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I am building a Rock Monotype team, and I don't where to start. I am planning on Shuckle as a lead. I wanted to use my Lycanroc Dusk. So what roles do I need, and what Pokémon should fill them?

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Is this ingame?
I'm just suggesting that it is
No, online monotype battles.
Ok, thanks
I had an answer I almost had done that went in depth, but I have to redo it. ;-; I'll probably start tomorrow morning.

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Tyranitar is likely the most necessary Pokémon on Rock-type teams because its ability raises the whole team's special defence by 1.5 times.

Tyranitar @ Choice Band
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Crunch
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch

Next, you'll need a Choice Scarf user to revenge kill boosted opponents.

Terrakion @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Poison Jab

You'll next need a non-Choice sweeper that can outspeed and sweep through multiple opponents without needing to switch.

Nihilego @ Power Herb
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 80 HP / 176 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Sludge Wave
- Meteor Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Grass Knot

Sticky Web support lets Tyranitar outspeed more stuff.

Shuckle @ Mental Herb
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Sticky Web
- Knock Off
- Encore


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Rather than typing the sets by hand, it'd be easier for you if you'd import them from Showdown/Smogon.
I have a strong feeling sumwun deliberately de-capitalises the first letter of many words cause they hate capital letters lol. "sumwun" in itself is the biggest example.
The sets that I recommend are sometimes slightly different from the ones from Smogon. It's much easier to edit them manually than it is to use Showdown!'s teambuilder to edit them.
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You will need need a support Pokemon as Rock types while they are quite defensive they do tend to have many weaknesses, a good option would be Shuckle with the highest defences in the games, here's the EVs, Nature and moveset for it


Nature: Impish
Ability: Sturdy
EVs : 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

-Stealth Rock
-Stick Web
-Knock Off

You will also need a sweeper as well and with Gen 8 introducing Body Press you will be able to pick a varity of Pokemon since they tend to have really solid defence, like Rhyperior for example

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Special Defense / 252 Defense
Nature: Impish (+Defense -Special Attack)
Item:Assult Vest

-Stone Edge
-Body Press

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Why Gluttony on Shuckle instead of Sturdy?
changed it
Aggron isn't good in Monotype. Rhyperior outclasses Aggron as a Weakness Policy user. Also, Shuckle runs Knock Off and Encore over Infestation and Gyro Ball. And Shuckle's EV spread should be 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD.
that is true I will alter my answer a bit, thanks for the help :)