For the first time in core RPG series history, Nintendo has finally added a mechanic into Sword and Shield that can change a Pokémon’s Nature, thus influencing how they grow and develop.
Sword and Shield players can acquire Nature Mints late in the game in Wyndon, essentially after getting near the final stretch of the game and story. This means you won’t be able to get these mints until after you’ve completed the story.
After beating the game and gaining access to the Battle Tower, you’ll be able to talk to one of the ladies behind the Battle Points counter to exchange your BP currency you earn in the Tower for mints.
Each mint costs 50 BP, and depending on which Nature Mint you choose, it’ll have different effects on what stats your Pokémon develops more or less as it levels up.
The full list of natures includes:
|Adamant: +Attack Speed, -Attack|
|Bold: +Defense, -Attack|
|Brave: +Attack, -Speed|
|Calm: +Special Defense, -Attack|
|Careful: +Special Defense, -Special Attack|
|Gentle: +Special Defense, -Defense|
|Hasty: +Speed, -Defense|
|Impish: +Defense, -Sp. Attack|
|Jolly: +Speed, -Special Attack|
|Lax: +Defense, -Special Defense|
|Lonely: +Attack, -Defense|
|Mild: +Special Attack, -Defense|
|Modest: +Special Attack, -Attack|
|Naive: +Speed, -Special Defense|
|Naughty: +Attack Speed, -Defense|
|Quiet: +Special Attack, -Speed|
|Rash: +Special Attack, -Special Defense|
|Relaxed: +Defense, -Speed|
|Sassy: +Special Defense, -Speed|
|Serious: All stats are equal|
|Timid: +Speed, -Attack|