Pokemon Sword and Shield Mints | How to change nature

Traditionally, Pokemon games take on a whole new life after completing the main story. In Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield that’s no different, with one of the endgame opportunities presented to players being the introduction of Mints. These sweet treats aren’t just for freshening a Pokemon’s breath, however, as they can be used to change their Nature and impact their stats. Here’s everything you need to know about how Mints work and where to get them.

How to change Pokemon Nature with Mints in Sword and Shield

Pokemon Sword and Shield Mints

After players have beaten either Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield, they’ll be allowed access to the Battle Tower, where it’s possible to undertake challenging bouts in aid of climbing the ranks and claiming promotions. Along the way, you’ll earn a currency called Battle Points (BP) that can be used to purchase Nature Mints from one of the Battle Tower vendors.

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The lady you’re looking for is behind a counter and accepts 50 BP in exchange for a wide range of different Nature Mints. A Pokemon’s Nature essentially refers to its personality, with a change in Nature influencing how a Pokemon develops as you continue to level it up by utilizing it in battle.

Our full list of Pokemon Sword and Shield Natures is below, alongside how each affects a Pokemon as it develops, allowing you to make the best choice of Mints possible:

All Pokemon Sword and Shield Natures list

  • 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: Equal stat disbursement
  • Timid: +Speed, -Attack

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