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Setup and Play a Pixelmon Reforged Server in Minecraft

Last modified on Apr 12, 2022 in modpacks

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How to Make a Pixelmon Server

In vanilla Minecraft, a large number of players enjoy travelling the vast world as well as having their own pets. However after some time, the same pets and world can become repetitive and monotonous. This is where the Pixelmon Reforged modpack comes into play, bringing the ever-loved Pokémon elements into everyday Minecraft exploration. Installing this modpack is very easy with Apex Hosting, so today we’ll cover how to get it installed and get started!


How to Install Pixelmon Server-Side:

  1. Head to the Apex Server Panel, then scroll down to the Jar File section.
  2. Click the menu dropdown, then scroll or search for Pixelmon.
    Pixel Panel Select
  3. Select Pixelmon Reforged, then press Change Version.
  4. It is recommended to create a new world when prompted, to prevent any issues.
    Pixel Change World
  5. Restart the server to load the mod


(Optional) Use Biomes O’ Plenty:

  1. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then press Config Files on the left.
  2. Locate and open the Server Settings section.
  3. Scroll down to the Level Type section.
  4. Replace the level-type with BIOMESOP.
    Pixel Level Type
  5. Press Save and the bottom, create a new world, then restart.


How to Install Pixelmon Client-Side:


Curseforge Launcher:

  1. Download and install the CurseForge launcher from their site here.
  2. When the app is opened, go to Browse Modpacks, then search for Pixelmon.
  3. Click the one named The Pixelmon Modpack, then press Install.
  4. Once it is done, you can return to the My Modpacks section to find the installed pack.
    Pixel Curse Forge
  5. Press Play to start the game with the mod.

Technic Launcher:

  1. Download and install the Technic Launcher from their site here.
  2. Once the app is installed, press the Modpacks option at the top, then search for Pixelmon.
  3. Click on the one named The Pixelmon Modpack, then press Install.
  4. When completed, press Play in the bottom-right to start the game.
    Pixel Technic


Pixelmon Reforged Server Guide:


Pixelmon Overview:

Pixelmon is a modpack that tries to take the gameplay of Pokemon, and add it into minecraft. You can find pokemon, train, level, raise, and befriend EVERY pokemon. You can also configure it to only have a certain amount of pokemon. But there are apricots, and fruits you can collect to make adventuring easier. With maps you can download to have a curated experience or even replay a main title pokemon game in Minecraft ! There are so many reasons you should play pixelmon, but the best one is you can do it with friends ! Yes we even host pixelmon servers !

Pixel starters

Upon spawning in, the first choice you will be given is choosing your first starter Pixelmon. You can choose between fire, water, and grass from each of the main games so far.

As you explore the world, you will find numerous Pixelmon, from smaller Numel up to a gigantic Wailord. Each one is unique and available to catch and train.

Pixel Dex

One of the main goals is to collect every single Pixelmon, filling up the Pokédex to 100% completion. With almost 900 of them, this is no easy task!



Pixel Legendaries

Some of the most impressive Pixelmon are the legendaries. These legendary and mythical creatures are significantly harder to find, but are often much more powerful because of it.

As you complete the Pokédex, searching for them will soon become a difficult task, but trading with other players is a great way to complete it faster.

Battles and Trades:

Another large part of Pixelmon are the battles and trades. As you explore the world, you will encounter many fellow trainers and other Pixelmon, allowing you to battle them for money or resources.

Pixel Battle
Pixel Trade

Additionally, one of the many blocks available in the modpack is the trade machine, allowing you to trade your Pixelmon back and forth with other players. Even if you trade back and forth, this is a great way to fill out each other’s Pokédex.


Pixel Evolve

As your Pixelmon grow with you, they will soon be able to evolve to larger and more powerful forms. Some will evolve at a certain level, some need specific items, and some will even evolve with the aforementioned trade system.



Pixel Tree Thing

In order to catch Pixelmon, you’ll first need to get some Pokéballs. There are a few ways to obtain them, such as through shops, but you can also craft them yourself. Throughout the world you will find Apricorn trees, which is the main ingredient to create the Pokéball shells.

Pixel Crafting
Pixel Crafting

To make a Pokéball, you will first need to create a base using 3 iron and 3 apricorns to make a Pokéball shell of your choice. When that is done, you’ll use the Pixelmon mod’s special anvil and a hammer to hit them into shape. You can then combine the top, bottom, and a button to make a finalized Pokéball!


Buildings and Gyms:

In some areas, such as villages, you will find some buildings, such as the Pokémart and Pokémon Center.

Pixel pokemart

Used to buy different items like Pokéballs, potions, as well as other battle items.

Pokémon Center

Free to use, the Pokémon Center heals your party Pixelmon to full HP.

Pixel gym

In the world, each gym is a different type and will give a different badge. Once you beat the gym leader, you will obtain the badge.



Another interesting mechanic in the Pixelmon Reforged modpack is the inclusion of the breeding system from the main games, with an additional twist. In order to breed Pixelmon, you’ll first need to place a ranch block, then place your desired ‘mons within it.

Pixel Ranch
Pixel Ranch

You will then need to ensure you have a suitable environment for the Pixelmon, which depends on the type. If you have a grass-type, having a grassy area with plants will assist with the process. Once you get an egg, simply walking around with it will allow it to hatch!


IVs and EVs:

When it comes to obtaining a strong Pixelmon, there are two stats that are very important. These are IVs and EVs, which determine a Pixelmon’s stats, sometimes before they are even trained.

Pixel IV

IVs, otherwise known as Individual Values, are determined when a Pixelmon spawns in. If all stats are 31, it is a perfect Pixelmon. IVs can be checked using the /ivs [slot #] command. For example, /ivs 1 will check the first Pixelmon’s IVs.

Pixel EV

EVs, also known as Effort Values, are determined through training and items. Each Pixelmon that is defeated will increase the EVs in a specific stat. Each Pixelmon will start off with 0 until properly trained. A Pixelmon can have a max of 252 in a single stat, or a total of 510. You can check them with /evs [slot #], similar to the previous command.


Common Pixelmon Commands:

/breed [slot#1] [slot#2] - Breeds the two selected pixelmon
/evs [slot#] - Displays the Effort Values of the chosen pixelmon
/freeze - Freeze all pixelmon in place
/givemoney [Playername] [amount] - Give a player a chosen amount of currency
/ivs [slot#] - Displays the Individual Values of the chosen pixelmon
/pokebattle [player1] [player2] {[player3] [player4]} - Begin a battle between 2 or 4 players
/pokegive [playername] [pokemon] - Give a player a specific pixelmon
/pokeheal [playername] - Heal the party of a specific player
/pokespawn [pokemon] [x y z] - Force-spawn a pixelmon at the desired location


Common Issues:

My Server is Stuck Loading:
This often occurs if a pre-existing world was loaded on the server. It is highly recommended to generate a new world when changing to a new modpack to prevent these issues. Alternatively, if a mod was removed, you will need to go to the server console and use /fml confirm to force-start the world.

I get an error when joining the server:
Oftentimes, if a player is unable to join the server, it is because the mod isn’t properly installed on your own computer. Ensure you are using the official Pixelmon modpack to have all of the proper mods installed to join the server.

Biomes O’ Plenty isn’t loading in:
Make sure that the level-type is properly set to BIOMESOP, as the Pixelmon mod is on 1.12.2. If the level type is anything else or a new world isn’t made afterwards, the biomes will not be used properly.

Pixelmon mobs and items aren’t spawning in the server:
The primary cause for this is the server not properly using the modpack. Ensure that the server was switched to Pixelmon Reforged through the panel and restarted.

Helpful Links:

How To Change The Minecraft Server Version
Pixelmon Reforged CurseForge
Pixelmon Reforged Technic

How To Make a Pixelmon Reforged Server With Apex Hosting

  1. Select your server package from our pricing page
  2. On the ‘Configure Your Server’ page, complete the required fields
  3. Under ‘Server Version’, select your version from the dropdown list
  4. Complete the order and your Pixelmon Reforged server will be created instantly