How To Find Nasty Plot (TM 140) in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s overworld is huge, and if players are not meticulous about exploring, they are bound to miss out on important items throughout Paldea. One of these incredibly useful items is the TM for the Dark-type move Nasty Plot. is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / Last updated on 2024-02-20 

This guide will give you all the info on where to find the Nasty Plot TM in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What Does Nasty Plot Do in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Nasty Plot is a Dark-type Move in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that temporarily boosts your Pokémon’s Special Attack in-battle. It can effectively reduce enemy damage and pairs well with the popular Slowbro Tera Raid build, making it especially useful in the newest 7-Star Cinderace Tera Raid.

Nasty Plot TM’s Locations In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The Nasty Plot TM can be acquired through 2 different methods, both of which are somewhat unconventional.

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  1. Ms. Raifort’s History Classes

You can get a Nasty Plot TM by taking all history classes at the academy. This mission is required to complete the academy questline. Therefore it is the recommended way through which you should try getting a Nasty Plot TM.

  • Go to the academy and speak to the attendant at the front desk
  • Choose to take all history lessons
  • After completing all your quests, speak to Ms. Raifort in the staff lounge.

It is important to note that completing all of her lessons involves finding the Ominous Black Stakes scattered throughout the region and then tracking down each Legendary Pokémon.

  1. Area Zero

Fortunately, those looking to acquire the Nasty Plot TM a bit quicker can simply locate one in Area Zero. Simply follow the steps below: 

  • Go to Area Zero by using the Zero gate waypoint and choose Research Station 2
  • Exit the door, and when the game repositions you, go left and climb the wall behind Research Station 2
  • Climb or jump over a smaller rock formation as you continue up the mountain
  • Turn left, and you will find a yellow Pokéball with Nasty Plot (TM 140) near a rock against the wall

How To Craft Nasty Plot TM In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Once you’ve acquired your first copy of Nasty Plot TM, you have no need to go searching for the rest, as you will now be able to craft extra copies from a TM Machine available at any Pokémon Center.

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To craft the Nasty Plot TM, you will need the following:

  • 5,000 League Points (LP)
  • 3 Meowth Fur
  • 3 Tatsugiri Scales
  • 3 Spiritomb Fragment

There is no limit on the number of Nasty Plot TMs you can craft this way, as long as you have the necessary materials.

Final Thoughts

Nasty Plot TM is a little tougher to locate than some of the other TMs available in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but the move is well worth the effort! Especially so for the new Cinderace 7-Star raid, players will want to have