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This is a list of [[Nature]]s in all languages that the Pokémon games have been translated into.
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'''Natures''' (Japanese: '''せいかく''' ''Personality'') are the Pokémon analogue of personalities. They were introduced in the [[Generation III]] games and remain a game mechanic in [[Generation IV]] and [[Generation V]]. Every Pokémon in these games has one of these 25 Natures, listed and described in the section below.
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A Pokémon's Nature usually affects the growth rate of two of its [[stats]], ultimately increasing one of its stats by 10% and decreasing another by 10%. Natures also determine the Pokémon's favorite flavor and its disliked flavor. Each stat is tagged to a flavor (e.g. Attack-Spicy), and if the Nature boosts the stat, the tagged flavor will be the Pokémon's favorite (i.e. Lonely boosts Attack, hence a Lonely-natured Pokémon's favorite flavor is Spicy). The opposite also holds true (i.e. Bold hinders Attack, so a Bold-natured Pokémon will dislike Spicy food).
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Pokemon's natures are determined when it is generated by the game; when it is obtained as an Egg from the Pokémon Day Care, encountered in the wild, or given to the player by an NPC.
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Every Nature represents one of the 25 unique possible combinations of stat increase and decrease; thus, there are five Natures that have no effect on the Pokémon's stat growth (Bashful, Docile, Hardy, Quirky and Serious). These five "neutral" Natures are technically Natures that increase and decrease the same stat.
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From {{v2|Emerald}} onwards, a {{p|Ditto}} or a female Pokémon that holds an {{evostone|Everstone}} has a 50% chance of passing its Nature to its offspring when at the Pokémon daycare. Since {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, male Pokémon can also pass on their Nature with an Everstone. In Generation IV, parents could only pass Natures to their offspring if both Pokémon and the Trainer all came from a game in the same language. Also from Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with the [[Ability]] {{a|Synchronize}} is leading the [[party]], there is a 50% chance of encountering a wild Pokémon with the same Nature. Synchronize affects any encounter, including stationary {{pkmn2|legendary|legends}}, but excluding Pokémon that are received from an NPC, such as the {{p|Eevee}} given out by [[Bill]] in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, Pokémon received in a museum after being resurrected from [[Fossil]]s, or catching Pokémon during a Stroll in the [[Pokéwalker]] bundled with HeartGold and SoulSilver.
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Natures also dictate the manner in which Pokémon battle by themselves at the {{DL|Battle Frontier (Generation III)|Battle Palace}}, different Natures (including the five non-increasing/decreasing ones) make the Pokémon use different methods of attacks and change tactics when they are low on health. A man in a house closest to the [[Sunyshore City]] Heritage Site asks to see {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} with different Natures (Serious, Naive and Quirky), and will give the {{player}} three [[Pokétch]] applications.
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From {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}} and on, the stat increased or decreased by a Pokémon's Nature has a red or blue shadow respectively when viewing that Pokémon's summary screen.
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In Generation V games, Trainers themselves have Natures. This Nature can be viewed and changed on the {{ga|Trainer Card}}. These Natures affect what the player will say on others' games at [[Unity Tower]].
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==List of Natures==
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The following table lists each Nature and its effect on a Pokémon. It may be rearranged by clicking the boxes next to each column's heading.
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{| class="sortable" style="{{roundy|15px}} background: #a0a0c4; {{roundy}}; border: 5px solid #bbbbe8; margin:auto"
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|-
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! style="background: #ccf; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Nature
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! style="background: #ccf" | Japanese
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! style="background: #ccf" | Increased stat
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! style="background: #ccf" | Decreased stat
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! style="background: #ccf" | Favorite flavor
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! style="background: #ccf; {{roundytr|5px}}" | Disliked flavor
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Hardy
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| がんばりや
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| —
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| —
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| —
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| —
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Lonely
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| さみしがり
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| style="background: #{{Attack color light}}" | Attack
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| style="background: #{{Defense color light}}" | Defense
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| style="background: #{{Cool color light}}" | Spicy
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| style="background: #{{Tough color light}}" | Sour
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Brave
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| ゆうかん
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| style="background: #{{Attack color light}}" | Attack
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| style="background: #{{Speed color light}}" | Speed
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| style="background: #{{Cool color light}}" | Spicy
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| style="background: #{{Cute color light}}" | Sweet
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Adamant
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| いじっぱり
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| style="background: #{{Attack color light}}" | Attack
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| style="background: #{{Special Attack color light}}" | Sp. Attack
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| style="background: #{{Cool color light}}" | Spicy
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| style="background: #{{Beauty color light}}" | Dry
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Naughty
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| やんちゃ
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| style="background: #{{Attack color light}}" | Attack
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| style="background: #{{Special Defense color light}}" | Sp. Defense
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| style="background: #{{Cool color light}}" | Spicy
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| style="background: #{{Smart color light}}" | Bitter
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Bold
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| ずぶとい
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| style="background: #{{Defense color light}}" | Defense
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| style="background: #{{Attack color light}}" | Attack
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| style="background: #{{Tough color light}}" | Sour
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| style="background: #{{Cool color light}}" | Spicy
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Docile
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| すなお
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| —
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| —
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| —
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| —
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Relaxed
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| のんき
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| style="background: #{{Defense color light}}" | Defense
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| style="background: #{{Speed color light}}" | Speed
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| style="background: #{{Tough color light}}" | Sour
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| style="background: #{{Cute color light}}" | Sweet
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Impish
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| わんぱく
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| style="background: #{{Defense color light}}" | Defense
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| style="background: #{{Special Attack color light}}" | Sp. Attack
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| style="background: #{{Tough color light}}" | Sour
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| style="background: #{{Beauty color light}}" | Dry
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Lax
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| のうてんき
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| style="background: #{{Defense color light}}" | Defense
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| style="background: #{{Special Defense color light}}" | Sp. Defense
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| style="background: #{{Tough color light}}" | Sour
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| style="background: #{{Smart color light}}" | Bitter
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Timid
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| おくびょう
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| style="background: #{{Speed color light}}" | Speed
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| style="background: #{{Attack color light}}" | Attack
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| style="background: #{{Cute color light}}" | Sweet
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| style="background: #{{Cool color light}}" | Spicy
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Hasty
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| せっかち
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| style="background: #{{Speed color light}}" | Speed
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| style="background: #{{Defense color light}}" | Defense
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| style="background: #{{Cute color light}}" | Sweet
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| style="background: #{{Tough color light}}" | Sour
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Serious
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| まじめ
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| —
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| —
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| —
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| —
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Jolly
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| ようき
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| style="background: #{{Speed color light}}" | Speed
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| style="background: #{{Special Attack color light}}" | Sp. Attack
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| style="background: #{{Cute color light}}" | Sweet
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| style="background: #{{Beauty color light}}" | Dry
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Naive
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| むじゃき
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| style="background: #{{Speed color light}}" | Speed
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| style="background: #{{Special Defense color light}}" | Sp. Defense
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| style="background: #{{Cute color light}}" | Sweet
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| style="background: #{{Smart color light}}" | Bitter
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Modest
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| ひかえめ
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| style="background: #{{Special Attack color light}}" | Sp. Attack
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| style="background: #{{Attack color light}}" | Attack
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| style="background: #{{Beauty color light}}" | Dry
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| style="background: #{{Cool color light}}" | Spicy
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Mild
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| おっとり
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| style="background: #{{Special Attack color light}}" | Sp. Attack
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| style="background: #{{Defense color light}}" | Defense
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| style="background: #{{Beauty color light}}" | Dry
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| style="background: #{{Tough color light}}" | Sour
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Quiet
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| れいせい
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| style="background: #{{Special Attack color light}}" | Sp. Attack
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| style="background: #{{Speed color light}}" | Speed
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| style="background: #{{Beauty color light}}" | Dry
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| style="background: #{{Cute color light}}" | Sweet
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Bashful
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| てれや
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| —
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| —
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| —
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| —
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Rash
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| うっかりや
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| style="background: #{{Special Attack color light}}" | Sp. Attack
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| style="background: #{{Special Defense color light}}" | Sp. Defense
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| style="background: #{{Beauty color light}}" | Dry
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| style="background: #{{Smart color light}}" | Bitter
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Calm
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| おだやか
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| style="background: #{{Special Defense color light}}" | Sp. Defense
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| style="background: #{{Attack color light}}" | Attack
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| style="background: #{{Smart color light}}" | Bitter
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| style="background: #{{Cool color light}}" | Spicy
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Gentle
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| おとなしい
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| style="background: #{{Special Defense color light}}" | Sp. Defense
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| style="background: #{{Defense color light}}" | Defense
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| style="background: #{{Smart color light}}" | Bitter
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| style="background: #{{Tough color light}}" | Sour
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Sassy
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| なまいき
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| style="background: #{{Special Defense color light}}" | Sp. Defense
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| style="background: #{{Speed color light}}" | Speed
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| style="background: #{{Smart color light}}" | Bitter
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| style="background: #{{Cute color light}}" | Sweet
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! Careful
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| しんちょう
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| style="background: #{{Special Defense color light}}" | Sp. Defense
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| style="background: #{{Special Attack color light}}" | Sp. Attack
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| style="background: #{{Smart color light}}" | Bitter
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| style="background: #{{Beauty color light}}" | Dry
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|- style="background: #ddf"
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! style="{{roundybl|5px}}" | Quirky
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| きまぐれ
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| —
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| —
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| —
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| style="{{roundybr|5px}}" | —
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|}
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===Nature table===
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As each Nature uniquely boosts one stat and hinders another, the 25 Natures may also be arranged into a table as shown:
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{| width="50%" style="{{roundy|15px}} border: 2px solid #bbbbe8; background: #a0a0c4; margin:auto" cellspacing="0"
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|
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{| width="100%" style="{{roundy|15px}} border:3px solid #bbbbe8; background: #a0a0c4;"
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!colspan="7" class="roundytop" style="background:#bbbbe8"| Nature table
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|- style="background:#ddf;"
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|rowspan="2" colspan="2"|
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!colspan="5"| Decreased stat ↓ <br> (disliked flavor)
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|- style="background:#ddf"
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!style="background:#{{Cool color light}}"| ↓Attack<br> (Spicy)
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!style="background:#{{Tough color light}}"| ↓Defense<br> (Sour)
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!style="background:#{{Beauty color light}}"| ↓Sp.Atk<br> (Dry)
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!style="background:#{{Smart color light}}"| ↓Sp.Def<br> (Bitter)
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!style="background:#{{Cute color light}}"| ↓Speed<br> (Sweet)
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|- style="background:#ddf;"
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!rowspan="6"| Increased stat ↑ <br> (favorite flavor)
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|- style="background:#ddf;"
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!style="background:#{{Cool color light}}"| ↑Attack <br> (Spicy)
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| style="background:#bbbbe8;"|
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Lonely'''<br> さみしがり
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Adamant'''<br> いじっぱり
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Naughty'''<br> やんちゃ
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Brave'''<br> ゆうかん
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|- style="background:#ddf;"
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!style="background:#{{Tough color light}}"| ↑Defense <br> (Sour)
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Bold'''<br> ずぶとい
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|style="background:#bbbbe8"|
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Impish'''<br> わんぱく
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Lax'''<br> のうてんき
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Relaxed'''<br> のんき
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|- style="background:#ddf;"
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!style="background:#{{Beauty color light}}"| ↑Sp.Atk <br> (Dry)
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Modest'''<br> ひかえめ
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Mild'''<br> おっとり
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|style="background:#bbbbe8;"|
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Rash'''<br> うっかりや
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Quiet'''<br> れいせい
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|- style="background:#ddf;"
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!style="background:#{{Smart color light}}"| ↑Sp.Def <br> (Bitter)
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Calm'''<br> おだやか
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Gentle'''<br> おとなしい
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Careful'''<br> しんちょう
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| style="background:#bbbbe8;"|
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Sassy'''<br> なまいき
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|- style="background:#ddf;"
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!style="background:#{{Cute color light}}"| ↑Speed <br> (Sweet)
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Timid'''<br> おくびょう
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Hasty'''<br> せっかち
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Jolly'''<br> ようき
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|style="text-align:center"| '''Naive'''<br> むじゃき
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|style="background:#bbbbe8;"|
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|style="background:#ddf; text-align:center"| '''Bashful'''<br> てれや
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|style="background:#ddf; text-align:center"| '''Docile'''<br> すなお
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|style="background:#ddf; text-align:center"| '''Hardy'''<br> がんばりや
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|style="background:#ddf; text-align:center"| '''Quirky'''<br> きまぐれ
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|class="roundybr" style="background:#ddf; text-align:center"| '''Serious'''<br> まじめ
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|}
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|}
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===By name===
 
{{langlist/h|nature}}
 
{{langlist/h|nature}}
 
{{langlist|nature||Adamant|いじっぱり|Ijippari|Rigide|Hart|Decisa|Firme|고집|Gojip}}
 
{{langlist|nature||Adamant|いじっぱり|Ijippari|Rigide|Hart|Decisa|Firme|고집|Gojip}}
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{{langlist|nature||Timid|おくびょう|Okubyō|Timide|Scheu|Timida|Miedosa|겁쟁이|Geopjaeng'i}}
 
{{langlist|nature||Timid|おくびょう|Okubyō|Timide|Scheu|Timida|Miedosa|겁쟁이|Geopjaeng'i}}
 
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==Battle style==
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Depending on a Pokémon's Nature, its battle style changes in the {{DL|Battle Frontier (Generation III)|Battle Palace}} or the {{pkmn|Battle Tent}} of [[Verdanturf Town]]. This does not affect its battling outside of those areas.
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All attacks are grouped into three categories: Attack, Defense, and Support. The following is the list of attacks per category:
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* '''Attack''': Any attack not listed under Defense or Support.
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* '''Defense''': All moves targeting itself, as well as {{m|Bide}}. These include {{m|Acid Armor}}, {{m|Agility}}, {{m|Amnesia}}, {{m|Aromatherapy}}, {{m|Barrier}}, {{m|Baton Pass}}, {{m|Belly Drum}}, {{m|Bide}}, {{m|Bulk Up}}, {{m|Calm Mind}}, {{m|Camouflage}}, {{m|Charge}}, {{m|Conversion 2}}, {{m|Conversion}}, {{m|Cosmic Power}}, {{m|Defense Curl}}, {{m|Destiny Bond}}, {{m|Detect}}, {{m|Double Team}}, {{m|Dragon Dance}}, {{m|Endure}}, {{m|Focus Energy}}, {{m|Follow Me}}, {{m|Growth}}, {{m|Grudge}}, {{m|Hail}}, {{m|Harden}}, {{m|Haze}}, {{m|Heal Bell}}, {{m|Helping Hand}}, {{m|Howl}}, {{m|Imprison}}, {{m|Ingrain}}, {{m|Iron Defense}}, {{m|Light Screen}}, {{m|Meditate}}, {{m|Milk Drink}}, {{m|Minimize}}, {{m|Mist}}, {{m|Moonlight}}, {{m|Morning Sun}}, {{m|Mud Sport}}, {{m|Perish Song}}, {{m|Protect}}, {{m|Rain Dance}}, {{m|Recover}}, {{m|Recycle}}, {{m|Reflect}}, {{m|Refresh}}, {{m|Rest}}, {{m|Safeguard}}, {{m|Sandstorm}}, {{m|Sharpen}}, {{m|Slack Off}}, {{m|Softboiled}}, {{m|Splash}}, {{m|Stockpile}}, {{m|Substitute}}, {{m|Sunny Day}}, {{m|Swallow}}, {{m|Swords Dance}}, {{m|Synthesis}}, {{m|Tail Glow}}, {{m|Teleport}}, {{m|Water Sport}}, {{m|Wish}}, and {{m|Withdraw}}.
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* '''Support''': All moves that do not deal damage and are not categorized under Defense, as well as {{m|Counter}} and {{m|Mirror Coat}}. These include {{m|Assist}}, {{m|Attract}}, {{m|Block}}, {{m|Charm}}, {{m|Confuse Ray}}, {{m|Cotton Spore}}, {{m|Counter}}, {{m|Curse}}, {{m|Disable}}, {{m|Encore}}, {{m|Fake Tears}}, {{m|FeatherDance}}, {{m|Flash}}, {{m|Flatter}}, {{m|Foresight}}, {{m|Glare}}, {{m|GrassWhistle}}, {{m|Growl}}, {{m|Hypnosis}}, {{m|Kinesis}}, {{m|Leech Seed}}, {{m|Leer}}, {{m|Lock-On}}, {{m|Lovely Kiss}}, {{m|Magic Coat}}, {{m|Mean Look}}, {{m|Memento}}, {{m|Metal Sound}}, {{m|Metronome}}, {{m|Mimic}}, {{m|Mind Reader}}, {{m|Mirror Coat}}, {{m|Mirror Move}}, {{m|Nature Power}}, {{m|Nightmare}}, {{m|Odor Sleuth}}, {{m|Pain Split}}, {{m|Poison Gas}}, {{m|PoisonPowder}}, {{m|Psych Up}}, {{m|Roar}}, {{m|Role Play}}, {{m|Sand-Attack}}, {{m|Scary Face}}, {{m|Screech}}, {{m|Sing}}, {{m|Sketch}}, {{m|Skill Swap}}, {{m|Sleep Powder}}, {{m|Sleep Talk}}, {{m|SmokeScreen}}, {{m|Snatch}}, {{m|Spider Web}}, {{m|Spikes}}, {{m|Spite}}, {{m|Spore}}, {{m|String Shot}}, {{m|Stun Spore}}, {{m|Supersonic}}, {{m|Swagger}}, {{m|Sweet Kiss}}, {{m|Sweet Scent}}, {{m|Tail Whip}}, {{m|Taunt}}, {{m|Teeter Dance}}, {{m|Thunder Wave}}, {{m|Tickle}}, {{m|Torment}}, {{m|Toxic}}, {{m|Transform}}, {{m|Trick}}, {{m|Whirlwind}}, {{m|Will-O-Wisp}}, and {{m|Yawn}}.
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All Natures have a set ratio of Attack, Defense, and Support moves; these change when the Pokémon's HP falls below 50%. This represents the likelihood a particular category of attack is chosen. During battle, a random attack from the Pokémon's moveset in the selected category is chosen; if no such attack exists, the Pokémon will "appear incapable of using its power", and will skip its turn.
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The following table lists each Nature and its move type preferences; it may be rearranged by clicking the boxes next to each column's heading.
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{| class="sortable" style="background: #a0a0c4; {{roundy}}; border: 5px solid #bbbbe8; text-align:center"
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|-
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! style="background: #ccf; {{roundytl|5px}};" | Nature
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! style="background: #ccf" | Attack
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! style="background: #ccf" | Defense
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! style="background: #ccf" | Support
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! style="background: #ccf" | Attack (<50%)
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! style="background: #ccf" | Defense (<50%)
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! style="background: #ccf; {{roundytr|5px}};" | Support (<50%)
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Hardy
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| 61% || 7% || 32%
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| 61% || 7% || 32%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Lonely
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| 20% || 25% || 55%
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| 84% || 8% || 8%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Brave
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| 70% || 15% || 15%
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| 32% || 60% || 8%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Adamant
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| 38% || 31% || 31%
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| 70% || 15% || 15%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Naughty
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| 20% || 70% || 10%
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| 70% || 22% || 8%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Bold
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| 30% || 20% || 50%
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| 32% || 58% || 10%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Docile
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| 56% || 22% || 22%
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| 56% || 22% || 22%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Relaxed
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| 25% || 15% || 60%
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| 75% || 15% || 10%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Impish
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| 69% || 6% || 25%
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| 28% || 55% || 17%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Lax
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| 35% || 10% || 55%
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| 29% || 6% || 65%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Timid
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| 62% || 10% || 28%
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| 30% || 20% || 50%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Hasty
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| 58% || 37% || 5%
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| 88% || 6% || 6%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Serious
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| 34% || 11% || 55%
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| 29% || 11% || 60%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Jolly
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| 35% || 5% || 60%
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| 35% || 60% || 5%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Naive
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| 56% || 22% || 22%
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| 56% || 22% || 22%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Modest
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| 35% || 45% || 20%
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| 34% || 60% || 6%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Mild
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| 44% || 50% || 6%
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| 34% || 6% || 60%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Quiet
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| 56% || 22% || 22%
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| 56% || 22% || 22%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Bashful
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| 30% || 58% || 12%
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| 30% || 58% || 12%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Rash
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| 30% || 13% || 57%
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| 27% || 6% || 67%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Calm
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| 40% || 50% || 10%
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| 25% || 62% || 13%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Gentle
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| 18% || 70% || 12%
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| 90% || 5% || 5%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Sassy
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| 88% || 6% || 6%
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| 22% || 20% || 58%
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|- style="background: #ddf; text-align:center"
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! Careful
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| 42% || 50% || 8%
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| 42% || 5% || 53%
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Timid redirects here. For the Ability named Timid in Japanese, see Defeatist (Ability).

Quirky redirects here. For the Pokémon Musical category, see Pokémon Musical.

Relaxed redirects here. For the Super Contest dress-up style, see Visual Competition.

Calm redirects here. For the character with the Japanese name Calm, see Calem (game).

Natures (Japanese: せいかく Personality) are the Pokémon analogue of personalities. They were introduced in the Generation III games and remain a game mechanic in Generation IV and Generation V. Every Pokémon in these games has one of these 25 Natures, listed and described in the section below.

A Pokémon's Nature usually affects the growth rate of two of its stats, ultimately increasing one of its stats by 10% and decreasing another by 10%. Natures also determine the Pokémon's favorite flavor and its disliked flavor. Each stat is tagged to a flavor (e.g. Attack-Spicy), and if the Nature boosts the stat, the tagged flavor will be the Pokémon's favorite (i.e. Lonely boosts Attack, hence a Lonely-natured Pokémon's favorite flavor is Spicy). The opposite also holds true (i.e. Bold hinders Attack, so a Bold-natured Pokémon will dislike Spicy food).

Pokemon's natures are determined when it is generated by the game; when it is obtained as an Egg from the Pokémon Day Care, encountered in the wild, or given to the player by an NPC.

Every Nature represents one of the 25 unique possible combinations of stat increase and decrease; thus, there are five Natures that have no effect on the Pokémon's stat growth (Bashful, Docile, Hardy, Quirky and Serious). These five "neutral" Natures are technically Natures that increase and decrease the same stat.

From Emerald onwards, a Ditto or a female Pokémon that holds an Everstone has a 50% chance of passing its Nature to its offspring when at the Pokémon daycare. Since HeartGold and SoulSilver, male Pokémon can also pass on their Nature with an Everstone. In Generation IV, parents could only pass Natures to their offspring if both Pokémon and the Trainer all came from a game in the same language. Also from Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with the Ability Synchronize is leading the party, there is a 50% chance of encountering a wild Pokémon with the same Nature. Synchronize affects any encounter, including stationary legends, but excluding Pokémon that are received from an NPC, such as the Eevee given out by Bill in HeartGold and SoulSilver, Pokémon received in a museum after being resurrected from Fossils, or catching Pokémon during a Stroll in the Pokéwalker bundled with HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Natures also dictate the manner in which Pokémon battle by themselves at the Battle Palace, different Natures (including the five non-increasing/decreasing ones) make the Pokémon use different methods of attacks and change tactics when they are low on health. A man in a house closest to the Sunyshore City Heritage Site asks to see Pokémon with different Natures (Serious, Naive and Quirky), and will give the player three Pokétch applications.

From HeartGold and SoulSilver and on, the stat increased or decreased by a Pokémon's Nature has a red or blue shadow respectively when viewing that Pokémon's summary screen.

In Generation V games, Trainers themselves have Natures. This Nature can be viewed and changed on the Trainer Card. These Natures affect what the player will say on others' games at Unity Tower.

List of Natures

The following table lists each Nature and its effect on a Pokémon. It may be rearranged by clicking the boxes next to each column's heading.

Nature Japanese Increased stat Decreased stat Favorite flavor Disliked flavor
Hardy がんばりや
Lonely さみしがり Attack Defense Spicy Sour
Brave ゆうかん Attack Speed Spicy Sweet
Adamant いじっぱり Attack Sp. Attack Spicy Dry
Naughty やんちゃ Attack Sp. Defense Spicy Bitter
Bold ずぶとい Defense Attack Sour Spicy
Docile すなお
Relaxed のんき Defense Speed Sour Sweet
Impish わんぱく Defense Sp. Attack Sour Dry
Lax のうてんき Defense Sp. Defense Sour Bitter
Timid おくびょう Speed Attack Sweet Spicy
Hasty せっかち Speed Defense Sweet Sour
Serious まじめ
Jolly ようき Speed Sp. Attack Sweet Dry
Naive むじゃき Speed Sp. Defense Sweet Bitter
Modest ひかえめ Sp. Attack Attack Dry Spicy
Mild おっとり Sp. Attack Defense Dry Sour
Quiet れいせい Sp. Attack Speed Dry Sweet
Bashful てれや
Rash うっかりや Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Dry Bitter
Calm おだやか Sp. Defense Attack Bitter Spicy
Gentle おとなしい Sp. Defense Defense Bitter Sour
Sassy なまいき Sp. Defense Speed Bitter Sweet
Careful しんちょう Sp. Defense Sp. Attack Bitter Dry
Quirky きまぐれ

Nature table

As each Nature uniquely boosts one stat and hinders another, the 25 Natures may also be arranged into a table as shown:

Nature table
Decreased stat ↓
(disliked flavor)
↓Attack
(Spicy)
↓Defense
(Sour)
↓Sp.Atk
(Dry)
↓Sp.Def
(Bitter)
↓Speed
(Sweet)
Increased stat ↑
(favorite flavor)
↑Attack
(Spicy)
Lonely
さみしがり
Adamant
いじっぱり
Naughty
やんちゃ
Brave
ゆうかん
↑Defense
(Sour)
Bold
ずぶとい
Impish
わんぱく
Lax
のうてんき
Relaxed
のんき
↑Sp.Atk
(Dry)
Modest
ひかえめ
Mild
おっとり
Rash
うっかりや
Quiet
れいせい
↑Sp.Def
(Bitter)
Calm
おだやか
Gentle
おとなしい
Careful
しんちょう
Sassy
なまいき
↑Speed
(Sweet)
Timid
おくびょう
Hasty
せっかち
Jolly
ようき
Naive
むじゃき
No change Bashful
てれや
Docile
すなお
Hardy
がんばりや
Quirky
きまぐれ
Serious
まじめ

By name

English English Japanese Kana Japanese Rōmaji French French German German Italian Italian Spanish Spanish Korean Hangul Korean Romanized
Adamant いじっぱり Ijippari Rigide Hart Decisa Firme 고집 Gojip
Bashful てれや Tereya Pudique Zaghaft Ritrosa Tímida 수줍음 Sujup'eum
Bold ずぶとい Zubutoi Assuré Kühn Sicura Osada 대담 Daedam
Brave ゆうかん Yūkan Brave Mutig Audace Audaz 용감 Yonggam
Calm おだやか Odayaka Calme Still Calma Serena 차분 Chabun
Careful しんちょう Shinchō Prudent Sacht Cauta Cauta 신중 Sinjung
Docile すなお Sunao Docile Sanft Docile Dócil 온순 Onsun
Gentle おとなしい Otonashī Gentil Zart Gentile Amable 얌전 Yamjeon
Hardy がんばりや Ganbariya Hardi Robust Ardita Fuerte 노력 Noryeok
Hasty せっかち Sekkachi Préssé Hastig Lesta Activa 성급 Seonggeup
Impish わんぱく Wanpaku Malin Pfiffig Scaltra Agitada 장난꾸러기 Jangnankkureogi
Jolly ようき Yōki Jovial Froh Allegra Alegre 명랑 Myeongrang
Lax のうてんき Nōtenki Lâche Lasch Fiacca Floja 촐랑 Chullang
Lonely さみしがり Samishigari Solo Solo Schiva Huraña 외로움 Oeroum
Mild おっとり Ottori Doux Mild Mite Afable 의젓 Yijeot
Modest ひかえめ Hikaeme Modeste Mäßig Modesta Modesta 조심 Josim
Naive むじゃき Mujaki Naïf Naiv Ingenua Ingenua 천진난만 Cheonjinnanman
Naughty やんちゃ Yancha Mauvais Frech Birbona Pícara 개구쟁이 Gaegujaeng'i
Quiet れいせい Reisei Discret Ruhig Quieta Mansa 냉정 Naengjeong
Quirky きまぐれ Kimagure Bizarre Kauzig Furba Rara 변덕 Byeongdeok
Rash うっかりや Ukkariya Foufou Hitzig Ardente Alocada 덜렁 Deolleong
Relaxed のんき Nonki Relax Locker Placida Plácida 무사태평 Musataepyeong
Sassy なまいき Namaiki Malpoli Forsch Vivace Grosera 건방 Geonbang
Serious まじめ Majime Sérieux Ernst Seria Seria 성실 Seongsil
Timid おくびょう Okubyō Timide Scheu Timida Miedosa 겁쟁이 Geopjaeng'i


Battle style

Depending on a Pokémon's Nature, its battle style changes in the Battle Palace or the Battle Tent of Verdanturf Town. This does not affect its battling outside of those areas.

All attacks are grouped into three categories: Attack, Defense, and Support. The following is the list of attacks per category:

All Natures have a set ratio of Attack, Defense, and Support moves; these change when the Pokémon's HP falls below 50%. This represents the likelihood a particular category of attack is chosen. During battle, a random attack from the Pokémon's moveset in the selected category is chosen; if no such attack exists, the Pokémon will "appear incapable of using its power", and will skip its turn.

The following table lists each Nature and its move type preferences; it may be rearranged by clicking the boxes next to each column's heading.

Nature Attack Defense Support Attack (<50%) Defense (<50%) Support (<50%)
Hardy 61% 7% 32% 61% 7% 32%
Lonely 20% 25% 55% 84% 8% 8%
Brave 70% 15% 15% 32% 60% 8%
Adamant 38% 31% 31% 70% 15% 15%
Naughty 20% 70% 10% 70% 22% 8%
Bold 30% 20% 50% 32% 58% 10%
Docile 56% 22% 22% 56% 22% 22%
Relaxed 25% 15% 60% 75% 15% 10%
Impish 69% 6% 25% 28% 55% 17%
Lax 35% 10% 55% 29% 6% 65%
Timid 62% 10% 28% 30% 20% 50%
Hasty 58% 37% 5% 88% 6% 6%
Serious 34% 11% 55% 29% 11% 60%
Jolly 35% 5% 60% 35% 60% 5%
Naive 56% 22% 22% 56% 22% 22%
Modest 35% 45% 20% 34% 60% 6%
Mild 44% 50% 6% 34% 6% 60%
Quiet 56% 22% 22% 56% 22% 22%
Bashful 30% 58% 12% 30% 58% 12%
Rash 30% 13% 57% 27% 6% 67%
Calm 40% 50% 10% 25% 62% 13%
Gentle 18% 70% 12% 90% 5% 5%
Sassy 88% 6% 6% 22% 20% 58%
Careful 42% 50% 8% 42% 5% 53%
Quirky 56% 22% 22% 56% 22% 22%


Pokémon individuality
LevelStatsGenderAbilityNatureCharacteristic
Effort valuesIndividual values
Special Traits


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