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Hi there, I wanted to go on the Singles Ladder so I decided to build a team. I'm not that good at competitive singles so any advice would be appreciated! My team is...

Lycanroc-Dusk @ Focus Sash
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Accelerock
- Close Combat
- Counter
- Stealth Rock

SINderace (Cinderace-Gmax) @ Life Orb
Ability: Libero
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Pyro Ball
- High Jump Kick
- Bounce
- Sucker Punch

SSJ3 Goku (Rillaboom-Gmax) (F) @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Grassy Surge
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Grassy Glide
- Knock Off
- Drain Punch
- Acrobatics

mr. birb (Dracozolt) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Hustle
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Bolt Beak
- Aerial Ace
- Earthquake
- Outrage

Urshifu-Rapid-Strike (Gmax?) @ Expert Belt
Ability: Unseen Fist
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Surging Strikes
- Close Combat
- Aqua Jet
- U-turn

Mimikyu @ Kee Berry
Ability: Disguise
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Shadow Sneak
- Play Rough
- Swords Dance
- Drain Punch

do you know how to gmax your rapid strike? You do it in the story of the isle of armor
I think regular form is better because it can set rain
Yea i just haven't because it's on my secondary which is a nuzlocke and I haven't finished it yet.

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EDIT: I fixed Magnezone’s Moveset, sorry.

Hi! I just have a few suggestions.

First, Lycanroc has terrible defenses and your team has more than enough fighting coverage without close combt, so I think he can be replaced. I feel like klefki is a good choice because the rest of your team are frail-ish sweepers that would benefit from screens.

Klefki @ Light Clay
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Light Screen
- Reflect
- Spikes
- Steel Beam

This is a pretty basic set, you set one spike to break sashes, then screens and steel beam to KO yourself and bring in the sweepers.

Cinderace is solid, I'd just give it iron head over pyro ball. It has a better max move effect and fairy types, togekiss in particular, wall this team.

I think that rillaboom isn't bulky enough to run weakness policy, max airstream/fire ball will most likely KO. I'd give it grassy seed, you'd automatically power up acrobatics.

Your Dracozolt looks solid, not much to change. If you're really struggling against fairies, you can use iron tail for Max Steelspike over earthquake, but bolt beak already hits togekiss.

Urshifu is also good, but you don't have the biggest variety of supereffective moves, so I'd use wave incense over expert belt.

Finally, Mimikyu. Cinderace can beat dragapult and dracozolt can beat other dragons, your team doesn't need a 4th member with fighting coverage, your team is all physical, and your team is very weak to fairy types, so I think that Mimikyu should go. Really the best special steel type is Magnezone. This is what I'd run:

Magnezone @ Choice Specs
Ability: Analytic
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpA
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Flash Cannon
- Thunderbolt
- Body Press

With specs+ analytic, you'll be dealing massive damage. Body press is for his high defense and, well, magnezone doesn't have much coverage. If you want, you can run max defense instead of HP.

This is a PokePaste of the team with my suggestions.

Hope I helped!

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Why not T-Wave on Klefki?
Yeah, Thunder wave can be used instead of spikes as well. What do you mean about steel beam?
You have 3 moves on Magnezone. Thanks for the help!
Oh, sorry. I meant to add volt switch. Happy to help :)