Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Espeon

Bend the minds of adversaries with an incredible Espeon.

It’s time for trainers to get geared up for Gen IX of Pokemon as Scarlet and Violet hit storefronts. Start prepping for the latest generation by mapping out who you want on your team. If you want a strong Psychic-type, Espeon fits the bill. Before you choose your partner, you should aim to get the best natures for an Eevee you want to evolve or an Espeon. Check out what works best for this eeveelution.

Best Natures for Espoeon

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Modest+Special Attack/-Attack

Espeon excels at Special Attacks, and the best way to make the most of that advantage is with a nature that compliments its stats. While Espeon’s best stat is its Special Attack, you could opt for the Timid nature to boost your Pokemon’s Speed stat to make it as quick as it is deadly; this nature will lower the Attack stat, but Espeon won’t use that anyway.

If you’d rather amp your Special Attack further, the Modest nature offers a boon for Special Attack at the cost of physical Attack stats. It’s a fair tradeoff for this eeveelution and one that’ll see your partner shred opponents with its attacks. Which nature you choose depends on your preference, as they’re both viable options.

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Worst Natures for Espeon

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Though the best natures may not be essential for every trainer, avoiding the worst options should be. Be sure to steer clear of the following natures if you’re planning on getting an Espeon.

Adamant+Attack/-Special Attack

Espeon needs the Speed and Special Attack stats to stay viable in battle as a speedy Special Attack Pokemon. The Brave and Adamant natures offer a boost for Attack but lower the Speed and Special Attack stats, respectively. Because these stats are crucial to Espeon, we can’t recommend building around either Attack-based nature. Despite these natures not working great for this eeveelution, there are plenty of other options on the table! Should you have an Eevee with these natures, you’re better off investing in a Flareon or a Leafeon.

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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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