Sign-Up Apprentice Program Signups: SS PU

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Welcome to Battling 101! If you're seeking a tutor for SS PU, 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: RahelGamer03
PO/PS! Username: RahelGamer03
Your timezone: GMT-4
Usual Hours of Availability:
I am every day in my mornings, afternoons and nights
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing competitive last year where I became main sm pu which is the tier that I dominate the most in Pokemon from there I started to get interested in other times like monotype and ubers where among the tutorials this gene has called me the antencion ru, but I want to improve more in ss pu since it is my favorite tier
Are you able to use either Discord?: RahelGamer03#8102
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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Username: BulbaBrain
PO/PS! Username: BulbaBrain; Jellieeee (Alt account I may sometimes be on)
Your timezone: gmt +8
Usual Hours of Availability: Usually in the afternoon from 2.00 onwards.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started looking through Pokemon at around 2017 and started competitive Pokemon around a year later. I was pretty horrible then as I didn't play as much and didn't really know as much. I really started trying to get into things mid 2019, when I started joining tours like the ssnls and playing tiers like g7 UU and RU. I only started playing PU in around June and really enjoyed it, and decided to main it. SS PU is looking really fun and I'm starting to make a bit of a name for myself. I want to get even better, and my big goal is to get drafted for the next PUPL.
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Username: quagsgone
PO/PS! Username: quagsgone
Your timezone: GMT +2
Usual Hours of Availability: Most days from after 5pm and I'm pretty free on most weekends.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Started in ORAS PU 3/4 years ago which was amazing, but then gen 7 came and I lost interest so I started playing zu/nfe instead. I miss playing PU so hope this can help :D
Are you able to use either Discord?: quag#8620
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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Username: Roxiee
PO/PS! Username: Roxiee
Your timezone: est
Usual Hours of Availability: prefer to schedule and do sessions on PS. Can schedule anytime 1pm -1am
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I main Monotype, was going to do BSS but my tutee wasn't okay with me doing stuff on Pokemon Showdown. I know how to process information and I tab, note, and make use of information provided to me regarding any tutoring in any experience in life. I do not prefer doing sessions on discord even though it's recorded but I do not mind scheduling on there due to reasons. I wanna branch out into more tiers and get noticed more and play inside more premier leagues. Potentially become a tutor like you! I've expanded my skills in Monotype a lot but it's always nice to learn other tiers. I have been playing since late 2017.
Are you able to use either Discord?: not for sessions.
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes
 
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Username: iLiekMudkipz_
PO/PS! Username: look at my signature for my ps name
Your timezone: GMT -5
Usual Hours of Availability: 1-7 pm monday-thursday, 10-8 pm on weekends
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I have started PU in gen 7, but now I am really interested in it. With the new metagame developing, this seems very interesting. I was previously tutored in SS Ubers, but my tutor quit. I really hope i get picked.
Are you able to use either Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
yes
 

DC

Formerly Dreamcatcher
is a Contributor to Smogon
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Username: Dreamcatcher
PO/PS! Username: Dreamcatcher UwU
Your timezone: GMT-7
Usual Hours of Availability: Whenever Zoom University is not required (usually late afternoon to evening)
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've mostly played LC for the majority of the past two years. I started playing SS PU like two weeks ago and really enjoyed learning and playing the tier through sample teams. I'm still unfamiliar with the tier and hope that my tutor can help me understand the tier while teaching me how to build solid teams.
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Mordecai & Rigby

Summer Wine
is a Pre-Contributor
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Username: Mordecai & Rigby
PO/PS! Username: Clorodulce
Your timezone: GMT - 5
Usual Hours of Availability: Most days from after 2pm and I'm pretty free on most weekends.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): In PU, I played since SM, I love using Oricorio Pom Pom or Sensu. Later I play SS PU, a lot of mons were banned and now Idk how to play. I want to lean more about tiers and PU is one of those.
Are you able to use either Discord?: Aham
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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Username: gorex
PO/PS! Username: gorex
Your timezone: gmt+8
Usual Hours of Availability: 1030am - 1130pm almost every day
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): i started playing mons on ps in 2013, dabbling in ou before moving on to ru in xy and played it throughout oras, took a hiatus till this gen, but now im experienced in ru and nu, being / have been in rupl and nupl for this year. interested in pu because it seems fun when i watch some of the games, but haven't really dabbled in the tier.
Are you able to use either Discord?: yes, gorex #8693
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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Username: Ainzcrad
PO/PS! Username: Ainzcrad
Your timezone: GMT +2
Usual Hours of Availability: Monday evening (6-12 am), tuesday all day, thursday evening same times as monday, saturday morning, sunday all day
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing competitive pokémon around 1,5 years ago. I never really mained a tier since i am was still new to the scene. I pretty much played every tier that looked fun to play (ou,mono,ag and pu). Tour record wise i think decent placements and i want to see more of pu. I started kinda playing it on the side (joined to many tours to main a tier) and i loved it. So i basicly want to get better in it tbh.
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yeah
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yeah
 
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Username: MonkeySniper
PO/PS! Username: Pearlshipping4ever
Your timezone: GMT -4
Usual Hours of Availability: Mon-Fri 1pm to 11pm | Weekends from 12pm to 12am.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I began playing competitively in 2015 when I joined ORAS PU but I couldn't seem to make any progress in terms of getting better. I persisted until 2016, when I found that SM PU was simply too drastic of a change for me. I left Pokemon Showdown for 3 years until June 2019, when I returned with a new account and joined ZU. Almost a year later, after hard work and becoming proficient in the tier, I became a voice in the Zeroused room. Thanks to some inspiration from Ho3nConfirm3d, I decided to branch out and try and some new tiers, including SS NU and now SS PU. I hope to become better at PU and improve as a player along the way!
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes.
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes.
 
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Username: Luigi
PO/PS! Username: Luigi
Your timezone: GMT-3
Usual Hours of Availability: most days my afternoons
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing competitively in 2011 and have found some success in the OU's but i wanna learn a lower tier and pu seems alright
Are you able to use either Discord?: get backer#0509
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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Username: INSANE CARZY GUY
PO/PS! Username: INSANE CARZY GUY
Your timezone: UTC-4 , East coast
Usual Hours of Availability: Tues-Thur besides 4am-11 am
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon:
Started in gen 4, stayed top ou gen 6 with shednija stall till rain got good. I played the crap out of gen 7 pu once liligant was getting banned till it's end. I often built very stally, H.o., fat balance, and Very anti meta. I build more tournament style often over focusing on death by lure or sucker punching + reliable 3 rounds of match-ups.

I wanted to tutor when I saw this and was disappointed I couldn't offer. So I wanna be good enough to do that and to learn to off set my weaknesses as a builder or at least better double down in my horseshit and truly become ruthless at this game

Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Username: Massivedestruction
Ps username: massivedestruction/MD_0
Your timezone: gmt -5
Usual hours of availability:im free 4-10pm in gmt +1
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive pokemon(min 3 sentences): i have 2-3years of exp playing competitive in ps, i play in hispanic forums(OPL,ODL,OHT,etc) and fpl(br forum), i usually play oras/adv and low tiers in sm, but i want try to learn ss pu cuz i play sm pu xd
Are you able to use either discord: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works: yes
Pd: wtf its so hard for me write this on cellphone lol
 
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Username: SuperSpeedRunner (PUGaming)
PS! Username: Hammyslam69
Your timezone: EST (NY timezone) I'm not sure what GMT is but the example is also EST and it is GMT +5
Usual Hours of Availability: After school, so 4-6PM EST
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I played SwSh casually and enjoyed it, so I picked up Nat Dex AG and was able to get into the Top 500 after being recommended a team by my friend! In all I've definitely put time into showdown and played at least 50-70 games on the latter. I am active in the wifi room and they are holding a monthly tournament, this time revolving around PU. I was trying to play on my own, but I realize I may need a tutor as I only win around 50% of the time.
Are you able to use either Discord?:
Yeah I do everyday! Mine is Packle#8736
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes
 
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Username: FenchGaudi
PO/PS! Username: Frenchgaudi
Your timezone: GMT+1
Usual Hours of Availability:
I am every day in my mornings, afternoons and nights
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing competitive since oras with the website Pokestrat french site and then i stopped for a while. And recently i've been assigned ot harpp for tutoring in monotype SS battling and it helped me a lot whit understanding the metagame in monotype battles
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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H3nryng

farm owner
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Username: H3nryng
PS! Username: H3nryng
Your timezone: (GMT-3)
Usual Hours of Availability: most days in the afternoon
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I believe i have a pretty decent knowledge in comp Pokemon, but i feel like i struggle in a lot of areas and i would like to improve.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
yup
 
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Username: kythr
PS! Username: kythr
Your timezone: gmt-7
Usual Hours of Availability: after 6pm gmt+1
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): been playing competitive mons on and off for about 2 years. consider myself a competent player but have always struggled in the builder, especially in tiers that I don't play as frequently. I've only played PU a little this gen, but it seems super fun and I would love to learn more about the metagame as well as improve my teambuilding in not only PU, but as a whole.
Are you able to use Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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Username: CashKP
PS! Username: Cash
Your timezone: gmt-4
Usual Hours of Availability: weekdays any time
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I have been playing on PS for a very very long time and after taking a break I'm coming back and trying to the learn the tiers that didnt exist or I didnt play when I was playing a lot. I am really getting into some of the lower tiers and PU is the only one I am really struggling with so I was hoping to get some help.
Are you able to use Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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Username: tazz
PS! Username: tazz
Your timezone: gmt-4
Usual Hours of Availability: Afternoons and nights my time are most active, but I'm flexible
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min 3 sentences): I started playing LC back in gen 5 and from there have played it exclusively until now. I have had success there, but I would like to try level 100 tiers again and see if I can replicate it. I enjoyed a little PU last gen and am curious to see how the meta looks in this gen.
Are you able to use Discord: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Yami

Pretty in Pink
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Username: Yami
PO/PS! Username: Yami
Your timezone: GMT-4
Usual Hours of Availability: after 4pm most days since I work mornings at work atm, but I usually have two days off a week.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I been around since 2015 on PS, but never joined Smogon till 2017 and mainly played Monotype. In 2018 I got picked for MPL and got into 1v1 and played in 1v1pl. Around early 2019 I ventured out to LC, CAP, RBY and GSC OU and played SM PU and really liked it. I have been in plenty of team tours, decent results in Monotype, LC and 1v1 and currently write analyses for these tiers. I want to learn a usage tier and since I liked SM PU, I thought SS PU would be the right one for me.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes Yami#0515
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Username: AllTerrainVen0moth
PO/PS! Username: same as above
Your timezone: GMT-5
Usual Hours of Availability: after 4pm on weekdays bc school
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Im new, and i've delved into multiple tiers before, such as Ubers, monotype, and lc. I recently got tutored in nu, and i feel like i would be good in pu too.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes snom#2978
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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