Pokémon Natures

Nature is a characteristic that determine a Pokémon's individual attributes and can affect its stats. Each Pokémon has a Nature that is determined when it is generated, and there are 25 different Natures in total. Each Nature modifies a Pokémon's stats by either increasing one stat by 10% while decreasing another stat by 10% or having no effect.

Understanding Natures is an important part of building a competitive Pokémon team, as choosing the right Nature for each Pokémon can greatly impact its performance in battle.

Natures by stat

Here you can find preferred stat boosts and drops for nature.

No change ↘ Decreased stat ↓
(disliked flavor)
Increased stat ↑
(favorite flavor)
Hardy Lonely Adamant Naughty Brave
Bold Docile Impish Lax Relaxed
Modest Mild Bashful Rash Quiet
Calm Gentle Careful Quirky Sassy
Timid Hasty Jolly Naive Serious


A Pokémon's nature also determines the berries it likes and dislikes. Each type of berry is linked to one stat:

  • Attack - Spicy
  • Defense - Sour
  • Speed - Sweet
  • Sp. Attack - Dry
  • Sp. Defense - Bitter

The berry a Pokémon likes is the corresponding flavour of its raised stat, while the berry it dislikes is the flavour of its lowered stat.

Natures list

The following table lists each one of the 25 Natures and their effects on a Pokémon.

Nature Increased stat Decreased stat Favorite flavor Disliked flavor
Adamant Attack Sp. Attack Spicy Dry
Brave Attack Speed Spicy Sweet
Lonely Attack Defense Spicy Sour
Naughty Attack Sp. Defense Spicy Bitter
Bold Defense Attack Sour Spicy
Impish Defense Sp. Attack Sour Dry
Lax Defense Sp. Defense Sour Bitter
Relaxed Defense Speed Sour Sweet
Modest Sp. Attack Attack Dry Spicy
Quiet Sp. Attack Speed Dry Sweet
Rash Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Dry Bitter
Calm Sp. Defense Attack Bitter Spicy
Careful Sp. Defense Sp. Attack Bitter Dry
Gentle Sp. Defense Defense Bitter Sour
Sassy Sp. Defense Speed Bitter Sweet
Hasty Speed Defense Sweet Sour
Jolly Speed Sp. Attack Sweet Dry
Naïve Speed Sp. Defense Sweet Bitter
Timid Speed Attack Sweet Spicy

Other applications


Toxtricity's form upon evolution is determined by its base Nature.

  • Toxel evolves into Toxtricity Amped Form if its Nature is Hardy, Brave, Adamant, Naughty, Docile, Impish, Lax, Hasty, Jolly, Naive, Rash, Sassy, or Quirky.
  • Toxel evolves into Toxtricity Low Key Form if its Nature is Lonely, Bold, Relaxed, Timid, Serious, Modest, Mild, Quiet, Bashful, Calm, Gentle, or Careful.