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I'm new to the VGC 2021 format. I'm not going to any competitive tournament with this team, but I wanted to see if It was actually any good and viable for online battles.

Runerigus @ Colbur Berry
Ability: Wandering Spirit
Level: 50
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 116 Atk / 12 Def / 124 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Poltergeist
- Earthquake
- Bulldoze
- Trick Room

Tyranitar @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Lash Out
- Rock Slide
- Superpower
- Protect

Togekiss @ Scope Lens
Ability: Super Luck
Level: 50
EVs: 76 HP / 4 Def / 204 SpA / 4 SpD / 220 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Air Slash
- Dazzling Gleam
- Follow Me
- Protect

Zoroark @ Focus Sash
Ability: Illusion
Level: 50
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 36 HP / 252 SpA / 220 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Night Daze
- Burning Jealousy
- Sludge Bomb

Amoonguss @ Coba Berry
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 20 Def / 244 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Spore
- Rage Powder
- Clear Smog
- Pollen Puff

Incineroar @ Safety Goggles
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 12 Atk / 84 Def / 140 SpD / 20 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Fake Out
- Parting Shot
- Flare Blitz
- Darkest Lariat

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I haven't seen much use of runerigus.
Yeah I just thought it would be something that Zoroark could easily impersonate.

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Ok, so first off, tyranitar isn't a great trick room sweeper. 60 base speed is pretty fast to be used under trick room. I would suggest Rhyperior, but if you don't want to have two ground types then torkoal, hatterene, or stakataka would be best. Stakataka would be great actually with 211 defense, access to body press, and the fact that you can invest even more in defense because it is under trick room. Second, if runerigus is going to set off a weakness policy using a physical attack, it shouldn't have any attack investment. When setting off a weakness policy, you want your sweeper to take as little damage as possible. Honestly, runerigus isn't great, and I would suggest going for porygon2 or dusclops with a eviolite. Cresselia or maybe even oranguru wouldnt be the worst either, but dusclops is the best due to its bulk, and ghost typing making it immune to fake out. So, if we are going to theoretically go with a dusclops-stakataka trick room mode, here is a sample set.

Dusclops @ Eviolite
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD
IVs: 0 attack
Calm Nature
- Ally Switch
- Bulldoze
- Night Shade
- Trick Room

Stakataka @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def
IVs: 0 speed
Brave Nature
- Rock Slide
- Iron Head/Gyro ball
- Body Press
- Protect/Zen headbutt

Staktaka runs protect to keep it from taking any damage while dusclops sets trick room. You could replace that with Zen headbutt for psychic types. Body press probably the most spamable move on this set.

Dusclops runs a normal support set with night shade for reliable damage and bulldoze to set off a weakness policy.

Zorark dosent really need the HP investment. It's a glass cannon and runs focus sash for a reason. I would say it would be better as just 252 SpA/252 Spd/4 HP

Other than that, the team looks good.

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The way I brought Ttars speed down was running 0 ivs in speed and brave nature but this is pretty good thank you. Another reason why I run Ttar is to set up sand stream for that spdef/def boost.
Ok! even with 0 speed Ttar still isnt great considering most trick room sweepers run 0 speed+speed lowering nature. If you want to lean more into sand, replace runerigus with sand rush excadrill. At that point, very few things can outspeed, and you can use excadrills sky high attack to its fullest. Here is a set.

Excadrill @ Life Orb/Choice band  
Ability: Sand Rush  
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe  
Jolly Nature  
- Earthquake  
- Iron Head  
- Rock Slide  
- Brick Break/zen headbutt
Is this better than the first team?

Togekiss (F) @ Scope Lens  
Ability: Super Luck  
Level: 50  
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe  
Timid Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk  
- Air Slash  
- Dazzling Gleam  
- Heat Wave  
- Follow Me  

Urshifu-Rapid-Strike-Gmax (M) @ Choice Band  
Ability: Unseen Fist  
Level: 50  
Gigantamax: Yes  
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe  
Jolly Nature  
- Close Combat  
- Surging Strikes  
- Poison Jab  
- U-turn  

Zoroark (M) @ Focus Sash  
Ability: Illusion  
Level: 50  
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe  
Timid Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk  
- Night Daze  
- Burning Jealousy  
- Sludge Bomb  
- Protect  

Runerigus (M) @ Colbur Berry  
Ability: Wandering Spirit  
Level: 50  
EVs: 252 HP / 116 Atk / 16 Def / 124 SpD  
Relaxed Nature  
IVs: 0 Spe  
- Poltergeist  
- Earthquake  
- Bulldoze  
- Trick Room

Reuniclus @ Life Orb  
Ability: Overcoat  
Level: 50  
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD  
Quiet Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe  
- Expanding Force  
- Energy Ball  
- Shadow Ball  
- Trick Room  

Corviknight-Gmax @ Weakness Policy  
Ability: Mirror Armor  
Level: 50  
EVs: 140 HP / 180 Atk / 20 Def / 4 SpD / 164 Spe  
Adamant Nature  
IVs: 0 SpA  
- Brave Bird  
- Iron Head  
- Tailwind  
- Roost
Sand Rush Excadrill in Trick Room? Huh.
Yeah ikr that’s why I didn’t think about it in my new team tbh
The main issue I have with the new team you commented is that you have two Pokemon that set and take advantage of trick room, and then 3 max speed mons and a relatively fast Corviknight. Additionally, there are so many strong ghost and dark type moves right now that you'll be pretty much forced to lead with Togekiss if you want to set trick room safely, and than you've got a super fast togekiss in trick room. I'd suggest getting rid of either Reuniclus or Runerigus and replacing it with a Trick Room sweeper that actually does good damage like Glastrier, and either changing Togekiss to a more bulky support variant (yawn, helping hand, etc.) or giving Zoroark fake tears, since you could give people a big surprise if you lead Runerigius + Togekiss and people expect follow me + trick room but you fake tears as zoroark + dazzling gleam.

Also, Celesteela is better than Corvinkight in practically every way.