Peanutty wrote:And I don't use pythons or snails in any of my Tournament teams so not sure which boss or strategy you're looking at that requires them, which makes it harder to suggest a replacement.
A common chi-chi strategy is 2-3x snails (take less dmg because critters, lots of mitigation). The one I cooked up involves oozes though, and the OP states they don't want to use those either, heh. Within that strat, there are other choices to be made... there are a handful of different oozes, and you can look at which abilities the oozes use and try to find something that does similar things. You might be able to get away with using a Maggot/larva/Mr. Grubbs, which continues the Ooze/slime/etc's Acidic Goo 25% buff ability, and adds in a Burrow instead of the additional buff Corrosion the oozes have (but that's tricky with Chichi, because he heals). I can't really stand by that sub as I haven't playtested it, but on paper it might work. For chichi, I've seen a few people reference the Elwynn/Black Lamb as well, and a Howl Bomb team is in the discussion as always.
There are lots (and lots, and LOTS!) of different combinations you can use to beat the tournament. I'd recommend looking for guides that explain their thought process in their choices, rather than just long lists of numbers and pet names. When you learn the mechanics of the fight it makes swaps a lot easier. In many cases, a Darkmoon Zeppelin can be used in place of the Pandaren Dragonling, but many people use the Zep too, and as a strat writer it's far less helpful to write a strat involving 2+ of the same pet so for the most part you won't see somebody reference Zepx2.