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July 9th, 2012 (4:55 AM).
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Actually Nidoking can run another set similar to its standard special set;
Nidoking @ Choice Scarf
Modest (+SpA; -Atk) / Timid (+Spe; -Atk)
4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
~ Earth Power
~ Sludge Wave / Fire Blast
~ Ice Beam
Nidoking has pretty basic speed, so a Choice Scarf is a nice item for it considering Sheer Force + its booster powered moves + amazing coverage allow it to hurt a lot of things. Sludge Wave is a nice STAB that gets boosted by Sheer Force but doesn't get coverage on much.
I'm pretty sure there's a Hone Claws set that utilizes Hone Claws and Rock Slide, too.
To add to the Hone Claws part, Nidoking can utilize the Attack boost for Earthquake and the accuracy boost for Special moves with high power, but low accuracy, like Blizzard. Here's the set:
EVs: 40 Atk/252 SAtk/216 Spe
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Sheer Force Nidoking also gained the elemental punches in B2/W2, so it can use them in place of the special moves listed above.
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