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==Notes==
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*The current version of Pixelmon runs on Minecraft version 1.6.4. It will '''''not''''' run on Minecraft 1.7.2.
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*All Pixelmon downloads are universal, meaning they are both client and server.
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*If you follow the instructions and Minecraft still crashes, start by examining the crash report and [http://forum.pixelmonmod.com/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=14281 this guide].
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**If you still have issues with Minecraft crashing after this, try the [http://forum.pixelmonmod.com/viewforum.php?f=133 Support forum].
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This is a guide to installing [[Pixelmon]] through the default Minecraft launcher. 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 instead.
*Please report all bugs at our [https://pixelmonmod.atlassian.net/secure/CreateIssue!default.jspa Jira].
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==Instructions==
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*First, download the Pixelmon and Forge versions given in the latest release on the releases section on the forums [http://pixelmonmod.com/downloads here].
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This guide assumes that you have already purchased and installed the Java edition of ''Minecraft''. If you do not have this version of ''Minecraft'' installed, you will need to do so before installing Pixelmon.
*If Minecraft is currently open, close it.
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*The Forge comes with an auto installer; when you run Forge, make sure you select "client".
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==Installation requirements== <!--T:3-->
*When the Forge installation is done, open the new Minecraft launcher and click "Edit Profile", and a pop-up window should appear with lots of settings. Then go down to "Use Version" and click on the drop down menu. There should be an option called "release 1.6.4-Forge9.11.1.935" or something similar. Choose that and click "Save Profile".
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*A paid copy of the Java edition of ''Minecraft''. You can purchase ''Minecraft'' at [https://minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft/ minecraft.net] after creating or logging into a Mojang account.
*If Minecraft loads without crashing then you have installed Forge correctly.  
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**Only the Java edition can run Pixelmon. Other editions (Pocket, Windows 10, console releases) cannot run Forge mods such as Pixelmon.
*Close Minecraft and re-navigate to the roaming folder.  
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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.
*'''''Windows'''''-Next, you need to open your roaming folder by searching "%appdata% in the run program/command or on the search section of the start menu. Once in the roaming folder, you need to open the ".minecraft" folder and then the mods folder. Paste the Pixelmon .rar/.zip into this directory. '''Do not''' extract it!
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*2 GB of available RAM.
*'''''Mac'''''-Drag and drop the Pixelmon.zip into your mods folder located at /user/Library/Application Support/minecraft/mods. If there is not a mods folder there then simply create one and put the .zip of Pixelmon in there.
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*A 64-bit Java 8 version.
*'''''Universal'''''-The current Minecraft launcher make things easier; press "Edit Profile" and then "open game dir" to open your .minecraft folder, open the mods folder and place the Pixelmon.zip there.
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*If you have already had a previous version of Pixelmon, make sure that you delete your pixelmon.cfg from your .minecraft/config folder and on your servers.
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==Notes== <!--T:11-->
*Now just boot up Minecraft, and if it loads without crashing then check whether, in the mods menu on the main screen, it lists Pixelmon as one of the mods. If it does, Pixelmon is installed!
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*If ''Minecraft'' is currently running, quit out of it before installing anything.
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*If you are installing other mods alongside Pixelmon, check the [[incompatibilities list]] first to avoid issues.
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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 [[Visual guide to allocating RAM|this page]].
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*The Pixelmon .jar file is universal, meaning that it can be used on both clients and servers. A smaller "-server" .jar is also available, which is missing assets that a server would never use. The server file only works on servers.
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==Versions== <!--T:9-->
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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.
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There is no Pixelmon version for ''Minecraft'' version 1.11.
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!''Minecraft'' version
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!Pixelmon version
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|style="text-align:center"|1.12.2
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|style="text-align:center"|6.0+
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|-
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|style="text-align:center"|1.10.2
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|style="text-align:center"|5.1.2
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|-
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|style="text-align:center"|1.8.9
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|style="text-align:center"|4.3.1
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|-
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|style="text-align:center"|1.8
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|style="text-align:center"|4.1.4
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|-
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|style="text-align:center"|1.7.10
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|style="text-align:center"|3.5.1
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|}
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[[File:ForgeInstaller.png|thumb|right|The Forge installer]]
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==Forge installation== <!--T:5-->
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#Go to [https://files.minecraftforge.net this page], and find the latest build (at the top).
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#*''Note: Due to the age of the current ''recommended'' build, use ''latest''. It is stable with Pixelmon.''
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#Click either "Windows Installer" (if on Windows) or "Installer" (macOS/Linux).
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#The downloaded file is an automatic installer. Run it, select "Install client" and then click "OK".
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#When the Forge installation is done, open the ''Minecraft'' launcher.
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#Click the "Installations" tab on the header bar of the launcher.
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#There should now be a Forge profile listed. Check if it's there.
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#*''Note: If no Forge profile shows up (or it is outdated), follow these steps first:''
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##If no Forge profile is present, click "Add new". If an older profile is present, click that instead.
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##Find the drop-down menu labeled "Version" and select your new Forge version.
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##Save your profile.
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#Click on the tab "Play".
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#Click the arrow underneath the "PLAY" button.
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#Select your new Forge profile and then click "PLAY".
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#Check the bottom-left corner of the main menu. You should see the Forge version you installed.
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#Close ''Minecraft'' and move on to Pixelmon installation. ''Minecraft'' should not be open while installing mods.
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==Pixelmon installation== <!--T:6-->
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[[File:Minecraftlauncherbuttons.png|thumb|300px|The ''Minecraft'' launcher profile editor. Sections and buttons that are important for installing Forge and Pixelmon are outlined in blue.]]
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#Download the latest version of Pixelmon Reforged.
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#*''Note: If the mod's file size is significantly below 300MB, it may be corrupt. Try re-downloading it, if so.''
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#Open the ''Minecraft'' launcher.
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#Click the "Installations" tab on the header bar of the launcher.
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#Click the profile that you installed Forge into.
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#Find the text box labeled "Game directory", and click the green arrow to the right of it.  
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#*''Note: You can also navigate to the shown path using a file manager (such as File Explorer or Finder).''
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#In the game directory, look for a folder named <code>mods</code>. Forge should have created one.
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#*''Note: If no <code>mods</code> folder is present, refresh your view (try the F5 key). If that fails, create one.
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#Place the downloaded Pixelmon file inside the <code>mods</code> folder.
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#*'''Warning: Do not extract or otherwise edit the downloaded .jar file. Copy it directly into the folder.'''
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#Save your profile.
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#Click on the "Play" Tab. Start the game.
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#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-->
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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]].
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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.
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==Video tutorials== <!--T:10-->
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===macOS===
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This is a guide to installing Pixelmon through the default Minecraft launcher. 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 instead.

This guide assumes that you have already purchased and installed the Java edition of Minecraft. If you do not have this version of Minecraft installed, you will need to do so before installing Pixelmon.

Installation requirements

  • A paid copy of the Java edition of Minecraft. You can purchase Minecraft at minecraft.net after creating or logging into a Mojang account.
    • Only the Java edition can run Pixelmon. Other editions (Pocket, Windows 10, console releases) cannot run Forge mods such as 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 it can be used on both clients and servers. A smaller "-server" .jar is also available, which is missing assets that a server would never use. The server file only works on 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 6.0+
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. Go to this page, and find the latest build (at the top).
    • Note: Due to the age of the current recommended build, use latest. It is stable with Pixelmon.
  2. Click either "Windows Installer" (if on Windows) or "Installer" (macOS/Linux).
  3. The downloaded file is an automatic installer. Run it, select "Install client" and then click "OK".
  4. When the Forge installation is done, open the Minecraft launcher.
  5. Click the "Installations" tab on the header bar of the launcher.
  6. There should now be a Forge profile listed. Check if it's there.
    • 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 on the tab "Play".
  8. Click the arrow underneath the "PLAY" button.
  9. Select your new Forge profile and then click "PLAY".
  10. Check the bottom-left corner of the main menu. You should see the Forge version you installed.
  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 300MB, it may be corrupt. Try re-downloading it, if so.
  2. Open the Minecraft launcher.
  3. Click the "Installations" tab on the header bar of the launcher.
  4. Click the profile that you installed Forge into.
  5. 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 manager (such as File Explorer or Finder).
  6. In the game directory, look for a folder named mods. Forge should have created one.
    • Note: If no mods folder is present, refresh your view (try the F5 key). If that fails, create one.
  7. Place the downloaded Pixelmon file inside the mods folder.
    • Warning: Do not extract or otherwise edit the downloaded .jar file. Copy it directly into the folder.
  8. Save your profile.
  9. Click on the "Play" Tab. Start the game.
  10. 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