Scarlet and Violet allow players to alter their Pokemon’s natures by using Nature Mints to improve certain stats and give them a buff in combat.

If you’re struggling to find a Pokemon with the correct stats, you may want to consider changing their nature.

While it seems like a fairly small detail in a Pokemon’s description, their nature can actually increase and decrease helpful stats.

Fortunately, changing it is incredibly easy and won’t require much on your part other than a little exploring and a lot of Poke Dollars.

Of course, if you want to be able to afford all of these Nature Mints, you’ll need a lot of money. So, you should definitely check out how to get the Amulet Charm in Scarlet and Violet to make that money fast.

How to Change a Pokemon’s Nature in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Players can change their Pokemon’s nature in Scarlet and Violet by using a Nature Mint. Players will first need to purchase a Nature Mint and then access it through their inventory.

Changing a Pokemon’s nature is incredibly simple, albeit costly, but it will vastly improve their stats if you opt for the right Nature Mint.

using a Nature Mint on a Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet
Image Credit – Aero

What Does Nature Do in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

Natures affect a Pokemon’s stats in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Each nature will increase one stat, such as Special Attack, while decreasing another.

Every Pokemon starts off with a random nature, but it can be altered via a Nature Mint.

If your Pokemon doesn’t use Special Attack-focused moves, then a nature that increases Sp. Attack won’t be helpful, so choose your preferred nature based on your Pokemon’s playstyle.

How to Check Your Pokemon’s Nature in Scarlet & Violet

To check your Pokemon’s nature, you need to head to the Memories tab in that specific Pokemon’s summary menu.

You can also check which stats are affected by that nature by going to the Moves and Stats tab and looking for the blue and red arrows on the chart.

For more detailed steps on how to check your Pokemon’s current nature, continue reading:

  • Open up the menu by pressing X.
  • Push the left joystick to the left and select which Pokemon you want to check with A.
  • Select Check Summary.
  • Press right on the D-Pad twice until you reach the Memories tab.
  • Here you will see that Pokemon’s nature in the description on the left.
    • You can also check which stats that nature affects by following these steps:
      • Inside the Pokemon Summary menu, press right on the D-Pad once until you reach the Moves and Stats tab.
      • On the right, you will see a chart showcasing your Pokemon’s stats.
      • The stat with a red arrow going up is being increased by the Pokemon’s nature.
      • The stat with the blue arrow going down is being decreased by the Pokemon’s nature
the moves and stats and memories menus in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet showcasing Natures

How to Get Nature Mints in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

You can purchase Nature Mints from any of the five Chansey Supply Shops across Paldea for 20,000 Poke Dollars each.

The Chansey Supply Shops can be found in Mesagoza, Levincia, Cascarrafa, and Montenevera. However, you’ll need to have earned 6 Gym badges before you can buy a Nature Mint.

Once you’ve purchased a Nature Mint from the store, you’ll need to follow these instructions to use it:

  • Open the menu with X.
  • Select Bag.
  • Scroll to the Other Items tab by pressing right on the D-Pad four times.
  • Find the Nature Mint you wish to use and select it with A.
  • Choose Use this item and then select which Pokemon you wish to give it to.
  • You’ll be asked if you’re sure, so just click Yes.
the Chansey Department Store menu in Pokemon Violet and Scarlet showcasing the Nature Mints for sale

If you want to get to Montenevera fast, then you should utilize your Legendary Pokemon. Make sure you know how to ride Koraidon or Miraidon in Scarlet and Violet before heading out.

What Do Nature Mints Do in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

Nature Mints can be given to Pokemon in your party in Scarlet and Violet to alter their nature and two of their stats.

As natures are randomly assigned to Pokemon, the ability to change those natures with a Nature Mint allows players to fine-tune their Pokemon’s stats.

Every Nature & What They Change in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

There are 25 different natures in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, which can greatly affect your Pokemon’s overall stats.

Each one affects two of the following stats: Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense, Attack, Defense, and Speed. If you know what your Pokemon would benefit from the most, then give it the corresponding Nature Mint.

NatureIncreased StatDecreased Stat
AdamantAttackSp. Attack
NaughtyAttackSp. Defense
ImpishDefenseSp. Attack
LaxDefense Sp. Defense
JollySpeedSp. Attack
NaiveSpeedSp. Defense
ModestSp. AttackAttack
MildSp. AttackDefense
QuietSp. AttackSpeed
Rash Sp. AttackSp. Defense
CalmSp. DefenseAttack
Gentle Sp. DefenseDefense
Sassy Sp. DefenseSpeed
CarefulSp. DefenseSp. Attack

However, Hardy, Docile, Serious, Bashful, and Quirky natures all increase the same stat that they’re also decreasing. Therefore Pokemon with those natures have no additional changes to any stats.

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