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Nasty Plot
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Sinister Plot
Generation: IV
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark.gif
Category Status
Power: N/A
Accuracy: N/A
PP: 20, max: 32
Affects: Selected Target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Contest Data
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Cute
Appeal: 1
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Cute

Nasty Plot is a Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Games Description
The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. It sharply raises the user's Sp. Atk.
XYORAS The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply raises the user's Sp. Atk.
The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply raises the user's Sp. Atk stat.


Nasty Plot simulates the user thinking nasty thoughts, hence the name. When a Pokémon uses this move, its Special Atk will sharply rise (go up by 2 stages). After using this move on 3 separate occasions, the user's Sp. Atk will reach the maximum, and the move can no longer be use.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
025.png Pikachu electric Field/Fairy 1
026.png Raichu electric Field/Fairy 1
026A.png Raichu electric/psychic Field/Fairy 1
038.png Ninetales fire Field 1 1 1 1 1
038A.png Ninetales ice/fairy Field 1 1
052.png Meowth normal Field 38 38 38 38SMUSUM
052A.png Meowth dark Field 38SMUSUM
053.png Persian normal Field 44 44 44 44SMUSUM
053A.png Persian dark Field 44SMUSUM
096.png Drowzee psychic Human-Like 43 53 53 53SMUSUM
097.png Hypno psychic Human-Like 55 53 1, 53 1, 53SMUSUM
146A.png Moltres dark/flying Undiscovered 50
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered 90 90 90 90SMUSUM
172.png Pichu electric Undiscovered 18 18 18XY
13 16
190.png Aipom normal Field 39 39 39 39
199.png Slowking water/psychic Monster/Water 1 39 36 36 36 1
199A.png Slowking poison/psychic Monster/Water 1 1
203.png Girafarig normal/psychic Field 46ORAS 46
228.png Houndour dark/fire Field 52 52 52 52
229.png Houndoom dark/fire Field 60 60 1, 60 1, 60
275.png Shiftry grass/dark Field/Grass 1 1 1 1
311.png Plusle electric Fairy 51 56 1, 56XY
312.png Minun electric Fairy 51 56 1, 56XY
390.png Chimchar fire Field/Human-Like 23 23 23 23
424.png Ambipom normal Field 39 39 39 39
430.png Honchkrow dark/flying Flying 35 35 35 35
442.png Spiritomb ghost/dark Amorphous 37 37 37 37 20
447.png Riolu fighting Undiscovered 47 47 47 24
448.png Lucario fighting/steel Field/Human-Like 1
453.png Croagunk poison/fighting Human-Like 36 38 38 38 40
454.png Toxicroak poison/fighting Human-Like 36 41 41 41 42
461.png Weavile dark/ice Field 24 24BW
20 20 48
474.png Porygon-Z normal Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
482.png Azelf psychic Undiscovered 46 46 46 46 42
491.png Darkrai dark Undiscovered 75PtHGSS 75 75 75
504.png Patrat normal Field 33
505.png Watchog normal Field 39
509.png Purrloin dark Field 42 42 42 42
510.png Liepard dark Field 50 50 50 50
570.png Zorua dark Field 49 49 49 49
571.png Zoroark dark Field 54 54 54 54
629.png Vullaby dark/flying Flying 14 14 14 54
630.png Mandibuzz dark/flying Flying 14 14 14 57
633.png Deino dark/dragon Dragon 56
634.png Zweilous dark/dragon Dragon 60
635.png Hydreigon dark/dragon Dragon 60
642.png Thundurus electric/flying Undiscovered 61 1, 61 1, 55
720.png Hoopa psychic/ghost Undiscovered 68ORAS 68
722.png Rowlet grass/flying Flying 46 24
723.png Dartrix grass/flying Flying 55 30
724.png Decidueye grass/ghost Flying 60 30
757.png Salandit poison/fire Monster/Dragon 32 25
758.png Salazzle poison/fire Monster/Dragon 32 25
765.png Oranguru normal/psychic Field 25 30
803.png Poipole poison Undiscovered 31USUM 42
804.png Naganadel poison/dragon Undiscovered 31USUM 42
827.png Nickit dark Field 20
828.png Thievul dark Field 22
854.png Sinistea ghost Mineral/Amorphous 42
855.png Polteageist ghost Mineral/Amorphous 42
859.png Impidimp dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like 36
860.png Morgrem dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like 40
861.png Grimmsnarl dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like 40
897.png Spectrier ghost Undiscovered 72
898S.png Calyrex psychic/ghost Undiscovered 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
025.png Pikachu electric Field/Fairy TR68
026.png Raichu electric Field/Fairy TR68
026A.png Raichu electric/psychic Field/Fairy TR68
038.png Ninetales fire Field TR68
038A.png Ninetales ice/fairy Field TR68
041.png Zubat poison/flying Flying TR68
042.png Golbat poison/flying Flying TR68
052.png Meowth normal Field TR68
052A.png Meowth dark Field TR68
052B.png Meowth steel Field TR68
053.png Persian normal Field TR68
053A.png Persian dark Field TR68
065.png Alakazam psychic Human-Like TR68
080.png Slowbro water/psychic Monster/Water 1 TR68
080A.png Slowbro poison/psychic Monster/Water 1 TR68
094.png Gengar ghost/poison Amorphous TR68
122.png Mr. Mime psychic/fairy Human-Like TR68
122A.png Mr. Mime ice/psychic Human-Like TR68
124.png Jynx ice/psychic Human-Like TR68
146A.png Moltres dark/flying Undiscovered TR68
150.png Mewtwo psychic Undiscovered TR68
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered TR68
163.png Hoothoot normal/flying Flying TR68
164.png Noctowl normal/flying Flying TR68
169.png Crobat poison/flying Flying TR68
172.png Pichu electric Undiscovered TR68
175.png Togepi fairy Undiscovered TR68
176.png Togetic fairy/flying Flying/Fairy TR68
199.png Slowking water/psychic Monster/Water 1 TR68
199A.png Slowking poison/psychic Monster/Water 1 TR68
238.png Smoochum ice/psychic Undiscovered TR68
251.png Celebi psychic/grass Undiscovered TR68
273.png Seedot grass Field/Grass TR68
274.png Nuzleaf grass/dark Field/Grass TR68
275.png Shiftry grass/dark Field/Grass TR68
302.png Sableye dark/ghost Human-Like TR68
337.png Lunatone rock/psychic Mineral TR68
342.png Crawdaunt water/dark Water 1/Water 3 TR68
344.png Claydol ground/psychic Mineral TR68
434.png Stunky poison/dark Field TR68
435.png Skuntank poison/dark Field TR68
439.png Mime Jr. psychic/fairy Undiscovered TR68
442.png Spiritomb ghost/dark Amorphous TR68
447.png Riolu fighting Undiscovered TR68
448.png Lucario fighting/steel Field/Human-Like TR68
453.png Croagunk poison/fighting Human-Like TR68
454.png Toxicroak poison/fighting Human-Like TR68
461.png Weavile dark/ice Field TR68
468.png Togekiss fairy/flying Flying/Fairy TR68
474.png Porygon-Z normal Mineral TR68
479.png Rotom electric/ghost Amorphous TR68
480.png Uxie psychic Undiscovered TR68
481.png Mesprit psychic Undiscovered TR68
482.png Azelf psychic Undiscovered TR68
509.png Purrloin dark Field TR68
510.png Liepard dark Field TR68
527.png Woobat psychic/flying Field/Flying TR68
528.png Swoobat psychic/flying Field/Flying TR68
562.png Yamask ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR68
562A.png Yamask ground/ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR68
563.png Cofagrigus ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR68
570.png Zorua dark Field TR68
571.png Zoroark dark Field TR68
574.png Gothita psychic Human-Like TR68
575.png Gothorita psychic Human-Like TR68
576.png Gothitelle psychic Human-Like TR68
605.png Eglyem psychic Human-Like TR68
606.png Beheeyem psychic Human-Like TR68
629.png Vullaby dark/flying Flying TR68
630.png Mandibuzz dark/flying Flying TR68
633.png Deino dark/dragon Dragon TR68
634.png Zweilous dark/dragon Dragon TR68
635.png Hydreigon dark/dragon Dragon TR68
641.png Tornadus flying Undiscovered TR68
642.png Thundurus electric/flying Undiscovered TR68
677.png Espurr psychic Field TR68
678.png Meowstic psychic Field TR68
678A.png Meowstic psychic Field TR68
682.png Spritzee fairy Fairy TR68
683.png Aromatisse fairy Fairy TR68
686.png Inkay dark/psychic Water 1/Water 2 TR68
687.png Malamar dark/psychic Water 1/Water 2 TR68
711.png Gourgeist ghost/grass Amorphous TR68
722.png Rowlet grass/flying Flying TR68
723.png Dartrix grass/flying Flying TR68
724.png Decidueye grass/ghost Flying TR68
725.png Litten fire Field TR68
726.png Torracat fire Field TR68
727.png Incineroar fire/dark Field TR68
757.png Salandit poison/fire Monster/Dragon TR68
758.png Salazzle poison/fire Monster/Dragon TR68
765.png Oranguru normal/psychic Field TR68
803.png Poipole poison Undiscovered TR68
804.png Naganadel poison/dragon Undiscovered TR68
821.png Rookidee flying Flying TR68
822.png Corvisquire flying Flying TR68
823.png Corviknight flying/steel Flying TR68
827.png Nickit dark Field TR68
828.png Thievul dark Field TR68
854.png Sinistea ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR68
855.png Polteageist ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR68
859.png Impidimp dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like TR68
860.png Morgrem dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like TR68
861.png Grimmsnarl dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like TR68
863.png Perrserker steel Field TR68
866.png Mr. Rime ice/psychic Human-Like TR68
867.png Runerigus ground/ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR68
877.png Morpeko electric/dark Field/Fairy TR68
893.png Zarude dark/grass Undiscovered TR68
897.png Spectrier ghost Undiscovered TR68
898S.png Calyrex psychic/ghost Undiscovered TR68
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Special Move

Generation V

By event

Generation IV

Generation V

Generation VI


Main games

Pokémon Adventures

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