Pokemon Nature and Characteristics Explained!
September 4, 2007
So, you just hatched a bunch of Pokemon and started to train them when you suddenly realize something, not all Pokemon are created equal. It is true, every Pokemon is a little bit different than other Pokemon of the same type.
Some Pokemon are Bashful while others are Bold. some Pokemon Often Doze Off while others Very Finicky. What does all this mean? Read on dear friend and I will educate you on the meaning of your Pokemon’s Nature and Characteristics.
|Nature||Attack||Defense||Special Attack||Special Defense||Speed|
|Adamant||Rises quickly||Rises slowly|
|Bold||Rises slowly||Rises quickly|
|Brave||Rises quickly||Rises slowly|
|Calm||Rises slowly||Rises quickly|
|Careful||Rises slowly||Rises quickly|
|Gentle||Rises slowly||Rises quickly|
|Hasty||Rises slowly||Rises quickly|
|Impish||Rises quickly||Rises slowly|
|Jolly||Rises slowly||Rises quickly|
|Lax||Rises quickly||Rises slowly|
|Lonely||Rises quickly||Rises slowly|
|Mild||Rises slowly||Rises quickly|
|Modest||Rises slowly||Rises quickly|
|Naive||Rises slowly||Rises quickly|
|Naughty||Rises quickly||Rises slowly|
|Quiet||Rises quickly||Rises slowly|
|Rash||Rises quickly||Rises slowly|
|Relaxed||Rises quickly||Rises slowly|
|Sassy||Rises quickly||Rises slowly|
|Timid||Rises slowly||Rises quickly|
Now that I have shown you the Natures that Pokemon can have you might be wondering how to use this to your advantage. Let me give you one very easy to understand example: Makuhita / Hariyama.
This Pokemn is a serious Fighting type Pokemon. Once he evolves into Hariyama his base Attack score will be 120 and his base Special Attack score will be 40. As you level him up all of his moves will be Physical and be based upon his Attack score. You have no need in raising his Special Attack score at all! Do you know what this means? It means if you can raise a Hariyama with an Adamant nature he will be one of the toughest Hariyama around!
Now that I have told you about a Pokemon’s nature and provided you with an example I’m going to tell you about a Pokemon’s Characteristics.
|Rises Quickly||Pokemon Characteristics|
|Hit Points||Loves to eat, Often dozes off, Often naps, Scatters things often, Likes to relax|
|Attack||Proud of its power, Likes to thrash about, A little quick tempered, Likes to fight, hot tempered|
|Defense||Sturdy body, Capable of taking hits, Highly persistent, Good endurance, Good Perseverance|
|Special Attack||Highly curious, Mischievous, Thoroughly cunning, Often lost in thought, Very finicky|
|Special Defense||Strong willed, Somewhat vain, Strongly defiant, Hates to lose, Somewhat stubborn|
|Speed||Likes to run, Alert to sounds, Impetuous and silly, Somewhat of a clown, Quick to flee|
Unlike a Pokemon’s nature, a Pokemon’s characteristics only have a bonus. Taking our earlier example of Makuhita / Hariyama we can quickly see that a Adamant nature coupled with a characteristic of Proud of its power will make for a very formidable Pokemon!
So, how do you breed for these things?
When breeding, if the female Pokemon holds an Everstone it will pass its nature on to its offspring. Yes, the Pokemon will inherit the nature from their mother. As for characteristics, I do not know of any way to breed for them.
So there you have it, one more bit of breeding wisdom to add to your collection!
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.