Sign-Up Apprentice Program Signups: Old Gens OU

Username: SK4diddle
PS! Username: SK4diddle
Your timezone: gmt-7/pst Usual Hours of Availability: basically all the time expect sometimes mondays/sundays
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Played a bit of ou about 2 years ago and got to like 1300s before quitting but ive came back this year and been playing and managed to hit 1677 peak but it just feels like i always get stuck already around the 1600s and with almost over 2000 games played i want some help to at least hit top 500 before the new generation.
Are you able to use Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
yes
 
Username: silver grace
PS! Username: spectral secrets
Your timezone: GMT+5.5
Usual Hours of Availability: Early afternoon (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm) and late evenings (9 pm onwards)
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Keeping general competitive Pokemon in mind, I am a Monotype player and I've been playing competitively for roughly 9 to 10 months. I ladder often and take part in some big Smogon tours which are related to the format (such as Mono BLT and MPL). With regards to OU, I have laddered a bit on it and taken part in some Discord tours, so not a lot of experience there. However, I do have a decent amount of draft league experience.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Username: Sypharius
PS! Username: Sypharius
Your timezone: PST (-8)
Usual Hours of Availability: Outside 7:00-15:30 M-F with some exceptions
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): First started playing smogon OU tier in 2014 during ORAS release. Reached 1800 rank during that meta. Played competitively to Masters on switch consistently in both VGC doubles and 3v3 singles. Avid monotype battler and little cup enthusiast. Returning to the current meta and seem to be at a loss.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes - Syph#8732 (best method of contact)
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Username: stargaming
PS! Username: stargaming 2306
Your timezone:IST
Usual Hours of Availability: usually most of time
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 mid at the game. I don't really have a good understanding on how to make teams but i'm alright at battling.
Are you able to use Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
Username: DkKoba
PS! Username: DkKoba
Your timezone: EST/EDT
Generation: Advanced(Gen 3)
Usual Hours of Availability: 5-10PM EDT, likely to become 6-10PM once I start my new job EDIT: I thought I might expand my availability, I went back to my old job and now have 5-10PM EDT, 1pm-12am EDT Saturday(can be flexible and do earlier), and I will do anytime Sundays bar IRL plans.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I have played a smattering of games 5 years back and tried to get into Adv OU using copied teams but I saw very small success. A few weeks ago I crafted my own teams and started to adjust them slightly to make them better - but overall good team building evades me and my team often gets hard countered. I also am looking to better understand tools and common sets and how to properly react to them. I have a big strength in being able to judge how my opponent will play after a few turns of playing with them. Currently I hover between 1300-1400 on the ADV OU ladder and wish to become a top tier threat :) EDIT: I now how a few hundred games on ladder. Been taking a break from going hard due to other hobbies having priority at the moment, but I will definitely make this a priority if I have a tutor.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes - DkKoba#0420 is my discord
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
mods feel free to delete this reply but i thought I might bring attention to the fact that I have expanded my availability(for hopes that it helps me get matched up as well as some edits to update since its been a few months and I've been learning on my own.
 


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

Current Tutors:
airfare
ausma
devin
ez
Hockey1
IPF
Niko
Pais
Quaze
Serika
Yelodash
Zen

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.


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).
Username:Kings4life
PS! Username:Kingfrye
Your timezone: GMT +2
Usual Hours of Availability: 6-7
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I first started playing showdown in gen 7 Ubers and I loved it.I am hoping to learn ou and vgc better.I want to learn game sence.
are you able to use Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes


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Username: CapivaraStark
PS! Username: Fcking Weebs
Your timezone: GMT-3
Usual Hours of Availability: 7am~9am / 8pm ~ 1am
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
Played a lot of showdown OU like 8 years ago and a lot of wifi ShSw tournaments like 2 years ago
Are you able to use Discord?:
Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes
 
Username: Mister Magnus
PS! Username:Mister Magnus
Your timezone: -3
Generation: RBY
Usual Hours of Availability:
5pm-12am weekdays, any time weekends
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Been playing roughly a year and a half with any degree of seriousness. Had a few notable wins in tours here and there but overall feel like I've skipped out on properly learning. I'm looking to get my play to a place where I can consistently perform well rather than my current on-and-off state. I think of all my tiers DPP tends to be the shakiest but it's the one I have the most love for so I'm hoping I can get matched with someone who will help take me from occasional flashes of greatness to a really skilled player :)
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Username:jase duken
PS! Username:Jase Duken
Your timezone:-7
Usual Hours of Availability:anytime in the evening and I am up late at night usually around 12am-2am
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): played in upl and mpl. I been trying the latest olt and got around 1700 but got tilted :( and have a good understanding and quick to learn
Are you able to use Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:yes
 
Username: XenonHero126
PS! Username: XenonHero126
Your timezone: GMT-4
Generation: DPP
Usual Hours of Availability:
8AM-6PM
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I have a good deal of experience in SSOU, with almost 150 battles played. I’d like to think I’ve got a good grasp of the metagame, although I’ve never found the conviction to actively ladder it. I’ve dabbled in some OMs as well and contributed to a few Pet Mods. DPP jumped out to me as an interesting metagame due to the lack of team preview and aggressive nature while still keeping the Phys/Spec split that I can’t live without.
Are you able to use Discord?:
Yep
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yep
 

Eledyr

Le vilain petit Wooloo
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Username: Eledyr
PS! Username: Eledyr
Your timezone: GMT+2
Generation: ADV, DPP
Usual Hours of Availability: anytime between 1PM-11PM, can be even more opened.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I'm playing since many years, mostly in Ubers (I did UPL recently), RBY OU, and SM OU, and I will to learn more about those two generations. I already give them some tests by playing in seasonals but I definitely lack some knowledge in those tiers. I'm open to any kind of playstyle and will to learn those gens really deeply, especially the building process.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes, Eledyr#1136
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Username: Ikaishi
PS! Username: Ikaishi
Your timezone: GMT -5
Usual Hours of Availability: 12am - 8pm on weekdays, weekends usually im free all day
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I don't have an absurd experience but a decent one, I have played tournaments outside of smogon and this year I played the wcop qualifiers with a score of 2-0, I have participated in some ssnls and I have a good streak in the current bw ssnl. Finally, I always want to learn new things and I am also quite persistent in what I do.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes (Ikaishi ⚝#5358)
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Username: Derpeddeath
PS! Username: Derpeddeath
Your timezone: Mountain time/gmt -6/7
Usual Hours of Availability: 18:00- 23:00, very flexible.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
Played a decent amount of monotype, dabbled a bit in OMs and doubles, I also ladder every now and then, I want to learn to play OU competitively.
Are you able to use Discord?:
Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes
 
Username: NightLight26
PS! Username: AyoItsBenji
Your timezone: GMT - 8
Usual Hours of Availability: Open Availability
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I played in the 2016-2018 VGC World Championships (2x senior division, 1x masters). I always had an interest in OU because of the mainstream attention from YouTubers, and the Pokémon in general being “standard”. I understand a lot about competitive, I lost touch with the scene before and now want to try a new approach!
Are you able to use Discord?:
Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes
 

swag god

I COULD BE BANNED!
Username: swag god
PS! Username: swagggod
Your timezone: +10
Usual Hours of Availability: All weekend p much, after 4 weekdays
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): 1v1 main, have dabbled in 6v6 tiers but none have really stuck. Due to my questionable ability, I am fairly inconsistent and looking to get a lot better. Tldr: mid player looking to improve.
Are you able to use Discord?: yes RTM#4402
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
Username: Dawnfallstar
PS! Username: Dawnfallstar
Your timezone: est
Usual Hours of Availability:8:am-8 pm on most days in the summer 8 am-6 pm on Sunday. 1:30 pm-8 pm on satuday and 3-8 pm on weekdays during the school year
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): So I started in 2020 or 2021 with gen 8 ou. But I was bad. I used what smogon said was good but made bad teams and didn't use them in the best way they can be used. I tried Gen 8 Pu and lost. Then I started to do National dex AG with an Eeveelution team. Which is where I am now. I want to now do gen 8 Ou. I need help with making better pokemon picks and using them to their fullest.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes, dawn#9702
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes.
 
Username: StoneyBGoode
PS! Username: ComingUpMilhouse
Your Timezone: Pacific
Usual Hours of Availability: sporadic, usually 11:30 pm pts
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started in Gen 4 watching YouTubers like Pokeaimd, sucker4jessica, shofu, acoustickind, ect.. I played competitive Pokemon untill 2015, in which I got in a car accident and went to prison for 6 years. I'm trying to get back into playing form, but I'm struggling with the Meta. My team building has been lacking, and I just need help all around. I go through times where I'll win 10 in a row, then the next day I'll lose 12 straight. My playing has been very inconsistent.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes stoneybgoode#5213
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: I do not
 
Username: Shaad Skyel
PS! Username: Shaad Skyel
Your timezone: gmt+1
Generation: SM OU
Usual Hours of Availability: Mostly in evening cause of work and Week-end
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I play on Showdown at the end of SM OU (after the ban of Zygarde-50) without taking it too seriously, mainly on ladder, until this gen, that I tried to play seriously but couldn't get to the next level in teambuilding mainly. i had play some Tournament but without making nothing good, so i would like help on the teambuilding process and comprehension of the meta.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Username: IdolCian
PS! Username: IdolCian
Your timezone: GMT +2
Usual Hours of Availability: 11am - 1pm / 3pm - 6:30pm / 10:30pm - 2am
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I'm kinda new here but I already played some tournaments, also I played for Spain in RCoP. I would like to learn how to analyze a game (wincons etc...) at team preview and learn to think a little bit to stop being a clicker. I've been struggling in fairy gens but I'm persistent on what I do.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes Cian#0150
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Username: Henryairsword
PS! Username: Henryairsword
Your Timezone: Pacific Time
Usual Hours Of Availability: 10 am - 2 pm
Tell Us A Little About Your Experience In Competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've never played in tournaments apart from the ones in the tournaments, tours minigames, and tours plaza rooms (where I play a lot). I have created many teams in the past (have explored a lot of tiers from gen 6 and up). I have hit 1600+ rating in randbats and national dex AG, and now I am looking to strengthen my OU teambuilding and play (and hopefully also hit 1600; my current rating is around 1300).
Are You Able To Use Discord?: Yes, Havitechrobo#5099
Do You Understand How Blacklist Works?: Yes
 
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Username: BashGreninja
PS! Username: bunnick
Your timezone: GMT+6:30
Generation: DPP
Usual Hours of Availability: Weekdays: 8-11PM, Weekends: 4-11PM
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've played Pokemon casually since Emerald, and been following competitive VGC for about 8 years now, but never played myself until around a few months ago. Tried different old gen OUs with sample teams and realized DPP is my favorite meta. Want to try improving and maybe participate in some tournaments at some point.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Username: Icecream-Kun (don’t judge me I was young)
PS! Username: H3ize
Your timezone: GMT +1
Usual Hours of Availability: Anytime from 4pm onwards
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing Pokémon competitively in B/W and continued playing religiously until X/Y and OR/AS where for some reason I stopped. I mostly played the OU and Ubers tier and remember placing quite high on the ladder consistently sadly I have completely forgotten any of the accounts I was using at the time, both on showdown or this forum. Recently I’ve been trying to rget back into the competitive scene and thought it’d be worth a go to apply to this program in the hope that someone could just guide me through and help catch me up a little bit.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yup
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Also yes
 
Username: RL
PS! Username: Acura RL
Your timezone: GMT+1 (Will become gmt+2 in 2month)
Generation: ADV / DPP
Usual Hours of Availability: Every evenings
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
ADV OU was one of the first tier I've played when I started competitive battling on showdown a little over a year ago, but since it was my first steps at competitive, I didn't got a decent level. During this year, I mostly played gen6 PH and gen8 LC where I learned a lot about pokemon competitive battling. And so I want to learn more about an oldgen to play a tier that won't change in next years and don't have to learn a new tier every years when a new pokemon game is released. // Recently started to play way more DPP OU, on ladder (where I peaked 1500-1600) or tournaments (didn't got something worth mentionning) and I really enjoyed the tier and it's fast paced aspect. But I think I need help to learn to play my games better / teambuild better to become better and be constant in my games.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Username:Reaper Dude
PS! Username:Reaper Dude
Your timezone: Gmt +8
Usual Hours of Availability: after 3.30pm except Tuesday-Thursday
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):Started in 2019, I mostly played om and national dex. I stopped for awhile because of exams and forgot about my accounts. I started a fresh account to continue playing and I am mostly playing om and Nat dex though I do play ou and randbats as well.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Username: GodAlbino
PS! Username: GodAlbino
Your timezone: GMT +8
Usual Hours of Availability: Weekdays 4:30pm-9:30pm Weekends: 9:00am-10:00pm
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): played lots of ranbats and want to get better at ou I've tried sample teams but I don't know how to use them I think.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works? Yes
 

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