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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:
Kate
peap
Sputnik
TylerTheMilotic

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: Atilax
PS! Username: Nowelle
Your timezone: GMT+1
Usual Hours of Availability:
Able to answer dms anytime a day but only able to play in the afternoon or at night.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I've been playing on Pokémon Showdown for nearly 2 years now and started playing in tourneys last year. French tourneys aren't really focused on National Dex so I had to play a lot of different tiers while in those. I've recently tried and signed up in many smogon tourneys for the first time and did fairly well in those (for a first time attempt on tiers that I didn't know well at least). And got to NDLT PO last year but got eliminated first round due to the stress of it being my first notable performance in a smog tourney.
I'm looking to improve in-game and get a lot better at teambuilding which is my biggest flaw.

Are you able to use Discord?: UnParecoolDormeur#6044
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes.
 
Username:Johnpaul Joestar
PS! Username:John961
Your timezone:EST
Usual Hours of Availability:Able to answer dms on most days however I cannot play on Monday and Wednesday
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):Well made my first few teams in gen 5 but things really took off during gen 6 participated in local tournaments and the like. However afterwards I started playing drafts became more fixated on that however recently with that but I seem to have lost my mojo still pretty passionate about this game. I was hoping this can help me get back to basics and get me back on track.
Are you able to use Discord?:Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:Yes
 
Username: 7thisslugismart7
PS! Username: berry slug
Your timezone: gmt -4
Usual Hours of Availability: Usually at around 7pm-10pm from Sundays to Thursdays, up until midnight on Fridays, and all day until midnight on Saturdays.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started back in gen 7, when Gen 8 was starting to be implemented as the new main core meta, theory-mon'ing and building battle tree teams. My actual experience was with laddering with samples in gen 6 OU and grinding randbats. After playing for 3 years and getting pretty familiar with the forums, I decided to join my first few tours; ones Im waiting to complete within whats left of this week. So my main goal is to become a pretty decent builder which is my biggest passion for the moment, making well-rounded teams with a wow factor that can help me do well in tours or make me look cool while losing.
Are you able to use Discord?: yeah
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yep
 
Username:DelanT
PS! Username: Xthapu
Your timezone:GMT -5
Usual Hours of Availability:usually from Monday to Thursday at any time on Sundays I can also from 9am to 6pm.

Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):

Hello, I started in generation 8 in the National Dex OU format, which I really liked and was basically based on the ladder. I was in the top 10, then I started playing SS OU. I was in the top 200 but I stopped playing it. I also like ADV OU but of these formats, National Dex is my favorite. I've been competitive for 2 years and I'm looking for a tutor because I got to a point where I don't have any progress in competitive anymore and I think I could use a tutor.
Are you able to use Discord? Yep
Thapu#9745
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Username: HUNTER098
PS! Username: Hunter098
Your timezone: Cet
Usual Hours of Availability: Available from 16 cet - 21 cet on weekdays and in the weekends im ussually available till later
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing last year in SSOU and i didnt like that tier so i started experimenting in NDOU. I started out playing HO and now play stall. My elo peaked at 1692
Are you able to use Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
Username: Waddledont96
PS! Username: somepokemonboi
Your timezone:GMT-5
Usual Hours of Availability: 15 EST - to 21 EST
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've always hopped in and out of competitive pokemon from time to time and I've always been low-mid at the game. I don't really have a good understanding on how to make teams but i'm alright at battling. The format I usually play the most of is National Dex OU so that's why I chose this format for tutoring.
Are you able to use Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: no, but how do I know
 
Username: Victini4ssbu
PS! Username: VictoryMudkip
Your timezone: GMT -7 (US west coast)
Usual Hours of Availability: 3:30 pm -4:30 pm on weekdays , basically any time on weekends
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I have played this tier for a super long time, but I've always been god awful. Im a common person in the nd cord (mainly general cuz this game sucks). I haven't played nd or even PS! in over a month as of writing this so I kinda just want to regain interest in competitive pokemon and finally be good.
Are you able to use Discord?:
Yes, and in fact my discord is Victory#5836
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes
 
Username: morrrow
PS! Username: morrrow1
Your timezone: EST.
Usual Hours of Availability: During the week 4pm -8 pm
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive
Pokémon So around March 2021 is when I started comp. I started playing on Pokémon showdown. The first tier I started playing was Ndou (this tier) i was decent when i first started as I had experience from other Pokémon games. I knew a couple good mons and i did know what I was doing with typing's of mons. Now its been a year I've gotten a lot better I can hit ladder multiple times. somethings i need to improve on is teambuilding and reading opponents' moves. A tutor would help me improve alot. One more thing to add is that i took a 3 month break so I got pretty rusty and i started playing again a month ago.
I
Are you able to use Discord?:
Yeah of course
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes i do.
 

luser

formerly linux user
Username: linux user (luser whenever my namechange gets accepted)
PS! Username: luser4
Your timezone: gmt-4 (edt)
Usual Hours of Availability: tuesday nights (3pm-12am), weekends all day (12pm-12am), maybe some other random nights depending on the week. during weekday mornings/afternoons i might be able to answer or ask quick questions but won't be able to play.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): i have been a 1v1 "player" for a bit over a year, and in that tier i currently co-lead the sets compendium. as a result, i am extremely familiar with the process of ev-ing / creative setbuilding which i hope can carry over to other tiers like natdex. although they're super different in terms of teambuilding process, i feel fairly comfortable in the process of building 1v1 teams, which would also help me build in natdex. i think playing nd is pretty fun - i ladder infrequently with samples / stolen teams, but would really like to improve both my piloting and especially my building, as i feel pretty blind in both aspects.
Are you able to use Discord?: yes (ec#4264), but i'd strongly prefer to never voice call
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yep
 

swag god

formerly RTM
Username: RTM
PS! Username: R7M
Your timezone: +10
Usual Hours of Availability: Weekends all day weekdays after 5
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
goat at 1v1, goat at 6v6, a lot better at everything than the person above. Best 6v6 result is r12 in ag ssnl and i'm insane at draft (fr ong).
Are you able to use Discord?:
Ye
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Ye
 
Username:deddd mans
PS! Username:dedddgamerman
Your timezone:gmt-4(edt)
Usual Hours of Availability:
evenings usually, decently free on weekends(I will most likely not be on at night on my weekends)
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I have played nd for a decent amount of time, decently good at ladder. I don't have formal tour experience but I do ladder very frequently. I usually use my own teams but most of my teams end up being bulky offense idk.
Are you able to use Discord?:ye
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
ye
 
Username:Carlitos007
PS! Username:Cammon baby!!
Your timezone:GTM-3
Usual Hours of Availability: from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):GAMEPLAY 3 years ago in pokemon at first I played it for fun but now I want to get into competitive play I can play pretty well on ladder I find it hard to create viable teams and would like to learn more about what to do with a certain matchup
Are you able to use Discord?:Camon Baby!!#4703
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:yes.
 

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