Orange Islands Resources

#OrangeIslands on SynIRC is Smogon's casual Pokemon discussion chat. This is a good place to go for any Pokemon-related questions, as well as a fun channel for sharing Pokemon experiences and meeting other Smogon users. It's also home to our weekly Movie Nights. To learn more about SynIRC, click here.

Orange Islands' Simple Question, Simple Answer thread is a great resource for getting answers to simple in-game questions. Be sure to read the guidelines in the first post before posting there.

The Battle Subway and Frontier Records keep track of Smogon users' records in the Battle Subway and Battle Frontier. You should also check out a list of every Pokemon in the Battle Frontier, courtesy of Jumpman16.

There are an assortment of In-Game Tiers lists being created and revamped in Orange Islands. These offer useful tips on which Pokemon are best suited for each game. If you have helpful advice to offer, contributions are always welcomed to these threads:


Hidden Items in RBY by atsync is a guide that reveals all of the secret items in RBY without the need to use the Itemfinder.

Hidden Items in GSC by atsync is a guide that reveals all the secret items in RBY without the need to use the Itemfinder.

Join Avenue and Magnemite Coil by inanimate blob is an indepth guide to the shops and quirks of Join Avenue in BW2.

Swap, Drop, and Roll: A SatisFactory Pokemon Guide by Glen offers extensive information about the 4th Gen Battle Factory.

The Essential Guide to Voltorb Flip by Level 51 offers all you need to know about this HGSS minigame.


The Scramble Challange is a community driven challenge for in-game playthroughs. Scramblers are only allowed to use Pokemon that are randomly assigned by users on the forums.

The Nuzlocke Challenge only allows users to catch the first Pokemon they run into on each route. Furthermore, should that Pokemon faint at any time, it can no longer be used for that game.

The Gauntlet Challenge is similar to Scrambles, but instead of being assigned Pokemon, challengers are assigned gauntlets that vary from full playthrough restrictions to one-time area or battle challenges.

The Orange League is a monthly, team-based competition involving various in-game challenges of main series and spin-off games. More information on it can be found here.