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By wide amount of moves I mean (for example) Typhlosion can learn Solar Beam, a grass type move.

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This is a little more thurough than you requested, but I think it's importiant info for your overall choice.

It’s high speed and has high and equal attack and special attack stats. However, it has low defense, special defense, and HP. Although it can’t learn a ton of good Special Attack moves, there a few. There also are loads of physical attack options.
Attack: Earthquake, Brick Break, Iron Tail, Shadow Claw, Stone Edge, Rock Slide, Poison Jab, U-Turn, Close Combat, Flare Blitz
Special Attack: Solar Beam, Flamethrower

It’s stats favor the Special Attack stat. It also is fast, although it has low HP and Defense comparatively. Its’ moves also have a little variation, but overall the number of favorable moves is depleted.
Attack: Rock Slide, Shadow Claw, Earthquake, and Brick Break
Special Attack: Solar Beam, Flamethrower, Focus Blast, and Eruption

Overall, I'd go with Infernape because of the better move selection compared with the stats. Typhlosion's moves don't complement the stats.

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TYPHLOSION!! INFERNAPE IS NOT NEARLY AS GOOD! Typhlosion has better attacks like eruption and Infernape has bad attacks with big drawbacks like flare blitz. Infernape has a better move choices though. But Typhlosion can learn many more damage dealing Fire attacks by leveling up. Infernape has 1 more weakness than Typhlosion, too. Infernape has 6 not very effective moves to it and Typhlosion has 5. Infernape is more Physical while Typhlosion is more special attack. Typhlosion is a plain Fire type while Infernape is Fire/Fighting. However, Typhlosion can learn many fighting attacks, too, it just would not get STAB. Congrats on your Typhlosion and Infernapes!!!
Here are my recommended moves for the Two:

Infernape: Attack: Earthquake, Close Combat, Iron Tail, Stone Edge, Poison Jab, Brick Break, Dig, Shadow Claw, Rock Climb
Special Attack: Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Focus Blast, Solarbeam, Overheat

Typhlosion: Attack: Dig, Earthquake, Shadow Claw, Brick Break, Rock Slide
Special Attack: Fire Blast, Flamethrower, Solarbeam, Focus Blast, Overheat, Eruption, Lava Plume, Swift

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You can teach it Blast Burn though.