Mentor Profiles

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Below is a list of every Smogon Mentor. You'll find information on where they participate in Smogon, when they're available, and what their interests are. You can message any of them on the forums if you have questions about Smogon. They are all friendly people who are outstanding members in our community, and each one of them would lovey to talk with you. Don't be afraid to message them; they want to hear from you!

Mentors

Ace Emerald


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: VGC, Social Media, Circus Maximus, Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: Leading the Youtube channel, many analyses and forum activities.
Hobbies: Playing saxophone and basson, reading almost anything that comes his way, also some personal mathematic work
Interesting Fact: He has gone through all 3 of his allowed name changes on Smogon back when those were possible.

Arcticblast


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Other Metagames
Well-known Contribution: Formerly a Moderator (@) on Pokemon Showdown; he's written 3 analyses which are on-site as well as several Smog articles
Hobbies: Besides Pokemon, he plays the violin, listens to a lot of loud angry music, and occasionally tries his hand at music composition. He hasn't done anything with it this year, but he's been on his school's speech & debate team for four years.
Interesting Fact: He accidentally muted the owner of Smogon, chaos, on an alt once.

Alphose_Elric


Timezone: GMT -8
Language: English
Content Areas: C&C, NU, LC, GP, and the such
Well-known Contribution: He's absolutely useless.
Hobbies: Running, rock climbing, the ladies.
Interresting Fact: "I'm Mormon".

Alter


Timezone: GMT +11
Language: English, German
Content Areas: Pokemon Showdown!, Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: He wrote the Beginner's Guide to Pokémon Showdown as well as numerous XY OU analyses. He is also a Pokemon Showdown! Moderator.
Hobbies: Writing, reading, sport, video games, and hanging out with friends.
Interesting Fact: Before he came to Smogon, he played competitive Team Fortress 2.

Audiosurfer


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English
Content Areas: Doubles, Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: He does a lot in the realm of Doubles leadership and analysis write-ups.
Hobbies: He enjoys listening to music, watching TV, writing, reading, and hanging out with friends.
Interesting Fact: His name is based off the video game Audiosurf, which got him initially interested in online gaming.

Birkal


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English and Spanish
Content Areas: Create-A-Pokemon Project, The Smog, Overused, Orange Islands, Suggestion Box, Pokemon Showdown!
Well-known Contribution: He created this Mentorship Program! He's also the guy who keeps the CAP site up to date and formerly coordinated artists for The Smog.
Hobbies: Piano performance, vocal conducting, water sports, Paper Mario, studying academically, throwing pots, and CURLING
Interesting Fact: He can eat an entire muffin in one bite. Get at him.

BKC


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English, Czech
Content Areas: Tournaments, IRC, RMT, Battling 101, Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: He rates teams, plays in tournaments, makes horrible typos on IRC.
Hobbies: Chases girls way out of his league, plays drums, is a (mainly metal) music connoisseur, plays and follows baseball and basketball, worships Jennifer Aniston.
Interesting Fact: Bears an uncanny resemblance to Harry Potter.

blarajan


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Little Cup, Contributions & Corrections, RarelyUsed
Well-known Contribution: Did a bunch of stuff for Little Cup, modding stuff, just been overall fantastic
Hobbies: Interested in the legal system (wants to be a defense attorney), video games, music, psychology, this stupid game, etc.
Interesting Fact: "I almost have more than 50% win/loss ratio on the Ubers ladder using only Little Cup allowed Pokemon. #babbynation"

Bummer


Timezone: GMT +1
Language: English, Swedish
Content Areas: Smeargle's Studio, The Smog
Well-known Contribution: Steady art contributor to The Smog, designed banners for various tiers (OU, UU, RU, NU, Doubles), along with illustrating for several tournaments.
Hobbies: Trying to plow through his game library on Steam, as well as managing a Pokemon webcomic.
Interesting Fact: Is a licensed CLS (Clinical Laboratory Scientist) and works at a clinical microbiological laboratory.

Calm Pokemaster


Timezone: GMT +5.5
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, The Smog
Well-known Contribution: He proofread countless articles and analyses starting from 2011 and is currently a GP team co-leader.
Hobbies: He is a voracious book reader and loves thriller fiction in particular. He used to play competitive Age of Empires before coming to Smogon. A massive history buff, he often spends hours reading about ancient civilizations and cultures on Wikipedia. He loves playing cricket and football and is a huge Arsenal fan. He is also a rookie coder with interest in web designing.
Interesting Fact: As far as he knows, he was probably only the second Tamilian ever to be badged.

Cherub Agent


Timezone: GMT +1
Language: English, German, Italian
Content Areas: Overused, Rarelyused, Neverused
Well-known Contribution: Analyses and forum projects.
Hobbies: He likes to read, listen to music, and go out. He likes to talk about almost anything.
Interesting Fact: He's an incredibly lucky person, and everything seems to pan out for him. His Pokemon ability would hence be Super Luck.

cbt


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English, Spanish
Content Areas: IRC, Tournaments, Neverused
Well-known Contribution: He writes for the Competitor, plays in tournaments, and contributed research for Pokemon X and Y.
Hobbies: IRC, listening to music (mostly metal/hip hop)
Interesting Fact: Often mistaken for other users who have acronymic usernames due to habits or IRC nickname (until his namechange in October 2013 in the latter case)

col49


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: RarelyUsed, Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: Revamping upwards of a dozen RU analyses, incorporating a couple new sets to other RU analyses, and I wrote a brief article for the Smog.
Hobbies: I read and watch unhealthy amounts of manga and anime, my favorites of each being 20th Century Boys and Paranoia Agent respectively, and while I'm not a huge fan of most of the more popular stuff of the day (except shingeki no kyojin and onepunch man :> ) I still watch it all because I feel obligated to '~' I also listen to a ton of music (all genres) and enjoy writing when I have the chance. Sports-wise I play soccer, Ultimate, swim, and whatever else comes up that doesn't cost money n_n Aside from Pokemon I play a lot of video games, mostly RPGs, platformers, and strategy games, and have been known to play MTG and Yugioh as well. I also like to bake :]
Interesting Fact: I'm honestly bordering on nocturnal as it stands, my timezone is almost entirely irrelevant to when I'll be available to do things. Also I am an avid endorser of '-' and n_n

Coronis


Timezone: GMT +10
Language: English
Content Areas: Pokemon Showdown!, Congregation of the Masses
Well-known Contribution: Moderating PS
Hobbies: Video Games, Anime, Manga, Reading, Music, Movies/TV, Rugby League, Cricket, F1/V8.
Interesting Fact: Survives on a diet of Weet-Bix, Devon, Cheese and Vodka.

CyclicCompound


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: RarelyUsed, Contributions & Corrections, OverUsed
Well-known Contribution: He has written several analyses and is a member of the OU Quality Control (QC) team, co-led OU's Pokemon of the Week (PotW) discussions for a while, and co-hosted RU's scRUb League tournament.
Hobbies: Jamming on piano, organ, synths, bass, or guitar, listening to music, going on long walks, taking care of his cats, railfanning, competitive Pokemon (duh), and he's just discovering how fun it is to cook.
Interesting Fact: He's loved railroads since he was a baby and he's studying civil engineering in college to become a railroad contractor :)

Da Letter El


Timezone: GMT -8
Language: English
Content Areas: Circus Maximus
Well-known Contribution: Hosted ANOCymous Mafia and cohosted Smogon Mafia Mafia, has played the most Smogon mafia games, and has over a 50% win rate in Smogon mafia games.
Hobbies: Debating, basketball, juggling, watching the occasional anime or Game of Thrones on TV, League of Legends, many games in the strategy games genre, jogging, eating burritos, and reading about political and financial news/topics.
Interesting Fact: He is incredibly skilled at flicking bottlecaps to the degree that I can hit targets consistently from across a room.

darkie


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English
Content Areas: Social Media, CAP, Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: He's contributed to almost every aspect of the site at some point. He did the front page news for a time, was a mod on Shoddy Battle, led C&C for a long time, contributed to several issues of The Smog, and he was TL for the DPP CAP 6, Arghonaut.
Hobbies: Obviously Pokemon, but he also enjoys cooking, video games, playing and watching basketball.
Interesting Fact: He's, like, really, strangely good at whistling.

Darnell


Timezone: GMT
Language: English
Content Areas: Pokemon Showdown!
Well-known Contribution: He's a Driver (%) on the sim, and has a history of answering tons of SQSAs, as well as rating teams in the RMT forum!
Hobbies: He enjoys playing football and basketball. Darnell's also a fan of playing console games in his spare time with friends, as well as going out. He likes drawing when he gets bored of it all and just needs to relax.
Interesting Fact: "I was born in Jamaica but moved to England due towards parents finding better jobs."

DHR-107


Timezone: GMT
Language: English
Content Areas: Create-A-Pokemon Project, Orange Islands, IRC
Well-known Contribution: He created the Pre-EnCaPlopedia and ran the whole process for Embirch and Flarelm. He has been heavily involved in all the Prevo work for CaP and has also been a member of CaP's Policy Review Committee for the last 3 projects.
Hobbies: Video games (Command & Conquer and Mass Effect ftw) and watching motor sport (of pretty much any form). He also plays Ultimate Frisbee when he has the chance.
Interesting Fact: He rides a scooter and broke his collar bone playing Ultimate Frisbee.

dragonuser


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Rate My Team, Overused
Well-known Contribution: Contributes to RMT and is a Tournament player
Hobbies: He enjoys lacrosse, music, basketball, manga and movies.
Interesting Fact: He does not always use Dragons.

DTC


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Neverused, IRC, The Smog, Contributions & Corrections, Other Metagames, Pokemon Showdown!, Orange Islands
Well-known Contribution: He runs many NU projects.
Hobbies: Playing games (DotA 2 especially), history, philosophy, debating
Interesting Fact: His first word was emu.

Electrolyte


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English, Chinese, Spanish
Content Areas: RMT, Pokemon Showdown!, Contributions & Corrections, Smogon Doubles.
Well-known Contribution: Moderating PS!, rating teams, GP checking, writing analyses.
Hobbies: Aside from Pokemon, watching shows- Netflix is terrific. He likes Arrow, Psych, Dexter, the Walking Dead, and House of Cards. He also has a wide variety of music interests- from Daft Punk to OneRepublic to Coldplay. He's been playing violin for 7 years. If you want to talk about academics, he's good for that, too.
Interesting Fact: He has more Pokemon cards than he can count.

Ender


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, The Smog
Well-known Contribution: He has GP checked many of the analyses that appear onsite and he also wrote a Smog article about Alakazam's history and future.
Hobbies: Playing guitar and drums, reading sci-fi and thriller novels, doing neuroscience research, playing RPGs.
Interesting Fact: "Pokemon Blue was my first video game."

Enguarde


Timezone: GMT +11
Language: English
Content Areas: Pokemon Showdown!, Wi-Fi, Tournaments
Well-known Contribution: Moderated Pokemon Showdown for a year.
Hobbies: Learning how stuff works (mechanical and biologically), watching horror/gore movies, health science, cricket, video games, diving into the weird part of youtube and having a sense of humor.
Interesting Fact: 90% of people who meet him will to comment on his height.

EonX


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English
Content Areas: RarelyUsed, Contributions & Corrections, Battling 101
Well-known Contribution: Member of the RarelyUsed QC Team, so I guess I know a little something about it. Also contributed quite a few analyses for RarelyUsed, and even one for XY OverUsed as well.
Hobbies: Actually attend local anime conventions, so don't be shy with asking about those in PM or IRC! Outside of Pokemon, I play a lot of Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and Mario Party. Yes, I'm a Nintendo guy through and through.
Interesting Fact: Easily amused. Tend to over think some simple things. First Game Boy Pokemon game was actually Sapphire. Still own the N64 I got when I was, like, 5 years old. I've played some sports in my younger years, but kinda lost touch with them, haha.

FireMage


Timezone: GMT
Language: English
Content Areas: Tournaments, NeverUsed, Smogcasts, Little Cup
Well-known Contribution: Hosted the Neverused Premier league, general contributions over NU. He's also hosted many diffferent tours including Tournament Tour over the year.
Hobbies: Gaming, Cooking (No particular preference in cuisine), Psychology and Drawing.
Interesting Fact: "I don't like Fire Type Pokémon. The first (and only) time I auditioned for a TV show I got half way through the entire Audition process only to realise I was a day too young to appear on the show. I've also been to 4 previous VGC Events and not once have I been able to get further than the top 64."

Flora


Timezone: GMT -8
Language: English
Content Areas: The Smog, Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: Has done tons of GP checks for Generation 4 Contributions & Corrections and the Smog, as well as a massive amount of CAP ASB reffings.
Hobbies: Plays video games such as League of Legends. Starting many things but never finishing them. Eats rice and noodles every day.
Interesting Fact: Was a Diamond-level Starcraft 2 Season 1 Player by spamming terrain MMMs, and retired shortly after.

GatoDelFuego


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections—specifically, Grammar/Prose, The Smog
Well-known Contribution: Grammar checking tons of analyses, including Genesect, Ho-Oh, Scizor, and Ubers Latias, some of the longest analyses ever. He also wrote articles for The Competitor covering Smogon Tour 15.
Hobbies: He's an aerospace engineer at the University of Alabama. When he has the time, he plays the double bass with his school's orchestra. He also plays a ton of video games, with his favorites being the Borderlands, Bioshock, Half-life, Metroid, and Super Smash Bros series.
Interesting Fact: He's not Spanish as his username would make it seem. He's actually half American, half New Zealander, and was born in Canada, giving him triple citizenship.

Goddess Briyella


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English, Spanish
Content Areas: Little Cup, Pokemon Showdown!, The Smog, Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: She's led many discussions in Little Cup, written a ton of Little Cup analyses, and written several Smog articles on the happenings of Little Cup and Pokemon Showdown. She remains a consistent contributor to all of these parts of Smogon.
Hobbies: She likes to write and play piano by ear, and she loves the Pokemon and Zelda franchises (She owns every Pokemon and Zelda game that has ever been released in North America). Apart from that, she works at a comm center for 911 and police as a dispatcher, and she enjoys her job, partly because she can access Smogon, Showdown, and IRC from her desk. She very much enjoys helping other people learn things.
Interesting Fact: "I'm half black and half Venezuelan. Spanish was my first language but I much prefer English now."

Hollywood


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, Neverused, IRC, Pokemon Showdown!, The Smog
Well-known Contribution: NU analyses, member of the NU QC team and an NU C&C moderator, Pokemon Showdown! leader, #pokemon AOp, articles for The Smog, and many posts in the NU subforum
Hobbies: Hanging out with chill people, listening to chill music, drinking chilled alcohol, and puppies
Interesting Fact: Loves using quirky emotes on IRC, such as '<' ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ -`/ and of course (´・ω・`)

Hugendugen


Timezone: GMT +1
Language: English and Danish
Content Areas: Pokemon Showdown!, Ubers, IRC, Tournaments
Well-known Contribution: A Policy Admin (~) on Pokemon Showdown!, member of the Ubers Council, former B101 tutor and allegedly the "Best Ubers Player of 2011 and 2012."
Hobbies: Football (soccer), extreme sports (skydiving, rock climbing, bungee jumping, scuba diving etc.), music, reading, all sorts of film and TV (Community, Archer, and Sherlock are a few favorites) and of course maintaining a nomadic lifestyle.
Interesting Fact: He comes from a diplomatic family so has traveled since he was a wee lad. Has now lived in Lesotho, Denmark, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Denmark, Australia, and America in that order.

Jellicent


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, The Smog, Ruins of Alph, Orange Islands, Tournament Media, Rarelyused
Well-known Contribution: He's a Grammar/Prose team co-leader. He also runs some forum projects such as the Orange League and has written various articles.
Hobbies: Writing, drinking, watching horror movies, and listening to post-punk and garage music
Interesting Fact: He can make his hands look like an ostrich. :3

Jirachee


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: French and English
Content Areas: Rate My Team
Well-known Contribution: He mostly contributes to Rate My Team.
Hobbies: Pokemon, hockey
Interesting Fact: His favorite Pokemon is actually not Jirachi.

Joeyboy


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Rate My Team, Overused, The Smog
Well-known Contribution: Has written three articles for The Smog, frequently contributes to the RMT Forum and runs the OU Mini-Tournaments in Overused.
Hobbies: Surfing, playing video games, writing, reading, chilling out :)
Interesting Fact: He ran before he could walk.

Jukain


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, The Smog
Well-known Contribution: He has written a lot of analyses and is in the process of making two substantial letters.
Hobbies: He plays 3 instruments (trumpet, violin, and piano) and practices them often. He also runs XC and track. Otherwise he spends an inane amount of time on Smogon.
Interesting Fact: Until approximately 6 months ago, he thought "separate" was spelt "seperate".

Lady Salamence


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Tournaments, The Smog, The Competitor, Social Media
Well-known Contribution: Moderated The Competitor, hosted Smogon Farm League.
Hobbies: She doesn't get out much, so most of what she enjoys is internet related—she enjoys video games like Minecraft and Team Fortress 2, and is a big fan of the Youtube community Mindcrack.
Interesting Fact: Spends 12+ hours on Smogon almost every day.

Laga


Timezone: GMT +1
Language: English, Danish
Content Areas: Doubles, C&C, Tournaments
Well-known Contribution: He hosted some projects in Doubles, most notably BW Viability Rankings and a minitour. Also plays Doubles in SPL for ruiners.
Hobbies: Plays the guitar and piano. Enjoys hanging out with friends, especially on weekends.
Interesting Fact: He is presumably both younger and taller than you.

Lasagne


Timezone: GMT +12
Language: English
Content Areas: NeverUsed, RarelyUsed, Doubles, IRC
Well-known Contribution: He hosted the Top 10 Titans of NU for 5th Gen, and he did a few NU analyses as well as starting a couple of Doubles analyses before dropping them because he hated the new C&C formatting.
Hobbies: Basically just watching anime, reading manga and chatting on IRC
Interesting Fact: TGMD is a terrible user

LightningLuxray


Timezone: GMT -7
Language: English
Content Areas: C&C and, to a lesser extent, Competitive Discussion.
Well-known Contribution: He's written a bunch of analyses and runs a few projects in the Doubles forum, such as Sample Teams and Next Best Thing.
Hobbies: "Anime, reading and friends. I mostly just play Pokemon though :]".
Interesting Fact: "My favorite Pokemon is Shaymin even though I'm LightningLuxray. Also, I'm Mooga Mawile :3 on PS! :]"

Magcargo 2


Timezone: GMT -4
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: He has done approximately 19 analyses and is currently working on 7 more.
Hobbies: He enjoys playing video games and reading various news articles on the internet.
Interesting Fact: "I once appeared in a news story when a molester infiltrated my school."

Magnemite


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, OverUsed, RarelyUsed
Well-known Contribution: He wrote over 15 analyses for OU, UU, and RU.
Hobbies: He enjoys Pokemon and other video games, listening to rock and metal music, and spending time with friends.
Interesting Fact: He is a horrific procrastinator both in real life and on Smogon, so much so that it took him two months from the day he became a mentor to get around to writing this mentor profile.

malefic


Timezone: GMT +8
Language: English, Chinese
Content Areas: Ubers, C&C
Well-known Contribution: He has written 11 Ubers analyses and counting.
Hobbies: "Listening to music and finding new music (introduce me!). Sports wise, I'm very passionate about table tennis, something that I've played competitively for about 9 years. I'm also an avid runner. Unsurprisingly, I love pretty much everything about Pokemon; Smogon and PS are the sites I spend the most time on when online."
Interesting Fact: "I'm currently serving in the army (I can strip, assemble and fire a GPMG and a SAW. Ask me about it!)."

Metal Sonic


Timezone: GMT +8
Language: English, Mandarin, Malay
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, Underused, Battling 101
Well-known Contribution: Contributed more than 17 C&C analyses in the various tiers I specialise in, and counting. I am a tutor for Battling 101, if you would like to learn the fine arts of battling, take a look at Smogon's tutoring program!
Hobbies: Most of the music on my iPod are from Sonic The Hedgehog and its series. Other games that I am involved in is Forum Mafia. I was in Track & Field in high school (hint: running fast). I also like hanging out with my friends :)
Interesting Fact: I played Red Alert 2 when I was 4 years old, and defeated the Brutal AI when I was 5. It was a very fun game and of course I had to get my hands on Red Alert 3 when it was released in 2008.

MikeDecIsHere


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Smogon Youtube, Smogcast, Tournaments, Pokemon Showdown!, a forum
Well-known Contribution: Revival of both Smogcast and Smogon Youtube
Hobbies: Plays Varsity Tennis for college, where he's also the captain. He is also a singer and dabbles a bit with the guitar in his spare time. He also enjoys playing almost any sport.
Interesting Fact: He tried out for American Idol once, only to bomb it because he was nervous in front of the producers. He is also known by Alice as Smogon's Greatest Pimp. If Django says otherwise he's a dirty liar.

Minus


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English
Content Areas: C&C
Well-known Contribution: Numerous GP checks and a tournament banner (He hopes this will change soon!)
Hobbies: Playing chess, Karate, Smogon, Homeowork
Interesting Fact: He has never played Gen III.

NixHex


Timezone: GMT -8
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, Overused
Well-known Contribution: He authored the XD capture Guide and the RS ID guide, GPed ginganinja's Gravity article, and HTMLed stuff.
Hobbies: Music (NIN, Radiohead, Devin Townsend / Strappin Young Lad). Grad student in EE. Plays bass and do sound tech at his church.
Interesting Fact: Often posts from his phone. In fact, he was being driven to Guitar Center to buy a synthesizer while he typed this =]. On a more serious note, he is epileptic and usually has about one seizure a year. They're getting milder and shorter, but he still doesn't drive. He has a loving support system, including his gf and mom to get him where he needs to be, so he does just fine. Also, he isn't light sensitive, so if any of you hooligans try to induce a seizure by sending an obnoxious flashing gif, it won't work. He's seen Electric Soldier Porygon too!

Nog


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English
Content Areas: Overused, Rate My Team, Tournaments
Well-known Contribution: He runs multiple tours for the Overused and Smogon IRC and has written the OU Checks and Counters List as well as OU Speed Tiers.
Hobbies: He enjoys playing and watching sports, hanging with friends, watching HxH, working out and especially eating
Interesting Fact: He plays college basketball and he hates leg day!

Nova


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Rate My Team, Overused, Tournaments
Well-known Contribution: Rate My Team; he leads the OU Teambuilding thread, the OU version of The Next Best Thing thread, co-hosts the OU Research Week Threads, and hosts OU Team Style Tournaments
Hobbies: He plays and watches almost every sport. He also loves many different genres of music (pop, rap, electronic, rock, alternative), as well as playing the piano. He's a pre-med student in college so a lot of his time is spent on school. He also loves his friends.
Interesting Fact: His favorite Girl Scout cookies are Samoas.

Plus


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Rate My Team
Well-known Contribution: He was a hardcore CAP user back in 4th gen and led the creation of Colossoil, CAP 9. Nowadays, he just spends his time rating teams and tutoring up-and-coming battlers in his metagames of expertise.
Hobbies: He enjoy observing, practicing, and learning the theories behind martial arts, and he also like to watch/read anime and manga (Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop are probably his favorites). Apart from that, he enjoys listening to Hip-Hop/Rap; some artists he likes are Nujabes, Blu & Exile, Danger Mouse, Guru, Nas, and Cyne.
Interesting Fact: "I wrote a fanfic of Breloom known as the adventures of Breloomandala during the DP era, and it soon became a religious cult on Shoddy Battle."

prem


Timezone: GMT -8
Language: English
Content Areas: IRC, Little Cup Contributions & Corrections, Pokemon Showdown!
Well-known Contribution: He's one of the most active sim and irc users. He's also part of the Little Cup Quality control team.
Hobbies: Playing Yugioh and Puzzle and Dragons. He also reads way too much manga in life!
Interesting Fact: He's read about 90 days worth of manga in his life, so says mal.

Pwnemon


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Doubles, Doubles Contributions & Corrections, Anime Style Battling, Create-a-Pokemon
Well-known Contribution: Abilities Topic Leader for CAP6, Doubles forum Moderator
Hobbies: Running cross country / long-distance track and playing board games / other video games
Interesting Fact: There is nothing interesting about this user, but he is a mod of the Doubles forum.

Raseri


Timezone: GMT -7
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, Neverused
Well-known Contribution: Writing around 10 analyses in a month; leading NU Contributions and the NU tier.
Hobbies: He plays a lot of TF2 now; used to curl a lot but not as much this year.
Interesting Fact: He once used 2 Darkrai on the same team before Species Clause was implemented.

Ray Jay


Timezone: GMT -7
Language: English
Content Areas: Little Cup, C&C
Well-known Contribution: He was the Gen V LC Tier Leader and has been a part of the GP team since its inception.
Hobbies: He plays ultimate frisbee, watches movies / netflix, plays Pokemon.
Interesting Fact: He teaches in the genetics department at his University.

Redew


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, The Smog, The Competitor, Pokemon Showdown!, The Player.
Well-known Contribution: He has done a lot of GP checks for Smogon and is a mod of this very program!
Hobbies: Regular video games (Xbox), Pokemon, music (he plays a lot of brass instruments).
Interesting Fact: In late-DPP, he didn't think Garchomp, Palkia, or Latias were Uber. He also wrestled!

RitterCat


Timezone: GMT +11
Language: English
Content Areas: Smeargle's Studio, Contributions & Corrections, The Smog
Well-known Contribution: He runs the Critique Award and the Weekly Spriting Challenge in Smeargle's Studio, and has cowritten/written some articles for the Smog. Also he draws a lot of on-site art.
Hobbies: He likes drawing, singing, maths, and science
Interesting Fact: He's a quarter Estonian.

RODAN


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Firebot Development Lab, Congregation of the Masses, Smogon IRC, Orange Islands
Well-known Contribution: He once made silly faces on Chat Roulette.
Hobbies: He likes to play League of Legends, chat on IRC, and listen to various mash-ups.
Interesting Fact: He once ate an entire honey-glazed ham in one bite.

Rohail


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: He has done many GP checks for C&C and has also written a few analyses for almost every metagame.
Hobbies: He loves listening to modern pop music and hanging out with friends. He is also really into writing stories and traveling.
Interesting Fact: He waited until his 13th birthday to create an account on Smogon because of the COPPA rule.

Rowan


Timezone: GMT
Language: English
Content Areas: Little Cup, LC Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: Member of the LC Council and the LC QC team.
Hobbies: He is currently studying for a degree in music. He likes to compose, and he plays the flute and guitar, alongside a bit of banjo and piano.
Interesting Fact: "Despite doing a degree in music, I hate performing."

Royalty


Timezone: GMT -8
Language: English
Content Areas: Pokemon Showdown!, Underused, RMT
Well-known Contribution: He doesn't really think he has anything huge enough for this, although he is a leader on Pokemon Showdown! He did, however, do a lot of room work for PS! (allowing more visibility/clarity, reviewing room requests, logging previous requests for future reference).
Hobbies: Playing/watching hockey, Gaming, Partying.
Interesting Fact: He's not actually of royal descent nor does he like the song Royals by Lorde.

Sapientia


Timezone: GMT +1
Language: English, German
Content Areas: Tournaments
Well-known Contribution: He hosts smogon tours and sometimes normal tournaments. He also played and still plays shitloads of tournaments. Also he used to be a tutor and simulator mod.
Hobbies: Sports, music, gaming
Interesting Fact: He's not a girl!

Sapphire.


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: She has over 13 analyses done altogether for UU and RU.
Hobbies: She loves to draw, watch anime, and of course, playing Pokemon!
Interesting Fact: Sapphire. has never played Pokemon Sapphire.

Scene


Timezone: GMT
Language: English
Content Areas: Pokemon Showdown!, The Player
Well-known Contribution: He's a Leader (&) on PS and runs some of its most popular rooms. He's also a major contributor to PS-related media.
Hobbies: Socializing, surfing, football (supporting Newcastle!), sailing, procrastinating and of course the occasional game of Pokemon.
Interesting Fact: He's Irish, and as such is an aficionado for alcohol of all kinds. Also, he's not a scene kid, merely a fan of the aesthetics and etymology of the word.

scorpdestroyer


Timezone: GMT +8
Language: English, Chinese
Content Areas: NeverUsed, Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: He's written a couple of analyses for BW NU, also participated in many discussions in the NU subforum
Hobbies: Playing chess, playing Pokemon, listening to music, watching YouTube
Interesting Fact: He was born with extra teeth but got them removed via surgery.

Shame That


Timezone: GMT +10
Language: English
Content Areas: Pokemon Showdown!
Well-known Contribution: Lots of grammatical corrections
Hobbies: Writing, reading, gaming, piano
Interesting Fact: Loves older literature; stuff like Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe!

SirDonovan


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English, French
Content Areas: Pokemon Showdown!
Well-known Contribution: He's a credited contributor of PS!, helping with bug fixes and updating data, and is also a Moderator for the sim.
Hobbies: He enjoys video games such as Pokemon, Bioshock, and Borderlands, sci-fi and fantasy movies, photography, digital art, and programming.
Interesting Fact: His poetry has won awards in literary festivals and has also been published in a poetry anthology.

skylight


Timezone: GMT +8
Language: English
Content Areas: The Smog, Pokemon Showdown!, Mentorship Program, NeverUsed
Well-known Contribution: She's a moderator of The Smog, Pokemon Showdown! and the Mentorship Program, and has hosted various things in NeverUsed.
Hobbies: Photography, watching shows like Glee, The Office, etc.
Interesting Fact: She has a degree in Journalism and Broadcasting.

SteelEdges


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Pokemon Showdown!
Well-known Contribution: He's mostly known for managing and reforming public rooms on Pokemon Showdown! - planning community events, appointing and training room authority, and ensuring that users have a satisfactory experience that keeps them coming back. He's worked on or in about a dozen rooms and plans to work on more.
Hobbies: He writes short stories (horror, crime, dark fantasy) and poetry. Maybe sometime he'll write a novel. He also reads (pretty much the same stuff he writes) and researches interesting/academic subjects.
Interesting Fact: His username is an upgrade of sorts to StoneEdge, the name he used in PokeLab for a day. He ended up being banned for twenty four hours and never coming back. (The ban was deserved.)

Subject 18


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: French, English, some Russian
Content Areas: Pokemon Showdown!, OverUsed, RMT, IRC
Well-known Contribution: I'm a Moderator on Pokemon Showdown. I team rate when the mood strikes.
Hobbies: I like video games, watching movie, playing and watching sports. I play Pokemon. Game of Thrones is my favorite TV series at the moment ever. I'm college doing Biochemistry. I read a fair amount of books.
Interesting Fact: I was born in Russia and lived there for 9 years.

SuperJOCKE


Timezone: GMT +1
Language: English and Swedish
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, The Smog, Orange Islands, RarelyUsed
Well-known Contribution: He has completed over 50 analyses and is still working on more. He has also written a few articles for the Smog, some being the "About the Starters" series of articles with sandshrewz. He is currently leading the huge BW2 in-game tier list in Orange Islands. He has also done a lot of grammar work for the site, mainly for C&C and The Smog.
Hobbies: Major gamer here. Spends most of his time playing various games; however, Pokémon is not the favorite videogame series. That would be the The Legend of Zelda and the Super Smash Bros. series—Pokémon is tied second with Fire Emblem and (the Naughty Dog era) Crash Bandicoot series of games. He's a huge Nintendo fan in general, playing basically every series they release.
Interesting Fact: He's not only Swedish, but also Spanish (Swedish mother / Spanish father); however, he can barely speak any Spanish. He's also, as far as he knows, the first Swede to get badged.

Superpowerdude


Timezone: GMT +11
Language: English
Content Areas: Rate My Team, The Smog, Little Cup
Well-known Contribution: He has helped a raters in team rating and has written a few articles for The Smog.
Hobbies: He enjoys listening to music, sports, exercise, and of course hanging out with friends.
Interesting Fact: He got his first badge on his birthday.

TCR


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, Little Cup, RarelyUsed
Well-known Contribution: He has written a lot of LC analyses, specifically important Pokemon such as Misdreavus. He was also active in RMT for a while that he's proud to have helped people with!
Hobbies: He mostly listens to music, and his rule is anything but country (ABC rule). TCR enjoys video games, such as Dark Souls, Far Cry series, as well as tons of older games such as Golden Sun.
Interesting Fact: "I enjoy hand drawing things and will occasionally take requests! I was also here before TRC. and he should change his name n_n"

tennisace


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Neverused, Contributions & Corrections
Well-known Contribution: He's the former tier leader of NU and head of NU C&C, and former mod of CAP (and about 8 other forums). He was voted best QC Member 2011 and Most Awesome Veteran 2012. Nowadays he just chews on grass and mills about aimlessly.
Hobbies: Engineering students don't have hobbies, but in his free time he plays Minecraft, watches sports (baseball, football, and hockey especially), and collects steam games that he'll never actually play.
Interesting Fact: He once heard Birkal sing and play the ukelele, and his soul has forever been touched by it.

The Eevee General


Timezone: GMT -8
Language: English
Content Areas: Other Metagames
Well-known Contribution: A rampant creator of OMs who brought STABmons into the world. As such, he enjoys helping other users brainstorm ideas for new OMs.
Hobbies: Writing, reading, hiking, bugging OM mods with submissions.
Interesting Fact: He's working on a manuscript for a young adult fantasy novel while on the side writing short stories for online science fiction and fantasy websites and magazines no matter how elusive publication is.

Toast++


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Wi-Fi, The Smog
Well-known Contribution: EonTimer, updates to The Smog
Hobbies: Programming (C#, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, others...), video games (mostly FPS, RPGs, and adventure games), music (mostly modern rock and alternative), tv (Psych, HIMYM, and Doctor Who are among his favorites)
Interesting Fact: "I'll let you know what I think of something."

Tomahawk


Timezone: GMT +1
Language: Dutch, English
Content Areas: Ruins of Alph, The Smog, Overused
Well-known Contribution: I doesn't really have anything big, but he has rated a lot of teams.
Hobbies: (Un)Surprisingly, he sometimes enjoys a game of competitive Pokémon. Other than that, he enjoys watching movies as well as some series, and he plays games. He also plays piano, and he really enjoys his Computer Science study.
Interesting Fact: To know when to mate, a male giraffe will continuously headbutt the female in the bladder until she urinates. The male then tastes the pee and that helps it determine whether the female is ovulating.

TRC


Timezone: GMT +12
Language: English
Content Areas: OverUsed, Contributions & Corrections, The Smog
Well-known Contribution: Several OU Analyses as well as work for the OU QC Team. He's also done a fair bit of threatlist work, written an article for The Smog, and continues to work on more, and he also runs a fair few forum projects.
Hobbies: Playing music, especially the piano and the saxophone. He loves hanging out with friends, reading, and watching movies. Also playing like any sport possible.
Interesting Fact: "My father went to the PCNY event in 2003, and happened to obtain a legitimate Chansey with Wish, which I now have on his old Gen 3 game cart. Unfortunately, it has a Rash nature :["

Trinitrotoluene


Timezone: GMT -7
Language: English
Content Areas: Rate My Team, Overused, Contributions & Corrections, The Smog
Well-known Contribution: He's an official Team Rater, so that's that. He wrote the Tyranitar revamp, the old OU Krookodile analysis, and the VoltTurn Guide with Harsha. He is one of the hosts for the Rating Practice Teams.
Hobbies: He watches various anime and reads various manga, such as One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Dragon Ball, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi. He likes the drum and bass (gravitating toward the liquid funk side of the spectrum), trance, house, and alternative rock genres of music. His favorite drum and bass groups / artists are Bachelors of Science, Pendulum, High Contrast, Klute, B-complex, Danny Byrd, Netsky, and London Elektricity. Daft Punk, deadmau5, Zedd, and Wolfgang Gartner are his favorite house artists. He plays Mario Kart Wii and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as well as a few other games.
Interesting Fact: Harsha and Sayonara were his tutees and the people that encouraged him to pursue the Team Rater badge. He is working towards becoming a registered nurse.

Vacate


Timezone: GMT
Language: English
Content Areas: The Player, Pokemon Showdown!, The Smog
Well-known Contribution: He's well-known for managing some of the most popular rooms on PS!, and is a server Moderator (@). He also keeps Smogon hubs up to date.
Hobbies: He's involved in choral singing, debating, and academic study. He's almost certainly a nerd.
Interesting Fact: He was the first user to get a ladybug for contributions to the Mentorship Program, but he only had the badge for 3 days as he received his Battle Server Moderator badge shortly after.

Valmanway


Timezone: GMT -7
Language: English
Content Areas: Overused, The Smog, Other Metagames
Well-known Contribution: He has written 2 Articles for The Smog and created 4 Other Metagames
Hobbies: Playing video games, watching anime/cartoons, and reading manga.
Interesting Fact: Despite being lazy beyond belief, he likes to challenge himself by doing things the hard way.

Worldtour


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Contributions & Corrections, Rarelyused
Well-known Contribution: He revamped several BW OU, UU, RU, and NU analyses. He is also a member of the BW RU QC team and makes posts that really aren't THAT special in the BW Rarelyused forum, especially in the Viability Ranking Thread.
Hobbies: He enjoys running, playing soccer and video games, watching "The Simpsons," and doing engineering.
Interesting Fact: He generally expresses his emotions with a 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' gesture.

zfs


Timezone: GMT -5 (but he's a well-known night owl!)
Language: English
Content Areas: IRC, Pokemon Showdown!, Other Metagames
Well-known Contribution: He wrote a lot of the first drafts for the on-site GSC and ADV analyses when Smogon first launched, focusing on BL, UU and NU pokemon. He can't remember the exact number anymore, but would venture it was around 100!
Hobbies: Trivia, watching sports (baseball is a particular favorite), video games (especially old-school stuff), board games, writing (short stories, sportswriting and poetry), reading (especially sports-related non-fiction, politically-related non-fiction and 20th century American fiction).
Interesting Fact: He has an embarrassingly large collection of Pokemon plushies, currently numbering 63!

zorbees


Timezone: GMT -5
Language: English
Content Areas: Circus Maximus
Well-known Contribution: He hosted Pocket Monsters Mafia; hosted Chaotic Mafia; approved Lie, Cheat, and Steal Mafia; played in countless mafia games; and is currently a moderator.
Hobbies: Video games, sports, random internet stuff.
Interesting Fact: He has never had an avatar on Smogon.

-Tsunami-


Timezone: GMT -6
Language: English
Content Areas: Rate My Team, Rarelyused, a forum (specifically Sports Arena)
Well-known Contribution: Wrote a lot of analyses, made about 8 RMTs, created a lot of cool sets, went 10-0 in SPL.
Hobbies: Pokemon, sports
Interesting Fact: He uses 'lol' a lot.