How to Install Pixelmon 5.0.2

Last updated on March 20th, 2017.

Now, for one of my more basic posts: How to install Pixelmon! Even though Pixelmon is one of the most amazing and complex mods that developers have to offer, it can be annoying and very complicated to download for those who don’t even know where to begin. So, want to play Pixelmon, but have no idea where to begin? Well I’ll be teaching you how to install Pixelmon on Windows, and even how to install Pixelmon on Mac. Whether you make mods for a living or have never downloaded one on your computer, simply follow this guide for instructions on how to download, install, and get started with the great Pixelmon mod.

If you want to set up your own Pixelmon 5.0.2 server, check out our How to Make a Pixelmon Server guide.

 

Method 1 – The Easy Way

This method is best for those who have no or little experience with mods, and who don’t need to customize the mod or add anything on top of Pixelmon. This method will be using the Instant Pixelmon Mod Pack, which is technic launcher based, meaning you won’t have to download many files or mess with your computer at all! This method should work on both PC and Mac, so here’s how to begin:

The screenshots following will be on a Mac OS X computer, but the same idea goes for Windows as well. Click a screenshot to expand.

  1. Get the Technic Launcher: This pack is used to install and play many modpacks easily, such as Tekkit, or Feed the Beast. If you already have this pack, you can skip to step two of this method.
    • Head over to the TechnicPack website, at this link
    • Click either “Windows“, “OSX“, or “Linux“, depending on which operating system you use
    • Locate and open the file that just downloaded
    • Log into your Minecraft account when prompted
  2. How to Install Pixelmon ModpackThese next few steps are for the recently updated “Technic Launcher 4.0” with a new design and more features.
    • Once you open the launcher, click the “Modpacks” tab on the top of the window
    • Enter “Instant Pixelmon” in the Search Bar on the left-hand side (if nothing appears, restart the launcher)
    • Click “Install” in the bottom right-hand corner of the window
    • Wait for the mod to load; This could take some time, depending on the strength of your internet connection
    • Now, the mod should be loaded on the left-hand sidebar of the window, along with other pre-loaded modpacks
  3. Playing Pixelmon
    • After clicking “Play” in the bottom right-hand corner of the window, Minecraft should open (may take a few seconds)
    • The mods should be loaded, along with some extra goodies like a Minimap, and serveral fantastic servers already loaded under “Multiplayer”

 

Method 2 – The Hard Way

This method is great for those who would like to know how to install pixelmon, own a Windows or Mac computer, and have used/installed mods before, or who would like to customize the mod and/or layer more mods on top of Pixelmon. You will need administrator permission on your computer, or at least be able to download and explore files on the computer.

  1.  Installing Forge: Forge is a mod loader that many mods require to run. If you already have Forge installed, you may skip to Step 2.
    • Go to this link and download the version of Forge that works with the version of Pixelmon you would like to install
      • For Pixelmon 3.0.4, download Forge for Minecraft 1.6.4; for Pixelmon 3.2.9+, download Forge for Minecraft 1.7.10
    • Download Minecraft (if not already installed), and run the version that you’re installing Forge for atleast once
    • Run the Forge Installer, and install Forge
    • After it finishes installing, open Minecraft and select the profile named “Forge”. Test that it works before proceeding
  2. How to Install Pixelmon on PC: Note- there are a few mods that Pixelmon might conflict with, so it’s best to have all mods cleared before proceeding
    • Download the Pixelmon file here that corresponds to the version of Minecraft/Forge you wish to play with
    • Open the “Run” program in the Start Menu search bar, then type %appdata%
    • Open the folder named “Roaming”, then open the folder named “.minecraft”
    • Locate a folder inside “.minecraft”, named “mods”. Drag or copy the previously downloaded Pixelmon files into this folder. If no such folder exists, create one
    • After completing all previous steps, simply open Minecraft, and attempt to run the Forge profile. Pixelmon should be installed!
    • Optional: You can add other mods to Minecraft by simply placing them inside the “mods” folder. However, make sure they do not conflict with Pixelmon.
  3. How to Install Pixelmon on Mac: Note- there are a few mods that Pixelmon might conflict with, so it’s best to have all mods cleared before proceeding
    • Download the Pixelmon file here that corresponds to the version of Minecraft/Forge you wish to play with
    • Open “Finder”, and on your keyboard press “Command”+”Shift”+”G”
    • Copy and paste this code: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
    • Locate a folder named “mods”. Drag or copy the previously downloaded Pixelmon files into this folder. If no such folder exists, create one
    • After completing all previous steps, simply open Minecraft, and attempt to run the Forge profile. Pixelmon should be installed!
    • Optional: You can add other mods to Minecraft by simply placing them inside the “mods” folder. However, make sure they do not conflict with Pixelmon.

 

Playing Pixelmon

Now that you know how to install pixelmon, you can go ahead and start playing! For a tutorial on how to play, simply visit the official wiki’s tutorial. However, remember that different servers may change different aspects of the mod and Minecraft in general; the wiki is specifically for Single Player. If you’d like to check out different servers, be sure to check out this great list of servers as well!

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53 Responses

  1. DarkEssasin says:

    Thx Omega. What mods dont work with Pixelmon?

  2. GodbeastSlayer says:

    Thx 4 the tutorial, but how do I add other mods?

  3. Archit Gupta says:

    omega thanks for the info. but when i am trying to install the mod pack it gives this error

    The modpack instant pixlemon does not appear to be installed or is corrupt,and is not available for offline play

  4. Thanks!This is actually my first mod.But,I’m attempting a “Modded Survival” with other mods like SimUCraft,Mo’Creatures,Natural disasters,Hamsters,Tekkit,and almost 43 more modsBut,I need a full list of unconpatable mods so if I have any,I will not use them.

  5. TheLunarPrince55 says:

    I tried to do as the directions said,twice, but it didn’t work.please help me.

  6. TheDiamondExplosion says:

    This…is….amazing….

  7. Erin says:

    The pixelmon is
    best thing ever

  8. krisandra says:

    I used the easy way one and it worked, but i was wondering how do you update pixelmon because i want to go on a server but i need 1.8.7 and i only can get 1.7.10

  9. I did the easy way and it worked, i wanted to know how do you update your pixelmon to 1.8.7. pls help, tks

  10. Ash says:

    I can’t seem to find the files for a Mac all I am getting is .exe PC files, can you help?

  11. Turner says:

    It is saying that my version of forge is outdated however im running the latest forge for 1.7.10 :l

  12. Punpin123 says:

    Do you obligatory need Minecraft or does it give you minecraft?

  13. BobbyWolf2002 says:

    you still didn’t tell me how to make a server. can you please tell me how to make a free one? thanks

  14. felipe says:

    I want to get pixolmon

  15. Wendy says:

    This might be a really dumb questions … from the mom of a 10 yr old. Do I need to run the technic launcher each time I want to use the mod?

  16. mJames says:

    I did the easy install and woke fine but when we went back to it, It was gone for some reason so, decided to try the hard way. I’ve downloaded and installed both forge and Pixelmon for Mac with no problem . The pixelmon files that you mention to put in the mods folder- Is it the entire pixelmon folder or are there specific files that need too be in that folder. I put the whole folder in and it’s not working. Please HELP!

  17. VitorPlays14 says:

    I can not enter the server pokematrix

  18. Reign says:

    What do you do if don’t have the folder named mods?/Mac

  19. josh says:

    I performed the easy install without problem. When you click play, minecraft does not load – it just comes back to the technic launcher modpacks page. Help!

    I have minecraft launcher 1.6.48 loaded and it will open and run fine on its own. Can’t get forge profile to download and open correctly, leading me to the technic launcher.
    Running Windows Vista 64-bit Home, SP2 (unfortunately)

  20. Rodney King says:

    How to download 4.1.4 sever

  21. Unknown_Hawkey says:

    It says that my forge is out of date, and i tried logging onto it playing under the latest version and the recommended version. Neither of them seem to fix the problem. Which forge is the server on at the moment?

  22. SplatBall15 says:

    it doesn’t say play in technicpack! can you tell me pls

  23. Hussein says:

    Hi im on mac and when i try to run forge it says i need a java development kit. I dont know what to do and how to use it! thank!

  24. Joana says:

    I performed the easy install without problem. When you click play, minecraft does not load – it just comes back to the technic launcher modpacks page. Help!

    I have minecraft launcher 1.6.48 loaded and it will open and run fine on its own. Can’t get forge profile to download and open correctly, leading me to the technic launcher.

  25. Middelbade says:

    i am on windows but there is no link were would i find that

  26. Toby says:

    Minecraft loads with 1.8.9 on the “Mojang Screen” but then after about 2 minutes crash reports. What do!?!? What DOOOO!?!?

  27. Doomed says:

    I appreciate such a thorough, written, tutorial but I still cant seem to get it to work. Forge just wont install no matter what I do. I have MC 1.10.2 I tried installing Forge numerous times from a few tutes, no installers ever pop up. forge never shows up as the profile name. I’ve selected ‘open’ and ‘save’, I even tried older versions and nothing. Am I just doomed to never have this?

  28. althea says:

    thank you sooo much it helped me alot

  29. Puppy says:

    I’m not sure if anyone knows how to, but does anyone know how to fix the launcher for Technic Platform? I put my username and password in right, and it just won’t work. If this has happened to anyone, please help me figure out what i should do to fix it!

  30. DragonBreath9091 says:

    Do you need to unzip the files?

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