From Pixelmon Generations

Installation requirements

  • A paid copy of the computer edition of Minecraft. This is the version that is obtained by purchasing Minecraft at 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.


  • If Minecraft is currently running, quit out of it before installing anything.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Forge installation

  1. Go to this page, and find the latest build (as shown to the right).

Note: Recommended is currently broken -- you may get rendering crashes. Forge 2751 and up fix this.

  1. Click either "Windows Installer" (if on Windows) or "Installer" (macOS/Linux).
  2. The downloaded file is an automatic installer. Run it, select "Install client" and then click "OK".

Note: If you plan to use an alternative launcher, you may need to change the folder it installs to first.

  1. When the Forge installation is done, open the Minecraft launcher.
  2. Click the "Launch Options" tab on the header bar of the launcher.
  3. 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Note: If no Forge profile shows up (or it is outdated), follow these steps first: If no Forge profile is present, click "Add new". If an older profile is present, click that instead.
Find the drop-down menu labeled "Version" and select your new Forge version.
Save your profile.

  1. Click any other tab, such as "News".
  2. Click the arrow to the right of the "PLAY" button.
  3. Select your new Forge profile and then click "PLAY".
  4. Check the bottom-left corner of the main menu. You should see the Forge version you installed.
  5. Close Minecraft and move on to Pixelmon installation. Minecraft should not be open while installing mods.

Pixelmon installation

  1. Download the latest version of Pixelmon Generations.
  2. Open the Minecraft launcher.
  3. Click the "Launch Options" 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).

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Save your profile.
  2. Click any other tab, such as "News". Start the game.
  3. Check the "Mods" section on the main menu. If Pixelmon is listed here, it was installed correctly. Have fun!