Username: Dcae on IRC/Galvatron on PS!
Timezone: Pacific Timezone
Regular Online Hours: 5-10 EST
References: mikel, Electrolyte, Charmander, Sweep, ABfloww, wiitle, Treecko37, CoolStoryBrobat, Dr Ciel and many more Pokemon Showdown users
Tier: LC and OU
I was a relatively successful OU battler when I first joined BW back in June 2011ish. I quickly improved as a battler through the first few rounds, and I joined here in December of that year. I was an exclusive PO battler, so I only used this website for RMTs, but I was pretty well-known in PO. I made a couple teams that I managed to peak 1st with, and won a lot of mini-tourneys on PO. However, IRL stuff caused me to quit in March 2012. I stayed away from competitive pokemon for a year until I returned about a month ago, quickly immersing myself in the new meta and jumping back into PO. I discovered Smogon had moved to PS, which I had played Balanced Hackmons back in the day, so I joined there. My first week back was me experimenting with the new pokemon and team types in OU, and I got a couple teams up into the top 50 relatively quickly. However, I soon spotted the voice challenge, so I decided to enter LC, a tier unknown to me but one I always wanted to join. I came on the LC forums, checked out a couple threads, and threw together a team. I ran a few test games on my Dcae alt, then switched to my Galvatron alt. It took me about three hours or so to ladder up to the given reqs, and got voiced. The laddering experience opened my eyes to the incredible metagame LC is, and I began participating much more in the forums and IRC for Little Cup, and became a much better LC player. I peaked first with my first team, and I am also learning the previous metas, as LC is a very enjoyable tier for me. I have an excellent rating on the LC ladder, with top 20 on two alts, and I have played and beaten several of the top players of LC. Since this time, I have been also placed into LC PL and expanded my grasp of LC to Rounds 2 and DPPt as well.
On Smogon, I am a pretty big rater, giving lots of rates that are well-developed and provide constructive criticism to the various threats in the different metagames. I grasp the LC and OU metagames very well, and enjoy teaching other people to improve them, which is why I enjoy RMTing. It always makes me feel better when someone reports improved results as a result of my advice, because I know I helped someone else. I am patient and friendly, and I consider myself a good battler and team-builder, because I was able to peak 1st multiple times and create and rate successful teams. On Pokémon Showdown, I have a bit of a reputation, and I receive a lot of questions on teambuilding in both LC and OU, and I try my best to help these people. Generally, this aids them in much improving their skills and teambuilding, lending them greater success to the tier they are playing in. I really hope to join this project, because helping people is one of my favorite things to do, and this program allows me to help people improve themselves. Not much else to say really, I just want to aid people.
References: Calloflochie, Sweep, Goddess Briyella, Icicle Fissh, Electrolyte, Shadow Lugia.. and many more users on Pokemon Showdown.
Tier: LC and RU
I have vast experience when it comes to the Little Cup metagame. Since joining pokemon Showdown nearly a year ago i have played over 700 LC battles, helped many people start playing LC, explaining the top tier threats, common mistakes, most used pokemon and mainly how the LC metagame works. I also Have a win loss record of 420-94 and #15 on the LC ladder. As a tutor, i am willing to introduce any newcomer to the metagame and help them build a new team, or help kickstart their battling by giving them a team of mine. I have written a few articles on smogon itself, showing i have a lot of knowledge on the common sets and counters to almost every Pokemon in the metagame. I have also tutored many people on The Pokemon Showdown simulator, many of which are now successful LC players. Strategy, battling and team building is my specialty. I spend a lot of time online, so i have a lot of time to help out!
With RU, I have also got a lot of experience; although not as much as LC. I have had almost 200 battles again, in the top 50 on the PS ladder. I have a lot of knowledge about common sets and what works and what doesn't. Again, i have a lot of time to help anyone and everyone out, and i will happily accept any questions! My battling style is a little unorthodox in the sense that i use uncommon items, but its always for the good and works because people dont expect it.
Well that's it. My qualities are Battling, team building, strategies, friendliness and patience :)
Regular Online Hours (in EST): 12AM - 8AM and 6PM until 9PM usually
References: Electrolyte, Icicle Fissh, IceyCold, Iron Manatee, Raichoice, ABfloww, Dcae (Galvatron), countless users of Pokemon Showdown
I am an LC challenge voice on Pokemon Showdown and, in the process of going for it, I had to learn the ins and outs of the tier in order to finally have an alt with a rank of over 1950 after 100 battles. I am knowledgeable of every viable set of every Pokemon in the tier as well as damage ranges and how certain Pokemon match up 1 on 1. I use unorthodox sets that are "off the beaten path" at times to catch opponents off guard as well, such as HP Grass on Magnemite to hit Ground types and Chinchou on the switch-in hoping to take an Electric move, and running HP Ground on Murkrow to OHKO Magnemite on the switch-in. I've been playing Pokemon since RBY but I have only recently discovered this community. I found Pokemon Showdown 2 months ago and became an LC voice in no time, and then Electrolyte referred me to Smogon a few weeks ago. I am ecstatic about finding a community where I'm surrounded by Pokemon players and I would love the opportunity to share my knowledge and enthusiasm as a tutor to less experienced players, as well as observe and try out the methods of veterans and fellow tutors. I am still very new to this community but I look forward to staying here and being a positive and uplifting force in it. ^_^
Regular Online Hours (in EST): 10PM-11PM weekdays, on randomly most Saturday between 9AM and 12PM
Tier(s): LC, NU, RU, UU, Hackmons, Balanced Hackmons, Glitchmons, CAP, Gen NEXT (I think I got them all)
Why should you be accepted to tutor?
I'm a randobat voice for crying out loud, no matter what people say it isn't the easiest to ladder that high in random battles. I also hate laddering and will never do it again (unless some driver challenge or something comes out) and only like to help other people, I have more fun teaching people and rating teams than actually battling. I am a fast learner, if something has changed in the nature of a tier recently I know how to adjust.
Reason: Im fucking good its that plain and simple. I currently have the number 4, 20, and 66 spot on the OU ladder. I've had the number 2 and 3 spots but never top spot as decay after 15 consecutive games has always boned me.
Regular Times: Weekends around 8:30am to 2:30pm, weekdays 3:30-6:30
Tiers: 1. UU 2. RU 3. OU
Reason: I came on pokemon showdown mid-January last year, and since then have made many different types of teams for all the different tiers (Except LC and Ubers). I am a great teambuilder, and I can locate many synergies easily and quickly between pokemon. I know the basics to predicting well also; when to predict and is key in a battle, and I know many times to make predictions. More than once I have actually helped random people I didn't know on pokemon showdown, and getting to know someone on smogon will help me become more of a member of this community.
Timezone: ESTtuesdays and thursdays, 6:00- 11:00
Tiers:NU, RU, UU, OU
I literally know everyone pokemon's name, typing, and sometimes even abiltites; its more of a hobby really, I focus mainly on offensive mixed partys, or defensive weather team. Favourtie Pokemon, Umbreon, Hydreigon, milotic, daraqgonite and Mienshao. open minded to begginers and expierinced players
Usually on over weekends, sometimes during the week. Weekends are 3-8, anywhere in between then. week, usually 8-10, but its rare to find me on due to lax (not the nature).
Tiers:NU, OU, and RU.
Why should I be accepted?
I love Pokemon. That's a fact. I love reading all I can about Pokemon, especially about what their habitats are, what their natures would be like, and especially devising good sweeping strategies. I like to focus on setup moves in NU and RU, but in OU i'm all for head on attacks. I also help many of my friends make teams for Showdown! in school or when they are over. My fav pkmn would have to be, Gligar line, Shuckle, Wooper, Charizard, Remoraid and Mantyke lines, and Sudowoodo.
Username: Hack He Must
Timezone: GMT +1
Regular Online Hours (in EST): 15 pm-22 pm (varies a lot depending on IRL stuff).
References: None, but I gotta a couple of friends on the forums.
Why should you be accepted to tutor?
I should be accepted as a tutor as I believe I have reach a point in my battling where I can use my knowledge about my favorite metagame to spread my viewpoints to whoever I tutor. As I am social and open to new ideas, I can both let my student(s) be creative and open minded, while also providing the knowledge needed to succeed.