(ugh kinda ninja'd)
I'd rather have strict equivalents if only because having every possible related move would get very messy very quickly:
eg with Flame Charge, you'd have not only Flamethrower and Fire Blast, but also Lava Plume, Overheat, Heat Wave? plus, stuff like Flare Blitz, Fire Punch and Fire Fang are arguably even more 'related' because they're physical fire attacks, as opposed to special ones. sorry, I don't mean to throw anyone under the bus, but if you're looking for alternatives to use on a single poke, it's quite likely you'd be focusing on one attacking stat imo!
Originally Posted by Fat op
Or do you guys want us to also list more reliable/power alternatives
just to clarify, is it an either/ or choice between the two, or would you consider listing both kinds of related moves?
Originally Posted by Fat TheMantyke
As an example, I'll use Flame Charge. Since its primary purpose isn't to attack the opponent, I wouldn't even mention Flamethrower or Fire Blast, but instead mention options like Agility, Rock Polish, and Gear Shift.
how would you define "primary purpose" though, especially for moves that are used both for coverage and their secondary effect, like Fiery Dance and Charge Beam?