A Pokémon’s Nature is a pretty old addition to the franchise. As the games have gotten more complex, the things which govern their stats have gotten more esoteric. Natures affected how Pokémon behaved in a fight, making it desirable to have certain natures over others.
It used to be much more difficult to change this. The newer games refined this system, making it much easier to either breed certain natures, or also change them outright. The crux of this new system has been around for a few games, Mints. the Sword and Shield version of the games saw the introduction of this feature to make it easier for PvP Trainers to make interesting teams.
How to change a Pokémon’s Nature
When you want to change the Nature of one of the mon’s on your competitive team, you need to use Mints. Each mint will cost you 50 BP, which means you’re going to need to complete endgame battles to do this a lot. 50 BP is a lot. Head to the Battle Tower after beating the Elite Four and begin building your team. Much like the last game, teams are restricted to Lvl. 50 and you need to build your teams around synergy. And sometimes you need to change a Pokémon’s Nature.
To do this, head into the pause menu and select Pokémon, then choose the Check Summary option on the monster you wish to change. This will show their stats, including their nature. Just buy the Mint you wish to use on that Pokemon from the girl behind the counter, and then feed the mint to that Pokémon.
Changing a Pokémon’s Nature is one of many ways you can breed for success in this game. If you’re a shiny hunter, there’s a good chance you are using something like the Masuda method to get it done. That means you probably have a lot of excess monsters in your boxes. If you want to make management of your teams easier, get that Box Link.
There’s a lot to learn about this game. You might want to learn a bit about Affection bonuses. There are also tons of evolution stones and other items you need to hunt for. Pokémon swarms are back as well, adding another layer to capturing rare monsters. When you want to explore the Grand Underground, you’re going to need a lot of Digger Drills.