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Best Nature for Magikarp & Gyarados in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Which Nature is best?

It can be tough to figure out what the best Nature is for a specific Pokémon, but it is an important step in crafting the strongest Pokémon team in Scarlet and Violet. There are a few different ways to decide on a Nature within the many different options. This guide will help players find the best Nature for Magikarp and Gyarados in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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What is the best Nature for Magikarp & Gyarados in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Magikarp and Gyarados are iconic returning Pokémon, like Haxorus, that players can encounter. The best Natures for Magikarp and Gyarados in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are:

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

The two best Natures for Gyarados in Scarlet and Violet are Adamant and Lonely, but this comes with an important note. Players that choose one of these Natures should be sure to emphasize Physical Attacks in battle, rather than Special Attacks. Gyarados has access to some incredible Special Attacks, but using these Natures will lower that stat, so it is important to avoid them.

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How to choose the best Nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Players can find the best Nature for a Pokémon in a few different ways. The base stats and move pool are what players should use to narrow their options down. The Pokémon's base stats will let players know which Nature will help most on the battlefield, as the best Nature will increase the strongest stats and decrease the lowest.

A Pokémon's move pool should also be consulted. Pokémon wielding mostly Special Attacks should have a Nature that increases the Special Attack stat, or at least doesn't lower it, while Pokémon using mostly Physical Attacks should have a Nature that boosts base Attack stat. The chart below can help players decide which Nature is best from the 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 Shinx, Luxio, & Luxray in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides!


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