Best Nature for Tinkatink, Tinkatuff, and Tinkaton in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet players can pack a punch with Tinkatink, Tinktuff, and Tinkaton when using the best Nature.

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Fans of unique type combos are in luck when playing Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Paldea introduces Tinkatink, Tinkatuff, and Tinkaton, a Fairy/Steel-type combo that packs a serious punch – or whack.

Tinkaton comes as a solid option to fill any Fairy or Steel-sized holes in your team composition. If you want to make it buff, then you’ll want to check out the best Nature for Tinkatink, Tinkatuff, and Tinkaton in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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What is the best nature for Tinkatink, Tinkatuff, and Tinkaton?

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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet players should consider Adamant or Jolly as the preferred Nature for Tinkaton. Tinkaton has a strange stat spread: average to good defenses (85 HP, 77 Defense, 105 Special Defense), a middling 75 Attack, and a slightly above average Speed of 94 doesn’t immediately tell you what this Pokemon wants.

For that, we have to take a peek at its move pool — Tinkaton is the only Pokemon to gain access to the unique move Gigaton Hammer, a Physical Steel move with a staggering 160 base power. For that reason alone, you’re looking at either Adamant or Jolly as the Natures of choice, with Adamant winning out slightly.

Tinkaton’s Best Ability and Moves in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Tinkaton has three options for abilities in Scarlet & Violet, and none of them stand out as being superior. Mold Breaker is probably the best choice, as being able to connect Gigaton Hammer with an enemy Pokemon regardless of their Ability is certainly important, but Pickpocket can be used if you’re looking to play some mind games and steal an opposing item. Own Tempo doesn’t do much for Tinkaton and should be avoided.

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Aside from Gigaton Hammer, Tinkaton also enjoys access to Fake Out, Play Rough, Skitter Smack, Swords Dance, Rock Slide, Stone Edge, Draining Kiss, and Bulldoze — providing plenty of ways to build this Amy Rose-esque Pokémon. A good starting set would be Fake Out, Gigaton Hammer, Rock Slide, and Play Rough, but there is an argument for running Draining Kiss and Swords Dance if you think you can set it up.

For more Pokémon Scarlet & Violet tips, tricks, and walkthroughs, check out Gamepur’s complete guide on the Paldea region.