Next update on Platinum here.
So first I grinded through Wayward cave and by the time I got to Hearthome City, my team was all L28. Royal had evolved into Haunter.
Entered Royal in a Smart Normal Contest for kicks...
And totally won! I loled at this.
Beat Fantina with Royal taking out Duskull, and after Mismagius took out Royal and Biff (but not before Rock Tomb lowered his speed), Fangor finished him off with a Bite, then OHKOed Haunter with Bite.
Barry was pretty easy. Biff took out Starvaria and Buizel, then fell to multiple Razor Leafs from Grotle. Fangor finished Grotle and Ponyta with Bite.
Now I am on the way to Soleceon.
Royal the Modest Gastly, ♂ - L29 @ Spooky Plate
Moves: Night Shade, Shadow Punch, Confuse Ray, Payback
Fangor the Hardy Gyarados, ♀ - L30 @ Dread Plate
Moves: Bite, Return, Twister, Dragon Rage
Biff the Jolly Machoke, ♂ - L29 @ Amulet Coin
Ability: No Guard
Moves: Karate Chop, Revenge, Rock Tomb, Seismic Toss
Fudd the Bidoof, ♀ - L3
Slave Moves: Rock Smash, Cut
Earl the Psyduck, ♀ - L9
Slave Moves: Flash