Best Nature for Tatsugiri in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

It's the very definition of "great things come in small packages."

Tatsugiri may not look like it, but it’s a certified Dragon/Water type Pokémon with three forms: Curly, Droopy, and Stretchy. Depending on the form, Tatsugiri can raise one of Dondozo's stats (Attack, Defense, and Speed) whenever Dondozo uses the move Order Up in a double battle. But will this unique trait affect the best Nature Tatsugiri should have in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Let’s take a look.

What is the best Nature for Tatsugiri in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

The best Natures for Tatsugiri in Pokémon Scarlet are Violet are the following:

  • Modest (+Sp. Atk, -Attack)
  • Timid (+Speed, -Attack)

Tatsugiri has a really high Sp. Atk. If you plan to use it outside of double battles, Modest is the way to go. However, we would argue that a Timid Nature can better help you during double battles. This is especially true for Droopy Tatsugiri (that’s the pinkish one), which boosts Dodonzo’s Defense. However, if it’s difficult for you to roll a Timid on your capture, know that any stat that boosts the growth of Tatsugiri’s Speed will do.

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How to choose the best Nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Tatsugiri’s case is certainly unique, but there are more straightforward ways to determine the ideal Nature you should give to your Pokémon. Look at its highest stat and choose a Nature that will grow it. You can also choose Natures that slow the growth of a low stat, and boost an average one so it’s more well-rounded. The choice is up to you.

Best 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 Best Nature for Wiglett and Wugtrio in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Best Nature for Veluza in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet here at Pro Game Guides.

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Bianca Versoza is Pro Game Guides' Weekend Editor. With over three years of experience in gaming journalism, she specializes in anything remotely turn-based and strategic, like Pokémon, Valkyria, and Honkai: Star Rail. Bianca is a huge fan of Square Enix, RPGs, party games, and visual novels, but will play anything with a banger OST. She's a proud early bird. Follow me on Twitter @friskbee!

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