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Apprentice Program: Round Twenty One

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by Aeolus, Feb 9, 2008.

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  1. Aeolus

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    We are ready to begin Round Twenty One of the tutoring program, which will focus SOLELY on D/P OU standard battling; If you 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!

    This round will last for the next 2 weeks ending on February 23th, 2008

    Shoddy Battle nick:
    Age:
    Time zone:
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!):
    Experience level*:A little about myself:


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

    YOU MUST BE ABLE TO USE SHODDY BATTLE TO PARTICIPATE!

    I will begin assigning all 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 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 Twenty One Matchups:

    Jackal - Marker617
    Aldaron - puggy
    JabbaTheGriffin - Sikh Assassin
    Maniaclyrasist - eric the espeon
    Judgement - SkullScar
    jrrrrrrr- Kinlap
    Venom - Buzzler
    Taylor - chaotic_george
    Silver610 - Eclipse.EXE
    Lee - Zephyrman
    Slice n Dice - footballfanatic
    Havak - link6491
    Havak - Twash_Man
    StrangerDanger - othin
    Seph - wayff13
    zerowing - Mercenary
    Aeroblacktyl - Lovely
    Calciphoce - NightFalcon
    Mysterious Stallion - deantin
    Max - SumPersonGuy
    Spaniard - Spitfire
    Bologo - bball1210
    cornflake - Chrzard007
    Brawlex - Blissey_ODonnell
    the Lexx - Daimean
    Iggybot - tennisace0227
    Tochukaso - burntsocks
    leech lyfe - marthick
    Blue Kirby - Hawk
    PR3DAT - Xaio
    Great Sage - CyanSkies
    husk - TheArrow2
    marrilpet - CJames
    CLegacyM - Jet Li


    AVAILABLE TUTORS:



    ****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. Marker

    Marker

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    Assigned to Jackal

    Shoddy Battle nick: Marker617
    Age: 15
    Time zone: EST
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): On weekdays, anywhere after 3:00 usually. On weekends, I'm almost always available.
    Experience level*: I can battle, but my prediction and team building skills need quite a bit of improvement.
    A little about myself: I got into competitive battling around the end of the Advanced era, so it was a little late to master that. I've been breeding competitive pokes for a while now, and I would like to have the skills to use them.
  3. the pugilist

    the pugilist
    is a Past WCoP Winner

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    Assigned to Aldaron

    Shoddy Battle Nick: Puggy, Blue Haired Lawyer, Vanilla Ice and I Love Garlic
    Age: 16
    Time Zone: +10
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): I think 4:30 - 5:30 on weekdays. I frequent shoddy fairly often on the weekends.
    Experience Level: I'm a decent battler (IMO) but I have trouble with team building. I also have trouble with working out what evs my pokes should have.
    A little about myself: I've been battling competitivly for about 1 or 2 months now. I enjoy watching anime, playing video games and much more!

    Alittle while back I asked Aldaron If he would tutor me. He agreed, so if it would be possible I would like to be paired with him.
  4. X-Trader

    X-Trader

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    Assigned to JabbaTheGriffin

    Shoddy Nick: Sikh Assassin
    Age: 14
    GMT: EST (- 5:00)
    Online Hours: 3 to 10 PM on Weekdays and 12 AM to 11 PM on Weekends
    Experience Level: Novice / Apprentice, I know everything about IVs and EVs, but my Team Building, Prediction, and other skills are aren't that good
    A Little About Myself: I live in NJ. I am trader but now I am more into competitive battling and this is a chance to prove myself and learn more! I want to be a great battler above all so I can battle in tournaments and most of all have a lot of fun then saying "Aw man, I lost again, this sucks" and then some curses over and over again
  5. eric the espeon

    eric the espeon maybe I just misunderstood
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    Assigned to Maniaclyrasist

    Shoddy Battle nick:eric the espeon/erik the e-spoon
    Age: 15
    Time zone: GMT
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): what is easten in GMT? urm.. its - 5 is it nott? anyway i think for most of you it will be 4 am-6 am then 12 midday to 1
    Experience level*: i have been playing competive pokemon for about 5 months, and considor myself to be a decent battler, but whenever i go against a top player i find myself totaly outmached. i have got within 0.02 points of the top 100 on shoddy but never quite got there.
    A little about myself: urm... i have been home educated most of my life, live in england, have played pokemon non-competively since RBY, have played competivly since discovering smogon about 5 months ago. i like.. thinking about most stuff from new poemon movesets to how thw universe started to well.. most things.

    Maniaclyrasist has helped me out a bit in the past and he sugested i ask for him when i joined.
  6. SkullScar

    SkullScar

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    Assigned to Judgement

    Shoddy Battle nick: SkullScar
    Age: 16
    Time zone: I live in New York so I'm guessing that, that is EST.
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 A.M. (bad sleeping habits) I'm only on during the weekends because of school.
    Experience level: Average, more or less.
    A little about myself: I've played pokemon since my days in the schoolyard, but I've only recently gotten into competitive battling with the release of D/P. I spend too much time looking up information about pokemon(not specific pokemon, but pokemon as a whole) and not enough time actually battling, and I think that has hampered my team making and ability to understand how to be a successful competitive battler.
  7. Kinlap

    Kinlap

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    Assigned to jrrrrrrr

    Shoddy Nick: atenthirtyone
    Age: 19
    GMT: EST (- 5:00)
    Online Hours: After 8:00 PM on Mondays to Thursday. 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Fridays. 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on weekends.
    Experience Level: Novice, I have knowledge regarding the metagame of D/P. (I spend way too much time lurking and reading forums) I lack experience on battling, and can also use some help on fine tuning teams.
    A Little About Myself: I am a college student who found myself interested into Pokemon battling after I got a DS and played against my friends. However, the DS is very restricting on team building due to the fact that breeding IVs is very time consuming, and some Pokemon are very difficult to obtain. While, I don't expect to win tournaments, I would still like to improve in this game.
  8. Buzzler

    Buzzler

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    Assigned to Venom

    Shoddy Battle nick: Carloscvx
    Age: 15
    Time zone: Central (Chicago)
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): Monday-Thursday 4pm- 10pm, Saturday 4pm- 7pm,
    Experience level*:A little about myself:

    According to gamefaqs, I am one of the elites. I don't find this to be a satisfying title. I used to be really good during the first Gamefaqs vs. Smogon thing a long time ago. Now, I can't even build a winning team if my life depended on it.
  9. chaotic_george

    chaotic_george

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    Shoddy Battle nick: chaotic_george
    Age:
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    Time zone:
    GMT0
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!):
    Usually after 4pm, till 11pm.
    Experience level*: On a scale of 1-10, I'd say 5
    A little about myself:
    Like most of us noobs, began to enjoy Pokemon since Blue, all the way through until I met Competitive In D/P. Yet again like most people we know the basics but we can't just get there...
    The most annoying thing, is that I think about movesets/strategies/tactics all day long - I wish I could put that to good use.
  10. Eclipse.EXE

    Eclipse.EXE

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    Shoddy Battle Nickname: None, I don't use shoddy anymore
    Age: 15
    Time Zone: GMT-5
    Regular online hours: 3PM-10PM weekdays, all day weekends.
    Experience Level: Well, I don't have much of a way to rate this. I can use a team pretty well, but I can't make one for crap due to my inability to choose what I want to do. If someone can help me enough to teach me how many "Walls", "Sweepers" and other such things to use, then I should be fine, strategy comes as part of my nature.

    Contact: MSN works best for me, since I don't really use shoddy anymore unlike the rest of you. If you would rather talk to me on there instead of just using private messaging, my email address: tylertdl@hotmail.com
  11. Zephyrman

    Zephyrman

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    Shoddy Battle nick: Zephyrman

    Age: 20

    Time zone: GMT

    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): What does Eastern mean? GMT -5? I'm usually online 10pm to 1am, GMT, maybe four nights a week. That's when I'm at home. I'm on in college sometimes, but don't have access to Shoddy there.

    Experience level: I'vebeen playing online with maybe six months or so. I tend to hover between a 1350 and 1420 rating on Shoddy, so I'm really only about average...hence why I'm applying. I read the Pokemon analysis' alot, and most of the threads in the Pokemon forums. I have a fairly basic knowledge of competitive battling, the metagame...and that's probably about it.

    A little about myself: Played Pokemon since Red/Blue. I'm a college student, final year accounting. I'll be doing a masters next year. I play basketball with the local team. Just got an R4 so I'm addicted to that at the minute!


    Thanks
  12. footballfanatic

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    Shoddy Battle nick: nibbler491
    Age: 17
    Time zone: PST
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): 7pm-1am
    Experience level*: I'm rather experienced in battling, been playing for 5-6 months and have gotten pretty good at prediction, but would really like to work on my team building.
    A little about myself: 17, Junior in HS. Like playing CS:S and pokemon(obviously). I like Basketball and Football(hence the username) and have been addicted to GH3 recently. In free time, I generally post on forums(here and IGN) and play video games.
  13. link6491

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    Shoddy Battle Nick: None

    Age: 16

    Time Zone: GMT

    Regular Online Hours: 9:30 to 10:30 Weekdays usually, Weekends 8:00 to 10:00 Typically, On computer a lot between classes, but irregular hours. Will be on more in next couple weeks.

    Experience Level: I have a basic knowledge of the metagame, but not much. Need help team building and would like somebody to bounce ideas off. I read the analysis' a lot.

    A little about me: Kind of new to competitive battling, have played Pokemon since Red/Blue. I check my email frequently, so if that is easier to reach me through then my email is link6491@gmail.com. I am on computers a lot of the day, but might not be able to talk depending on if I have a paper due or something. Any help would be appreciated.
  14. othin

    othin

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    Shoddy name: Othin908(Whenever shoddy decides to start working with my computer)
    Age:13
    Time Zone:Central
    Online Hours:7-11
    Experience: I can battle decently but need help with team building and prediction.
    A little about myself:Started battling competitively mid way through the advanced generation.
  15. Wayff

    Wayff

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    Assigned to Seph

    Shoddy Battle nick:Wayff13
    Age:14
    Time zone:Pacific
    Regular Online Hours:11:00P.M.-8:00 P.M. Est
    Experience level:Alright, I know some standard movesets, but I suck. I don't know how to make a good team without weaknesses and I'm not up to date. I didn't know that Obi made a team until weaks later. I would also like to improve my predicting skills.
  16. Mercenary

    Mercenary

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    Assigned to zerowing

    Shoddy Battle nick: Merc

    Age: 17

    Time zone: Pacific

    Experience level: I know the fundmentals of the metgame. I just have probelms with team building, and what to do under ceration sistuations.
  17. Famine

    Famine

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    Shoddy Battle nick: N/A
    Age: 17
    Time zone: Midwestern/Central US.
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): Hm 11-2 AM, varies from time to time.
    Experience level* Lol iv'e battled a bunch before on other forums but i just need general help because i'm so predictable and i just need team building help in general.

    :A little about myself: lol idk, i heart the pokes?
  18. NightFalcon

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    Shoddy Battle nick: NightFalcon
    Age: 15
    Time zone: Mountain
    Regular Online Hours: 3-10
    Experience level*:A little about myself: I think I'm pretty good I can win battles, but when it comes to general battling on Shoddy I can never get myself ranked higher up. I'm hoping that through this program I'll get better =).
  19. Slade

    Slade

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    I want to be a apprentice too!

    Assigned to Mysterious Stallion

    Shoody battle name:Dean
    Age:13

    Timezone:GMT -8.00(Singapore)

    Regular online hours:8.00 a.m to 10.30a.m

    Experience level:Has trained over 40 pokemon to lvl 100,all properly breeded,EV trained,movepools correctly taught,has earned all the symbols except one in Emerald.Defeated tower tychoon in D and P.Have no Wi-Fi but has battled people outside and won 17 times,lose 5 times.

    A little about myself:Dont know how to chech your IVs
  20. SumPersonGuy

    SumPersonGuy

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    Shoddy Battle nick: SumPersonGuy
    Age: 14
    Time zone: PST
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): Weekends, pretty much all day.
    Experience level*: I haven't battled very much, but I've won most of my battles. I would like help with my prediction skills and team building skills.
    A little about myself: I like to play GH3, I'm a freshman in high school, and I loves t3h pogeymahns.
  21. Spitfire

    Spitfire

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    Shoddy Battle nick: Spitfire
    Age:
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    Time zone: GMT+1
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): Eastern is GMT-5, right? Then I guess it's 2 to 5 PM during weekdays. During weekends it's usually longer, but the time varies.
    Experience level*: Not exactly hopeless, but I could definitely use some improvement.
    A little about myself: I've been playing competitive D/P since last summer. I started Shoddying a month ago (I win roughly 50% of my battles). I'm not very good at making teams yet, and I could use some improvement on my prediction as well. As for my playing style; I prefer using BLs over OUs but I usually use only 1-2 per team. I use offensive teams, I like fast-paced battles.
  22. ToF

    ToF
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    Assigned to Bologo

    Shoddy Battle nick: bball1210/Twist of Fate
    Age: 17
    Time zone: EST
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): Weekdays: 5-8 PM, Weekends: Ranging time periods
    Experience level: B-/B approximately...Play a lot of DP
    A little about myself: I want to continue to improve as a battler and fine-tune my skills. I know a lot about the metagame, but have trouble making counters to specific threats and making proper plays at times.
  23. Chrzard007

    Chrzard007

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    Shoddy Battle nick: acr2007
    Age: 13
    Time zone: Eastern (I live in Conneticut)
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): 1-2 hours per day
    Experience level*: My newest team has a record of 40-2.

    A little about myself: I think Im pretty good but I hang out at very elite sites such as Pokethology. Players there are very very good and have great records and most have 95+ win percentages. I want to be recognized there and I want to become better myself. I hope to sign up for the next major Smogon event tournament.

    Hopefully I filled out the requirements correctly, If i didnt please tell me and I will edit my post. If it isnt too much to ask can you please assign me to either Stranger Danger, Blue Kirby or Aldaron?
  24. Blissey_ODonnell

    Blissey_ODonnell

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    Assigned to Brawlex

    Shoddy Battle nick: pigskin
    Age: 14
    Time Zone: Central Time
    Regular Online Hours: 4 PM - 5 PM
    Experience: I started Pokemon in Red/Blue/Yellow technically, but I've only started to care about anything past the E4 during Advance. I joined a lesser-known site when I started playing competitively. I played a bit of NetBattle, but as far as D/P goes, I've only played a few WiFi battles. I lurk this site regularly, and only just created an account because I saw registration for the tutor system started again. I don't play a lot of competitive gameplay, and am a helluva lot better at "theorymon" than actual gameplay, so I thought I'd sign up for this.
  25. Daimean

    Daimean

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    Shoddy Battle nick: Daimean
    Age: 15
    Time zone: Eastern (I live in Conneticut)
    Regular Online Hours (Eastern only!): 5-9pm
    Experience level*:
    A little about myself: I've played most of the pokemon games, In D/P I've only played a few WiFi battles. I this site I only just created an account but never used it. I don't do a lot of competitive game play, so this is good practice for me.
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