Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Greavard

Get the ghoulish Ghost-type Greavard for your team in Paldea.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduce plenty of new creatures players can add to their teams. One of the fresh faces from Gen IX is Greavard and its evolution, Houndstone. These mighty pups make great team members, and getting them the best natures possible is a surefire way to mop the competition.

Related: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Gimmighoul

Best Natures for Greavard and Houndstone

Pokemon scarlet and violet greavard
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Thanks to a solid stat pool, Greavard and Houndstone can take roles as attackers and defenders in your party. Which you choose depends on your preference.

Offensive Build

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

If you want to build an attack heave Greavard, the Adamant nature will help you launch hard-hitting attacks at your enemies. You’ll lower Special Attack with this nature, but that doesn’t mean much for a Pokemon that relies on its physical prowess. We went with the Adamant nature in our playthrough.

Another option for an Attack Greavard is the Jolly nature, which improves Speed at the cost of Special Attack points. Choosing this nature should help Greavard keep pace with fighters of average Speed.

Defensive Build

NatureEffects
Impish+Defense/-Special Attack
Careful+Special Defense/-Special Attack

If, instead, you see the merit in defense, there are two options that you can choose. The Impish nature adds the Defense stat but takes away from Special Attack. Since the Special Attack is useless for Greavard, you’re doing yourself a favor by taking points away from it. If you’d rather give points to the Special Defense stat, the Careful nature is a great choice. You’ll have the same Special Attack nerf with this build, so don’t worry about the negatives.

Thanks to the Defense and Special Defense having such close stat pools, you can choose whichever option feels the best for you. Defense is slightly higher, so if you want to round things out, we suggest the Careful nature here.

Worst Natures for Greavard

Pokemon Scarlet and violet worst natures for greavard best natures guide
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Though some natures are an excellent fit for this Ghost Dog Pokemon, others are a nightmare. You’ll want to avoid any of the natures you see below when building an ally. If you find that your pup has a poor nature and you want to swap its stats, you’re in luck! Head over to the Chansey Supply store in Montenevera to buy mints that change the nature of any Pokemon. You’ll need quite a bit of cash, though, as these items cost $20,000 each.

Offensive Build

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

While the best natures boost the Attack and Speed stats for Greavard, the worst natures do the opposite. The Modest nature takes away from the Attack stat, putting points in Special Attack instead. On the other hand, Quiet nature removes points for Speed, giving the same paltry bonus.

Defensive Build

NatureEffects
Mild+Special Attack/-Defense
Rash+Special Attack/-Special Defense

Your Greavard should avoid the Mild and Rash natures as a tank if it wants to hold steady as a shield. Each of these natures takes away from a defensive stat, giving points to Special Attack instead. Mild lowers Defense and Rash hurts Special Defense. No matter what build you’re going for, these natures won’t cut it for the Ghost Dog Pokemon.

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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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