Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon - Natures List: Guide

Natures, otherwise known as the "personality" in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon has a big effect on the individual growth of each pokemon in-game.


When catching Pokemon, you’ll notice that not all Pokemon are the same. Each of them have different natures which then change the stats that grow along with them. These are one of the factors that also affect the individual values of the Pokemon. Different natures mean they specialize in different stats. Depending on the nature of the Pokemon, some Pokemon may have a more favourable nature than the other. For example, Chandelure works best with a Modest Nature due to it favoring Special Attack which is most of Chandelure ‘s move set.

However, the nature doesn’t only affect one stat. It affects two stats with one raising up faster while sacrificing the other. But, there are some natures that don’t affect the growth at all making them more dependent on the EVs.


Because each Pokemon has a particular nature, they also have a particular flavor of choice. The selection is as follows:

  • Attack – Spicy
  • Defense – Sour
  • Sp. Atk – Dry
  • Sp. Def – Bitter
  • Speed – Sweet

Natures List

Below are all 25 Natures all throughout the game. And this particular thing matters; if a Pokemon eats a flavour it doesn’t like then, it will become confused in battle.

Nature Favoured Stat Decreased Stat Disliked Flavour Favourite Flavour
Adamant Attack Sp. Attack Spicy Dry
Bold Defense Attack Sour Spicy
Brave Attack Speed Spicy Sweet
Calm Sp. Defense Attack Bitter Spicy
Careful Sp. Defense Sp. Attack Bitter Dry
Gentle Sp. Defense Defense Bitter Sour
Hasty Speed Defense Sweet Sour
Impish Defense Sp. Attack Sour Dry
Jolly Speed Sp. Attack Sweet Dry
Lax Defense Sp. Defense Sour Bitter
Lonely Attack Defense Spicy Sour
Mild Sp. Attack Defense Dry Sour
Modest Sp. Attack Attack Dry Spicy
Naive Speed Sp. Defense Sweet Bitter
Naughty Attack Sp. Defense Spicy Bitter
Quiet Sp. Attack Speed Dry Sweet
Rash Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Dry Bitter
Relaxed Defense Speed Sour Sweet
Sassy Sp. Defense Speed Bitter Sweet
Timid Speed Attack Sweet Spicy

According to favored stat…

None Attack Defense Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
Bashful Adamant Bold Mild Calm  Hasty
Docile Brave Impish Modest Careful Jolly
Hardy Lonely Lax Quiet Gentle Naive
Quirky Naughty Relaxed Rash Sassy Timid

According to favored flavors…

Sweet Sour Spicy Bitter Dry
 Timid Calm Hardy Calm Modest
Hasty Gentle Lonely Gentle Mild
Jolly Careful Adamant Careful Bashful
Naive Quirky Brave Quirky Rash
Serious Sassy Naughty Sassy Quiet

Inheriting Personalities

From the old generation games, players only had a 50% chance of the baby inheriting the favored trait of the parent. However, equipping the Everstone to one of the parents can make Pokemon breeding easier. If you breed two Pokemon with one parent having an Everstone equipped to it, the baby Pokemon will have a 100% chance of inheriting the parent holding the Everstone’s nature. This method of fixing personalities onto Pokemon allows players to maximize certain stats especially for the competitive scene.

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Totem StickersUB and Team Rainbow Rocket
Trial Captains ListSOS Battles
Best Starter PokemonHow to Earn EXP Faster
Roto LotoHow to Get Swords Dance
How to get a Rare CandyFinding Shiny Pokemon
How to Get an EverstoneUnlocking Ash’s Pikachu
Walkthrough GuidePost-Game Events

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