot
わるだくみ Sinister Plot
Nasty Plot.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 King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
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  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Nasty Plot (Japanese: わるだくみ Sinister Plot) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.


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


Games Description
The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. It sharply raises the user’s Sp. Atk.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
038 Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire -- -- '
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal 38 38 '
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal 44 44 '
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic 43 53 '
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic 55 53 '
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic 90 90 '
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric 18 18 '
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal 39 39 '
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic 39 36 '
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire 53 52 '
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire 60 60 '
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark -- -- '
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric 51 56 '
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric 51 56 '
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire 23 23 '
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal 39 39 '
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying 35 35 '
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark 37 37 '
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting   47 '
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting 36 38 '
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting 36 41 '
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice 24 24 20 '
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal -- -- '
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic 46 46 '
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark   75 75 '
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark   42 '
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark   50 '
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark   49 '
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark   54 '
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying   14 '
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying   14 '
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying   61 '
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 Type Father
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying Honchkrow Honchkrow
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic   DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak
175 Togepi Togepi Normal Normal PlusleMinunHonchkrow PlusleMinunHonchkrow
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost   Spiritomb Spiritomb
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire NinetalesMeowthPersianAipomAmbipomHoundourHoundoomShiftryChimcharWeavile NinetalesMeowthPersianAipomAmbipomHoundourHoundoomShiftryChimcharWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoruaZoroark
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic   DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass NinetalesMeowthPersianAipomAmbipomHoundourHoundoomShiftryChimcharWeavile NinetalesMeowthPersianAipomAmbipomHoundourHoundoomShiftryChimcharWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoruaZoroark
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass   DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal NinetalesMeowthPersianAipomAmbipomHoundourHoundoomShiftryChimcharWeavile NinetalesMeowthPersianAipomAmbipomHoundourHoundoomShiftryChimcharWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoruaZoroark
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Psychic   DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying Honchkrow Honchkrow
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass no NinetalesMeowthPersianAipomAmbipomHoundourHoundoomShiftryChimcharWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoruaZoroark
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire no NinetalesMeowthPersianAipomAmbipomHoundourHoundoomShiftryChimcharWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoruaZoroark
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water no NinetalesMeowthPersianAipomAmbipomHoundourHoundoomShiftryChimcharWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoruaZoroark
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost no Spiritomb
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic no DrowzeeHypnoChimcharCroagunkToxicroak
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 Type Obtained with
251 251 Celebi Psychic Grass 13th Movie Premiere Event
Winter 2011 Celebi
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
052 052 MeowthLv.15 Normal Team Rocket Meowth
386 386 Deoxys Psychic Masuda Deoxys
441 441 Chatot Normal Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
605 605 Elgyem Psychic Dream World - Spooky Manor
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Nasty Plot IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 詭計 Guǐjì
France Flag.png French Machination
Germany Flag.png German Ränkeschmied
Greece Flag.png Greek Μηχανορραφία
Italy Flag.png Italian Congiura
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나쁜음모 Nappeun Eummo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maquinación

Variations of the move Acid Armor
Status Acid ArmorAmnesiaAutotomizeBarrierIron DefenseNasty PlotRock PolishSwords Dance
Formerly a variation
Status Minimize

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