How to get Nature Mints and change Pokemon natures in Scarlet and Violet

A Sunflora planter in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
January 3, 2023: We have checked through our information

Just like bottle caps and ability capsules, knowing how to get Nature Mints in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will speed up your competitive team-building experience. These flavoured foods give your Pokemon the stat changes of one nature without actually changing it, cutting out the struggle of finding that Adamant Scyther you want as your sweeper.

Down below, we'll quickly go over how to get Nature Mints in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, what mints do in the new games, and anything else we think might be of use.

For more on the new generation of Pokemon, check out how to get Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble, and even how to get the Kalos starters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Everybody loves the mascots of past games, and you can get a few of them in these new ones. Then, learn the best exp farm locations in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, too.

How to get Nature Mints in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Getting Nature Mints in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is easier than ever before.

To get Nature Mints in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you just need to save your cash and visit a shop in the same town that houses the Ghost-type Gym Leader - Montenevera. There, you'll be able to buy Nature Mints at 20k Pokedollars each, or use your League Points to the same conversion.

They're relatively expensive, but you shouldn't need too many of them if you plan your competitive team properly. If you keep beating wild Tera Pokemon and participating in raids, you'll stand to get League Points quickly.

Finding a Hasty Mint on the floor in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
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Alternatively, you can find nature mints as random drops in the open-world as well. They're incredibly rare, but you'll like come across several as you work your way to the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet post game. We sure did.

So just keep picking up those twinkling items as you dart across the map. At a push, you'll find enough Rare Bones to sell for 20k Pokedollars, too.

What do Nature Mints do in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

If you've just happened upon Mints in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Ghost-type gym town, you might not understand what they do or why you might want them.

Simply put, Mints change the stats of the Pokemon you feed them to match the nature of the mint type. A Pokemon's nature (like Adamant, Quirky, or Modest) raises a set stat and lowers another.

When you run into a wild Pokemon, its nature is typically randomly assigned, which can mean catching a Pokemon with a nature that negatively affects the stat it relies on the most. That's where Nature Mints come in.

The nature of the Pokemon you use them on won't visibly change, but you'll notice the positively and negatively affected stats of that Pokemon will change to match the nature of the mint you give them, which goes a long way in avoiding the grind of finding a specific Pokemon with the right nature.

For more Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guides, check out the day one patch notes to see what changed early on. Then remember to check the Vivillon patterns guide. Everybody wants them, and we'll be figuring out how to get them.

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