A Pokémon’s Nature is an important aspect of its performance in battle. It has minor effects on the Pokémon’s stats but can be the thing that sets a player’s Pokémon apart from the rest. A Pokémon’s Nature will increase one stat by 10% and lower another by 10%. The Pokémon will automatically have a Nature when caught, which can be found on the Pokémon’s summary screen.
Manaphy and Phione are legendary Water-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. These Pokémon are unique due to their static stats. Phione will have a base stat of 80 in every category, while Manaphy will have a base stat of 100 in each category. This makes pinning down the best Nature more difficult, as Natures should usually compliment a Pokémon’s best stat and downplay their worst. Since these two legendaries have the same stat across the board, it really comes down to a player’s playstyle to decide what is best.
- Modest: Special Attack (+), Defense (-)
- Rash: Special Attack (+), Special Defense (-)
Related: Pokémon Legends: Arceus Type Effectiveness Guide
How to choose the best Nature
Players wanting to maximize these Pokémon’s efficiency in battle should choose Natures that complement their special attack capability. While these Pokémon have the same stat in every position, many of their strongest attacks (Hydro Pump, Moonblast, Water Pulse, ETC.) are special attacks. Increasing their special attack capability will allow them to deal more damage in battle without changing their stats too much.
Which Nature is the best to use will ultimately come down to playstyle, how players use their Pokémon in battle, and what works best for them. This is especially true for Manaphy and Phione. If players don’t rely heavily on special attacks, then it is best to go with a different Nature for these Pokémon.
Want to read more about Natures in Pokémon Legends: Arceus? Check out Pokémon Legends: Arceus Nature Guide – How to pick the right Nature for each Pokémon on Pro Game Guides!