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Trait: Sheer Force
Nature: (Adamant +Atk -SpA)
- Earthquake-Reliable STAB, hits 5 types super effectively
- Poison Jab-Reliable STAB as well
- Ice Punch-Hits annoying flying types that are immune to your earthquake
- Mega Horn/SuperPower/Rock Slide-Mega Horn and Super Power hit dark types, while Rock Slide hits Moltres for 4x super effective damage.
More detailed explanation:
So Nidoking is a full on attacker, with Sheer Force it doesn’t take any damage from the Life Orb, making it a huge threat, also, its base attack is WAAAYYY better than its base Special attack, sitting at only 85, while it’s base attack is 102. Stealth Rocks won’t work on this thing, it’s not a tank, that’s more Nidoqueen’s role.
Earthquake hits a lot of things for super effective damage, such as Mega-Aggron, Bisharp, Darmanitan, and pretty much everything that’s a poison, steel, fire, rock, and electrics type.
Poison Jab is just reliable STAB, hits Amoongus and Celebi for neutral damage (Earthquake might be a more reliable option, especially on Amoongus.)
Ice Punch hits Mega-Pigeot and Kommo-o, and hits Amoongus, but again Earthquake is probably better.
Mega Horn, high base power, and hits Alolan-Muk, but again EARTHQUAKE IS BETTER, also hits Mega-Sharpedo, don’t know why you’d keep Nidoking in against a Mega-Sharpedo though.
Super Power, another option instead of Mega Horn, 100% accurate, but lowers your attack and defense after using it, hits against the same Pokémon as Mega Horn, but also hits Mamoswine, buttttttt
EARTHQUAKE IS BETTER!!!
Lastly, a alternate option for Mega Horn or Super Power, and personally my favorite, Rock Slide, KO’s Moltres.
Hope this helped :D