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Like Detect and Protect or Leer and Tail Whip.

How similar do they have to be? Leer doesn't do the exact same thing as tail whip as it doesn't affect soundproof Pokemon (unless the user has mold breaker) while tail whip will always affect soundproof Pokemon.
I think they mean the moves have to DO the same thing. Ergo, they have the same effect in the end. Tail Whip and Leer both lower the targets Defense by one stage with no modifiers added in the end, so they're the same.

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Bulbapedia has a handy article on all move variations right here. I hate to just stick a link here and call it a day, but the list is way too long and detailed to put here, so you'd be better off checking out the link.

Hope I could help!

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A non-lazy person like Scep would never do that.
You're probably right. But I'm not Sep, so I put that instead.