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I play Battle Spot/Tree singles and occasionally wifi battles and I'm wondering.. Naganadel is a speed boosting Ultra Beast with no quad weakness and a STAB for fairy types, but Garchomp has a quad weakness, has a ground typing, and is a user of stealth rocks and swords dance. I already have Scizor to deal with fairy types and I don't need Swampert anymore.. Should I just add Garchomp and Naganadel on the same team or have one or another?

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Naganadel @ Focus Sash  
Ability: Beast Boost  
EVs: 252 SpA / 6 SpD / 252 Spe  
Timid Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk  
- Dragon Pulse  
- Sludge Wave/Sludge Bomb  
- Flamethrower  
- Nasty Plot
I think Naganadel is better in both formats because it has a better movepool. Poison/dragon/fire covers more stuff than ground/dragon does.
Garchomp learns fire moves too.
Garchomp's fire attacks are a lot weaker than Naganadel's.
I typed up a whole damn answer for this and then I saw it was a speed boosting Naganadel. Now I have to scrap it. Sorry, I got nothin'.

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Naganadel is often better in both singles and doubles because it has better base speed, better moves, and a better ability. It's good at using fire blast and checking fairy Pokemon.