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Class Features That Alter Natures; A few questions about the durations for various features.
Topic Started: Mar 6 2018, 02:05 PM (173 Views)
Kobeyashimaru
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So, I've got some questions regarding certain Trainer Class Features that alter Natures: Talent Scout(Stat Ace), Trait Theory+(Researcher), Mind Makeover(Beauty Modeler, Raditude(Cool Trainer), Infantilization(Cute Idol), Intelligent Design(Smart Teacher), and Head Strong(Tough Guy).

Talent Scout and Trait Theory+ mostly make sense since they're used to alter the Nature of a Wild Pokemon before you capture it.

However, the others that seemingly allow you to renature any Pokemon owned by you or an ally once per day trip me up a bit. For these, is the change in Nature permanent or temporary, and for how long if temporary? Encounter? Scene? Day? If permanent, does that mean that in theory one could very carefully build a multiclassed trainer that could use all 5 (or almost all 5, i haven't checked how many of these classes are feasible to stack) of these traits once per day to perfect the Nature of every single Pokemon for every party member over time?

Additionally, does failure to change a Pokemon's Nature once preclude you from attempting again another day?
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Red3394
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Hi Kobayashi! Let me see if I can help clear some of this up!

I haven't looked through every feature you listed above, but since the intention behind them is the same I should be able to provide some clarity. The upon successfully changing a pokemon's nature, the effect is permanent unless otherwise mentioned (though I don't believe this sort of exception exists). Make sure that if you this changes their base stat relation that you redistribute their stat points appropriately.

As for your question regarding multiclassing... you are partially correct. Page 13 of the PHB shows you the level up progression of a trainer, and if you look on the leftmost column, you can see that at specific levels it indicates when you are able to take your next class, up to a total of four classes. And since all of the Contest classes that you've mentioned (Beauty Modeler, Cool Trainer, Cute Idol, Smart Teacher, and Tough Guy) all have cross-classing prereqs that only require you to be a "Pokemon trainer" + other milestones, you could skip a base class all together and just take 4 of those classes around level 24.

(note: rules for Cross Classing are page 248 of the PHB)

Lastly, failing to change a Pokemon's Nature does not prevent you from attempting it the following day. Restrictions such as this would be noted in the Feature's description.
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Kobeyashimaru
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Thanks for answering! I'm glad to see I was on track with my thoughts. Pretty much everything I was curious about was vaguely worded. Or, in the case of the last question, not mentioned at all but is a common restriction I've seen on similar abilities in other games and I was wondering how others handled it.
Edited by Kobeyashimaru, Mar 12 2018, 10:40 AM.
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Red3394
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No problem! Always happy help!
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