Install Guide

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Pixelmon Reforged is a free mod for Minecraft that adds 850 Pokémon into the game, similar to combining all eight generations of Pokémon into one massive online game that you can play with your friends. Just like regular Minecraft, you can explore the world, build an epic base for your Pokémon team, craft/find hundreds of Pokémon items, challenge the Gyms and Elite 4 or even climb the ladder in tournaments of player-versus-player battles. Down below you will find tutorials for the two main methods for the Installation process: using PokéLauncher or using Technic Launcher.

PokéLauncher Method [recommended]

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PokéLauncher is a brand new program made specifically for Pixelmon and it is going to do all the hard work for you (no need for Technic Launcher, ATLauncher or Forge installation processes!). All the other guides can be complicated and have various issues. PokéLauncher makes this process simpler, getting you into the game right away.

  • First, click this link. Here you will find download links for the Windows and the MacOS versions of PokéLauncher, as well as a great amount of useful information about the program.
    • If you get stuck at any point of these tutorials or have any questions at all, join official Discord server to get help fast.
  • In order to play Pixelmon Reforged, all you need is a computer or laptop and a Minecraft Java Edition account.
    • If you do not have Minecraft Java Edition, you can purchase it here.
  • Start by clicking the Windows or MacOS button.

Windows

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  • Once the PokéLauncher file is downloaded, go ahead and open it by clicking on the pop-up in your browser or by finding the file in your Downloads folder.
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  • The PokéLauncher installer will now open. All you need to do is click “Next” in the bottom right, and then “Install”.
  • Give the Installer a few seconds to complete, and then click “Finish”.
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  • PokéLauncher is now installed and you are ready to get started. Click “Continue” on the Welcome screen, and then login to your Minecraft account like you would do on any other Minecraft game.
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  • Once you have entered your information, click “Continue” and you will be logged in to the PokéLauncher main menu.
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  • Here, you will notice a great amount of useful features, like your Minecraft character, the Mojang servers’ status and an “Options” button to configure PokéLauncher or add new mods. Do not worry for any of that stuff now, you can come back and play around with those options later.
  • Click Launch at the bottom right corner.
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  • You might see a pop-up message that says, “No Java version was found”; do not worry, PokéLauncher will take care of this for you! Just click "Install Java" and wait for the download to finish.
    • If you do not see a pop-up message, that means you already have the correct version of Java, and you are ready to go!

MacOS

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  • Once the PokéLauncher file has downloaded, go to the icon in the top right corner of your browser and click it. A window should appear with the file; double click it to open it.
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  • After opening and downloading it, drag the PokéLauncher into the Applications folder using the UI shown above.
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  • A notification will appear stating that PokéLauncher is an app downloaded from the internet; click "Open".
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  • Now, go to the Launchpad, then go to the PokéLauncher app and open it.
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  • PokéLauncher is now installed and you are ready to get started. Click “Continue” on the Welcome screen, and then login to your Minecraft account like you would do on any other Minecraft game.
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  • Here, you will notice a great amount of useful features, like your Minecraft character, the Mojang servers’ status and an “Options” button to configure PokéLauncher or add new mods. Before launching, head to the "Options" gear right under your Minecraft username and skin.
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  • In order to prevent and fix current errors with launching and downloading Pixelmon through the PokéLauncher, you will need to enable the Fullscreen Mode option in this menu.
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  • Once you have done that, you are ready to go. Click Launch at the bottom right corner.
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  • You might see a pop-up message that says, “No Java version was found”; do not worry, PokéLauncher will take care of this for you! Just click "Install Java" and wait for the download to finish.
    • If you do not see a pop-up message, that means you already have the correct version of Java, and you are ready to go!

Server Select

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  • Pixelmon will now be automatically installed. Once the download completes, the game will open by itself and you will be instantly connected to the PokeResort Pixelmon server, ready to start playing!
    • By playing in PokeResort, you will enjoy a huge amount of custom content and features, like the Gym Islands, the Elite 4 Islands, the Casino, the Battle Tower, the Boss Tower, the Dojo, the Safari Zone, PixelScape, and so much more! Just right click with the compass in your hand to select from one of the available PokeResort servers (OASIS, BREEZE and SUNSET).
    • If you do not want to play on PokeResort, no problem! You can start your own singleplayer Pixelmon world or connect to a different Pixelmon server by going back to PokéLauncher, clicking on the “Options” gear icon and switching the “Automatically connect to the server” off in the Minecraft tab.

Congratulations, you have fully installed Pixelmon and you are ready to start your awesome Pokémon adventure!

Technic Launcher Method

  • First, you will need to install the Technic Launcher. Click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
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  • Depending on the operating system of your computer, you will need to click the green Windows, MacOS or Linux button.

Windows

  • Once you click the green button, a download should start in your browser. When the file finishes downloading, open it.
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  • After this, you should see an “Install Technic” kind of window. All you need to do is click the “Install” button at the bottom right corner.
    • A progress bar will appear while Technic Launcher is being installed on your computer, so now all you need to do is give it some minutes to download all the files it needs.
  • Once Technic Launcher is installed, a Login window will appear. Go ahead and login with your Minecraft account email and password, as you would do normally in the official Minecraft website.
    • Note: In order to be able to use Technic Launcher, you need to have purchased the Windows Java Edition. Other version will not work.
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  • Technic Launcher should be fully installed now. The next step is to download a Pixelmon modpack. Go ahead and click the “Modpacks” button at the top menu.
  • Copy this Modpack API Link: api.technicpack.net/modpack/pokeresort-pixelmon-reforged and paste it into the Search bar, at the top left corner.
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  • Upon successfully performing these steps, you will find our official PokeResort modpack, which comes with everything you might need for your Pixelmon adventure!
  • Click “Install” at the bottom right corner to begin the installation of the modpack.
  • While you are waiting for the modpack to download, you can go ahead and connect to our official Discord server.
    • If you need any help or have any questions about the Installing process, go ahead and join our Discord server, where someone will be ready to help you out!
  • Once the modpack is downloaded, a “Play” button will appear in the bottom right corner. Do not click this yet!
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  • First, head to the top right corner and click “Launcher Options”. From here, select the “Java Settings” tab and set the Memory option to 3 GB (otherwise, Pixelmon will not run properly!).
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  • If your Memory is stuck at 1 GB and you cannot change it: that means that you need to install the Windows Offline 64-bit Java version, which you can find here.
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  • That link will take you to the Java downloads page. From here click Windows Offline 64-bit and a Java file will start downloading.
    • Before you install that Java version, open the Windows start menu and search for “Programs”
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  • Click on “Add or remove programs” and in the search bar type in “Java”.
    • Uninstall any versions of Java currently in your PC by clicking on them and selecting “Uninstall”
    • Once you know for sure that there are no old versions of Java on your PC, you can run the Java install file that you just downloaded.
  • Following these steps, Pixelmon should be installed and ready to go. Therefore, head back to Technic Launcher and click on the Play “button” in the bottom right corner.
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  • Once the game is loaded up, you will see our awesome custom starting menu. From here, you can:
    • Click Play on the far left to connect directly to our server and start your adventure.
    • Click Multi on the far right, in case you want to play somewhere else.
      • If you need a powerful server to play with some friends, you can check this link here for hosting services.
    • Click Solo on the far right, next to the Multi button, if you wish to begin a Singleplayer Pixelmon adventure.

Congratulations, you have fully installed Pixelmon and you are ready to start your awesome Pokémon adventure!

Support

Remember, if you have questions or get stuck at any point in the install process (be it Technic Launcher or PokéLauncher), do not hesitate to join our Discord server for support!

Good luck and have fun, trainer - your Pixelmon adventure starts here!