The competitive scene is going to be big in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, if the record-smashing sales are anything to go by. To get your Pokémon in perfect competitive shape, you’re going to need to make sure that they have the right natures for their battle style. You can change your Pokémon natures in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet using mints, but finding them can be a pain. We’re going to tell you everything you need to know below, so read on for the guide.
Where to find Nature Mints
You can find mints that change a Pokémon’s nature in the north of the region, in the town of Montenevra. This town is the home of the gym leader Ryme, a ghost-type gym leader, and also has a shop that sells the nature mints. You can find the shop you’ll need a little further along past the Pokémon Center you’ll arrive at when fast travelling. The shop is a Chansey Supply store, and has a green sign and a green canopy over the door and a Chansey in the window
Once you’re inside, you can buy the mint that allows you to change the nature traits of your Pokémon for 20,000 Pokédollars. The description of the items will tell you which stat you will be decreasing and which one will get boosted, so flick through them to find the one you need.
How to change your Pokémon’s nature
Once you have the mint, you’ll need to find the ‘Other Items’ tab in your backpack and find the one you just bought. Select it, read the description to ensure it’s the right one, and then use it on the Pokémon. You can confirm the stat changes by viewing the summary of your Pokémon and heading to the stats page. A red arrow should indicate an increase in the stat you chose, and a blue arrow shows the one that will be lessened.
It’s worth noting that nature mints change the nature values of your Pokémon but not the name. If you use an Adamant mint on a Brave nature Pokémon it will adopt the stats of an Adamant nature, but will still be called Brave. As long as the stat arrows match the nature you wanted, you’re good to go.
How to choose the right natures
If you’re new to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you might need an explainer on which nature is best for your Pokémon. Ultimately the choice is yours, but generally, you want to boost the stat your Pokémon is naturally proficient in and lessen the one that’s not relevant to the Pokémon you use. These can be found in the Pokémon’s base stats. To check the base stats of a Pokémon, try using Serebii’s comprehensive Pokédex.
For example, if you have a Pokémon that’s very good at physical attacks and weak with special attacks like Tyranitar, you might choose an Adamant nature. This would boost its Attack and lessen its Sp. Attack. You won’t notice the decreased Sp. Attack stat, so long as you stick to physical attack moves. The first Ranked season of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has only just begun, so you’ve got time to experiment and find what works for you.
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