Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Iron Hands

Hand your partner Pokemon the best stats possible.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduce a new type of creature: Paradox Pokemon. These creatures offer twists on famous Pokemon. One of these unique renditions, Iron Hands, is an excellent choice for raid battles. If you want to add this new ally to your team, you’ll want to know the best natures possible, and lucky for you, we know just which ones to pick.

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Best Natures for Iron Hands

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Iron Hands can work as an attack and defense Pokemon, thanks to a solid stat pool. Which you side with depends on your preference. See what natures work best for Iron Hands in each playstyle.

Offensive Build

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

Those looking to make an offensive Iron Hands have two options: Adamant and Jolly. The Adamant nature improves Attack stats while lowering Special Attack, and the Jolly nature ups Speed with the same negative.

Iron Hands has impressive Attack stats and can mow down opponents with ease. Iron Hands also has meager Speed, so a boost may get it the boost it needs to outpace other tanks. Because Iron Hands doesn’t need the Special Attack stat to be effective, it’s a good exchange for a more powerful partner. We went with the Adamant nature since Iron Hands during our playthrough, as this Pokemon has high Defense and HP stats that should sustain it for at least one hit during most fights.

Defensive Build

NatureEffects
Impish+Defense/-Special Attack

Despite Iron Hands offering a solid Attack build lineup, there is an option for defensive play. Those who want to boost the Defense stat should use the Impish nature, which amps Defense stats in exchange for Special Attack points. Though there are natures that boost Special Defense, we don’t recommend them since that stat is drastically lower than Defense. Better to go all in on its strengths than try to balance this weakness.

Worst Natures for Iron Hands

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Screenshot by Tai Hofmann

Though several natures can improve your Iron Hands, some can weaken its strengths. If you’re searching for an Iron Hands, we suggest avoiding the following natures. Should you stumble upon an ally with the natures below, we suggest searching for another or changing its nature with a mint. Players can buy mints from the Chansey Supply shop in Montenevera for $20,000 each.

Offensive Build

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

The worst natures for an offensive Iron Hands lowers its Attack or Speed stats. While any nature with these negatives is unfavorable, the worst options also give a useless boost. The Modest and Quiet natures are the worst options if you aim to make a brawler out of your Iron Hands. Modest nature focuses on Special Attacks but lowers Attack, and Quiet nature reduces Speed with the same boon.

Defensive Build

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

Those who wish to add a defensive Iron Hands to their party should avoid the Mild and Rash natures. Each of these options takes points away from one of its defensive options. Mild nature removes Defense points, and Rash takes away Special Defense stats. While the Special Defense for this fighter isn’t the best, you don’t want to lower it and leave your ally open to assault. Once you find a nature that suits your style, you’re ready to take on some Tera Raids!

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead 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 Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

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