Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Appletun

The adorable apple dragon Pokemon makes an appearance.

While plenty of new Pokemon exist in the Paldea region, some return for Gen IX’s adventure. One of Gen VIII’s cutest creations, Appletun, also makes an appearance. Though you can catch just about any version of this creature in the wild, getting the best natures for Appletun can change how well it performs in battle. Make sure that the Appletun on your team is ready for a fight by getting the best nature possible.

Best Natures for Appletun

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Modest+Special Attack/-Attack
Bold+Defense/-Attack
Calm+Special Defense/-Attack

The defining offensive option for Appletun is its Special Attack, so we suggest a Modest nature for those interested in amping that stat at the cost of Attack power. Appletun won’t need the attack stat as a special attacker, so don’t worry about this stat drop.

Though offensive boosts can work for this ally, Appletun is a tanky Pokemon with a sizable HP pool and solid Defense. Thanks to even Defense and Special Defense stats, it’s a well-rounded fighter to take with you. If you’d rather have a defensive set for your Appletun, Bold is a great option, boosting Defense while lowering attack stats. Those who want to protect their partner from Special Attack damage may choose the Calm nature instead. A Calm Appletun ups Special Defense at the cost of the Attack stat.

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Worst Natures for Appletun

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If you’re not interested in grinding to get the best nature for your partner Pokemon, that’s okay! In that case, we suggest avoiding the following options, as they’re the worst matches for Appletun. So long as you don’t settle on an Appletun with these natures, you’ll be fine.

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Adamant+Attack/-Special Attack
Lonely+Attack/-Defense
Naughty+Attack/-Special Defense

Because Appletun is a special attacker, boosting its Attack is a wasted effort. Natures like Adamant improve the Attack while tanking its Special Attack, which is the last thing you need in your Grass/Dragon ally.

Other natures boost Attack at the cost of Appletun’s defensive options. The Lonely nature takes away from Defense while the Naughty nature strips the Special Defense stat for this creature. Because neither of these natures offers any aid for your partner, they aren’t worth the investment. If you see an Appletun with any of these natures, it’s best to leave them in a PC box or release them.

Once you’ve got an Appletun that avoids the worst nature options, get ready to head out into the Paldea region. You’re sure to make waves in Gen IX, and this Grass/Dragon is a great buddy to bring along for the ride.

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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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