Sign-Up Apprentice Program Signups: Old Gens OU

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


THE 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, MUST have at least 35 posts before signing up for tutoring. If you do not reach that threshold, you WILL be skipped.
  • 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:
PO/PS! Username:
Your timezone:
Generation:
Usual Hours of Availability:
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
Are you able to use either Discord?:
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Username: Shiba
PS! Username: Big Sean
Your timezone: EST (GMT -5)
Generation: USUM
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).
 
Assigned to: GaryTheGengar for ADV OU

Username: Raining Inside
PO/PS! Username: Raining Inside
Your timezone: Gmt +1
Generation: ADV OU
Usual Hours of Availability: P much 24/7 except school hrs
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing about a year and a half ago maining SM, and came across ADV during adv ssnl. In the last 6 months I have been falling in love with the tier more and more the more I learn about it. Would like to get better at the tier obviously.
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yup
 
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Assigned to: Diophantine for SM OU

Username: LaBalladeDesCieux
PO/PS! Username: LaBalladeDesCieux
Your timezone: GMT+1
Generation:
Both SM Ou et DPP are good. Preferably DPP however.
Usual Hours of Availability: I'm very available overall, basically only school hours are impossible. Free during my evenings notably, and during the weekend.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
Started in early 2018, I was a USUM Ubers main last generation, but I have played OM too and some others tiers. I have experience from various tournaments both in French community and on smogon. Example on smogon includes co-cap WCoOMs for French team, R8 ag ssnl&bh ssnl, 1v1 ssnl final.
Are you able to use either Discord?: yes (LaBalladeDesCieuxDis#1235)
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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Assigned to: ErPeris for RBY OU

Username: xapx
PO/PS! Username: xapx
Your timezone: +8
Generation: RBY/GSC/ADV
Usual Hours of Availability: all day except for 00:00 to 08:00 until the 16th of Feb, since school starts then. I will try and accommodate the tutor
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've played many different tiers from DPP to the current gen, but haven't really touched the first three gens aside from the occasional game in the ROA room. Would love to have a try in the earlier gens (so I can play classics). I'd like to learn all the basic stuff like meta trends, what used to be good and sucks now, and probably most importantly playing and teambuilding, which is somewhat more difficult due to lack of team preview.
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Ophion

The Walls are Crumbling
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Assigned to: Kevin Garrett for ADV/DPP OU

Username: Ophion
PO/PS! Username: Ophion
Your timezone: Gmt -5
Generation: ADV and DPP OU
Usual Hours of Availability: Anytime after 4:30 Tuesday-Fridays, after 12pm on Saturdays, and anytime after 2:30pm on Sundays.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Started 3 years ago when SM was still main tier and as I met more people, lurked more, and kept playing I got more interested in old gen tiers. This interest was mostly with BW but with DPP as well. I’ve been playing ADV a lot lately but DPP is pretty much new territory for me and I wanna learn how to play it and get better at ADV as well.
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes

Kevin Garrett agreed to tutor me for these tiers and a moderator said it’s fine he tutors me as long as I mention it here ahead of time.
 
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Username: Ahmad Alfatih
PO/PS! Username: Ahmad Alfatih
Generation:SS and SM( As SS thread was locked i felt like it would be fine to do this here)
Your timezone:
GMT-5/GMT-3
Usual Hours of Availability: Nights
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
being playing LC since xy, but never took mons seriously, kinda interested in OU now tho
Are you able to use either Discord?: ye
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: ye
 
Assigned to: Diophantine for GSC OU

Username: Mr Ponty
PS! Username: Mr Ponty
Your timezone: GMT+1
Generation: GSC OU
Usual Hours of Availability: weekends potentially most of the day, late evenings probably from 8 P.M. to 11 P.M., subject to variations based on irl stuff;
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Started playing competitively on shoddy battler back on december 2009, played competitively on the italian pokeweb completely neglecting smogon. I was never a good battler, at best a decent one, and I've always looked upon GSC with admiration, considering it the most competitive metagame of them all. I also enjoy stalling whenever is possible. This is why I am asking for a tutoring after all this time in the GSC OU metagame, I just want to get good at it and ladder is not that active anymore;
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Assigned to: ErPeris for RBY OU

Username: Prof_J
PS! Username: ProfessionalJagoff
Your timezone: EST (GMT -5)
Generation: RBY
Usual Hours of Availability:
weekends (Sat-Sun) 9 am-3 pm
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing competitively with the Platinum Battle Frontier and then went into smogon metas. Been on and off playing for years, got back to it this year and went to old gen because I don't like the new one. I've gotten pretty good at RBY OU over the last half year, but I'm looking to take it higher.
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes

I have talked with ErPeris and he has agreed to take me as a tutee despite the timezone difference.
 
Username: sacred wings
PS! Username: sacred wings
Your timezone: est
Generation: oras/bw
Usual Hours of Availability: most weekday afternoons, and mornings/afternoons on weekends
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): been playing comp for a while and had decent runs in some ssnls in the past, trying to do better in old gens, and since i have never played oras and it's part of stour i'd like to learn this tier more
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Username: GlazedTunod
PO/PS! Username: GlazedTunod
Your timezone: IST (GMT + 5hr 30min)
Generation: 3
Usual Hours of Availability:
Any time I'm not in school
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I really liked the cartridge games. After that YouTube led me to the realm of competitive Pokemon. I suck at the time of writing, and would love to improve. PS I have only really played gen 1, gen 3 and some of gen 4.
Are you able to use either Discord?:
Yes, I use Discord
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes

When will I get a link to the Discord?
 
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Username: TectonicDestroyer
PO/PS! Username: TectonicDestroyer
Your timezone: Gmt + 8!!
Generation: ORAS OU
Usual Hours of Availability: A long time. Since are the same timezone i can probs make a lot of time
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
Started by maining OMs, made the OM Championship. Now im looking to join smogon tiers. Ive started off with SS OU, and trying to get better, but ORAS OU is my favourite old gen and i would love to get better.
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Hockey1

formerly Hockeykid33
Username: Hockey1
PO/PS! Username: TectonicDestroyer
Your timezone: Gmt -7
Generation: ADV/DPP
Usual Hours of Availability: Open a good chunk with fair warning. I do have school so apart from that usually not busy
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Been trying to get into some older gens and I would like to start with ADV or DPP. I played a bit of ADV and really just trying to get my skills to the next level. I mostly play gen 7-8 so it would be fun to gain some knowledge of the older gens and how they work.
Are you able to use either Discord?:
Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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