Best nature for Ducklett and Swanna in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Ducklett swarms the lakes and rivers of the land of Kitikami. This should certainly bring smiles to many faces, considering that Ducklett and Swanna are both adorable. They've never gotten much attention for their performance in battle, though. With a good nature, Swanna can actually be a decent sweeper; nothing on the level of Chien Pao, but decent.

Which are the best natures for Ducklett and Swanna in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

The best natures for Ducklett and Swanna in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are as follows:

  • Timid (+ Speed, - Attack)
  • Jolly (+ Speed, - Sp. Atk)

It is so sad that Swanna doesn't have better stats. Outside of its 98 base Speed, none of its base stats are high at all. Since it lacks power, Swanna won't be breaking through any defensive walls any time soon. That means the best way to get use out of Swanna is by making it KO faster, more frail Pokémon.

The choice between Timid and Jolly really comes down to which moves the Swanna is running; Physical Swanna runs Jolly while Special Swanna runs Timid. I personally recommend the physical Swanna over the Special.

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Physical Swanna gets a nice set of reliable moves with Brave Bird, Liquidation, Flip Turn, and Knock Off. Special Swanna, however, has to pray for Hurricane and Hydro Pump to land most of the time.

How to choose natures in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Once the trainer knows which type of role the Pokémon will play, they will be ready to decide on a nature. It's all about finding which stats to boost while hindering unused stats (e.g. a physical attacker doesn't need Special Attack).

Usually if a Pokémon is fast enough (like Swanna), trainers will want the speed boosting natures. This is because fast Pokémon are often frail, and therefore will need to attack first. Dragapult, for instance, wouldn't be as powerful if it couldn't outspeed Greninja and Tornadus.

Ultimate Nature Chart for 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

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Shane Foley is both a huge gamer and a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides. He's been gaming ever since the Nintendo 64 came out, and he knows everything there is to know about Pokémon, Fire Emblem, Zelda, and several other Nintendo franchises.

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