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Generation 3+ content: Natures | List and effects of the natures that crop up from the third generation onwards

Now you may have come across something in the Pokémon games called Natures, and wondered what they actually do. For each nature, you'll find that they either have an effect on the stats of the Pokémon, such as Hasty, or they'll have no effect, such as Hardy. The mechanics behind them are fairly simple, actually. Below is a table, colour coded to resemble how they're displayed in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

NatureRaise StatLowers StatLiked BerryDisliked Berry
AdamantAttackSpecial AttackSpicyDry
BashfulNo ChangeNo ChangeNone SpecificNone Specific
Bold DefenseAttackSourSpicy
Brave AttackSpeedSpicySweet
Calm Special DefenseAttackBitterSpicy
Careful Special DefenseSpecial AttackBitterDry
Docile No Change No Change None Specific None Specific
Gentle Special DefenseDefenseBitterSour
Hardy No Change No Change None SpecificNone Specific
Hasty Speed DefenseSweet Sour
Impish DefenseSpecial AttackSourDry
Jolly SpeedSpecial AttackSweetDry
Lax DefenseSpecial DefenseSourBitter
Lonely AttackDefenseSpicySour
Mild Special AttackDefenseDrySour
ModestSpecial AttackAttackDrySpicy
Naive SpeedSpecial DefenseSweetBitter
Naughty AttackSpecial DefenseSpicyBitter
Quiet Special AttackSpeedDrySweet
Quirky No ChangeNo ChangeNone SpecificNone Specific
Rash Special AttackSpecial DefenseDryBitter
Relaxed DefenseSpeedSourSweet
Sassy Special DefenseSpeedBitterSweet
Serious No ChangeNo ChangeNone SpecificNone Specific
Timid SpeedAttackSweetSpicy

Should a nature affect your stats, you'll find that it'll increase the relevant stat by 10% of what it normally would be, and reduce the relevant stat by 10% of what it normally would be. So, for instance, you've got a Salamence that'd have 300 Attack with a Hardy nature, if it had an Adamant nature it'd have 330 Attack instead. Quite the increase.

You may also notice the columns regarding Berries. Should you give a Pokémon a Pokéblock or a Poffin that it likes, you'll find that it'll experience a sharper increase in that stat when fed the Block/Poffin. Similarly, if you feed a Pokémon a Pokéblock/Poffin that's typing is what it dislikes, you'll see the growth isn't as impressive as normal.

Thanks to TG-Espio and CrystalScizor10 for this!

Page written by f3raligatr. Additional contributions by Mulholland.

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pokemasternick on Thu 09 Aug 2007 21:57:30 UTC.
ameiliaketchum on Sat 17 Nov 2007 22:59:47 UTC.
eehhe i knew this from the D/P guide its cool though
RyoMashii on Fri 02 Apr 2010 13:43:37 UTC.
I just noticed something! I feel so slow. >.< The stat that gets lowered is the corresponding flavor that the pokemon dislikes.
Mooseler on Sat 30 Oct 2010 23:30:26 UTC.
So to have a pokemon with no effected changes to its stats it would have to be Bashful, Docile, Hardy, Quirky, or Serious. Lame.
piplup princess on Thu 25 Nov 2010 01:56:43 UTC.
i know right, i always thought that nice guys finish last, and only the good die young, and i can see thats true for docile natured pokemon, they dont get any benefits from the nature, being docile/nice that is.
piplup princess on Thu 25 Nov 2010 01:57:17 UTC.
or at least i've been TOLD OF THAT