Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Iron Moth

Squash the competition with this futuristic moth Pokemon.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet let players add new allies to their team as they explore the Paldea region. Some new creatures come from a new category. These Paradox Pokemon come from the past and future, resembling familiar creatures. Volcarona saw two new forms, including the futuristic Iron Moth. Before committing to an Iron Moth, ensure you have the best natures possible for the new Pokemon.

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Best Natures for Iron Moth

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Thanks to several vital stats, Iron Moth works well as an attacker and a defender with the right natures. Make sure you choose which option works best for your playstyle.

Offensive Build

Modest+Special Attack/-Attack

If you want to make the most of Iron Moth’s impressive Special Attack, the Modest nature will raise that stat further at the cost of Attack power. Because Iron Moth won’t need the Attack stat, this decrease isn’t worth worrying about.

If you’d rather raise the Speed stat, the Timid nature will do so but take power from the Attack stat in the process. During our playthrough, we went with the Timid nature since the Special Attack stat is already so high for this Pokemon.

Defensive Build

Calm+Special Defense/-Attack

Although Iron Moth works well as a Special Attacker, another option exists. Iron Moth can also perform as a Special Defender. If you want to put points into this nature, you’ll fare better against Special Attacks on the battlefield, but you should invest in the Calm nature to retain that Special Attack strength.

Worst Natures for Iron Moth

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Before settling on an Iron Moth, you must avoid the worst natures on the table. Choosing any of the options below will ensure your ally is far weaker than it could be. If you find an Iron Moth with any of the natures below, we suggest grabbing another one or swapping its nature with a mint. Players can purchase mints to change natures at the Chansey Supply shop in Montenevera for $20,000.

Offensive Build

Adamant+Attack/-Special Attack

Because Iron Moth needs Special Attack stats to fight effectively, you’ll want to avoid any nature that takes points out of this stat. The Adamant nature is the worst option for Iron Moth since it boosts the Attack stat while lowering Special Attack. You’ll have a far weaker Pokemon when using this option.

Another unfavorable option is Brave, which takes away from the Speed stat. Brave nature also adds to the Attack stat, which isn’t helpful. The tradeoff isn’t worth your time here and can lead to an untimely demise for this Fire/Poison hybrid.

Defensive Build

Naughty+Attack/-Special Defense

Those who want to focus on Special Defense for their Iron Moth would do well to forget the Naughty nature, which takes away from the Special Defense stat, boosting the Attack stat just as with the other poor choices for this Pokemon. Staying away from these options should help you stand a chance against other fighters and outpace them in battle.

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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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