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I dont know who to choose for a platinum play through so please help me

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define "better". better in what way?
I'd say Rampardos is better. It evolves earlier and has higher physical attack and speed.
Rampardos is slow and it's defenses are poor, a OHKO is very likely.

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Let's see, shall we?


- Very high Attack stat of 140
- An awesome defense of 130, covering its slowness
- Gets moves like Stone Edge, Earthquake and Megahorn all by Level up
- Rhyhorn is fairly easy to find

- Slow
- Very vulnerable to Grass Knot
- 2 4x Weakness, Water and Grass
- Low SpD, while most Water and Grass types are Special
- Rhyhorn comes a little later than Cranidos


- A whopping Attack stat of 165
- Gets Rock Polish to tick off slowness
- Gets Earthquake and Stone Edge all by TMs
- Found earlier via Underground in Eterna City
- You can easily soft reset to get a good-natured one

- Too reliant in set-ups (probably even needs a passed setup)
- Very slow
- Has like, nonexistent defenses
- Whether you get it or not depends on your TID, so its some kind of a gamble of time to get it
- Glass cannon

In this case, I recommend you Rhyperior.

Rhyperior @ Life Orb / Any
Ability: Lightning Rod / Solid Rock
Recommended Nature(s): Adamant / Jolly
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Megahorn / Filler
- Thunder Punch / Ice Punch / Filler

Rhyperior is much more reliable rather than Rampardos because of reasons above. Though...the cost is a pathetic, double 4x weakness. Rampardos would've took this place if it is quicker, or at least have decent defenses. Sadly it doesn't


If you really want a Ground type, go for Garchomp. It's easily one of the best Mons' to grab in a Sinnoh playthrough. If you want a Rock type however, no worries - Garch gets Stone Edge

Garchomp @ Leftovers / Life Orb / Any
Ability: Sand Veil
Recommended Nature(s): Jolly / Adamant
- Dragon Claw
- Earthquake
- Swords Dance / Fire Fang
- Stone Edge

Rather than the two, Garch is much recommended. Garchomp hits just as hard and is much faster; an ideal fast physical sweeper. It tears through teams easily and is found just after Eterna. It also gets Fire Fang to cover the Ice-types which spooks this cutie a lot.

Hope this helps!

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