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What is a good In-Game team for Platinum?

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-Six Pokemon are required and while legendaries can be suggested, do remember that many people do not like using them because of how easy it makes the game. You might also want to keep the starter.
-Moves are required for each Pokemon.
-You should make sure to take into account that some people cannot trade, nor do they want to use cheating devices such as AR. As such, suggesting Darkrai is not the best idea.
-Items, EVs, and Natures are not required.
-Please provide ample explanation.

asked Oct 14, 2012 by JirachiCelebiMew
I'm doing a Piplup-based team now.
Actually, never mind, I'm not doing a Piplup team for this.

15 Answers

4 votes

Pokemon Platinum

Torterra: Torterra, Luxray, Floatzel, Lucario, Rapidash, Gengar/Alakazam

Torterra: Wood-hammer, Earthquake, Crunch, Rock-climb

Wood-hammer for STAB as you can not get Seed-bomb until after the E-4 (Note you need a heart scale to remember Wood-hammer). Earthquake he learns by level up as soon as he becomes a Torterra(lvl.32), this provides excellent STAB. Crunch gives very important coverage against Lucian, who is the hardest of the E-4, which will prove very useful. Rock-climb is an HM but it can also confuse the target.

Luxray: Crunch, Thunder-fang/Thunderbolt, Iron-tail, Strength

You get Shinx very early in the game so a Luxray is easy to get. He has a very limited move pool, however he is still a valuable asset to the team thanks to his huge Attack stat. Crunch is for Lucian. Thunder-fang is his BEST PHYSICAL STAB(remember this is before Wild-charge), so Thunderbolt is an option but if you choose to get Gengar then it is better on him. Iron-tail is for some coverage. Strength is HM and neutral coverage. (Note: If you actually are willing to take the time to breed him then Fire/Ice-fang are options).

Floatzel: Surf, Ice-beam/Punch, Waterfall, Focus-blast/Brick break

Buizel comes in fast so this will be easy. I know TWO WATER MOVES but this is ingame and two HMs is more than worth it. Ice-beam/Ice-punch is IMPORTANT this is the guy who is going to take out your worst enemy CYTHIA'S GARCHOMP Floatzel should outspeed him if you level it up enough and then POW dead Dragon..Shark...Thing... Ice-beam is easier to get as you do not need to collect shards for a while to get it. Surf and Waterfall are STAB Hms. Focus-blast for power, Brick-break for Coverage.

Lucario: Aura-sphere, Dragon-pulse, Dark-pulse/Psychic, Extreme-speed

He takes a bit longer to get as you do not get him until Iron-island, however; he is very useful. Aura-sphere is STAB and very useful for getting the occasional Double team Pokemon. Dragon-pulse is coverage(NOTE: I do not expect Lucario to outspeed Garchomp to use this unless you level him up a lot and with EVs or trade a choice-scarf to him). Dark-pulse or Psychic, Psychic if you choose Alakazam, Dark-pulse if you choose Gengar. Extreme-speed is good for finishing off things, like Alakazam or if Floatzel does not completely kill Garchomp.

Rapidash: Flare-blitz, Bounce, Mega-horn, Poison-jab

This guy is pretty much your ONLY option for a fire type unless you choose Infernape. He comes in the game very fast. Flare-blitz is very strong stab. The rest is coverage. This is your main guy for defeating the Ice gym and the Bug E-4.

Gengar/Alakazam: Shadow-ball, Psychic, Thunderbolt/Shock-wave, Focus-blast

Gengar gets T-bolt Alakazam gets Shock-wave. Both are useful special sweepers that you can catch early in the game. It is up to you.

However you could switch Lucario/Gengar/Alakazam out for a Flying type, most likely Staraptor.

Staraptor: Close-combat, Fly, U-turn, Steel-wing

Also you may want an HM slave to carry the weak HMs like Rock-smash and Cut. Bibarel and Lopunny are decent options.

Will give more info later

If you Choose Chimchar as your starter you should replace Rapidash for Roserade. If you choose Piplup as your starter replace Floatzel for Roserade.

Infernape: Close-combat, Earthquake, Flamethrower/Flare-blitz, and Shadow-claw

Empoleon: Ice-beam, Surf, Waterfall, and Earthquake

Roserade: Magical-leaf/Giga-drain, Sludge-bomb, Shadow-ball(If you choose Gengar)/Stun-spore, and Cut

answered Oct 14, 2012 by Speed freak
3 votes

This is the team that I am training to Lv. 100 currently. >Finished the post-game<

Empoleon | Houndoom | Electivire | Gallade | Staraptor | Gengar

Empoleon: (Starter Pokemon)
Surf, Flash cannon, Ice Beam, Grass knot

Empoleon is the starter. HM Surf is well covered by this, as it gets STAB + nice sp. Attack. Flash cannon similarly, is a STAB for Empoleon ONLY. Ice beam is for grass types and Ground types. Grass knot is just for any heavy poke's that might pop up now and then. Extremely useful for E4 Bertha!

Houndoom:
Flamethrower, Dark pulse, Nasty plot, Swift

Houndoom, as all know, is an totally incredible special sweeper, with nasty plot to make it able to OHKO almost all of E4's Pokemon. Flamethrower is STAB, as is Dark pulse. Swift is for just a move slot to be covered. Any move fits well.

Electivire:
Thunder punch, Brick break, Fire punch, Earthquake

Gallade:
Close combat, Psycho cut, Leaf Blade, Night slash

Staraptor:
Fly, Close combat, Facade, U-turn

Gengar:
Shadow ball, Sludge bomb, Dark pulse, Psychic

I will add the explanations later on possibly tomorrow!

EDIT: done hound and empo

answered Oct 15, 2012 by ∞BeyOnd∞
edited Oct 15, 2012 by ∞BeyOnd∞
3 of the same Pokemon :)
great minds think alike! <<<
2 votes

Empoleon/Togekiss/Rotom/Gallade/Hippowdon/Drapion

Empoleon - Water/Steel
Surf, Ice Beam, Grass Knot, Stealth Rock
Your starter and he will lead your team. Surf is HM and gains STAB. Ice Beam for Dragon- and Grass-types. Grass Knot is for other Water-types. Stealth Rock is a entry hazard.

Togekiss - Normal/Flying
Fly, Aura Sphere, Air Slash, Thunder Wave
Fly is to help you travel around Sinnoh. Aura Sphere is for Rock, Ice and Steel types. Have 90 base power and never miss! Screw those Double Teammers. Air Slash gains STAB and have 60% chance to flinch. Incridible! Thunder Wave paralyzes the target making more difficult to attack. You need to have Serene Grace to ability so don't make mistakes getting Hustle as ability!

Gallade - Psychic/Fighting
Psycho Cut, Close Combat, Night Slash, Leaf Blade
Love this guy. Psycho Cut and Close Combat gains STAB. Night Slash is for Ghost and other Psychic types. Leaf Blade have 90 base power with high critical hit ratio!

Garchomp - Dragon/Ground
Outrage/Earthquake/Flamethrower/Sandstorm
Outrage and Earthquake gains STAB. Flamethrower is for Ice-types. Sandstorm raises his evasion 20% with the ability Sand Veil.

Drapion - Poison/Dark
Cross Poison, Night Slash, Rock Climb, Ice Fang
Cross Poison and Night Slash gains STAB and have high critical hit ratio. Simply perfect with Sniper as ability. Rock Climb is HM. Ice Fang is for Ground-types.

Bibarel - Normal/Water
Waterfall/Strength/Cut/Rock Smash
Waterfall, Strength, Cut and Rock Smash is HM. He is a slave.

answered Oct 17, 2012 by RainyThunderDragon
edited Dec 2, 2012 by RainyThunderDragon
garchomp should have rockslide or stone edge
Where is rotom?
Overall, very effective. Psycho cut is just perfect for Gallade, and the set for a Serene Grace Togekiss seems to work
1 vote

I recommend Chimchar as a starter, because that eliminates the need to waste a slot for a fighting type. All 3 starters will work so I will post a list for all 3 of them:

Infernape (Fire/Fighting)

  • Flare Blitz
  • Flamethrower
  • Close Combat
  • Rock Smash (I dont use

Floatzel (Water)

  • Surf
  • Waterfall
  • Blizzard/Ice Beam
  • Iron Tail

Roserade (Grass/Poison)

  • SolarBeam
  • Giga Drain
  • Shadow Ball OR Sunny Day (to make SolarBeam a one turn move)
  • Cut

Luxray (Electric)

  • Thunder
  • Thunderbolt/Thunder Fang
  • Crunch
  • Strength

Staraptor

  • Brave Bird
  • Fly
  • Close Combat
  • Endevaour

Garchomp (Dragon/Ground)

  • Dragon Rush/Outrage
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Rock Climb

I dont have movesets for the other two teams, but I do have the Pokemon:

Empoleon (Water/Steel)

Houndoom (Fire/Dark)

Roserade (Grass/Posion)

Luxray (Electric)

Altaria (Dragon/Flying)

Gallade (Psychic/Fighting)

And:

Torterra (Grass/Ground)

Houndoom (Fire/Dark)

Floatzel (Water)

Luxray (Electric)

Altaria (Dragon/Flying)

Gallade (Psychic/Fighting)

If you dont want Chimchar/Infernape, then choose Turtwig/Torterra. On the Piplup/Empoleon one, you don't have a good Pokemon to learn Earthquake

answered May 28, 2013 by C_OWN3R
Wouldn't Gyarados be a better suit then Floatzel, that intimidate is such a good ability. and its just a boss of a pokemon, my gyarados is level 89, item filler, move set: Ice beam coverage against grass/flying, Waterfall coverage against fire, plus I like the flinch that you get, Earthquake coverage against electric, which is a must just cause there deadly for him and Thundebolt coverage against water/flying, but that's my opinion doe :D
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Infernape, Staraptor, Garchomp, Roserade, Electivire and Leafeon.

Infernape : Stone Edge, Flamethrower, Close Combat Calm mind.
Staraptor : Steel Wing, Double team, Brave Bird, Close Combat.
Garchomp : Dragon Rush, Brick Break, Earthquake, Sandstorm.
Roserade : Toxic, stun spore, Petal dance, Energy ball.
Electivire : Thunderbolt, Giga Impact, Cross Chop, Ice punch.
Leafeon : Leaf Blade, Sunny Day, Solarbeam, Synthesis.

answered Dec 6, 2012 by MK 42
2 grass types and no water type?
Perhaps you could substitute the Leafeon for a Vaporeon?
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So this team is for you who have choosen piplup as your starter.

Empoleon Surf, Ice beam, Flash cannon, Grass knot

Empoleon is here because its a really good special attacker with a wide movepool. it can also learn all hms exapt fly. Suf and Flash cannon are stab, ice beam for cynthias garchomp and grass knot for bertha.

Staraptor Brave Bird, Fly, Close Combat, Return

Staraptor is this teams flyier and an awsome physical sweeper. Fly and return are stab, Brave bird is also stab but more powerful and risky, Close combat is coverage.

Roserade Petal dance, Giga drain, Shadow ball, Sludge bomb

Roserade is pretty mutch the only grass type you will find useful if you dont choose torterra. But it is really good. Petal dance is powerful stab and giga drain is more reliable stab, sludge bomb is another stab and shadow ball is coverage.

Garchomp Dragon claw, Earthquake, Fire Fang, Stone Edge

Gallade Psycho cut, Brick Break, Leaf Blade, Rock Slide

Houndoom Dark pulse, Flamethrower, Thunder fang, Fire blast

I have not given them explenation yet but I will add it soon!

EDIT: Done with first three. :)

answered Jul 5, 2013 by TurtwigGen4
edited Jul 8, 2013 by TurtwigGen4
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Infernape, Staraptor, Roserade, Vaporeon, Mamoswine, and Luxray

Infernape (Blaze)
-Flamethrower
-Grass Knot
-Close Combat
-Shadow Claw

Flamethrower or any other really good fire type, I just put that for its mix of accuracy and power, as well as his STAB move. Grass Knot provides great coverage, especially when it comes to facing Bertha. Close Combat is just awesome, I mean, it's a great mix of power, as well as a great STAB move. Finally, Shadow Claw for a drop-in psychic type, and just in case measure against Lucian.

Staraptor (Intimidate)
-Close Combat
-Brave Bird
-Steel Wing
-U-Turn

Close Combat, again, is just awesome, as well as for coverage against a drop-in rock type or ice type. Brave Bird is for his STAB move, and again is ridiculously powerful, in exchange for a little health. Steel Wing for overall attacks, mostly. U-Turn for Scouting, and is always helpful.

Roserade (Natural Cure)
-Toxic Spikes
-Magical Leaf/Giga Drain/Energy Ball
-Sludge Bomb
-Shadow Ball

Toxic Spikes are just generally appreciated, and rarely used, it seems. I do have a choice for his general grass STAB move, and it really just depends on what you want: accuracy (Magical Leaf), annoyance (Giga Drain), or just general power(Energy Ball). Sludge Bomb is another STAB move, just in case you couldn't put Toxic Spikes down. Finally, Shadow Ball, again for a drop-in psychic type.

Vaporeon (Water Absorb)
-Surf
-Swift
-Ice Beam
-Substitute

Due to his ridiculous HP/Sp. Atk mix (130/110), Vaporeon is a major threat that has to be one of the best in the game. Surf is there just for sheer power, along with his STAB move. Swift is there just in case somebody drops in with Double Team, and is just helpful in little niches. Ice Beam is just amazing, and can't really be topped. Finally, to make things even more annoying for the opponents, Substitute is there in case you suspect for ridiculously powerful enemy moves, for example: Cynthia's Garchomp, or something along that line.

Mamoswine (Oblivious)
-Avalanche
-Earthquake
-Rock Slide
-Stealth Rock

As Mamoswine might not be the quickest in most fights (Base 80 Speed), Avalanche helps for revenge-killing opponents after a hit. Earthquake, like Close Combat, is just an awesome move, especially with his STAB bonus from it, as well. Rock Slide for another good move against Flint's team, just in case. Finally, Stealth rock for trade-out damage fun against other powerful opponents.

Luxray (Intimidate)
-Thunder Fang
-Crunch
-Iron Tail
-Magnet Rise

Luxray is in a somewhat awkward position as an offensive electric type, as he does not receive the best moves, and, if you are like me, you were not paying attention to his Sp. Atk, he really suffers when it comes to his STAB moves. Thunder Fang has a chance for both flinching as well as paralysis. Crunch for some coverage, as well as a helpful little chance for Defense-lowering assistance. Iron Tail for ice and rock types, and if you suffer going against Cyrus's Gyarados, then you will want Magnet Rise, due to Gyarados' Earthquake.

All-in-all, these are the materials needed for this list:
-4 Blue Shards
-6 Green Shards
-6 Yellow Shards (all for Vaporeon's Swift and Luxray's Magnet Rise, Snowpoint City)
-Water Stone (for Vaporeon, Route 213)
-Shiny Stone (for Roserade, Iron Island B3F)
-Heart Scale (for Mamoswine to evolve, you need to teach him AncientPower)
-TM 35 Flamethrower, Fuego Ironworks
-TM 86 Grass Knot, Eterna Gym
-TM 65 Shadow Claw, Hearthome Gym
-TM 47 Steel Wing, Route 209
-TM 89 U-Turn, Canalave City
-TM 36 Sludge Bomb, Galactic Veilstone Building B2F
-TM 30 Shadow Ball, Route 210
-TM 13 Ice Beam, Route 216
-TM 90 Substitute, Old Chateau 2F
-TM 72 Avalanche, Snowpoint Gym
-TM 80 Rock Slide, Mt. Coronet [middle] 2F
-TM 76 Stealth Rock, Oreburgh Gym
-TM 23 Iron Tail, Iron Island B2F

answered Aug 6, 2013 by Gyropyro227
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I've build my team with Chimchar so here it is:

Crobat
-Cross Poison(STAB, chance of poisoning, high critical hit ratio)
-Fly(STAB, you cannot go without this ingame, high power)
-Steel Wing(coverage against Rock and Ice)
-U-Turn(coverage against Psychic)

Yanmega
-Bug Buzz(STAB, high power, chance of lowering enemies Special Defence)
-Air Slash(STAB, decent power, chance of flinching)
-Hypnosis(to make things easier)
-Detect(to get a free Speed Boost)

Tauros
-Zen Headbutt(coverage against his only weakness:Fighting)
-Return(STAB, great power)
-Earthquake(coverage, high power)
-Strength(STAB, for ingame use)

Roserade
-Giga Drain(STAB, for healing in battle)
-Sludge Bomb(STAB, high power, chance of poisoning)
-Cut/Sleep Powder(for ingame use, otherwise its to make things easier)
-Shadow Ball(coverage against Psychic and Ghost)

Golduck
-Surf(STAB, high power, a must have for ingame)
-Psychic(coverage against Poison and Fighting)
-Ice Beam(coverage against Dragon, Flying and Ground)
-Mud Bomb(coverage against Electric)

Infernape
-Close Combat(STAB, high power, watch out for defences getting low)
-Flamethrower/Flare Blitz(STAB, high power, choose between less power, but no recoil of vice versa)
-Shadow Claw(coverage against Psychic and Ghost)
-Thunderpunch(coverage against Water and Flying)

answered Sep 11, 2013 by MoccahSteeltype
0 votes

Torterra
Ability: Overgrow
- Earthquake
- Leaf Storm
- Crunch
- Giga Drain

Staraptor
Ability: Intimidate
- Brave Bird
- Close Combat
- Quick Attack
- Fly

Gyarados
Ability: Intimidate
- Hydro Pump
- Dragon Dance
- Giga Impact
- Waterfall

Luxray
Ability: Rivalry
- Crunch
- Thunder
- Rain Dance
- Superpower

Bibarel
Ability: Unaware
- Rock Smash
- Rock Climb
- Waterfall
- Strength

Garchomp
Ability: Sand Veil
- Dragon Rush
- Dig
- Cut
- Brick Break

answered Nov 30, 2013 by Lord Zapdos
0 votes

-Empoleon (Great typing and Sp. Atk.)
-Staraptor (Intimidate+Close Combat+Fly=Great Pokemon)
-Houndoom (Awesome STABs and great for the E4)
-Rotom (Amazing typing and can change type for what
you need if you are lucky like me and have the Secret Key
-Gallade (Perfect movepool for in-game and sweet STABs)
-Garchomp (Pseudo-Legendary which outspeeds and outdamages nearly everything)
Will do movesets later

answered Dec 1, 2013 by Z21
0 votes

Pokemon platinum

I usually swap my starter in every game at the sixth gym.

Togekiss :-You get egg from cynthia in eterna city.
Glaceon :-Get a female Level 20 eevee from Bebe in hearthome city.
Leafeon :-Get a egg from the female eevee.
Gallade :-You can catch ralts around Hearthome city.
Gliscor :-Catch it from route 207.
Froslass :-Snorunt in lake Acuity.

Togekiss :- Flamethrower , Aura sphere , Fly , Air slash

Flamethrower for steel type Pokemon. And Aura sphere to cover rock weakness. Fly for traveling and to use in battle. Air slash stab because if you teach togekiss sky attack both flying moves will take two turns to attack. To teach Togekiss Aura sphere learn it from the move relearner.

Glaceon :- Dig , Water pulse , Ice beam , Iron tail

Dig attack is good against five types. (Poison , Steel , Fire , Rock , Electric)Water pulse for fire coverage. And ice beam a good ice type attack because blizzard accuracy is low. Iron tail a good powerful attack.

Leafeon :-Grass Knot , Giga drain , Aerial ace , X scissor

Grass knot a good grass type attack for heavy foes.Giga drain incase hp is down.Aerial ace for bug type Pokemon. X scissor for psychic and dark type Pokemon.

Gallade :-Night Slash , Leaf blade , Psycho cut , Close Combat

Night Slash which is a dark type attack would cover the weakness with ghost type Pokemon. Leaf blade is super effective against water , ground and rock type Pokemon. Psycho cut to sweep out fighting Pokemon and poison type Pokemon. Close Combat for dark types.

Gliscor :-Earthquake , Fire Fang , U turn , Night Slash

Earthquake for Fire , Poison , Electric , Rock and Steel. Fire fang for ice weakness.U turn for dark and psychic type Pokemon which is good move to even retreat.Night slash for dark type Pokemon.

Froslass:-Ice punch , Thunderbolt , Wake up Slap , Shadow Ball

Ice punch for Flying , Grass and Dragon type Pokemon. Thunderbolt super effective against water and flying type Pokemon. Wake up slap to cover dark weakness because froslass is partly Ghost type too. Shadow ball to stab ghost type Pokemon.

answered Apr 12 by nafeedh
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I find it hard to believe that I have yet to see a decent looking team posted on here. Many of these posts contain some good Pokemon, but even so have rather mediocre to poor movesets attributed to said Pokemon. So now you can all be privileged enough to see what a truly strong team looks like. Keep in mind that this is not perfect, and even I substitute one or two out for others from time to time. However, consider the following:

Gallade, Raichu, Houndoom, Gliscor, Kingdra, Weavile

Gallade:

First of all (as an aside), Gallade is WAY better than Lucario. Lucario is highly overrated. His ONLY strong suit is that he has very few weaknesses. However, his hits are not very strong, he is not that fast, and he seems to have a moveset that is difficult to really establish properly. The only viable moveset is one based around special attacks, yet he cant learn any moves such as Nasty Plot to increase their effects. He is truly a middle of the road Pokemon, sorry to break it to you people.

Leaf Blade (Rock slide is arguably better, as I found a high amount of success with it personally. It counters those pesky flyers. However, as you will see from the composition of my team, I need grass moves wherever I can slot them).
Swords Dance: A must have.
Psycho Cut: STAB (comparable to Zen Headbutt. Strictly preference)
Close Combat: STAB (Although drain punch is very, very nice as well. I found myself struggling to replace one with the other)

Raichu:

Compared to Electivire or Jolteon, it seems as though Raichu just is not what he used to be. And it is only because I both acknowledge this and understand it that it is okay for me. I am stating that I know he is weaker, however I enjoy Pokemon for the novelty just as much as the shear power. Raichu is awesome. Nuff said.

Thunderbolt: STAB (No, not thunder. Not volt tackle. Not charge beam. Not shock wave)
Thunder Wave: Debatable (consider substituting out with attract...or charm)
Focus Blast: Debatable (consider substituting out with grass knot. Although grass knot is just a very weak move altogether, the accuracy of focus blast can be very frustrating at times)
Nasty Plot: Debatable

As far as nasty plot is concerned, many argue that Raichu is not strong enough to build up a few nasty plots. I do not disagree. HOWEVER, when you look at what other moves to give him, it seems that is still probably the best option.

Houndoom:

No, not rapidash. Why are we choosing a Pokemon with just one STAB ability AND no Nasty Plot over one with two STAB abilities, an incredible sweeper, and just looks mean as hell?

Flamethrower: STAB
Dark Pulse: STAB

Here is where it gets tricky...

Solarbeam (NOT FOR USE WITHOUT SUNNY DAY. If you choose nasty plot, then go with another move such as sludge bomb. However, solarbeam is a very nice counter to water weakness)
Sunny day (Or Nasty Plot): BOTH are very viable, and fun. I have almost considered using both of them, with no solarbeam or sludge bomb. Play around with these options as you level your own Houndoom)

Gliscor:

Gliscor is probably one of the most underused, underrated Pokemon I have seen. He is incredibly fast, looks mean, and has few weaknesses. For his speed, he is also a brick wall with ample time to stack swords dance. This Pokemon is the reason I use Kingdra (for dragon) and Gliscor (for ground) as opposed to using the stereotypical slow, boring Garchomp. I am not saying Garchomp is not amazing....he is. But I still believe my team offers everything and more spread across Gliscor and Kingdra that Garchomp does.

Swords Dance: A must have
Earthquake: STAB
Aerial Ace: STAB
Fire Fang: To counter ice weakness (although stone edge/rockslide is a great option too)

Kingdra:

Absolutely. Amazing. In. Every. Way. Zero weaknesses. Let me repeat that one more time: ZERO WEAKNESSES. Strong as hell. Fast as hell. Mean as hell. The end.

Dragon Dance: A must have
Waterfall: Power STAB
Outrage: Powerful STAB (although I dislike the confusion aspect)
Rain Dance: For swift swim ability, and to up power of waterfall. Consider yawn, however.

Weavile:

Most use Mamoswine. I cannot argue this, however (if you cannot already tell), I like mean looking Pokemon very much. After all, why else would I play the game? He is one of the fastest, albeit has one of the most weaknesses. He is one of my favorite. With the right moveset, he is very solid and swift.

Ice Punch: STAB
Night Slash: STAB
Brick Break: To counter other weaknesses
Aerial Ace: To counter 4x weakness to fighting

He may have many weaknesses, but his vast moveset allows him to counter almost every weakness. In addition to his great speed, first attack against virtually every opponent allows for a very versatile, surprise attack of a Pokemon.

The above mentioned team is my favorite, and what I use. If I was seriously into competitive play, I could be argued on almost every one of these. However, they are all equipped with virtuallythe best possible movesets, and all look mean as hell. Those with debatable movesets have been noted and explained. Thanks for reading. Please comment with constructive criticisms and/or compliments-it would be highly appreciated.

answered May 28 by blazingmonster1
if weavile is good to use where can you find sneasel and a razor claw?
While it it not illegal as such, getting rid of your starter isn't the kindest thing to do.
I use this team
Tyranitar, having crunch and stone edge for STAB, earthquake for coverage, as there is sand storm(sand stream)its sp def is high sp def, so I recommend bulk up, with muscle band,its unstoppable
Aerodactyl, having high speed and attack, with sand storm, its awesome with aerial ace(STAB), earthquake, thunder fang amd stone edge(STAB)
Torterra, with high attack, wood hammer, earthquake, crunch and synthesis, its good takes care of water, electric, ground and  rock, which are the weakness of my 1st 2 Pokemon,
Next up, lucario, with high sp atk, aura sphere, flash cannon, vaccume wave, me first is good, if ur quicker than ur opponent, you can use me first and as llucario also has atk, it works well, you can finish off with vaccume wave((move tutor with shards) and lucario takes care of bug which bugs tyranitar
Staraptor(first in party)this is my agressive one, with high atk, high speed, I give it close combat, brave bird, U turn and steel with with choice scarf, its the fastest! If you can't beat the opponant, you can always retreat with you turn
Espoon, with siper high sp atk, give it psychic, shadow ball, calm mind and  morning sun, it rules over the fighting which troubles tyranitar and lucario
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Ok this is my first time answering a question. Hope it goes well! This is the team I'm currently using on Platinum and it's great! Hope you like it:

Empoleon (water and steel)
Moves: Surf, Waterfall, Hydro Pump and Rock Climb.
Ability: Torrent.
Item: Mystic Water.
Empoleon is an amazing Pokemon in general. It has a really high stats all round. It will be your surfer and a bit of a HM slave. I highly recommend you choosing Empoleon.

Staraptor (normal and flying)
Moves: Fly, Brave Bird, Close Combat and Defog.
Ability: Intimidate.
Item: None.
Staraptor is an over powered Pokemon if trained well. It has an incredibly high attack and speed stat, and its ability to learn Close Combat only sweetens the deal! This Pokemon will be your flyer.

Steelix (steel and ground)
Moves: Earthquake, Flash Cannon, Stone Edge and Rock Smash.
Ability: Rock Head.
Item: Quick Claw.
Not everyones first choice. I think Steelix is very underrated. With an extremely high defense and high attack stat, Steelix will be able to take hits and deal with the enemy quickly.

Gallade (fighting and psychic)
Moves: Strength, Close Combat, Psychic and Magical Leaf.
Ability: Steadfast
Item: Mind Plate.
With a very high attack, speed and special defense stat, Gallade will deliver a powerful hit, and with its typing, it gets rid of fightings' weakness to psychic.

Giratina (ghost and dragon)
Moves: Earth Power, Aura Sphere, Dragon Claw and Phantom Force.
Ability: Levitate.
Item: Griseous Orb or Leftovers.
Giratina is a powerhouse. Even for those who hate to use legendaries, I highly recommend it. Giratina has an insane HP and incredibly high stats.

Roserade (grass and poison)
Moves: Cut, Sludge Bomb, Giga Drain, Energy Ball.
Ability: Poison Point.
Item: Poison Barb.
Roserade has a high special attack and special defense. Not much is left to say about Roserade except that it's a great Pokemon!

I'm going to write another option incase you don't like Roserade or don't like using legendaries (Giratina).

Rapidash (fire)
Moves: Flare Blitz, Bounce, Fire Blast and Sunny Day.
Ability: Run away
Item: Lax Incense or Amulet Coin.
My personal preference over Roserade but it's still a great Pokemon! It has a high speed and attack and can take care of foes quickly.

Thanks for reading my answer and please vote for or use my team as it works really well. You will be able to dominate people with this team.

Hope this helped-
MightyMudkip :)

answered 6 days ago by MightyMudkip
By the way, I use Rapidash, not Roserade. :)
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Quick tip: chimchar can use taunt at lv 9 to easily catch abra. You could catch multiple
with different natures and synchronize to get good nature for catches by putting the synchronizer with the wanted nature in the lead
Infernape: Fast, Frail, Hits hard as heck
Special:
Flamethrower: Stab
Nasty plot: keep chimchar unevolved until lv 23
Grass Knot: Coverage
Close Combat/Focus blast: Stab, reliability vs nasty plot boosted

Physical:
Swords Dance
Flareblitz/firepunch
Closecombat
Earthquake/RockSlide

Garchomp: Available way earlier in platinum, and is bannedc to ubers in competitive, to give an idea of the op factor
Dragon Claw: Stab
EQ: Stab, sadly needs tm, though available at same time as gible
Fire Fang: For steels immune to Ground
Swords Dance/Dracometeor/rockslide: Rockslide if you don't want to game corner for SD/Dracometeor for mixed to take out physical mons, though spa is low/SD best option, for doubled attack

Espeon: My favorite eeveelution and psychic type, espeon has a niche in being able to use baton pass (learned as eevee at lv 36) to both escape pursuit and pass stat boosts and subs to team mates
Psychic: Stab, but psybeam is more than sufficient for the time being
Shadowball: Coverage
hidden power fire/fighting/ground/bug or swift: You can check the type of hidden power at the game corner prize area. Since it will only be used as coverage, even base power 30 hp can obliterate what it must in game coming off of base 130 SpA.
Substitute/Grass Knot/Sunny Day: Sub protects from status, grass knot special move, Sunny day can support.Sub is best with leftovers, found in victory road.

Bibarel: You may be think i'm off my rocker for giving an actual moveset to this guy, but he has been blessed with an amazing ability, and dual typing with near perfect neutral stab coverage. Simple is best, and is assumed for the movesets. Bibarel also has a niche in dealing with the rock gym for chimchar.
Physical:
Curse: Learned late, but acts like swords dance and iron defense in 1 turn, though speed sharply falls.
Waterfall: Physical hm stab
Cut -> Strength: normal hm; cut can be replaced once not needed for normal travel, and is an upgrade from tackle. Strength may not be as god as full power return, but it is still pretty good for a stab hm
Rock smash: Hm, provides coverage as well, even if very weak, it's twice as strong as it was in gen iii

Special/mixed:
Cut -> Strength: see above
Rock smash: same as previous.
Surf: Hm stab, Needed to progress, though bibarel has better attack.
Charge beam: Tm from last gym, has 70% chance of boosting Spa, which translates to damage + 70% chance nasty plot.

Gyarados: Hugely buffed in fourth gen due to best attack stab getting stab to use. Hits hard, tanks well, and has a small but great movepool. It is worth every bit of effort of training magikarp
Waterfall: Physical Stab, hm. Can use aqua tail until then.
Dragon Dance: Boosts atk and speed.
Ice fang/ EQ/ Rock Slide: Choose two: Ice fang by level up, Earthquake very early tm in plat (Can get before 3rd gym) and powerful, but competed for, Rock Slide late but strong.

Luxray: Early electric type. Intimidate better, but rivalry fine. Better physical than special, but Spa still good.
Physical:
Spark: Stab, Earlier, more accurate, higher paralyze rate, and same power as thunder fang.
Crunch: Coverage, high power.
Return: Normal, High power at max happiness
Iron tail: Deals with rock types.

answered 2 days ago by spindash64
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PokeMon Platinum version Team that I used.

Pokemon: Torterra,Gallade,Houndoom,Magnezone,Staraptor,Garchomp

Torterra: Wood hammer,earthquake,synthesis,stealth rock.

Wood hammer:Because it does great physical damage synthesis will take back all damage done from recoil.
Synthesis:Like I said before Wood Hammer damages Torterra as well so, this is a strategy.
Stealth rock:Does damage on others who switch.
Earthquake: Ahhh Fire won't stand a chance against this move.

Gallade: Psycho Cut, Leaf Blade, Reflect, Ice Punch (Or Stone edge)

Psycho cut: Is Gallades signature move and gallade is bad on SP. ATK So this is like PH.A Version of psychic also critical ratio is high.
Leaf Blade: Best Grass PHY A. Move which also haas a critical ratio.
Reflect: Just to help your team from attack resistance.
Ice Punch: Great for handling, Grass, Flying, and is better than stone edge in Platinum because of acuracy Great if you have Razor claw so critical madness >:D

Staraptor: Close Combat, Brave Bird, Roost, Edeavor

Close Combat: Finishing move. masive damage to it's weakness ice as well.
Brave Bird: Great Attack which will also do grea damage Roost will heal recoil.
Roost: will heal recoil and damage from Brave bird.
Edeavor(I know it's spelt wrong): If you have no choice then let Staraptor our with an item which prevents 1 hit KO, Then use edeavor to get the foe down to your health.

Magnezone(Air balloon): Thunderbolt, Lock-On, Zap cannon, Flash Cannon.

Thundebolt: Great SP. ATK That does 95 damage Also a chance of PARLZ.
Lock-On: This has the same PP As Zap cannon so use this before so Zap connon always hits.
Zap-Cannon: Always hits with Lock-On, Always PARLZ.
Flash Cannon: Always good to have 1 Steel type move in there for when the air balloon pops.

Houndoom:Crunch,Fire Fang,Payback, Sucker Punch

Crunch: Houndoom is good on PHY ATK's so crunch is a strong version of a fang.
Fire fang: 1 of the 4 elemental fangs, PHY AK. Can burn.
Payback: If opponent is faster, This can do 100 damage. PHY ATK.
Sucker Punch: This is a last stand attack, It allows you to go first , can fail if foe is not readying an attack though.

Garchomp:BrickBreak, Draco Meteor,Sandstorm(with Sand veil),Dragon Rush.

Brick Break: For against Ice users.
Draco meteor: A great attack which does massive damage.
Sandstorm: With the sand veil ability, your evasiveness rises and will also hurt other non steel,rock,ground types.
Dragon rush: May make others flinch, and good dragon move that it can learn.

answered Dec 3, 2012 by starf1
Air Balloon didn't exist in Gen IV...
i was thinking of houndoom.