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Hi, i previously asked a question about an ou team for a school tournament, ive taken some things into consideration, looked at my weaknesses, improved the team a bit but still wanna see if there's any flaws im not noticing, my biggest problems tend to be mandibuzz, toxapex, amoongus, rain teams, occasional ferrothorn and choice scarf zeroara, but depending on what pokemon i have in and the context of the battle (eg who i have left, who they have left, hazards, etc) its sometimes doable just not enough that its not a problem, this team has been doing pretty well on showdown so far but i wanna know what you guys think

Cinderace @ Life Orb
Ability: Libero
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Pyro Ball
- Gunk Shot
- U-turn
- High Jump Kick

Gyarados @ Life Orb
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Waterfall
- Dragon Dance
- Power Whip

Dragapult @ Choice Specs
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Shadow Ball
- Draco Meteor
- Scald
- U-turn

Urshifu @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Unseen Fist
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Wicked Blow
- U-turn
- Poison Jab

Zeraora @ Life Orb
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fake Out
- Knock Off
- Plasma Fists
- Play Rough

Slowbro-Galar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 200 HP / 252 SpA / 56 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shell Side Arm
- Psychic
- Flamethrower
- Ice Beam

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Hi! I remember this team! It looks pretty good, I just have a few suggestions.

Cinderace is solid. You can consider iron head over gunk shot, for more accuracy but less power, or sucker punch to hit dragapult.

Gyarados is also good. Moxie will make it more of a sweeping threat, but it you want to keep intimidate, try to switch it in on physical attackers. More often than not.

For dragapult, I’d give it thunderbolt/thunder to deal with rain/mandibuzz like you mentioned. Thunder is inaccurate but can’t miss in rain.

Urshifu also looks good. Like I said before, poison jab can be whatever coverage move you want.

I’m going to skip zeraora for now.

Okay, dealing with toxapex and amoonguss! I’d imagine you had slowbro to try and do that, but in my opinion, Alakazam is probably better. It’s more powerful and fast, fitting right in with your hyper offensive team, and specs Alakazam can OHKO both of their standard showdown sets. I’d run this:
Alakazam @ Choice Specs
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Dazzling Gleam
- Energy Ball
- Shadow Ball

Now, back to Zeraora. Looks okay, but fake out is no good in singles. Use close combat instead.

Alternatively, you could have a different way to deal with rain teams: with a sand setter. Changing the weather usually shuts down rain teams. You could either do an offensive tyranitar:
Tyranitar @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stone Edge
- Crunch
- Earthquake
- Dragon Dance

or a defensive hippodown that sets stealth rocks:
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Slack Off
- Earthquake
- Roar

Note that tyranitar also beats The item on it can also be changed. Like I said, this is optional if you feel like you are really struggling against rain.

This is a PokePaste of the team with my tweaks. I hope I helped! Good luck with your tournament!

thank you!! i've tried it out a bit, and it works well, ill work on a sand team too, or a mix of my current team with sand and see how that works, thanks all for the help with this though, it's actually helped me so much
Of course! I think you have enough tools to deal with rain without sand. Just see what works best. Happy to help!