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Apprentice Program: Round Sixty Three

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by Nachos, Jun 21, 2012.

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  1. Dracule Mihawk

    Dracule Mihawk

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    Assigned to StevenSnype

    Username: Dracule Mihawk
    Age: 18
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Dracule Mihawk
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT +1, 6pm-10pm most weekdays
    What tier do you want to learn?: DPP OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: 18, free for the summer after finishing my last exam, and I want to learn DPP as I find it more interesting than BW OU :)

    Steven Snype has agreed to tutor me.
  2. branhoff

    branhoff

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    Username: branhoff
    Age: 21
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: HeBoDun
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Eastern Time. from 2-10
    What tier do you want to learn?: Either OU or UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I am a Finance Major at Evangel University. I competitively run track and Cross Country at the collegiate level for the NAIA. I first started playing Pokemon last summer and came to respect the complexity. I have been trying to teach myself for some time and I have made improvements, but I could stand to have a tad bit more help.

    I recently just joined the forum, though I have used Smogon's articles and guides for some time. In time, I believe you will come to see that I will be a very active member here on the forums. I recently submitted a UU team to be critiqued. I'm probably a little older than the average player, but I think in some ways I'll have an advantage to my younger peers. Most importantly, I am responsible. Assuming that I receive a tutor, I will be online at the scheduled time everyday to practice and get better. I hope that I am considered despite my relative "noobness" to the game.

    I have been using Pokemon Online for the last few months with success.

    Thank you :)
  3. Mesohardy

    Mesohardy

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    Username: mesohardy
    Age: 21
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: hardy son
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Central Time (US), 12 pm - 12 am on most days. GMT (-5)
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, second choice would be UU if OU isn’t viable.
    Tell us a little about yourself: College student that just recently got into competitive battling. I like the strategy and prediction involved in this game, it is really fun. I just want to improve my skills and overall knowledge of the game and get better. I feel like I am decent, but have a long way to go. I love all sports and also enjoy playing other games like halo reach and mine craft. I like working with people and am extremely coach-able and actually prefer honest criticism. I LOVE PLAYING STALL, but like other playstyles too.

    I was one of the first people to sign up for the last round (round 62), but still got passed up.

    Email: mr.hardyy@gmail.com

    I have under 25 posts but I can assure you that I am always on this site, I love the rmt sections and reading about warstories and tournament results. I love playing this game and am a dedicated player. I listen well and I plan on being a more active member in the community as far as posting goes.
  4. Ricky Horror

    Ricky Horror

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    Assigned to SOMALIA

    Username:
    Ricky Horror
    Age: 21
    Pokemon Online Name Ricky Horror
    Your time zone and usually hours of availability: GMT-5 I am available 2 P.M to 10 P.M everyday after work, but available 9 A.M to 9 P.M on off days. *Usually off days during the week. *
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us alittle about yourself:
    I'm into skating it's my main thrive in life. I like post-hardcore bands and 80's shit of course. Third year in college for Forensics. I'm a calm collected person. I observe more then I care to speak. Lastly I've fucking loved Pokemon since that Yelllow version :p
    Reason why I should be tutured: I've been in the lurks of the forums not posting much, although I have gained an interest in this site. Reading RMTs and Analysis nearly everyday for hours on end. Competively I've peaked as high of 200s on the Smogon server. I just find my teams struggling to more seasoned players. Once I gain a better edge of the Meta I feel like I can post my thoughts more efficiently as well as contribute to the site.

    SOMALIA Has Agreed To Tutor Me.
  5. BloodBerry

    BloodBerry

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    Assigned to macle

    Username:
    BloodBerry
    Age: 22
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: ShadowSheikah
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: 2 pm - 10 pm EST Monday-Sunday
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU or BW UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Pokemon fan since I was 4 years old. I know all competitive battling terminology but in terms of making teams and strategies I have very little experience
  6. manav95

    manav95

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    Username: manav95
    Age: 16
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: MANAV
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Eastern Time (US), 12-6pm
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I am an Indian american who joined Smogon 2 years ago. I have just returned and gotten back into the game. I am having problems winning and need tutoring. I would love to get in.

    Skipped in Round 62
  7. FinalLegendZero

    FinalLegendZero

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    Username: FinalLegendZero
    Age:21
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Final Legend Zero
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST (GMT -5) Monday and Wednesday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1:15 – 3:30 pm *cannot begin until the 30th*
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a college student who has been a fan of Pokemon since the beginning. I want to battle competitively, but my performance in 4th Gen was quite lackluster. The tutor I was assigned to in Round 61 never contacted me, and the one I was assigned to in round 60 couldn’t tutor me due to conflicting schedules. In addition, I was passed over last round and in rounds 55-59 (except for round 57, where I was too late to sign up). In total, I’ve waited 8 months.
    Why I Have Fewer Than 25 Posts: I’ve only been a member of Smogon for about one and a half years, and most of that time was spent lurking. I don’t have any experience with 5th Gen, and based off my ladder standings, I suck at 4th Gen, so I don’t feel comfortable posting often.
  8. theebay707

    theebay707 Banned deucer.

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    Username: Theebay707
    Age: 18
    Pokemon Online: Theebay
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT – 7. Available around 4pm-9pm on weekdays, and weekends vary. But usually I’m on all day on the weekends
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I’ve been playing pokemon for about a year now, High School Graduate, and I also make wonderful posts in the WCOP Thread :)
  9. Zane777

    Zane777

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    Assigned to Seven Deadly Sins

    Username: Zane777
    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Image
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -8 (Cali) and 4-12 weekdays, alot on weekends
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, BW UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: My real name is Zane, if im not on, im either surfing, playing ukulele or with my friends.
  10. Hypercut

    Hypercut

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    Username: ¬Itachi
    Age: 19
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: [SS]Itachi, i use Pokemon Online
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT +1, usually i'm avaiable every day
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Hi guys, I'm 19 years old, and I would like to increase my knowledge in this metagame. From the beginning, I always found interesting this metagame, because it has many combos perform in every match, new Pokemon to use, but unfortunately I was not able to develop it well, and this limits the way I fight. So, I decided to enroll in this round to improve myself as a battler, and learn a lot from the experts. Last round i wasn't tutored.

    Delko agreed to tutor me.
  11. Ragestorm

    Ragestorm

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    Assigned to yee

    Username: Ragestorm
    Age:15
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username:Ragestorm
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: CST (currently CDT, UTC-5) - Normally anytime after 2:00 PM
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a high school student and I play soccer. I enjoy playing strategy games, first person shooters, and DotA style games.

    Reason I have less than 25 posts: I started trying out competitive pokemon quite recently. I have been a lurker on the forums because I don't like making a fool of myself when talking about things I don't fully understand. I have been using the resources on the Smogon website to try to learn more, but I still feel like I have a lot to learn. I really want to learn more, so I would be very grateful if someone experienced was able to teach me.
  12. Takeo Otori

    Takeo Otori

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    Assigned to windsong

    Username: Takeo Otori
    Age:20
    Pokemon Online: Takeo
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -7; M/W 2pm-12am T/Th 11am-12am F/Sat/Sun 10am-12am
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU, Dpp OU, Adv. willing to learn anything.
    Tell us a little about yourself: Currently in college trying to fill the time, looking for something that will make me happy and get paid doing it too. I Draw, Write, Play Guitar, Run and Fight. The reason for my low post count is, I only speak when i feel like doing so, I could have easily just gone around and made whatever posts, but thats not me.

    Requesting Windsong again, for round 61 his life turned to the worst, and had to deal with real life problems so he couldnt tutor me
  13. Audiosurfer

    Audiosurfer have one on me
    is a Tutoris a Forum Moderatoris a Community Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Smogon Media Contributoris a Site Staff Alumnus
    Moderator

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    Assigned to DTC

    Username: Audiosurfer
    Age: 15
    Pokemon Online: Audiosurfer
    Timezone and usual hours of availibility: GMT -6 (CST). I'm availible anytime on Monday or Friday, and on Tuesdays through Thursday anytime except from 2-6.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW NU, BW RU, BW Ubers, or DW OU
    Tell us about yourself: I love to read, watch cartoons (current fave is Legend of Korra) play Audiosurf (hence the name), hang with friends, and play strategy games among other things. I first started playing Pokemon as a kid with Pokemon Sapphire, but I recently decided to try competitive battling.
    Why do you have less than 25 posts: I spend alot of time researching things related to various metagames to try and improve my skills, and also it can be difficult to contribute due to a lack of experience.

    Also I was skipped in round 62
    Requesting Zebraiken
  14. Double01

    Double01 Hate it or love it the under dog's on top

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    Username: Double01
    Age: 16
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Double01
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Gmt (-5), Will be on any time in the summer and 5 est-10est during school which lasts until june 11
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I have been on smogon for about a year now. Outside of pokemon I love track and field and I also play football for my school. Now that it's summer I lift and hang out with my friends
  15. frogoholic101

    frogoholic101

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    Assigned to B-Lulz

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    : Frogoholic101
    Age: 16
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Frogoholic
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: British Summer Time, on often from 8 a.m to 8 p.m
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've been playing pokemon for several years, was reasonably successful in Gen IV but this has not carried on into Gen V. I want to learn how to build a successful team in Gen V and learn how to battle well. Just finished GCSEs so I have a lot of time free.
  16. indian

    indian

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    ~Username- indian
    ~Age-16
    ~PO username- indian/aman
    ~Timezone-GMT 5:30
    ~Availability- 7:00pm-9:00pm and 2:00pm-7:00pm on sundays
    ~Tiers you want to learn-BW OU, BW Ubers, BW NU
    ~About me- I am 16 years old and in 12th standard. I am studying physics, maths and want to be an engineer. I am a big pokemon fan and want to know the game more closely. I applied in round 62 but was not successful. So please choose me this time.
    ~Reason for less than 25 posts- i am too new to contribute much in the forums right now.
  17. DatOddish

    DatOddish

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    Username: DatOddish
    Age: 14
    Pokemon Online Username: DatOddish, BluePinneaple
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-3, 3:00PM - 11:00PM
    What tier do you want to learn?: UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Was tutored by HellPowna in OU two rounds ago and had a pretty nice experience, so I wanted to try it in UU too, since those are the tiers that I have the most trouble building teams and playing in general.
    Less than 25 posts explanation: Well, you know what they say, "if you don't have anything constructive/helpfull don't say anything at all". Yes, that's not how the quote really is but it's pretty precise.

    Didn't manage to get a tutor last round.
  18. SuckaPunch123

    SuckaPunch123

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    Assigned to Harsha

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    :SuckaPunch123
    Age:16
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username:Something to do with Sucka_Punch
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:All the time. -3:30GMT
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself:Im a 16 year old guy who likes sports, pokemon, and chess.
    Skipped in rounds 61 and 62
    Requesting Harsha
  19. Metroid78

    Metroid78

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    Username:Metroid78
    Age:14
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username:[CG]Met
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:GMT-4 mostly at 7 PM-10 PM but I even come on sometimes on other times
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself:I'm 14 l like pokemon and soccer supporting Spain and England for the Euro I have a red 3ds

    I should be tutored because I'm not good at lots of stuff in battling like predicting.

    I was skipped in Round 62

    Harsha has agreed to tutor me!
  20. ZephyrLost

    ZephyrLost

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    IMPORTANT: We are applying for one tutor as we are both siblings and can arrange to learn at the same time. We are both learning the same strategies and can both bring our unique styles to the Smogon community.

    Usernames:LostZephyr/Deathdagger
    Age:15/10
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Usernames: LostZephyr/Deathdagger
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:PST GMT-7 9am to 9 pm
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW UU
    Tell us a little about yourself:

    LostZephyr:

    I’ve been interested in competitive battling for a while. I have made multiple teams, but I can’t seem to really grasp the mindset that competitive posts. I’ve been a Pokémon fan for about 7 years and can name any Pokémon of the first 4 generations by heart. On a side note, I’m also trying to take concepts from games and apply them to school subjects, so Pokémon is one of my first choices for math. I also write fan fiction centered on Pokemon story lines.

    Deathdagger:

    I recently got back into Pokemon with the help of my brother (LostZephyr). We have different battling styles but we really enjoy playing with each other as well as other players. I would love to learn competitive battling so that I can not only play to win against other players but so I can beat my brother!


    Thank you very much for your consideration,
    LostZephyr and Deathdagger
  21. RickyRaccoon

    RickyRaccoon

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    Assigned to Raseri

    Username: RickyRaccoon
    Age: 27
    Pokemon Online Username: RickyRaccoon
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST, 5:00PM-2:00AM
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW RU or NU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I’m an animator. Worked on awful shows like Speed Racer: The Next Generation. Now I’m making an animated film of my own. I’ve been told the character designs are kind of like pokemon.

    Since I have less then 25 posts: Been a big fan of pokemon since RBY. I’m a good listener, I’ll pass along the knowledge to future players, and I’ll make you proud.
  22. Nerdy Guy

    Nerdy Guy

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    Username: Nerdy_Guy
    Age: 13
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Nerdy_Guy
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: 12PM to 10PM (GMT -6)
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW UU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've started playing Pokemon when I was about 5, started with Pokemon Blue. I have played all main-series games except Generations 2, and 3. I would really like if I can get tutored this round.
    Why you have less than 25 posts: I would really want to contribute to the Smogon Forums, but since I have little knowledge of Competitive Battling I don't want to post something that sounds vague.

    Skipped in Round 62
  23. MMF

    MMF Give me the strength to part this sea

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    Username:MMF
    Age:18
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: MMF, _Death_
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST, 12 pm-1am
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a really good NU player and have been playing that tier for awhile and have gotten myself established there but I've always wanted to be good at OU and get into the tourny scene so I hope my tutor can help me with that. I've been tutored in OU before but I've been out of it for a while now.

    Requesting Stone Cold
  24. soviet

    soviet nothin personnel kid

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    Username: Soviet
    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Soviet
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -4, 3PM - 11 PM
    What tier do you want to learn?: DPPt OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a guy that enjoys playing basketball, listening to music and pursuing academic goals. I am currently enrolled in college at NC State to become a chemical engineer. I have been playing pokemon competitively for about a year and a half now but still need some work on things such as teambuilding and prediction, as well as older gens. I'm really started to like offense based teams so I'd like to focus on that. I'm hoping the b101 program can do this for me.
  25. Perfexionist

    Perfexionist

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    Assigned to San_Pellegrino

    Username:
    Perfexionist
    Age: 16
    Pokemon Online Username: Perfexionist
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST (GMT -5) Primarily 3 P.M. - 9 P.M., maybe more as school is out for me
    What tier do you want to learn: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I attend high school in the Eastern part of the United States. My primary focus is academics, but I run cross country / track and am a drummer in jazz band. When I was younger I played Pokemon casually. The meta-game attracted me, but I never seriously got into it. Last fall a few runners on my cross country team were talking about Pokemon Online. That prompted me to discover the competitive side of Pokemon and led me to Smogon. I'm looking for a strategy game I can really get into, something with great depth and balance I can immerse myself in, and competitive battling may be a perfect fit for me.

    I have always been interested in strategy games. I am a bit of a perfectionist - I either give something my all or don't do it at all. I am also highly competitive. I have been known to "over-think" (I personally don't think that is possible, but that is a tangent for another time :D) moves in all the games I play, whether they are casual card games with the family or more serious competitions. I'm not quite sure how to get myself established as a battler and in the community, but a tutor seems like a great way. I learn a lot from one-on-one teaching, and would be a dedicated tutee who aims to get the most out of the tutoring experience. At the moment I am pretty new to competitive battling, so I have a lot to learn. Hopefully, I can get to know my tutor as a person while I learn as much as I can about the game. While I received a tutor last round, I was never actually "tutored".

    Requesting a tutor who is active and earnestly enjoys tutoring.
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