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⚔ (Zacian-Crowned) @ Rusted Sword
Ability: Intrepid Sword
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Behemoth Blade
- Crunch
- Play Rough
- Swords Dance

(Dragapult) (F) @ Choice Band
Ability: Infiltrator
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Dragon Darts
- Psychic Fangs
- Phantom Force
- Flamethrower

(Slurpuff) (F) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Play Rough
- Sticky Web
- Belly Drum
- Drain Punch

virgin boi (Necrozma-Dusk-Mane) @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Prism Armor
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Sunsteel Strike
- Autotomize
- Earthquake
- Psychic Fangs

(Marshadow) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Acrobatics
- Shadow Sneak
- Spectral Thief
- Close Combat

emo horse girl (Calyrex-Shadow) @ Life Orb
Ability: As One (Spectrier)
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Astral Barrage
- Future Sight
- Expanding Force
- Mud Shot

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Why so many Sashes?
Mud Shot Horsie?

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Zacian

Perfect set, no changes needed.


Dragapult

Why would you use it in AG if there are other better 'mons? There is already C-Shadow for you as a ghost type. You might need a defogger or SR setter, so I will suggest you to replace it with Ho-oh. It is a great support for your team.

Ho-Oh @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 244 HP / 8 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
- Defog
- Sacred Fire
- Whirlwind / Thunder Wave
- Roost


Slurpuff

Why Belly Drum + Focus Sash? Belly Drum works only if the HP is more than half, and it cuts off half of its HP. Focus Sash works only when it has full HP. First of all, it is not viable in AG. Xerneas is much more better as Geomancy setter.

Xerneas @ Power Herb
Ability: Fairy Aura
EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Geomancy
- Moonblast
- Thunder
- Focus Blast / Substitute


Necrozma DM

Your set is great, except Psychic Fangs < Photon Geyser. It is physical if Atk stat is more than SpA. If you want it to be a dynamax sweeper, you can run Psychic Fangs also. 120 Spe EVs are enough to outspeed Jolly Zacian and Timid C-Shadow after one Autotomize.

Necrozma-Dusk-Mane @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Prism Armor
EVs: 136 HP / 252 Atk / 120 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Autotomize
- Photon Geyser / Psychic Fangs
- Sunsteel Strike
- Earthquake


Marshadow

Run Life Orb instead of Sash, though it's your wish to run either (Life Orb helps in OHKOing instead of doing a 2HKO). Acrobatics doesn't cover many 'mons except Pheromosa, which I guess isn't common. Replace it with Rock Tomb to hit Ho-Oh or Bulk Up to raise your attack and defense.

Marshadow @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Poltergeist / Spectral Thief
- Close Combat
- Shadow Sneak
- Rock Tomb / Bulk Up


Calyrex-Shadow

Mud Shot, Future Sight and Expanding force are not viable. Mud shot has very low power, and Calyrex already has high speed. Future Sight is useless when a Dark type switches in. Expanding force is outclassed by Psyshock / Psychic. Draining Kiss might be an option to hit Yveltal. Nasty Plot to rise SpA to peak. For that, you can run Sash.

Calyrex-Shadow @ Life Orb
Ability: As One (Spectrier)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Astral Barrage
- Nasty Plot
- Psyshock
- Draining Kiss

Pokepaste link: https://pokepast.es/6f4c11ab3fc4eba9

Hope this helps :)

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The Pokemon choices aren't bad, but the moves are not fully optimal. Firstly, Modest Calyrex-S is non-existent. Zacian-C's recommended nature is Adamant on analyses as well. Xerneas no longer requires Focus Blast, it can use Substitute to stall out NDM's Dynamax turns, or to make non-Gyro Ball Ferrothorn set-up bait. Psychic Fangs > Photon Geysers as a Dynamax sweeper because Photon Geyser is always special as Max Mindstorm, compared to physical Max Mindstorm from base Psychic Fangs. Focus Sash Marshadow is the WORST set for it as you told, but why Poison Jab / Thunder Punch / Blake Kick though, when a neutral Bulk Up boosted STAB hits harder? Also, there is no DarkCeus in Galar, meaning Pollen Puff is useless. Draining Kiss is much much better.
I think Marshadow should always have Life Orb, Focus Sash should not be an option. Because of this, Spectral Thief should be replaced by Poltergeist, and as Frozen Inferno said, BU is normally better in the last slot, but Ice Punch is also a viable alternative for hitting Zygarde. Adamant Nature is perfectly fine on Zacian-C, especially on more bulky spreads.
Expanding force needs Psychic Terrain (correct me if I am wrong)
Yeah it's kinda wrong. Expanding force only has the benifit of double power in psychic terrain but it works otherwise.
Thanks, I've imported sets from smogon for all except NDM. And Smogon recommends Close Combat instead of Crunch, as it isn't a good C-Shadow counter.

Also, I forgot to replace Sash with Life Orb in its set, I already mentioned above the set.