i want the time to move faster, so im going to replay platinum. and i need a team for it! i want to try something new, but take pokemon that can be caught ingame and mostly before the 6th badge --- Xerneas, the gay-pride Pokemon 3DS FC: 4511-0558-9256
I usually have the same problem in DPPt. Not wanting to use Staraptor. Drifblim is quite nice, Chatot is unusual but very lategame. The Zubat line is readily available but has weak moves(still usable tough).
Noctowl is actually pretty good, in a way. It can also actually make use of Defog inbattle with Hypnosis. It's also pretty much invulnerable against Ghost types since Insomnia prevents Hypnosis from working.
Other fun pokemon: Houndoom, Medicham, Rampardos(depends on ID tough), Skuntank(this one can also learn Defog if you don't want to clog up your flier) and the Ralts line. I'm currently using the Roselia line in Diamond and it's really good. Just evolve Budew quickly. Using Bibarel as an actual member of the team could prove fun too and it could still make use of Waterfall and Strength.