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How to pick a moveset based on a Pokemon's nature?

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(Before you read, I am relatively new to this, so forgive me if I use any terms/phrases wrong.)

So I have just beaten the Elite Four on White 2, and I want to start getting more involved in battling competitively. I have been researching endlessly on this topic, and one thing that has sort of confused me is involving natures and movesets. I know what natures there are and what they do, but my problem is picking a moveset based on the nature of the Pokemon you have. For example, I want to turn my Aerodactyl into a physical sweeper, because it has a great speed and attack stat. A recommended nature I have researched for this role would be Jolly, which increases speed while reducing special attack. However, my Aerodactyl has an Impish nature, so it's defense gets raised while it's special attack is lowered. Because of its nature, do I have to base the moves more around defense, or can I go ahead and continue with the physical sweeper role? And if I have to base moves around the Pokemon's current nature, how would I go about doing this?

TLDR; Do I base moves around Pokemon's current nature, or can I pick whatever I feel like?

asked Jun 25, 2013 by PvtSkittles

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Keep it as a sweeper! Just because of raised defence doesnt automatically make it aphysical wall! Also, just because one of a Pokemons attack stats is better than the other doesn't mean it can use moves from the other attack stat! Tyranitar is a good Special Move user, even though of it's high attack stat. Overheat and Draco meteor are great too! I hope this helps!
-Jellohamster

answered Jun 25, 2013 by Jellohamster
selected Jul 14, 2013 by Mewderator
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It'll always be up to you on how you train your Pokemon into what you want them to become. However, Impish is just unnecessary as a nature for a Pokemon with defensive stats of 80/65/75, so a physical wall isn't the way to go. Make it a sweeper and you can try to breed for an Aerodactyl with a Jolly nature.

answered Jun 25, 2013 by hotcakes