I'll put it this way, if your gunshy about missing in singles go Flamethrower over Fire blast. If your playing doubles/triples go heatwave, or if your using a Malimar you can roll with Overheat.
The dragon dance idea isn't bad, especially if you forgo air slash for earthquake, as his attack is still useable and earthquake crushes a lot of Potential counters. Air slash is mostly for fighting types or for luck hax in a pinch.
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