Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Shroodle and Grafaiai

Go bananas on the battlefield with Grafaiai by your side.

In Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, trainers have hundreds of Pokemon to collect and battle in the Paldea region, including a few new faces. Two of Gen IX’s new fighters are the Poison/Normal hybrids Shroodle and its evolution Grafaiai. If you’re looking to add the Toxic Monkey Pokemon to your team, it will help to know the best natures. Find out the most effective options for this Pokemon before settling on a partner.

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Best Natures for Shroodle and Grafaiai

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

Shroodle and Grafaiai are speedy physical fighters with impressive Attack and Speed stats. While both stats have exceptional values, the Speed stat inches Attack out for the best base stat pool. If you want to outpace your competition, pouring points into that Speed stat is best. The best nature for this option is Jolly, which adds to the Speed stat at the cost of Special Attack.

The Adamant nature is another excellent option if you prefer to build up the Attack stat instead. This nature also lowers Special Attack, but that’s no big deal for a physical fighter like Grafaiai. You won’t be as fast with this nature, but you’ll hit harder when you use moves. Ultimately, the choice is yours, but we suggest the Jolly nature, as it gave us the edge we needed to inch out opponents in Speed and strike first.

Worst Natures for Shroodle and Grafaiai

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Despite two powerful natures for Shroodle and Grafaiai, some natures can make this Pokemon pretty useless in a fight. Should you stumble upon a version of these two Pokemon with either of the following natures, we suggest putting it in your PC box instead of battling with it.

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

Because Shroodle and Grafaiai need the Speed and Attack stats, they must avoid any nature that impacts those stats. The Quiet and Modest natures each take away from one of those critical aspects. Not only this, but they give a bonus to Special Attack, one that Shroodle and Grafaiai can’t use. It’s a set of natures that won’t aid them in battle.

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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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