At the Snowbound Lodge, Platinum puts on her winter clothing. While looking out the window, she notices Maylene running through the snow with her Pokémon. After meeting with her and getting reacquainted, Platinum travels with Maylene who is going to go meet up with Candice.
After a bit of traveling the two arrive at the Snowpoint Gym, and after solving the snowball puzzle Candice and Platinum meet and begin their battle. Platinum sends out her Empoleon while Candice sends out her Snover. Platinum suddenly gains the lead by knocking it out with one attack.