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Old November 8th, 2006 (9:01 PM).
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    I'm just curious to know, which explains this thread..

    In the shows, I've seen a almost overdose of Flamethrowers whenever there's a battle involving a fire type..

    what about Fire Spin? In one episode, I remembered Vulpix unleashing a really strong fire spin..

    so which one do you guys think is better?
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    Fire spin goes for too long and is too weak..My vote goes to Flamethrower x3
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      In the case of the anime, for the times I've seen it used, Fire Spin always looked a lot more devastating than Flamethrower. Yet in the games, Flamethrower is a more powerful and effective move since it deals out more damage with just one hit. Fire Spin does very little damage, but over a period of up to five (?) turns.

      I personally like the look of Fire Spin more than Flamethrower. But when it comes to sheer power, Flamethrower would get my vote. So I'm kinda stuck between the two. X3

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        I'll say Flamethrower. Fire Spin isn't that storng, I don'y think.
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          You should have made this a poll.

          For me it has to be flamethrower as it is more effective in battling purposes as well as looking great in th t.v shows.
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          Old November 10th, 2006 (4:32 PM).
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            Fire Spin is awesome XD It's like,Whirlpool only more firey.
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            Old November 10th, 2006 (8:04 PM).
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            Well sweeties, in the anime, Fire Spin seemed more devastating, but in the games, Flamethrower is more powerful in the games, while Fire Spin does a little damage after each turn for 5 turns. So I have to say Flamethrower, sweeties.

            But hey, Fire Spin maybe be weak in the games now, but in the color generation, it was an annoying life saver! XD I took down a level 100 Poliwrath just using Fire Spin in Pokémon Yellow. XD!
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              IN the anime Fire Spin is used a powerful move. I think now the pokemon that is sporting Fire Spin is May's Combustkin. It being used as super powerful move. Flamethrower is just a regular fire move that is just mid level attack.

              Personity I go with the games and and go with Flamethrower. It is the best fire attack to use in a battle. It is reliable as in it rarely misses and is powerful. No negative side effects like Overheat and it useage is high. Only Heat Wave can come close to its power but I perfer Flamethrower on my Charizard any other day of the week.
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                It was nice reading all the interesting posts..
                anyways, I think that flamethower is useful only when you fight with an opponent that is either about the same level as you, or when an opponent is of a lower level..

                But when you battle with a pokemon that is of a much higher level, I think the long lasting effects of Fire Spin will help a lot..
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                Old November 11th, 2006 (6:16 AM). Edited November 12th, 2006 by joyce : the fluffy pirate~.
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                  Like the most of you guys said , Fire Spin is far more stronger in the anime then when you use it in one of the games.. Unless you have a big fat high-level opponent or that you want to annoy your friend when your having a linking battle , then I'd pick Flamethrower..

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                    Flamethrower, it`s more useful in the games.
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                    In the anime and manga Fire Spin has more of a damage impact which could be devastating. But in the games Fire Spin has of a lesser power. Which it does of a Sandstorm based damage for a few turns. If Fire Spin was the way it was in the Kanto generation games,when it prevented Pokemon from attacking it would have had ore of a edge. Epically when it was combining with Toxic to end battles. But now in the modern games, Flamethrower wins for which is better overall.
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                      I prefer to Flamethrower because flamethrower is more powerful than Fire spin.
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                        yeah, unfortunately, moves used in the anime aren't as strong as they deem to be in the game.

                        considering the changes to the games that D/P has made thus far, like the new physical/special system, maybe GameFreak will implement a function in the following games that would make certain forms of pokemon better at using certain moves. for instance, the power of fire spin would be increased whenever a vulpix uses it, but a ninetails would be more powerful using flamethrower. that would make the game even MORE realistic.
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                          Flamethrower of course. Both have advantages; use Thrower for direct attacking, Spin for trapping so that Toxic, Leech Seed etc can be more effective. I remember having one trapping Houndoom with Toxic and Spin, and another all out offensive one with Thrower and Crunch.
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                          Old November 14th, 2006 (8:21 PM). Edited November 14th, 2006 by Otter Mii-kun.
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                            While both moves appear equally damaging in the anime, in the games, Fire Spin isn't much good execpt to trap (especially in the 1st Generation) slower opponents temporarily (for up to 5 turns).
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                              Flamethrower is much better. Fire Spin is bland in the game, and it makes no sense why Charizard had it as it's final move.
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                                My vote goes to Flamethrower. (What a drag)
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                                  It depends on the situation. If you've got Latias or Raikou on the hand, Fire Spin is your best bet. Then again, the latter can just use Roar and you're on the road again.

                                  In battle, Fire Spin is good if you have an opponent who has a switching fetish, but in terms of sheer power you'll want Flamethrower. Good thing it's a TM, too (as of Ruby and Sapphire).
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                                    Fire Spin is too weak...I prefer Flamethrower :D
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                                    Fire Spin is too weak...I prefer Flamethrower :D
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                                    But sometimes, well just sometimes firespin is very effective.
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                                      Flamethrower. Fire Spin is just a waste of time apart from maybe in the anime where it looks stronger.
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                                        I think Flamethrower is better. Because Fire Spin is too weak in the games. So Flamethrower is more useful.
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                                          My vote is on Fire Spin, it traps your opponent so they can't switch.

                                          If you want power, go for Fire Blast.

                                          Flamethrower is only good on Fire types because of STAB, but how many Fire types (barring starters/legendaries) are actually usable in the game?
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                                            yeah, unfortunately, moves used in the anime aren't as strong as they deem to be in the game.
                                            yeah.. remember the episode where Caterpie defeats TR and evolves into Metapod? Wow.. Imagine defeating an Ekans and Koffing with just *string shot* o_o such can never happen in the game~

                                            oops, I guess I went a lil' out of topic..
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