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I know Delphox is a special attacker, but Power-Up Punch would help protect Delphox from Dark Types. Shadow Ball however protects Delphox from Ghost Types and other Phycic Types.

There is no way to make power-up punch decent on a delphox without completely ruining the delphox.
It's base power is too low and it has no STAB, and even the attack bonus will not make it really powerful.

If you are scaired of dark types, dazzling gleam (fairy is also supereffective on dark), if you have more problems with ghost and psychic, shadowball. Just depends on what the rest of your team needs
Delphox can't learn Dazzling Gleam in Pokemon Y. :(

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It depends if your willing to put some EVs into Delphox because of its pitiful Attack Stat.

Power-Up Punch doesn't have the best base damage and since Delphox's Attack stat isn't great the move still won't be as good even after a few uses

Try Low Kick if you want a fighting type attack because it's damage depends on the foe's weight


Dazzling Gleam as it can use Delphox's Sp. A stat

Here is a good set for Delphox that goes with your needs:

Delphox @ Life Orb
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Calm Mind
- Shadow Ball
- Dazzling Gleam
- Flamethrower

Agreed just use Dazzling Gleam.
I did not know Delphox could learn either of those moves honestly, I guess I'm that stupid, so thanks, Dazzling Gleam sounds like the perfect choice. :) Thanks!
Delphox can't learn Dazzling Gleam in Y, only in Omega Ruby and Alpha Saphire. I:(
So much for that.