Best Nature for Greavard and Houndstone in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

What Nature should this ghostly dog have?

There are many Ghost-types available in the Paldea Region, like the new Mankey evolution Annihilape, but some of the cutest additions are Greavard and Houndstone. With so many options, choosing a Nature for these Pokémon can be difficult. This guide will help you find the best Nature for Greavard and Houndstone in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What is the best Nature for Greavard & Houndstone in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Greavard and Houndstone are solid Ghost-type Pokémon with great potential. The best Natures for Greavard and Houndstone in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are:

  • Impish (+Defense, -Special Attack)
  • Adamant (+Attack, -Special Attack)

Greavard and Houndstone have strong Defense and Attack stats that can be aided by Natures like Impish or Adamant. Both of these Natures lower the Special Attack stat, which works well with these ghostly dogs as their move pool heavily favors Physical moves over Special ones.

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How to choose the best Nature in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

There are a few key things to keep in mind when choosing the best Nature for a Pokémon. Players should look at its move pool, base stats, and their own playstyle. These things are important because a Pokémon's Nature should highlight its strengths and downplay its weaknesses.

Looking at a Pokémon's move pool is essential, as players may accidentally go with a Nature that favors Special Attacks when that monster may not have a lot of Special moves at its disposal. Players should also take base stats into account, making sure the Nature raises the strongest and lowers the weakest to emphasize a Pokémon's specialty in battle. The chart below can help players make a final decision on which Nature is best for their Pokémon.

Best Nature Chart in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

NatureIncreased StatDecreased Stat
LonelyAttackDefense
AdamantAttackSpecial Attack
NaughtyAttackSpecial Defense
BraveAttackSpeed
BoldDefenseAttack
ImpishDefenseSpecial Attack
LaxDefenseSpecial Attack
RelaxedDefenseSpeed
ModestSpecial AttackAttack
MildSpecial AttackDefense
RashSpecial AttackSpecial Defense
QuietSpecial AttackSpeed
CalmSpecial DefenseAttack
GentleSpecial DefenseDefense
CarefulSpecial DefenseSpecial Attack
SassySpecial DefenseSpeed
TimidSpeedAttack
HastySpeedDefense
JollySpeedSpecial Attack
NaiveSpeedSpecial Defense
Hardy--
Docile--
Bashful--
Quirky--
Serious--

Interested in other helpful Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guides and want to read more? Check out Best Nature for Capsakid and Scovillain in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides!

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