Blizzard+Psychic is definitely better than Blizzard+Surf, yes. ;[ The whole point of Blizzard is that it's almost as strong as STAB Surf while keeping "Goldon" coverage (though not OHKOs) and gaining Zapdos plus Eggy. Using them together is somewhat redundant. Likewise, using both STAB moves is redundant because you only need one for maximum strength and accuracy against neutral targets (particularly Tauros). Surf hits Zam and has more PP but Psychic has boss special drops.
Surf+Tbolt, Ice Beam+Psychic, Tbolt+Blizzard are the move combinations that make the most sense on Starmie. The coverage on Tbolt+Psychic is just terrible. Ice Beam > Blizzard with a STAB move since you don't need it for neutral power, just coverage and freeze cheese.
Originally Posted by Fat Dre89
I don't want to be one of those dickheads who is rude over video game opinions, but there is a lot wrong with this post.
Firstly, snorlax is stronger than tauros. Tauros has base 100 attack, snorlax has 110...
Regarding Cloyster, OHKOing Goldon isn't much of an accomplishment. Everything 2HKOs them at worst because of their garbo Special and type weaknesses. (Spoilers: This is also the primary reason nobody would use them if not for the threat of Zapdos.)
It's slower than most things and can't paralyze (or Agility) things on its own so Clamp, good as it is, isn't all that special. The only particular reason to let it take on Tauros/Snorlax is that it switches into Body Slam pretty decently and you don't mind dying because it sucks. Only real argument for Cloyster is Explosion; it still often trades. At best it's the Golem to Lapras' Rhydon, a generally inferior pokémon that explodes. Of course, I've always much preferred Rhydon too...
G/R are pretty questionable in Zapdos' absence. Sandslash is faster than Eggy, Chansey, Lapras. Swords Dance makes it more dangerous against a heavily paralyzed team. It survives an extra hit of most special attacks, which is a big deal because being slower than everything and getting 2HKOed by everything is not a recipe for success. Normal resist is good as a pivot, less so directly taking on Normals, but really it's hard countering Zapdos that makes the Rock typing worthwhile. They have other minor perks, just like say Persian or Dodrio have advantages over Tauros, but they're overall inferior and slow Grounds isn't the kind of thing you can feasibly double-up on in a team like fast Normals.
Kingler is totally not even the same thing because it's not even immune to T-Wave (and weak to Tbolt). ;(