Sandy Shocks is the Paradox form of Magneton and an Electric/Ground type. With the right build, it can become a key asset in your team in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Choosing the right nature is a key step if you want your Pokemon to reach its maximum potential.
A proper nature allows the Pokemon to raise its strongest stat and thus reach even higher levels of damage, survivability, or speed.
Keep in mind that getting a bad nature isn’t game over. There’s an item that allows you to change the nature of your Pokemon at will. For more details, consider checking out our guide on how to get nature mints.
In this guide, I will explain the best nature for Sandy Shocks to fully utilize its power.
Best Nature for Sandy Shocks in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Similar to Fuecoco, and its evolutions Crocalor and Skeledirge, Sandy Shocks’ kit utilizes the stat of Special Attack. In addition, it has a great Speed stat.
Therefore, for nature, the best options are the ones that increase Special Attack without reducing Speed.
In this case, the best nature for Sandy Shocks is Modest, which increases Special Attack and reduces Attack. Since the Attack stat is useless for Sandy Shocks, the Modest nature provides a great advantage with no setbacks.
If you can’t get Modest, other solid options include Mild (+Special Attack, -Defense) and Rash (+Special Attack, -Special Defense).
The only issue with these two is that they make Sandy Shocks slightly more vulnerable by reducing its vulnerability to physical and special attacks respectively.
Worst Nature for Sandy Shocks in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
If you’re not interested in min-maxing Sandy Shocks’ power, at least make sure to avoid the worst natures. These will make Sandy Shocks significantly weaker, and put your team at a disadvantage against any opponent.
Specifically, any nature that reduces the Special Attack stat should be avoided. Here are all the natures that reduce Special Attack and thus are the worst natures possible for Sandy Shocks.
- Adamant (+Attack, -Special Attack)
- Impish (+Defense, -Special Attack)
- Careful (+Special Defense, -Special Attack)
- Jolly (+Speed, -Special Attack)
Out of these four, Adamant is by far the worst choice. Not only does it reduce Sandy Shocks’ best stat (Special Attack) but it also increases a useless stat (Attack). Make sure to avoid it at all costs!
To sum up, that’s everything you need to know about the best nature for Sandy Shocks in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Prioritize natures that boost the Special Attack stat, especially Modest, and avoid any natures that reduce it like Adamant.
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