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This is the team I'm currently using in online battles in Moon. I'm fairly new to competitive battles, so any advice or recommendations are highly appreciated!

Muk-Alola @ Black Sludge

Ability: Poison Touch

EVs: Attack, HP, a little Defense

Adamant nature

  • Poison Jab
  • Shadow Sneak
  • Curse
  • Knock Off

Electivire @ Muscle Band

Ability: Motor Drive

EVs: Attack, Speed

Jolly nature

  • Wild Charge
  • Brick Break
  • Ice Punch
  • Earthquake

Charizard @ Charizardite Y

Ability: Drought

EVs: Sp. Attack, Speed

Timid nature

  • Flamethrower
  • Air Slash
  • Solar Beam
  • Roost

Azumarill @ Sitrus Berry

Ability: Huge Power

EVs: HP, Attack, a little Defense

Adamant nature

  • Play Rough
  • Belly Drum
  • Aqua Jet
  • Brick Break

Garchomp @ Life Orb

Ability: Rough Skin

EVs: Attack, Speed, Defense

Adamant nature

  • Brick Break
  • Swords Dance
  • Dragon Claw
  • Earthquake

Scizor @ Focus Sash

Ability: Technician

EVs: Attack, Defense, HP

Adamant nature

  • X-Scissor
  • Bullet Punch
  • Swords Dance
  • Ariel Ace
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For 3DS! And I know, I'm not a fan of the muscle band but I wanted a power boost for my Electivire. What item should I replace it with?
Um maybe expert belt....
I already said that life orb is better. Use life orb.
By the way, if you want a good electric Pokemon, use Zekrom. If you don't want overpowered Pokemon, use Magnezone. It gets magnet pull and very good special attack.
But my Garchomp has the Life orb. :/
You're playing with item clause? What format is this specifically?
If you can't use life orb, the next best thing is expert belt.

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Here's my advice. First, remove either earthqauke or ice punch for Electrivre and replace them with electric-type moves (You may want to keep ice punch because of dragon types). Mainly because at the moment, the only STAB (extra damage with type and move type the same) move you have on Electrivre is a recoil move, which is not good. Use something like thunderbolt, thunder, or more usefully, thunder punch, for attack and STAB. Also, electric is an amazing type because it's super-effective against water (take out those Primarina and Ash-Greninja users).

Now, Alolan Muk. I know some people like the new version of a classic Pokemon, it's understandable.The Dark type gets rid of psychic, and reduces its only weakness to ground. However, this means a guy like me with a strong Stamina Mudsdale, wipes out two of your Pokemon! I'm not saying take out Electrivre, but If you're going to have a poison type I recommend this one:

Toxapex Water/Poison
Item: Weakness Policy
Ability: Merciless (All hits are critical if the target's poisoned)
Baneful Bunker(Protect, but physical attackers get poisoned)
(It's your choice here)

I hope I've helped. :)

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I hope this does not come off the wrong way, but how much experience do you have with competitive play? The Toxapex moveset you are suggesting is very unorthodox (and lacks detail on natures and EVs besides) -- Toxapex is used purely as a wall/support in competitive. Merciless sets are seen as gimmicks; they need to poison the opponent to have an offensive presence at all, which is suboptimal as it is easily counterplayed. There are plenty of Pokemon that can match its power without set-up, which have better Speed stats and more coverage moves besides.
Electivire is an offensive Pokemon and generally does not require its health to be at a high level to be effective, hence why Wild Charge is chosen over other options. Using two coverage moves of the same type is very rarely worth it because it sacrifices potential coverage -- it generally goes that you would choose one or the other, not both.