Typically, he always uses the fireball jutsu while standing. When he jumped, he usually used the phoenix flower jutsu so the fire would "rain down" on the enemy.
But I agree, they could've made the fireball jutsu his R1, and given him another skill chip for phoenix flower jutsu, similar to Uzumaki Barrage, pressing R1+R2 while in midair. --- If murder were legal, I'd play the genocide game. Transformers DS Community: Zeus