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SO, I recently discovered what EV training is and I want to do some for my Empoleon!
My Empoleon's level is 71 so I hope it isn't too late....

Here are the current stats...

Attack: 163
Defense: 159
Sp. Attack: 187
Sp. Def: 154
Speed: 124

Moves (if they somehow are useful to answering this question)

Ice Beam
Drill Peck

I'm thinking of raising the special defense or defense...but I'm not so sure..


So you want a bulky mixed attacker?

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Assuming you have already trained your Pokemon to LV 71, it will be very difficult to EV train since it is ideal to EV train Pokemon whiteout any EVs, a blank sheet is required so to say. It would require a immense effort to calculate its current EVs, since there is no way to know what it currently have. I will therefore suggest 2 approaches.

Option 1. EV train a new Empoleon. The easiest option is definitely this, breed a new Piplup an EV train that one. Another major advantage with this is that you can get one with a good Nature.
Option 2. Reset the EVs: If you have BW2 or one of the Gen 4 games, you can reset your current EVs using different berries. This is advisable if your current Empoleon have a good Nature.

Depending on how much work you want to put into this, choose Option 1 or 2. Now, on with the moveset:
Empoleon @ Choice Specs
Trait: Torrent
EVs: 252 Satk/ 252 Spe/ 4 HP
Modest Nature
- Hydro Pump/ Surf
- Ice Beam
- Flash Cannon
- Grass Knot
This is an all out attacking set, being very capable of hitting very hard. Hydro Pump/ Surf is STAB and the rest is for coverage.

Empoleon @ Leftovers
Trait: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Sdef/ 4 Def
Calm Nature
- Scald
- Stealth Rock
- Toxic
- Ice Beam
This is a more defensive approach, being able to stall extremely well and set up Stealth Rocks.

EDIT: I made some seriously advanced calculations, and I have an approximate value of your EVs and IVs(these calculations were made assuming you have a neutral nature):

Stat:                      EVs:               IVs:   
HP.                        0-116.             0-28
Attack                     82-204.            0-31
Defense.                   0-42.              0-31
Special Attack.            16-164.            0-31
Special Defense.           0-36.              0-9
Speed.                     72-194.            0-31
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You should go for speed as Empoleon really needs it.