Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Koraidon

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In Pokemon Scarlet, players get a unique legendary not found in Violet. Koraidon joins players from the start of their journey through the Paldea region, but it’s only at the end of the adventure that you can use it in battle. Before you stick with a version of this legendary, find out the best natures for your legendary ally.

Related: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Miraidon

Best Natures for Koraidon

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Because Koraidon has such a varied stat pool, you can choose to build around its offensive or defensive traits. Each build needs a different nature, so be sure you know what works best before you pick up this legendary Pokemon. If your Koraidon doesn’t have one of the natures below, don’t worry! You can get a second version of the Pokemon by heading to the bottom of the Great Crater once you beat the game. Make sure to save before confronting that one so you can reroll for stats.

Offensive Build

Adamant+Attack/-Special Attack

If you want to build around Koraidon’s Attack options, you’ll have one of two options. Those who want to improve the Attack stat with little risk should look out for the Adamant nature. This nature lowers Special Attack, but as Koraidon’s worst stat, it isn’t worth investing in any way. We side with the Adamant nature since the base Speed stat for this fighter is miles ahead of almost any other fighter you’ll encounter in Scarlet and Violet.

Those looking to add to this Pokemon’s Speed stat would do well to stick with a Jolly nature, as it ups Speed in exchange for the Special Attack stat. As mentioned earlier, that’s a stat this ally won’t use, making the tradeoff well worth it.

Defensive Build

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

You can use several options here if you’d rather invest in a defensive build for Koraidon. Because the Defense and Special Defense stats are above average with this Pokemon, boosting either is viable.

To add points to the Defense nature, we suggest the Impish nature, one that takes from Special Attack instead of a stat that Koraidon needs. As it’s a better defense option, you can easily bat off physical attacks thanks to this choice.

Even the Special Defense stat is viable for this Pokemon, so if you want to balance out the stats for this fighter, we say to go with the Careful nature. This way, you can combat any attack that comes your way. We favor the Careful nature of this set for a rounded defense.

Worst Natures for Koraidon

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Just as there are optimal natures for legendary Pokemon, there are some choices that you want to avoid. If you run into any of the options below, we suggest reloading your save and trying to catch this Pokemon again in the hunt for a better nature.

Offensive Build

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

An Attack Miraidon will need a nature that focuses on the Attack stat with a boost to Speed if possible. You need to avoid natures that improve the Special Attack stat.

The Modest nature is the worst choice for this Pokemon since it lowers the Attack stat for a Special Attack amp, and it’s a tradeoff that cuts both ways. Another poor choice is the Quiet nature, which tanks the Speed stat for the same poor bonus.

Defensive Build

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

If you build around the Defense stat, stay away from natures that lower the Defense and Special Defense stat at all costs. The Mild nature is a wrong choice for those aiming to aid the Defense stat, and Rash lowers Special Defense. Each of these choices gives a bonus to the Special Attack stat, a choice that won’t help.

Once you’ve got the build that suits your needs, you’re ready to go back to fighting in the Paldea region. With four more legendaries to find on the map, you might need your new friend’s help to take down some of the game’s other rare finds.

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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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