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How To Change Nature In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet

Want to change your Pokémon's nature in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? You've come to the right place!
How To Change Nature In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the next big mainline Pokémon games, and people are already diving into everything the game has to offer. Whether you enjoy shiny hunting, completing Tera Raid battles, or hanging out with friends in co-op, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. 

For competitive players, the race is on to breed the next generation of overpowered supermons! In order to do this, however, you will want to make sure your Pokémon has the correct nature. Natures are of the utmost importance when trying to make powerful Pokémon. Players will want to select a nature that gives a boost to their Pokémon's most proficient stat while hindering a stat that the Pokémon doesn't really use. This article will cover everything you need to know about changing the nature of your Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet!

How To Change Nature In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet

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Most major towns have stores that sell nature changing items. (Picture: The Pokémon Company)

Changing your Pokémon's nature in Scarlet and Violet couldn't be easier. All you need to do is use Mints on a Pokémon, and their nature will change. Here is a list of all the Mints you can find in Scarlet and Violet and their effects. 

Attack Up

  • Adamant Mint - Special Attack down
  • Brave Mint - Speed down
  • Lonely Mint - Defense down
  • Naughty Mint - Special Defense down

Defense Up

  • Bold Mint - Attack down
  • Impish Mint - Special Attack down
  • Lax Mint - Special Defense down
  • Relaxed Mint - Speed down

Special Attack Up

  • Modest Mint - Attack down
  • Mild Mint - Defense down
  • Quiet Mint - Speed down
  • Rash Mint - Special Defense down

Special Defense

  • Calm Mint - Attack down
  • Gentle Mint - Defense down
  • Sassy Mint - Speed down
  • Careful Mint - Special Attack down

Speed Up

  • Hasty Mint - Defense down
  • Jolly Mint - Special Attack down
  • Naive Mint - Special Defense down
  • Timid Mint - Attack down


  • Bashful Mint
  • Docile Mint
  • Hardy Mint
  • Quirky Mint
  • Serious Mint

You can buy nature Mints from any Chansey Supply store or find them naturally in the overworld. It should be noted that using a Mint on a Pokémon will not change their displayed nature on the summary page. However, once you have unlocked the iv checker after completing the game, you will be able to see the boosted and hindered stat of all Pokémon and will be able to see that the Mint's effects have taken hold. 

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There are 25 natures in total in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. (Picture: The Pokémon Company)

Additionally, in previous games, it was possible to use a Pokémon with the Synchronize ability at the front of your party. If you did this, every Pokémon you encounter will have the same nature as the Synchronize Pokémon. Unfortunately, this feature has been removed in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. That's all about how to change nature in Pokemon Violet and Scarlet.

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Featured image courtesy of The Pokémon Company.