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'''If you are using Windows, it is recommended that you install Pixelmon using the [[Technic launcher]]. Most of the following instructions apply to installing Pixelmon for the ''Minecraft'' launcher. '''
'''If you are using Windows, it is recommended that you install Pixelmon using the [[Pixelmon launcher]]. Most of the following instructions apply to installing Pixelmon for the ''Minecraft'' launcher. '''-->
 
  
 
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This is a guide to installing [[Pixelmon]]. This guide covers the installation of Pixelmon client-side, either for use in singleplayer or for joining existing Pixelmon servers. If you are installing Pixelmon on your own server, see the [[server installation]] guide.
 
This is a guide to installing [[Pixelmon]]. This guide covers the installation of Pixelmon client-side, either for use in singleplayer or for joining existing Pixelmon servers. If you are installing Pixelmon on your own server, see the [[server installation]] guide.
  
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This guide assumes that you have already purchased and installed ''Minecraft''. If you do not have ''Minecraft'' installed, you will need to do so before installing Pixelmon.
 
This guide assumes that you have already purchased and installed ''Minecraft''. If you do not have ''Minecraft'' installed, you will need to do so before installing Pixelmon.
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==Installation requirements== <!--T:3-->
 
==Installation requirements== <!--T:3-->
 
*A paid copy of the computer edition of ''Minecraft''. This is the version that is obtained by purchasing ''Minecraft'' at [https://minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft/ minecraft.net] using a Mojang account.
 
*A paid copy of the computer edition of ''Minecraft''. This is the version that is obtained by purchasing ''Minecraft'' at [https://minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft/ minecraft.net] using a Mojang account.
 
**Only the computer edition can run Pixelmon. ''Minecraft'' Pocket Edition (including Windows 10 Edition) and console editions (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii U, Switch) cannot run Pixelmon.
 
**Only the computer edition can run Pixelmon. ''Minecraft'' Pocket Edition (including Windows 10 Edition) and console editions (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii U, Switch) cannot run Pixelmon.
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**Cracked launchers may not save your Pokémon when you quit ''Minecraft'', or may cause other issues. This will not be fixed.
 
*2 GB of available RAM.
 
*2 GB of available RAM.
 
*A 64-bit Java 8 version.
 
*A 64-bit Java 8 version.
==Notes==
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*If ''Minecraft'' is currently running, quit out of it before installing anything.
 
*If ''Minecraft'' is currently running, quit out of it before installing anything.
*Make sure that you have at least 2 GB of RAM allocated to ''Minecraft''. Note that this requires a 64-bit operating system and a 64-bit version of Java. If you do not know how to allocate memory, see [[Fixing memory issues#Allocating more memory|this page]].
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*If you are installing other mods alongside Pixelmon, check the [[incompatibilities list]] first to avoid issues.
*Be sure that you have a paid copy of ''Minecraft'', not a cracked launcher. If you use a cracked launcher, your Pokémon will not be saved when you quit ''Minecraft''. This will not be fixed.
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*It is recommended to have at least 2 GB of RAM allocated to ''Minecraft''. Note that this requires a 64-bit operating system and a 64-bit version of Java. If you do not know how to allocate memory, see [[Fixing memory issues#Allocating more memory|this page]].
*The Pixelmon JAR file is universal, meaning that the same JAR can be used for both client and server.
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*The Pixelmon .jar file is universal, meaning that the same file can be used on both clients and servers. A smaller server-specific file is also available, which is missing files that a server would never use. Files with "-server" in the name will not work on things that aren't servers.
*If you are installing other mods alongside Pixelmon, check the [[incompatibilities list]] to make sure you don't install mods incompatible with Pixelmon.
 
  
 
==Versions== <!--T:9-->
 
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==Forge installation== <!--T:5-->
 
==Forge installation== <!--T:5-->
#Find the recommended Forge version for your chosen ''Minecraft'' version on [https://files.minecraftforge.net this page]. Depending on your operating system, download either the "Installer-win" (Windows) or "Installer" (macOS/Linux) file.
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#Find the recommended Forge version on [https://files.minecraftforge.net this page].  
#The downloaded file is an automatic installer; when you run it, make sure you select "client".
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#Depending on your operating system, download either "Installer-win" (Windows) or "Installer" (macOS/Linux).
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#*''Note: Make sure you download Forge 2655 or earlier. Newer versions currently break Pixelmon.''
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#The downloaded file is an automatic installer. Run it, select "Install client" and then click "OK".
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#*''Note: If you are using an alternative launcher, you may need to change the folder it installs to first.''
 
#When the Forge installation is done, open the ''Minecraft'' launcher.
 
#When the Forge installation is done, open the ''Minecraft'' launcher.
#Select the "Launch Options" tab on the header bar of the launcher.
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#Click the "Launch Options" tab on the header bar of the launcher.
#Either add a new profile or edit an existing profile.
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#You should now see a Forge profile.
#Find the drop-down menu labeled "Version" and select it. There should be an option named after the Forge version you installed. Choose this version.
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#*''Note: If no Forge profile shows up (or it is outdated), follow these steps first:''
#Save your profile.
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##If no Forge profile is present, click "Add new". If an older profile is present, click that instead.
#Navigate to any other tab and start ''Minecraft''.
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##Find the drop-down menu labeled "Version" and select your new Forge version.
#If ''Minecraft'' loads without crashing, check the bottom-left corner of the main menu. If the Forge version you downloaded is listed in this corner, you have installed Forge correctly.
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##Save your profile.
#Close ''Minecraft''. ''Minecraft'' cannot be open while you are installing Pixelmon.
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#Click any other tab, such as "News".
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#Click the arrow to the right of the "PLAY" button.
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#Select your new Forge profile and then click "PLAY".
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#If ''Minecraft'' loads without issues, check the bottom-left corner of the main menu. If the Forge version you downloaded is listed here, you have installed Forge correctly!
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#Close ''Minecraft'' and move on to Pixelmon installation. ''Minecraft'' should not be open while installing mods.
  
 
==Pixelmon installation== <!--T:6-->
 
==Pixelmon installation== <!--T:6-->
 
[[File:InstallButtons.png|thumb|300px|The ''Minecraft'' launcher profile editor. Sections and buttons that are important for installing Forge and Pixelmon are outlined in blue.]]
 
[[File:InstallButtons.png|thumb|300px|The ''Minecraft'' launcher profile editor. Sections and buttons that are important for installing Forge and Pixelmon are outlined in blue.]]
 
#Download the latest version of Pixelmon Reforged.
 
#Download the latest version of Pixelmon Reforged.
#*Make sure that the downloaded JAR file's size is around 290 MB. If it is significantly smaller (e.g., 0 B), then the download was corrupted, and you should try re-downloading the file.
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#*''Note: If the mod's file size is significantly below 290MB, it may be corrupt. Try re-downloading it, if so.''
 
#Open the ''Minecraft'' launcher.
 
#Open the ''Minecraft'' launcher.
 
#Edit the profile that you installed Forge with.
 
#Edit the profile that you installed Forge with.
#Find the text box labeled "Game directory". To the right of this text box is a folder and a green arrow. Click on the green arrow to open the ''Minecraft'' game directory folder.
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#Find the text box labeled "Game directory", and click the green arrow to the right of it.  
#*Alternatively, use your system's file browser (e.g., File Explorer, Finder) to navigate to the file path listed in the "Game directory" text box.
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#*''Note: You can also navigate to the shown path using a file browser (e.g. File Explorer, Finder).''
#In the game directory folder, look for a folder named <code>mods</code>. If you do not see a folder with this name, create a <code>mods</code> folder.
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#In the game directory, look for a folder named <code>mods</code>. If you do not see a folder with this name, create it.
 
#Place the downloaded Pixelmon file inside the <code>mods</code> folder.
 
#Place the downloaded Pixelmon file inside the <code>mods</code> folder.
#*'''Do not extract or unzip the file. Place the JAR file directly into the folder'''.
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#*'''Warning: Do not extract or unzip the file. Place the downloaded .jar file directly into the folder.'''
 
#Save your profile.
 
#Save your profile.
 
#Navigate to any other tab and start ''Minecraft''.
 
#Navigate to any other tab and start ''Minecraft''.
#If ''Minecraft'' loads without crashing, check the "Mods" section on the main menu. If Pixelmon is listed among the mods that are installed, you have installed Pixelmon correctly.
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#If ''Minecraft'' loads without crashing, check the "Mods" section on the main menu. If Pixelmon is listed here, it was installed correctly. Have fun!
  
 
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==Troubleshooting== <!--T:7-->
*If you follow the instructions above and ''Minecraft'' crashes, start by examining the crash report and [[Crash Reading 101|this crash reading guide]].
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*If you follow the instructions above and ''Minecraft'' crashes, start by examining the crash report using [[Crash Reading 101|this crash reading guide]].
*If ''Minecraft'' never finishes loading or it is very laggy, you may need to allocate more memory to ''Minecraft''. See [[Fixing memory issues]] for instructions about resolving this issue.
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*If ''Minecraft'' never finishes loading or is very laggy, you may need to allocate more memory for it to use. See [[Fixing memory issues]] for instructions about resolving this issue.
 
<!--*If you still have issues with ''Minecraft'' crashing and the notes above don't contain the answer you need, try posting a support ticket on Pixelmon's [https://forum.pixelmonmod.com/viewforum.php?f=133 support tracker].-->
 
<!--*If you still have issues with ''Minecraft'' crashing and the notes above don't contain the answer you need, try posting a support ticket on Pixelmon's [https://forum.pixelmonmod.com/viewforum.php?f=133 support tracker].-->
  

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If you are using Windows, it is recommended that you install Pixelmon using the Technic launcher. Most of the following instructions apply to installing Pixelmon for the Minecraft launcher.

This is a guide to installing Pixelmon. This guide covers the installation of Pixelmon client-side, either for use in singleplayer or for joining existing Pixelmon servers. If you are installing Pixelmon on your own server, see the server installation guide.

This guide assumes that you have already purchased and installed Minecraft. If you do not have Minecraft installed, you will need to do so before installing Pixelmon.

Installation requirements

  • A paid copy of the computer edition of Minecraft. This is the version that is obtained by purchasing Minecraft at minecraft.net using a Mojang account.
    • Only the computer edition can run Pixelmon. Minecraft Pocket Edition (including Windows 10 Edition) and console editions (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii U, Switch) cannot run Pixelmon.
    • Cracked launchers may not save your Pokémon when you quit Minecraft, or may cause other issues. This will not be fixed.
  • 2 GB of available RAM.
  • A 64-bit Java 8 version.

Notes

  • If Minecraft is currently running, quit out of it before installing anything.
  • If you are installing other mods alongside Pixelmon, check the incompatibilities list first to avoid issues.
  • It is recommended to have at least 2 GB of RAM allocated to Minecraft. Note that this requires a 64-bit operating system and a 64-bit version of Java. If you do not know how to allocate memory, see this page.
  • The Pixelmon .jar file is universal, meaning that the same file can be used on both clients and servers. A smaller server-specific file is also available, which is missing files that a server would never use. Files with "-server" in the name will not work on things that aren't servers.

Versions

Pixelmon is compatible with several versions of Minecraft, shown in the table below. Each version of Minecraft requires a different version of Pixelmon to be used. Note that only the Minecraft 1.12.2 version of Pixelmon currently receives updates; versions of Pixelmon for older versions of Minecraft will no longer receive updates or bug fixes.

There is no Pixelmon version for Minecraft version 1.11.

Minecraft version Pixelmon version
1.12.2 6.2.3
1.10.2 5.1.2
1.8.9 4.3.1
1.8 4.1.4
1.7.10 3.5.1
The Forge installer

Forge installation

  1. Find the recommended Forge version on this page.
  2. Depending on your operating system, download either "Installer-win" (Windows) or "Installer" (macOS/Linux).
    • Note: Make sure you download Forge 2655 or earlier. Newer versions currently break Pixelmon.
  3. The downloaded file is an automatic installer. Run it, select "Install client" and then click "OK".
    • Note: If you are using an alternative launcher, you may need to change the folder it installs to first.
  4. When the Forge installation is done, open the Minecraft launcher.
  5. Click the "Launch Options" tab on the header bar of the launcher.
  6. You should now see a Forge profile.
    • Note: If no Forge profile shows up (or it is outdated), follow these steps first:
    1. If no Forge profile is present, click "Add new". If an older profile is present, click that instead.
    2. Find the drop-down menu labeled "Version" and select your new Forge version.
    3. Save your profile.
  7. Click any other tab, such as "News".
  8. Click the arrow to the right of the "PLAY" button.
  9. Select your new Forge profile and then click "PLAY".
  10. If Minecraft loads without issues, check the bottom-left corner of the main menu. If the Forge version you downloaded is listed here, you have installed Forge correctly!
  11. Close Minecraft and move on to Pixelmon installation. Minecraft should not be open while installing mods.

Pixelmon installation

The Minecraft launcher profile editor. Sections and buttons that are important for installing Forge and Pixelmon are outlined in blue.
  1. Download the latest version of Pixelmon Reforged.
    • Note: If the mod's file size is significantly below 290MB, it may be corrupt. Try re-downloading it, if so.
  2. Open the Minecraft launcher.
  3. Edit the profile that you installed Forge with.
  4. Find the text box labeled "Game directory", and click the green arrow to the right of it.
    • Note: You can also navigate to the shown path using a file browser (e.g. File Explorer, Finder).
  5. In the game directory, look for a folder named mods. If you do not see a folder with this name, create it.
  6. Place the downloaded Pixelmon file inside the mods folder.
    • Warning: Do not extract or unzip the file. Place the downloaded .jar file directly into the folder.
  7. Save your profile.
  8. Navigate to any other tab and start Minecraft.
  9. If Minecraft loads without crashing, check the "Mods" section on the main menu. If Pixelmon is listed here, it was installed correctly. Have fun!

Troubleshooting

  • If you follow the instructions above and Minecraft crashes, start by examining the crash report using this crash reading guide.
  • If Minecraft never finishes loading or is very laggy, you may need to allocate more memory for it to use. See Fixing memory issues for instructions about resolving this issue.

Video tutorials

macOS