How to Install Pixelmon (Updated 2017)

The quickest and most efficient way to install Pixelmon for any version of Minecraft.


You will need a paid version of Minecraft to follow this guide as well as a computer with 2GB of free RAM

Pixelmon Compatability

Pixelmon is compatible with the following versions of Minecraft:

  • 1.10.2
  • 1.8.9
  • 1.8
  • 1.7.10

Minecraft version 1.10.2 and Pixelmon version 5.1.2 are recommended as the other versions are not updated.

Forge Installation

We are going to install Pixelmon using Forge

Use the Pixelmon Download Page to choose the right version of Forge based on your Minecraft Version

Once you have downloaded the Forge Installer, double-click on the installer and run as "client"

When Forge installation has completed, open your Minecraft launcher

At the very top select Launch Options

You will either need to add a new profile or edit an existing one

forge install picture

From the drop down box that says Version you should selected the option named after the Forge installation you just installed.

Save your profile

Now go ahead and start up Minecraft. It should load with no problems.

We are done, but before you proceed, you should double check the bottom left corner of the main menu and make sure the version of Forge you downloaded is showing. If so, you have installed Forge correctly.

Now we are ready to install Pixelmon

You are almost ready to start playing the best Pokemon Minecraft mod ever!

Pixelmon Installation

Note: Minecraft must be closed to proceed with Pixelmon installation

Okay to start off we need to download the version of Pixelmon that is compatible with your version of Minecraft by going here.

minecraft pokemon install launcher

Next open the Minecraft launcher and select the profile that you just installed Forge with.

Find the game directory box and click on the green arrow next to it to open the Minecraft game directory folder. You could also use Windows Explorer but for the sake of simplicity, we will just do this.

In the game directory, you should see a folder named mods. If not, just create it.

Copy and paste the Pixelmon jar file inside the mods folder.

Hit the Save button

Switch to any other tab and start Minecraft

Pixelmon should now be installed! To double check check the Mods section in the main menu. You should see Pixelmon listed there as well as any other mods that you have installed.