Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Eevee

The evolution Pokemon makes for a great partner all on its own.

With Pokemon Scarlet and Violet launching for the Nintendo Switch, trainers can explore Gen IX with their chosen team. While there a plenty of new Pokemon you can add to your team, some series favorites return. If you want to add Eevee, the evolution Pokemon, to your team, getting the best natures is a surefire way to stand among the best trainers of the Paldea region. Check out the best options for Eevee before you settle on a partner.

Best Natures for Eevee

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

If you don’t want to evolve your Eevee, there are several natures you’ll want to use to get the most out of this popular Pokemon. The Jolly nature is your best bet to get an Eevee with a good Speed stat. As one of its best stats, Speed helps Eevee outpace its competition. Jolly nature lowers Special Attack, but it’s one of Eevee’s least important stats. To up Eevee’s Attack, Adamant is a solid option. Like Jolly Nature, you’ll lower Special Attack, but it’s a fair trade for more offensive power.

Related: Pokemon Nature Guide: Get to know your Nature

Worst Natures for Eevee

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Though there are natures that make Eevee more powerful, there are also some that weaken its effectiveness. Make sure to steer clear of the following natures when choosing your partner in Scarlet and Violet.

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

Because Eevee needs its Attack stat to compete in a fight, any nature that lowers that stat is a no-go. These natures reduce Attack and boost a stat that Eevee can’t use in its battles. The Modest nature improves Special Attack, but that’s not important for Eevee. The Calm nature, on the other hand, improves Special Defense, Eevee’s worst stat. It isn’t a fair tradeoff, so don’t stick with an Eevee using those stat boosts.

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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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