Originally Posted by Fat UPPERDECKER
Yeah, I really didn't think of that one :/ replacing Flamethrower over Surf. Thanks, Eppie.
I'm still considering another skill over Helping Hand since I've never used it even once. Any suggestions?
Yawn / Knock Off / Leer would be your best options for replacing Helping Hand.
Flamethrower is far more important than Surf as you'd hit your team mate too. Sooner or later the Surf will crit your team mate and your streak ends because you fainted your own Pokémon. I'm using a Octillery too as we speak with Water Spout / Flamethrower / Energy Ball / Ice Beam.