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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Nature Chart and Meanings

November 19, 2021

Natures are an important aspect in the Pokemon series, with each one altering a Pokemon’s stats in a variety of ways.

It’s particularly important for those who take part in the competitive battling scene as having a Pokemon’s stat distribution just slightly wrong can lose it the edge. It’s no surprise then that these Natures make a return in the latest remakes.

So, to help players out, here is the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Nature chart and the meanings of each nature.

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Nature Chart

Below you’ll find a chart of what each nature does in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

– Attack– Defense– Sp. Atk-Sp.Def-Speed
+AttackHardyLonelyAdamantNaughtyBrave
+DefenseBoldDocileImpishLaxRelaxed
+Sp.AtkModestMildBashfulRashQuiet
+Sp.DefCalmGentleCarefulQuirkySassy
+SpeedTimidHastyJollyNaiveSerious

The Bold/Italicised natures running down the middle of the chart have no impact on the Pokemon as the stat buff is negated by the decrease.

All Nature Meaninings

Hardy

One of five natures that changes nothing. Likes and dislikes spicy flavour.

Lonely

Boosts Attack/Lowers Defense. Likes spicy, dislikes sour.

Adamant

Boosts Attack/lowers Sp.Atk, good for hard-hitting physical Pokemon. Likes spicy, dislikes dry.

Naughty

Boosts Attack/lowers Sp.Def. Likes Spicy, dislikes Bitter.

Brave

Boosts Attack/lowers Speed. Likes Spicy, dislikes Sweet.

Bold

Boosts Defense and lowers Attack. Likes Sour/Dislikes Spicy.

Docile

Boosts Defense and lowers Defense – neutral. Likes and dislike Sour.

Impish

Boosts Defense and lowers Sp.Atk. Likes Sour/Dislikes Dry.

Lax

Boosts Defense and lowers Sp.Def. Likes Sour/Dislikes Bitter.

Relaxed

Boosts Defense and lowers Speed. Likes Sour, dislikes Sweet.

Modest

Boosts Sp.Atk and lowers Attack. Likes Dry/Dislikes Spicy.

Mild

Boosts Sp.Atk and lowers Defense. Likes Dry/Dislikes Sour.

Bashful

Boosts Sp.Atk and lowers Sp.Atk. Neutral Nature. Likes and dislikes Dry.

Rash

Boosts Sp.Atk and lowers Sp.Def. Likes Dry/Dislikes Bitter.

Quiet

Boosts Sp.Atk and lowers Speed. Likes Dry/Dislikes Sweet.

Calm

Boosts Sp.Def and lowers Attack. Likes Bitter/Dislikes Spicy.

Gentle

Boosts Sp.Def and lowers Defense. Likes Bitter/Dislikes Sour.

Careful

Boosts Sp.Def and lowers Sp.Atk. Likes Bitter/Dislikes Dry.

Quirky

Neutral. Boosts Sp.Def and lowers Sp.Def. Likes and Dislikes Bitter.

Sassy

Boosts Sp.Def and lowers Speed. Likes Bitter/Dislikes Sweet.

Timid

Boosts Speed and lowers Attack. Likes Sweet/Dislikes Spicy.

Hasty

Boost Speed and lowers Defense. Likes Sweet/Dislikes Sour.

Jolly

Boosts Speed and lowers Sp.Atk. Likes Sweet/Dislikes Dry.

Naive

Boosts Speed and lowers Sp.Def. Likes Sweet/Dislikes Bitter.

Serious

Boosts Speed and lowers Speed. Neutral. Likes/Dislikes Sweet.

There you have it the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Nature chart and the meanings of each nature. Let us know which team you’ll be using in the comments below.

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