Even by the experimental standards that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet seem to be taking, Tatsugiri is a rather unusual Pokemon. Because of its one-of-a-kind ability, it can only fully shine in Doubles bouts, which means that it needs to be teamed up with Dondozo in order to reach its full potential.
Tatsugiri is identical to dollar sushi in every other respect; it is meant to be consumed fast and then forgotten. In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the following is the finest Nature that can be given to Tatsugiri in any of its forms.
Which type of terrain is most suitable for Tatsugiri?
The Mimicry Pokemon is the epitome of what it means to be a glass cannon. The base stats of 68 health points, 60 defense, and 95 special defense provide an extremely low chance of survival on their own. Its somewhat below-average Speed of 82 assures that it will not be going first very frequently, and its Timid nature is required in order for it to even speed-tie with Pokemon that have a basic Speed of 90.
However, a terrifying 120 Special Attack indicates that if it does hit, it’s going to hurt — and as a result, we recommend either a Timid Nature or an Aggressive Nature for that all-important speed tie. [Case in point:] Modest is a viable alternative, but you should be mindful that Tatsugiri requires the help of Tailwind or another speed enhancement in order to be used.