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I realized that normal Pokémon can’t really keep up in higher Elos so here’s the Improved version.

Zacian-Crowned @ Rusted Sword
Ability: Intrepid Sword
Tera Type: Flying
EVs: 252 ATK / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly / Adamant
-Close Combat/Sacred Sword
-Behemoth Blade
-Play Rough
-Wild Charge/Swords Dance
Zacian-C doesn’t need too much setup to sweep teams. You can take swords Dance, but it will limit your coverage slightly. It’s not a vital part of Zacian’s Set though. Sacred Sword is my go-to because defensive mons can wall Zacian if they get too many boosts, and because the Def/SpD drops aren’t really worth it for Zacian. Behemoth Blade is the best Steel move it gets (Iron head flinch is too risky to rely on.). Play Rough is here for the same reason. It’s literally the only good fairy stab it learns. Wild charge is useful for coverage, but like I said, it’s not necessary.

Tapu Koko @ Electric Seed
Ability: Electric Surge
Tera Type: Bug
EVs: 252 ATK / 252 Spe / 4 HP
Nature: Adamant
-Wild Charge
-U-Turn/Nature’s Madness

Tapu Koko is (I think) Usually a support mon, having moves like Light Screen, Reflect, Defog, Substitute, Roost, etc.. But it also has a pretty decent Attack of 115. With a.. well pretty mediocre 359 speed it doesn’t our speed much, but that’s why it has the Elec Seed. It should survive a hit hopefully, then use agility, then sweep.
U-Turn is for Scouting, and in case a Steelix or something comes along. Acrobatics should be max power when it switches in iirc. Wild Charge is better than T-Bolt. You COULD use Thunder Punch if you really don’t want recoil, but that’s quite weak.

Calyrex-Shadow @ Focus Sash
Ability: As One (Unnerve + Grim Neigh)
Tera Type: Dark
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 HP / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
-Astral Barrage
-Giga Drain
-Dark Pulse

Calyrex-S really is only countered by moms with a dark/Ghost move. Tera Type Dark fixes this issue. Astral Barrage is always gonna be on Calyrex as it’s the best ghost move in the game (debatably outside of spectral thief). Psychic is another STAB that is probably better than Psyshock, but they both have Pros and Cons. Giga Drain probably seems pretty unorthodox, but it’s useful for HP recovery, as at ful hp focus sash activated even if it was already used in the battle. Also checks Rhyperior’s With stealth rock and Spikes.
Dark Pulse is for coverage.

Koraidon @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Orichalcum Pulse
Tera Type: Steel
EVs: 252 ATK / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
-Collision Course
-Flare Blitz
-Zen Headbutt/Iron Head

Koraidon is decently fast, but still gets outsped by Zacian-C, Ties with Chien-Pao, Outsped by Alakazam-M etc.. That’s why we have the Scarf.
Collision Course is way better than Close Combat because A.) No Stat drops and B.) Does 1.33x damage stacked onto the already 2x damage it would do if it’s super effective.
Outrage is really easy to counter, but it’s way better than dragon claw. Dragon claw is just too weak to be any good.
Flare blitz is coverage + Hyperpowered thanks to its ability setting up sun.
Zen headbutt/iron head is just extra coverage.

Glimmora @ Focus Sash
Ability: Toxic Debris
Tera Type: Unsure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
-Stealth Rock
-Mortal Spin

Glimmora is really solid because it can be both a setup Pokémon or an attacker. It has a lot of both. This set is setup only though.
Spikes & Stealth Rock need no explanation. Great hazards. Mortal spin is just better defog. Memento is for threats that can hit really hard.
Focus Sash > Leftovers becaus this things has to hit threats with memento when it needs to (ex. Against Koraidon.).

Darkrai @ Heavy - Duty Boots
Ability: Bad Dreams
Tera Type: Steel or Fire
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Hasty
-Dark Pulse
-Brick Break

Haze is a necessary part of this team. It can destroy setup teams and ruins hatterene setups. Dark Pulse is a main attack in case of taunt. Brick break isn’t for attacking, it’s only to break screens.
Will-O-Wisp is just a great move overall. Burn is one of the best status’s to have when your using it on an opponent.

Tera Steel is probably best on Glimmora. Zen Headbutt / Iron Head could probably be replaced by U-Turn on Koraidon. The set on Tapu-Koko is very weird, and besides Koko doesn't have any synergy with this team. The Darkrai and Caly S set are weird too. These are just problems I see with this team, btw, but I don't think Darkrai is very good in this Natdex AG

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This team has some confusing choices, especially that darkrai set but is pretty ok.here’s what I’d change though:

Koraiden set is pretty good I’d say that go with iron head to hit fairy types BUT You should also consider adding U-turn so you can safely chip and bring in a different Pokémon if you need to.

This set isn’t that great, you’re trying to make a offensive Pokémon play defensively, which isn’t good, if you want a Pokémon that can stay safe from boosted Pokémon pick up quagsire or Skeldirge if you want something to remove screens use psychic fangs chien pao or raging bull tauros.
Here’s a example of a unaware mom
Skeledirge @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Unaware
Tera Type: Fairy
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
- Torch Song
- Will-O-Wisp
- Hex
- Slack Off
a screen remover Pokémon

Chien-Pao @ Heavy-Duty Boots or choice band
Ability: Sword of Ruin
Tera Type: Dark
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Crunch
- Sucker Punch
- Psychic Fangs
- Ice Spinner

Tapu koko

That Tapu koko set is wack, Tapu koko isn’t really likely to live a hit, so it’s best function is as a offensive terrain setter or a screen setter, Here are the smogon sets for both

Terrain setter

Tapu Koko @ Terrain Extender
Ability: Electric Surge
Tera Type: Grass
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Thunderbolt
- U-turn
- Grass Knot
- Roost

Dual Screens

Tapu Koko @ Light Clay
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Light Screen
- Reflect
- U-turn
- Taunt

Everything else is fine. Hope I helped.