Pokemon Nature Chart and Nature Strategy

Having the right Nature can significantly affect a Pokemon’s growth and performance as you go through the game. In order to excel in every Pokemon battle, a good Pokemon trainer must be familiar with the Pokemon Nature Chart to get an edge.

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The concept of Pokemon Nature was introduced in Generation III. A Pokemon’s Nature plays an important role in excelling in every battle.

Aside from working and improving hold items, level, experience, and movesets, trainers must also pay attention to the right Pokemon Nature.

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What are the Advantages of Knowing about Pokemon Natures?

At first look, Pokemon natures may appear to be nothing more than a gimmick with no bearing on gameplay. However, a deeper look reveals that they are one of the most significant components of Pokemon training and development.

Each nature has a distinct effect on two different stats, making particular Pokemon more suited for specific roles or tasks based on the strengths and weaknesses it acquires as a result of its nature. To get the most out of your Pokemon, you must first learn which natures will aid you in achieving your objectives and which will hinder you.

Knowing how to make the most of Pokemon natures is crucial for any serious trainer, whether you’re wanting to improve your battle performance or simply build a well-rounded team.

How Does Pokemon Nature Applied?

Nature is randomly applied to each Pokemon upon obtaining them. There are 25 Pokemon natures that will increase one base stat to 10% and decrease the other one by 10%. You can easily find and determine the nature of a Pokemon by viewing the “Summary” screen.

From Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver to the recent Pokemon game versions and including some Pokemon GBA ROM Hacks, stats are affected by a Pokemon’s Nature. The increased stat is typically highlighted in red text and blue text for the decreased stat (See Pokemon Skills image above).

Pokemon Nature Chart

This Pokemon nature list has 25 known natures along with its increase/decrease stat equivalent and favorite/dislike flavors.

wdt_ID Nature Increases Decreases Favorite Disliked
1 Adamant Attack Sp. Attack Spicy Dry
2 Bashful Sp. Attack Sp. Attack
3 Bold Defense Attack Sour Spicy
4 Brave Attack Speed Spicy Sweet
5 Calm Sp. Defense Attack Bitter Spicy
6 Careful Sp. Defense Sp. Attack Bitter Dry
7 Docile Defense Defense
8 Gentle Sp. Defense Defense Bitter Sour
9 Hardy Attack Attack
10 Hasty Speed Defense Sweet Sour
11 Impish Defense Sp. Attack Sour Dry
12 Jolly Speed Sp. Attack Sweet Dry
13 Lax Defense Sp. Defense Sour Bitter
14 Lonely Attack Defense Spicy Sour
15 Mild Sp. Attack Defense Dry Sour
16 Modest Sp. Attack Attack Dry Spicy
17 Naive Speed Sp. Defense Sweet Bitter
18 Naughty Attack Sp. Defense Spicy Bitter
19 Quiet Sp. Attack Speed Dry Sweet
20 Quirky Sp. Defense Sp. Defense
21 Rash Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Dry Bitter
22 Relaxed Defense Speed Sour Sweet
23 Sassy Sp. Defense Speed Bitter Sweet
24 Serious Speed Speed
25 Timid Speed Attack Sweet Spicy
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Pokemon Nature Tips, Tricks, and Strategy

Since Nature is given to each Pokemon randomly, some trainers take advantage of “soft resetting” method. This way, trainers can choose and have the ideal nature for their starter Pokemon. The soft resetting trick can work either on older or newer consoles, give it a try.

Also read: Pokemon Nature Guide

Another trick, capture numbers of the same Pokemon until you get the right nature. This can be a time consuming strategy, but the effort you invest pays well as soon as you finally capture your desired Pokemon.


When you have an idea on how to take advantage of a Pokemon’s Nature, your Pokemon can be a monster to deal with. You can teach them the best moves based on their Nature and more.

The best players try to scout out the best Nature combinations out there to make a good party of Pokemon. If you’re lucky enough, you can have the Nature of your choice after a few soft resets and captures attempts.

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