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Pixelmon TCG

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Pixelmon TCG (Pixelmon Trading Card Game) is a component of Pixelmon (Previously a sidemod) that brings the Pokémon Trading Card Game to Pixelmon, with cards, booster packs, and computer-mediated game boards.


As of Pixelmon 8.4.0 this is now included in Pixelmon! Nothing further is needed to get started.


Pixelmon TCG adds various items and blocks to the game in order to facilitate the collecting of, trading of, and playing of the Pokémon TCG within Pixelmon.

Getting started

Upon first joining a server, a player will not yet have any cards. In order to get started, booster packs can be bought with PokéDollars from a shopkeeper within a town, or created with essence.

Essence is dropped from wild Pokémon after knockout. The amount and type of essence dropped is relative to their level and types. On average, a level 50 Pokémon will drop 100 essence, but it is possible for them to drop way more than this. Legendries drop over ten times the normal amount of essence. Raids also drop essence as well!

In order to create a pack of a random set, 50 of each essence type is required. In order to create a pack of a specific set, 300 of each essence type is required instead.


Building a deck

Cards can be stored in a Grid Deck holder.pngDeck holder or a Grid Card binder.pngCard binder. Deck holders can hold a maximum of 60 cards and can be used in battle. Card binders can store a larger number of cards but cannot be used in battle. Both of them can be bought from a shopkeeper.


A battle can be started by using a Grid PixelmonTCG BattleBox.pngPixelmonTCG BattleBox while holding a valid card deck (more details in the TCG official rulebook) which will be used in the battle. There are three different sizes of the BattleBox, by default these do not have recipes as it's for the server using this to decide how they will be distributed.

Battle rules are the same as in the official Pokémon Trading Card Game of the current implemented sets.

Below are current limitations of TCG battles:

  • To stop an ongoing battle, the BattleBox must be destroyed.
  • All cards and attacks in Base Set, Jungle and Fossil are implemented. Some abilities / effects aren't currently implemented, if you notice a card missing an ability / effect, report it via the regular issue tracker!


Below are the crafting recipes currently found in Pixelmon TCG:

Deck Holder


Card Binder


Card Printer


Card Compendium


3 Card Compendiums



The commands have been made to be tab completable, this is especially helpful for the give command.

  • /tcg help
  • /tcg endbattle
  • /tcg give card|deck|essence|pack playername resourcename [amount]


  • /tcg give card ribchop BASE1 - Will give you the BASE1 card.
  • /tcg give deck ribchop brushfire - Will give you the brushfire deck.
  • /tcg give essence ribchop Fairy 100 - Will give the player 100 Fairy Essence

Version history

Version history/Pixelmon TCG

Old installation instructions

Minecraft version Pixelmon version Pixelmon TCG version
1.12.2 7.0.6+ 4.0.1
1.12.2 6.2+ 3.0.0
1.12.2 6.0 2.1.0
1.10.2 5.1 1.0.0-beta4
1.10.2 5.0.4 1.0.0-beta3
1.10.2 5.0.3 1.0.0-beta2
1.10.2 5.0.0-5.0.2 0.7.0
1.8.9 4.3 0.6.0

The mod must be installed both server-side and client-side to be used.

Minecraft launcher

  1. Download Pixelmon TCG for your version of Minecraft here.
  2. Place the downloaded jar file in the mods folder.
  3. Join the server that has Pixelmon TCG installed server-side.

Pixelmon launcher

  1. Edit your profile and choose the "Add Official Sidemod" option.
  2. Select Pixelmon TCG from the list.
  3. Join the server that has Pixelmon TCG installed server-side.

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