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Apprentice Program: Round Fifty Three

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by Kevin Garrett, Aug 10, 2011.

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  1. Kevin Garrett

    Kevin Garrett is a competitor
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    Welcome to the round 53 of Battling 101. I'd like to start by congratulating DC. on winning the tutor tournament for round 51. If you participated in round 52, look for the next tutor tournament in the coming days. If you would like to have a tutor this round, fill out the form provided below. With the Smogon Tour coming up, you may want to take advantage of our tutors for ADV and DPP. They can help you brush up on your skills in those metagames or get you started if you are not familiar with them.

    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 Philip7086's application would look like:

    Username: Philip7086
    Age: 22
    Shoddy Username: Philip7086, Pro Bro
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-8, 4:00PM-2:00AM
    What tier do you want to learn?: DP OU.
    Tell us a little about yourself: I had to ask my boss if I could get out of work early to post my Pokemon apprentice application.

    YOU MUST HAVE OVER 15 POSTS ON AT LEAST 10 SEPARATE DAYS TO PARTICIPATE. 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!

    Assignments

    Aerrow
    -Miloes

    AndViet
    -pimpganster

    B-Lulz
    -Reliking

    DracoMalfoy
    -San_Pellegrino

    ENZ0
    -Victini The owneadorrr

    EspyJoel
    -prem

    Eternal
    -.I Wish You Well.

    hanke
    -Charminions

    Haunter
    -Jaxx

    Huntofthelion
    -Delebird

    Iconic
    -Charizard92

    JabbaTheGriffin
    -LK

    Lamppost
    -MMF

    Limitless
    -SubZeroKombat

    macle
    -MaestroXXVI

    Optimusje
    -DrakeX47

    PK Gaming
    -Curtains

    Playa
    -Shining Latios

    reachzero
    -cinik

    reyscarface
    -TalkingLion

    Scimjara
    -Evire

    Seven Deadly Sins
    -Heathcliff Huxtable

    SkyNet
    -Dublinnaser1

    Stone_Cold
    -ilebronz

    twash
    -YTP

    undisputed
    -Jared

    yondie
    -Mithril

    zarator
    -Flashstorm1

    Zephyr
    -Puretrainer
  2. YTP

    YTP

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    Username: YTP
    Age: 15
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: YTP
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: 4-9 PM EST
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: i play pokemon. bro fist is my son ect
  3. MMF

    MMF Give me the strength to part this sea

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    Assigned to Lamppost

    Username:MMF
    Age:17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username:MMF test1, MMF tests me(others like that)
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:
    Im on theEastern Time Zone/until next Monday Im free all day and starting on that Monday I'll be free from 3-7 pm EST

    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU or BW UU(OU takes priority)
    Tell us a little about yourself:I'm a drummer in a local Post-Hardcore band and I love it. Ive played Pokemon since it first came out but about 2 years ago I started doing competitve and haven't looked back. Ive been in the top 10 on the RU ladder many times. I'm pretty good at battling and prediction but team-building is my big weakness. I really want to learn the BW OU metagame and be successful with it. My best playstyles are balanced and offense.
  4. Dubby

    Dubby

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    Username: Dublinnaser1
    Age: 15
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Dublinnaser1
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -8. 10 AM-4 PM, 9 PM-12 AM
    What tier do you want to learn?: B/W OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Been playing since like 2008, but don't really play B/W much, be nice to learn it a little bit more perhaps.
  5. Charizard92

    Charizard92

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    Username: Charizard92
    Age: 18
    Shoddy PO Username: [TUS] Charizard92, [TUS] Char92TEST
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-5, depends on the day as I work and am scheduled random shifts. I know two weeks in advance. Should be okay late most nights in my timezone.
    What tier do you want to learn?: DP OU, BW OU. BW OU takes priority, but both would be excellent
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a guy from Southern Ontario, I go to university (should start up the last week of this round, no big deal). I've been competitively battling for over a year, and I'm decent, but I just need that little bit to put me over the edge. think a major part of that is my team building. And hax, but you can't do anything about that ;) Hoping to Rep Canada next world cup ;)

    EDIT: I'd prefer a Canadian, especially if they were on the World Cup team, but if not it's okay :)

    EDIT #2: If Iconic's up for it, I'd prefer him after checking out the tutor application thread, he seems to have what I need. If not him, then my other preference applies :D
  6. SubZeroKombat

    SubZeroKombat

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    Username: SubZeroKombat
    Age: 21
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: SZK
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-6 , anytime after 5 pm usually
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU and UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I haven't done tons of battling and team building outside of monotype teams since 4th gen and I could really use some help with getting back into the game . If possible I'd prefer Zeph as my tutor.. if I get accepted that is .
  7. Heathcliff Huxtable

    Heathcliff Huxtable

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    Assigned to Seven Deadly Sins

    Username: Heathcliff Huxtable
    Age: 19
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Heathcliff_Huxtable
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: PST (GMT -7), 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM most days
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, DPP OU, or ADV OU (tiers listed in order of preference)
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a 19 year old college sophomore who enjoys watching football, playing competitive Pokemon, and spending time with friends/family/etc. I would like to learn about team building and in-battle strategies from an experienced battler in either the BW or the DPPt Standard OU metagame. I'm already familiar with most of the basics of competitive Pokemon, but I think I need help improving my overall level of skill and learning about more advanced concepts

    Requesting Seven Deadly Sins or undisputed if available

    CP'd from Round 51
  8. Curtains

    Curtains

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    Username: Curtains
    Age: 19
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username:Variants of Curtains
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -4 evenings weekdays
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: College student from Detroit. Pretty decent battler just want to take it to the next level.
  9. Evire

    Evire

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    Username: Evire
    Age: 15
    Pokemon Online Username: Evire / DatVire
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT +1 9pm - 3am
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Im from UK and I'm a decent battler but feel that I can get better with help, and Im pretty serious about getting better. I need help with TeamBuilding, thinking towards the endgame and perhaps some advanced battle strategy :)

    PS. Scimjara already agreed to tutor me so i'd like him if possible :)
  10. Jared

    Jared

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    Username: Jared
    Age: 15
    Pokemon Online Username: JaredPwn, Jared[TEST]
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST (GMT-5) 12:00PM-12:00 AM
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU.
    Tell us a little about yourself: Been into the scene of battling for a few years now, but have been at a skill level that I liked to be. I've never seemed to step up to be REALLY good. Want to improve on team building and basic battling skills. Had Skynet last round, but due to timezones and problems on his end we didn't have many sessions.
  11. Shining_Latios

    Shining_Latios

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    Username: Shining Latios
    Age: 13
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Free Latios, Shining Latios, Vision
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST; 8 am - 7 pm and 9 pm to 7 am
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, DPP OU, ADV
    Tell us a little about yourself: I have been playing Pokemon since I was 4 and playing competitively for almost 3 years. I was never really that good; I made silly mistakes in battling and need basic knowledge of competitive battling. I also have trouble with teambuilding. Outside of Pokemon I enjoy playing Basketball, Football, Baseball, and Video Games.
  12. cinik

    cinik

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    Username: cinik
    Age: 20
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: cinik
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-5, 8-11 PM any day (11 AM – 11 PM if I have off from work)
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU.
    Tell us a little about yourself: I discovered Smogon about 2 years ago and have been lurking the forums and playing casually since then. I would now like to take my skills to the next level. I hope to improve my teambuilding, learn to appreciate synergy, and understand how to make informed in-battle decisions.

    If possible, I'd like to request Kevin Garrett. If not, that's totally fine.
  13. San_Pellegrino

    San_Pellegrino the eternal dreamer
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    Username: San_Pellegirno
    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: San_pellegrino
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -5 4 pm to 6 pm once school starts
    What tier do you want to learn?: ADV OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm the average busy teen looking to a future, and pokemon is my escape from reailty :] I mainly want to learn ADV because I want to get better at it for the tour.
  14. Puretrainer

    Puretrainer

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    Username: Puretrainer
    Age: 18
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: I have quite a few but Lotus Sutra
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-5 I can be on just about any time
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Average college student I usually skate or swim in my spare time and I enjoy a good book as well!

    Zephyr has agreed to tutor me so if I could get him that would be nifty
  15. prem

    prem failed abortion
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    Username: Prem
    Age: 16
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Prem
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-7, PST, California
    What tier do you want to learn?: DPP OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: last round i was here and had dracomalfoy8 as my tutor for ADV OU, and it was very productive. now i want to learn dpp because i like knowing a lot of metagames. other than that im a 16 year old kid who just got his licence and spends a lot of time on po and irc.

    espyjoel has agreeed to tutor me.
  16. pimpgangster

    pimpgangster

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    Username: pimpgangster
    Age: 21
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: pimpgangster, bobodawg
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT +10 Everyday after 4 pm
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW UU / BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I play A grade soccer and love basketball. Have been playing alot of LC lately but want to get into to UU as well
  17. afterburn

    afterburn Villain of some untold story
    is a Team Rater Alumnus

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    Username:LK
    Age:15
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Afterburn

    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT+3 i'm available all day, erryday

    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, ADV OU

    Tell us a little about yourself: Couple of months ago I started to get decent in BW OU. Then I had to stop playing for 5 months because of real life, and I started to play again recently and I still need to adjust to the current metagame. I really want to improve my battling strategy, such as long-term thinking and prediction, as I am decent in team building, but would like to improve in that too. My goal is to win one of the annual Smogon Tournaments, or at the very least, get as far as the finals or semi-finals. Also with the Smogon Tour coming up, if we have time I'd like to get started on ADV, it's one of those metagames I've never really looked into, and I'd really like to learn it for tour.
  18. Lady Kitty

    Lady Kitty

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    Username: Victini the owneador
    Age: 14
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: .Rainbow Dash-
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -6 14:00 pm to 22:00 pm
    What tier do you want to learn: ADV OU, DPP OU, DPP UBER.
    Tell us a little about yourself: He pokemon is my game favorite, and Decided get help in smogon university, l hope get lucky. :)

    P.D: Sorry for round 52 u.u
  19. MaestroXXVI

    MaestroXXVI

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    Username: MaestroXXVI
    Age: 18
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: MaestroXXVI
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST, 7-12 pm Tues-Sat, all day Mon-Sun
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm Canadian, so if any there are any Canadian tutors out there wanting to show some nationalistic spirit, I'm available :D

    Beyond that I'm trying to learn what everyone else is, teambuilding, synergy, prediction, etc.

    I have a tendency to think outside the box, but usually to the point where I'm so far outside that what I come up with is too situational to be useful...for instance, a Heatran set that can lure and take out anything not immune to Toxic or Fire one-on-one (yes, even Wish Blissey), but needs a Forretress with Gravity in order to work...a tutor that can teach me how to channel that creativity into something usable would be awesome
  20. TalkingLion

    TalkingLion

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    Username:TalkingLion
    Age:13
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username:TalkingLion
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:GMT-5 2:00 PM-1:00 AM When school starts 4:00 PM-11:00 PM
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU If possible DP OU and/or ADV OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a young Smogoner who is already somewhat good at the BW UU and OU metagame and wants to get better at it. I also tend to use weird unsuccessful gimmicks a lot such as TrickScarf Claydol and Charm Blissey.
  21. Flashstorm1

    Flashstorm1
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    Username: Flashstorm1
    Age: 16
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Flashstorm1
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -6; 6 PM - 10 PM CST
    What tier do you want to learn?: OU, Ubers
    Tell us a little about yourself: Most of the Smogon staff knows me. I left competitive battling about two years ago because I was disappointed with the standard tier at the time, in addition to simply getting bored of Pokemon. Now that the next generation of Pokemon is out, I'm ready to give competitive battling another try.
  22. Reliking

    Reliking

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    Username: Reliking
    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Reliking
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST, most of the day thanks to the summer. (3:PM-12AM are my best times. I can be home whenever)
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU mostly. (Although if we have time Ive never played ADV before so I'll need to learn)
    Tell us a little about yourself: I can only play Ubers and a little bit of UU but I just cant figure out OU this gen. Thats why Im trying for tutoring so I can actually figure out this tier alol. Also I am the biggest Big Brother fan ever, it is amazing. (Actually I love reality TV in general)
  23. DrakeX47

    DrakeX47

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    Username:DrakeX47
    Age: 21
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: XxDrakexX
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:eastern time zone any hours
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a gamer, I'm beyond competitive, and i want to get VERY good at this. I born in Lakeland, FL raised in Vegas, now live in Winter Haven. Been playing since rby, only recently competitively. Very good at strategy and fresh ideas. Reading and predicting people are my forte. But putting a team together effectively into a team to utilize those ideas is another beast for me.
  24. Milos

    Milos

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    Username: Milos
    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Milos
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT East 4pm - 4am
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW: OU, UU, Ubers
    Tell us a little about yourself: I started playing Pokemon like 3 years ago, but I left a little before the 5th gen came out..i'm signing up to try to learn the new metagame. I play and watch a lot of sports, like to chill with friends, etc.
  25. Delebird

    Delebird

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    Username:Delebird
    Age:14
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username:Delebird
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:EST, 10am-10:30pm (i can be flexible)
    What tier do you want to learn?: 5th gen OU and if there is extra time 5th gen RU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I have been a member of smogon for a while, but i just recently came back to playing pokemon online. I compete in the in server tournaments on Pokemon online, the best i have ever done in one was semi-final. My favorite pokemon are Delibird, Politoed, and MeinShao. My favorite sport is cross country and i love to run distance track also. I find i am most successful in Little Cup matches, but good matches in those are rare and hard to come by so i want to expand my reach. Thank you
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