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Apprentice Program: Round Sixteen

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by Aeolus, Feb 11, 2007.

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  1. Aeolus

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    Ok, we are ready to begin Round Sixteen of the tutoring program; it will last for the next 3 weeks ending on March 4th. 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.

    Available tutors:

    Acura, Aeolus, Aeroblacktyl, Anomalous, Giga Punch, Green Pikachu, Groudon80, Floppy, Holyknight, husk, Jackal, Judgement, Jumpman16, Kongler, latinoheat, Mekkah, Mystica, Nate, Roy, Sir Chris, skarm, Steelicks, Warthog, Who Knows, Yosuke, zerowing, zfs

    ****IF YOU SIGN UP CHECK THIS THREAD REGULARLY TO FIND OUT WHO YOUR TUTOR IS. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPRENTICE TO SEEK OUT THEIR TUTOR AND ESTABLISH MEETING TIMES.

    ****CHECK YOUR POST TO SEE WHO YOUR TUTOR IS. I WILL EDIT IT TO SHOW WHO YOU GOT.
  2. ThriceElite

    ThriceElite

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    Mystica

    Netbattle nick:ThriceElite
    Age:14
    Time zone:Central Time Zone
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!):5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (I think.)
    Experience level*:Fair
    A little about myself:Um...This is my first post.
    Generation(s) I want to learn:The RS Generation and the DP Generation.
  3. Adam-WS

    Adam-WS

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    Mekkah

    Netbattle nick: Adam-WS
    Age: 15
    Time zone: GMT
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Mon-Fri - 1PM-5PM
    Weekends - 10AM-4PM
    Experience level*: Lower Intermediate
    A little about myself:
    Generation(s) I want to learn: All
  4. DaEvilWithin

    DaEvilWithin

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    Giga Punch

    Netbattle nick: DaEvilWithin
    Time Zone: GMT
    Regular Online Hours: Saturday 12:30 p.m- 11:30 p.m Sunday: all day
    Experience level: noob
    Generation: Advanced and D/P
  5. pear

    pear

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    Sir Chris

    Netbattle nick: waterbear
    Age: 14
    Time zone: EST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): ~5-10 weekdays, virtually all day on weekends
    Experience level*: Somewhere between noob and decent
    A little about myself: I already know enough about RBY and RS, but GSC is something I'd like to learn.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: GSC (OU)
  6. warcrack

    warcrack

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    Floppy

    Nebattle nick: warcrack or linkisgreen
    Age: 16
    Time zone: EST
    Online Hours: usually after 5, 8-10ish on weekends
    Exp level: I've been here for awhile, but i still have much to learn; mostly prediction/opponent analysis is my weak point.
    Gens: rse OU
    A little about myself: My second favorite pokemon is dragonite. I'm an awful poster.
  7. PR3DAT

    PR3DAT

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    Green Pikachu

    Netbattle nick: PR3DAT
    Age: 15
    Time zone: gmt +1
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 13:00 to 15:30 and a bit more on weekdays, away all the day on Wednesday.
    Experience level*:A little about myself: I have the basics but need to learn the old metagames.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: intesive RBY OU and GSC OU.
  8. Chill Murray

    Chill Murray get well soon jacoby..

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    Jackal

    Netbattle nick:
    WER
    Age:
    18
    Time zone: EST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 4PM-6PM, 7PM-12AM weekdays
    Experience level*: I know what I'm doing, for the most part, but I need refinement. I need a little extra push to get to the level of expert.
    A little about myself: I was recently named a moderator on another site where the kids don't know much about Pokemon, and I'd like to help them figure out what to do.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: ADV Uber, OU, UU, and NU.

    I sent a PM to the tutor that was assigned to me last time (Yosuke), but he never replied and I never saw him on NB.
  9. Doman

    Doman

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    Acura

    Netbattle nick:
    Doman
    Age: 17
    Time zone: CST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!): 6-11 PM on weekdays, most anytime in the daylight hours on weekends
    Experience level*: I've been tinkering around with teams on my own on NetBattle, but I'm still new to this level of depth. In other words, I've explored a bit, but I haven't gotten myself anywhere solid. heh.
    A little about myself: I'm slow to get angry and care more about the intensity of the battle than the outcome. Try not to groan too much from my puns, they can be pretty bad. :D
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Advance in general, mostly UU and a little OU
  10. Jeeves

    Jeeves

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    Warthog

    Netbattle nick: Jeeves
    Age: 17
    Time zone: Pacific
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT/EST): I can generally be online every night from midnight to 5:30 AM EST. If need be I could get online about an hour earlier.
    Experience level: Pretty minimal. I've really never played Pokemon against humans before. I've read some of the articles on the site but I lack actual experience and often still have problems remembering what types are weak or resistant to what.
    A little about myself: I'm going to require some patience, as I tend to take my time with everything. I want to get better so that I can be competitive on WiFi, and because of that I'd like to kind of stay away from using things I really won't be able to make use of in the game, such as Celebi and Hidden Power moves.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Advance OU/BL


    Edit: If it's not too late, I'd like to add that if it's a big problem, I may be able to log on even sooner than 11. I say this because, unless I missed someone (which I very well may have), I haven't seen a tutor with similar online hours to mine. However if possible I'd like to keep it close to the above listed hours.
  11. Sniping_snipes

    Sniping_snipes

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    Aeroblacktyl

    Netbattle nick: Sniping_snipes
    Age: 15
    Time zone: ESt
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 5-7 Weekdays, unknow when or what day, 3-7 weekends unknown exactly when
    Experience level*:A little about myself: I have lost every battle on netbattle, no skillz no skills at all.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Pretty much know em, but advance
  12. Elite

    Elite

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    Kongler

    Netbattle nick:
    GSC Elite
    Age: 17
    Time zone: Asian Pacific, Singapore
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Usually 8-10pm at nights. Sometimes 2-6pm in the afternoons. Will try to coincide with my tutor's time.
    Experience level*: Intermediate level, enough to stage a good battle, but still passive in offensive in battle. Often resulting in 200+ turns battles.
    A little about myself: Promoted to Singapore GSC International Master in 2004. Led the Pokemon Tribunal 4, Singapore Tourney team. Now championing the Singapore GSC League of Grand Finale. Proven to be the best in Singapore, but still has a long way to go before reaching Netbattle's true standards.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: GSC OU/Standard, especially prediction, team coordination, offensive defense and breaking stalls.
  13. Uchiha_Sasuke

    Uchiha_Sasuke

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    Holyknight

    NB Nick: Uchiha_Sasuke
    Age: 13
    Regular Online Hours In EDT: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Experience Level: Really New
    Generations I Want To Learn: All :P
  14. Little Green Yoda

    Little Green Yoda

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    skarm

    Netbattle nick: Little Green Yoda
    Age: 21
    Time zone: Pacific Standard Time
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 3-6 PM, sometimes midnight to 3 AM as well
    Experience level*: I'd like to think I'm a halfway decent player at ADV OU. I've played competitive Pokemon for about a year, on and off.
    A little about myself: I have a Bachelor's degree in molecular biology and I'm applying for a Master's program currently.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Primarily ADV ubers
  15. Ekul Yen

    Ekul Yen

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    Anomalous

    Netbattle nick: Ekul Yena
    Age: 13
    Time Zone: Greenwich Meridian Time
    Regular Online hours: 11:00 to 14:00 in EDT, I think...
    Experience level: I'm fair at battling, I think. I can predict mediocrely, and have what I think is an OK team. I just need some general advice, really...
    A little about myself: I've been lurking around smogon as a guest for a while now; I think I'd like to be more actively involved in the community.
    Generations I want to learn: R/B/Y OU, R/S/E OU
  16. The jolly kingdra

    The jolly kingdra

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    Judgement

    netbattle nick:The jolly kingdra
    age:12
    Time zone:GMT
    regualr online hours:12pm to 2.30pm in EDT!!
    experience level: bad,I am alright at predicting.But horseshit at ev's,and need a lot of help with team building,I am the worlds worst at team building
    A little about myself:I can't seem to see what makes a good team
    Generations I want to learn:Full advance OU

    BTW Will I meet them on NB and they will teach me how to battle,is that how it works??
  17. Noodles

    Noodles

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    latinoheat

    Netbattle Nick: Brookes
    Age: 20
    Time Zone: GMT+1
    Regular Online Hours(in EDT!!!): depends on the day but most of the time around 10 am - 4 pm
    Experience level: messed around a little with UU and OU game
    A little about myself: Student.
    Generation(s): Advanced OU, UU, NU
  18. Mastadi

    Mastadi

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    husk

    Netbattle Nick: Mastadi
    Age: 14
    Time Zone: GMT
    Regular Online Hours(in EDT!!!): I don't know in EDT. In GMT i'm after 15 to about 20.
    Experience level: I'm not bad in RSE ou and uu, but i suck at RBY and GSC
    A little about myself: I have trouble with getting pokemon into a solid team.
    Generation(s): RBY and GSC, all tiers.
  19. Dechristianize

    Dechristianize

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    Groudon80

    Netbattle nick:
    Butterflies013
    Age: 17
    Time zone: East European Time
    Regular Online Hours(in EDT!!!): hard to tell in EDT, but usually I am online for quite a long time. In my time it's from 15-16 till 22. Twice or thrice a week (depends) I have my figure skating training so then i am off for two hours. I can be long on on weekends, of there's lack of time inside the week. The time thing is something i can compromise and i'd rather discuss that with the tutor personally =P
    Experience level*: Well, I won't call myself a dummy in here, lol. I do have quite much of the understanding, but teambuilding and battling in general is what I think would be nice to get tutored
    A little about myself: I can learn stuff quite quickly =P
    Generation(s) I want to learn: All, if possible, because I play all generations time to time. If not possible, then it'll be Advanced OU
  20. Justice

    Justice

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    Yosuke

    NetBattle nickname: Justice
    Age:16
    Timezone: GMT
    Regular online hour: 3pm-8pm EDT weekend: 11am - 5pm EDT
    Experience level: well...average
    A little about myself: hmm.. quick learner
    Generation i want to learn: RBY and GSC
    Request: this is Mystica's idea but yes I would like her to be my turtor.
  21. Caduece9

    Caduece9

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    zfs

    NetBattle nick: Caduece9
    Age: 15
    Time Zone: EDT
    Regular Online Hours: 6:00pm - 8:00pm; 10:00pm - midnight(or later)
    Experience level: I'm fair, on a good day
    A little about myself: I like anime
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Advanced UU, NU
  22. arielby

    arielby

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    Who Knows

    Netbattle nick:R.E.L. or Inviciblepokemaster
    Age:10
    Time zone:GMT+2
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!):GMT+2:7:00-7:30,15:20- 21:00
    Experience level:Medium
    A little about myself:Nothing
    Generation(s) I want to learn:Advance OU/Ubers,RBY/DP maybe
  23. Jonno

    Jonno

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    Roy

    Netbattle nick: Jonno McPot
    Age: 16
    Time zone: GMT
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): I suppose weekdays from about 10am (EDT) until about 5pm is the best bet, I can possibly be flexible though.
    Experience level*: I'm starting from scratch, like, pretty much competely. I tried making a team and got thrashed, I really need help with pretty much everything! ^^; So I guess some patience is in order. I know the game will change for D/P but hopefully some practice in the current gen will lead into it smoothly.
    A little about myself: i don't know what to say really. I've never done any (beside like three matches) competetive battling.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: ADV OU and possibly dabbling in UU if it works out well.
  24. Deltran

    Deltran

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    zerowing

    Netbattle nick: Deltran
    Age: 17
    Time zone: EST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 2:00am-10:00
    Experience level*: I played pokemon when i was younger and remember playing red when it first came out and stoped alittle after GS, but i know very little about competive battling and how it works and i wish to learn as much as i can.
    A little about myself: Im a high school student and just recently did i got back into pokemon even though my friends would not think greatly of it lol. The competive side of it really seems to be intresting to me.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: FR?/LG/R/S/E and i hope to get ready for DP gen.
  25. felix45

    felix45

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    Jumpman16

    Netbattle nick: felix45
    Age:18
    Time zone: Central time zone
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): weekdays anywhere from 2:30pm to 10pm
    Experience level*:A little about myself: I've played Blue and Yellow. Never knew a metagame even existed. I want to play to win (hopefully money at some point?) but I have to start somewhere, this seems like a good starting place. I've read some guides and what not on this site if that says anything.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: All of them I haven't played (no clue as to what games there are as of now)
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