There are only opinions to this question, not facts. So MY opinion is that Piplup is, because Empoleon turns out to be quite strong. It has many, many types that are weak to it and nothing that is EXTREMELY harmful to it. Go to http://Pokemon.marriland.com for more info. On the left hand side of the home page click pokedex under Diamond/Pearl and there will be a list of all the Pokemon in Sinnoh.
Actually they are all great, but I like Turtwig and Piplup more than Chimchar, considering almost every move that Chimchar learns is Fighting and Fire type. Which makes it bad, because my Infernape ended up having 2 Fighting type moves and 2 Fire type moves, but I cancelled 1 Fire type move out with Rock Climb, which is also quite strong, and it can confuse the opponent.
Turtwig is great at defending and attacking, but when it fights with a fast Pokemon, it'll be dead by then. But its extra Ground type when it evolves into Torterra will defeat Poison type Pokemon with just 1 Earthquake, which I like.
Piplup is great at defending, but its speed and attack are not that good. But its all quite balanced, though. The best attack it can learn is Brine! You can think that it is quite weird for me to like Brine, well, its because Brine will do double the damage when the opponent's HP has only half or less left. Brine's will normally do only 60 damage each time it hits, but if it gets doubled, it'll do 120 damage, cool!
Okay, enough with Brine, so that's all I have, pick your choice.
Oh if you want to choose Chimchar.
Chimchar has high speed and great attack, but its defense isn't that good. And you must really get another great Pokemon, because Chimchar really, learns a lot of Fighting and Fire moves, other than different types. So it isn't really great if you want to complete the game with just one Pokemon.
Piplup is a starter Pokemon in Pokemon Pearl. you can get him early in the game as your starter Pokemon.
The starter pokemon for Diamond and Pearl are Turtwig, Piplup, and Chimchar.
no only 1 starter
well I perfer piplup but if you have dimond or pearl transfer Pokemon once you get to the first Pokemon centre
your starter Pokemon if you can
you cannot get another starter Pokemon in Pokemon pearl because professer rowan only lets you keep one starter Pokemon......so that means the only way to get another starter Pokemon is to trade it with someone. P.S.trust me,no one is going to trade you there ONLY starter Pokemon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You cant. You have to trade pokemon.
Turtwig in Pokemon Pearl and Diamond.
Piplup, Chimchar, and Turtwig.
you get piplup as a starter in Pokemon diamond/pearl/platinum
i think chimchar is the stongest.
the best Pokemon you can catch in Pokemon pearl is heatran
Trade with another Pearl or Diamond.
you can only get piplup when you choose your starter pokemon.
if you picked a girl as your player then 50% chance your starter Pokemon is a female.
My mom is the best starter!
YOU WILL NEED TO GET A STARTER POKEMON ok.
you get it as a starter in diamond, pearl and platinum
Get it as a starter in diamond, pearl and platinum
You get Turtwig as a starter from Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.
Trade them from other versions