Pokemon Scarlet and Violet bring plenty of new creatures to the game for players to find. Some have new lines, while others are additional evolutions to existing Pokemon. Primeape gets a new evolution in Gen IX known as Annihilape. This Fighting/Ghost type makes a great ally, provided you have the best natures for this angry ape. Before you head out into the field, check out what works best for this Pokemon.
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Best Natures for Annihilape
You’ll have offensive and balanced options when building an Annihilape for your party in Scarlet and Violet. Thanks to a solid stat pool, this Primeape evolution has several options for trainers to sift through, though which you choose is up to you.
If you want to make an Annihilape that focuses on striking down enemies, you can decide between two natures. The Adamant nature boosts the Attack stat for the Ghost/Fighting Pokemon in exchange for its Special Attack points. We went with the Adamant nature on our playthrough for an oppressive offensive. To raise the Speed stat for Annihilape, the Jolly nature is your best bet. More Speed stat points mean a higher chance to strike first in a fight, so grab this nature to get into the fray fast. Because this Pokemon is a physical attacker, you won’t need the Special Attack stat, so don’t worry about the negatives for these natures.
|Careful||+Special Defense/-Special Attack|
The Careful nature will amp the Defense stat to make a more balanced build for your new Pokemon. This option allows players to tank hits from Pokemon in case they don’t get the first hit in a fight. It’s a solid option if you want to raise Annihilape’s survivability, and since the Attack stat is so high, you can still hit hard.
Worst Natures for Annihilape
While the nature you choose for your partner can make it stronger, some options take away from its power. During your search for an Annihilape, stay away from the following natures. If you find out your partner has any of the options here, you can swap it out for a new one or change the nature of any Pokemon using a mint. Mints are sold at the Chansey Supply store in Montevera for $20,000. Look for a building with a green awning.
Any nature that boosts Special Attack stats is a poor option for this Fighting type Pokemon, especially if it takes away from the Attack or Speed stats. The Modest nature lowers Attack, and the Quiet nature steals Speed stats, making both the worst options for any Attack-based Annihilape.
During your hunt for a balance build, take care to stay away from the Mild nature, as it takes points out of Defense stats. You’ll get a Special Attack boon, but that doesn’t do much for a physical fighter.
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