Pixelmon Server Starter Guide


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Dec 25, 2016
Welcome to DavidsCloud Pixelmon server!


With Pixelmon installed and rearing to go, and you've loaded up your beautiful Minecraft scenery, Pokémon will be running around ceaselessly in the green blocky hills. First, a dialog will appear prompting you to pick your starter Pokémon! In Pixelmon we don't have some strange-looking professor giving us our Pokémon. When selected, the Pokémon you chose will appear in your very own party tab, on the left of your screen.

With default controls, O is to change the size of detail in the party bar on the left. Now point in a direction, and press R (again, default keys) and your Pokémon will be thrown out violently in front of you! Look at that little fella', looking at you all beady eyed, that cute little Pokémon.
The Pokémon you send out doesn't have to be the one that's in the first slot of the party tab. If you have more than one Pokémon, press the ↑ & ↓ buttons (by default) to move the Pokémon selector up or down respectively.

Anyway, now let's get to battling! The ultimate trial of violence for fun sport in the Pokémon universe! Challenging a Pokémon or a Trainer to battle is simple – point at the Pokémon, and toss out your Pokémon so the Poké Ball hits the opponent. Sounds easy, huh? Won't be as easy when you're aiming at a fleeing Rattata, but you have fun with that later.

It starts the battle! With the expertly drawn menu at the bottom, you will have interactions with the battle uncannily similar to that of the original games. What a coincidence! You will be given the choice of fighting, using an item from your bag, switching Pokémon, or running for your merry life! Choosing fight will give you the choice of moves to fight your opponent, and that is that.

If you open your inventory you will notice your Pokemon in there you can click on them to view their summary, which shows moves and stats. You can choose to lock their level by clicking on the small L by their level. You can also rename your Pokemon by pressing the R by the name of the Pokemon you wish to change.

To send your Pokemon out to follow you or to engage in battle, press R. To start battle a trainer or another player you can use the R button to throw your pokemon at them, once the Pokemon has made contact with the entity it will start a battle sequence.

If you choose to partake in Pokemon battles , each move type has their own type effectiveness and type matchups can be found here :

Pokemon Balls

Now for the wonders of pokeballs!

Pokeballs can be found in shops or crafted with apricorns; you will need hammers, a pixelmon anvil apricorns, a furnace, stone, iron and a crafting table. Here is an example of how to craft a hammer. You can use other types of items to craft hammers like wood, gold, diamonds or evolution stones.


This is the recipe for a pixelmon anvil you use hammers with this to make discs into lids.

There are 7 types of apricorns that can be found in the wild. The colors include: Black White, Blue, Pink, Green, Yellow, and Red. You can harvest apricorns by right clicking on them when they are fully grown.
Here is an example of a fully grown apricorn


Apricorns recipes for lids and what the pokeballs can do!

Dive Ball: 3.5× catch rate if the Pokémon is in water.

Dusk Ball: 3.5× catch rate in dark places.


Fast Ball: 4× catch rate on Pokémon with 100 base speed or more.

Friend Ball: Sets a captured Pokémon's happiness to 200.

Great Ball: 1.5× catch rate.

Heal Ball: Fully heals HP and status of captured Pokémon.

Heavy Ball: Increased catch rate on heavy Pokémon.

Level Ball: Increased catch rate the lower the wild Pokémon's level is compared to the player's active Pokémon.

Love Ball: 8× catch rate if the wild Pokémon is the same species and opposite gender as the player's active Pokémon.

Lure Ball: 3× on Pokémon found via fishing.

Luxury Ball: Causes the captured Pokémon to gain more happiness from happiness gains.

Moon Ball: 4× catch rate if Pokémon is in an evolutionary family involving a Moon Stone.

Nest Ball: Increased catch rate on lower-leveled Pokémon.

Net Ball: 3× catch rate on Bug and Water-type Pokémon.

Poké Ball: 1× catch rate, most basic Poké Ball.

Premier Ball: Causes the captured Pokémon to emit a red particle effect when sent out.

Quick Ball: 5× catch rate if used on the first turn of a battle.

Repeat Ball: 3× catch rate on species of Pokémon that the player already owns.

Safari Ball: 1.5× catch rate in Plains biomes.

Sport Ball: 1.5× catch rate on Bug-type Pokémon.

Timer Ball: Increased catch rate the longer the battle is.

Ultra Ball: 2× catch rate.


Not Craftable.

Park Ball: Catches Pokémon without fail. [Cannot be crafted]

Master Ball: Catches Pokémon without fail. [Cannot be crafted]

Cherish Ball: 1× catch rate. [Cannot be crafted.]

Beast Ball: 5x catch rate when used on Ultra Beasts. 0.1x for everything else. [Cannot be crafted]

Useful Commands!

/gts , /gts sell
Gts is a global player market, you can use /gts sell to list items and /gts to browse the wares. For more information on the global trade system refer to this link: https://pixelmonmod.com/wiki/index.php?title=Global_Trade_Station

/sethome , /delhome , /home
You can use these commands to set your home, delete your homes, and travel to your homes. Every player has access to an unlimited amount of homes!

Wonder trade, is a wonderful thing. Do you have any unwanted pokemon? If the answers yes then use the command /wt [pixelmon slot] to throw your Pokemon into wonder trade, once you’ve done that you will receive a random Pokemon in return. It could even be a shiny or a legendary if there are any in the system! You can check this by paying attention to the wonder trade chat notification ingame!

The spawn command is simple and returns you to the main spawn!
/ivs , /evs
The iv and ev commands allow you to check the iv or ev stats of a specific pokemon.

The tradesim command allows you to run a trade simulation with yourself, so you are able to evolve any pesky Pokemon that need to be traded to evolve, this will lower the risk of that mean person stealing your pokemon!

The gift command allows you send Pokemon to other players, but be warned this is done for free and you will receive nothing in return.

So now you have all this information, what are you gonna do with it? Well for starters, you can partake on a journey between towns. Just follow the road out of the main spawn, battling trainers along the way. Once you reach a town there are gyms ran by gym leaders[players or npcs]. You can challenge them for badges!

Town Information!

Starter Town

The Starter city is the first city you will see. It will have a basic pokemon center with a pokemon mart. It will also have a proffessors lab and a few special npcs scattered in houses.

Azul City



Final Notes!

Once you’ve collected all the badges you will be able to challenge the elite 4, and if you’ve made it this far you could become the next champion!

If the battling life isn’t for you, you can also use /rtp (Random teleport) to be sent out into the vast wilds of pixelmon, since there is no world border you can explore infinitely!

You can set up a small town and try to attract players, you could make structures and fancy farms! If your town passes regulations you may even be able to start a gym yourself!

If you find yourself running out of materials, there is a mining portal at /spawn that resets every month, so you will be able to get materials to your wits end!

If you find yourself lacking money, you can farm and sell ores, breed and sell Pokemon on the global trade system, mine and sell cleaned fossils, battle the daily trainers, or hunt for win trainers, or sell pixelmon items, or farm boss towers. (found in swamps)

Well if you’re still trying to find stuff to do, you can partake in the events held every weekend, as well as random events set up by our admins!


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