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don't forget to give me your movesets about the Pokemon you chose, I want to play in OU for the first time, since I usually play ubers

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I would run Excadrill for a variety of reasons. First, Excadrill will only be tolled 3% of its health on switch ins while Mr. Mime will be tolled 25% of its health, barring Heavy-Duty Boots. With Mr. Mime, if you run Heavy-Duty Boots, you have to be very careful on what you switch in to. With 5 common weaknesses, 50 base HP, 65 base Defense, and 90 base Special Defense, you will have to be wary of any Physical Attackers such as Zeraora. Hoewever, in no weather conditions, Mr. Mime Galar does have a benefit. It has more Speed than Excadrill, but that is what I believe is its only advantage. Now, with only being tolled 3% of its health from Stealth Rock, barring any Spikes, and an immunity to Toxic Spikes, it has a clear advantage over Mr. Mime. Now, with this, Excadrill has a much more diverse item pool to pick from. You could run Leftovers (Smogon says this) or Life Orb. However, Excadrill has 110/60/65 bulk which severely lowers its durability. Now, while Excadrill has lower Speed, you can easily fix this with a Sand Setter to double Excadrill's speed. To add On to this, the most common Stealth Rock setter I see is Clefable. Luckily, Excadrill can take Clefable out with Iron Head.
Conclusion - Excadrill has an overall better typing and takes less damage from Hazards, barring Heavy-Duty Boots on Mr. Mime, to make it an overall better pick in my opinion. Excadrill also has access to Leftovers which Mr. Mime can't afford to run. All of this makes me conclude Excadrill is better overall.
[email protected] Leftovers
Sand Rush Ability
Jolly Nature
-Iron Head
- Earthquake
- Rapid Spin
- Stealth Rock/Toxic/Swords Dance. Your choice. I prefer Stealth Rock.
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I would say Hippowdon for Recovery by Slack Off.  Also, it gets Stealth Rock and Whirlwind of you desire.
I tried hippowdon-I literally fainted 5 of my opponents pokemon with it. Thanks for the good advice, i wish i could vote yours up-if only someone didn't downvote mines. :|
But I replaced Excadrill's stealth rock with swords dance, since Hippowdon is the stealth rock and sandstorm setter:

Hippowdon @ Leftovers  
Ability: Sand Stream  
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SpD  
Impish Nature  
- Slack Off-recovery time  
- Stealth Rock-stealth rock damage time  
- Whirlwind-annoy the opponent time
- Earthquake-STAB move that literally 2HKO an Azumarill of my opponent's
I am glad it worked!  I use the same set for Hippowdon as well. :)