Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Chien-Pao

Get the most powerful version of the Ruinous Pokemon for your team!

In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet there are four new legendary beasts known as the Ruinous Pokemon. One of these new creatures, Chien-Pao is a power ally to have . Once you catch this monster, you’ll want to know the best natures possible that optimize its already impressive stats. See what works and what doesn’t before you save the game after a capture.

Related: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Miraidon

Best Natures for Chien-Pao

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Chien-Pao is an Attack centered creature, with almost all of its exemplary stats pertaining to its offense. Because its defense stats are so lower by a wide margin, its better to go all in on offense. How much you sacrifice for this offensive is up to you.

Best Attack Build

NatureEffects
Adamant+Attack/-Special Attack
Jolly+Speed/-Special Attack

Those who want to build the Attack stat without sacrificing other stats in Chien-Pao’s arsenel have two choices. The Adamant and Jolly natures each boost one of this Pokemon’s key stats.

If you want to focus on getting the Attack stat up for this fighter and better balance out Chien-Pao, the Adamant nature is the best choice. We went with this nature when playing, as it gives this legendary an almost equal split between Attack and Speed stats.

Those who prefer to bolster the best stat for Chien-Pao should search for the Jolly nature, which lowers Special Attack and improves Speed. Though we didn’t go with this nature, we can see the appeal of the unmatched speed Chien-Pao promises.

High Risk, High Reward Build

NatureEffects
Naughty+Attack/-Special Defense
Naive+Speed/-Special Defense
Rash+Special Attack/-Special Defense

Those who don’t mind giving up their Defense and want to leave their Special Attack stat in tact can go with a more risky build when playing Scarlet and Violet. Take one of these three natures to get a Pokemon with an option for Attack and Special Attack, but a far lower defense.

The Naughty nature lowers Special Defense but ups Attack, so those who want this stat to shine can do so if they don’t mind a bit of added risk to a fight. Pray you hit first, and that your enemy doesn’t have Trick Room at the ready.

Naive nature gives a boost to Speed stats at the cost of Special Defense, making it another option for those who want to outpace opponents. It’s important to note that because the Special Defense stat is already low, it’s dicey. Fighters like Miraidon could sweep Chien-Pao should they get a hit in first.

Those who want to aid their Special Attack for a few more options in battle should select the Rash nature. This way, your new ally can use both physical and special attacks to keep enemies on their toes.

Worst Natures for Chien-Pao

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Just as there are great natures to pair with Chien-Pao, a few of them are a serious issue. If you find out your new catch has one of the natures below, we suggest you keep searching. You can also visit the Chansey Supply store in Montenevera to buy mints that change your Pokemon’s natures, but these will cost you $20,000 each.

Attack Build

NatureEffects
Modest+Special Attack/-Attack
Quiet+Special Attack/-Speed

As an Attack hound, Chien-Pao shouldn’t lower its Attack or Speed stats for any reason. Because the Modest nature lowers Attack and the Quiet nature lowers Speed, they’re both poor options.

High Risk, High Reward Build

NatureEffects
Calm+Special Defense/-Attack
Sassy+Special Defense/-Speed
Careful+Special Defense/-Special Attack

Those aiming to run the high risk, high reward set should stay away from natures that lower Attack, Speed, or Special Attack. Each of the worst natures increases Special Defense, but lowers a key stat in exchange. The Calm nature takes from Attack, Sassy lowers Speed, and Careful hurts Special Attack. Though these options are sure to help some fighters, they’re bottom tier options for Chien-Pao.

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead 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 Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

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