Pokemon Orange Islands is a ROM hack of FireRed. It is based on the anime episodes from the Indigo series where they take place in the Orange Islands. The hack contains all the 151 Generation I Pokemon as well as other bonuses. You can use the different GBA emulators as they are the only ones compatible with this ROM hack. This ROM hack is currently in beta form so there might be new updates later on.
Just as we mentioned, the ROM hack is based on the episodes of the Orange Islands from the Indigo anime. If you’ve seen those episodes then you may have an idea of how the game’s story will flow. However, there are some parts that have been changed for the Pokemon Orange Islands ROM hack but it can be a bit the same.
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While the game is a FireRed hack, the graphical presentation is a bit different. It doesn’t look like FireRed and that’s not a bad thing. The game uses distinct sprites and different backgrounds that allow you to explore the different parts of the Orange Islands.
We mentioned that the original 151 Generation I Pokemon are in the game. When you also start the game, you play as Ash Ketchum. You start off with Pikachu as well as his other staple Pokemon during the events of the anime. These include Bulbasaur, Charizard, Squirtle, and Muk.
Several items are available in the game but not all the TM and HM are there. Speaking of items and HMs, you can use some of these as items. You can use Dive, Whirlpool, Rock Climb, and Rock Smash. Plus, there is an interesting feature where you won’t lose a Poke Ball if it fails to capture a Pokemon.
Based on the story as well, you only get to face off against 4 Gym Leaders which is somewhat staying true to the Pokemon Orange Islands arc.
Pokemon Orange Islands Details
Pokemon Orange Islands
Game base: Pokemon FireRed
Full Feature List
- The Orange Archipelago
- 4 Gym Leaders & Badges
- New Sprites
- New Tiles
- New Maps
- Pikachu as a starter and the possibility to get Ash’s other Pokemon early in-game
- All Pokemon from Generation I (plus Tracey’s Marill from Generation II)
- Physical/Special/Status Split
- No Pokeball took upon failed capture
- Items to use Dive, Whirpool, Rock Smash & Rock Climb