Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Lucario

Putting together the dream team is your goal during Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Many famous Pokemon return in the Paldea region, including a fan-favorite Fighting type. If you’re looking to add Riolu or Lucario to your team in Scarlet and Violet, grabbing one with one of the best natures is a great way to make this great Pokemon even more powerful. Check out the best options for the Aura Pokemon below.

Best Natures for Lucario

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Lucario is a very versatile Pokemon with several solid options depending on what type of fighter you want to have. Lucario can excel as both a physical and a special attacker, provided you get the right natures to complement your preference. Check the two presets below to learn which nature is suitable for your partner.

Attack Lucario

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

If you want a Lucario that can use physical attacks, you’ll want to go with either the Adamant or Jolly nature. Adamant lets this Pokemon boost its Attack stat at the cost of Special Attack power. If you need to master moves like Focus Punch, you will do well to bet on an Adamant Lucario.

If you’d rather have a Lucario that can outpace your opponents, we suggest using the Jolly nature instead. The Jolly nature boosts the Speed stat in exchange for Special Attack points, which won’t matter to your Pokemon in the long run.

Special Attack Lucario

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

If you want a Special Attacker on your team, you should apply a different type of nature to the Aura Pokemon. Modest and Timid are solid options for your partner, and the Modest nature boosts Special Attack for Lucario at the cost of the Attack stat. This nature suits those who want to build a beast that can wipe other teams with moves like Aura Sphere.

The Timid nature is an excellent alternative if you want to boost your Speed stat instead and get the first Attack in fights. Like the Modest nature, Timid drops the Attack stat of any Pokemon with it. So long as you stick to Special moves, you’ll excel in a fight with either choice.

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Worst Natures for Lucario

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While the above natures are excellent choices for the Aura Pokemon, they aren’t all that matters. Suppose you’re not interested in farming for the best version of Lucario. In that case, we recommend avoiding the natures listed below, as they are sure to make building a powerful partner hard.

Attack Lucario

If you’re not interested in searching for the best nature for your partner, that’s OK! So long as you avoid the worst natures for Lucario, you’ll be fine in battle. If you have an Attack based ally, you’ll want to stay away from the following natures.

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

Because a physical fighting Lucario hinges on the Attack stat, you don’t want any nature that could impact that. Modest is the worst nature you can get if you wish to build an Attack Lucario. The Modest nature boosts the Special Attack stat in exchange for Attack power, making it an unfavorable option.

Another nature that is sure to make your partner weaker with this build is Quiet. Using this nature lowers the Speed stat to build up Special Attack, the one stat this type of Lucario doesn’t want or need.

Special Attack Lucario

Those who want to build the best Special Attack Lucario would do well to avoid the following natures when looking for a partner, as they’ll make your ally a liability on the battlefield.

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

The Adamant and Brave natures will stop your Lucario from seeing its full potential. Instead of raising your Special Attack stat, the Adamant nature lowers it in favor of Attack power. Because of this, Adamant is the last nature you want for this build.

Brave is another nature to avoid when building a Special Attacker on your team, as it boosts your Attack stat while taking from Speed. Speed is the second most important stat, so do your best to avoid lowering it. Once you have a candidate that fits your needs, you can start training your Lucario to be the best in all of Paldea.

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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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