URPG Mentor / Apprentice Program - New Players Come Here!
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“Hey, there!” the man greets as you walk into the building. It’s warm, homely--nested against the slatted walls is a huge fish tank with Luvdisc drifting slowly about inside. They seem to perk up at the sound of the door closing behind you.

And the man himself? Well, he doesn’t have a shirt underneath that lab coat of us, so you’re a little weirded out, but you guess the weather’s warm enough to warrant it.

“Welcome to the Pokemon Research Lab! I assume you’re here to help with our research? We’ve got a lot to learn about this new ‘URPG’ wormhole. Follow me, I’ll assign you to your research partner!”

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He guides you to a large window at the far side of a room, where you see a massive, ripping portal to another dimension contained in a barren steel room. You can see scientists and machines clustered around the circular room through the glass that loops around it.

“Now, wormholes are strange things. So let’s lay some ground rules before we get you with your partner.”
  • Be Active: You and your partner are a research team--and team members have to stick with each other! Whether you’re a mentor or an apprentice, be active once you join the program!
  • Be A Role-Model: If you’re a mentor researcher, try to be the best that you can be! Set a great and positive example for your little fledgling researcher.
  • Have a Discord: Discord is one of the easiest ways for people to connect and talk quickly--cooperating there will help you guys research more quickly and more efficiently!

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“Great! So here’s your partner--we’ll need a little bit of information about you both before you get started! Oh, and be sure to sign the liability waiver.”

He hands both of you a clipboard and a pen. You stare at your new partner, and you both gulp a little nervously.

Mentor:
Username:
Professions:
Research Section: (what URPG section you're applying to mentor for!)
Discord:

An approver for the section(s) you apply for will approve your mentor application (either here or on Discord)!

Apprentice:
Username:
Research Topic: (what URPG section you’re learning from your mentor!)
Discord:

Mentor(s) for your desired section(s) will claim you as soon as possible!

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“Great, thanks!” he says as he collects the clipboards from you. He looks them over, then retreats to a nearby counter to grab another couple of pieces of paper, handing one piece to you both.

“Here’s a list of tasks we need researching. Pick what you’d like, then have your Mentor report back here when you’re done.” He pauses, smiling, then leans in to whisper playfully, “We’ve got a Medium Pokemon* in it for you when you do!”

*once approved by Official or Moderator
*limit three Medium-Pokemon per person


You look over the tasks, glancing at the instructions at the top. It's got a bit of information on it, but you can sum it up as:
  • Each Mentor should keep a post with this list that tracks their partner’s tasks. You can use checkmarks inside of the task boxes ( ✓ ) to keep track of completed tasks!
  • Apprentices can’t use a single instance of an activity to complete more than one task at a time. Each task must be completed separately!
    • The only exception to this are the Park tasks "Capture an Uncommon Pokemon" and "Befriend a Pokemon." You can do each of these in one of the runs that use to complete one of the other three tasks, but you cannot, for example, befriend an Uncommon Pokemon to complete both of those tasks.

  • Some research sections have bonus tasks. Completing a bonus research task will give you a free BM/SM/MT/HA of your choice with the Medium Pokemon you receive from completing that research section.
  • If you were in the middle of completing an Apprenticeship during the last version of the program, no fear! If you completed research tasks for a section that are no longer available below, you can link to it and substitute old completed tasks for one of the new tasks.

for Battling:

( ) Mentee: Have a 3v3 battle (Win or Lose)
( ) Mentee: Win a 6v6 battle against another member.
( ) Mentee + Mentor: Have a multi battle together
( ) Mentee: Challenge a gym (Win or Lose)
( ) Mentee: Attempt a Frontier Brain battle (Win or Lose)
( ) Bonus: Shadow a ref while watching a battle!

for Writing Stories:

( ) Mentee: Write a Story for a Hard Mon (Pass or Fail)
( ) Mentee: Write a Story for a Monthly Fourplay Mon (Pass or Fail)
( ) Mentor + Mentee: Write a collab together of at least the Hard Rank (Pass)
( ) Mentee: Write a story for at least two Pokemon at once (Both Pass)
( ) Mentee: Have your Mentor roll a Write-a-Roll prompt for you and complete that story (Simple or above, Pass)
( ) Bonus: Write a grade of a story that already has a grade, without posting it, and then compare your grade to the Grader's

for National Park:

( ) Mentee: Capture an Uncommon Pokemon
( ) Mentee: Complete an Individual Run (5 encounters)
( ) Mentor + Mentee: Attempt a Team Run together (3 Encounters Min.) or complete 3 encounters (Beginner Run or other) with your Mentor as your Ranger
( ) Mentee: Befriend a Pokemon
( ) Mentee: Attempt an Endurance Run (5 Encounters Min.)
( ) Bonus: Write the next post of a run that's not yours, and then compare it to the ranger's actual post!

for Creating Art:

( ) Mentee: Submit a work for a Medium Pokemon (Pass or Fail)
( ) Mentee: Submit a work for a Monthly Fourplay Pokemon (Pass or Fail)
( ) Mentee: Post every day in your sketchbook for ten days
( ) Mentee: Submit a work for a Pokemon in a different style and/or medium than usual
( ) Mentee: Finish a work from your sketchbook and submit it at Simple rank or above (Pass)
( ) Bonus: Extensively review one of your mentor's artworks or choose a work of art from anywhere in the world together and extensively write up a review of it

for Contesting:

( ) Mentee: Win at least two out of RSE Contest, DPPt Contest, or ORAS Contest
( ) Mentee: Win a Ribbon on 3 different Pokemon
( ) Mentee: Defeat a Contest Boss
( ) Mentee: Win a Super Rank Ribbon
( ) Mentee: Win a ribbon of each attribute
( ) Bonus: Shadow a judge while watching a contest

for Morphic:

( ) Mentor + Mentee: Complete a thread of at least 10 posts (per person) together
( ) Mentor: Earn a minor or major accessory in Flotsam Bluff
( ) Mentee: Participate in a Random Event (at least 3 posts, each post must have an Arbiter's Random Event post between them)
( ) Mentee: Complete three rounds of a judged fight (win or lose)
( ) Mentee: Have one of your characters join or found a Clan, or complete a thread with your character settling down somewhere as a rogue (at least five character posts)!
( ) Bonus: Create judging for the fight judging section of the Arbiter exam! You can also submit this for the quiz if you take it.

Mentors, Apprentices, and Pairs!

List of Mentor Approvers:
List of Mentors:
Research Teams:

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#2
Username: Gold
Professions: Chief Judge, Referee, Curator, Ranger
Research Section: Applying to be a Contest/Battle/NatPark mentor
Discord: Gold#0120

additionally, if approved, I'd like to Mentor [MENTION=6599]VeloJello[/MENTION]; in battling.
[MENTION=7218]K'sariya[/MENTION]; [MENTION=3474]Ash K.[/MENTION];
Abras are so cute!
Joined URPG 1/28/2017!
Competitive Showdown player
TEAM A.C.T. ALL THE WAY
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#3
Username: VeloJello!
Professions: All of them (Curator, Grader, Judge, Ranger Ref).
Research Topic: Battling. Gonna be studying under the tutelage of Gold, if approved!
Research Section: Art, Park, Writing. Come with me and I will teach you the way of the creative.
Discord: VeloJello/Katie#9303
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#4
Username: TrueRevelations
Research Topic: Looking for mentoring in Writing, Battling, and the National Park
Discord: TrueRevelation#0131
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#5
TrueRevelations Wrote:Username: TrueRevelations
Research Topic: Looking for mentoring in Writing, Battling, and the National Park
Discord: TrueRevelation#0131

Grabbing TrueRevelations as my National Park apprentice!
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#6
Username: Mikey57
Professions:
Judge, Ref, Ranger
Research Section:
Applying to be a Battle Mentor!
Discord:
Mikey57#5757
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#7
Username: luckgandor
Research Topic: i'mma need all of them at some point, however i'm fine if my mentor wants to take it one at a time. i'd like to start with writing
Discord: Mondo Oowada#6082
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#8
Gold Wrote:Username: Gold
Professions: Chief Judge, Referee, Curator, Ranger
Research Section: Applying to be a Contest/Battle/NatPark mentor
Discord: Gold#0120

additionally, if approved, I'd like to Mentor [MENTION=6599]VeloJello[/MENTION]; in battling.
[MENTION=7218]K'sariya[/MENTION]; [MENTION=3474]Ash K.[/MENTION];

VeloJello Wrote:Username: VeloJello!
Professions: All of them (Curator, Grader, Judge, Ranger Ref).
Research Topic: Battling. Gonna be studying under the tutelage of Gold, if approved!
Research Section: Art, Park, Writing. Come with me and I will teach you the way of the creative.
Discord: VeloJello/Katie#9303

Checked up on something to make sure this was okay, then got distracted and forgot to actually approve it. You two are good to go!

Also, while I'm here...

Applying to be a mentor.
Username: Ash K.
Professions: Head Ref, Head Judge
Research Section: Battles
Discord: @Ash K.#0157
URPG Champion, Moderator, Head Referee, Head Judge, Johto LO, Legend Defender Champion, Fortree City Gym Leader, Kumquat Island Gym Leader

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Feel free to ask me any questions you have about URPG.
"When you can have anything you want by uttering a few words, the goal matters not, only the journey to it." -Rhunön the Elf (Eldest: Inheritance Book 2)
"You might think it'€™s to help you be a better battler. Really it's just to make your battles less painful for the poor referee that has to face-palm every turn." - Monbrey
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#9
This is from the old program. My Mentor was @Dash.
Username: SinnohEevee
Research Topic: Battles
Discord: SinnohEevee
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#10
Wait what? Why weren't all these people in the PXR post?
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