Pokemon X and Y Weekly - Natures explained

Pokemon X and Y keeps going strong post release, but you might still be confused by its more technical points. For instance: what's the deal with natures? We explain it all in our newest video. After watching that, be sure to check out our Pokemon X and Y reviewcomplete Pokedex, and guides to Mega Stone locations and Pokemon-amie, as well as subscribing to our YouTube channel so you don't miss another episode.

Pokemon X and Y Weekly is GamesRadar's weekly Pokemon X and Y show. The title was a pretty obvious hint. Come back every Tuesday for the latest news, analysis, and speculation about the next generation of Pocket Monsters. You can also check out our Pokemon X and Y review.


  • C.King - November 27, 2013 6:44 p.m.

    looking at most of my team seems like jolly/timid. i guess i like jolly just as a word too, i gotta say though not common mild nature greninja really works well for me.
  • SonicHunter - November 27, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    My favorite nature is Jolly. I am the textbook defenition of jolly most of the time; just not in writing. So it fits pretty well.
  • JarkayColt - November 27, 2013 4:44 a.m.

    It would seem only Henry can successfully pull off the "Pokémon X and Y out!" Also I have to say that this video was...well...completely pointless. Sorry Coop. I couldn't help laughing when you said "the game never really highlights them that much" because it LITERALLY HIGHLIGHTS THEM. XD All you had to do was to say "check the Summary screen", because the +Stat is highlighted red and the -Stat is highlighted blue (they aren't highlighted if you just flick through the initial box screen like you was doing). You could've just scrolled through them all without really even having to point it out. *Facepalm* It's much easier to check without a guide when you know that. Plus it was probably worth saying that if any Pokémon holds an Everstone when breeding, it's Nature will always gets passed down, unless both parents hold one, in which case it's a coin flip between both (not that you'd ever want to do that.) And a Pokémon with the Synchronise ability will cause wild Pokémon to have the same Nature as itself 50% of the time so long as it's at the front of your party (even if it's fainted.) Good for soft resetting legendaries (unless they're gift event Pokémon; it won't work in that case) or when using the Poké Radar. Easiest way to get a set of Synchronisers is to breed something with a female Abra that has Synchronise because then a lot more of the Eggs will have Synchronise rather than Inner Focus, so keep hatching a few Eggs until the Natures you want turn up. You can do the same thing with a Ralts instead. Anyway I think my favourite Natures are Timid/Jolly/Modest/Adamant. Besides a few exceptions (Bold, Calm for bulky stuff for example) those are the only ones you'll ever need. Although my own Nature in BW2 and X and Y is Modest.
  • Doctalen - November 26, 2013 9:28 p.m.

    Favorite nature has to be Jolly or Timid. Great for sweepers since it gives them a speed boost at the cost of an unused offensive stat :D
  • J-Fid - November 26, 2013 7:09 p.m.

    PokeNews seems to be slow these days... I guess my favorite nature is Lax, cause I'm lazy... Also, Coop, your Pokemon have some terrible natures. Modest Garchomp, Timid Hawlucha, ouch.

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