I love One Piece! Also if you want to sharpen your skills you can join this programm for whichever metagame you want! Just wait for the next sign-up thread (check the schedule thread to see when it is) and hop in, but make sure you sign-up exactly at the time the thread opens, because the positions are filled really quickly (if you don't sign up in the first 2-3 hours you most probably won't find a spot).
Well yeah it doesn't... Use the SQ/SA threads a lot and you will be fine! Also you can drop by the eh forum and talk about non-Pokemon related stuff such as Manga, movies, sports, etc. Welcome to Smogon!