Sign-Up Apprentice Program Signups: SS OU

Username: 00Crystal
PS! Username: Crysta1
Your Timezone: GMT -4
Usual Hours of Availability: Always Fridays and Weekends
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Late into 2019, Is where I began my Competitive Pokemon and where I found my Love for BW OU. I spammed a lot of the BW OU Samples, especially Rain Teams and watched many guides and other people playing on the High-Leveled Tours, which is what encouraged me to get good at the Games by practicing on Ladder ever since. I mainly want to get better at clicking my buttons and Teambuilding as well.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes 00Crystal#7683
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes, I do
 
Username: Johnson Johnsonson
PS! Username: Shaq from Basketball
Your timezone: GMT+10
Usual Hours of Availability: any day after 4-5pm
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
Starting 2020, I got really into VGC and climbed to about rank 50 on the SS in-game ladder, but stopped playing to focus on my studies. Last year I really got into competitive OU analysis through watching commentary which inspired me learn the format, and I reached the mid 1500s after a few months before hitting a wall. After taking another break, I've been motivated to improve this year but have run into the same barrier; fluctuating around the low 1500s range and feeling like my fundamental understanding of the game really needs some work.
Are you able to use Discord?:
Yes (One Million Pounds of Rat Meat#8530)
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes
 
Username: MellonCaullie
PS! Username: MelonCauli (i always make a new name cause i forget my older accounts, but I have played more games than what is shown on this account )
Your timezone: (GMT-4)
Usual Hours of Availability: Tues, Thrus, Saturday, and Sunday anytime.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I played competitively a lot in 2016-2018. I never really built my teams and would always use someone else's. I want to learn how to team build, synergy, and strategies. How to know which move to make, when to switch out, when to sack a pokemon. I also just don't know what every pokemon's job is and what they're about to do. I want to know a better sense of how to predict what items and moves they have so I can protect my pokemon and make better decisions. I always over think and get stuck there when wondering what is the best thing to do in a situation.
Are you able to use Discord?: yes Angel⭐#4444
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
yes
 
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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
 


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: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: 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

formerly RTM
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: 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: 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
 

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