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


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.


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. Legendaries drop over ten times the normal amount of essence.

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.

Battle rules are the same as in the official Pokémon Trading Card Game.

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. The current development status of each card/attack/ability can be followed here.


Below are the crafting recipes currently found in Pixelmon TCG:

Deck Holder


Card Binder


PixelmonTCG BattleBox 4000


Card Printer


Card Disenchanter


Card Compendium


3 Card Compendiums



  • /tcg help
  • /give @p tcg:pack 1 0 {SetID:X} (where X is the set number, Base Set = 1, Jungle = 2, Fossil = 3, Rocket = 4)

Version history

Version history/Pixelmon TCG

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