Ralfdude
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Ralfdude

@ralfdude

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My name is Paul Ruiz aka Ralfdude. I won the VG Pokemon World Championships in 2018 and finished 3rd in Worlds 2017. I've been playing Pokemon competitively since 2013. Pokemon is my life. I've traveled to lots of different countries to play Pokemon and I've always been a very competitive person in everything I do and Pokemon is no exception. Some people have told me I am considered the best Pokemon VGC player of generation 7 of Pokemon, mainly because of my results back-to-back in the World Championships of 2017 and 2018, getting 3rd and 1st place respectively. I am also considered part of the top 5 Pokemon players of all time. I started to work as a VGC coach in 2019 and decided to do it full-time in 2020. During this journey as a coach, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of different players, like: newer players, veteran players, streamers, YouTubers, and junior and senior players. I've also had the privilege of working with people from all around the world! To mention a few of the countries: US, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Singapore, and many more!

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Monthly training plan 1

This training plan is structured in a pre-set way to help you improve in different areas, but if you have specific topics you want to focus more, I can adapt the structure to your personal needs without any issue. In this plan, I'll help you with important topics, such as: building teams for the current metagame, decision making, team preview analysis, win condition identification, early game plan VS late game plan, Bo3 mindset, and many others. The default structure consists on 4 weeks of coaching with me, and each week will have one 2-hour session. Beginning on session 2, I'll be asking for pokemon showdown replays to do some replay analysis that can help you learn how to find ways of improving your gameplay. After purchasing this plan, you would have to schedule the sessions manually. Each session should be scheduled on a weekly basis, and I recommend to do it in the same day each week, ideally.

4 Sessions 8 hours
$240
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1 on 1 Full 1-hour Coaching Session

Do you have an specific topic you want to focus on? Are you stuck and don't know why and how to get better? This lesson is for you. All aspects of coaching can be featured here.

1 Session 1 hour
$40
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Monthly training plan 2

This training plan is structured in a pre-set way to help you improve in different areas, but if you have specific topics you want to focus more, I can adapt the structure to your personal needs without any issue. In this plan, I'll help you with important topics, such as: teambuilding, decision making, team preview analysis, win condition identification, early game plan VS late game plan, information management, risk management, Bo3 mindset, metagame analysis, and many others. The default structure consists on 4 weeks of coaching with me, and each week will have two 2-hour session. Session one is usually reserved to discuss about your current level and some important aspects: as fundamentals of the game, team structures, main strategies, EV spreads, and many others. Beginning on session 2, I'll be asking for pokemon showdown replays to do some replay analysis that can help you learn how to find ways of improving your gameplay. After purchasing this plan, you would have to schedule the sessions manually. I recommend to do it in the same days each week, ideally.

8 Sessions 16 hours
$420
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1 on 1 Full 2-hours Coaching Session

Do you have an specific topic you want to focus on? Are you stuck and don't know why and how to get better? This lesson is for you. All aspects of coaching can be featured here.

1 Session 2 hours
$70
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VGC-Team preview analysis

In this lesson my main focus will be giving you the right tools to approach team preview analysis, including game plans fundamentals, guidelines and useful tips. We will be analyzing some games that I can provide to explain the different routes a match can take depending on the way you analyze the game on team preview. You are allowed to bring your own replays if preferred.

1 Session 1 hour
$40
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VGC-BO3 Practice & Tournament preparation

In this lesson, the main focus will be playing BO3 with me to practice different match ups with your team of preference, including any specific team requirement you may want me to use (I would need to know in advance to prepare it). The BO3 practice can be done either on the Nintendo Switch games or in Pokemon Showdown depending on your preferences! Please note that matches on the Nintendo Switch take longer. The last 40 minutes of the lesson are reserved to do some VOD or replay review of some sets to give you feedback about your gameplay and to suggest any improvement to your current team, if requested. You can avoid the review part and focus the entire lesson only on practice if you want.

1 Session 2 hours
$70
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Replay review

-- This requires recorded gameplay sent to me via upload or YouTube links - not regular Pokemon Showdown links -- One of the most important things I've learned in competitive Pokemon is to analyze my games in a proper way, with priority on what could have happened vs what actually happened and why. In this lesson, I'll review your replay and will point out potential mistakes on your decision making or game plans directly into the video with all the tools metafy offers, like comments on specific timestamps and even drawing on the actual video! This lesson is incredibly useful when our times don't work out because sometimes my availability is very limited due to all the bookings I tend to have daily, but don't worry because I can work on this review at any time and will send it to you for your consideration and will stay there forever! Delivery time is set to 4 days maximum but it can be even less depending on demand! Please remember that you have to upload a recording of your game, if it's a Pokemon showdown replay you can use the native Windows or MacOS system to screen record it! I would also like to have information of the team you used on the replay in order to give you a more accurate feedback, so please send a pokepaste or any info you could share of your pokemon's team, like movesets and EV spreads. EXPLANATION ABOUT BUNDLES: 1 match = 1 battle 2 matches = 2 battles (could be a BO3 that ended 2-0) 3 matches = 3 battles (could be a BO3 that ended 2-1) Please make sure you upload a video with the right number of games on it according to the lesson you pick

1 Session 1 hour
$30
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VGC-Onboarding for newer players

If you are new or relatively new to the competitive part of the video games, this is a great lesson for you. Here I will explain the fundamentals of various important aspects, such as: - How VGC works - How teams are created - Main considerations for EV spreads - The importance of team preview - Guidelines to improve in the game

1 Session 1 hour
$30
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VGC-Teambuilding request

Do you want me to build a competitive team for you? This is a practical teambuilding session with main focus on creating a competitive team of your preference for the current rules, with the requirements and needs you may have. I will explain every step of the teambuilding process while picking the right pokemon and details for your team. You are also allowed to bring a team you already have and are looking for improvements on it instead of creating a new one. Please NOTE that I don't give you the pokemon in-game on your nintendo Switch, I only work on the theory part of the team via Pokemon showdown

1 Session 1 hour
$40
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Teambuilding Fundamentals

In this lesson I will focus on the main considerations of teambuilding as a general process and will help you with useful tips and guidelines. Teambuilding is a very demanding process for lots of players but understanding the fundamentals of it and being involved on all the aspects it has, will increase your knowledge about the game and therefore the chances of improving your decision making.

1 Session 1 hour
$40

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