Natures give a +10% boost to a stat and a -10% loss to another. Over time, those boosts will accumulate to some pretty nifty stat gains. Adamant is good because it lowers special attack and increases attack, so pokemon with atrocious special attack but great attack, like Gyarados, Adamant is good. --- ---[insert signature here]---
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#5final95Posted 4/15/2010 9:32:32 PM
It depends on your pokemon, and you might get your Kofi Kingston wish after the money in the bank PPV --- I have darkness. I have Fawful. He'll always live inside of me
#6Renegade109Posted 4/15/2010 9:32:59 PM
There is no best nature, the most appropriate one depends on the Pokemon and your intended use for it.
For example Alakazam would want either a Modest or Timid nature for the benefit to Sp.Atk or Speed while taking away from his useless Atk stat. --- "Music is my religion..." - Jimi Hendrix Platinum: 0216 8244 4351 / HG: 0732 7125 7654
#7random_noobiePosted 4/15/2010 9:33:38 PM
The best nature is whatever the pokemon will benefit from.
Go to www.serebii.net and look up their base stats and see what nature matches the best.
Smogon works too.
#8SilentWandererPosted 4/15/2010 9:34:12 PM
depends on the pokemon, but the general consensus is to steer away from the "neutral" natures (serious, bashful, hardy, quirky, docile) as they don't give boosts. Granted, they don't decrease a stat gain, but that means a pokemon will lose out on some needed boosts. --- ---[insert signature here]---
#9Arcanine2009Posted 4/15/2010 9:35:27 PM
Here's a good chart.
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#10VrathalPosted 4/15/2010 9:35:29 PM
There is no "best" nature, although many natures are good for specific pokemon.
For example, with "Adamant" nature, it drops Sp. Attack 10%, and ups Attack 10%. On pokemon like Gyarados who use physical moves (Waterfall, Stone Edge, etc), but NOT special moves (Surf, Ice Beam, etc), this is a great nature, since you get an increase in a stat you use, and a decrease in one you don't use.
Conversely, Adamant would be a terrible nature for, say, an Alakazam. --- Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? Heartgold FC: 0775 6512 6305