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Here is my pokemon showdown team. I feel like I really like it but I am losing a lot so how could I make it better? and is it good?

Gengar @ Expert Belt
Ability: Cursed Body
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dazzling Gleam
- Shadow Ball
- Sludge Bomb
- Energy Ball

Clefable @ Life Orb
Ability: Unaware
EVs: 104 HP / 252 SpA / 152 SpD
IVs: 0 Atk
- Flamethrower
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Thunderbolt

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Protect
- Stealth Rock
- Toxic

Dracovish @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Strong Jaw
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fishious Rend
- Ice Fang
- Earthquake
- Crunch

Swampert @ Swampertite
Ability: Torrent
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
- Hammer Arm
- Earthquake
- Ice Punch
- Waterfall

Hitmonchan @ Life Orb
Ability: Iron Fist
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 SpD
- Mach Punch
- Thunder Punch
- Ice Punch
- Fire Punch

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Is this team for Gen 8 OU? If not, could you specify what battle format you're playing?
No, its for national dex.
ancient power on dragovish?

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First, i'd go with Dragon Tail/Dragon Claw on Dracovish for Ancient Power. Second, I'd change Hammer Arm on Swampert With Rock Slide/Stone Edge. You have a Hitmonchan that has already a STAB Iron Fist Mach Punch, but if you really need to have a Fighting type move on Swampert, then go with Power-Up Punch. Third, I would replace Clefable with a somewhat hazard setuper like a Skarmory. If you do, then give it Toxic Spikes, Roost, Iron Head and Stealth Rock and invest EV's fully in Def and Sp. Def and give it Leftovers. Fourth (if you replaced Clefable with Skarmory or smthn else), replace Ferrothorn's Toxic and Stealth Rock with Leech Seed and Synthesis. Fifth, i'd invest fully EV's in Def and Sp. Def on Ferrothorn.

Sorry if this is too much feedback!

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I wouldn't recommend 252 Def / 252 SpD on Ferrothorn -- there's a reason that spread isn't common. It makes you okay on both defensive stats, but good on neither. Competitive Pokemon tends to favour Pokemon that are proficient on one side, and just have HP EVs left to handle the other.
I tried to use clafable as a bit of a sweeper but mostly to get rid of dragon type pokemon. I agree that it should be swapped. I have been playing with the team quite a bit since I posted this, and I have been using swampwert's hammer arm very much. It seems to be effective so I think I will keep it. And my dracovish pretty much only uses  fishous rend, but I will make sure to give him some dragon moves. Thanks for the advice!
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Ok I shall try to help.

Gengar
I like the set but maybe replace Energy Ball with Nasty Plot and replace Dazzling Gleam with Focus Blast to not get completely walled by Excadrill or Steelix.

Clefable
This set is also good but it does not take advantage of Clefables bulk so instead of Thunderbolt you could use Teleport to get a safe switch into Dracovish. Also there is an option of using this set that I like.

Clefable @Leftovers
Ability: Unaware
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 HP / 108 Spa/ 148 Def
IVs: 0 Atk
- Soft Boiled
- Cosmic Power
- Stored Power
- Moonblast

This is not my best set but I think it works pretty well since after 2 Cosmic Powers you get a 100 BP psychic move and you can stall a bunch.

Ferrothorn
I can't argue much with this set but maybe you could lose Protect in favor of spikes.

Dracovish
There isn't much to do since all that matters is Fishous Rend and that's already fast enough with Choice Scarf. You have 4 EVs remaining so I think you should put it in HP.

Swampert-Mega
Replace Hammer Arm with Stone Edge. It gives you Edgequake coverage and Stone Edge doesn't lower your speed. It also has a high critical rate percentage which is 12.5% critical hit ratio.
EDIT: I saw that you want to keep Hammer Arm so use whatever works best for you.

Hitmonchan
You only have mach punch for stab and while sometimes this is good (e.g. Scizor and Bullet Punch) you don't have technician, you have iron fist. Iron fist only boosts Mach punch by 20% boost while Technician would boost by 50%. Since Hitmonchan doesn't have technician you can replace Fire Punch with Drain Punch which is way better. No offence but I think you should have used Conkeldurr since it can do whatever Hitmonchan does way better.

I hope it is helped.

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Gengar - Switch Energy Ball for Dark Pulse and you might want to get rid of Sludge Bomb for Venoshock and Timid nature but otherwise good!

Clefairy - This move set is incredible for this pokemon and I like the way you set it up. But, if you're having trouble, perhaps replace Thunderbolt with Thunder?

Ferrothorn - Gyro Ball is OK, Protect should definitely be replaced with Swords Dance, and replace Stealth Rock and Toxic with Bullet Seed and Synthesis for more power.

Dracovish - This Pokemon is great. You might want Adamant nature if you think it might work with Dracovish better, and Ancient Power would be a good replacement for Fishious Rend.

Swampert - Just a thought, maybe get rid of Swampert for Poliwrath. Give Poliwrath Expert Belt and give Gengar Gengarite. Its moves are great though.

Hitmonchan - Get bold nature and replace Mach Punch with Mega Punch. If that still doesn't work I suggest Hitmonlee.

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Dark Pulse and Venoshock are worse than Energy Ball and Sludge Bomb. Don't replace them.

Thunderbolt is generally used over Thunder bc th extra power isn't as worth it as the consistency.

Ferrothorn should not use swords dance. The original set is much better than your one.

Fishious Rend is literally one of the best moves in the game right now. Why would you get rid of it? Especially for a bad move like Ancient Power. That makes no sense.

Poliwrath is a bad Pokémon for this format.

Mach Punch is better than Mega Punch.

I'd politely suggest you learn more about and understand competitive play more before answering. I'm unlikely to allow advice like this from appearing multiple times.