Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Best Natures for Ting-Lu

Add the best version of this Ruinous Pokemon to your Paldean team.

In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, there are several new legendary beasts to battle and catch. Gen IX introduces the Ruinous Pokemon quartet. Each of these beasts has unique strengths you’ll need to make the most of to get a truly legendary fighter. Find out the best natures for Ting-Lu before you settle on your catch.

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Best Natures for Ting-Lu

Pokemon Scarlet and violet ting lu best natures guide
Image via Pokemon Database

Because Ting-Lu has a varied set of stats, there are several builds that players can select. Whether you want an Attack or Defense build for this Pokemon, you’ll have to choose a nature that complements this playstyle.

Offensive Build

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

You’ll have two options if you want to build around the Attack stat for Ting-Lu. The Adamant nature will help you boost Attack while Lowering Special Attack. Because this Pokemon has an abysmal Special Attack stat, you won’t miss much with this change.

Those who want to raise the Speed stat for Ting-Lu should focus on the Jolly nature. With this choice, you’ll have higher speed, but Ting-Lu is very slow by default, meaning you won’t outpace any competent battler. This option is only to aid you against others with poor Speed.

We suggest the Adamant nature for an Attack build since you’ll likely hit last anyway. Thankfully, there are moves like Trick Room that can level the playing field for slow fighters like Ting-Lu.

Defensive Build

Impish+Defense/-Special Attack
Careful+Special Defense/-Special Attack

While Attack builds are an option for this legendary Pokemon, its greatest strength lies in its Defense stat. Building around this stat can make Ting-Lu a bastion for your team. The Impish nature raises the Defense stat while taking away from the Special Attack stat. Since this Pokemon’s Special Attack is so poor, it’s useless, and taking away from it hurts nothing in the long run.

If you’d rather give an amp to the Special Defense stat and round out Ting-Lu’s Special Defense, you can choose the Careful nature instead, but keep in mind this Pokemon’s Special Defense stat is significantly lower. The Impish nature is the option we went with during our playthrough.

Worst Natures for Ting-Lu

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Screenshot by Tai Hofmann

If you want to make the most of Ting-Lu, avoiding the worst natures is also essential. Some natures undermine this Pokemon’s potential and make it less than ideal as a team member. If you get a Ting-Lu with any of the natures below, we recommend reloading a save and trying again for a better catch. Another option is to head over to the Chansey Supply store in Montenevera and buy a mind to swap a Pokemon’s nature, but keep in mind that these cost $20,000 each.

Offensive Build

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

As a physical attacker, Ting-Lu needs all the Attack points it can get. Modest nature removes this important stat and boosts Special Attack, a tool that doesn’t work in this beast’s kit. On the other hand, Quiet hurts the Pokemon’s already low-Speed stat, raising the Special Attack once more. Neither option here is optimal for offense or Defense.

Defensive Build

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

If you’re focused on protecting yourself from attacks, Defense and Special Defense are key. Some natures take points away from both stats. If you find your catch sporting a Mild or Rash nature, you would do well to avoid both. Mild takes away from Defense, while Rash does the same for Special Defense. It’s not worth investing in a legendary with either of these stats.

Once you have a nature that fits this fighter, you can add it to your team and head out into the field. You may need its help for some of the game’s harder Tera Raids.

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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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