Smogon's Semi-Official Channels

by jonathanrp, with descriptions by Birkal, jonathanrp, and jumpluff

There are many IRC channels affiliated with Smogon that are considered to be "semi-official". While they aren't considered to be on the same level as #pokemon, they are used for discussion. These include the channels for the tiers, teambuilding channels, the Grammar-Prose team, general Pokemon discussion, the mentorship program, and internal policy. This article will serve as a list of the channels, as well as the ranked members of the channels.

#cap

#cap is the main channel to discuss all things pertaining to the Create-A-Pokemon Project. You can expect lively discussion on the inner mechanics of Pokemon here, from how to create a legitimate movepool to writing realistic Pokedex entries.

Founder

  • dougjustdoug

SOPs

  • Birkal
  • Deck_Knight
  • capefeather
  • jas61292
  • tennisace

AOPs

  • elevator_music
  • Theorymon
  • Wyverii

HOPs

  • DHR
  • Korski
  • paintseagull
  • reachzero
  • SgtWoodsy

VOPs

  • bmelts
  • DetroitLolcat
  • Forte
  • Kadew
  • Mos_Quitoxe
  • Quanyails
  • v
  • Yilx
  • Zarel

#c&c

#c&c is a fantastic place to go if you're looking for some in-depth discussion on competitive Pokemon. All of the Contributions & Corrections greats meet here to discuss optimal sets and share their opinions on their respective metagames.

Founder

  • Great Sage

SOPs

  • Alaka
  • aldaron
  • blue
  • chaos
  • Fatecrashers
  • ibojangles
  • Iconic
  • Jibaku
  • Macle
  • Nexus
  • Oglemi
  • SevenDeadlySins
  • Solace
  • tennisace
  • Theorymon
  • v
  • Zeb

AOPs

  • AccidentalGreed
  • Aerrow
  • ChouToshio
  • DittoCrow
  • elevator_music
  • kokoloko
  • little_gk
  • PKGaming
  • Raseri
  • Tobes

HOPs

  • alexwolf
  • Andrew
  • Biosci
  • brii
  • Charmander
  • comatt6
  • davidstone
  • Ditto
  • Dubs
  • Eo
  • Fuzznip
  • ginganinja
  • Harsha
  • Honko
  • iss
  • Jellicent
  • jukain
  • jumpluff
  • Kevin_Garrett
  • Molk
  • NatGeo
  • NixHex
  • Pocket
  • RBG
  • ShakeItUp
  • shrang
  • SilentVerse
  • supermarth64
  • upstart
  • v0x
  • yee

VOPs

  • BKC
  • capefeather
  • Djangoo
  • dodrio
  • Everstone
  • FireMage
  • Furai
  • Lamppost
  • plus-
  • Shnen
  • steamroll
  • Texas
  • Woodchuck
  • Yondie
  • Zarator

#genvuu

#genvuu is where all discussion of Smogon's Underused tier takes place. The highly competitive UU scene gathers quite a crowd in this channel. Make sure to frequent here if you have aspirations for getting better at the tier; you'll get to hear plenty of detailed thoughts on strategies and playsets.

Founder

  • kokoloko

SOPs

  • Ace_Emerald
  • JabbaTheGriffin
  • RT

AOPs

  • DestinyUnknown
  • kd24
  • PKGaming
  • psych071c
  • reachzero

HOPs

  • fatty
  • locopoke
  • McMeghan
  • upstart

VOPs

  • cim
  • DittoCrow
  • Ernesto
  • DTC
  • Huntofthelion
  • Metric
  • Zeb

#grammar

#grammar is where members of Smogon's GP team hang out. The GP team is very helpful and knowledgeable, and if you're interested in discussion about grammar or need assistance with writing, they'll be happy to oblige. If you're writing an analysis and need a quick GP check, this is the place to go.

Founder

  • Fatecrashers
  • ibojangles

SOPs

  • Fatecrashers
  • GreatSage
  • Jellicent
  • Noelle
  • Oglemi
  • tennisace

AOPs

  • Andrew
  • chaos
  • ChouToshio
  • comatt6
  • complete_legitimacy
  • DittoCrow
  • Engineer
  • Eraddd
  • Fuzznip
  • GatoDelFuego
  • Governess
  • Harsha
  • jukain
  • jumpluff
  • Mikel
  • NixHex
  • Redew
  • Ritter
  • sandshrewz
  • ShakeItUp
  • Shamethat
  • sirndpt
  • Stellar
  • SuperJOCKE
  • Tobes
  • Treecko
  • V0x
  • Woodchuck
  • HOPs

    • aldaron
    • Birkal
    • blue
    • Charmander
    • CherubAgent
    • elevator_music
    • Furai
    • Hugendugen
    • Iconic
    • Macle
    • Molk
    • NatGeo
    • Nexus
    • PKGaming
    • Raseri
    • Solace
    • Texas
    • TheMantyke
    • Theorymon
    • v
    • Zeb

    VOPs

    • Ala
    • alexwolf
    • august
    • Aurora
    • Biosci
    • cbt
    • Djangoo
    • DoomVM
    • elcheeso
    • Keiran
    • ladysalamence
    • Limi
    • lucariojr
    • prem
    • Shii
    • Shnen
    • SilentVerse
    • steamroll
    • stheory
    • Stone_Cold22
    • Symphonyx64
    • Vaz

    #insidescoop

    #insidescoop is the channel where Smogon's badged community members gather to discuss Smogon policy and rules. You will not be able to chat in this channel if you do not have a badge, but you are more than welcome to view the conversation in silence. Check out this channel if you're curious as to how our staff operates.

    The access list consists of badged users, and you will generally need to be one to gain access to chat.


    #littlecup

    #littlecup is the central location for all things related to the Little Cup metagame hosted here on Smogon. All users who have mastered the art of using adorable Pokemon in competitive battle gather in this channel to discuss common threats, underrated movesets, and anything related to Little Cup. They're also a friendly group and would love to have you chat with them!

    Founder

    • v

    SOPs

    • Aerrow
    • blarajan
    • Dubs
    • elevator_music
    • iss
    • little_gk
    • Macle
    • SevenDeadlySins

    AOPs

    • apt-get
    • Charmander
    • Dracoyoshi8
    • Hawkstar
    • prem

    HOPs

    • Chieliee
    • comatt6
    • dcae
    • Eo
    • Furai
    • ibojangles
    • Mikel
    • Raseri
    • tennisace
    • Woodchuck

    VOPs

    • Birkal
    • blue
    • capefeather
    • DTC
    • Fatecrashers
    • Haunter
    • ifm
    • ium
    • kokoloko
    • Lamppost
    • MarceloDK
    • McMeghan
    • Oglemi
    • PKGaming
    • PoJ
    • SkyNet
    • Superpowerdude
    • Solace
    • Tobes
    • Zeb

    #mentor

    #mentor is the best place to start for someone new to Smogon. All of the @-ranked users in this channel are affiliated with Smogon's Mentorship program. Any of the members in the channel would be glad to help you out with getting accustomed to the site. If you're nervous about jumping into the competitive scene or just want to learn about any unfamiliar area of Smogon, then this is the channel for you!

    Founder

    • Birkal

    SOPs

    • GreatSage
    • Solace
    • Zeb

    AOPs

    • Ace_Emerald
    • alkinesthetase
    • Andrew
    • Arcticblast
    • blarajan
    • blue
    • Charmander
    • CherubAgent
    • DHR
    • DittoCrow
    • doughboy
    • dragonuser
    • DTC
    • electrolyte
    • FireMage
    • GatoDelFuego
    • Harsha
    • Hugendugen
    • ibojangles
    • Iconic
    • Jellicent
    • Jimera0
    • Jirachee
    • Joeyboy
    • Joim
    • Jukain
    • jumpluff
    • lavos
    • McMeghan
    • Mikel
    • Nexus
    • NixHex
    • Novaray
    • Philip7086
    • Plus-
    • Pirates_vs_Ninjas
    • prem
    • Raseri
    • sandshrewz
    • skylight
    • steamroll
    • SuperJOCKE
    • Subject18
    • Superpowerdude
    • tennisace
    • Toast
    • Trinitrotoluene
    • Tsunami
    • v
    • WildEep
    • Yonko
    • HOPs

      • joshe
      • VOPs

        • Hulavuta
        • Melee_Mewtwo
        • Oglemi
        • Redew
        • verbatim
        • Zracknel

        #neverused

        #neverused is the best place to go if you're looking for in-depth conversation of Smogon's Neverused metagame. This diverse metagame features some intense competition and all of its regulars fight with pride and creativity. Check out this channel if you're interested in one of Smogon's most innovative tiers, which has created both an enjoyable metagame and a lively forum culture.

        Founder

        • Raseri

        SOPs

        • DTC
        • FLCL
        • tennisace
        • zeb

        AOPs

        • Annoyer
        • CherubAgent
        • Djangoo
        • EBeast
        • FireMage
        • Oglemi
        • skylight
        • sweetjesus
        • Treecko

        HOPs

        • Fusxfaranto
        • HotNCold
        • Keiran
        • Lasagne21
        • MMF
        • Molk
        • blarajan
        • Shnen
        • Soulgazer
        • Steamroll
        • TheWolf
        • WhiteDMist

        VOPs

        • AgentDell
        • Arcticblast
        • Ashley11
        • atomicllamas
        • Audiosurfer
        • blarajan
        • Brammi
        • breh
        • Brostime
        • cbb
        • cbt
        • Chieliee
        • citro
        • datblast
        • DestinyUnknown
        • Frizy
        • Furai
        • Fuzznip
        • Honus
        • HotNCold
        • jcm
        • Joim
        • Lasagne21
        • Limi
        • little_gk
        • Lolkomori
        • NatGeo
        • Novaray
        • Nozzle
        • Rhino
        • scorpdestroyer
        • Sid
        • TalkTakesTime
        • TheWolf
        • V4
        • wiitle

        • #orangeislands

          #orangeislands is one of the most relaxed channels you can find in all of Smogon University. Here, many of our casual players gather to discuss in-game experiences and events. From battling Bug Catcher Wade in Pokemon Silver to watching Pokemon movies as a group, this channel is all about enjoying the culture of Pokemon. It's a great place to take a break from the fast-paced competitive environment that Smogon is known for.

          Founder

          • Birkal

          SOPs

          • Fatecrashers
          • Jellicent
          • Layell
          • MarioWithLasers
          • Mekkah
          • Solace
        • Stellar
        • AOPs

          • DHR
          • IAR
          • RBG
          • Texas
          • WildEep
          • HOPs

            • billymills
            • Deinosaur
            • DTC
            • elcheeso
            • Hulavuta
            • Jimera0
            • Level-51
            • Nexus
            • Rodan
            • SuperJOCKE
            • TheMantyke
            • Wyverii

            VOPs

            • alkinesthetase
            • BiGGiE
            • breh
            • celever
            • DoomVM
            • GeneralSpoon
            • jas61292
            • jumpluff
            • Kadew
            • Macle
            • Poppy
            • Redew
            • Ritter
            • steamroll
            • TGMDoom
            • Yveltal

            #othermetas

            #othermetas is the place to go if you're itching for something completely new and inventive. As the birth child of Smogon's Other Metagames forum, this channel is for discussing the delightful potpourri of newly-invented metagames that Smogon users create. Here, you can discuss metagames including Balanced Hackmons, 6-Move Battling, Middle Cup, and a host of other metagames.

            Founder

            • Arcticblast

            SOPs

            • Birkal
            • DTC
            • Joim

            AOPs

            • verbatim

            HOPs

            • Keiran
            • NixHex
            • Pocket
            • Raseri
            • Relados

            VOPs

            • EBeast
            • Hyperbeem
            • Molk
            • PDC_
            • pstats
            • Theorymon

            • #rarelyused

              #rarelyused is the most relevant channel for discussing Smogon's RarelyUsed metagame. Christened as the "perpetual middle child" of Smogon's metagames, RU has an incredible amount of diversity to play with in its tier. It has a unique flavor for a metagame and all of the RU regulars are as intellectually intimidating as they are helpful and friendly. This is definitely the channel to check out if you're interested in a metagame experience that differs from the norm, in a good way.

              Founder

              • Oglemi

              SOPs

              • DittoCrow
              • Jellicent
              • Molk
              • Nails
              • Texas

              AOPs

              • august
              • blarajan
              • complete_legitimacy
              • Double01
              • Honko
              • Limitless
              • ShakeItUp
              • SilentVerse

              HOPs

              • CherubAgent
              • Ciele
              • HotNCold
              • Level-51
              • Shnen
              • Silvershadow234
              • Yonko7

              VOPs

              • BKC
              • ChanStat
              • DTC
              • EBeast
              • Harsha
              • Honus
              • JabbaTheGriffin
              • Kenny
              • kokoloko
              • NewBreed
              • Novaray
              • Pocket
              • SuperJOCKE
              • Tanner
              • Zeb

              #ratemyteam

              #ratemyteam is the best place to go if you're eager to discuss all things relating to Smogon's Rate My Team activities. If you're looking for some specific feedback on how you are doing as a team rater, you will certainly receive some meaningful feedback here. This channel features some intellectual discussion on topics such as teambuilding, team synergy, and team goals, among others.

              Founder

              • Haunter

              SOPs

              • blue
              • Delko
              • dragonuser
              • Jirachee
              • Tab

              AOPs

              • aldaron
              • BKC
              • Harsha
              • Jibaku
              • RBG
              • Zeb

              HOPs

              • AB2
              • Aerrow
              • august
              • dcae
              • DestinyUnknown
              • DICE
              • electrolyte
              • eranu
              • Funkasaurus
              • Furai
              • Gimmick
              • Heist
              • Honus
              • Iconic
              • Jimbon
              • Joeyboy
              • Nachos
              • Novaray
              • PDC_
              • PenguinX
              • Pirates_vs_Ninjas
              • Pocket
              • Poppy
              • San_Pellegrino
              • Sayonara
              • ShakeItUp
              • SkyNet
              • Smith_
              • Superpowerdude
              • Taylor
              • TGMDoom
              • TheMantyke
              • TheWolf
              • ToF
              • Tomahawk
              • undisputed

              VOPs

              • Ala
              • DTC
              • Eo
              • ficcion
              • ganj4lF
              • GEC
              • Jayde
              • Leftiez
              • Raseri
              • Silvershadow234
              • Stone_Cold22
              • yee
              • Yonko7

              #ruinsofalph

              #ruinsofalph is the hallowed grounds for discussing our past metagames, which are all hosted in the Ruins of Alph. Don't assume that these metagames have dulled over the years; competition is still intense and focused in these metagames. From old school RBY to the highly acclaimed DPP OU/UU metagames, you're in for a blast from the past if you check out this channel.

              Founder

              • hipmonlee

              SOPs

              • Jellicent
              • Mekkah

              AOPs

              • Earthworm
              • Fatecrashers
              • gene
              • jumpluff
              • Kevin_Garrett
              • Oglemi
              • Zeb

              HOPs

              • BKC
              • MDragon
              • sandshrewz

              VOPs

              • Danilo
              • DoomVM
              • Joim
              • NixHex
              • Ojama
              • Pocket

              #smeargle

              #smeargle is the cultured art chat of Smogon; all of our great artists meet here. This is a great place to get feedback on your art pieces (whether it be Pokemon-related or otherwise) from Smogon's most famous artists. You can also pop into this channel if you have a general art request.

              Founder

              • CyzirVisheen

              SOPs

              • Fatecrashers
              • Zracknel

              AOPs

              • Birkal
              • ChouToshio
              • icepick
              • paintseagull
              • Ritter
              • Rodan
              • Volmise

              HOPs

              • chaos
              • Danmire
              • elcheeso
              • elevator_music
              • Macle
              • v0x

              VOPs

              • jumpluff
              • Zeb

              #ubers

              #ubers is the rambunctious home of our most boisterous brawlers. Smogon's Ubers metagame is packed with powerhouses, and this channel follows suit. Come join the fray by duking it out with the most powerful Pokemon Smogon has to offer in this channel full of larger-than-life personalities.

              Founder

              • ibojangles

              SOPs

              • Furai
              • GreatSage
              • Jibaku
              • poppy
              • Theorymon

              AOPs

              • DICE
              • Hugendugen
              • negres
              • Melee_Mewtwo
              • Nexus
              • polop
              • shrang
              • Syrim
              • Tobes
              • trickroom
              • zing

              HOPs

              • Eo
              • Enguarde
              • Faint
              • ficcion
              • Iconic

              VOPs

              • Ala
              • capefeather
              • ChanStat
              • GEC
              • HSA
              • jonathanrp
              • PKGaming
              • Pocket
              • ReyScarface
              • supermarth64
              • Sweep