Both are fairly important to me, yes.
Im playing VGC, and everyone uses RNG or hack, so I have to do such thing. They train EV to stand specific pokemon's attack(e.g. 177 HP with 30 Def IV and 0 EV on Def thundurus can stand adament 252 ttar's rock slide), so I really have to care both, and even RNG abuse. But when I play less competitive battle, I don't care both much, but I almost always care at least speed boost nature.
Natures matter somewhat to me, yes. I don't like training Pokemon if their nature is absolutely terrible for their stats, like say, a Rampardos with a nature that lowers its attack. I will keep it if it's shiny though, of course. I'll keep a Pokemon with a nature that's okay or doesn't affect its stats at all (like serious, for example) too.
IVs, I don't bother. I can't see them or EVs, so I see no point.
While I'm not a competitive player, natures do matter to me. I try to go for natures that boost a Pokemon's best stat like Attack, Special Attack or Speed, but sometimes, I'll go for a nature that doesn't boost anything or at least doesn't weaken their best stat. I didn't really care about that in the past until I started EV training in this generation though. As for IVs, I don't really care about them. I don't have the patience to breed a ton of Pokemon to get the best IVs.
The only battling that I do is in-game, where all that matters is pure power. So, I don't care about that stuff.
Immensely. EVs are controllable, so it's not a huge issue, but IVs? An IV that's one lower can make the difference between a win or loss. I'm just glad there's PokeGen to use, so the IVs can be perfect across the board, otherwise I'd lose my mind agonizing over getting good ones.
Still the Unova Champion in my book.
I don't care for IVs, but I care for natures.
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IVs:not really. Although I'm happy when I get a Pokemon with good IVs
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Just the nature for my In-game teams.
I always try to get a nature that will benefit the best stats of a certain Pokemon. For example, any Gastly I catch with a nature that boosts Attack or lowers Special Attack or Speed get released without any questions. The family are fast Special Attackers and that's what I'd want from them. As for IVs, I'm more neutral to them. If they have a max IV in a stat that they'll be using in battle then that's cool, but I'm not really the guy who'll endlessly search for that one perfect Pokemon.
In competitive battles however, it's a totally different story... On Pokemon that use only one attacking stat and don't have Hidden Power, I actually go as far as bringing the IVs in the unneeded stat to 0. It actually does help my special attackers take confusion better too when I bring their Attack stat to the literal bare minimum.
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Natures are important, because they can decrease important stats, but IVs, not so much. If, say, my Heracross has lots of HP IVs rather than Attack IVs, as long as it's nature does not decrease Attack, I can just give it a ton of Attack EVs to compensate.
yeah I care, but I try to work with the natures I do get to make the strongest possible type?
like depending on what that nature does I work with that group of stats. My zoroark is hella fast but he's fragile (kinda) due to being hasty, so I work on his speed
IVs no. dont have a clue how to even tell if the ivs are good or not
Natures yes if i get one that benifits my pokemon (hardly happens) im happy but i wont release said pokemon because of a bad nature. I usually just see like lonley nature for example and think awwww, there a great part of the game.
Yes, both do.
Even though I don't battle competitively, for me getting the right nature and IVs is important because it's about helping my Pokemon be the best it can be, which is my job as their trainer. Same goes for EVs. This motto has turned me from a catcher into a breeder, and I'm happy that way. Raising Pokemon from eggs takes a lot of hard work but it is always worth it when they hatch and have a naturally special bond with you right from the start.
I only learned about IVs and natures in the 5th gen, however, so all my previous teams aren't IV bred/EV trained and have random natures. I still love them just as much as my slightly stronger newbies :3
I breed egg move pokes & DW females.