Pokemon Scarlet and Violet bring back more than a few fan favorites for the ninth gen in the franchise. One of these veterans is Talonflame, who first appeared in X and Y. Getting a good team is a must for any trainer aiming to be the champion, and this Pokemon is a strong choice. Before you settle on a Fletchling, Fletchinder, or Talonflame in Paldea, make sure you’ve got one of the best natures available for this partner Pokemon. Natures determine stat boosts for each of the game’s Pokemon, so get one that compliments Talonflame nicely.
Best Natures for Talonflame
Boosting Attack and Speed are the best options for this Fire/Flying type. Because Talonflame already has an impressive Speed stat, we suggest an Adamant nature. The Adamant nature boosts Attack in exchange for Special Attack, a stat that Talonflame doesn’t need. Adamant helps round out your Pokemon’s stats by improving its offensive ability. If you want to get a Talonflame with even more Speed, however, the Jolly nature is a solid second option. You’ll almost always go first in a fight when your partner is as fast as Talonflame with Jolly nature.
Worst Natures for Talonflame
If you’re not interested in the best natures for Talonflame, you can focus on which ones to avoid. Several of the game’s natures can weaken your Talonflame, so we suggest ditching a partner with the following stats.
Both the Modest and Quiet natures boost Special Attack for Talonflame, the lesser of its offensive options. While the Modest nature lowers Attack for each Pokemon, the Quiet nature reduces Speed. As stated earlier, you want to focus on these stats when using Talonflame. We suggest picking a new partner if you have either of these natures in Scarlet and Violet. If you have a version of this Flying/Fire type without a Modest or Quiet nature, you’re ready to get going in the Paldea region! Good luck out there, young trainer!
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