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I have reached 1600+ elo in this format with this team, so I think this team needs a lot of improvements for reaching higher ladder!
Groudon-Primal @ Red Orb
Ability: Desolate Land
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Precipice Blades
- Fire Punch
- Rock Tomb
- Dragon Tail

Necrozma-Dusk-Mane @ Ultranecrozium Z
Ability: Prism Armor
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Photon Geyser
- Sunsteel Strike
- Stone Edge

Xerneas @ Power Herb
Ability: Fairy Aura
EVs: 96 Def / 252 SpA / 160 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Geomancy
- Moonblast
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Thunder

Rayquaza-Mega @ Life Orb
Ability: Delta Stream
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- V-create
- Dragon Ascent
- Extreme Speed
- Swords Dance

Marshadow @ Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Shadow Sneak
- Reversal
- Spectral Thief
- Counter

Yveltal @ Life Orb
Ability: Dark Aura
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Dark Pulse
- Oblivion Wing
- Heat Wave
- Sucker Punch

Why Hasty nature on Yveltal?
Sucker Punch.
Hey, I just read your post on my wall. I'm just gonna leave my suggestions as a comment because I don't know what nat dex ag is nor do I play with these kinds of legendaries. And yeah, I don't check my wall too often

First, I'd change rock tomb > swords dance on Primal Groudon. You don't really need that much speed control since Ultra Necrozma just hits your opponents really hard even without a boost. With swords dance, Groudon should tear apart massive holes that could leave opponents vulnerable to Rayquaza's extremespeed

Next is drop Xerneas. You already have two fast, heavy hitters in Rayquaza and Necrozma. You don't really need a third and rocks can quickly drop Yveltal and Rayquaza if they're forced out somehow. Replace is with Water Arceus as your stealth rock setter and remover. Rocks is crucial because it's rocks and if they're on your side of the field, it could leave Yveltal and Rayquaza vulnerable to opposing priorities

I'd also change Necrozma's nature to jolly because, speed


Here's my suggestions
@KyokaSuigetsu, Sorry for replying late but I would like to justify. Swords Dance Primal Groudon means Rock Polish. It counters Primal Kyogre and Lugia solid since I can predict a switch then KO them with Precipice Blades/Fire Punch. Also, Ultra Necrozma is really uncommon on this tier now, people prefer Weakness Policy D-Dance Dusk-Mane. If I use Dragon Tail then M-Ray gets hard-hitted while he predicts a Precipice Blades, I use a Rock Tomb beating M-Ray. About Rocks, I ran Defog on Yveltal and use it as early lead so I am well off. Xerneas is important else enemy will tear other of my Pokemon and that way there is no good Special hitter on this team. I no  longer use Ultra Necrozma since Weakness Policy Dusk-Mane does the job better.

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Ok I like your Primal Groudon set, but why have Dragon Tail? You can have a stronger move. Is it just to drag other Pokemon out? You could switch Dragon Tail for Swords Dance, to boost Groudon's Attack and sweep the other team. Your other Pokemon though... why does Necrozma-Dusk-Mane have Stone Edge? Maybe switch it for Iron Defense for Ground types that spam Earthquake. Most Ground types are physical attackers anyway. The only thing bad about your Mega Rayquaza is that it does not have a Dragon type move. It could be threatened by faster foes that are Dragon types like Dragapult. Nothing is wrong with your Marshadow, it's perfect. Your Xerneas is perfect too. Yveltal is ok too. You have a pretty good team overall.

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iron defense on a sweeper? mega ray doesn't need a dragon type move, it doesn't cover anything major in the tier except other mega ray, which is risky, and faster dragon types will already ohko mega ray most likely, and dragon ascent will already KO faster dragon types like dragapult. it doesn't need dragon type moves to OHKO
Dragon Tail helps against Mega-Ray who try to use Primal-Groudon as bait for Dragon Dance as it can't hit them hard with Rock Tomb. It also does fairly good against Ultra-Necrozma, who does the same. Stone Edge helps against Ho-Oh and Yveltal to an extent, though I shouldn't use it against Yveltal anyway. I am not running Outrage because people use Xerneas as a set-up opportunity. And about "It could be threatened by faster foes that are Dragon types like Dragapult." I have seen Dragapult in like 1 out of 50 matches and why I won't use Xerneas or Yveltal?
Dragon Tail is useful for cancelling the many set-up sweepers in the tier like Weakness Policy Necrozma-DM with Swords Dance/Dragon Dance. Stone Edge is good coverage, you don't have to remove it. Iron Defense on a sweeper is bad. Dragon Ascent already OHKOes the majority of Dragon types in AG because Mega Rayquaza has an already nuclear Attack stat boosted further by LO
Yeah! I meant that what you said snom.