A really important stat that must be considered for any Pokemon Trainer.
The Pokemon Nature is a feature that can increase or decrease stats of the Pokemon. This affects the: attack, defense, special attack, special defense and speed.
Keep in mind that this is a percentage of the base stat, and by the time you reach level 100, this value will be 10%, which is why we used it as reference below.
Here are the 25 Natures of Pokemon. Each will increase or decrease a specific stat but some might be neutral.
|Nature Name||+10% Increased Stat||-10% Decreased Stat|
|Careful||Sp. Def||Sp. Atk|
|Rash||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def|
Depending on the Nature of your Pokemon, it may or may not like some flavors. These are essentially berries that your Pokemon eats.
Keep in mind that as you progress in the game, you will be finding these berries and depending on the nature of your pokemon team, you might want to keep some. Here's the list of the 25 Nature according to their flavor taste:
|Nature Name||Favorite Flavor||Disliked Flavor|
When we capture a new Pokemon, it has a specific nature. Usually, we want to see first the base stats of the Pokemon we want or have.
In order to know which one should you pick, you consider the highest stat of your Pokemon and the access it has to Physical or Special moves.
But also keep in mind that this relies on your team structure, because you might want to have a lot of damage with one Pokemon, but then another one must be really fast in order to attack first.