In this work, we consider the stability of a spherical shell under combined loading from a uniform external pressure and a homogenous natural curvature. Non-mechanical stimuli, such as one that tends to modify the rest curvature of an elastic body, are prevalent in a wide range of natural and engineered systems, and may occur due to thermal expansion, changes in pH, differential swelling, and ... [Show full abstract] differential growth. Here, we investigate how the presence of both an evolving natural curvature and an external pressure modifies the stability of a complete spherical shell. We show that due to a mechanical analogy between pressure and curvature, positive natural curvatures can severely destabilize a thin shell, while negative natural curvatures can strengthen the shell against buckling, providing the possibility to design shells that buckle at or above the theoretical limit for pressure alone, i.e. a knock-up factor. These results extend directly from the classical analysis of the stability of shells under pressure, and highlight the important role that non-mechanical stimuli can have on modifying the the membrane state of stress in a thin shell.