I've taken the liberty of setting up an IRC channel for this forum. It is on the synIRC IRC server, the same as many other competitive sites (like Smogon and CAL).
There are many ways to use IRC. Some common downloads are mIRC, Colloquy, XChat, and Mibbit. I may eventually add guides on how to get and use them, but honestly just Google it lol. If you're too lazy to get any of those at the moment, click this to use IRC on your browser. Enter whatever you want for the nickname, though try to keep it appropriate. NOTE: You may need to update Java to use this. If that's a problem, get a free IRC program (like the aforementioned mIRC).
There are no rules as of yet since the channel is obviously unofficial, but it intended to be for intelligent chat, preferably about Pokemon. Just play nice until some rules are added.