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Apprentice Program: Round Fifty Eight

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by Bloo, Jan 13, 2012.

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  1. Bloo

    Bloo
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    I ask that everyone sign-up again if they signed up when they saw this thread earlier today. The previous thread, well, vanished because of an silly moderation mistake (I'll see if I can undo it somehow via admin CP.)

    Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. I do have a 2 page of list of people who signed-up previously, so I can sort of confirm who signed up previously.

    I'll leave this up for longer than usual to give everyone a chance to sign-up again.

    ___

    Welcome to round 57 of Battling 101. If you were tutored last round, make sure you send in you tutor evaluations. Our tutors dedicate a lot of time to this program and the evaluations help us assess their contributions. If you are seeking a tutor, you're in the right place. Fill out the information below to be assigned a tutor.

    Username:
    Age:
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username:
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:
    What tier do you want to learn?:
    Tell us a little about yourself:

    To clear up any confusion, here is an example of what my application would look like:

    Username: Kevin Garrett
    Age: 20
    Shoddy Username: Kevin Garrett
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-5, 4:00PM-2:00AM
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I will learn anything I set my mind to.

    I deleted all of my posts because they were all terrible. I really want to learn how to play Pokemon the right way because I have struggled with it for so long and put in a lot of time to get better, but can't improve at all.

    YOU MUST PROVIDE A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF WHY YOU SHOULD BE TUTORED IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 25 POSTS. Additionally, you must be able to use Pokémon Online, or at least Shoddy Battle (if you only wish to learn DPP OU).

    Important: In addition, after your time of tutoring, please take the time to fill in the evaluation form and send it to the entire tutoring staff. This helps us on so many levels! All tutees from previous rounds are expected to submit evaluations of their tutors as well.
  2. freedom2

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    Age: 14
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Freedom
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -6, Weekdays, from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Weekends all the day
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm Freedom2, a user who registered here on April 2011. I struggle A LOT with team building. It's by far, the hardest part I have to face in competitive Pokemon. Everytme I make a team by myself, always, my team is almost the same that those that are in the metagame. And, most of the time, I'm not comfortable with it. I would really like to be tutored. Since I registred here, I wanted to enter to the program, but I have never got enough posts to enter. I would also like to learn how to play well on a battle, I have got some skills but sometimes I just loose everything with a few of bad moves. Mainly, when I battle with a good opponent, I just can't have the battle at my own rythm.

    About me: I'm a student, whose favorite topics are Chemistry and Maths. I get plenty good grades, and usually I enjoy hanging out with friends. I sometimes can be very reserved, but when someone is nice with me, I don't care.

    After reading all this, the question is: Why should I be tutored? I have a great sense of responsability, and I know that having a tutor is a privilege. I would take very seriously the program. I would really like to have a tutor to help me with these issues I have. I learn quickly.

    Signed up in previous thread.
  3. Danilo

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    Tier: BW OU
  4. Joeyboy

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  5. soviet

    soviet nothin personnel kid

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    : Soviet
    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Soviet
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -4, 3PM - 11 PM
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, ADV OU, DPPt OU (in order of preference)
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a high school senior that enjoys playing basketball, listening to music and pursuing academic goals. I am currently looking to go to college at NC State or Vanderbilt to become a nuclear engineer. I have been playing pokemon competitively for about a year and a half now but still need some work on things such as teambuilding and prediction, as well as older gens. I'm really started to like offense based teams so I'd like to focus on that. I'm hoping the b101 program can do this for me.
  6. Max212

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    Max212
    Age: 15
    PO Username: Max21
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: PST (-8), Any time on weekends and 5-10 p.m. weekdays.
    What tier do you want to learn? ADV OU
    Tell us a little bit about yourself:I am a normal teenage guy enjoying life. I have no idea how to play ADV OU since I started battling in DPPt. Football is the best sport in the world.

    DracoMalfoy has agreed to tutor me
  7. DatOddish

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    DatOddish
    Age: 14
    Pokemon Online Username: DatOddish
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-3, 3:00PM - 11:00PM
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU/UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Got back to Pokemon some months ago and I'm still adapting from all changes since Gen 4. I do have some decent knowleage in Team Building and Predictions, but I know that there's still a lot to improve.
    Less than 25 posts explanation: I would really like to participate more on the forum discussions or help on the RMTs but I don't really think I have enough knowledge right now to really help anyone, getting tutored would certainly help me get more into the game and also be more active here.
  8. Asbestospoison

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    Age: 14
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: [TMH]Asbestospoison or [TEST]Asbestospoison
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -5, usually between 3:00 and 8:00 pm, plus mornings on weekends.
    What tier do you want to learn?: Preferably BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I have no life outside of the Internet, but if I did, it would probably involve something awesome, like dragon hunting.
    Why I should be tutored. (less than 25 posts): IMO opinion, I'm at least decent, but I seem to have hit a block, and I figure I've taught myself most of what I can right now. I really would like to improve my team and set building, as most of my teams have one or two huge problems, and I'd like to have a non-gimmick set that works well that I can say I made. I'd also like to contribute more to these forums, but with my current skill level, I don't think I have much to offer, and I hope being tutored will change that.
    I signed up in the previous thread.
  9. Ace Attorney

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    I was second to sign up in the previous set right after Heathcliff Huxtable


    Username:
    Ace Attorney
    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Waveshine/Float Cancel
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST (GMT-5) 6pm-11pm (Mostly all day during week end)
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Im a Canadian Vietnamese boy that loves pokemon! I've been playing since I was a kid and recently wanted to step up my game. I've been playing for about 2 months so yeah I'm lacking some knowledge but I'm not a complete noob, I do know the basics. I mostly have troubles with teambuilding and making good plays though. I did get close to 1300 on the ranking but I always end up making bad plays which makes me go down.. Other than that I love hanging out with my friends, dancing, playing video games! I'm a friendly person so I hope to get to know my tutor and that we'll be friends!

    I didn't get a tutor last round. A canadian tutor would be cool too since we could meet very easily but if there aren't any available another tutor will be just as helpful :)
  10. SIMPLE SIM

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    Age: 22
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: SIMPLE SIM
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST : 6pm-12am
    What tier do you want to learn?:
    OU BW
    Tell us a little about yourself:
    I always loved Pokemon and played here and there with school friends back when DDP came out. We didn't really knew what we were doing, but it was really fun! Last year I met with Ace Attorney (one of your members), through Super Smash Bros community and he became a close friend. He is the one who told me about Smogon, about advanced playing in general and gave me the thirst to get my game to a higher level and get tutored! I also enjoy stall as a playstyle!

    Why I should be tutored: I know I am new to the forums but with the knowledge I will acquire I shall bring my support to the community! I'm also available often on pokemon online so meeting with my tutor will be easy.

    French tutor would be a plus but if they dont meet my timezone another can do! :D
  11. TalkingLion

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    Age: 14
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-5(EST) Afternoons and evenings on weekdays, anytime on weekends
    What tier do you want to learn?: ADV OU
    Tell us a little about yourself:Fairly good battler in BW and I can also manage DP, but I want to get better at ADV before the tour starts. Outside of Pokemon I enjoy runing track, reading books, and watching movies.

    Also requesting DracoMalfoy.
  12. Lady Kitty

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    Username: Lady Kitty
    Age:15
    Pokemon Online Username: Lady Kitty
    What timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-7
    What Tier do you want to learn?: DPP UU, BW Uber
    Tell us a little about yourself: I like hello kitty & MLP
  13. NatGeo

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    espyjoel agreed to tutor me 9.9 !

    username: NatGeo
    age: 14
    PO Username: NatGeo / I'll tell my tutor what im on as at that moment
    timezone / availability: EST, most weeknights and a lot on weekends.
    Tier?: BW OU / DPP UU (preference order)
    Info: I'm 14 and I haven't seriously played mons in a while. I'm a band geek gg
  14. DeXster

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    I was third to sign up in the previous post btw. I don't want to miss this.*

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    GMT-8 (6:00-11:00)
    Standard OU
    I'm going to join the Military and still play Pokémon because it's the best game I've ever played. And I love to use strategy to out-wit my opponent. I think I've hit a plateau and need some help to get to the next level.

    I don't have that many post because when I joined I had a lot to do like homework and band but then when I graduated I work working a lot and going to the gym i was too tired to play Pokémon most o the time. But now that things have cooled down and I've lost enough weight to get into the USAF (45lbs 230-185) I really want to get into Pokémon. As you can see I have been quite active just recently and will continue until I go to basic training where I will be thinking of strategies while I'm in there. So that's my story lol
  15. Llez

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    Age: 23
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Llez
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-7, available pretty much all day except for Sunday Tuesday and Thursday after 5:30pm, got classes.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW UU and/or OU.
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've been playing Pokemon pretty much my entire life, and I've always been bad at making teams. The breeding I have down, its just putting the pieces together I'm not too great at. Other than that I love learning new things, currently going to college to become a biologist and am a rabid supporter of Monster Hunter.
    25 posts or less explanation: I'm a bit awkward when coming into a new forum group, so it takes me a while to become comfortable to post more. That and I'm generally just kinda shy.
  16. CZ.

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    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: CZ, H3ee, Bio.
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT+0, I am on most days
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I live in England and play pokemon for fun, I am an alright battler, I just need some help with the mental side of it, I either think to much or too little. I have also started a YT and want to get better so I can give better battles to anyone who views me. :)

    Reason for under 25 posts: I mostly read the forums, and I don't like to put something into the topic unless I am 100% sure I know what I am doing. I come on a lot but mostly to read.
  17. .Robert

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    Username: Robert
    Age: 16
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Robert/Iori/Windness
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GTM -6
    What tier do you want to learn?: ADV OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I love soccer
  18. Roz

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    Username: Roz
    Age: 19
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Roz/Storm
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -5. Weekdays : usually from 11:30 am to 11 pm except for Tuesday and Thursday, where it's 3:30 pm to 11 pm. Varies during the weekend because of my job.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU.
    Tell us a little about yourself: I started playing 2 years ago but I had to stop playing due to school and health problems. Now that everything's finally okay, I really want to play competitively again. I am really rusty and have a lot of new stuff to learn, since I last played when the 5th gen games weren't released. I mostly want to learn predictions and team building if possible. Apparently I'm a fast learner, and since I love playing I'll definitely do my best to improve as much as I can. I also want to contribute to the site one day, and I think having a tutor would definitely help me reach that goal.
    Non Pokémon related stuff: I play the piano, like to hang out with friends and I love to meet new people, I enjoy RPGs (FF/KH anyone?) and I am majoring in Translation.

    Edit: Just thought I'd add the fact that I posted in the last thread, iirc I was on the 3rd/4th page.
  19. darthfader

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    Age: 21
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: mvp_pikachu
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT+8, available from 9 onwards in weekdays and most of the days in weekends
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU/UU/NU.
    Tell us a little about yourself: I really love this show/game since I was a kid. I think that the competitive level of this game is very good. I was new into competitive battling, though I had tried this before, maybe two years ago, but I am a failure in team building.

    25 posts or less explanation: I really don't like to post too much because I do read before I post and when I read the answer to my question, I will not post so not to bother anyone. :)

    I really need a tutor, someone whom I can talk to and exchange my ideas with. Because yeah, constant correct practice makes excellent. But if my practice is wrong because no one is guiding me, I will not be excellent. :)
  20. Birkal

    Birkal We have the technology.
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    Age: 19
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Birkal, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Evenings work best, but whenever! (GMT-6)
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW Little Cup, BW Ubers
    Tell us a little about yourself: Hiya! I'm a double major in Music and Biology. I love to play the piano, draw, run, and socialize with my friends. I love life and enjoy everything that I do! I have a pretty good grasp on BW OU and I'd like to broaden my horizons. Little Cup (the tier that seems to be for highly attractive and awesome people) has always peaked my interest, while Ubers seems like a solid tier. Thanks for your consideration!
  21. Omicron

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    Age: 18
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Omicron / various alts.... xD
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -8 / most weekday evenings, more on weekends
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU / BW Ubers
    Tell us a little about yourself: bloo's a n00b

    oh and I want to learn BW OU again, as I've fallen out with it thanks to the rather irritating weather war aspect of the metagame. I'd like to get back into the metagame through tutoring, and perhaps I'll gain a new view on OU :)

    edit: also been missed out on a tutor for like, the last 4 rounds rofl
  22. Princess Bubblegum

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    Username: Scarfwynaut
    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Kirbx
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: -5 GMT/ 7PM-11PM
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Pretty much a scifi nerd, if it has star in it's name, I probably watched it. I have been lurking smogon for quite some time now, but I always fail to break some sort of wall at the 1300s. I need tutoring to get over that wall. Preferably I would like a tutor that plays stall, if possible.
  23. pkmner

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    Username: pkmner
    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Sun Tsu/ TerratheTester
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-4, generally any time after 5 PM
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU and possibly some minor tiers
    Tell us a little about yourself: Kid who recently had his birthday. Like listening to music. Really don't have any goals for the future


    Man of the Lizard has promised to sexually molesttutor me
  24. LighTz911

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    Age: 13
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: LighTz911
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -5 I'm on all day after school until 7:00 PM on week days and time varies on week ends.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Just a thirteen-year-old random on Smogon who enjoys Pokemon. I'd like to learn more about this game and become a better player in general.

    Stone_Cold agreed to tutor me. Requesting Bloo if he's not available.
  25. MaestroXXVI

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    Signed up around this point in the previous thread.

    Username: MaestroXXVI
    Age:
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: MaestroXXVI
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-5, 20:00-24:00 usually
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've slowly gotten into competitive pokemon, but I find myself just floundering around the bottom of the ladder, not knowing why I can't get any higher. I want to start from the team building process and go from there; my goal this round is to complete the Dark Horse Challenge. Incidentally, I don't like talking about myself online, so other than the fact that I'm Canadian (also, I'm friendly :)), you probably won't learn a lot about me as a person.

    I applied in round 57 but didn't get a tutor.
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