Hiya Xanntha14, welcome to PC! n_n We're glad to have you here~
So is this your first time joining a Pokemon forum? That's totally fine, you'll get into the swing of things really quickly. The members and staff are all very friendly here. :D Glad to see you've already explored the Battle Center, it's the best place here to find members to battle. Are you new to battling, by any chance? Personally I've really only battled a friend once or twice, but it was more of a fun battle than anything competitive. She beat me pretty easily haha.
Either way, I really hope you enjoy your stay here because we're a great forum. <33 There's always something new popping up around here, so keep checking back! Don't forget we also have some awesome off-topic discussions to get involved in for those who want to take a break from talking about Pokemon, as well as other neat sections~
..I sound like an advertisement, don't I? XD; But yeah, go ahead and explore for yourself and feel free to contact me if you need any help at all! (: