Building the perfect Pokemon team is always a challenge and it's no different for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Whichever Pokemon you use, you'll need to match the best nature to maximize their strengths. Onix and Steelix are great additions to any team.
There are a few options for Onix and Steelix's best nature, but overall the Pokemon are best suited for defensive roles. You can see these options below.
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- Attention – (+Special Defense, -Special Attack)
- Mischievous – (+Defense, -Special Attack)
- Relaxed – (+Defense, -Speed)
- Sassy – (+Special Defense, -Speed)
We recommend either the mischievous or sassy nature. Which one you select depends on whether you want to focus Onix and Steelix on a physical defense role or boost his special defense to complement it. Their speed is already low enough, a small fall will not hurt him. Additionally, it will increase the chance of Gyro Ball dealing maximum damage.
Cautious and Mischievous Nature are also good choices as they will increase Onix and Steelix Defense or Special Defense depending on what you choose. Since they don't use a special attack, sacrificing this stat won't be a big inconvenience.
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