Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have plenty of powerful Pokémon that players can add to their team when aiming to become the champion of the Sinnoh region, including Heracross. To make this Bug/Fighting-type even more effective in battle requires the proper Nature, so grab one with the optimal build for fighting.
We've listed the best Natures for Heracross below:
- Adamant (+Attack, -Special Attack)
- Jolly (+Speed, -Special Attack)
For Heracross, there isn't much competition on what makes the most optimal Nature. Because Heracross has such staggering Attack power, it's best to lean into this power will an Adamant Nature. Further bolstering his Attack power with an Adamant Nature makes him a force few can match. As a Physical Attacker, the decrease in Special Attack power won't impact this Pokémon.
Heracross also has the option to be an Attacker with a reasonable amount of Speed. A Jolly Heracross won't be the fastest in Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl, but he'll be quick enough to outpace many of the game's other fighters. Keep in mind that the increase in Speed comes at the cost of that unrivaled Physical Attack an Adamant Nature would bring.
In the end, we went with an Adamant Nature, as there are other Pokémon, like Luxray or Lucario, who are adept speedsters who, in their own right, choosing to make Heracross our primary Physical Attacker. Plenty of the community agrees that this is the right Nature choice.
For more on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, visit some of our other articles here on Pro Game Guides, like Best Nature for Magnemite, Magneton, and Magnezone in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.