There are many factors to consider when building the best Pokémon team. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl feature 493 Pokémon and each has different aspects that you need to consider. Magikarp and its evolving Gyarados are a solid choice for any team, but to maximize their strengths you’ll need the best of nature. There are a few options for the best nature of Magikarp and Gyarados, but you’ll need to consider what role you want your Pokémon to play. You can see these options below. Related: How to EV Train Your Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Adamant – (+ Attack, -Special Attack) Mischievous – (+ Defense, -Special Attack) Jolly – (+ Speed, -Special Attack) We Recommend Nature Adamant or Jolly , although Jolly nature may be the best. Magikarp and Gyarados have a great attack stat, so the extra boost will allow this Pokémon to hit even harder. While Gyarados has a decent speed stat, increasing it will allow him to outrun other Pokémon and get that first hit that can make all the difference. Gyarados has decent defensive stats, so he could play the role of a physical or special defense tank, but ultimately he’s better suited for an attacking role. All three natures sacrifice a special attack that Magikarp and Gyarados do not need. For more Pokémon information, see Best Nature for Sneasel and Weavile in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Where to Find Porygon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Guides.