This guide refers to nature in only the battling sense and how they affect the stats of your pokemon. This guide specifically explains natures and breeding natures. Please leave any questions, comments, complaints, concerns, or even compliments
Explanations of Natures:
Each of your pokemon have natures. The nature of your pokemon can affect its stats in some way. They could either raise one stat by 10% and lower another by 10%, or they can be neutral and not do anything. Here’s a list of all the natures and what they do to your pokemon’s stats.
-Lonely: +Attack, -Defense
-Brave: +Attack, -Speed
-Adamant: +Attack, -Special Attack
-Naughty: +Attack, -Special Defense
-Bold: +Defense, -Attack
-Relaxed: +Defense, -Speed
-Impish: +Defense, -Special Attack
-Lax: +Defense, -Special Defense
-Timid: +Speed, -Attack
-Hasty: +Speed, -Defense
-Jolly: +Speed, -Special Attack
-Naive: +Speed, -Special Defense
-Modest: +Special Attack, -Attack
-Mild: +Special Attack, -Defense
-Quiet: +Special Attack, -Speed
-Rash: +Special Attack, -Special Defense
-Calm: +Special Defense, -Attack
-Gentle: +Special Defense, -Defense
-Sassy: +Special Defense, -Speed
-Careful: +Special Defense, -Special Attack
-Hardy: Don't do anything
Breeding for nature:
When you breed or catch pokemon, which nature they have is normally random, but there is a trick to help manipulate a bred pokemon’s nature.
If you give a female
pokemon an everstone to hold, and breed it with a compatible partner, the offspring will have a 50% chance of inheriting the mother’s nature. You can get an Everstone from the girl in Snowpoint City by trading her a Medicham for her Haunter, which is holding an Everstone. You can also dig them up from the Underground and get them from wild geodudes and gravelers.
So if you are breeding for a male
with the right nature, you should either continue catching or breeding pokemon until you get a female
with the nature you want, give it an everstone, and breed it with a suitable partner...either that or you can continue catching or breeding pokemon until you get a male with the nature you want.
Breeding non-gender pokemon for nature:
Normally when you breed for natures, you would give the female an everstone, but genderless pokemon make it a little different. A genderless pokemon can only breed with dittos, and dittos can only breed with other pokemon. In situations where a ditto is involved in the breeding, then only the ditto can hold the everstone and pass down its nature. Even if the ditto breeds with a female, having the female hold the everstone will not help it pass down its nature in this situation. So only the ditto is able to pass down its nature via the everstone.
Don't copy and paste this guide anywhere! But you can still link if you want.
Read my IV breeding guide to learn how to breed IV's and then read my breeding for both IV's and Nature guide to make a very strong pokemon.