Gen IX of Pokemon is finally here. While players can gather Pokemon from the Paldea region, there are plenty of returning allies to collect this time around, including the Peat Pokemon, Ursaluna. If you want to make the most of this titan in battle, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the best natures possible. Find out what works best for your big and burly ally before settling on a partner.
Best Natures for Ursaluna
As a powerful physcial attacker, Ursaluna would do well to focus on a nature that boosts the Attack stat. Because its Attack is the best stat, we suggest going with the Adamant nature which boosts Attack in exchange for Special Attack power. Ursaluna shouldn’t use Special Attacks, so this decrease won’t hurt it. An Adamant Ursaluna further capitalizes on its physical attack strength.
Those who’d rather boost this Pokemon’s abysmal Speed stat to make it a bit more balanced should aim for the Jolly nature. Jolly natures improve Speed while lowering Special Attack. As stated earlier, Special Attack isn’t worth investing in for this Pokemon, so you’re not sacrificing much.
Another strong option is to put point into Defense. As a tank, the Peat Pokemon offers a large HP pool and Defense. Increasing the Defense stat should help your ally survive attacks from strong enemies, so the Impish nature is a solid choice, as it improves the Defense stat at the cost of Special Attack power.
Related: Pokemon Nature Guide: Get to know your Nature
Worst Natures for Ursaluna
If you’re not interested in farming for the strongest version of the Peat Pokemon, that’s fine! We do suggest, however, that you avoid the following natures while you hunt for an ally. Each of the natures listed below are the worst pairs for Ursaluna.
Any nature that focuses on the Special Attack stat are a bad option, and the three listed above all lower the key stats for this Pokemon. Modest lowers the Attack stat, buffing the Special Attack stat in turn. Quiet also focuses on Special Attack, but takes away from Speed, and Mild makes a dent in Defense. None of the natures here are worth the tradeoff, and picking a partner with any of these options may make them feel far less effective in a fight. To that end, it’s better to keep looking than stick with these options.
Once you have the nature that fits your partner Pokemon, you’re ready to head out on your journey through Paldea.
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