OM Tutoring


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Welcome to the OM Tutoring Program!
This is the revamp of the old OM Mentoring program. This program aims to pair trusted, active members of our community who are what we consider the best of their tiers to users who want to learn their specific tiers. Our purpose is to get more people active in OMs and raise new and prominent battlers from the dust, and we hope you can make friends as well! I will try to pair everyone to an enthusiastic and active tutor. We'll try and pair everyone up with their best fit!

You can always sign up! There's no specific time during which you have to apply, you can just ask me whenever you want and I'll try to help you.

The actual program will go like this.

  • Sign-Up: Users can sign up by posting in this thread or PMing me on Smogon or on PS. You'll have to give you Smogon and PS name, the metagame you want to learn and your timezone, so I can pair you up with a good tutor. You can submit any metagame, although the bigger metagames will probably be standard and have the most tutors, you can ask for a smaller one, like OMotMs or general metagames and I'll try to find someone to help you!
  • Pairing: After you sign up, I'll try to approach users who could be fit as your mentor. I'll try to have a standard list of tutors, but if they don't fit your timezone or can't be active I'll try to find one anyway. I'll post in the thread when I assign someone, and will make a conversation with you and your tutor, so you can communicate and I can follow your process.
  • Training: At this point, it'll be between you and your mentor. You'll have to try and schedule a time and at that point work on the tier. You'll get advice with teambuilding, with battling and how the tier is put together. You'll learn whatever you want to know, such as the threats in the metagame and what you need to check, as well as general battling skills as how to take a risk, identify roles in a team and win the lead matchup. If you're not happy with your mentor, you can tell me and I'll try to fix it. This phase will last approximately 2 to 3 weeks, depending on when you feel that you know enough about the tier. It shouldn't last any longer so that the tutors can also move on to other users.
This thread will function as a general informational thread. You can ask questions about it here, and I keep track of who's tutoring who at the moment. Additionally, you can also post here if you want to be tutored, although you can also just PM me. If you feel like you'd be a good tutor, you could post here, but chances are that I'll approach you anyway. Both should follow this scheme if they post.


If I'm not happy with how a tutor behaves, he'll probably be (temporarily) removed from the project. This way we can make sure no other users have a bad experience. Tutors are assigned on an as-needed basis, so if there's a lot of ask for STABmons tutors, I'll ask more people to help out with the problem.

This thread will be locked for a few days to allow Mentor profiles, then will be opened for Mentees to sign up.

You are responsible to mention whether you want to tutor or to be tutored.
Also, tutees are responsible to find their tutor and tutors are responsible to find their tutees.

Feel free to PM Ransei in Pokemon Showdown or Smogon if you have any questions.
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Imperator Romanum

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Timezone: UK Timezone, +2 Hours
Inheritance, topped the ladder for 2+ weeks

Mix and Mega, topped the ladder for the last week on two separate accounts

Hidden type, topped the ladder until Kl4ng surpassed me

Sketchmons, topped the ladder a couple times, hosting the viability rankings

Sufficent knowledge in stall and hyper offense over all.

Should probably note that I play every Omotm, so regardless of what the Omotm currently is, or Leaders choice, it's safe to say I'm familiar with it and will gladly help you

dusk raimon

Banned deucer.
Oh right, more formal post then:

Gmt +1

Specialise in 1v1 and monotype, as well as ag

Peaked 1v1 ladder with multiple alts at same time, and held position for a long time, like a month or two.

Monotype I peaked top ten recently lol.

Same for ag as mono. Also went 45-0 in ag.

Like aja I can do all oms to varying degrees
Username: Darklatias92
Timezone: GTM +2
Tiers: Inverse Battle, Monotype or STABmons

I'd like to learn more about one of those OMs. Inverse intrigues me the most due to its wacky nature, but I'm open to the other two as well.


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Username: Darklatias92
Timezone: GTM +2
Tiers: Inverse Battle, Monotype or STABmons

I'd like to learn more about one of those OMs. Inverse intrigues me the most due to its wacky nature, but I'm open to the other two as well.
Dream Eater Gengar is now tutoring you in Monotype. Inverse is a little bit dead so I couldn't really find a good tutor.


It's Megaqwer's Time!
Hello guys:D i am in need of a AAA tutor. as AAA appears fun to me but while battling they 6-0(i am not seriousl) .so if any1 wanna mind teach me:P pls post it in the thread

hailing away

sorry for dual posting but its seems that my 1st post is far gone


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[11/14/15, 2:07:29 PM] Megazard: is it worth getting into AAA? I'm sort of interested but it might not even have a ladder and I'm just not sure if it's worth
Skype log to snaq proving that I wanted to do this BEFORE the open and am not doing it just to teamwhore for it I swear. I used to play it and then I didn't and when I did it was just ladder stuff and I wasn't that great. I tried getting into it on my own but I'm finding building without guidance in such a different meta pretty impossible. Also snaq is cute

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