Best Nature for Gastly, Haunter, & Gengar in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Which Nature fits?

Finding the perfect Nature for a Pokémon is no easy task. There are many reasons for this, but it is a decision that should be made carefully as a Pokémon's Nature can have a big impact on its performance in battle. This guide will help players find the best Nature for Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What is the best Nature for Gastly, Haunter, & Gengar in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar are iconic Ghost-type Pokémon, like Dragapult, that players can catch in Scarlet and Violet. The best Natures for Gastly, Haunter, and Genger in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are:

  • Modest (+Special Attack, -Attack)
  • Mild (+Special Attack, -Defense)

Modest and Mild are the best options for Gengar because the Pokémon has a wildly high Special Attack and also access to some powerful Special Attack moves that can be used to great benefit in battle against opponents.

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How to choose the best Nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

There are a few ways to figure out the best Nature for a Pokémon. Players can look at the Pokémon's move pool and base stats to figure out which Nature fits the playstyle the best. A Pokémon's move pool will let players know which Nature matches their prevalent move type. A Pokémon with a majority Special Attack moves should have a Nature that increases Special Attack stat and ones that rely on Physical Attacks should have Nature that boosts the Attack stat.

The base stats lets players know which stats to raise and lower. The best Natures will increase a Pokémon's strongest stats and lower its weakest. The chart below can help players decide from the list of options which Natures are best for their Pokémon.

Best Nature Chart in Pokémon Scarlet and 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

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

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