Best Nature for Growlithe & Arcanine in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Which Nature works best?

Figuring out which Nature goes best with a Pokémon can be tough due to the amount of choices players have. Natures have a big impact on a Pokémon's performance in battle, so it is important that players choose carefully. This guide can help players find the best Nature for Growlithe and Arcanine in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What is the best Nature for Growlithe & Arcanine in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Growlithe and Arcanine are extremely popular Pokémon, like Larvitar. The best Natures for Growlithe and Arcanine in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are:

  • Lonely (+Attack, -Defense)
  • Naughty (+Attack, -Special Defense)

Players will do their best choosing Natures like Lonely or Naughty for their Arcanine. This is because the Pokémon already has an incredible Attack stat and access to some really powerful Physical Attack moves. To take advantage of this, players should choose a Nature that boosts the base Attack stat.

Related: Best Nature for Mareep, Flaaffy, & Ampharos in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

How to choose the best Nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Players wanting to choose the best Nature for a Pokémon should look at its base stats and move pool. A Pokémon's Nature should reflect both of these things in different ways. The Nature should boost the best base stat and lower the worst one.

A Pokémon's move pool is important because the Nature should boost the stat that will be utilized most in battle. Pokémon that use mostly Special Attacks will do best with Special Attack-boosting Natures, while Physical Attack users will do best with base Attack-boosting Natures. The chart below can help players make a choice based on all the available options.

Best Nature Chart in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

NatureIncreased StatDecreased Stat
LonelyAttackDefense
AdamantAttackSpecial Attack
NaughtyAttackSpecial Defense
BraveAttackSpeed
BoldDefenseAttack
ImpishDefenseSpecial Attack
LaxDefenseSpecial Defense
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 Bagon, Shelgon, & Salamence in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides!

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