i tend to not use those "strong" attacks that deal back damage to the user, so ive never understood why people want flareblitz when blaze kick could work well without the negative of damaging poor flareon.
Because Flare Blitz does considerably more damage than Flare Blitz. It would be a waste of Flareon's tremendous Attack (which is even more tremendous with Guts) to not use Flare Blitz if it was available.
Though if Blaze Kick had something else going for it, like priority or an unusually high chance to cause a burn, it might be picked over Flare Blitz. --- The official Quick Man of every board. http://i.imgur.com/kgk3sk0.gif?1 I'm still faster than Sonic.