Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Quaxly

Kick the competition down with a powerful Quaxly by your side.

It’s time for a new generation of Pokemon! Pokemon Scarlet and Violet bring players to the Paldea region for Gen IX. Like all the new generations before it, players can get one of three new starters, including the Duckling Pokemon, Quaxly! This Water-type partner is a great ally, but finding the best natures will make the most of this serious starter.

Best Natures for Quaxly

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

Because Quaxly works best with the Attack stat, the Adamant nature is an excellent option for this Water-type Pokemon. The Adamant nature lowers Special Attack, but that’s a stat that this Pokemon won’t need anyway.

Another option for those who’d like to have a speedier partner is Jolly nature. Thanks to a solid Speed stat, the Jolly nature helps round out the Attack and Speed of this Pokemon, giving you a balanced ally. You’ll lose Special Attack points with this nature too, but that’s not a big deal.

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Worst Natures for Quaxly

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While the best natures are ideal for your starter Pokemon, you may come across a starter with the worst options available. If your Quaxly has the following natures, we suggest loading a save and trying again.

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

Because Quaxly needs its Attack stat to be an effective fighter, the Modest nature, which hurts Attack and improves Special Attack, is your partner’s worst option. Quaxly’s Special Attack stat isn’t great, so focusing energy here instead of on the Attack stat isn’t a great idea.

Likewise, the Quiet nature boosts Special Attack, taking away from another vital stat: Speed. Steer clear of these options, and you’re sure to enjoy your journey through Paldea with Quaxly! We wish you luck on your journey!

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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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