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How to change nature of your Pokemon in Sword & Shield

Published: 27/May/2020 9:41 Updated: 27/May/2020 9:44

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword and Shield trainers looking to make their way to the very top in the Galar Region will need to know how to change the nature of their Pokemon. So, let’s run through how to do it, why, and the benefits. 

How do Pokemon natures work?

First of all, its beneficial to say – just in case you don’t know already – that the nature of your Pokemon decides how well they attack, defend, and perform in other battle attributes. For example, one with the Brave nature will have increased attack, but will have decreased defense by the same token.

Knowing which nature works better, or worse, will take time and will depend highly on the Pokemon you have.

How to change nature of your Pokemon

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Your Pokemon will always have a nature, affecting how they perform in battle, but you can change it.

If you want to change the nature of your Pokemon right away, you can use mints. Below you can find a step-by-step guide on how to do this.

  1. Complete Pokemon Sword or Shield.
  2. Earn Battle Points via the Battle Tower (unlocked at the end of the game’s story) or via Mystery Gifts.
  3. Visit the Wyndon BP shop with your winnings.
  4. Take a look through what mints they sell and pick one that you can afford.
  5. Apply the mint to the Pokemon of your choosing.

The other way to secure the desired nature for a specific Pokemon is to breed them, until the hatch gets the nature you’re looking for. Mints, though, are much less time consuming,

All the mints in Pokemon Sword & Shield

There are a wide variety of different mints to pick up in the Galar Region, as seen in the long list below, and each of them are useful for different things.

So, let’s take a look at all of them that you can buy and what changes they make to your Pokemon when applied.

  • Adamant Mint – Increases Attack, Decreases Special Attack
  • Bold Mint – Increases Defense, Decreases Attack
  • Brave Mint – Increases Attack, Decreases Speed
  • Calm Mint – Increases Special Defense, Decreases Attack
  • Careful Mint – Increases Special Defense, Decreases Special Attack
  • Gentle Mint – Increases Special Defense, Decreases Defense
  • Hasty Mint – Increases Speed, Decreases Defense
  • Impish Mint – Increases Defense, Decreases Special Attack
  • Jolly Mint – Increases Speed, Decreases Special Attack
  • Lax Mint – Increases Defense, Decreases Special Defense
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Pokemon / Nintendo
Overall, there are 21 Nature Mints to buy in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
  • Lonely Mint – Increases Attack, Decreases Defense
  • Mild Mint – Increases Special Attack, Decreases Defense
  • Modest Mint – Increases Special Attack, Decreases Attack
  • Naive Mint – Increases Speed, Decreases Special Defense
  • Naughty Mint – Increases Attack, Decreases Special Defense
  • Quiet Mint – Increases Special Attack, Decreases Speed
  • Rash Mint – Increases Special Attack, Decreases Special Defense
  • Relaxed Mint – Increases Defense, Decreases Speed
  • Sassy Mint – Increases Special Defense, Decreases Speed
  • Serious Mint – All stats increase at same rate
  • Timid Mint – Increases Speed, Decreases Attack

How to find out the nature of your Pokemon

Here’s how the nature screen looks in-game.

Knowing the nature of your Pokemon will greatly help you understand which mint you should buy in order to take it to the next level.

All you have to do is complete a few simple steps, too. Select your Pokemon, click the pencil icon at the top, and there you will find out the nature. In this case (above), the Perrserker is Adamant by nature. From the bullet point list above, we can see that this increases Attack, and decreases Special Attack.

So, there you have it! Now you know how to change your Pokemon’s nature, the benefits of doing so, and how much it’s going to cost you in-game. These can all have a positive impact on how you perform in competitive battles, so choose wisely and hopefully reap the rewards while you’re at it.

If you would like to find out more about the different candies available in Pokemon Sword Shield, check out our guide. 


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.