Best Nature for Dondozo in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Move over Wailord, there's a new giant fish in town.

Dondozo looks like a Wailord and Whiscash lovechild, and its description perfectly reflects this. It’s big, weighs a ton, and can probably destroy a city when it feels like it. As a pure Water type, it only has two weaknesses: Grass and Electric. The right Nature can help boost its potential in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What is the best Nature for Dondozo in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

The best Natures for Dondozo in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the following:

  • Lax (+Defense, -Sp. Def)
  • Relaxed (+Defense, -Speed)
  • Naughty (+Attack, -Sp. Def)
  • Brave (+Attack, -Speed)

Dondozo’s Sp. Def isn’t great, but when you pit it against a Physical Attacker, you can bet that it'll be undefeatable. This is because of this Pokémon’s naturally high HP and Defense. Boost its Defense even more to really irk your opponents. In fact, teach it Rest for good measure. Dondozo’s Attack stat is pretty high too, so Naughty and Brave are also viable options if you want it to pack more of a punch.

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How to choose the best Nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Most Pokémon will have a ridiculously high stat and an equally laughably low stat. The most common way to choose a good Nature is to raise the high stat and slow the growth of its lowest one. There are even cases like Dondozo which will have two to three high stats and way below average on others. The most important part is to understand your Pokémon’s characteristics and utilize their strengths.

Best Nature chart in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

NatureIncreased StatDecreased Stat
AdamantAttackSpecial Attack
NaughtyAttackSpecial Defense
ImpishDefenseSpecial Attack
LaxDefenseSpecial Defense
ModestSpecial AttackAttack
MildSpecial AttackDefense
RashSpecial AttackSpecial Defense
QuietSpecial AttackSpeed
CalmSpecial DefenseAttack
GentleSpecial DefenseDefense
CarefulSpecial DefenseSpecial Attack
SassySpecial DefenseSpeed
JollySpeedSpecial Attack
NaiveSpeedSpecial Defense

For more help with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, take a look at Best Nature for Veluza in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Best Nature for Pawniard, Bisharp, and Kingambit in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet here at Pro Game Guides.

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