Adamant, Modest, Timid and Jolly are common offensive-type natures.

Those breeding Pokémon competitively can probably understand the importance of a Nature. The general Pokémon player can often assume this to be some kind of individualistic aspect of Pokémon to make them somewhat different from one another - and, in that, they’re right, but probably not in the way they expect.

Natures actually have a HUGE effect on Pokémon stats, causing increments of up to 10% either way. At Level 100 and maxed EVs/IVs, that could be a difference of 46 points in Attack/Special Attack on an Attack Forme Deoxys. That’s huge, and can be the very edge on which balances a whole battle.

In any case, people tend to only care about Nature for post-game breeding aspects, since the main storyline is easily cleared without dedicated focus to such. If you wish to learn more about how to breed specific Natures - among other things - see the Pokémon Breeding section for more.

Nature is impossible to change on a Pokémon; once had, always had, so the only way to get a more favorable Nature is through breeding.

In any case, if you want to know the effects of each Nature, here you go. There are 20 Natures in all - 16 of them add 10% to one stat and subtract 10% from another, and four different ones all result in equal growth (Nature-wise, anyhow) across all stats.

Nature Boost Lower
Adamant Attack Special Attack
Bashful - -
Bold Defence Attack
Brave Attack Speed
Calm Special Defence Attack
Careful Special Attack Special Defence
Docile - -
Gentle Special Defence Defence
Hardy - -
Hasty Speed Defence
Impish Defence Special Attack
Jolly Speed Special Attack
Lax Defence Special Defence
Lonely Attack Defence
Nature Boost Lower
Mild Specia; Attack Defence
Modest Special Attack Attack
Naive Speed Special Defence
Naughty Attack Special Defence
Quiet Special Attack Speed
Quirky - -
Rash Special Attack Special Defence
Relaxed Defence Speed
Sassy Special Defence Speed
Serious - -
Timid Speed Attack

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  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
    3DS
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    1 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    11 July 2022
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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