Sign-Up Apprentice Program Signups: SS RU

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

Current Tutors:

Averardo
banks
Mac3
Sensei Axew
Hurtadoo

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: TectonicDestroyer
PO/PS! Username:TectonicDestroyer
Your timezone: Gmt+8
Usual Hours of Availability: available gmt-4 8am to around 10 to 12am, and 6pm to 9pm. Can even go more extreme probs on weekends.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Ive been trying slowly learn smogon metas in order to try and get better. Previously only played BSS and OMs, so trying to learn more of the smogon metas. Ive been learning old gens for now, and now i wanna go into the gen8 metas. I managed to finish victory for old gens if that means anything.
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Assigned to Averardo

Username: Makkususu
PS: Cherryb0ng
Timezone: Gmt+1
Usual hours of availability: Weekdays 3pm-6pm (9.30pm-11pm) weekends also include mornings.
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I have played in various old gen tournaments on Smogon and have an understanding of the fundamentals. My main focus has been gen2 and 5 although I have experience in SM OU (so my knowledge of some of the mechanics should carry over). I am interested specifically in RU because it resembles some of the lower tiers of formats I have played and covered in my videos.
I feel the need to get into this meta for the fact that I plan on joining a team tour. There are definitely some skills in teambuilding that can be refined that I think would help me.
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes cherryb0ng#9563
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Raahel

formerly RahelGamer03
Assigned to Mavis

Username: RahelGamer03
PS: RahelGamer03
Timezone: Gmt-4
Usual hours of availability: All Day 1-3pm 7-10pm
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Competitive game since 2019 where I started with SM Pu which is my main and I have always been playing low tiers in SM since I entered the tutorial of sm ubers and sm monotype and from there I started to be interested in sm oldgens and lowtiers, in ss I have not played much more competitive monotye and I would like to try ss ru
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes RahelGamer03#8102
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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DYA

If specified, this will replace the title that dis
is a Community Contributor
Assigned to Averardo

Username: DYA
PS: itsDYA
Timezone: Gmt+1
Usual hours of availability: All Day 1-3pm 7-10pm
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing ubers in sm but didn’t like it at all and then i started playing monotype and it’s my main nowadays, sadly ss mono is bad. I played a bit all the ss tiers a bit and the most i liked are ru and ou, I already learned about ssou so now i want to try ss ru
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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INStruct

formerly Salamanders
is a Programmer
Assigned to Sensei Axew

Username: Salamamders
PS name: Instruct
Timezone: Gmt-4
Usual hours of availability: Available from 3pm to Midnight everyday until lockdown ends
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I played a lot of gen 7 monotype but honestly something felt off about moving to gen 8. I am planning on continuing in playing competitive mons and RU looks like a lot of fun of to play. Also, I really don’t want trivia to get curbstomped in PSPL so I want to give a fighting chance for when they play.
Are you able to use either Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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devin

яєνєяѕσρє∂ια
is a Tutoris a Tiering Contributor
Assigned to: Averardo

Username: DevinSmokesYall
PO/PS! Username: FRS Technician
Your timezone:gmt+5
Usual Hours of Availability: i am mostly available thanks to quarantine
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I am a ou main, i haven't ever played lower tiers but i would love to learn more about them. I started off in 2011 and was a ladder player until Jan 2020 where i joined smogon. (Yeah rip took me a while was going through a lot of stuff, yk life). I would wanna tell more but it would make this even longer. So ima keep it this short
Are you able to use either Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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Assigned to: Sensei Axew

Username: ForgottenOnes
PO/PS! Username: ForgottenOnes
Your timezone:gmt-7
Usual Hours of Availability: i am mostly available thanks to quarantine
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I played during ORAS but then quit mons. I picked it back up a month or two ago. Currently playing a bunch of different tiers to try it out and just seeing what's the most fun. Had a tutor for RU (I think) before in ORAS as well.
Are you able to use either Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 

Shadowmonstr7

MUDA MUDA MUDA
is a Tiering Contributor
Assigned to Sensei Axew

Username: Shadowmonstr4
PO/PS! Username: Shadowmonstr7
Your timezone: gmt-5
Usual Hours of Availability: 6 am to 3 pm gmt-5
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've been playing on PS since 2018, and my main tier is Doubles OU. I've done well in doubles tournaments in the past, but my singles game is really lacking. I've been watching a lot of RU games during blt (a team tournament going on right now) and it looks like a really fun tier to try out.
Are you able to use either Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
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PA

how long do I have to wait
is a Contributor to Smogon
assigned to Averardo

Username: Poison Adhesive
PS! Username: Poison Adhesive
Your timezone: GMT +1
Usual Hours of Availability: free around afternoons/evening 12am-10pm gmt +1
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I’ve been playing on PS since 2014 playing mainly on side servers in 2016 I moved over to official server and played Monotype for a bit shifted a bit to other tiers for some more creativity and recently played in ru open and found it fun so decided to want to learn more.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Assigned to Mac3

Username: The Tacoman
PS! Username: The Tacoman
Your timezone: GMT -4
Usual Hours of Availability: free around afternoons. available gmt+2 evenings
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I’ve been a Monotype player since 2013. Ive gotten into RU recently and have even had success in the most recent seasonal and open tours. Since this new tier shift, I have been wanting some guidance to step my game up in the tier.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Assigned to Sensei Axew

Username: Airwind
PS! Username: Airwind
Your timezone: GMT-4
Usual Hours of Availability: mostly free in the weekends specially in the morning but usually all day at 7 to 9 pm or from 12 am to 2 pm
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I have been playing pokemon competitive since 2013/2014 but I never was interested in the real tiers around 2016 where I used to play OU and CAP where in the last one become my main tier, playing in some CAP PL tournaments for 3 iirc and 1 of them I was captain for CAP PL 3 iirc. And now I want to expand me a little more and be a more serious pokemon player and I want to start with RU because most of my favorite pokemon are in that tier
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Juno

街路、ライトの灯りだけ
is a Community Contributor
assigned to Hurtadoo

Username: Juno PS! Username: juuno (with two u's)
Your timezone: -4
Usual Hours of Availability: anytime that isnt between 12-3 pm on weekdays and whenever on weekends
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've been playing in the UU community since about late 2017. I used to play it a lot but then started playing RU bc I didn't find the former very interesting. I've been enjoying my time building / playing but I feel like there's something missing on the former part.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 

Sputnik

Bono My Tires are Deceased
is a Pre-Contributor
Assigned to Averardo

Username: SputnikGT
PS! Username: SputnikGT
Your timezone: GMT -4
Usual Hours of Availability: Tad Janky, 12-4:30 PM Monday/Wednesday, Friday/Saturday after 5 PM, and all days after 9:30 PM
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I started goofing around on ladder in late 2018 before really starting to grind to get better in mid-2019. I mained ZU in Gen 7 and have shifted most of my attention to NatDex tiers in Gen 8, specifically Natdex OU and UU but I do play NatDex AG a bit as well. I also play NU a bit and have passing knowledge in most standard Gen 8 tiers. I would very much like to grind and get very good at one standard Gen 8 tier, and RU seems like it would be a good place to go for that and it looks like an intriguing tier.
Are you able to use Discord?:
Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes
 
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AllTerrainVen0moth

Banned deucer.
Username: AllTerrainVen0moth
PS! Username: same as above
Your timezone: GMT -5
Usual Hours of Availability: 6:30-7 / 5-7 on weekdays, 6am-7pm on weekends
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I started at the end of sun and moon, not really having a main. When SwSh came around, I started off as a shifter btwn nu and pu, and have knowledge of most tiers. I think the current RU meta is pretty interesting, and I'd like to learn it.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
Assigned to rylon

Username: Kenix
PS! Username: K3NIX0190
Your timezone: GMT +1
Usual Hours of Availability: After 3pm gmt-4 and weekends
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've been playing competitive since last year, but only ou gens and, as I'd like to try some low, Ive chosen RU cuz it seems the most entertaining to my eyes. However, I have already applied for ADV OU, so just applying here if it works better than ADV as idrc what tier to learn from them both.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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assigned to Hurtadoo

Username: adjustments
PS! Username: adjustments
Your timezone: GMT-5
Usual Hours of Availability: any time really, i am not very busy irl
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):
I have been involved in the Monotype community for around 3-4 years now. I've been wanting to branch out to a lower tier for quite a bit and I think now is a good chance to do so. I would like to learn the RU meta and hope to play in some RU team tours sooner or later!
Are you able to use Discord?: yup!
Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
Yes
 
Assigned to Mac3

Username: Ningildo
PS! Username: Ningildo
Your timezone: GMT+1
Usual Hours of Availability: 5 PM till about 10-11 PM during the week, nearly the entire day otherwise
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Been playing comp mons since Black and White's release, although much less in the subsequent gens. Played BW RU quite a bit alongside a fair amount of BW OU, with sporadic activity in the same tiers of the later gens. I have tried getting into SS RU a few times before, but every time I get comfy, the meta gets snapped out of existence, at which point I stop for a while. Hopefully the current stability lasts more than a few months this time.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 
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Username: ashbala99
PS! Username: ashbala99
Your timezone: GMT +5.5
Usual Hours of Availability: 10 am till 11 pm ( my tym )
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Started to play inn ORAS ... But not fluent in all tiers ... A competitive player with experience in monotype ... Wishing to learn all tiers as well
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 

Rotten

formerly RottenInfernape
Username: Rotten
PS! Username: itsrotten
Your timezone: EST (GMT -5)
Usual Hours of Availability: weekdays 4pm-10pm weekends any time-12am
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've started playing Monotype for almost a year now, but i've also been interested in other tiers as well. RU is interesting and I really want to expand my knowledge on the tier + gameplay so I can get better at the meta and mons in general.
Are you able to use Discord?: yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
 
Username: Kenix
PS! Username: K3NIX0190
Your timezone: GMT +1
Usual Hours of Availability: After 3pm gmt-4 and weekends
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've been playing competitive since last year, but only ou gens and, as I'd like to try some low, Ive chosen RU cuz it seems the most entertaining to my eyes. However, I have already applied for PU, so just applying here if it works better than PU as idrc what tier to learn from them both.
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
(Just sending again cuz my tutor dropped)
(Btw idc between ru or pu, so if im accepted in pu ignore this)
 

Rubyblood

TEQUILA SHOTS
is a Tiering Contributor
Username: Rubyblood
PS! Username: Rubyblood
Your timezone: GMT +1
Usual Hours of Availability: Week A Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday and weekends , Week B Thursday and weekends. Pretty Flexible for the time
Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):

I have been playing ou since 2015 and I would like to start seriously low tier, ru was my favorite. I built and played the sm ru which was really fun, would like to continue this in ss
Are you able to use Discord?: Yes
Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
 

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