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Shin (Japanese: 信 Shin) is Yū Shirogane's rival in the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga series.
Shin is shown to have knowledge on some basic aspects of Pokémon, such as the requirement of Badges for traded Pokémon to obey.
As Yū's Shaymin was disobedient after trading it to his Platinum game, Shin arrives and tells him that he will need some more Badges in order to get Shaymin to listen. Afterwards, he starts taunting Yū into believing that he is unskilled. This made Yū want to challenge Shin to prove him wrong. Shin declines since Yū doesn't have the rights skills yet and tells him to get more Badges so that Shin will reaccept the offer. The next day, Shin and Yū have their battle. Shin was defeated by Yū's Shaymin. After the battle, he watches as Yū battles various Pokémon in the Battle Tower.
Two Trainers show up and Shin and Yū battle them. As Shin and Yū did not cooperate with their strategies, they were easily beaten by their opponents. Shin is at home with Yū where they train extra hard in order to defeat the duo. The next day, Shin, paired with Yū, has a rematch with the duo. This time, both Trainers manage to defeat them.
Later, Shin fought a losing battle against a Trainer who had the Creation trio. He was then invited to a tournament in the Battle Tower and managed to get past all of the other participants. He had a rematch with Yū and lost despite the improved strategies.
| Empoleon was first seen in the beginning chapter of the series, where it was used in a Double Battle against Yū's Infernape and Shaymin. Here, it battled alongside Shin's Bronzong. In the beginning of the battle, Empoleon raised its evasiveness. It quickly defeated Infernape but was brought down by Shaymin's Leaf Storm.
It was later used in a Tag Battle against their opponents's Electivire and Magmortar. As Infernape used Sunny Day, Empoleon decides to use Rain Dance in order for Shin to win the battle. However, this didn't work as Electivire managed to use Thunder on Empoleon and scored a direct hit, which took out Empoleon.
Empoleon's known moves are Double Team, Fury Attack and Rain Dance.
|| A Heated Battle Begins!!
| Bronzong was first seen in the beginning chapter of the series, where it was used in a Double Battle against Yū's Infernape. Here, it battled alongside Shin's Empoleon. Bronzong resisted Infernape using its Heatproof Ability, but was brought down due to Blaze.
Later, it was the first one sent out again during Shin's second rival battle with Yū. Despite its usage with Trick Room, it was beaten by the combined effort of Heatran and Regigigas.
Bronzong's known moves are Iron Defense, Trick Room and Sandstorm, and its Ability is Heatproof.
|| A Heated Battle Begins!!