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Active Perfect Pokemon Competitive Mentoring V2.0!

Discussion in 'Competitive Battling' started by Matt_192, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Matt_192

    Matt_192 Official Server Crasher Staff Member Admin Will Not Fall Journalist Friendzilla Donor Dex Contributor Iron Will

    Hey all! This is the new thread for competitive mentoring on Perfect Pokemon. Now that @Dom has left, we have revamped the system and are ready to teach anyone that thinks that they need assistance.

    Please do note that you do not have to be a complete novice to enlist in mentoring. We will cater for players with all different kinds of skill level: if you're a starting player looking for a bit of advice on mechanics or battling, or a seasoned veteran with years of practice but have a few questions!

    If you're looking for one of these things, drop a comment down below:
    • Questions relating to game mechanics (e.g. IVs, EVs, Natures, Damage Calculation, etc)
    • Team Building Advice
    • Strategy (e.g. Mind Games, Team Preview, Reading your Opponent, Game Plan, etc)
    • Advice regarding Battling

    However, please refrain from asking situational questions, such as 'He leads with A, I have B out, should I go into C?' This thread is for mentoring and coaching, not for general competitive questions

    If you're looking to become a mentor, we have a few requirements for you!
    • You need to be able to display knowledge in two main areas: battling and team building, which you will most likely be asked questions on, asked for a test match or asked to present a team or two which you've made to judge your skill level.
    • You need to be able to prove that you can be a patient mentor, especially when explaining core mechanics to a novice player or someone that you may need to repeat the information to a few times. If you cannot be patient with these types of players, then you may not be the best candidate for a coach/mentor.
    • You must understand key mechanics and be able to talk about strategy in games
    • You need to be an active user
    If you can meet these requirements, then we're probably looking for someone like you!

    Current Mentors:
    @notsoclutch
    @Matt_192
    @Miles8088
    @SoIidSmok3
    @Gold 2.0
    @Ary

    If you would like to become a mentor, please post down below and send an application to either @Matt_192 or @notsoclutch on why you would be a good applicant for a mentor. It doesn't need to be too long, so don't stress about it :)

    Footnote: If your mentor has been unnecessarily rude, impatient or similar with you, please PM myself how they have been so and provide some screenshots as evidence. In this mentoring scheme, our main goal is to appeal to you!
     
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  2. notsoclutch

    notsoclutch Rare Breed Staff Member Admin Let It Reign Battler Donor

    Feel free to leave any and all feedback about mentors to matt or I as well (or any established mentor really). While we try to make sure we have the best mentor's possible, there may be times when a rotten egg becomes a mentor and we need to know who these people are to fix the issue at hand.
     
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  3. Bruh

    Bruh Pokémon Trainer

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    Not sure if this applies to this sort of thread but let me know if it doesn't. I am not really in the position to ask to be mentor due to my inactivity to competitive pokemon. I haven't been "competitive" for about a year so I am sort of a noob in the current meta. Just found out M-Mawile was banned lol. But anyways I actually used to be an active member to this site a little over 6 months ago but now I am somewhat back in it (this is a new account). So, what I am originally asking for is a potential "rival" or "competitive" friend that I can rely on to practice with or so? I used to know some people off of smog on but they have been inactive for quite a while. I recommend a highly-skilled player too (preferably).

    P.S. Due to a major loss of my competitive pokemon in my game (little brothers ;)) , I don't have much really, so if your a trusted seller, (ie. Krelbit (due to personal experience)) I am your trusted buyer cause I hate breeding, really. Well, and I don't have much to breed with really anymore. But, this is just a little message to those sellers out there. Thanks!
     
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  4. Matt_192

    Matt_192 Official Server Crasher Staff Member Admin Will Not Fall Journalist Friendzilla Donor Dex Contributor Iron Will

    Just a quick note for you - Mega Mawile isn't banned here (yet) :p
     
  5. Bruh

    Bruh Pokémon Trainer

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    Huh, you don't say. That is pretty neat, when does he officially get banned here? Is there a specific time?
     
  6. Matt_192

    Matt_192 Official Server Crasher Staff Member Admin Will Not Fall Journalist Friendzilla Donor Dex Contributor Iron Will

    It's more like something I'm personally hoping for
     
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  7. ChrxCrosd

    ChrxCrosd Youngster Joey

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    Hey I just recently got back into Pokemon after playing it casually back in Black and White, and I've been trying to get into competitive battling. My first problem I have encountered is building a team. I just want some advice on what kinds of pokemon I should use, as I am used to using primarily offensive Pokemon due to being a storymode casual at heart. I'm tryin gto build a team, and I want to incorporate my two favorite pokemon, Gardevoir (Mega or Not) and Latias. If you have any suggestions that would be great, I would like to try out a few combinations and find a team that suits me.
     
  8. notsoclutch

    notsoclutch Rare Breed Staff Member Admin Let It Reign Battler Donor

    Hey ChrxCrosd, welcome to the site and the wonderful world of competitive Pokemon! If you'd like, I'd be happy to help you in any way that I can. I like to consider myself a pretty good teambuilder, and actually think I might be able to transition you to competitive from the games. Lucky for you, both latias and gradevoir are great Pokemon for competitive play. I've made numerous teams with both Pokemon (most being offensively oriented honestly haha), so this shouldn't be an issue.
     
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  9. Element Of Smash

    Element Of Smash Unslaad Krongrah Donor

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    Im definitely in need of some help Teambuilding, but I desperately need assistance with planning, adapting, even team preview. The last couple days I've been BattleSpotting, and I feel like I just don't understand the game anymore.
     
  10. ThePokemonFanboy

    ThePokemonFanboy Pokémon Trainer

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    I'm willing to enlist as a mentor. I'm pretty good at battling both VGC and OU, (I'm probably one of the best, at least for my age [13]) I placed second in the egged tournament loosing by 1, and have got to a little over 2000 on showdown. I am willing to patient and follow all requirements as stated above. Thanks!

    Sent from my LG-D800 using Tapatalk
     
  11. Matt_192

    Matt_192 Official Server Crasher Staff Member Admin Will Not Fall Journalist Friendzilla Donor Dex Contributor Iron Will

    Over 2000 on Showdown? Right then, that really is impressive if you did do that.

    A few things though:
    • The last time we let anyone into the council without proof of reqs was a bit controversial - post proof of this or we'll unfortunately have to ignore this. Also, you haven't told us what tier this is.
    • You have to have shown proficiency on two ladders with proof
     
  12. ThePokemonFanboy

    ThePokemonFanboy Pokémon Trainer

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    Does random battles count as a teir? Thats what I have it in. If not I can reladder in other teirs just inform me over which teirs youd like and how far I should ladder.
     
  13. Matt_192

    Matt_192 Official Server Crasher Staff Member Admin Will Not Fall Journalist Friendzilla Donor Dex Contributor Iron Will

    No, random battles don't really count - we look for skill in the main tiers (Ubers -> LC + Doubles + VGC), and we also need proof of what you say.

    It also doesn't just come down to reqs. You have to submit an application
     
  14. Marc

    Marc Pokémon Champion Dex Contributor

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    I would love for help with team building as I am quite new to competitive
     
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  15. notsoclutch

    notsoclutch Rare Breed Staff Member Admin Let It Reign Battler Donor

    I would love to give you a crash course in team building. If you feel you need help anywhere else, I can help there too. :) If any mentors can help before Sunday, thatd be for the best, but if not I am your man.
     
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  16. raeman0012

    raeman0012 Pokémon Champion

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    just looking for a bit of help as I've been trying to get into competitive battling a bit more recently but I ust seem to be making no progress what so ever Dx anybody willing to help would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  17. notsoclutch

    notsoclutch Rare Breed Staff Member Admin Let It Reign Battler Donor

    If you are willing to wait until Monday, I would love to help you out. There is a pretty large barrier to entry in getting into the competitive scene, so dont worry about it not clicking for you right away.
     
  18. LadyOrianna

    LadyOrianna Youngster Joey

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    Hello, everyone! I am extremely new to the competitive scene and I would love some advice on team building in general. I've tried all the random advice websites, and they are not newbie friendly. It's a steep learning curve for me, especially since I've just recently started breeding for competition.

    Honestly, it was the battle this weekend that piqued my curiosity, and after being thoroughly decimated, I'd love to it die in the first round :)
     
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  19. notsoclutch

    notsoclutch Rare Breed Staff Member Admin Let It Reign Battler Donor

    I can try to squeeze you in if none of the other mentors are available. Just let me know when you'd be available so that I can try to move some things around for you. :D
     
  20. LadyOrianna

    LadyOrianna Youngster Joey

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    I am available this entire weekend in the evenings. Actually, I can pretty much make time whenever except for tomorrow afternoon.

    And thank you so much! If you are all too busy right now, I'm totally willing to wait. I appreciate any advice :)
     
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