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Platinum's Empoleon

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Empoleon, as a {{p|Piplup}}, was given to {{adv|Platinum}} by [[Professor Rowan]] along with two other Pokémon. When Platinum started her journey, she chose Piplup as her starter Pokémon and let her out of her [[Poké Ball]].
Later, at [[Oreburgh City]], Platinum was attacked by a group of wild {{p|Kricketot}} and {{p|Kricketune}}, forcing Piplup to defend her. Despite her best efforts, Piplup is unable to defeat them entirely, which deals a huge blow to her pride. In an attempt to regain her self-respect, Piplup trains with [[Chimler]] and [[Tru]] to prepare for Platinum's upcoming Gym battle against [[Roark]]. The next day, Piplup faces off against [[Roark's CranidoCranidos]]s at the Oreburgh Gym, but is hurt by a powerful {{m|Shock Wave}} and it forced to be sent back. After [[Platinum's Rapidash|Ponyta]] falls to Roark's {{p|Onix}}, Piplup is sent back out and quickly defeats it with a {{type|Water}} attack. With some advice from {{adv|Diamond}} and {{adv|Pearl}}'s comedy routine, Platinum commands Piplup to use {{m|Water Pulse}}, which confuses {{p|Cranidos}} and causes it to knock itself out, giving Platinum the victory and Piplup regains her pride.
Later, in another training session for Platinum's next Gym battle, Piplup, along with Chimler and Tru, evolve into their next stages. Later, {{p|Prinplup}}, along with {{p|Ponyta}}, faces [[Gardenia]] in Platinum's Gym battle. After Ponyta is quickly defeated, Prinplup faces Gardenia's Pokémon alone and manages to beat them with a super effective {{m|Blizzard}}, giving Platinum her second win.