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Sign-Up Apprentice Program Signups: SUMO PU

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by IronBullet, Sep 9, 2017.

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  1. IronBullet

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    THIS THREAD WILL OPEN ON SEP 9, 1:00 PM EST
    Welcome to Battling 101! If you're seeking a tutor for SUMO PU, you are in the right place. Please read all the rules carefully and fill out every part of the application.

    THE RULES

    • You must be able to access Skype, Discord, or whatever your tutor wants as the primary form of communication.
    • You must be willing to use Pokemon Showdown! even if you are being tutored in a cartridge format such as Battle Spot or VGC.
    • You, the tutee, are responsible for setting up times with your tutor. Don't expect them to come to you. Take the initiative and post on their VM wall first. Additionally, please be patient if your tutor doesn't respond in the first 2-3 days.
    • Use the Tutee Talk forum to complain about your tutor (or praise them if they're doing a good job). These are no longer mandatory, but if your tutor is ridiculously inactive or is a complete jackass, COMPLAIN HERE. Nobody can see your tutee talk posts except for you and the Battling 101 Staff; everything is confidential.
    • Don't request tutors unless they have agreed to tutor you.
    • You may request priority if you were skipped previously in 2016. Link your sign-up post from last year by going to the B101 Archive located in Thread Cryonics underneath Closed Forums.
    • If your timezone and hours of availability do not match up with the correct thread, your post will be deleted. Please PM a B101 mod if you are unsure about which thread to post in.
    • You may only post in ONE of the signup threads. Delete your post if you change your mind about signing up for something.
    • NEW: You must have battled competitively for a decent amount in at least ONE of the Smogon tiers or Battle Spot / VGC to sign up. Playing 10 or so matches on the PS! ladder is not substantial enough, ~70 or so is more reasonable. This experience does not need to be for the format you sign-up for; this is just to weed out people who have never played competitively that can improve themselves simply by using resources already available to them without needing a tutor to hold their hand.
    List of supported formats (open)

    Any iteration of Ubers/OU/UU/RU/NU/PU/DOU/LC from any of the past generations.
    Any iteration of Battle Spot / VGC formats.


    Here is the signup template, and an example sign-up post.

    The Blacklist (aka Battling 101 Detention)
    You will be banned from signing up in the future if:
    • You show poor activity over a course of a month (banned for 6 months, infracted for 1 point)
    • You decide during the tutoring round that you do not wish to be tutored anymore, or you mistakenly sign up for a tier you thought was something else, and no longer wish to be tutored. This is most common when selecting Smogon Doubles / VGC, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING (banned for 6 months)
    • You show a lack of enthusiasm or you're consistently distracted by other things (banned for 3 months)
    • You fail to complete the tutor evaluation form that we will send out during the last week of the round (banned for 6 months, infracted for 1 point)
    • You are annoying to deal with. This will vary from tutor to tutor. Some tutors don't like it when you talk back, argue with them, whine about hax, whine about sucking at Pokemon, or any version of the 'woe is me' attitude. Tutors get pissed at different things, so if they complain to us that you are exhibiting poor behavior, expect to be on the blacklist. (banned for 3-6 months)
    Repeated offense of any of the situations above can potentially mean a year ban. If you have been on the blacklist for three different instances, you will be EXPELLED from Battling 101 (perma-ban from signing up).
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  2. InfernoMonferno

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    Username: InfernoMonferno
    PO/PS! Username: NotInfernoMo
    Your timezone: GMT+1, soon to be GMT on the 29th of october
    Usual Hours of Availability: Saturdays and Sundays, completely free. Tuesdays and Fridays free after 5pm
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Been playing mons for a year and a half-ish. At first i was a low ladder scrub then i watcher pokeaim (lol and i got much better. I knew not to use shit sets but i was still bad at mons. I watched a few guides and learned more about saving your wincon and being less predictible and what to do for the early game. I have a decent knowledge of oras ou and oras pu, as well as sm pu.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yes
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
    TJ agree'd to tutor me
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  3. Axia

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    PS! Username: Ax1a
    What format do you want to learn: PU
    Your timezone: Eastern United States (UTC -5)
    Usual Hours of Availability: Weekdays 10:00PM to Midnight and Weekends 1:00PM to Midnight
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I have over 600 games played on showdown (random battle excluded) with the majority of the games in PU format. I would like to learn all the basics and teambuiling fundamentals in order to get better overall. I would like to also learn different playstyles, from Hyper Offense to Stall. Hopefully i'll be selected.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yes (Discord Prefered but can use Skype if needed)
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
  4. Steven Snype

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    Username: Steven Snype
    PO/PS! Username: Kunclord Andrew
    Your timezone: EDT
    Usual Hours of Availability: weeknights that aren't Thursdays
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): been playin for far too long. i can only use dundies stall. idk the new threats and how they roll over.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yes
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
  5. MasterAmpharos

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    Username: MasterAmpharos
    PS! Username: MasterAmpharos/neva luki
    Your Timezone: GMT -7 (PST)
    Usual Hours of availability: weekdays 4:30pmto 10:30pm , weekends whenever.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive pokemon (min 3 sentences): I've been playing for 3.5 years. I started off ass but recently have become better, as I've reached 1500 on ORAS OU, ORAS UU, SM OU, and SM UU ladders. I know how to build and play decently effectively, I just would like a crash course in a tier that has a lot of potential.
    are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yes
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
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  6. Rwby

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    PO/PS! Username: Ruby Matoi
    Your timezone: Gmt +1
    Usual Hours of Availability: Evenings
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I am an nu main, or used to be, I was on the PSPL team when we won and I totally carried. I was an nu staff member and have topped multiple ladders. Oh I'm also a memer
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Lol yes
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Lol yes

    Taskr agreed to tutor meh!
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  7. EasyPickings

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    Weekday Afternoons and weekends
    I loved mons but after i didnt buy any pokemon games after DPP i saw a video of showdown and i was happy i didnt need the game to play the game. I saw Infernape in UU which is my favorite mons but PU had so much cool mons i wanted to play there. I peak at mid 1200 to low 1300s but I need help with good prediction and team building skills

    I can use discord
    I understand how the blacklist works
    Taskr agreed to tutor me
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  8. LzzzR

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    Your timezone: UTC+02:00
    Usual Hours of Availability: 5PM to 10 PM on most weekdays. Weekends are unpredictable unless something is planned in advance.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Been following smogon somewhat casually since DPP era. Actually started playing when XY was still new. In the end I ended up playing some PU in ORAS era and I felt it could be my place. Since SM came out I have been reading Smogon daily and playing Ubers, OU, UU and LC a bit, 90% of it UU. I didn't like SM OU at all and LC ended up being too different for me to stick to it. UU is still a fun tier but I mostly played it because SM PU was still not yet a thing. I have been trying to get more and more into the game but I have hit my plateau and it has been affecting my motivation. I am confident that having a tutor could give me that push I need to realize why I am not improving anymore. For reference on my skill level, I struggle to hold 1200 rating for very long.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yes
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
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  9. Kris

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    Your timezone: GMT -6
    Usual Hours of Availability: After 3:30 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I played PU, NU, and OU on and off in XY and ORAS. I now currently play OMs for the most part but really want to get involved with one tier this generation and feel like PU would work. I am able to make basic battling plays but want to learn how to contribute usefully to forum projects and learn more about PU.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Discord please
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
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  10. Sopheon

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    Your timezone: UTC -4 (ET)
    Usual Hours of Availability: I'm typically free Friday through Sunday all day unless I have other plans, and I'm free every Monday and Wednesday night.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing Pokemon competitively around the start of XY. Last gen I played a lot of OU, DOU, BSS, and PU. When gen 7 came around I was super into VGC towards the start and nothing else, but eventually I fell off of that too. That being said I have very little experience with gen 7 smogon singles in general, so I was hoping to hop back into it. PU looked like a lot of fun and I wanted to learn more about the current metagame and teambuilding in general.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: I have both but Discord is preferred.
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yurp
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  11. Futuresain

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    Your timezone: GMT (London)
    Usual Hours of Availability: Kinda hard to say since I work in retail. Know on a week to week basis.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Unfortunately quite little, I've watched a couple of pokemon youtubers and know how EV IV's etc work. I have also played a few matches with a bad team of my own and a team someone else gave me. PU seemed to have a nice selection of pokemon to pick from so I like to try it out
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Both if required
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yeh
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  12. MewBby

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    PO/PS! Username: Rabia is Trash
    Your Timezone: GMT -5 (EST)
    Usual hours of availability: Obviously this will vary depending on the day (in Uni currently), but I am basically free on weekdays anytime past 5:00 P.M. until like 10:00 P.M. (if needed to change that I can), and am free whenever on the weekend until I need to go to sleep unless I am doing homework or going out somewhere.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I got into competitive battling some point in, if I can recall correctly, 2011 on PO. In my early days, I stayed to OU because it was the standard tier and it was what I had watched the most on YouTube. As the generation went on I became pretty well-versed in all the tiers except Doubles and LC, peaking like 30-something in UU and achieving a respectable spot in Ubers as well. I took a hiatus from most tiers in generation 6, only really playing Ubers, and have gone back to playing every tier this generation. Since PU is still relatively young in the grand scheme of things, I have the least overall experience playing any variation of the tier, and am rather lost with the current iteration anyhow. I have built some teams that feel extremely sub-adequate and will continue to spam team-building as that has been how I have learned throughout my years - build stuff, try it and see what works and doesn't, then build more stuff keeping in mind what worked and didn't work previously.
    Are you able to use Discord or Skype?: Both.
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes.
  13. blalib

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    Your Timezone: GMT -4
    Usual hours of availability: Free on weekdays anytime past 6:00 P.M. until like 11:00 P.M. (if needed to change that I can), and am free whenever on the weekend.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I have been competitive battling for three years mainly staying in OU. I have reached top 10 on the ladder and have played in OURPL. Two years ago I played the PU meta and really enjoyed it. I did not play PU for long until school and sports got in the way of playing Pokemon. I have enjoyed SM but ORAS was another really fun generation. I am interested in learning about the new meta while my schedule is freer
    Are you able to use Discord or Skype?: Discord
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes.
    Rwby agreed to tutor me
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  14. Bouki

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    PO/PS! Username: Bouki
    Your timezone: GMT + 2
    Usual Hours of Availability: All days mainly 1 pm to 9 pm
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I'm main Lc, and with some results in Uber. I was decent in Gen6 Pu after a tutoring with Tone.
    So if i could have a little help for building/ understand the new meta Pu , could be great
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Only discord
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
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  15. IRazvann

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    Your timezone:gmt +3
    Usual Hours of Availability:not able to play from 12:00 to 17:30 my time for school
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):i only really played competitive on ps,i was only the average player thatt on 3ds only played the story.i play ps since 2013,but started playing it seriously only this year in the launch of sm on ps.i can play every gen7 metagame
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?:discord
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?:yes
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