Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Great Tusk

Decimate your foes with this powerful Paradox Pokemon.

In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, players can add several new beasts to their party. Some of these new allies come from a unique subset of the species. Paradox Pokemon represent the past and future of famous creatures like Donphan. Great Tusk is the prehistoric face of this pachyderm, a beast with its own stats and abilities. Before you settle on a partner, be sure to find one that sports the best natures possible for an added effect on the battlefield.

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Best Natures for Great Tusk

Pokemon Scarlet Violet Great Tusk best natures
Image via Pokemon Database

Great Tusk works in offense and defense roles, thanks to a strong stat pool. Which role you put it in depends on your preference. See your options below, and choose wisely!

Offensive Build

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

Great Tusk has two stats that stand far above the others, one of which is Attack. Building an Attack Great Tusk is an excellent option for those who want to hit hard with physical strikes. If you want to increase the Attack stat further, the Adamant nature is your best bet, taking points out of Special Attack. Because Great Tusk won’t use Special Attack, that debuff won’t matter much for your build.

To boost this Pokemon’s Speed stat and give it a chance to outpace other Pokemon, we suggest Jolly nature instead. Since the Attack stat is already so high with Great Tusk, we went with Jolly during our playthrough of Scarlet and Violet.

Defensive Build

Impish+Defense/-Special Attack

Those aiming to build a defender out of Great Tusk should instead choose the Impish nature, as it raises the Defense stat in exchange for Special Attack stat points. Since Great Tusk’s Special Defense is so low, there isn’t a point in investing points there when building this Pokemon. Instead, we suggest going all in on physical defense to help guard against Attack stat employers.

Worst Natures for Great Tusk

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Great Tusk
Screenshot by Radiant G

You’ll want to avoid several natures when building your Great Tusk. Make sure to steer clear of the natures below, as they’ll make your partner Pokemon weaker than it should be. If you have one of the natures below, you can look for another version of this Pokemon or change its nature with a mint. Players can purchase mints from the Chansey Supply store in Montenevera for $20,000 each.

Offensive Build

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

While Great Tusk does have oppressive, offensive power, you don’t want to risk any natures that lower it. The Modest nature takes points out the Attack stat to boost Special Attack, which isn’t very useful for Great Tusk. Another poor choice, Quiet, takes away from the Speed stat, making Great Tusk more likely to strike second in a fight.

Defensive Build

Mild+Special Attack/-Defense

Those working on a Defensive Iron Tusk should avoid any nature that takes points out of the Defense stat. The worst option here is Mild since it focuses on Special Attack while hurting the Defense option. It’s a lose-lose scenario.

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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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