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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. Eradicator

    Eradicator

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    Username: Eradicator
    Age: 14
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Eradicator, [Eradication], Unknown Soldier
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -5, 11 AM - 4 PM, 8 PM - whenever I decide to go to sleep.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU / BW Ubers / DPP OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Not much to say. I like a ton of music and I've recently gotten into anime. I've been playing competitive pokemon since late 2009 with a couple of breaks, but I've only played BW OU for a little under 2 months. I'm a sports fan and my main issue that I would like to work on is team building.
  2. Battler3797

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    Age:14
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:MST, 10 AM-1 PM
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I have peaked in the top 10 twice on the smogon server for overused but havent been able to do it since the garchomp ban
  3. MLX

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    Age:14
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:GMT -5
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Overprediction's my biggest flaw
  4. dragonuser

    dragonuser The only thing I look up to is the sky
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    Username: dragonuser
    Age: 15
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: US est.... i think its gmt-5
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Ive been battling competitively for a little over 3 months and Im a pretty good battler but all my skills are self learned and I feel like the only way I can get better and get over this plateau is to actually learn from someone. Oh I also like basketball and lacrosse.
  5. XaperZ

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    Age: 16
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: London GMT+0 - 3pm - 4pm and 6pm - 11pm
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself:Played Pokemon for a long time but always wanted to play online, and as my brother is too easy to beat, i want to learn competitive pokemon
  6. aussieman000

    aussieman000

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    Age: 19
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Sydney GMT+10, Sunday all day, Monday - Wednesday 8am-4pm & sometimes 9pm till late.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU or UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: First real hobby was Yugioh TCG (shutup :P). Got kinda sick of all the imba shit Konami kept bringing out, and people were telling me about Shoddy Battle and the Smogon tiers. I already liked Pokemon so the switch was easy enough, and the official tiering system seemed pretty awesome. So I started playing casually around the end of Gen IV, post-mence ban.

    I guess I'm an ok battler at the moment, but want to get more competetive. I have trouble with building a team from scratch, and my wins tend to be rather close if they're against good battlers.
  7. iLeBronz

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    Assigned to Stone_Cold

    Username: ilebronz
    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online Username: 1104thomas/ lakai
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: us central time -6 gmt i believe? 4pm-11pm on week days
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Im a costa rican kid, who loves the game. I had an emergency with my mom she got very during the last round so i didn't get as much done as i'd like, so im singing up again hoping I get the chance to get tutored again. I know I signed up way too late, I just didn't see it when i checked last night..
  8. caesar63

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    Age: 19
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: quite varied as im working 10-25 hours a week; wish i could put some hours that im always available but really cant as i work both morning and night shifts.
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Im a Canadian maritimer that played gens 1 and 2 as a kid and just picked up a dsi and a copy of white about a month ago. Ive never done competitive battling before but have seen some youtube vids and would really like to get into it :p
  9. Max212

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    Age: 14
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -8, 5 PM-10 PM (usually when school ends and I'm done with homework.)
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, BW Ubers (OU is first priority.)
    Tell us a little about yourself: I am a Filipino kid that likes to hang out with his friends in real-life and online. I was a major lurker and occasionally rated peoples teams in the RMT forum in an attempt to be involved in this community. I began playing Pokemon a few years ago when I was pretty young, then I stopped and came back in the final days of DPP. I accept all advice/constructive criticism given to me and I try my best to improve from it. My all-time favorite playstyle is STALL, but I am not half bad at using offensive and balanced teams. I'm pretty good at team building and can predict somewhat effectively, but I would like to further my knowledge and be involved in the Smogon Community.
  10. EspyOwner

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    Age: 19
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: EspyOwner, Sandslash
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: whenever, really. Usually sleep from EST 12am-6am on average. Not going to school until the spring.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, BW UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: 19 years old, amazingly average at competitive Pokemon. I'll hit a bump and not want to play a lot of the time. Would just be interesting to see what could come out of this. Also, user DC and I practically started competitive battling on Shoddy together, despite him being Spanish, and the fact remains that he still sucks.
  11. LizardMan

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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-5, 3:00 PM to 10:00PM, but I can be available other times or be flexible depending on what happens irl.
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I managed to get suspect test voting rights 3 times in BW OU, but I have been extremely busy as of late. I haven't been playing competitively much at all, and am in a major slump right now. I would like to be tutored in teambuilding in BW OU, but I feel confident at prediction and most metagame knowledge. Just need to catch up on what I missed in the last couple of months I guess and make myself a more solid player all around.
  12. Harpwn

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    Age: 15
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Normally on around 6-8 EST every day but Tuesdays/Thursdays
    What tier do you want to learn?: OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've been aware of competitive battling for a while but I haven't been serious about battling for a while. I want help in team building and in mid-battle strategy.
  13. Eos

    Eos some people just want to see the world burn
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    Username: Eos
    Age: 15
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -5. Honestly whenever my tutor would like to work :)
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, BW UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a lifeguard at my local YMCA, captain of the swim team, and like to go biking/running. I enjoy spending time with friends, reading, relaxing, and of course playing online. I've been playing competitively for around 10 months now, and I enjoy the Pokemon community very much!
  14. leon2443

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    Age:16
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:Mountain time zone 5:00pm-10:00pm but im flexible though
    What tier do you want to learn?: 5th gen OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I am fairly new to the competitive world of pokemon and i am extremely excited to learn and grow! I participate in Younglife and i enjoy playing competitive yu gi oh card game. I like playing basketball and chillin with friends. I cant wait to learn all that i can.
  15. Xav

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    Age: 15
    Pokemon Online/Shoody Username: Xav, Alt
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT +10, weekdays after 3:30 ish and most of weekends.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I got into competitive battling towards the end of DPP OU and was an average battler. I battled quite frequently in early BW OU but my activity has dwindled. I recently got into UU and would love to improve my overall games, especially my prediction skills and establishing a win condition. I have signed up for tutoring several times, but unfortunately not been allocated a tutor.
  16. xxmoosexx

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    What the balls. It WAS 10 posts a day. Now you've got my balls in a vicegrip.

    If you are STILL willing to take me...

    Username:xxmoosexx
    Age:17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: CallMeSucktard
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Eastern Time- All day on weekends.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, BW UU, BW Ubers(from most important to least)
    Tell us a little bit about yourself: I lift, play guitar, take schooling seriously, and enjoys nature. I like competitiveness and pokemon is full of it(inb4hax). I like to comment on RMT's. Got into pokemon before Mence was banned in 4th gen. Got around 1400 with offense team. You teach me and I will put in the time to make you proud. I will out-do all others and smash the competition if you put in the time to teach me. I will give everything to get better if you teach me and I appreciate it. I will try to make it as convenient for you as possible.
  17. darkie

    darkie mfw i see alison brie
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: CST I'm free p. much all day for the next week and then in the late afternoon/evenings after that. Weekends are always good!
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, BW UU (in that order)
    Tell us a little about yourself: rey is mexican

    but seriously, I play BW like it's DP so I run into some problems when I'm building teams as well as when I'm battling.
  18. Myrmidon

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    Age: 25...I feel old...
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Des_Myrmidon
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Eastern (GMT-5)
    10PM-1AM weekdays, all day Saturday.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, DPPt UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Been playing since early Gen1, and started dabbling into competitive partway through Gen3. I love the game, and I want to spread what I hope to learn from this into my local metagame. I'm tired of being tops locally due to a little more experience, and being one of the few to research.

    I'm also LOVING BW OU and one of the few people who does, likely...I'm glad to see weather being a prominent aspect of battles outside Sandstorm.

    I'm into game design and psychology...I love trying to read my opponent, and trying to lull them into mindgames...at least, locally I do; PO users don't seem that chatty :P

    I want to half-heartedly request Bloo is a mentor (if he does this)...but primarily for comedic purposes than any REAL reason, and will be happy with whomever I get.
  19. Aeromence

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    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Aeromence
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT +10:00, and I'm normally available after 3.30, unless my idiot brother gets home first
    What tier do you want to learn?: Standard BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm really sporty, I play Tennis, Australian Footy (cos I live in Australia), Basketball, and Futsal (Indoor soccer). I really love spamming Specstoed hydro pumps, and I don't build a team without a dragon
  20. AfroThunderRule

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    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: AfroThunderRule, KGC Bomber, GameFAQs Noob, Sun Noob
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -5, I guess 3 PM-7 PM
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU mainly, would like to learn some BW Ubers
    Tell us a little about yourself: I suck.
  21. Thatsjustpeachy

    Thatsjustpeachy 暗无天日的冰之救星!
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    Username: Krabs93
    Age: 18
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-5(UScentral time) (2pm-11pm)
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU(1 month worth of competitive experience)
    Tell us a little about yourself: I just turned to the battling scene in which I had a lot of fun trying out for the smogon world cup team even though I wasnt that good. It encouraged me to learn more about battling and my goal is to make the smogon world cup team as well as becoming an OU suspect voter. Im basically dying to earn that checkmark as a voter :P. I get nervous while battling and it makes me very inconsistent. Im hoping the program will boost my skill and confidence as a battler

    Im heading to college this upcoming school semester so im not too sure on how committed i can be. However ill try my best to have some free time in order to learn the BW OU metagame. The times might change based on clubs and activities
  22. Rudy

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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Pacific / Anytime
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I wrastle at 160lb
  23. Setsuna

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  24. Kevin Garrett

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