Welcome to the Orange Islands, the Pokemon sub-forum where the stick up Smogon's collective hindquarters is loosened up just a little bit! This forum is for discussion of anything in the Pokémon games, anime, or manga that does not relate to competitive play against other humans. In this forum you may discuss everything from battling the AI in the Battle Subway to playing Pokémon's various spin-off games such as Pokemon Snap, Mystery Dungeon, Puzzle League, etc. Here is a list of this forum's rules: Smogon's general forum rules still apply. Please do not flame other users and use appropriate language for the situation. Only discuss released or announced aspects of games, anime, and manga. Do not post "wishlist" threads (e.g. "What abilities do YOU want to see in Gen 6?") Do not post PC++ threads like "What is your favorite/least favorite _____?" When discussing games during pre-release, only discuss information confirmed by trustworthy sources. Rumors may be discussed once they have been proven beyond reasonable doubt. Do not discuss competitive Pokémon (Smogon metagames). There are tons of other forums on Smogon made specifically for this purpose. Do not ask for links to emulators or ROMs. Let's Plays of Pokémon hacks are fine, but do not provide links. If you have a question about an in-game team, use the appropriate thread (e.g. Battle Subway) or post in Simple Questions & Simple Answers. Here are the tags that are available in this forum: (Discussion): For topics that invite users to discuss the Pokemon franchise in whatever medium that may be, discussions must allow for thoughtful replies and not just a postcount+ thread. (XY): There is still much to discover in the sixth generation of games outside of the metagame, that is what this tag is for. (Challenge): If you have an idea for how to make the games harder you can document the rules and keep track with other players, create the next Nuzlocke! (Lets Play): For creative and interesting ways of documenting just a regular game run, or a specific challenge use this tag. (Other): For anything that doesn't fit into the above tags but still is noteworthy enough to require a tag. (Sticky): The mod team will use this to make note of important threads that will be at the top of every page. Don't think by having this tag your thread will be stickied (in fact the exact opposite may occur). In addition to this Everything else is probably fine here! If you have any questions about what type of discussion belongs in this forum and what type doesn't, please contact @Stellar, @R_N, @Mario With Lasers, @Layell, @Mekkah or DHR-107 through PM or profile message. We'd be glad to help with any questions! Have fun. Please use these tags so other users can better find the content they are interested in.