I gained access to an unstarted copy of Platinum, so naturally it was sinnoh starter aquistition time. After about an hour, Chimchar, Piplup and Turtwig were sitting amicably within my PC box. One by one, I lucky-egg-switch trained them at the pokemon league, raising all of them to level 45 and their final evolutionary forms, though I waited till Chimchar learned Flamethrower before doing this. I am now considering teaching the relevant 2 the moves known by Ash's, thus completing my Soul Silver rendition of Ash's sinnoh team. I will use this team to battle Red, though not before breeding my Sinnoh starters for poke transfer.