I prefer moves with accuracy over moves with power. What's the point of having a powerful move if it can't even hit your opponent? So I prefer flamethrower over fire blast, ice beam over blizzard, thunderbolt over thunder only if you don't use the rain dance combo and surf over hydro pump.Some friends and I argued about which was best, Flamethrower or Fire Blast.
I think Flamethrower is better, as it has 100% accuracy and 15-24 in PP, while Fire Blast has bad Accuracy and 5-8 in PP.
So which one is the best? Discuss.
Also, Thunderbolt VS Thunder, Ice Beam VS Blizzard and Surf VS Hydro Pump would be something more. (and I know the Rain Dance + Thunder combo)