Sign-Up Apprentice Program Signups: Old Gens OU

awyp

'Alexa play Ladyfingers by Herb Alpert'
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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.

Available Formats:
SS OU, SM OU, XY OU, BW OU, DPP OU, ADV OU, GSC OU, RBY OU

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, 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.
    • This is not a strict requirement meaning you may still be paired without satisfying it, so no matter what, 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. When you receive the Smogon notification informing you of the pairing, please take the initiative and post on their VM wall first. Continued scheduling and communication is key to a successful pairing!
  • 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.
  • Signups older than 4 months or 1 month since last login will be considered inactive. These will be moved to the Inactive Posts thread, and can be returned back to this thread by request.
  • Tutors can and will drop you if sessions go badly, and significant violations may result in a ban from B101. Be active, be enthusiastic, be respectful. Make the best of your time together!
Here is the signup template, and an example sign-up post.
Username:
PS! Username:
Signup Format:
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?:
Username: Shiba
PS! Username: Big Sean
Signup Format: SV OU
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
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
 
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Username: Queueueuebone
Ps! Username: Queueueuebone
Signup format: ADV
Timezone: EST
Availability: nights. I work from home though, so I can be flexible.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon:
I started playing during BW, and I enjoyed the UU metagame. In Gen 6, I played little cup and air battles and achieved top 5 on the ladder in each (no idea what account this was though). I've played on and off casually since then, and recently gotten hooked on ADV. My current ladder rank is ~1670 with a team I built. However, I struggle to find consistent success with other teams. I would love to learn more about team building, piloting teams, and how to prepare for tournaments. I'm new here and jazzed to learn more!
Discord: nal#1622 or .nal
 
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Username: Bahamut
PS! Username: Bahamut (usually find me in old shark room)
Signup Format: ORAS
Your timezone: EST
Usual Hours of Availability: almost any my sleep schedule is becoming a little bit later but most of the day I am free so almost any time should work or I can adapt and become flexible
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon: Well I can't say when i started playing mons but its been quite a few years now. I played gen 7 anything goes for a while off and on. eventually topped the ladder in that. I played a bit of gen 6 PH in the old shark room back when it was private a few years back and people such as Dramlamb and AVcosmoem were around. I eventually took a big break came back and saw there was a ladder for gen 6 PH. From there well my progression just kept going. I felt really happy the first time topping that ladder. After a long period of time now between building more teams topping the ladder a few more times and helping in a lot of the resources between analysis VR and being RO of Oldshark (with great help from NtoTheN and Mbouchon) I can't say my job is done with Gen 6 PH nor will it be entirely be but the meta has become bit more stale for myself personally. I have fooled around with a few other metas like gen 1 ou or played a random game of this or that from time to time but ORAS ou seems to be what I set my eyes on. There are so many metas to pick from but I just went with my gut and said hey Gen 6 seems more in my direction of style. I seriously want to get gud at this metagame and I actually want to develop skills a lot of the matchups and long-term positioning seem extremely hard for me.
DIscord: BAHAMUT#8839
 

Dorron

BLU LOBSTAH
is a Top Social Media Contributoris a Community Contributoris a Tiering Contributoris a Top Contributoris a Smogon Media Contributoris a Site Content Manager Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a defending World Cup of Pokemon Champion
Username: Dorron
PS! Username: Dorron
Signup Format: ADV
Your timezone: GMT+2
Usual Hours of Availability: Most of the day in summer, like nights more
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Started playing SM RU and Monotype, then got to National Dex OU, Monotype, and RU and now this gen I'm more focused in OU. I've been a captain for a few World Cups such us NDWC, MonoWC, Retro Cup and current WCoP. Used to play DPP OU too but tier sucks so no longer playing it lol. Have also been very active in Monopoke and similar tiers in forum tournaments, such as a runner-up in the last Monopoke tour. Have played both Kick-Off and SM Drafts; now playing Summer Seasonal.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes, dorron
 
Username: Parmesan Cheese
PS! Username: Bouncy Cat Parm
Sign Up format: SM Ou
Availability: 5:00 pm - 10 pm on weekdays, 2pm - 11 pm on weekends. GMT -4
Tell us about your experience in Competitive Pokemon: I started to play comp around 2020 early on in swsh’s meta. i play very inconsistently and on and off laddered and played in tournaments to very moderate success. I decided to try to pick up comp again and wanted to get into some old gens. I choose 7 because its the closest to what im used to.
Discord: parmesancheese809
 

Jett

gm gobodachis
is a Forum Moderatoris a Community Contributoris a Tiering Contributoris a Top Contributoris a Smogon Media Contributoris a Social Media Contributor Alumnus
Username: Jett
PS! Username: Jett
Signup Format: ORAS OU
Your timezone: GMT+1
Usual Hours of Availability:
Summer break so pretty free whenever.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I've competed in several ZUPLs and OM team tours to varying degrees of success, but find my value as a player usually comes more from building than playing. Looking to improve both my level and my consistency as a player while learning a new tier to hopefully rekindle some of my past passion in this game. Hoping to make some deeper runs in individuals in the future as well.
Are you able to use Discord?:
Yes, my tag is "jettrem".
 
Username: GustavoR
PS! Username: gr1997
Signup Format: ADV OU
Your timezone: GMT -4
Usual Hours of Availability:
Only weekends (all day. Will let know with enough anticipation if I can't make it)
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
Started to play seriously around Gen 7 OU, but between college and now work I barely play. Been watching some ADV vids on Yt recently, and I wanna get involved and learn howto play efficiently (plus Aerodactyl is my fav mon and ADV OU is its peak so)
Are you able to use Discord?:
Yessir. gr1997#5796
 
Username: tankmonx
PS! Username:
- Powermaple
- Tankmonx
- Starfoxfalco
Signup Format: Gen 4 and Gen 3 OU
Your timezone: EST
Usual Hours of Availability:
- Friday all day
- Saturday all day
- Sunday all day
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Played for 6 years straight from summer 2014 (Gen 6) - 2020 (gen 7/early gen 8). Peaked 1500s in Gen 7 OU.
Are you able to use Discord?:
Yes
 
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PS! Username: KN Corse
Signup Format: SS OU
Your timezone: GMT -5
Usual Hours of Availability: After 10 pm (My tz)
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I'm started in 2020 trying to play seriously the tier and asking ppl with knowledge in the tier
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes, it si @n_e_a
 
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Username: Shotgun Beers
PS! Username: Shotgunbeers
Signup Format: SMOU/DPP
Your timezone: EST
Usual Hours of Availability: Extremely Flexible during the day, more often at night around 10pm-1am
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Been playing competitive for a minute. At first under my old account Kidd Bird, now under this one cause i thought this name was cooler. I've entered 2 or 3 SMOU tourneys thus far. I've yet to enter any for DPP but I've been playing both all summer. I also have a deep history with NDOU and have been playing the format since early gen 8. In general, I just want to break past that level where I can see some genuine competitive results as opposed to winning a single game in a single set and then getting eliminated.

Are you able to use Discord? Yes, its also ShotgunBeers
 

spng bob

formerly BoB Esponja
Username: BoB Esponja
PS! Username: BoBz0r
Signup Format: GSC OU/ADV OU/BW OU
Your timezone
: GMT -3
Usual Hours of Availability: everyday after (9pm localtime).
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Started playing back 2004 (on netbattle), till 2007~2010 (was very active and had deep knowledge of the metagame). Always enjoyed play GSC / and the current format at time (ADV). IPL was my training partner and them joined our clan lol.
Are you able to use Discord?:
Yes
 

clematis

formerly EdDaBoss
Username: clematis
PS! Username: cl3matis
Signup Format: SM OU, ORAS OU/XY OU
Your Timezone: GMT
Usual Hours of Availability: not available from 10am-4pm on weekdays, otherwise go nuts. and i need to sleep too
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): played SM basically since it came out, but been profoundly garbage at it so I'd like to get a little bit better now I've got more time on my hands to play and get back into the game. would be nice to get mid-to-high ladder imo, like 15-1600 or so (currently sat at 1200 floundering). Always liked the look of the XY/ORAS OU but never really got into it, yet still looking to learn :D
Are you able to use Discord: yep! under the username clematis_
 
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Username: FunkyBeanGamer
PS! Username: SPFunkMachine
Signup Format: ADV OU
Your timezone: boston, est, GMT-4
Usual Hours of Availability: anytime, usually all day mon, wed, fri, and sun. flexible schedule due to collect hw
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): 12 months of dpp ou, 2-3 months of serious adv ou. I do middling in various entry level tournaments
Are you able to use Discord?: SPFunkM
 

awyp

'Alexa play Ladyfingers by Herb Alpert'
is a Top Tutoris a Top Team Rateris a Community Leaderis a Community Contributoris a Tiering Contributor
RMT Leader
Username: awyp
PS! Username: awyp
Signup Format: SM OU / ORAS OU
Your timezone: -4 GMT
Usual Hours of Availability: After 4 PM - 10 PM weekdays and more free on weekend
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Current tutor in SV OU. Pretty comfortable with some gens but I took a 10 year hiatus and came back last year. I would like to boost my experience in SM OU. I ladder a bit, and played a few tours; but I would like a deep dive.
Are you able to use Discord?:
yes (awyp)
 
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Username: Mister Magnus
PS! Username: Mister Magnus
Signup Format: ADV OU
Your timezone
: GMT -3
Usual Hours of Availability: everyday after (9pm localtime).
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I
've been around for some time as an LC player, looking to play the ADV tier which is an insta classic and have the most exciting battles in this site, hope to get picked as soon as possible, cause i cant wait to be playing this at the highest level
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
 
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Username: havocknight
PS! Username: h4v0ckn1ght
Signup Format: SM OU
Your Timezone: minus 3
Usual Hours of Availability: Mostly in my afternoon/night, weekends can go for more or less.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon: played mons when SM was cg but didnt really play on smog or any relevant forum, i know the basics but i need some help with teambuildings for SM
Are you able to use Discord: Yea
 
Username: arbiter1337
PS! Username: masturch33f420
Signup Format: ADV OU
Your timezone: GMT +8
Usual Hours of Availability: From 10 Nov onward, 1pm to 6pm all week
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): i only played natdex last gen and got to like mid 1400s, now i mainly play natdex ubers because gen 9 OU is hell, used to play UU but got haxed so hard in one game i quit
Are you able to use Discord?: yes
 
Username: Rambode
PS! Username: Rambode
Signup Format: ADV OU
Your timezone: GMT -3
Usual Hours of Availability: Currently from 9 am to midnight in weekdays and 10am to 2am on weekends, might change next year depending on whether I manage get into an uni
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Started playing showdown around 2013 casually but only really started trying to improve this year with ADV. I don't know how to explain it but I feel like I'm behind on knowledge compared to my "same-elo peers". ADV peak: 1516, overall peak 1750(?) USUM Ubers during gen 8. Currently playing my first tournament in ADV Revival, where I got playoffs with an overall 6-3 record. (Also sorry I know I barely have any posts but I don't really vibe with forums most of the time)
Are you able to use Discord?: Yeah
 
Username: Joofy
PS! Username: JoaF
Signup Format: ADV OU
Your timezone: EST -NY
Usual Hours of Availability : 4:30 - 7pm
on weekdays, more flexible on weekends
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I have played competitive since gen 5 when I discovered Smogon/showdown. I’ve always been into team building but never entered tournaments. I’d like to get over the hump if 1400/1500s and hopefully get more consistent.
Are you able to use Discord?: yes J0aF
 

Taka

because i made it look easy
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PUPL Champion
Username: Taka
PS! Username: Taka
Signup Format: ORAS OU
Your timezone: -4 GMT
Usual Hours of Availability: 6pm - 12am weekdays and all day on weekends (also available during additional light hours at work)
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I’m an SV ubers main and play in plenty of tours. I laddered a bit in ORAS and got top 32 in the ORAS GC, but didn’t know how to build teams and just used samples. I want to learn how to build and just more in depth meta knowledge.
Are you able to use Discord?: yes (taka.tk)
 
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Username: mommify
PS! Username: mommify
Signup Format: gsc ou/dpp ou
Your timezone: CST
Usual Hours of Availability: 4pm-10pm
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences) Pokemon has always been a big part of my family. My uncles and parents played the original gens and at family reunions we have tournaments. I really would just like to get good at it.
Are you able to use Discord?: mhm! User: mommify
 
Username: mgdos16
PS! Username: mgdos16
Signup Format: ORAS / SM / SS
Your timezone: EST / GMT-5
Usual Hours of Availability :
most nights apart from when I have classes
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I have been playing on and off for a long time but only doing ladder. Started playing again when SV came out and started entering tours on smogon this year. I think I have an ok baseline of knowledge (1750 in cg ou, around 1500-1650s in all of ss-oras on ladder) want to get better at building & overall play specifically for smogon tournaments.
Are you able to use Discord?: mot5
 
Username: gregoisback_
Ps! Username: gregoisback_
Signup format: SS OU
Timezone: GMT -3
Availability: I can in the evening and in the afternoon
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon:
I don't have that much experience, I'm a new player in the competitive community and I wanted to know a little more
Discord: gregonomoney
 
Username: Vaictador
PS! Username: Vaictador
Signup Format: SM OU
Your timezone: GMT +1
Usual Hours of Availability: Normally in my 3:30-5/6:30-9 pm
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing almost 1 year ago (25th January 2022) with non official tournaments in some discord groups. Like in Juny I joined smogon and I'm actually trying to reach my best potential and become a better player. SM is my main tier but I wanna improve to become the best, my dream is actually won the wcop with the Spain team. And that's why I'm signing up here.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes, my nick it's also Vaictador.
 
Username: HolaSoyBalto
PS! Username: Vento d'argento
Signup Format: SM OU
Your timezone: GMT -3
Usual Hours of Availability: 7 pm onwards, sundays 3 pm onwards.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing several years ago on SM Ubers with no intention of playing seriously competitively. A few months ago I started to take a lot of interest in the competitive game and focus on the SM OU tier. I have played Smogon and Discord tournaments but they have not gone well and lately I feel that no matter how much I play I am not improving and I would like to have guidance from someone who has more experience.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes, ventodargento.
 

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