Piplup stinks? It easily gets you past the first two Gyms with Bubblebeam and Peck.
Anyways, I chose a male Piplup in Diamond so I picked a female Piplup in Platinum.
That way their offspring would be my team's Empoleon.
Kind of obssesive isn't it? ^^;
I know,but it doesn't have the best of stats.I would go for a Gyarados over an Empoleon,it has superb stats.
And it learns EQ and Stone Edge.