Where to find Nasty Plot TM 140 in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Another raid-ready TM

More Cinderace TM tech is on the way, so long as you follow this guide. Nasty Plot (TM 140) can be very helpful in raids to keep enemy raid damage down, and it works well with the popular Slowbro build. Here’s where to find it and how to craft it.

You can find Nasty Plot (TM 140) in Area Zero

OK so this one is a little more complicated than finding other TMs, as there isn’t an exact map location for it (everything is hazy in Area Zero): so we’ll give you a detailed description, as well as visual aides in the gallery above.

  1. Head to Area Zero using the Zero gate waypoint, and select Research Station 2
  2. Walk out of the door, and when the game re-orients you, hang left, and climb the wall behind Research Station 2
  3. Continue up the mountain and climb/jump over a smaller rock formation
  4. Hang left and you’ll find a yellow Nasty Plot (TM 140) Pokeball near a rock against the wall

Here’s what Nasty Plot does:

“The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply boosts the user’s Sp. Atk stat.”

You can also get one through the history teacher Ms. Raifort

To complete this school-related questline, you’ll need to take all of the history classes at your academy.

Head to the academy in Mesagoza, then speak to the attendant at the front desk. Opt to take the full history course suite, then speak to Ms. Raifort in the staff lounge. Full visual guides (like what Ms. Raifort looks like) are in the gallery above.

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How to craft Nasty Plot (TM 140), and the ingredients required

To craft Nasty Plot, you’ll need:

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