Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Pokémon Natures Explained

A Pokémon Trainer standing in front of the Dialga legendary statue in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.


A Pokémon Trainer standing in front of the Dialga legendary statue in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, there are over 400+ Pokémon for you to encounter and catch after unlocking the National Pokédex. Every individual Pokémon will have its own nature, and this can determine a few things about its stats... and taste in Poffins.

In this guide, we explain what Pokémon natures mean for you and your Pokémon, how to check natures, and what Poffins each nature likes.

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What Are Pokémon Natures

Roserade grows to Level 69, with her stats increasing and being depedant upon her nature, in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, all Pokémon will have their own individual nature. Their nature is more than just a personality trait, and will determine how they are in battle, as well as which Poffins will be most effective on them.

When it comes to natures and stats, some natures will have no effect. However, most natures will impact two stats, decreasing one by 10% and increasing another by 10%. Below, we have featured a chart listing all natures and their effects on Pokémon stats:

Nature
Stats Increased by 10%
Stats Decreased by 10%
Brave
Attack
Speed
Bold
Defense
Attack
Lonely
Attack
Defense
Lax
Defense
Sp. Defense
Adamant
Attack
Sp. Attack
Impish
Defense
Sp. Attack
Relaxed
Defense
Speed
Mild
Sp. Attack
Defense
Modest
Sp. Attack
Attack
Quiet
Sp. Attack
Speed
Calm
Sp. Defense
Attack
Gentle
Sp. Defense
Defense
Careful
Sp. Defense
Sp, Attack
Timid
Speed
Attack
Rash
Sp. Attack
Sp. Defense
Hasty
Speed
Defense
Naive
Speed
Sp. Defense
Jolly
Speed
Sp. Attack
Serious
N/A
N/A
Hardy
N/A
N/A
Quirky
N/A
N/A
Docile
N/A
N/A
Bashful
N/A
N/A

How To Check A Pokémon's Nature

Empoleon's nature will be shown under the Trainer Memo tab when accessing a Pokémon's summary in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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To check the nature of one of your Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl, simply select 'Pokémon' from your menu. Navigate to the Pokémon you're curious about and view their summary. The second tab will be the Trainer Memo tab shown above, and here, you can see the nature of the selected Pokémon.

Natures and Poffins

A list of Poffins and their flavours inside the Poffin Case of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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When it comes to feeding your Pokémon some Poffins and participating in Super Contest Shows, their nature determines their liked and disliked flavours. Feeding a Pokémon a Poffin they dislike will not be as impactful as if you feed them one that they like!

So, below, we have listed another table of all Pokémon natures alongside the flavours that they like and dislike. Using this, you can exclusively feed your Pokémon their liked flavours of Poffins to max out whichever category you require.

Nature
Liked
Disliked
Brave
Spicy
Sweet
Bold
Sour
Spicy
Lonely
Spicy
Sour
Lax
Sour
Bitter
Adamant
Spicy
Dry
Impish
Sour
Dry
Relaxed
Sour
Sweet
Mild
Dry
Sour
Modest
Dry
Spicy
Quiet
Dry
Sweet
Calm
Bitter
Spicy
Gentle
Bitter
Sour
Careful
Bitter
Dry
Timid
Sweet
Spicy
Rash
Dry
Bitter
Hasty
Sweet
Sour
Naive
Sweet
Bitter
Jolly
Sweet
Dry
Serious
N/A
N/A
Hardy
N/A
N/A
Quirky
N/A
N/A
Docile
N/A
N/A
Bashful
N/A
N/A

That's all you need to know about Pokémon natures in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Determining which nature is best is up to you, but it's primarily based upon whether the selected Pokémon is a physical or special attacker. You can go ahead and catch another of that Pokémon, or perform a soft reset, if they're not of the nature you would like!

For more things to do around Sinnoh, check out our guide on how to catch shiny Pokémon, our evolution guide, and our breeding guide to try to get your hands on your favourite Pokémon but with the best stats.

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