All Natures and Their Effects in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Teaching kids that it's not what's on the inside that counts, it's how much value you bring to the team

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet were released to much acclaim, despite some fairly interesting bugs. Trainers quickly found themselves immersed in the Paldea region and the host of new Pokemon that this latest installment of Pokemon has to offer. One thing that’s kept players invested long after the credits have rolled is the near-weekly release of Tera Raids, an in-game activity requiring trainers to bring their best to the battlefield.

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One element of ensuring that your Pokemon’s ready to take on any 6 or 7-Star Raid is its Nature. All Pokemon have a certain Nature, which is decided when they’re generated. But a Pokemon’s Nature will determine which of its stats increase or decrease.

Here’s everything you need to know.

All Natures and Their Effects in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

NatureStat IncreasedStat Decreased
AdamantAttackSpecial Attack
Bashful
BoldDefenseAttack
BraveAttackSpeed
CalmSpecial DefenseAttack
CarefulSpecial DefenseSpecial Attack
Docile
GentleSpecial DefenseDefense
Hardy
HastySpeedDefense
ImpishDefenseSpecial Attack
JollySpeedSpecial Attack
LaxDefenseSpecial Defense
LonelyAttackDefense
MildSpecial AttackDefense
ModestSpecial AttackAttack
NaiveSpeedSpecial Defense
NaughtyAttackSpecial Defense
QuietSpecial AttackSpeed
Quirky
RashSpecial AttackSpecial Defense
RelaxedDefenseSpeed
SassySpecial DefenseSpeed
Serious
TimidSpeedAttack

Note that five natures, Hardy, Docile, Serious, Bashful, and Quirky, have no stat increase or stat decrease.

Fortunately, if you find that your Pokemon’s nature doesn’t benefit your move set, you can alter it. Head over to your local Chansey Supply shop and you’ll be able to purchase Nature Mints for 20,000 Pokedollars. They’ll have names such as Adamant Mint, Brave Mint, and so on. You can even find Mints in Tera Raids.

If you use the mint on your Pokemon, it’s possible that the nature listed on their profile won’t change, but the stats will.

Good luck finding that perfect Nature for your Pokemon, trainer!


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A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms