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Welcome to Battling 101! If you're seeking a tutor for NatDex OU, you are in the right place. Please read all the rules carefully and fill out every part of the application.

Current Tutors:
Avery
Kate
ppödd
Sputnik

RULES

  • You must be able to access 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, should have at least 15 posts before signing up AND your account's age should be a minimum of at least 1 month old before signing up. If you do not reach that threshold, you will likely be skipped.
    • This is not a hard requirement meaning you may still be paired without satisfying it, but if you want to ensure you are compliant and you wish to attain 15 posts before applying, DO NOT spam post elsewhere in the forum. That is an infractable offense and we do not encourage such behavior from potential Tutees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If your timezone and hours of availability do not match up with the correct thread, your post will be skipped. 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.
Here is the signup template, and an example sign-up post.
Username:
PS! Username:
Your timezone:
Usual Hours of Availability:
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
Are you able to use Discord?:
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Username: Shiba
PS! Username: Big Sean
Your timezone: EST (GMT -5)
Usual Hours of Availability: weekdays 8 PM - 12 AM, weekends 12 PM - 12 AM
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing competitively in early XY and spammed Baton Pass on the ladder. I was pretty skilled I guess. I then got more involved with Smogon and started to play in various tournaments like UUPL and later on Snake and SPL. I could use a bit more practice in this tier though, so I'm looking to get help
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
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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Username: Kllkj089h
PS! Username: Kllkj089h (some times kllk alt)
Your timezone: EST (GMT -5)
Usual Hours of Availability: weekdays 5PM - 9PM, weekends 11 AM - 9 PM
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I started playing competitive at a school tournament and discovered showdown through that. Played swsh ou a bit but disliked it and started playing nd ou instead in early 2020 and have fallen in love with the tier. I would consider myself decent at comp yet lacking fundamental skills and I'm hopping that coming here would fix that.
Are you able to use Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes
 
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Username: Redgoop115
PS! Username: Redgoop115
Your timezone: EST (GMT-4)
Usual Hours of Availability: Weekdays 9 PM - 11PM, Weekends can do just about anything
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Picked up showdown in gen 7 and mostly played random battles, but I played a little bit of the standard tiers once I realized I could just use teams I didn't have to build myself. Didn't play very seriously until gen 8 though when I picked up Natdex over OU because im not a fan of the dex cuts. I started around the Spectrier meta and have been playing pretty consistently since. I've only recently tried to play in some tours here and there but I'm finding that I'm out of my depth so I'm turning here for some help in getting better.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Username: low ladder Ertii
PS! Username: Ertii
Your timezone: GMT -3.30
Usual Hours of Availability: Most hours, might be busy on Tuesday to Saturday for this week (four hours each day I'm busy) (in august I'm free all time)
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Recently I felt like I want to quit, i lost the urge to play but I think me having no urge to play is because I'm pretty bad. I started playing SS OU back on old alts then swapped to the VGC format then I gave up on that and went to National dex. But with this opportunity with tutoring, I want to become a great ND player.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes Erti#7250
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Username:Kylz7
PS! Username:KyleHasEaten
Your timezone:GMT/BST
Usual Hours of Availability:Around 5pm to 8pm my time. Saturdays free all day Sundays 11am to 8pm
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):I started competitive last year in the pandemic it was fun but slightly lost hope after losing quite a lot but I'm motivated and willing to learn from great battlers to become one of the best. I have hit 1500 at max but want to improve even more. Always been playing Nat dex and want to keep on Nat dex as I'm most comfortable. Wanting to expand my skills
Are you able to use Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works: yes
 
Username: iInfernus
PS! Username: iInfernus
Your timezone: GMT+8
Usual Hours of Availability: weekdays 8 PM - 10PM, weekends 11 PM - 1 AM
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I just recently started pouring in effort into competitive battling. I know what a good team looks like but my ingame battling skill is terrible and I tend to make the wrong moves, but I just know they are wrong and don't know what I could've done to make a better play. I also don't know how to counterplay the most common checks and counters to my own team in ingame situations. I usually play at Natdex OU since it's the tier I have the most fun in.
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Username: GlisteningPrestige
PS! Username: GlisteningPrestige
Your timezone: GMT+8
Usual Hours of Availability: Everyday 4 pm - 5 pm
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I am pretty decent in battling. but I really lack in team building more than battling. I would like to learn on how to improve in both to become a better player thank you very much.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works yep
 
Username: xr1aces
PS! Username: xr1aces
Your timezone: GMT-5
Usual Hours of Availability:4pm-1am on weekdays but usually on weekends I cant be on till sunday night around 4-5 pm. But I guess my weekday schedule makes up for the time loss on weekends.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Struggle with team building the most while I do maintain 1600-1800 elo I would like tips on how to improve overall. I started taking comp serious this past year as I started to notice my skill improve but I still feel as I'm stuck at this point and cant get past it. Thank you for your time and all you guys do, I appreciate it.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes
 

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