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Apprentice Program: Round Nine

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by Aeolus, Sep 12, 2006.

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  1. Aeolus

    Aeolus Bag
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    I apologize for the late start of this round, I was waiting until Smogon had a stable NetBattle server again... and it's been up for at least a few hours now... so let's give it a go.

    Ok, we are ready to begin Round Nine of the tutoring program; it will last for the next 3 weeks ending on October 1st. I've decided to make this round a week longer to facilitate a more in-depth learning experience. If you are a NEW PLAYER and wish to get a tutor for this round all you have to do is post your profile in the format below. Tutors will be an excellent resource for you to learn Pokemon team building and battling strategies, as well as someone who can help "initiate" you into the Smogon Community. They are here for you...so take advantage!

    Netbattle nick:
    Age:
    Time zone:
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!):
    Experience level*:
    A little about myself:
    Generation(s) I want to learn:

    *You don't have to be good...just willing to learn. So, don't be shy; Sign up now!

    The tutors will view this thread and choose their apprentices based on the generations they want to learn and their regular online hours. Once they have made a choice, they will contact me through a PM and I will keep an updated list of tutors and their apprentices. Tutors will also PM the person they have chosen to teach and set up times to meet. Apprentices are also encouraged to be proactive in searching for their tutor.

    If a tutor doesn't find a match, I will begin assigning the remaining tutors to appropriate apprentices. If you are still looking for a tutor after all tutors have been assigned...you have the option of looking through the tutor roster and PM'ing a suitable person (one who teaches the generation you want to learn and is online during similar hours) to ask them if they will take you on as a second apprentice. It's as simple as that!!

    If at any point during this round you encounter a problem (difficulty getting together with your tutor, etc.), let me know and we will work to resolve the issue.

    Round Eight Tutor/Apprentice Matches:

    1. Aeroblacktyl / Michael Jackson
    2. husk1442 / Alamaster
    3. Mekkah / Dan Dan
    4. Sir Chris / Spokey Dokey
    5. Giga Punch / Rofklaw
    6. latinoheat / MeleeMaster-ShinyPokemon
    7. Noobster / Ginbim92
    8. Warthog / FireStormCharizard
    9. Yosuke / massi4h
    10. Sanders / Marth79
    11. Aeolus / Tayuri
    12. kongler / Doomsday
    13. skarm / Varleran
    14. zfs / Krogoth
    15. Roy / WER
    16. Basics / Korosuke
    17. Council / Lion
    18. Jackal / Tkwiget
    19. Holyknight / Hydro_Flame XZ18
    20. Black Leather Jacket / Metabolic
    21. Bugsy23 / Slippers
    22. cholena / Ben Kenobi
    23. Acura / hobohunter
    24. cloud / <insert username here>
    25. Veteran In Love / Kratty
    26. ToP / Darklight
    27. Justin8649 / rekt
    28. Jumpman 16 / ScottVT
    29. Nate / Okashi
    30. Steelicks / Toy

    Available Tutors: Anomalous

    Matched Tutors: Aeroblacktyl ; husk1442 ; Mekkah ; Sir Chris ; Giga Punch ; latinoheat ; Noobster ; Warthog ; Yosuke ; Sanders ; Aeolus ; kongler ; skarm ; zfs ; Roy ; Basics ; Council ; Jackal ; Holyknight ; Black Leather Jacket ; Bugsy23 ; cholena ; Veteran In Love ; ToP ; Acura ; cloud ; Justin8649 ; Nate ; Jumpman16 ; Steelicks

    Available Apprentices:

    Matched Apprentices: Michael Jackson ; Alamaster ; Dan Dan ; Spokey Dokey ; Rofklaw ; MeleeMaster-ShinyPokemon ; Ginbim92 ; FireStormCharizard ; massi4h ; Marth79 ; Tayuri ; Doomsday ; Varleran ; Krogoth ; WER ; Korosuke ; Lion ; Tkwiget ; Hydro_Flame XZ18 ; Metabolic ; Slippers ; Ben Kenobi ; Darklight ; hobohunter ; Kratty ; <insert username here> ; rekt ; ScottVT ; Okashi ; Toy
  2. Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson

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    Netbattle nick:Kirby....
    Age:14
    Time zone:EST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Mondays - Fridays, 3:00PM - 10:00PM. Saturday - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Sunday - 8:00AM - 10:00PM.
    Experience level*: Intermediate
    A little about myself: My anus is blue
    Generation(s) I want to learn: GSC, ADV.
  3. ala

    ala
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    Assigned to husk1442

    Netbattle nick: Alamaster
    Age: 16
    Time zone: Eastern
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Anytime really, but usually 2-9 PM
    Experience level*: Been on netbattle for 2 years, I can predict ok, but I just suck at making teams.
    A little about myself: I live in Ontario, Canada, I am a senior in High School.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: All of em. I want to make a decent team for every generation, maybe UU as well.
  4. Dan Dan

    Dan Dan

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    Assigned to Mekkah

    Netbattle nick: Dan Dan

    Age: 18
    So I haven't played Competitive Pokemon for about 5 months, and I'm even shitter than I was when I left (which is bad). Help!
    Time zone: GMT

    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 12:00pm - 7:00pm most nights
    Experience level: I can build a team, but cant spot weaknesses, set EVs well, or play confident enough.
    A little about myself: Standard 18 yr old english kid
    Generation(s) I want to learn: RS OU, RS UU, GSC OU, 2v2
  5. Spokey Dokey

    Spokey Dokey

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    Assigned to Sir Chris

    Netbattle nick: Nabeshin
    Age: 19
    Time zone: GMT-4
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): to coordinate with tutor....i'm too random to say
    Experience level*: RBY not mastered, but know my way through it...GSC moslty everything on moves and pokemon....team building so-so...
    A little about myself: Returned a few weeks ago to the good ol' nerd world after reading and trying the mew glitch
    Generation(s) I want to learn: GSC mostly OU, but a few bits on UU to find my way from there
  6. Dunk

    Dunk

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    Assigned to latinoheat

    Netbattle nick: Pimpdazzle or MeleeMaster
    Age: 13(turned 13 today)

    Time zone: EST

    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 5PM-9PM(EST)
    Experience level: I'd say I'm above average in OU. I've had my fair share of wins, but I still need a little bit of help with team building in OU
    A little about myself: Today is my birthday, I like shiny pokemon, and I'm smart...
    Generation(s) I want to learn: RS Ubers, RS OU Team Building. I already made an RS Ubers team just to be safe.
  7. Ginbim92

    Ginbim92

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    Netbattle nick(TO)Ginbim92 or (TO)Water GL Ginbim
    Age:13
    Time zone Dunno i live in california
    Regular Online Hours:Im on alot
    Experience level*: I need help in Ou in all the generations and RSE 2vs2
    A little about myself:I have a years experince at nb Just need to master RSE OU And learn RBY OU
    Generation(s) RSE OU uber primarily, then RBY OU.
  8. FireStormCharizard

    FireStormCharizard

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    Netbattle nick: FireStorm
    Age: 14
    Time Zone: Pacific(USA Canada) GMT - 8
    Regular Online Hours:5:00 - 7:00 PM(I can't go on Sundays)
    Experience level*: I'm not all that good. I had a fair share of losts and wins.
    A little about myself: I enjoy playing Pokemon games and I'm pratically one of the smartest kids at my school so, I'll understand pratically anything.
    Generations I want to learn: ADV
  9. massi4h

    massi4h

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    (Atq) massi4h
    Age: 16
    Time zone: GMT+12 (EDT+16 i think) NZ ftw
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Most Fridays and Saturdays at around 8 to around sometimes past midnight.
    Also Mondays any time from 8PM-11PM should be alright maybe some Thursdays. Most of these times are stuffed up for people living in EDT
    time because I live in New Zealand with a messed up time zone.
    Experience level*: I've been on NB for almost a year and I've been playing
    pokemon for years. I won an In-game tournament last year in New Zealand with a lot of luck and not much skill.
    I'm kinda average at pokemon.
    A little about myself: I like pokemon and lots of video games like Counter Strike and Warcraft. I also like to eat.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: I want to learn ADV OU but since I have
    an In-game Uber tourney in a month and a half, I'd like to focus on ADV uber for
    now and probably learn ADV OU in round 10 if that's OK. So a fair amount of in-game as well if that's OK as well.
  10. PR3DAT

    PR3DAT

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    (Atq) -[PR3DAT]-
    Age:does it matter?
    Time zone:GMT +1 (Italy)
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!):Dunno... usually in the morning this week...
    Experience level*:Quite good...
    A little about myself:I'm playing Pokémon to have fun :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Generation(s) I want to learn:OU, something about Ubers and Ru/Sa...
  11. Tayuri

    Tayuri

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    xTayuri
    Age: 14
    Time zone: CDT
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 10-11 PM, EDT
    Experience level*: I've been mainly lurking for a long time, enough to know the concept, but not how to apply it. Does that make sense?
    A little about myself: I've played Pokemon for quite a while and I pick things up reasonably quickly. I play the clarinet. I'm sure you care. ^^; I'm also a MSN addict.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: ADV OU, mainly, but I'd love a chunk of UU as well.
  12. Doomsday

    Doomsday
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    Netbattle nick: Doomsday, or Doomsday[brackets] with like "GSC" "UU" etc.
    Age: 15
    Time zone: GMT
    Regular Online Hours(in EDT!!!!): From 9 am to 9 pm(sometimes a little bit later in both cases)!
    Experience level: I am decent at both RS and GSC.
    A little about myself: I am portuguese and therefore my grammar is.. decent.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Specifically, RSE 2v2!
  13. Varleran

    Varleran

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    Netbattle nick: Varleran
    Age: 17
    Time zone: GMT - 5 (EST)
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Evenings and weekends, generally. Wednesdays are wicked for free time.
    Experience level*: Good teambuilding, fairly weak prediction and general strategy.
    A little about myself: Music major in university, I've been playing Pokemon for a number of years, but just discovered Netbattle and the whole serious side to battling.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Advance, and other stuff I guess.
  14. Krogoth

    Krogoth

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    Krogoth
    Age: 18
    Time zone: EST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Most Weekdays + Sunday 7:00pm-11:00pm Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm (sadly homework depending :( )
    Experience level*: Played VERY little online, tried to learn the basics online (such as EVs IVs) but so far it hasn't helped much (my record outside of smogon is quite poor) I think I am lacking alot in team-building and prediction.
    A little about myself: Played pokemon on the game boy's from the very start. I am also into Computer Programming (hoping to take a program in software engineering in the future)
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Adv OU mainly, but if possible a little bit of UU too
  15. Chill Murray

    Chill Murray get well soon jacoby..

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    Netbattle nick:
    WER(GW)
    Age: 17
    Time zone: EST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Weekdays 5 PM - 7PM EDT, Weekends 3 PM - 7 PM EDT (though I'm on quite a bit otherwise, depending on plans and homework).
    Experience level*: I was pretty good in G/S/C, I stopped playing for a while, and have been acquainting myself with R/S/E. I'm not great, but I usually manage to win about half or so of my matches.
    A little about myself: 5 things I love most in life (in order): Addy, hockey, Pokemon, spicy food, reading. I usually try to keep a mix of OU and UU Pokemon in my team. I'm not a fan of using the same stuff everyone else does, but I'll do it to compete or if I like the Pokemon (such as Tauros or Vaporeon).
    Generation(s) I want to learn: ADV OU and UU, possibly NU.

    If possible, I'd also like to learn about teambuilding.
  16. Rofklaw

    Rofklaw

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    Nick: MrKlaw
    Age: 16
    Time Online EST: Weekdays 7-8pm, 11pm-1am Fri/Sat 11pm-2am Sun 10pm-1am
    Experiance Level. I'm pretty decent. I come up with what seem like good ideas that end up to be total failures though.
    A little bit about me: I'm a geek. I have a wierd sense of humor. I'm a little anti-social too. On the more positive side I am pretty clever, and people seem to enjoy my sense of humor anyway. I live in AZ, so that might explain the wierd times.
    GENERATIONS: ADV OU, R/B/Y.
  17. Korosuke

    Korosuke

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    Netbattle nick: Pierrot
    Age: 13
    Time zone: Pacific DT *California*
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Weekdays: 5 P.M-whenever I have to get off which is when I have to do my homework or whatever. Times change if I'm busy but I will tell my great tutor if that happens. Weekends: Again depends on time but I'm usually on in the morning 12AM-whenever.

    Experience level* I don't really know much about anything, I always lose my matches unless I'm up against a wild card.

    A little about myself: I like skateboarding and playing video games, mostly PS2 and some PC games like Warcraft III and stuff. I have a sense of humor but not sure how good I' am converting it online.

    Generation(s) I want to learn: Not sure about the generations or anything I just want to be a good player and enter tournaments :).
  18. Lion

    Lion

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    Netbattle nick :: omgwtfroflgg

    Age :: 15

    Time zone :: GMT -7. Mountain time.

    Regular online hours :: Weekdays usually around 6 pm, if not earlier and have the remainder of the day, to be tutored. Weekends usually 12 pm and on. If anything changes for an odd reason I'll tell my tutor.

    Experience level :: I'd say I'm a C student. Pretty average, maybe a little below, but, I really only know RBY >_>

    A little about myself :: I live in Arizona, I like to hang out with my friends, my life is basically split into three peices - School / Hanging out / Computer. I've really enjoyed pokemon since I was a little kid, and as I got older I got into competetive battling, I would like to learn more.

    Generations I'd like to learn :: All of them. Possibly UU but if that's too much, I'm fine with just OU.
  19. Tkwiget

    Tkwiget

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    Netbattle nick: Tkwiget
    Age: 20
    Time zone: Central
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 7:00 PM Mondays, 8:00 PM Tuesday - Thursdays, and 12:00-2:00 PM Fridays.
    Experience level*: A very old and retired vet.
    A little about myself: Newbie computer graphic designer, creating a PC Strategy Board Game, and a hardcore PC Gamer.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Advanced (All of it)
  20. Mizuumi

    Mizuumi

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    Netbattle nick:Hydro_Flame XZ18
    Age:13
    Time zone:U.S. Mountain
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): EDIT: 5:00-8:00 (3:00-6:00 in Mountain time zone) on weekdays. I'll squeeze as much time in as I can on Saturdays, but I probably won't be able to do sundays.
    Experience level: Not all that great.
    A little about myself: I know the basics, but I really don't know how to make an effective team without using the cookie-cutter standards. And I really have no skill for prediction. But I'm sure if I could actually understand all those huge strategy thingies in the Smogon database, I could catch on pretty quick.

    And I like to draw.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Mostly advance, but I don't really care.

    EDIT: sorry about the change of times, but I did the time transition wrong...
  21. Metabolic

    Metabolic

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    Netbattle nick: Metabolic
    Age: 16
    Time zone: PST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): mostly in the afternoons. yes in edt ok
    Experience level*: newbie
    A little about myself: hi i am metabolic and want to lean rs
    Generation(s) I want to learn: GSC OU,UU. Team building, prediction anything else i missed.
  22. Slippers

    Slippers

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    Netbattle nick: Slippers
    Age: 16
    Time zone: Eastern
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): most of thr day lol, can work with tutors hours
    Experience level*: played the games since i was a kid..wow 10 years..
    A little about myself: my name is Ty, i live in ohio, i recently got back into playing these games, want to do a little more competetively..really need help on that aspect.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: lol i dont know wat generation means, but i guess id like to learn the most current ones..
  23. Ben Kenobi

    Ben Kenobi

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    Ben Kenobi
    Age: 16
    Time zone: GMT
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m (5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m GMT) Have school now so it may vary a lot
    Experience level*: 2 months experience. Been getting sloppy recently.
    A little about myself: Teenage student.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Advance OU.
  24. hobohunter

    hobohunter

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    Netbattle nick: hobohunter
    Age: 14
    Time zone: Central
    Online Hours: usually 4-10 Central Time but I'm usually busy on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and sometimes Wednsdays and Fridays
    Experience Level: not really that experienced cause I used to only battle the AI in the game which were very easy.
    A Little About Myself: I've played Pokemon ever since Red and Blue came out.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Advance OU, UU, and Team Building
  25. Kratty

    Kratty

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    Netbattle nick:Kratty
    Age:25
    Time zone:GMT
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!):most days from 12pm-6pm (5pm-11pm GMT)
    Experience level*: very little
    A little about myself: been netbattling for a couple of months
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Adavance OU, UU and team building also ev's
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