Pokemon Orange Islands will be my first attempt to make a Pokemon Hack. Since there is no complete hack yet that features the Orange Archipelago, I decided to give it a go myself.
The 1st Generation of Pokemon gives me the most nostalgic feel and is still my favorite, closely followed by the 2nd Generation. I can handle the 3rd generation, but later generation Pokemon don’t really have my interest, although some functions in the ROMs might be interesting (Physical/Special Split for example).
You will play as Ash Ketchum from Pallet Town! Just after Ash conquered the Indigo League he got back to his mom in his hometown where Professor Oak also has a new objective for him. He wants Ash to go to Valencia Island to pick up a strange kind of Pokeball for him, since Professor Ivy is unable to send it to him through the PC system. Of course Ash is eager to take this easy objective. What happens after this is, of course, already known to you because we all saw the anime.
In this game Ash will roughly follow the same route as he did in the Anime. I hope to cover all episodes, but I’m not planning to make all events of the episodes necessarily very prominent. I might add some episodes as a big part of the storyline and some episodes more like miniquests.
- The Orange Archipelago
- 4 Gym Leaders & Badges
- New Sprites
- New Tiles
- New Maps
- Pikachu as starter and some way to get Ash's other pokemon early in the game
- All Pokemon from Generation I (and Tracey's Marill from Generation II)
- Physical/Special/Status Split
- Items to use Dive/Whirpool/Rock Smash/Rock Climb
- Title Screen graphical glitch
- Rocket Hideout Elevator not always correctly displaying floor
Pokemon Orange Islands: Beta 2.1
Pokemon Orange Islands: Discord Server
The current Beta version is finished up to Navel Island.
Acanthite Team: Tiles
Anthroyd: Rom Hacking Video Series
Daman: Professor Ivy Overworld Sprite
DoesntKnowHowToPlay: Physical/Special/Status Split
FBI: Various Tweaks
JPAN: Hacked Engine
Navenatox: Dynamic Overworlds
Spherical Ice: Various Tweaks, Dive ASM Routine
Wesley FG: Tiles