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Best item for Sheer Force Nidoking in X and Y?

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I have a sheer force modest nidoking should I give it choice scarf or life orb? I personally like choice scarf better but asking you guys too.

asked Nov 29, 2013 by SwagKing FTW
edited Dec 1, 2013 by Pokemaster

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Life Orb is superior, as Nidoking is slow and will be outspeed by most Choice Scarf users anyways. The power boost received from Life Orb is pretty noticeable.

answered Nov 29, 2013 by Mewderator
selected Dec 31, 2013 by &Psychic x
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I would go for the Life Orb, personally. The 69% increase in power (30% Sheer Power + Life Orb boost) is EXTRAORDINARY. Nidoking is gonna be outspeeded anyway by most other Choice users. EV training a Nidoking for Speed and Attack with a Jolly Nature along with a Life Orb + Sheer Power could make a deadly combo. (not the best sweeper but could still be very effective with enough Defense to hold up)

Hope this helps!

answered Nov 29, 2013 by excadrill444
Thanks man but I mostly just play free battle so I don't see much other choice scarf users because it's competive.  And I can out speed Mewtwos and greninjas now. Also is zoroark rare because I found like 20 of dem. And caught 4, also have a 31 IV speed attack hidden ability Japanese Ditto.
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I think I like choice scarf better because nidoking have low defends and I keep getting one shot and greninja is very commen now, so with choice scarf sheer power modest nidoking I can one hit pokes so I probably won't need life orb. And my Eva are 252 Sp attack 252 speed 6 hp.
And I also have a protean greninja:OP.

answered Dec 1, 2013 by SwagKing FTW