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[email protected] Life Orb
Clear Body
252 Att/252 Spe/4 HP ,
Jolly Nature
-Dragon Darts
-Sucker Punch
-Psychic Fangs
Dragapault is my main sweeper. I gave it a Life Orb to allow for better Sweeping instead of having to switch out. Sucker Punch is priority . Psychic Fangs is coverage.

[email protected] Choice Specs
Timid Nature
252 SpA/252 Spe/4 HP
- Dragon Pulse
- Dark Pulse
- Earth Power
- Flash Cannon
Hydreigon is my Special Sweeper mainly meant to clean things up and switch in to its 2 Immunities. Choice Specs are to help clean things up. Dragon Pulse and Dark Pulse are STAB. Earth Power for Coverage. Flash Cannon for any Fairies.

[email protected] Choice Scarf
Flash Fire
Timid Nature
252 SpA/252 Spe/ 4 HP
- Shadow Ball
- Psychic
- Energy Ball
- Flamethrower
Chandelure is my Secondary Sweeper. Choice Scarf and Timid Nature allow me to outspeed all non- Scarfed Pokémon. Flash Fire is for Switch- In opportunities. All moves are self explanatory. STAB and then the other 2 provide the best coverage for almost every scenario.

Rapidash- [email protected] Choice Scarf
Pastel Veil
Adamant Nature
252 Att/252 Spe/4 HP
-Play Rough
-Zen Headbutt
- High Horsepower
- Throat Chop
Yes, I know Rapidash is in PU now, but it has worked good for me even when it was moved to PU. Choice Scarf allows me to outspeed most things in the tier, so I figured I could run Adamant. Play Rough is STAB, same with Zen Headbutt. Throat Chop and High Horsepower get the best coverage. Maybe Life Orb so I can run Morning Sun?

[email protected] Focus Sash
Serene Grace
Jolly Nature
- Iron Head
- Zen Headbutt
- Thunder Wave
- Stealth Rock
My main annoyer. Standard Para- Flinch Set. It's a shame Jirachi doesn't get healing. However, Focus Sash allows me to set up Stealth Rock if I'm faster, or Thunder Wave if I'm slower. Iron Head and Zen Headbutt give a good chance to flinch.

[email protected] Black Sludge
Calm Nature
252 HP/180 Def/76 SpD
- Baneful Bunker
- Toxic
- Recover
- Scald
My main staller. This is a Standard set. Pretty self explanatory. EVs maximize both defenses. Recover and Scald maximize its Physical bulk. If a Psychic or Ground type comes in, I can just switch in to Hydreigon.

Any advice would be appreciated!

Overall, pretty good team!  I have a few suggestions, however, and I'll try to write an answer soon (if no one else does)
You are doubled up on a lot of types like dragon, ghost, and psychic. You might want to replace a few members for something more defensive since Toxapex is really the only one with staying power on your team currently. Alternatively you could replace Toxapex and go full offensive if you'd rather do that. Either way Toxapex on its own won't be enough to support three choice-item mons defensively. I would recommend putting hazards and hazard removal on your team as well.
I do trick on my chandelure if you want to shut down any stallers
I have thought about switching Jirachi for something like Hippowdown or Ferrothorn though.  They can set up hazards nicely.  Then maybe Chandelure or Hydreigon for Excadrill with Rapid Spin?
I’d say maybe Chandelure could be replaced, but only if you’d want to.  Here are some other suggestions (it’s only a couple, so that’s why I’m not answering)

- I’d recommend changing Psychic Fangs on your Dragapult to Steel Wing, as it covers your Ice and Fairy Weaknesses

- I’d recommend changing Flash Cannon on your Hydreigon to Flamethrower/ Fire Blast.  Unless you invest in your Defenses / Hp stat to a great extent, I’m pretty sure that Hydreigon would get OHKO’d by most STAB Fairy Attacks.  So in most situations, I’d simply switch.  Flamethrower can still deal with ice types, but will also cover Ferrothorn, which is quite common in OU.  

I’m not extremely positive about both ideas, but I just wanted to suggest them.
I agree with both of those.  I definitely would replace Flash Cannon for Flamethrower.  I ignored Steel Wing because of the 90 Accuracy, but I think it's better choice now.  I learned with Rapidash.  Cough Zen Headbutt misses 2 times in a row Cough.  Thanks!
Lol, no problem :)

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I recommend replacing Hydreigon's Dragon Pulse with something even more powerful-Draco Meteor.
Cos I also have a Hhydreigon on my gen 8 OU set and all except one pokemon on my team and the opponent's team fainted. The opponent's team had a Single-Strike Urshifu and mines Hydreigon. Urshifu was at max HP and I used Draco Meteor cos I'm faster. It OHKO the Urshifu. But I recommend Life Orb over Choice Specs as you can still check many Pokemon if you have this moveset:
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Ability: Levitate
Timid Nature
-Draco Meteor
-Dark Pulse
-Flash Cannon

I don't know if it works the same for Dragon Pulse-but here:

252 SpA Life Orb Hydreigon Draco Meteor vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Urshifu: 403-476 (118.1 - 139.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Now let's try Dragon Pulse:

252 SpA Life Orb Hydreigon Dragon Pulse vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Urshifu: 265-312 (77.7 - 91.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

If you use Choice Specs:

I tried calculating but Dragon Pulse will still OHKO it with Choice Specs, but I prefer Life Orb.

Replace Jirachi's Thunder Wave with Body Slam because with Serene Grace and 60% of paralyzing the opponent and it will still do some damage.

Rapidash would be good with Life Orb or Choice Band.

Replace Dragapult's U-Turn with Dragon Dance.

Otherwise, the other Pokemon are, well, if you know how to use it, then, it's pretty good.

Hope this helps :).

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I'll stick with Dragon Pulse for now, but I agree with most of what you say.  2 questions, I agree with what everyone is saying about overlapping types, so what would you replace Jirachi for?   Also, why Choice Band or Life Orb over Choice Scarf?
Well, its honestly up to u if u want a rapidash sweeper or a fast rapidash, and i would change jirachi to a fast dark typelike weavile or maybe someting that is immune to ghosts worst enemy like psychic moves and dragons worst enemy dragons itself, maybe others too like fairy types, u could choose grimmsnarl since light clay plus screens is awesome, but anyway, again, its up to u
If it helps, u can upvote it or, wait, u only have 22 points, anyway u could also make it the best answer, but if its not that worthy of a best answer, then, just do nothing
I ended up choosing Ferrothorn for Hazards.  Thanks though!  Also, with Rapidash, I will keep Choice Scarf for outspeeding some things.
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This team is overall, pretty good! However, In my opinion, I'd only change Dragapult's moveset.

If you are trying to make it a sweeper, I suggest using D Dance (Dragon Dance) to sweep. The Life Orb can still stay, but as an option, if you would like to recover while sweeping, I recommend leftovers.

I think Dragapult is too frail to use Leftovers.
Fair enough. But I was just saying it as an option. But You're right. Life Orb is better
If your going to do dragon dance probably do a sash cause it's really frail as nebby said.
I mean Dragapult is frail but if it can get the chance to get off a Dragon Dance, Life Orb would be even more beneficial than sash, I just think Leftovers wouldn't be beneficial in almost any situation.