Pokemon Nature Guide: Get to know your Nature

Find out what each nature does for your partner Pokemon!

No matter what Pokemon game you play, each creature has a unique Nature. Natures change the base stats of any given Pokemon, but how do you know what these modifiers do? Each of the Pokemon natures changes the stats of their host and knowing which one does what is critical. Pairing the proper nature with your partner can make it much more powerful, so study each type here.

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Pokemon Nature Chart

Pokemon Pokedex Red Origins Nature
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There are 25 Natures in the Pokemon series, and any of these creatures can exhibit each. Pokemon can’t change these stats, so if you find one with a nature you don’t like, you’ll need to keep searching for a partner. Check the chart below to see the pros and cons of each type of nature.

NatureRaisesLowers
AdamantAttackSpecial Attack
BashfulNoneNone
BoldDefenseAttack
BraveAttackSpeed
CalmSpecial DefenseAttack
CarefulSpecial DefenseSpecial Attack
DocileNoneNone
GentleSpecial DefenseDefense
HardyNoneNone
HastySpeedDefense
ImpishDefenseSpecial Attack
JollySpeedSpecial Attack
LaxDefenseSpecial Defense
LonelyAttackDefense
MildSpecial AttackDefense
ModestSpecial AttackAttack
NaiveSpeedSpecial Defense
NaughtyAttackSpecial Defense
QuietSpecial AttackSpeed
QuirkyNoneNone
RashSpecial AttackSpecial Defense
RelaxedDefenseSpeed
SassySpecial DefenseSpeed
SeriousNoneNone
TimidSpeedAttack

What nature pairs best can be a bit tricky to figure out. Luckily, we’re working on a list of Nature guides to help you in Gen IX’s Paldea region. Come back for the game’s launch to see our list of nature guides.

If you want to keep track of this chart for later use, bookmark the page, and for more on Pokemon, stay tuned to Press SPACE to Jump!

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

I'm Tai, the New Games lead, Writer, and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Final Fantasy XIV, Cuphead, God of War 2018, Persona 5, and Smash Bros.

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