pixelmon mod minecraft

Explore the world of Minecraft while trying to catch numerous Pokemon in this fun overhaul Minecraft mod that adds hundreds of mobs and NPCs based on the popular franchise Pokemon – Pixelmon!

Pixelmon is a Minecraft overhaul mod that changes a lot of aspects of the game by merging Pokemon with Minecraft. Created by username MrMasochism, the game introduces hundreds of Pokemon monsters, items, NPCs, and even a functional Pokedex.

Note that GameFreak and Nintendo exercised their rights against the mod. Hence, the mod will no longer continue its development. The latest version of the mod is for Minecraft 1.12.2.

What the Mod Offers

The mod brings the world of Pokemon into Minecraft. With the mod installed, normal mobs won’t spawn in the world, instead, Pokemon will run around the map and do their own thing. Just like any Pokemon game, with Pixelmon you can craft a Pokeball and capture wild Pokemon with it. You can also do Pokemon battles with a wild Pokemon by calling forth your own to fight for you.

Multi-generation Pokemon

The mod replaces all the monsters of the Minecraft vanilla game and replaces them with Pokemon monsters from various generations of the game. Just as with the unmodded Minecraft, some Pokemon are hostile to the players, many are neutral, while some are downright passive and won’t fight back. If you are lucky, you might be able to spot a Legendary Pokemon or your favorite TV mascot – Pikachu!

Pokemon Items

The mod comes with a wide selection of items and objects from the Pokemon universe, including a Pokeball that will allow the player to capture their very own Pokemon and raised them as pets.


Just like the Pokemon games, your goal in Pixelmon is to capture and have a record of all the wild Pokemon known to men. However, this mod is still a work in progress, so expect some incomplete features.


Aside from Pokemon roaming around the map, you’ll also meet a few of the Mod’s NPCs or non-playable characters. You might even get a chance to meet some of the most iconic characters from the franchise!

Mountable Pokemon

The cool mod is not just all fighting and roaming around, many of them are also mountable! Get around the next town while riding that beautiful legendary birds Articuno and watch other people stare at you in envy!

Pixelmon Mod Showcase

How to Install Pixelmon Mod 1.17.1 / 1.16.5

The mod comes with its own launcher. Although manual installation is still possible, the use of the launcher is highly recommended as it uses an outdated version of Minecraft.
Head over to this link.

  • Download Pixelmon Launcher, and follow the installation procedure written in the launcher.

Install manually:

Note: This mod requires Minecraft Forge.

Pixelmon Mod can be installed using the standard mod installation procedure.

  1. All you need to do is download the latest .jar file from below buttons.
  2. Just drag and drop the jar file to your Minecraft directory’s mods folder (%appdata%/.minecraft/mods), and run Minecraft with Forge.

Should You Install It?

If you are a fan of the old Pokemon games from Game Boy Color, then you’ll absolutely love this mod for the nostalgic feeling it gives. However, because the mod was stopped by Nintendo and GameFreak, the mod will never see any update. If you want to play the mod, you’ll have to install it separately with an outdated version of Minecraft. Fortunately, there are still a couple of Pixelmon servers that are still running, and you can play with other people and enjoy the world of Pokemon in Minecraft.

Pixelmon Mod 1.17.1 / 1.16.5 Download Links

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Created: Jun 13, 2020
Updated: May 13, 2021
Developer: PixelmonMod
Downloads: 3,404,414
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Rating: 4.16 - 618 votes
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        • I was a huge fan of pixelmon and it does suck that they wont be able to continue with the pokemon sun and moon and ultra sun and moon pokemon but we are just gonna have to be happy with what we have. 🙁

  1. How about you give us links to download it instead of just telling us about the mod, the download links you have listed only take me to another page on this website

  2. NOT WORKING! Please help, For me the 1.11.2 and 1.12.2 options just take me to the homepage mc-mods.org! I can’t find anyone with a 1.12.2 download that works ._.

  3. it will not let me download, when I will try to download it, it will work until its done it wont show up in my downloads. Please help me !!!


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