Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Dragonite

Make this pseudo-legendary an unstoppable ally.

To be the gen IX’s Champion, you’ll need to gather a solid Pokemon team. Getting the best natures for your partners is integral when scouting out potential partners. If you’re looking for the best Dragonite in Paldea, ensure you’ve got a nature that helps it stand up to foes in a fight. Check out the best options for this pseudo-legendary Pokemon below.

Best Natures for Dragonite

Pokemon Dragonite Scarlet and Violet Best Natures
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NatureEffects
Adamant+Attack/-Special Attack
Jolly+Speed/-Attack
Lonely+Attack/-Defense

Dragonite can crush its opponents as a physical attacker, provided its nature boosts the correct stats. If you want to upgrade the Attack stat for your partner, we suggest the Adamant nature. Choosing Adamant lets Dragonite improve the power of its physical moves in exchange for the Special Attack stat. The Attack stat is the greatest strength for this Pokemon, but boosting it makes your ally even stronger.

If you want to improve Speed, the Jolly nature is also viable. Though the Jolly nature lowers Attack, it’s a fair tradeoff for Dragonite’s second-best stat. The Lonely nature is an excellent option if you want a Dragonite that can use physical and special attacks. This nature bolsters Attack without draining the Special attack stat in return, giving you a set of options on the battlefield, as the Special Attack for Dragonite is strong.

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Worst Natures for Dragonite

Pokemon The Last Rage Dragonite Worst Natures
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While getting the best nature is a great goal, it can be a chore. If you’re not into grinding for the best natures in the game, avoiding the worst is an acceptable alternative. Here are the natures you should avoid when picking out your Dragonite.

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

Because Attack and Speed are crucial for Dragonite, choosing a nature that downplays these without offering a boon is a bad idea. The Modest nature boosts the Special Attack stat, but because it lowers Attack, Dragonite’s most important stat, with no positives in return, it’s a wrong choice. Another no-go is Quiet, which ups Special Attack while taking Speed, and you’ll want all the Speed you can get with this Pokemon. Lastly, the Bold nature increases Defense while taking power away from Attack, and like the other flawed natures, it offers a boost this fighter doesn’t need.

Once you have a Dragonite with solid nature outside of the worst options, you’re ready to head out and explore the Paldea region with this powerful Pokemon at your side. Keep in mind that Dragonite does take far longer to level up. We suggest using it as much as possible to prepare for the final fight.

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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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