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Apprentice Program: Round Sixty

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by Bloo, Mar 15, 2012.

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  1. Doughboy

    Doughboy house of champions
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    Username: ThePillsburyDoughBoy
    Age: 16
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: ThePillsburyDoughBoy, DoughBoy
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: 5 PM - 11:30 PM EST
    What tier do you want to learn?: ADV OU, DPP OU, BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I joined Smogon about a half a year after watching BlameTruth's videos on Youtube. Strange how one goes from CoD/BF to Pokemon. Anyway, I am a long distance runner and I enjoy playing Basketball/Soccer too. I have really fallen out with videogames, Pokemon is really the only one I play. Baking is perhaps my favorite hobby. I make a mean strudel and have a specialty in making cookies.

    Edit: I forgot to mention that I am more so focusing on ADV OU and DPP OU than BW OU. ADV OU is completely foreign to me, while DPP is a bit more familiar due to its similarities with Gen 5. BW OU I feel that I have a good understanding of it, but always hit a wall around the 100's (highest I ever got was 79 only to go back down). However, with BW OU I feel like I can go much more in depth with my tutor.
  2. Danilo

    Danilo im a danilo!!!
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    Username: Sir
    Age: 16
    Pokemon Online Username:Sir
    Timezone And Hours of Availability: GMT-5 I'm available most afternoons, weekend morning and early afternoons. Also available on Sunday nights.
    What Tier Do You Want To Learn: Adv Ou
    Tell us a little bit about yourself: Skinny Brazilian kid that loves to play tennis and Pokemon. I really really need to work on team building, so if I am lucky enough to receive a tutor, I would like to work on that.

    Skipped for 2 rounds.
  3. Snack Attack

    Snack Attack

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    Age: 19
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Brian2012
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Eastern Standard, Best times are Sunday from 6-11 and Monday-Wednesday 1-11
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Hi, my name's Brian. I've played Pokemon since RBY, but just got into competitive battling. I go to school and work at a restaurant.

    Less than 25 posts: I try to contribute where I see fit. I really don't know a lot about the game and don't feel that I have much to offer. I want to learn. I'm hardworking. Help me out.

    I would like to request Stone_Cold if possible.
  4. thunderpick2

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    Age:16
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:PST(california)
    What tier do you want to learn?:OU
    Tell us a little about yourself:i am 16 years old and i play soccer in my highschool as well as being completely new to battling, i saw this forum and was hoping i could get a tutor.(Requesting EOS)

    Less than 25 posts: im new and i kind of need a tutor that can help me with my battling skills and help introduce me to the community
  5. Artemisa

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    : TehMexicanDewd
    Age:15
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: 2noo4joo
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Central and anywhere between 5 pm - 9 pm Central
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW LC
    Tell us a little about yourself: I am a normal 15 year old that wants to learn how to team build in LC even better. I have gone pretty high on the ladder, but eventually my team's "magic" runs out and I start losing battles and going down. Other then pokemon I play soccer listen to rap, metal, and classical at times, I like watching basketball, but suck at the sport. Like living life, hate anime <3 and love playing trumpet. Well thats it about me~.
    Why Should I Be Tutored (Less Than 25 Posts):I want to be tutored because Smogon has the best LC battlers imo and I really want to learn from them. I really want to learn how to team build great and also learn how to play game better. I want to improve my prediction and also make it to the top of the ranking. I can make it, but I need to improve on my team building skills, so that is why I want to be tutored. I will be committed to this program and will be on most of the days, so there will not be a problem with inactivity. The reason I don't post is that i feel outclassed by the people here, and don't feel helpful. Hope it will change.
  6. Cinesra

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    Username: The Offspring
    Age: 16
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Cinesra
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: US Central time, currently GMT-5. I'm usually available between 4:00 and 6:00 or so.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU and UU, but I wouldn't be opposed to learning other tiers
    Tell us a little about yourself: My name's Nick, I've liked Pokemon for as long as I can remember, and it's the closest thing to a hobby that I have. I started playing competetively about a year ago and am mostly self-taught. I had a tutor for a couple weeks on another site, but his busy schedule got in the way. I can do pretty well if I don't make some retarded mistake, but I feel I have a lot to improve on. I just started getting into UU and am better at it/am liking it more than I did OU.
    Less Than 25 Posts:I'm pretty new and haven't posted too much because I feel that I'm not good enough to have much to contribute. I'd most likely be more active and contribute more if I got a tutor and improved.
  7. SoulWind

    SoulWind
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    Username: SoulWind
    Age: 15
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT +1, I'm usually online in the afternoons and at night.
    What tier do you want to learn?: DPP OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a 15 yeard old guy who likes music, football and going out with friends. I'm experienced as a BW player but I feel I have to improve at DPP because I just suck at it. That's all.
  8. NatGeo

    NatGeo kauai
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    Username: NatGeo
    Age: 15
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: w/e, i'll tell my tutor
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -5, after 6:30 on weekdays, any time after noon usually on weekends
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW UU, BW RU, BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Well I finally started spring track a few days ago. Aside from that, I just need help learning how to ladder in tiers (i.e. I want to be able to ladder to the top 15 in tiers easily.)
  9. JamesDaltonBell

    JamesDaltonBell

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    Username: JamesDaltonBell
    Age: 22
    PO Username: JamesDaltonBell
    Timezone/Availability: GMT-5/evenings
    Preferred Tier: I'm willing to learn any, but I think I'd like to start somewhere in the lower tiers (UU RU or NU), since there's less in them, and I m still pretty new when it comes to competitive Pokemon. I'm also partial to Monotype, but that's less a tier and more a tournament style.

    The James Bell Story: Looking at the other posts in this thread, I'm apparently an old man compared to all the kids that post on here, but I guess I'm okay with that. I've been playing since i was in elementary school, in the good old days of Red and Blue versions, with my Blastoise that packed Water Gun, BubbleBeam, Surf, and Hydro Pump. I've come a long way since those days, but I can't seem break above a 50/50 win/loss record on PO. I prefer building teams around themes and around specific Pokemon, but the lack of practical competitive knowledge keeps me from being able to do very well with them. The other reason I'd like some tutoring is so I would have something useful to contribute the next time a CAP project starts up. My favorite things to do in-game are breed pokemon and hatch eggs. I also like themed runs of the games. (Nuzlocke, Monotype, solo, etc.)

    When it comes to non-Pokemon life, I graduated from the University of Cincinnati 6 months ago, (I saw that Louisville guy up there, GO BEARCATS) and I'm starting a new job soon.

    I'd love to get picked for tutoring, so hopefully someone finds me to their liking.
  10. Slifer Slacker

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    Assigned to B-Lulz

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    Slifer Slacker
    Age: 14
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Strike
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT+0 (England) 8PM - 11PM on weekdays and all day on weekends.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm not a casualty of society but I'ved loved Pokemon from a very young age, I am a shy person but I am a very determined person, I dedicate myself to anything I put my mind to. And if I get tutored I know I will get better.
    Why I should be tutored (less than 25 posts): I feel as though I can contribute more to the Smogon Community if I get tutored here.


    B-Lulz has kindly agreed to tutor me.
  11. MagicMissingno

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    Age: 18
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:GMT -5. 5 PM -10 PM on Monday through Thursday, 12 PM -10 PM on Friday through Sunday, although not at 5 PM - 6 PM on Sundays. I will contact you if changes to my schedual are made.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm attending college so my schedule is slightly wonky at times. I've been with Pokemon sense it came out but I'm brand new to the competitive scene. I was honestly surprised at some of the placements in the tier list. (Blissy being OU really threw me off from her crappy defense.) I prefer using non-standard strategies, but I have no problems with tried-and-true ones. I also have a quirky sense of humor and I am currently doing a scramble challenge on my white version. I am a Brony so there will be the occasional pony reference, but I will not force you to join the herd.
    Also, I have no intention of using weather.
  12. Mazz

    Mazz UU's Workhorse
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    Age: 16
    PO Username: Mazz
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-6 Usually 4pm until 11pm. Weekends are longer.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: To be honest, I'm a boring person, usually seen doing stupid things at parties, like roof diving, shot contests, and what have you. I live in Canada, contributing to me being so boring. Currently going to high school, getting my ass handed to me by my Math AP course. Just a boring guy wanting to improve on the competitive side of Pokemon.
  13. Leethoof

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    Username: Leethoof
    Age: 16
    PO Username: Leethoof, SiberiairebiS
    Timezone and usual hours availibility: GMT -7, 6 PM to 10ish PM on weekdays, off and on weekends
    What Tier: BW OU
    Tell us about yourself: Hi. I play CAP ASB, and want to learn to play Pokemon. I also want to participate in the Dark Horse project, but that requires battling skill. Actually, I have ok battling skill, but I suck at teambuilding. I run cross country, participate in theater, and play big two, as well as being socially awkward and incapable of spelling.
  14. MikeDecIsHere

    MikeDecIsHere And the haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate.
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    Age: 20
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: MikeDecIsHere
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -5 6-11 PM
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW UU / BW Ubers
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm sexier than Bloo and got less SWAG than Stone. I've been playing for a long time, but I fell out of the loop with UU. Need to not suck at it anymore. I would also like to not suck shit at Ubers too :]
  15. godbaka

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    Username: Godbaka
    Age:14
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Highlevel
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GTM -8 but I'm always on (3pm-12am) for school days and Ill probably be on all day on weekends. I might not be on at fridays or saturdays.
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU please
    Tell us a little about yourself: I hang out with friends, watch movies, and sometimes play basketball...Since the weather in my city sucks ass, rains all day =[. Im a really competitive person and I always aim to win. Hope i get a tutor, Thanks =].

    Requesting Eternal if possible, thanks
  16. DatOddish

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    Username: DatOddish
    Age: 14
    Pokemon Online Username: DatOddish
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT-3, 3:00PM - 11:00PM
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Got back to Pokemon some months ago and I'm still adapting from all changes since Gen 4. I do have some decent knowleage in Team Building and Predictions, but I know that there's still a lot to improve.
    Less than 25 posts explanation: I would really like to participate more on the forum discussions or help on the RMTs but I don't really think I have enough knowledge right now to really help anyone, getting tutored would certainly help me get more into the game and also be more active here.

    I got a tutor on Round 58 but unfortunately we weren't really able to talk to each other that much, so if possible, I would like to try again.
  17. Icy Arcanine

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    Age:18
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:EST usually available from 7-10 on mon wed fri and available most weekends.
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I am a competitive swimmer who just started getting into competitive battling this summer. I've been playing since then yet I'm still pretty terrible. I'm hoping that I may be able to be pretty decent after being tutored.
    Under 25 Posts Explanation: As I said earlier I'm not very good at battling so generally I don't feel as though I have much to add to the threads, though I am on the site nearly every day. I'm hoping that by getting tutored I'll feel comfortable enough with my battling skills to join the discussions on the site.

    I've applied two times before this and haven't gotten a tutor.
  18. Dark Pulse

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    Pokemon Online Username:Dark Pulse94 (Because for some reason, "Dark Pulse" has been taken)
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT +11 (Australia, Daylight Savings) - Usually online after 4pm my time weekdays. Internet cuts off after 10pm, so I may leave suddenly if it's late
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU/UU/RU - I don't like DW, but any one of those tiers I would like to learn
    Tell us a little about yourself: I love weather teams, currently using a sun team that I have found fairly successful, however currently haven't gone so well due to lowered activity and illness (therefore countless misplays) - I know my basic concept, and like most styles, but usually prefer to use weather (be it a summoner or move user)
    I don't have the best internet access for PO thanks to internet cutting off at 10pm, as well as often going out with family. However, I will pre-warn of any unforseen circumstances and try to be online as often as possible...

    I've been on smogon for a while, and while I haven't posted a lot, I'm enjoying all the help it brings. My peak has been 75th (which isn't much, I know) and until recently, my rating has been ~1300 (Although it's dropped down to ~1150 now thanks to a horrendous string of losses ._.) in OU - I haven't played UU for a while but when I did last, my team went fairly well. (But it might need to be changed thanks to the whole concept of banning evasion abilities) - my RU team absolutely sucked and I didn't have too much interest in the tier, but I desperately want to be tutored, and if I can be for any one of those tiers, it'd be absolutely Awesome!!!

    tl;dr, I like weather, often am not home (but will warn if I can't access PO) and am OK at OU, haven't played UU for a while, and suck at RU, would love to be tutored for anything, but OU is preference...

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    If that's it, I hope I can be tutored this round!!!
  19. Ithilanor

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    Username: Ithilanor
    Age: 20
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Ithilanor
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Eastern (GMT - 5); during the afternoon all week, and all evenings except Thursday and Friday. 3-9 pm is preferable.
    What tier do you want to learn?: (BW) OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a sophomore in college, currently majoring in mathematics. I've always liked Pokemon, and I've been paying some attention to the competitive meta since the DPP era. I've played a bit competitively, and read a lot on Smogon and the forums, but I've never really focused on trying to be competitive as opposed to just messing around. Aside from Pokemon, my interests include mathematics and Magic: the Gathering.
    Misc. stuff: I haven't posted much because I simply don't know enough to usefully contribute. I also haven't been active that much during the BW era; I first came around before Excadrill et al got banned, and didn't stay for long. I've only recently started paying attention to the meta again, and I haven't picked up on all that much knowledge. I've got plenty of spare time to devote to this, and a definite desire to learn!
  20. maxehg

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    Username: maxehg
    Age: 21
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: maxehg
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Eastern (GMT - 5);
    weekdays 3pm-8pm and 10:30pm-1am
    weekends 7pm-1am
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I live in Ecuado, work part time and go to college, I have played pokemon since r/b/y but only recently got interested in metagame.
    Under 25 Posts explanation: I have spent lurking around 3-4 months and got really interested in the metagame specially team building. I blame my lack of posts to my ignorance and feel I could be more active if I got a tutor
  21. Nova

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    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Novaray, Testingout, test 123, test 354, Benelux
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: GMT -5, 6-10 PM on Weekdays, all day on weekends
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: Typical high school senior. I live in Ohio, love all sports, love hip hop music. I’ve been playing both the Pokemon TCG and competitive pokemon for a few years now. My favorite pokemon is Skymin. I’d say I am solid at battling but want to improve to become a top battler.

    Bloo lets ball so hard
  22. YAYtears

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    Age:15
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username:YAYtears, kidsexchange, kids exchange, different
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:-8 GMT 5-8 pm and then daylight savings
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I hax. Need I tell more?
  23. EmeraldGoblin

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    Username: EmeraldGoblin
    Age: 20
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    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:EST usually available weekends
    What tier do you want to learn?:BW OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I very much enjoy playing pokemon, and wish to get better at the OU tier. I love helping people in a way I can, so you can consider me I guess a handyman.
  24. Roz

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    Username: Roz
    Age: 19
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Roz/Storm
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: Pretty much every day from noon to midnight, except for Thursday/Tuesday/Saturday, EST (GMT -4)
    What tier do you want to learn?: BW UU/ BW RU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm currently trying to get back into competitive play after having to stop for personal reasons. Aside from playing Pokémon I play the piano and I'm currently studying translation from English to French/French to English at university. I enjoy hanging out with people but I also like to chill at home. Apparently I'm kind of a fast learner so that could help I think =P I don't want to play OU again, and the UU/RU tiers look really fun, so I'd really like to get into one of them (and both eventually).
  25. Sadmoose

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    Username: Sadmoose/Aquarush
    Age: 20
    Pokemon Online/Shoddy Username: Aquarush
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST (-5 GM) anywhere from 11:00PM - 4:00 AM
    What tier do you want to learn?: DPP OU; B/W OU
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a student in computer programming have been interested in pokemon since I was I think 8 years old. I love competitive gaming and have been in some significant competitive gaming events (top 200 in WoWs online competitive tournament 2010. Won Go4LoL 31 -league of legends- participated in numerous SSBM and CS tournaments etc..) I thought I decide to try my hand at competitive Pokemon and it's much more difficult then it seems on the surface.
    Why I should be selected: I was interested in competitive Pokemon attempted on my own but realize it would be much more helpful with aid. I would always be on when I have schedueled lessons with the tutor that is assigned to me.
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