Best Nature for Chien-Pao in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Are you ready to Chien-POW your opponents using these Natures?

Those who are aiming to leap into the competitive side of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will want to take their Pokémon's Nature into account. This is no easy task since there are quite a few Natures to pick from. For players having a difficult time doing just that, this guide will help players pick the Nature that best suits Chien-Pao in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What is the best Nature for Chien-Pao in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Chien-Pao is a powerful Dark and Ice-type Pokémon that is pretty good across the board but excels more specifically in its Attack and Speed stats.

  • Naughty (+Attack, -Special Defense)
  • Naive (+Speed, -Special Defense)

Because Chien-Pao is pretty heavily centered around its ability to make quick and powerful attacks, similar to Nymble and Lokix, it's less important to focus on other areas, such as Special Defense. It also has access to some pretty great Physical attacks, which benefit from Naughty Nature.

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How to choose the best Nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Players must keep a couple of different moving parts in mind when choosing which Nature is best suited for a given Pokémon. It is a good idea to make this choice based on personal playstyle, the Pokémon's base stats, and its move pool.

Base stats should be catered to choosing a Nature that increases the Pokémon's best stats and decreases its worst. This is a good rule of thumb when choosing a Nature, but it is not always the best way to decide. Players should look at the Pokémon's move pool to be sure they have the necessary moves to take advantage of the chosen nature. A Pokémon that does not have access to great Special Attacks should not be given a Nature that increases its Special Attack stat. The chart below can help players make a better decision on which Nature is right for them.

Best Nature Chart in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

NatureIncreased StatDecreased Stat
LonelyAttackDefense
AdamantAttackSpecial Attack
NaughtyAttackSpecial Defense
BraveAttackSpeed
BoldDefenseAttack
ImpishDefenseSpecial Attack
LaxDefenseSpecial Attack
RelaxedDefenseSpeed
ModestSpecial AttackAttack
MildSpecial AttackDefense
RashSpecial AttackSpecial Defense
QuietSpecial AttackSpeed
CalmSpecial DefenseAttack
GentleSpecial DefenseDefense
CarefulSpecial DefenseSpecial Attack
SassySpecial DefenseSpeed
TimidSpeedAttack
HastySpeedDefense
JollySpeedSpecial Attack
NaiveSpeedSpecial Defense
Hardy--
Docile--
Bashful--
Quirky--
Serious--

Interested in other helpful Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guides and want to read more? Check out Best Nature for Tarountula & Spidopos in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides!

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