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Best Nature for Poochyena and Mightyena in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Poochyena and Mightyena are just two of the Pokémon added with the Teal Mask DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. You'll encounter these guys fairly early, which is why you should know what nature suits them best. In this Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guide, I will tell you the best nature for Poochyena and Mightyena in the game.

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What are the Best Natures for Poochyena and Mightyena in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

The best natures for Poochyena and Mightyena in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are the following:

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

Jolly is the obvious choice for Poochyena because it increases Speed, which will help you strike your opponent first. Both Poochyena and Mightyena favor physical Attack over Special Attack, so reducing the latter won't diminish their offensive capabilities.

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Another option you have is the Adamant nature, which will give a very Attack-focused Poochyena. While the above balances Poochyena, this one adds more to the attack, making Poochyena hit bulkier opponents for more damage. This is a better option once your Poochyena evolves into a Mightyena at level 18.

How to Choose the Best Nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Picking the best nature comes down to two major factors. The first is what you want from a certain Pokémon, such as Speed or tankiness. The other major factor is how strong or weak a Pokémon is in certain stats; if a Pokémon has a lot of HP, for example, it's good to focus on defense when choosing nature. You can look at the table below to decide for yourself:

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

If you want more Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guides, check Best Nature for Umbreon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Every Pokémon that can learn Belly Drum in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet here on Pro Game Guides.

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Saqib is a freelance guide and codes writer at Pro Game Guides. He has previously worked at PlayBorderland, WePC, DualShockers, eXputer, Gamepur, and Rise Up Gamer. Besides playing and writing about games, he loves to spend time with his family and watch anime.

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