Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the latest installment, brings forth the Nature Mints introduced during Generation VIII.
Nature Mints allow you to unleash the full potential of your pocket monsters by making tweaks to their stats via, as the name suggests, changing their nature.
With these, there’s no need to go through a time-consuming process of breeding anymore. Read on to learn several ways how you can get Nature Mints in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
What are Nature Mints in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Consider yourself lucky if you’ve managed to run into a Nature Mint while traversing the region, as it is a valuable item. This is because Nature Mints allows trainers to alter a Pokémon’s Nature.
Each Pokemon has its own nature by default. It influences not just its personality but also two of the five stats; Attack, Defense, Speed, Special Attack and Special Def.
It turns up one specific stat at the expense of another without affecting its HP. With that said, one’s nature will play a vital role in how your pocket monster will perform on the battlefield. In the long run, trainers can change a Pokémon’s nature, thanks to Nature Mints.
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After consuming these mints, the Pokémon’s stats will begin to mimic the stats growth of that of another nature. For instance, feeding a Modest Mint to your pocket monster will ramp up your special attack, while decreasing your Attack by the same amount.
Nature Mints however, does not entirely revamp a Pokemon’s original nature. Upon checking the summary tab, its original nature will retain and shall affect breeding, especially with the aid of Everstones.
To put simply, nature mints save you from exerting efforts and spending time just to meet the right Pokémon with the desired nature. Convenient, isn’t it?
How to get Nature Mints in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
There are several ways how you can acquire Nature Mints in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Nature Mints are indeed a heaven-sent, but remember that these are rare items, so get ready to pay for them.
Acquiring nature mints requires a hefty amount of 20,000 Pokedollars or League Points. You can purchase Nature Mints from Chansey Supply stores after defeating six gym leaders.
Chansey Supply stores can be found in the following areas:
- Mesagoza (There are two stores here, one in the city center, the other is north of Sure Cans
There is no limit on how much you can buy, but you will have to think twice before spending your hard-earned Pokedollars due to the insane cost.
This shouldn’t be a problem if you have mastered the art of team building. As an example, consuming a Modest nature mint that increases your Sp. attack, is a waste of resources if used on a Pokémon that doesn’t benefit from it.
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Alternatively, trainers can get their hands on these nature mints after successfully winning Tera Raid Battles or by roaming around the map and interacting with the sparkling items on the floor. But since it’s a rare item, getting one is a long shot, but worth a try nevertheless.
Certainly, Nature Mints are a lifesaver. It might cost you a fortune if you’re nowhere near the endgame, but it’s worth every penny.
Simply examine your target Pokémon and determine the stats it’ll need instead of blindly purchasing mints without second thoughts.