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I've entered in a Gen 8 OU Pokemon Showdown Tournament on a discord server i'm in, where you can only use Pokemon that has the same type you chose (I chose water, doesn't matter if its primary or secondary). You can't use dynamax/gigantamax, legends, or multiple of the same Pokemon, and its also 3v3 battles. I've put my team down below but i was wondering if i can get some advice or suggestions on my team and if i can make it any better.

Red member #1 (Rotom-Wash) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Volt Switch
- Hydro Pump
- Hex
- Will-O-Wisp

Red Member #2 (Toxapex) @ Black Sludge
Ability: Merciless
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
- Hex
- Scald
- Toxic
- Haze

Red Member #3 (Gyarados) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- Waterfall
- Iron Head

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The format is called monotype and had its own rules and regulations, please make sure you know them before you play
Doesn't sound like this guy is playing normal Monotype. 3v3 and bans on legendaries are not normal restrictions.
I didn't realise there was a format for using the same type on your team, i'm just following the rules that the person hosting the tournament has given to us. So no dynamaxing or gigantamaxing, no legends or unreleased pokemon, and no multiple of the same pokemon.

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That's quite weird,why would they not just do gen 8 monotype? Strange.

How come you have Hex + Wisp on a Specs set? You would have to be locked into wisp, switch out and then back in for it to work. Probably just have Thunderbolt and maybe Trick instead. Alternatively, remove Specs and use leftovers.

Also, Hex on Toxapex is incredibly weak. It won't do much damage even with the 2x power. It'd be much better to add either toxic spikes or Recover. Especially Recover if you don't want to use Regenerator.

Is there a specific reason you have AVest on Gyarados? It seems a bit redundant. Also give it Dragon Dance instead of Outrage. Or maybe instead of Iron Head since you seem to not have much way of breaking through dragons. But have DDance.

First off thanks for the suggestions, appreciate it.
One of my main concerns for my team would be if i had to go against a pokemon like ferrothorn, so i was having a tough time thinking of an option. My thought process was to try and burn it incase it wanted to pull out a power whip.
I felt hex on toxapex would be good if the opponent was poisoned, so double power + critical hit cause of merciless.
i was having a tough time deciding which item for gyarados (life orb, assault vest, or expert belt), so i felt even with  100 base special defense, 4x weakness is too much, which was why i went for vest. Also i felt setting up with DDance for example wouldn't help when 3v3 battles can be pretty quick, but maybe thats just me.

Maybe you have some insight on what i can do against a ferrothorn with my team?
Specs Trick messes a lot with Ferrothorn so maybe go with that. The only other real option is to go full rain and just use Dracovish to power through. In fact that's a strategy you could just use anyway.

Even with merciless boost as well Hex isn't worth it. Toxapex isn't meant to do damage, it's meant to take it and heal back up. Don't bother attacking with it except to try to burn things with scald.

Gyarados shouldn't be taking strong 4x attacks at all. Having that Assault Vest doesn't help it's survivability much against a bad match up whilst not having Dragon Dance does hurt it's offensive ability.

You could try a whole new water team with Pelipper Barraskewder and Dracovish, that sounds fairly strong.
Ok duly noted. Thanks for the amazing advice man, really appreciate it.