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My frosmoth already has quilver dance bug buzz ice beam but since frosmoth gets no moves to handle fire types should I use hurricane or air slash I was considering Giga drain but then I'll be even weaker to fire thx :)

What do you want to do with this Frosmoth? Do you want to battle other people, the Battle Tower, in-game trainers, or something else?

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That's technically your opinion, but here is what I recommend:
Firstly, this is what Bulbapedia mentions

Hurricane deals damage and has a 30% chance of confusing the target. Hurricane can hit non-adjacent targets in Triple Battles.
Hurricane can hit Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turns of Fly, Bounce, and Sky Drop.
When used during rain, Hurricane bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Dive. When used during harsh sunlight, it has an accuracy of 50%.

So what I would recommend is having a Pelipper, as your Pokemon to set up rain using it's Drizzle ability. Then you can have perfect accuracy for Hurricane. And if Hurricane having perfect accuracy is not good enough, the good things about using Pelipper is the fact that it has Drizzle, also now you have a Water type member on your team, so you can also counter Fire types.

Air Slash
Firstly, this is what Bulbapedia mentions

Air Slash inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch. It can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles

It is definitely a good move for Flinching with the high chance, but the downside to this is that Frosmoth's base speed is 65, which means that you would have to set up a Trick Room to be able to go first, and having 95% accuracy is definitely not good.

Overall, I would recommend Hurricane over Air Slash

I've hoped I've helped!

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You don't need TR with Quiver Dance. Pelipper is way better than using Rain Dance.
Pelipper has Drizzle which activates on switch in, which is much better than Rain Dance, thanks Y.
No problem i guess lol
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I would opt for Hurricane. While it does miss more, it has better base power than Air Slash, and can confuse an opponent. Air Slash's flinch chance is solid, but I generally prefer Hurricane on Pokemon. When Frosmoth Dynamaxes, Hurricane yields a higher base power Max Airstream, while being perfectly accurate.

So I would choose Hurricane, but you can use Air Slash if you're fearful of missing a lot.

Hope I helped!