Apprentice Program: Round Fifty Eight

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

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  1. HawkeUsedBlackStorm

    HawkeUsedBlackStorm

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    Age: 17
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: (US Eastern Timezone) 4:00 - 8:00 Weekdays, 1:00 - 10:00 Weekends.
    What tier do you want to learn?: Black and White OU, I want to catch up to the metagame, but my main concern is what would likely be encountered in a physical tournament.
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've played pokemon most of my gaming life, so I'm familiar with the game. I know about a lot of the game mechanics, but I don't know if I have the team-building or prediction skills yet needed for true competitive play. Colored text gets attention. I'm finally caught up for the first time in over a decade, and I've had time to think my strategy over. I like sword-fighting and making things. My pets include 8 cats, and 1 dog that looks like a pig.
    I have played Pokemon for the first 12 years of my life, most of it was noncompetitive.I relooked into the series to get nostalgia, and found out about the more in-depth mechanics. This happened about 3 years ago. I took a new attitude for wath the games really were. I became the best battler at my school (It had an unofficial "Pokemon Club", I beat them all.) I wanted to learn from actual good battlers; I knew I wasn`t a pro. When I found a community for serious Pokemon battling, I was overjoyed. I missed last round of tutoring, but I decided not to waste my time by doing nothing as I waited. I got to so the expert community for it`s knowledge. I found what I was looking for. I'll stop now, sorry for the wall of text.
  2. theebay707

    theebay707 Banned deucer.

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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -8. 4PM-8PM on weekdays. 10AM-Whenever I have to go on weekends
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've started competitive battling only at the beginning of B/W and have leaderboarded 3 times.
  3. CripSwagger

    CripSwagger

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    Age: 18
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST-1, 08:00-22:00
    What tier do you want to learn?: 5th gen OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: quick learner X)

    OH, i think i should be accepted cuz EspyJoel agreed to tutor me
  4. The Silent Storm

    The Silent Storm

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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT +1 17:00-23:00 mostly
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm from London, I started battling in late 2010, after Excadrill and Deoxys-s ban I feel lost in the current metagame, I don't know actually how to face ''volturn teams'' I would also like to complete the dark horse challenge.
    I applied in round 55 but I didn't get a tutor.
  5. Fantasy

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    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Fantasy. / Jimbow
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT + 00 : After 7 PM usually and all day during the week ends
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I would like to improve in team building. Posting from round 57.
  6. Icy Arcanine

    Icy Arcanine

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    Age: 17
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST mostly free on weekends and sometimes free from 7-9 on mon wed fri
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I am a year round competitive swimmer and I love to play pokemon and other video games as a hobby.
    Under 25 Posts explination: I quite often battle on the smogon server but I have never really felt as though I could really get into discussion on PO server or in the forums because of my lack of skill in battling. I hope that by getting tutored I can really start to become a part of the smogon community
  7. Pkrs

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    Age: 20
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:Gmt-6
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW Ubers and OU
    Tell us a little about yourself:nothing to say but im a great guy Xd
  8. Ezio

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    Username: Hyperbeem
    Age: 15
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:Gmt-6
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU, more ADV OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Need someone active like my bro Enz0
  9. BlueDragoon

    BlueDragoon

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    Username: BlueDragoon
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    Age: 20
    Timezone/availability: eastern standard, after 8pm eastern except on tuesday.
    Tier: bw ou
    About me: I've been playing competitively with friends for years and want to take my skills to the next level and help my friends improve as well.

    Under 25 posts: Up until recently I didn't make an account because I couldn't contribute due to a general lack of knowledge. I'd like to gain the knowledge so I can research on my own and later contribute
  10. LucaroarkZ

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    Age: 16
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -8, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    What tier do you want to learn?: ADV OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Hi, I'm LucaroarkZ. I signed up to this forum in August 2011, when I was a noob to competitive battling. I've gotten much better at BW/DPP OU than I used to be, but I struggle to succeed in one metagame I wish to do well in, which is ADV OU. I'm more used to the fast-paced offensive metagame found in BW OU/DPP OU, and I am struggling to adapt to the more balanced metagame I see in ADV OU. I'd like to improve in ADV OU team building, as well as battling in general.
  11. Amell

    Amell

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    Username: Amell
    Age: 21
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -3, 6 PM-1 AM
    What tier do you want to learn? ADV OU, DPP OU, BW OU(Yup, I like to learn, so any of these metas - or them all - will be fine)
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've always been a fan of the show and the game, and knew about the existence of the competitive game and smogon since 2009 - I started banning Smogon Ubers from my in-game play from this time on - But i've started real competitive only last october.

    I've already accomplished some advances in BW OU meta, having built two or three effective teams and using them properly, but I feel that my teams are too standard and sometimes I lack the ability to analyze the game and save some pokemons/do the right decisions. I have some ADV and DPP teams, but they're all ripped, I just don't know enough about these metas to build good teams and sometimes this lack of experience just make me do stupid decisions.

    I'd like to be an active part of the smogon community, so my tutor should expect a talkative friendly tutee.
  12. TORFdot0

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    Age: 19
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: TORFdot0 or Youngster Joey
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: CST (Gmt-6) 4pm and later
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU, DPPt OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: College Student, from Kansas. I just got back into pokemon after not playing since gen3. I bought a DS and SoulSilver and Platinum this August. I'm looking into getting more competitive in battles. I need help making better teams. I do have less than 25 post due to the fact that, I don't normally like posting in off-topic forums but don't feel knowledgable enough to make post in serious threads. I am pretty active on the server though.

    ok, i'm pretty sure I have more than one post, because i've used trade request threads and such. i guess they were deleted. Oh well, I really love Pokemon and hope I can get engaged in the Smogon Community
  13. Slifer Slacker

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    Username: MetroSpirit
    Age: 14
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: [TMH]Ace
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT+0 (England) 8PM - 11PM on weekdays and all day on weekends.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm not a casualty of society but I love Pokemon since a very young age, I am a shy person but I am a very determined person, I dedicate myself to anything I put my mind to. And if I get tutored I know I will get better.

    Why I should be tutored (less than 25 posts): I feel as though I can contribute more to the Smogon Community if I get tutored here.
  14. Dracule Mihawk

    Dracule Mihawk

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    Username: Makaveli3k
    Age: 17
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT+0 6.00-10.00 On weekdays, weekends anytime really unless I am doing something
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Well I am at college atm, been playing pokemon for about half a year, and am willing to learn more. I love music, and a big fan of rap music. I am flexible as well generally in anything really.
    Under 25 posts: Well i have not had the chance to reply as much as I can, with exams and all that. Plus i believe that i am of no help to contribute to smogon as of yet, as my skill can improve through tutoring. Once it has, I will contribute as much as I can. I do not feel at that level yet where I can post or rate teams to a good ability, so by improving I hope to improve these skills and help out more
    Signed up in previous thread. Plus signed to last two rounds but was too late
  15. HoiPolloi

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    Age: 18
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT +1 18:00-23:00; on weekends all day
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW Ou
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm from Germany and I still have to go school. My favourite subjects are maths, chemistry and physics. After school I want to study medicine. In my spare time I do athletics, complex origami or obviously play Pokemon. I'm highly motivated to learn new things. If I get a tutor, I hope to improve my battle strategy, and how to make good decisions while battling. A little help in the teambuilding section would be nice too.
    Signed up in the previous thread, but didn't get a tutor.


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  16. Dewhinifier

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    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Urban Dew in OU recently...usually, something and the word "Dew"
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: gmt -5, 12 pm-12 am
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU and RU, but pretty much any tier
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've been into pokes since like 1998, but only recently got into competitive. I'm still trying to improve...
    Reason: I've been becoming more active on the site, posting wherever I feel I can contribute. I also try to get on PO daily if possible and practice.
  17. EmeraldGoblin

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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -5. 41
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've started competitive battling only at the beginning of B/W, but I would like to learn alot more; I have less than 25 posts because i spend most of my time reading on smogon than posting.

    Signed up in november's thread, but didn't get a tutor. Didn't sign up for december because i went on vacation
  18. Pocket

    Pocket Nyanko Sensei >:3
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    Your time zone: GMT - 5
    Usual Hours: 2-4 PM Tu / We / Th; 2-5 PM Fr; after 11:30 PM any day
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW Ubers
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've been tutored by Jackal in RBY, PokemaniacBob in GSC, and MoP in ADV UU. I've been into competitive battling since 2003, but I've been transiently out-of-commission due to college. I am well-played in BW OU and UU, and want to wet my hands in Ubers. I've battled some Ubers in ADV and DPP in the past, but the meta environment is still quite different with the new non-Uber / Uber mons as well as Arseus making a splash.

    PS: Poppy agreed to tutor me :o
  19. Raseri

    Raseri wut
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -7. 5PM-8PM on weekdays. 11AM-midnight on weekends
    What tier do you want to learn?: ADV OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm 17 and have been tutored before in BW OU, and because I have never played ADV before(except for uu) and am looking to improve in it for the upcoming Tour. I do not need a tutor to spend a large amount of time with me in it, just enough to learn how the metagame works so I can compete in it at a superficial level
  20. Resident evil

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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -7 I’m free the entire day Fri.-Sun., and am usually on in the afternoons on all other days.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I suppose you could say I’m slightly unusual for my age. I like to keep up with the news to some degree, occasionally have economical and politically based discussions with whoever will bother to do so with me, and occasionally do writing in my spare time. As I happen to live in a part of northern part of Arizona that is particularly heavy on horse properties, the aforementioned are essentially all of the things I do apart from the brutally obvious things you can infer from my age and my signing up for a tutee position.

    Under twenty-five posts: In the forums I find myself on most frequently, I’ve built up a reputation for battling that I don’t hold up to in any way, and thereunto why I am signing up to be tutored by someone that can actually help me. Getting a tutor may actually also convince me to contribute to these forums, which happens to be something I have a moderate interest in at present.
  21. CriCri95

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    Age: 19
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-1
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW UU / Uber
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a French Player who begin to play at Pokemon since DPP, and I became a good player at this tiers I guess. So, I would like to learn news metagames to continue to have fun playing to Pokemon because BW OU is boring and my favorite tier, DPP OU, is dead.

    And it will prepare me for the Smogon Tour.
  22. Deinosaur

    Deinosaur GO GOOMY
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    Age: 14
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-8, 5-9 pm
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I have a lot of time on my hands and I play pokemon.
  23. Juanca529

    Juanca529

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    Username:Juanca
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:GTM -8 Avaible 7am-12am and 8pm-10pm and Saturay and Sunday im free alsmot the whole day
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU,ADV OU,DPP OU
    Tell us a little about yourself:well i have been playing pokemon alittle bit less than a year,i dont have many post since im just not used to posting on forums D:,but i will start posting as soon as i start knowing more people and feel more confortable.I have also been in many clans seeking to battle good players but after a while i get bored and move to another one to seek better battlers and so on xD.
    I wish to learn well the BW,ADV,DPP OU metagame since i only have an ok knowledge from the BW OU metagame since its the only thing i have played aside from mixed tier battles which i dont do anymore and i want to get knowledge from all generations and not only stick up with one generation,also i really need help team building since im a horrible team builder.Also i need better prediction skills since sometimes i screw up with an over prediction and mess up the game so i need to learn when to overpredict.btw i also have a really good spanish since im mexican :D

    Reason why i want to get tutored?:
    Im Chuck Norris son and if you guys dont tutor me he will kill you all D:<....jk...im just a person that wants to get better at battling...the rest is on the top lol
  24. Psycho Cut

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    Age: 15
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: [BA] Psycho Cut
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT +0, 8pm onwards, more times at weekends
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a normal school kid going through GCSEs, I do athletics, cross-country and swimming competitively, and enjoy other sports such as football and basketball. I also like playing the guitar and listening to music. I've signed up for Tutroing because, although I'm not bad, I've hit a 'roadblock' and can't seem to get any better

    Also, EspyJoel said he would Tutor me this round

    I also signed up in the last thread, and on an earlier page to boot (3) :(
  25. Ninja Dewott

    Ninja Dewott

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    Oh noes! The Ninjas stole the other thread which I had signed up on

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    Age: 15
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: [BA] Ninja Dewott/NinjaDewottRU
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT, late evinings, 9pm+ ish, and pretty much anytime at weekends, depending on what I'm doing
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW RU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a fully trained Ninja. Which is cool. I also have a good sense of humour as well, and enjoy having a good laugh. I'm a competitive swimmer and also play tennis and football recreationally. I have other intrests such as Ninjas, Video Games, Reading, Ninjas, Music and Ninjas. Oh, and Ninjas. I want to learn more about RU because I really enjoy the metagame and want to get even better, like, to the point where I can post an RMT just to show off ;)
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