Lol dead face I myself have an Empoleon named Caltra who defeated the Elite Four and Champion because he has a type advantage against almost all the foes. -He knows Surf and Hydro Cannon to defeat Fire, Rock, Ground, and Steel types. -He knows Rock Smash to defeat any other type. -Lastly, he knows Defog to deal with high accuracy foes. Having only 3 weaknesses, 1 immunity, and 10 resistances also makes him a record breaker in starter pokemon, plus he also has a scope lens to boost critical hits. BOOYEA!
I just realized that the 3 starter Pokemon are equal and can take out each other, sorry about my previous comment on this photo, I've had a change of heart so i believe that Empoleon, Infernape and Torterra are equally awesome!
This proves that Empoleon is the best starter Pokemon in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.
I know that most people say that Infernape is the best starter but they are wrong because they haven't seen a fire monkey take a dragon out and Torterra is slow and is also weak to ice attacks just like Dragons so Ice Beam can take him out.
Empoleon has very high defense so a neutral nature Empoleon can survive a close combat from a neutral nature Infernape and kill Infernape with surf and since Empoleon is a little bit faster than Torterra it gets to attack 1st with Ice Beam.
Empoleon rules, so the haters should learn to accept the truth.
I agree though, Empoleon has some records in the starters world. first of all, Empoleon is very unique. secondly, Empoleon has more resistances than any other starter pokemon: 10 resistances. theres still a bunch of records left for Empoleon, despite being weak to both its rivals, it can deal super-effective damage to them as well.