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I've recently gotten into pokemon and have attempted to build a couple of teams and I completed my first one without any big gaping flaws, but it still feels as though there is one. Are there any problems with the team (pasted down below with explanations for each one) and improvements I can make, I would appreciate it and thank you in advance.

Barley (Slither Wing) @ Black Belt
Ability: Protosynthesis
Shiny: Yes
Tera Type: Fighting
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Naughty Nature
- Close Combat
- Wild Charge
- Leech Life
- Flare Blitz
I just started with one of my favourite pokemon that was also pretty strong and decided to make him my all out attacker, close combat as the main damage, wild charge to damage water and flying types, leech life for recovery, and flare blitz to deal with Grass types (the rest of my team doesn't fare too well with them). Tera fighting to increase its power and its the same reason I chose black belt. Being weak to fairy, fire, flying, and psychic, I decided to pick a rock electric type to counter the fire and flying weaknesses, leading to my second pokemon, Iron Thorns.

Cyborg Linus (Iron Thorns) @ Loaded Dice
Ability: Quark Drive
Tera Type: Normal
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Impish Nature
- Thunder Punch
- Iron Defense
- Rock Blast
- Ice Fang
I wanted iron thorns to be a tank, as it already had a pretty high defense stat, which is why I cranked up the defense EVs and sent the tera type to normal as it has the smallest amounts of weaknesses. I chose Thunder Punch and Ice Fang to make the targets flinch, freeze, or get paralyzed while still doing a decent amount of damage, iron defense to increase its tanking abilities and rock blast to counter flying and fire. Iron Thorns was still weak to fighting, grass, ground, and water, so I chose Gyarados, as it hard counters ground and is okay against fighting and water. I also chose loaded dice to boost Rock Blasts capabilities.

Peanuts (Gyarados) (M) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
Shiny: Yes
Tera Type: Ground
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Crunch
- Stone Edge

I basically just stole this moveset from MrKensa because I realized it was god tier. Assault vest because there isn't a need to boost Gyarados's already good Attack, SpD to make him super tanky. Tera Ground to surprise electric types and an offensive moveset of Waterfall, Earthquake, Crunch, and Stone Edge to cover weaknesses and such. Gyarados was weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock.

The next two pokemon were added to cover the weaknesses of all of the other pokemon combined. Currently uncovered weaknesses are Electric, Ice, Rock, Grass, Ground, Fairy, and Psychic meaning there needs to be a Fairy steel type to deal with ice, and fairy, while also hard countering dragon, leading to me adding Tinkaton.

Pins (Tinkaton) @ Leftovers
Ability: Mold Breaker
Shiny: Yes
Tera Type: Ghost
EVs: 252 HP / 84 Atk / 172 SpD
Careful Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Knock Off
- Gigaton Hammer
- Draining Kiss

Tinkaton is a supporting pokemon leading me to add Knock Off and Stealth Rock. Gigaton Hammer is too good to pass up and I made her a Ghost Tera Type to cover unchecked weaknesses. I added Draining Kiss for recovery and to counter weaknesses. 252 HP to keep them alive, same with 172 SpD leaving 84 for Atk to boost Gigaton Hammer. She is weak to Fire and Ground, which are pretty well dealt with (Cyborg Theo and Peanuts both deal with fire and Barley and Peanuts dealing with Ground.) Having two slots left, my weakest typing matchups was Electric, Fairy, Fire, Ghost, Psychic, Rock, and Water, leading to me adding Gengar and Slowbro.

Chlorine (Gengar) (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Cursed Body
Tera Type: Ghost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Shadow Ball
- Sludge Bomb
- Giga Drain

As a special attacker, I set SpA to max and Speed as well of course. I gave him Life Orb to increase his damage further and Nasty Plot to setup for Shadow Ball. Sludge Bomb is to cover the weaknesses and Giga Drain as recovery.

Copper (Slowbro) (F) @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Oblivious
Shiny: Yes
Tera Type: Water
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Surf
- Slack Off
- Body Press
- Earthquake

Tera Water to boost its stats, Surf to do major damage, Slack Off to be annoying and heal up, Body Press to take advantage of the natural bulkiness of Slowbro, and Earthquake to cover weaknesses.

I've continuously changed this team for a while and it still feels like there is a big weakness to it, but there aren't any obvious ones I can spot. If you can give suggestions, I thank you in advance and I would appreciate it.

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I can rate this later today, but one thing is that you describe Garchomp having Dragon Rush while it has Body Slam.

Edit: There are 5 UU Pokemon on this team, and one OU. You may want to change Garchomp (OU) for something in UU, and make the whole team UU.
my mistake with the garchomp and I was considering changing out garchomp, but I couldn't find any good alternatives. Ting-Lu seemed ok since it was also ground and covered the ghost weakness but its also OU. I really needed a ground type to cover for Gyarados, Tinkaton being the only other pokemon that covered it.
Would it be OK if I changed Garchomp to a similar-role UU Pokémon to make the whole team UU?
smol edit but i feel that slither wing could instead of a black belt use a choice scarf to help with it's middling speed and bulk and replace BU with Wild Charge. other than that i like it. Also tinkaton seems to be a speedy attacker, so i would use life orb or focus sash. also gyarados would appreciate tera ground to help with the electric weakness and powering up EQs. if you want you can use one of my sets right here:
Gyarados @ Assault Vest
Ability: Moxie
Tera Type: Ground
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful/Adamant Nature
- Crunch
- Earthquake
- Waterfall
- Stone Edge
(edit: i forgor to mention that hurricane isn't good as it is a physical attacker, usually it goes without flying stab)

wait this is too long. quickly before the character limit runs out, remember as a uu garchomp replacement you can use
Feel free to find other pokemon but I was considering Salamence as a replacement and Slowbro

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