As Platinum's Rapidash had fainted. Castle Valet Darach switched his Gallade for Houndoom, as Platinum brought out Lopunny. As both of them were running, side-by-side, Lopunny got the upper hand and used Focus Blast. It knocked Houndoom backwards, but it didn't defeated it. When it got back up, Platinum noticed that it had a Focus Sash around its body. Darach had it retaliate with Fire Fang, but it bit into Empoleon's fin, as just before it hit, Platinum switched Lopunny for Empoleon. Empoleon fire back at it with Hydro Pump, which knocked Houndoom out.