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Need a good hm slave for platinum.

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Bibarel is the best HM slave the game has ever seen, and you can get Bidoof the second you start the playthrough.

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My source shows that a lot of people agree on four good HM users: Bibarel, Skarmory, Tropius, and Rhydon. Bibarel is the easiest to obtain, and it can learn Cut, Surf, Strength, Rock Smash, Waterfall, and Rock Climb. Tropius and Skarmory can learn Fly, and Rhydon does anything that the rest might not have move slots for.

TL;DR: Bibarel, a second Bibarel, Skarmory, Rhydon (if you don't have the second Bibarel), and/or Tropius.

Hope I helped!

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Why would you use Bibarel and Rhydon when you can use 2 Bibarels? Why would you use Skarmory when you can use Smeargle?
Smeargle would take more effort than Skarmory, because it only learns Sketch. Skarmory can learn Fly by just using a TM. Ryhdon was for the sake of variety, but I suppose another Bibarel would be better.
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Considering how many moves one can lean,
Prinplup learn 6 in 8, except rock climb and Fly
Empoleon is the best HM, learning 7 HMs except Fly

Considering the source and combo
Bibarel / Empoleon + Tropius will be the best.

Also, considering timeline as below:
> After 3rd Gym, Breed Empoleon at Solaceon City
> After 4th Gym, [Fly] available
> Before/After 5th Gym (Great Marsh), Catch Tropius
> Before 6th Gym, Move Deleter to delete HMs.

If one get a female Piplup and bad nature
Breed a better one and use the starter as HM slave will also make sense
The new Piplup will still catch up considering its just 3 gym.
And the starter Prinplup can level up and become Empoleon in breeding centre, which is quite simple as well.

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Breeding and evolving an Empoleon is a lot slower than catching a wild Bibarel.