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I was just vibing, trying to find a Zubat when I saw a green bat with sparkles appeared so I caught it but looking at the nature made me worried.
The game is Sword and Shield in the Crown Tundra, sorry.

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What game?  What do you want to do with this Crobat?
Probably not considering its a physical attacker
It actually would like Jolly more than Timid, seeing that it’s more on the physical side.
I flagged this because the OP doesn't tell us the game.
I would guess LGPE, but I have no idea

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A nature doesn't really matter in a playthrough, however if you really do care, Modest Nature is one of the worst natures for Crobat since its Special movepool is terrible, but it is better Gen 4 onwards because of new coverage options and the physical/special split giving it a Special Sludge Bomb.

Competitive moveset:

Crobat @ Leftovers / Life Orb
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
- Nasty Plot
- Heat Wave
- Sludge Bomb
- Giga Drain / Air Slash

(This set is usually the same for most generations).

I assume you are going to be playing at the Battle Spot/Stadium. I'll be covering singles here.

Gen 6

The Modest nature is fine. However, do note that Crobat is outclassed by Gengar and Mega Gengar, since they are much more immediately powerful, and Mega Gengar can trap as well.

Gen 7

Once again, Modest is fine. However, now there is almost no reason at all to use Crobat, since its role as a Nasty Plot Poison type was taken by Naganadel.

Gen 8

Same as Gen 7.

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A Modest nature on a physical attacker is NEVER a good choice. But it isn't that bad. Although Crobat's Attack stat is 90, Modest nature bringing it down to 81 isn't TERRIBLE. 80 is also ok. For example, I used an Altaria one time and it wasn't that bad (mind you, Altaria has a whopping 70 base Attack). If you want your game to be easy and don't want to have any hardships at all, you may dump it. But personally, a 1 in 8000 odds flex is far more important than not grinding 5-7 levels.

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Natures don't change the base stat, so it wouldn't be 80.

For example, a lv. 100 Crobat with 31 IVs in Attack (no EVs) and an Adamant Nature has 237 Attack. One with a Modest nature has 194.
Yeah,and natures don't really matter in game.