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VGC Apprentice Program - Round Two

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by Solace, Sep 10, 2012.

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  1. Solace

    Solace swing from the chandelier
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    Welcome to the second VGC round of Battling 101. This round will run from the time pairings go up until September 23rd. We have some of the best tutors VGC has to offer, so if you're looking to learn the ins and outs of doubles, sign up now!

    Use the following form to sign up.

    It should look something like this when completed:

    Please keep in mind you must have access to Pokemon Online in order to participate. It's the most efficient way to practice when being tutored!
  2. Metroid78

    Metroid78

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    Username:Metroid78
    Age:13
    Pokemon Online username:something with Xclus| in it
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:EST most of the day after 4:00 PM
    Division:Seniors
    Tell us a little about yourself:I'm a 13 year old boy that likes pokemon,soccer and other video games

    Solace has agreed to tutor me
  3. -Rockstar-

    -Rockstar-

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    Username:Rockstar
    Age:17
    Pokemon Online username:rckstar
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:EST
    Division: Masters
    Tell us a little about yourself:Pokemon, Football, Music, FIFA 13, Football
  4. TV-Rocka

    TV-Rocka
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    Username: TV-Rocka
    Age: 20
    Pokemon Online username:
    Porengan
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:
    GMT +1
    Division: Masters
    Tell us a little about yourself:
    Last year was my first VGC and I played a Gimmick Team with Latias and Spinda. I need a tutor, who shows me some special things about the VGC metagame.
  5. macle

    macle ribbit
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    Username: macle
    Age:
    20
    Pokemon Online username:
    macle or moocle
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:
    4-11 (central)
    Division:
    masters
    Tell us a little about yourself:
    i wanna be the very best
  6. TheBattleRoom

    TheBattleRoom

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    Username: TheBattleRoom
    Age:16
    Pokemon Online username: TheBattleRoom
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:Central 3-10
    Division: Masters
    Tell us a little about yourself: Played VGC for one year and want to learn more about double battling.
  7. OneActor

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    USERNAME: OneActor
    AGE: 18
    POKEMON ONLINE USERNAME: TheCapitolHG
    TIMEZONE: UTC/GMT (-5 hours due to daylight saving time) - i live in texas...if that helps with timezone
    HOURS OF AVAILABILITY: monday/wednesday - 9am-11am, 6pm-10pm
    Tuesday/thursday - 6pm-11pm
    Friday/saturday/sunday - depends on work schedule, which i will let my tutor know as soon as i have it (and i normally get it on wednesdays)
    DIVISION: masters
    ABOUT ME: im a freshman in college, and ive been playing pokemon ever since red/blue, but ive only recently been doing it competitvely. My first vgc was last year, and i didnt do too well hahaha. My regional happens in october (yikes!!!) so im looking for just some help to help me out and be the best like no one ever was. In addition to pokemon, i do theatre a lot, and i plan on becoming a theatre teacher. I also love harry potter, eragon, LotR, GAME OF THRONES, HUNGER GAMES. So yeah. Thats me :)
  8. Arcanus

    Arcanus

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    Username: Arcanus
    Age: 15
    Pokemon Online Username: Arcanus
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST 4:30-10pm
    Division: Masters
    Tell us a little about yourself: I had a blast playing in two VGC tournaments last year but feel like I still have a lot to learn! I've recently become more involved with Pokemon with the introduction of the metagame and I want to embrace this aspect of Pokemon as much as I can. Going into my first year as a Master, I want to be prepared and battle with the best of them.
  9. hockeyguy605

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    Username: hockeyguy605
    Age: 22
    Pokemon Online username: hockeyguy605
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST. Free basically whenever.
    Division: Masters
    Tell us a little about yourself: Went 5-2 at the Philly VGC in April. Looking to do better this time around. Need some help in team building.

    TheMantyke has agreed to tutor me.
  10. neut986

    neut986

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    Username: neut986
    Age: 16
    Pokemon Online username: Partarius
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: MST (GMT -6) , online most weekends and 4-6 & 7-9ish most weekdays.
    Division: Masters
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've played Pokemon for a pretty long time, and have always been attracted to the doubles format. Recently the stars aligned really well for me to start playing in VGCs (A travel opportunity to an October VGC and a spring one coming to my hometown) , and I'm getting pretty excited about it, although I have a lot to learn.
  11. The Knights of Wario Land

    The Knights of Wario Land

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    Username: The Knights of Wario Land
    Age: 17
    Pokemon Online username: TKOWL
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST 4 PM - 10 PM
    Division: Masters
    Tell us a little about yourself: I've been in VGC for two years now, went 3-4 at the 2012 Philly regionals, and I've been training and getting a lot better, but I'd like to have a little bit more help in battling. I'd also like this to help out my friend who's brand-new to VGC and competitive Pokemon, too. My priorities for tutoring aren't that high, so if the schedules are packed, I'll be fine for skipping out this time.
  12. kenkou

    kenkou

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    Username: kenkou
    Age: 23
    Pokemon Online username: kenkou
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: 12pm EDT ~ till anytime in the evening, everyday
    Division: Masters
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm new to the competitive pokemon scene, but i've been interested in it for a while. I'd like to learn more about the game and its scene.

    For my background, I play Starcraft 2 mainly. I enjoy learning the ins and outs of the games I play. I'd like to note, i'm still a complete newbie when it comes to competitive battling, so i'm hoping for someone who can teach me step by step.
  13. VentusVictory

    VentusVictory

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    Username: VentusVictory
    Age: 18
    Pokemon Online: Army of Six (PO)
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST (-4) 5 am- 7am (every day)
    What tier do you want to learn?: Seniors
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a new college student who has been a Pokemon fan since it came to the US in the 90s. I like not so typical tactics and avoid using Pokemon I can't breed (like Legendaries). Since I'm just starting college I don't have too sound of a schedule, so I'm fine with learning across time zones (hence my hours being early for me). I've played Singles most of my Pokemon career and would love to finally break into the world of competitive VGC. I love other video games such as Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy, and I also love the Harry Potter series.
  14. xblade356

    xblade356

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    Username: xblade356
    Age: 14
    Pokemon Online Username: xblade356
    Your time zone and usual hours of availability: PST- (6pm-10pm) weekdays
    ( 10am-4pm) weekends
    Division: Seniors
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm fairly new to competitive battling going 4-4 at the plesanton regionals. I want to learn more about VGC and how to get better while having fun at the same time. I still have a lot to learn, so I'm looking forward to it.
  15. Dietcoke101

    Dietcoke101

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    Username: Dietcoke101
    Age: 14 (Almost 15)
    Pokemon Online username: Dietcoke101/Lokos
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST
    PO Time: Friday 4:30pm-6pm Saturday 8am-10 4:30pm-6pm
    Smogon/Online Time: Sunday-Friday 3:30pm-11pm Saturday All day
    Division: Masters :| I'm a ''97
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a 14 year old guy. I'm in grade 11 in high school. I skipped grade 1. I'm taking grade 12 math. I get really good grades. I really like Pokemon and have been playing since I was little but competetively only about 1 year. I have a game from at least every generation. I don't have BW2 yet? I really wanna learn good VGC so I can do well at VGCs. I was gonna go last year but wasn't allowed :(
  16. LordDude

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    Username:LordDude
    Age:18
    Pokemon Online username:Rorrim
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability:EST Sun/Sat 6:00-10:00 Mon-Thu 5:00-7:00 Fri: 6:00-11:00
    Division: Masters
    Tell us a little about yourself: My school as a Pokemon Society(Club) and we are going to the VGCs. I want to participate and want to make my school proud and have one of us place at least into nationals again.
  17. Diet

    Diet

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    Username: Diet
    Age: 13
    Pokemon Online username: Don't remember, but I'm pretty sure it's Diet.
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: PST, around 6 pm PST on
    Division: (Masters: born 1997 or earlier or Seniors: born 1998 or later) Seniors.
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a boy =/ I like Pokemon, obviously. I want to learn about how to play VGC (like, well.). I'm an Asian, and a bit of a nerd. (Stereotype ^_^) I enjoy Math, Soccer, playing the Pokemon TCG, and other stuff. :D Since I can't go to an Autumn Regionals (NorCal) I wish to learn all I need to do well at Spring Regionals.
  18. Sinister Sundown

    Sinister Sundown

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    Username: SinisterSundown
    Age: 22
    Pokemon Online username: SinisterSundown
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: EST 2pm - 10pm tuesdays and thursdays. Mon, Wed, Fri 10am - 2pm, Saturday 5pm - 10pm, Sunday Free all day
    Division: Masters
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a Martial Artist from FL. In College and really bored at home most of the time. I've been into Pokemon since Red but I have never had the chance to compete. This is my chance.
  19. Raqib

    Raqib

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    Username: Raqib
    Age: 20
    Pokemon Online username: Raqib
    Your timezone and usual hours of availability: UTC 7PM - 9PM
    Division: Seniors
    Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a pre-med student, I'll be at the regional tournaments in Houston, Sandston, and Madison.
  20. Solace

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    Here are the tutor pairings for Round 2!

    Metroid78 - Solace
    -Rockstar- - Cybertron
    macle - Human
    Arcanus - TalkingLion
    hockeyguy605 - TheMantyke
    The Knights of Wario Land - Dimsun
    kenkou - R Inanimate
    LordDude - Maski
    xblade356 - kingofkongs

    Sorry to everyone who couldn't get in, it's great to see so many people looking to get into VGC. We unfortunately don't have enough tutors to accomodate everyone, but be sure to check next round to get your chance!

    Happy tutoring :)
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