Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Mints – How to change the nature of Pokémon

How to get Scarlet and Purple Peppermints
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How to get Peppermints in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is something you won’t be able to readily do for quite a while, but once you’ve reached a certain point in your Paldean adventure, you can buy as many Mints as you want – assuming you have the cash to do so.

This guide explains where to find Peppermints and the role they play in raising your Pokémon.

What are mints for in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

If you’ve stumbled across a coin in the wild, you’ve just found a very handy rare item. Mints allow you to change the nature of a Pokémon.

A Pokémon’s nature determines how its stats will increase – or not – as it levels up. For example, a lone Pokemon will see stronger Attack increases than other stats while Defense remains lower. A Brave Pokemon is the opposite, with higher Defense and lower Attack.

Careful selection of nature helps to mitigate a Pokémon’s natural weaknesses or play to its strengths. A Palafin with a solitary nature will hit even harder than one with a humble nature and higher special attack.

Finding the perfect nature isn’t quite as important in the main story, but if you’re looking to get your team online, it’s a smart idea to pay attention to stats and natures, and breed Pokémon to get the best combo.

Where to buy mints in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

You can find mints randomly in the wild, much like berries and evolution stones, but after you get pretty far along in your journey you can actually do it Buy them at Chansey’s Goods.

At the start of the game, Chansey’s Goods only carries basic stat and recovery items like X-Accuracy and Energy Root. At some point later, their inventory expands with more advanced items, including mints.

We’re not exactly sure when it happens, although we did notice the inventory changed sometime after ours Sixth arena fight. If your Chansey merchandise doesn’t already have them, try to advance your progress towards victory and try again.

All of Chansey’s merchandise will stock the mints, so you’re not limited to just one particular city.

List of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Mint

The Mint selection covers the full range of Pokémon natures.

  • Adamant Mint
  • Bold mint
  • Bold mint
  • Bold mint
  • Quiet Mint
  • Caution mint
  • Gentle mint
  • Hasty Mint
  • Mischievous mint
  • Funny mint
  • Loose mint
  • Lone Mint
  • mild mint
  • Humble mint
  • Naive mint
  • cheeky mint
  • Quiet Mint
  • rash mint
  • Relaxed mint
  • cheeky mint
  • Serious mint
  • Shy mint
Mints at Chansey's Goods in scarlet and violet
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Any coin costs 20,000 poke dollarsand there is no limit to how many you can purchase.

If you plan on trading natures frequently, be sure to grab the Amulet Coin and rake in some extra cash during your trainer battles.

Check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet walkthrough for more tips!


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