Best Nature for Houndour & Houndoom in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Set the hounds loose on the hunt for a good Nature!

There are a whole bunch of Natures to look out for when on the hunt for a monster in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Though, which is best will heavily depend on the specific Pokémon in question. For players who need a good Nature for Houndour and Houndoom, continue reading for some of the best options.

What is the best Nature for Houndour & Houndoom in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Houndour and Houndoom are Pokémon returning from previous generations, like Slaking. They are Fire and Dark dual-type Pokémon that have a disposition for high Attack, Special Attack, and Speed stats. This means that they are heavily centered around their offensive capabilities in battle.

  • Lonely (+Attack, -Defense)
  • Hasty (+Speed, -Defense)

For this reason, the best options for Houndour and Houndoom's Natures would be Lonely or Hasty, which both decrease their Defense stats but further improve Attack and Speed respectively.

Related: Best Nature for Gimmighoul and Gholdengo in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

How to choose the best Nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Players should keep their eyes on a few different things when choosing a Nature for their Pokémon. A Pokémon's move pool and base stats can give players the best idea of which Nature fits with it. A Nature should go hand in hand with a move pool, meaning Pokémon that have a lot of Special Attacks should have a Nature that boosts Special Attack stats, and vice versa for Physical Attack users.

When a Pokémon has a good mix of both of these types of attacks, players can check out the base stats to see where a Pokémon could be strengthened or improved. The best Natures will increase the strongest base stats of a Pokémon and lessen the weakest.

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 Rolycoly, Carkol, & Coalossal in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides!

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