Best Nature for Turtwig, Grotle, and Torterra in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

The turtle Pokémon.

If you’re reading this guide, then it means you’ve uncovered one of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: The Teal Mask DLC’s secrets: Mr. Jaq and his free Sinnoh starters. In my game, I hatched a Turtwig, but I’ve seen different ones from friends, leading me to believe that whatever you get is completely random, too. If you’re looking to build your own Turtwig Torterra in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, below are the natures you can opt for.

Best natures for Turtwig, Grotle, and Torterra in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

The best natures for Turtwig, Grotle, and Torterra are the following:

  • Adamant (-Attack, -Sp. Attack)
  • Careful (+Sp. Defense, -Sp. Attack)

Torterra’s like Empoleon’s anti-thesis. You can build them similarly with boosts and axes on different stats. Torterra learns a lot of good physical attacks, making Adamant one choice. It also has a pretty high Defense stat, so Careful can make it a more rounded tank. If Pokémon Scarlet & Violet finally decide to add something similar to a Battle Tower, Careful should also be the option you should go for.

For now, both options are pretty okay for Raids! Try them out.

Related: Best Nature for Chimchar, Monferno, and Infernape in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

How to choose the best nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

When choosing the best nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, always think about the content you’re going to use it for. For example, for story and NPC trainer battles, always opt for an offensive build. But for Raids and PvP, it’s sometimes good to have a support build or even a defensive one.

Ultimate nature chart for Pokémon Scarlet and 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 build help with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, take a look at Best Nature for Aipom and Ambipom in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Best Nature for Munchlax and Snorlax 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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