I notice you're a bit of a forum regular, so I think you'll have more staying power in URPG-- basically, because you'll be onsite for other reasons. Just a bit of a heads up, URPG has a habit of dumping new players on their own and letting them find their own way. I'm trying to do a bit of noob-outreach, but I'm no expert; you'll have to do most of the legwork yourself. And if you think of anything you're curious about, or need help with, do ask!
Of course, you'll get faster feedback from more-knowledgeable users with AIM, but it asks for your phone number, so screw that.
Hmm, hmm, I'm hoping to get you set up on a "playdate" of sorts, with a URPGer by the name of overlordreubs. You've both just started out, and if you guys can go into your first battles together, that'll be a heck of a lot better than fighting some oldbie who's just outright trashing you, or "letting you win".
If he doesn't VM you in a couple of days with a challenge, I suggest going after him instead!
Hey! Welcome to URPG. When you update your Trainer Stats, don't forget to add in where you "Obtained" each Pokemon! (And your header image link is broken.)
Just thought I'd mention it! Oooh, and it might be useful to ya to have your sprites link back to the entry in the urpgdex. If you need help with anything like that, let me know? I can usually get to it within a day.