Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Kingambit

The King is here.

In Pokemon, finding the best natures for your partner is the best way to draw out its strength. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet offer quite a few new Pokemon that users can add to their team, including the new Bisharp evolution, Kingambit. If you want to add the meta ally to your competitive team, you should know what natures are a strong fit.

Related: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Charizard

Best Natures for Kingambit

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Image via Pokemon Database

Thanks to a solid stat pool, Kingambit can take on an offensive and a defensive role in your party. Which role you choose depends on your preference. See what natures compliment each playstyle before you decide on a fit.

Offensive Build

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

When building an Attack centered Kingambit, there are two natures we’d suggest investing in. To bolster this Pokemon’s already impressive physical moves, the Adamant nature is a strong option and our choice during our playthrough. You’ll get a bonus for the Attack stat but lose some points in the Special Attack stat pool. As a fighter that doesn’t have a very high Special Attack, options that lower this stat won’t bother Kingambit.

If instead, you need to improve Kingambit’s Speed stat, the Jolly nature is a good fit for you. The increase in Speed isn’t much, but it might edge out slower fighters. We suggest choosing the other option here, as Kingambit is far slower than most other Pokemon, and it does make up for this weakness with a high Defense stat.

Defensive Build

NatureEffects
Impish+Defense/-Special Attack

Despite its high Attack stat, the Defense for this Pokemon is relatively high. This means you’ll likely survive a hit from even strong strikers, thanks to this stat. You’ll want the Impish nature to tank hits from other enemies. This nature takes a bit of Special Attack power, but it’s important to remember that this won’t matter for the Big Blade Pokemon.

Worst Natures for Kingambit

Pokemon scarlet and violet best natures kingambit
Screenshot by Tai Hofmann

Though some natures are ideal for this new ally, some options are a poor choice for Kingambit. If you find your Pokemon with one of the natures below, we suggest either finding another version of the Pokemon or changing the nature of your partner with one of the mints you can find in Scarlet and Violet. To change the nature of any Pokemon, you can buy a mint from the Chansey Supply store in Montenevera for $20,000.

Offensive Build

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

If you have an offensive Kingambit, the worst options for your build focus on Special Attack instead of the vital Attack stat. Modest nature is the worst option, taking away from Attack for a Special Attack bonus. With this nature, you won’t have an ally that can reach its full potential, and you’ll notice weaker attacks.

Another option you won’t want to waste your time on is Quiet, which takes points from the Speed stat. You can’t afford a hit to Speed stats, especially with a fighter this slow.

Defensive Build

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

When building a defensive Kingambit, any defensive banes are the worst option. Mild and Rash both take stats from a defense stat while giving points to Special Attack for a combo sure to make your would-be trump card useless.

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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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