Trolled, memed, gif’d, and—dare I say—pwn’d
Nice set :) Other good ways to run Nidoqueen include subbing Stealth Rock for T-Spikes or subbing an attack for T-Spikes. Overall, Nidoqueen is a very good T-Spiker, and I love running it when I can.
Nidoqueen @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 244 HP / 12 Def / 252 SpA
- Stealth Rock
- Sludge Wave
- Earth Power
- Fire Blast / Ice Beam
It's a pretty cool set that allows Nidoqueen to function as a good offensive tank. It aims to take advantage of queen's higher bulk compared to king and its ability to set up rocks easier. It's Poison/Ground typing and good bulk means it is a decent check to fairies (mainly Clef) and electric-types (Raikou, Zapdos w/ Ice Beam, Mega Mane). If it has Fire Blast it can also check Steel-types pretty well (mainly skarm, ferro and scizor), while Ice Beam allows it take care of def Lando-T, Gliscor, TankChomp and Hippo, with enough physical defense to tank Lando-T's Earthquake 87.5% of the time. Its special attack may seem low, but with LO and Sheer Force it reaches 461, and with its high-powered moves is not THAT easy to switch into.
0 Atk Landorus-T Earthquake vs. 244 HP / 12 Def Nidoqueen: 330-390 (86.3 - 102%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO
0 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 244 HP / 0 Def Nidoqueen: 306-360 (80.1 - 94.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Mega Manectric Hidden Power Ice vs. 244 HP / 0 SpD Nidoqueen: 156-184 (40.8 - 48.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 SpA Raikou Hidden Power Ice vs. 244 HP / 0 SpD Nidoqueen: 138-164 (36.1 - 42.9%) -- guaranteed 3HKO (needs specs to 2HKO)
+1 252 Atk Mega Altaria Earthquake vs. 244 HP / 12 Def Nidoqueen: 322-380 (84.2 - 99.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Mega Diancie Earth Power vs. 244 HP / 0 SpD Nidoqueen: 262-310 (68.5 - 81.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 252+ Atk Technician Mega Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 244 HP / 12 Def Nidoqueen: 265-313 (69.3 - 81.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Sheer Force Nidoqueen Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 577-681 (137.3 - 162.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Sheer Force Nidoqueen Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 112 SpD Hippowdon: 286-338 (68 - 80.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ SpA Life Orb Sheer Force Nidoqueen Fire Blast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Mega Scizor: 619-728 (220.2 - 259%) -- guaranteed OHKO (boom headshot)
252+ SpA Life Orb Sheer Force Nidoqueen Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Skarmory: 278-330 (83.2 - 98.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ SpA Life Orb Sheer Force Nidoqueen Earth Power vs. 248 HP / 180 SpD Tyranitar in Sand: 213-252 (52.8 - 62.5%) -- 98.4% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ SpA Life Orb Sheer Force Nidoqueen Sludge Wave vs. 252 HP / 96+ SpD Clefable: 359-424 (91.1 - 107.6%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO
IHDK why people get so hyped over Nidoking, saying its better than Nidoqueen when, in all honesty, Nidoqueen's traits make it noticably more consistent in the metagame than Nidoking is (greater utility, ability to actually switch into neutral hits etc.).