Best Nature for Riolu & Lucario in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

What is the best Nature for this fighter?

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gives players plenty of great options for Pokémon to add to their teams. When building a good team of monsters though, it is important to make sure that they are the most competitive that they can be in battles. For this, players will want to hunt down a Pokémon until they find one with the right Nature. This guide will help determine which Nature is best for Riolu and Lucario in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What is the best Nature for Riolu & Lucario in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Riolu and Lucario have pretty high stats for not being legendary or pseudo-legendary Pokémon, like Goodra. Players wanting to find the best Nature for them should check out these two:

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

Since Riolu and Lucario are best suited for attacking, it would be a good idea to further improve either their Attack or Special Attack stats with the Naughty or Rash Natures.

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How to choose the best Nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

There are a couple of key things to keep in mind when deciding on a Pokémon's best Nature. Players should choose a Nature that pairs well with both their base stats and move pool for the best outcome. A Pokémon's base stats tell players which Natures are a good idea for that Pokémon since the best ones will often complement their highest stats and lower their weakest ones.

Players should also make sure that the Pokémon's move pool doesn't conflict with their Nature. A Pokémon with lots of Special Attacks should have a Nature that increases the Special Attack stat, or at least avoids lowering it. The chart below can be used to see all of the Nature options in the game.

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 Ting-Lu in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides!

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