In Platinum, I've been training up my Prinplup to be Lv36.
Is it bad to have a Empoleon face off against Gardenia?
You are free to play the game as you wish.
^ This. That said, an Empoleon fighting Gardenia is pretty dang overpowered, as many people would say.
You must have had fun training it that much that early in the game.
@Trainer Gabriel; Meh, by the time I was a Gardenia, Prinplup was at Level 30. Training it from Lv30 to Lv36 in Mt. Coronet was kinda hellish. Took about one hour, worth it for defeating Gardenia and gaining a steel type.
I definitely wouldn't find that fun. But as long as you do, that's all that matters.
I usually have a lv36 Infernape around Maylene's badge, and I usually grind for ageees. I'd say you're overtrained, but oh well, your game.
Thank you all.
But, yeah for hell! I'm going to train a Gible, then a Togepi, then a Riolu...up to the highest team member's level. HELL MUCH