Best Nature for Smoliv, Dolliv, and Arboliva in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

It's small and terrible... for your opponent, that is!

Natures are important to any trainer looking to give their Pokémon the best movesets possible. It indicate which stat grows 10% faster and which grow 10% slower. Smoliv’s evolutionary will decimate your opponents as long as you choose the correct nature for it. All that said, here’s the best nature for Smoliv, Dolliv, and Arboliva in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

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What is the best Nature for Smoliv, Dolliv, and Arboliva in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

The best Nature for Smoliv, Dolliv, and Arboliva in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are the following:

  • Modest (+Sp. Atk, -Atk)
  • Quiet (+Sp. Atk, -Speed)

Smoliv, Dolliv, and Arboliva have extremely high Sp. Atk power, so definitely capture one with a Modest or Quiet Nature. You can sacrifice either Speed or Attack for it. Its Speed is laughably low, and Physical Attacks aren’t needed when you have this many points in your Sp. Atk stat. Avoid Natures that impede Arboliva's defensive growth, or it'll never have the opportunity to nuke its enemies.

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How to choose the best Nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Since Smoliv has a naturally high base Special Attack, Natures such as Modest or Rash are good for it. This is the principle of choosing the best Nature for any Pokémon. Look at its highest base stat and choose a Nature that has that stat to make it grow faster.

Still, our suggestions aren't the only correct answers. Smoliv, Dolliv, and Arboliva will perform well with any Nature that doesn't impede its Sp. Atk. Competitive players might instead go for a Nature that increases its Speed so their Arboliva can surprise the competition.

Nature chart in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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

For more help with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, take a look at How to get Skwovet in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Best Nature for Nymble & Lokix in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet here at Pro Game Guides.

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