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My Nido runs
Nidoking @ Life Orb
Trait: Sheer Force
Modest Nature, 252 SpAtt, 252 Speed
Earth Power
Sludge Wave
I was thinking Flamethrower/ Ice Beam /Thunderbolt.
This is a Special Sweeper, so please don't put mixed move sets and Stalling or Health Recovery moves.
I checked the moveset page


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Sheer Force Wallbreaker

Nidoking (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Earth Power
- Sludge Wave
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt / Superpower

Ice Beam and Thunderbolt are good options because they are boosted by Sheer Force, have good BP, and have vast and relevant coverage. However, you can consider Superpower over Thunderbolt to hit Special Defense walls like Blissey or Umbreon that may be inclined to switch into Nidoking's attacks.
Remember to use those last 4 EVs. I recommend putting them into Special Defense to help you switch into Fairy moves (which are primarily Special).

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So Thunderbolt over Flamethrower for better coverage?
Yes, to hit bulky Water types super effectively. Flamethrower also has redundant coverage, as you already hit Steel and Grass types hard, and hit Bug and Ice types neutrally.
Thanks a lot!
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