Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Roaring Moon

Add this titan to your team in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

A new type of beast makes its debut in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. The Paldea region showcases the Paradox Pokemon, creatures from the past and future that resemble familiar faces in the franchise. Roaring Moon is the ancestor of Salamence, and just like the present-day Dragon-type, it’s a serious threat in battle when it has the right build. Make sure your Roaring moon is up to snuff with the best natures possible.

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Best Natures for Roaring Moon

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Thanks to a pool of promising stats, players can build two types of Roaring Moons for their party. Find out what works best for each build below.

Offensive Build

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

Those who want an offensive stance should choose the Adamant or Jolly nature. The Adamant nature raises Attack but lowers Special Attack. On the other hand, Jolly increases Speed at the cost of the Special Attack stat.

Because the Special Attack stat is so high for Roaring Moon, we suggest putting points in the Jolly nature for increased Speed. This way, you’re more likely to outpace your opponents. Those who use this Pokemon should pair it with either Booster Energy or a move that inflicts harsh sunlight. This Pokemon’s ability, Protosynthesis, improves its most powerful stat with each of these conditions, so you’ll want to build your beast with that in mind. We made sure our Roaring Moon had a higher Attack even with the Speed boost to get an Attack bonus in battle.

Defensive Build

Careful+Special Defense/-Special Attack

While we suggest building around the offensive power of Roaring Moon, you could, theoretically, structure it for defense. Since Roaring Moon has a decent Special Defense stat, it makes for an okay defender. If you want to get more out of your Special Defense, you’ll need a Careful nature. This nature lowers Special Attack, too, so you won’t need to worry about the negatives much. We wouldn’t put points into the Defense stat, as it’s far lower than this protective option.

Worst Natures for Roaring Moon

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While Roaring Moon has some robust options when picking natures, some choices are poor. If you’re building a Roaring Moon for your party, stay away from the following natures. Should your partner have one of the options below, we suggest grabbing another or swapping its nature with a mint. Players can find mints in the open world, through Tera Raids or by purchasing them at the Chansey Supply shop in Montenevera.

Offensive Build

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

As a physical fighter, you don’t want a nature that lowers the Attack or Speed of Roaring Moon. Any nature that harms these stats is a bad choice, but Modest and Quiet are the worst of the bunch. Modest lowers the Attack while raising the Special Attack stat, and the Quiet nature hurts Speed with the same boon.

Defensive Build

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

Those building a defensive Roaring Moon would do well to avoid natures that lower either protective option for their ally. The worst choices for this build are the Mild nature, which improves Special Attack at the cost of Defense stats, and Rash, which lowers Special Defense for that Special Attack improvement.

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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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