Official Pe2k Academy
This program is meant to help educate members who would like to brush up on their battling and team building skills. Keep in mind, competitive battling doesn't mean casual players can't join in as well. I have been casually battling more lately and the basic knowledge from competitive battling helps a lot. The bottom line is that you choose what you would like to work on in order to improve your skills. The panel of tutors were carefully selected. Each of them specializes in many different aspects of the game. The main goal of this program is to spread the knowledge of the tutors to everyone in order to make the community a better place. Everyone deserves to be on the same level.
Here's how the program will work: There will be an application form to become a student. One student will be assigned to one tutor. That's the most effective way to learn. It will be the goal of the professor to ensure that the student learns exactly what they want to learn. Please be respectful to your tutor’s way of battling. If you are not interested in learning, then this isn't the program for you. Only a few members will be able to take this program every semester. If their isn't an open semester, just wait until there is a new one. The semester length will vary; however, they should not last more than a month.
Information: Diarago is a strategist of sorts, and believes that the apex of a battle can be foreseen, or foregone, by the time the first hit is delivered. He has battled in the OU metagame since the advent of Diamond and Pearl, and consistently reiterates the philosophy that any basely sturdy team can be as inexorable as it can be abated in triumph. Subsequently, as the metagame continues to sway to all sorts of reform, he has been remarked upon to be a risk-taker as often as he is a clever player.
Information: Fierce Deity has been competitively battling since July '07. Studying up on many battles and getting familiar with movesets and EVs, he is quite familiar with the current Metagame. He's been known to have the ability to create new sets for Pokemon by studying their movepool, common threats, and base stats. A good team builder, nice strategist, and is great at prediction.
Information: KageryuEX has been battling in the overused metagame since its very beginnings and this hasn't changed as of yet. He has quite some skills at predicting/ team building and is known for using awkward movesets/ EV spreads that catch his opponent off guard. Also, Kage has gotten to a respectable 1550 on the Smogon Server. In addition to that, he has beaten many of the top battlers around the forums on wifi and shoddy. Kageryu is also a prominent breeder at Smogon.
Information: Kevin excels in team building and prediction, especially involved with switching and attacking. He enjoys studying the tactics of other battlers and using that to his advantage in battle. He won The First Official Tournament and came in fifth place in The Second Official Tournament for PokeBeach. He was rated 1645 and was ranked in Top 60 twice on the Shoddy Battle uber ladder for the Official Server, one being in the Top 25. He has also won against a many players that are ranked in the Top 5 on both the standard and uber ladders. In addition to all of that, he is an official tutor at the prestigious site Smogon.
Information: I have been with D/P since the beginning. I wasn't really around for ADV very much until the end, but I think that's helped me learn D/P even better because I didn't have to adjust from one style of play to another. I learned D/P fairly quickly and since then have continued to practice and play regularly several times a week. I've been into D/P since the very beginning, and thus have experienced all of its changes and have learned what is effective in certain styles of play, from the offensive beginning, to the stall metagame, to the current speed game. I often give advice and help people both on shoddy and IRC, and I'm pretty laid back and easy to work with. I've run several different styles of teams and can work with any of them.
Information: I was originally known as Seanrocks126m, a previous members of such clans as The Spartans, The Banished Warriars, VDA, and am one of the "good" battlers here. I have been battling since the very beginning and have been doing well. I am pretty good at pointing out weaknesses in teams and can specialize in many teams depending on what the person is aiming for. I create my own sets for pokemon to test new things out and can help out with many things such as movesets, teams, etc.
Information: SaviorSephiroth is an awesome battler and has beaten a vast amount of good battlers in and out of Shoddy. He's awesome, knows a lot about our current and past Metagames, and his prediction skills are one to not take for granted. He has also beaten many of the top battlers on Pe2k with much ease.
Information: I'm a well known battler known throughout many forums. I'm known on Smogon for making it far into tournaments. I love analyzing my opponents battling style, and then using it to my own advantadge. I'm an offensive player, sweeping teams when they think they have control of the match. My team building style is different than most, but I've found it to be effective. My first time taking ladder seriously I reached 1576 on the Smogon Server (Standard Ladder). A few weeks later I laddered with a different team I peaked at 1606 on Standard. I also play ubers, reaching top 50 on Smogon Server twice. I've also got to 1701 on official server (standard).
Information: Trinity, also known as Limitless, specializes in dealing with shifting metagames. He is familiar with all of the tiers in the metagame including Underused. He was ranked in the Top 10 on Shoddy with a rating of above 1650. He also battles on Wi-Fi selectively. He has won against many players that were ranked in the Top 5 on Shoddy. He has had eight accounts over 1640 for Overused, and has reached 4th place on the Underused ladder. In addition to having good prediction, he is also an expert breeder.
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Information: I've been playing pokemon since the beginning but I only got into competitive battling when D/P came out and I've battled all of pe2ks best battlers and learned a vast amount from them. I also have read about almost every pokemon on smogon so I know exactly what to expect from any pokemon at any time and I have had the oppurtunity to be tutored by Trinity and Kevin Garrett allowing me to reach my full potential and now I'm prepared to teach others as much as I have been taught.
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