Sign-Up Apprentice Program Signups: SS Doubles OU

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Welcome to Battling 101! If you're seeking a tutor for SS Doubles 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:
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: Maskun
PO/PS! Username: Maskun
Your timezone: GMT -5 (CDT)
Usual Hours of Availability: Weekdays from 8pm - 12am, from 12pm - 12 am on weekends
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've started playing competitively in Gen 6 with Monotype. I've slowly just started to go into other tiers like OU and LC where I loved building some BO for tours. Lastly, hopefully to expand my repertoire in another cool tier like this.
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Username: K3ppr
PS! Username: K3ppr
Your timezone: MDT (GMT -6)
Usual Hours of Availability: Weekdays and Weekends 11AM-12AM
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing a lot of gen 7 monotype back in 2018, since then, especially in 2020 I’ve tried to branch out into other formats. I haven’t played much doubles, although I do watch the VGC tours occasionally. I’ve also tested my hand at OMs and gen 7 ubers, as well as any generation of Monotype.
Are you able to use discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Username: SadisticNarwhal
PS! Username: SadisticNarwhal
Your timezone: GMT -4
Usual Hours of Availability: Anytime I don't have to work on school work, so essentially any time of day.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing old gens in 2016, but I never really reached anywhere near a competitive level until 2018 after I took a break from the game. I mainly only play RBY, but I am interested in other tiers too, and DOU has always been interesting to me. Down to learn especially since I'm really bad at team building, and want to be better at new gen tiers.
Are you able to use discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes, I was a DOU tutee 2 year ago, and my activity died (don't know how this affects me this time around), but this time I'm more invested in the game and do not expect my interest to drop.
 
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Username: JustCallMe203
PO/PS! Username: JustCallMe203
Your timezone: -4
Usual Hours of Availability:
All day
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Ive been playing competitive since 2019 in a little forums and I like DOU and played it a lot in sm, I didnt play the tier much this gen so I think I need help.
Are you able to use either Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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Username: Cheese5555
PO/PS! Username: Cheese555
Your timezone: -7
Usual Hours of Availability: p much all day past 11am if i know in advance
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've played since end of oras, but only singles. I've played various forum tours and on ladder enough to be comfortable with mons in general. This gen singles has sorta bored me out so i'm really wanting to get into doubles
Are you able to use either Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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Username: HottieLamatie
PO/PS! Username: HottieLamatie
Your timezone: GMT-5 (EST)
Usual Hours of Availability: 10.00am-11.00pm, Mon-Son
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I entered a surprise Singles tournament at a gaming convention during Black/White and I got second! The only opponent I had who really seemed to get competitive viability and switching was the guy I lost to. XD Other than that, I've watched PokéTubers play in tourneys. Oh, and I've entered the casual tournaments on Showdown, getting 2nd place a few times! (That was VGC, but I've been playing DOU on the ladder!)
Are you able to use either Discord?: I'm in the Discord for B101 :D
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: I do!
 
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Username: lyd
PS! Username: lyd
Your timezone: GMT -3
Usual Hours of Availability: afternoons
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've been playing singles formats, SM OU, SM NU, SS OU, SS UU, etc, for a long time. I've tried SM Doubles a handful of times, but never really clicked with the tier, but I've always been interested. I thought learning a new tier now that I have a ton of free time would be a nice change of pace.
Are you able to use Discord?: yeah!
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: mhm!
 
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Username: SIceXV
PS! Username: SiceXV
Your timezone: GMT -4
Usual Hours of Availability: we can make it work
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I mained LC back in ORAS before taking a break for most of SM. Since my return, I've played in 2 PLs and have familiarity with the tour scene. I was kinda goated at SM doubles and I'm inspired to play this tier because of I want Atago to sit on me and SMB
Are you able to use Discord?: ye
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: ye
 
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Username: Enzonana
PS! Username: Enzonana
Your timezone: gmt-3
Usual Hours of Availability: 16 to 00 but with variations
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing pokemon in 2013 although with absence times, but only singles, recently I discovered my love for double games and I really want to learn with a tutor :)
Are you able to use Discord?: yes Enzonana#2319
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: y
 
Username: Derpeddeath
PS! Username: Derpeddeath
Your timezone: GMT +5:30
Usual Hours of Availability: Literally anytime.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I've been playing for a long time mainly monotype and mashups but I play OU and OMs from time to time, I have always had an interest in smogon doubles and with all this free time I thought to myself why not.

Are you able to use Discord?:
Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes
 
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