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In ''[[PS360|Great Gible]]'', it is revealed that Prinplup evolved into an {{p|Empoleon}}.
 
In ''[[PS365|Crafty Carnivine]]'', Empoleon is picked as Platinum's first choice in her battle against [[Crasher Wake]] and his {{p|Floatzel}}. The two exchange a few blows before moving the battle to the waters. Empoleon manages to easily beat Floatzel with a {{m|Vacuum Wave}} and then goes up against {{p|Quagsire}}. The two fire Blizzard at each other and it appears to be even, but due to tiring herself out from the last battle Quagsire overpowers her and wins, knocking her out.
 
In ''[[PS372|Mirages of Mismagius I]]'', Empoleon participated in Platinum's next Gym battle and faces [[Fantina]]'s {{TP|Fantina|Drifblim}}. Empoleon manages to win by freezing its {{m|Ominous Wind}} with Blizzard, which spread to Drifblim and froze it. She then fought {{p|Mismagius}} and lost quickly due to its illusion powers. In ''[[PS374|Brash Bronzong I]]'', when Platinum goes to find her kidnapped father, she uses Empoleon against the Gym Leader [[Byron]], who she believed to be the perpetrator. Empoleon manages to damage Byron's two {{p|Bronzong}} but is defeated by a {{m|Payback}} attack.
[[File:Platinum Prinplup Contest.png|thumb|right|200px|As a Prinplup after winning a Super Contest]]
In ''[[PS387|Striking Out Snover]]'', Empoleon participated in Platinum's battle against [[Candice]], fighting against her {{p|Snover}}. With a powerful {{m|Metal Claw}} Empoleon quickly defeats Snover, but is soon knocked out by Snover's {{m|Seed Bomb}} which it fired earlier, resulting in a tie.
 
In ''[[PS405|Shorting Out Electivire]]'', when Platinum was trying to convince [[Volkner]] to train her, [[Maylene]], and Candice, Empoleon fought against his {{p|Raichu}}. Even though she managed to trap it in ice with Blizzard, Raichu managed to free itself with a [[Berry]] and defeated Empoleon with {{m|Thunderbolt}}. After Volkner accepts, Empoleon battled his {{p|Electivire}} and manages to win, earning Platinum her final [[Badge]].
 
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[[File:Platinum and Empoleon.png|thumb|left|150px|Empoleon and Platinum]]
In ''[[PS419|Getting the Drop on Gallade I]]'', Empoleon participated in Platinum's [[Battle Castle]] challenge and fought against {{FB|Castle Valet|Darach}} and his {{p|Gallade}}. Empoleon uses her speed to get behind Gallade and hold him still, but he extends his blades behind him and deals heavy damage, making Platinum recall her. She is later switched back in to fight his {{p|Houndoom}} and defeats it with a {{m|Hydro Pump}}. After that {{p|Staraptor}} is called out and after a tiring battle Empoleon beats it with Blizzard. She is then switched back in again and later called out to finishes off the {{m|Attract}}-inflicted Gallade with {{m|Drill Peck}}, giving Platinum her first {{gdis|Battle Frontier|IV}} win.
 
In ''[[PS424|Exit Empoleon]]'', Empoleon fought in Platinum's [[Battle Arcade]] challenge. During the battle against [[Arcade Star Dahlia]], Platinum and Dahlia had to switch Pokémon due to the roulette, meaning Empoleon and Platinum's other Pokémon were forced to fight against their {{pkmn|Trainer}}. Although both sides were reluctant at first, both Platinum and her Pokémon manage to fight at their full strength, which eventually ended with Platinum as the victor.
 
When Platinum went to challenge the {{OBPgdis|Battle Factory|Generation IV}} in ''[[PS426|Softening Up Kakuna]]'', she sent Empoleon and her other Pokémon to search for [[Looker]] on [[Stark Mountain]], who had gone missing. They soon return, heavily injured and exhausted with a similarly injured Looker and [[Buck]].
 
In ''[[PS439|The Final Dimensional Duel IX]]'', Empoleon appeared once more during the battle against [[Charon]] inside the [[Distortion World]]. During the battle it was revealed that Platinum's whole [[party]] had caught [[Pokérus]] through her three new Pokémon, powering them up.
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