Playing Minecraft is a lot of fun, but sometimes it can get a little lonely. Whether you’re playing it singleplayer or you’re the only one in your friend group who can be bothered to dig for diamonds, you may sometimes want to have a companion with you.
Minecraft already has dogs, but what if you can add more companions – about 900 of them? You can do that and more with Pixelmon, a mod that marries Minecraft with Nintendo’s popular series, Pokemon.
Pixelmon has been around for a long time, with its first release coming out in 2012. Back then, you could only pick from the first generation’s starters; Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander. Now, they’re accompanied by Pokemon from all kinds of generations and regions in a huge fan project.
As you might expect from a Pokemon mod, Pixelmon lets you battle and catch wild Pokemon to fill up your Pokedex. However, the mod goes a lot deeper than that.
For starters, you can use your Pokemon to duel other players. This makes Pixelmon a fantastic mod if you want to catch, level up, and battle your monsters with your friends and family. You can also download Pixelmon battle arena worlds for a truly immersive experience.
Pixelmon also takes inspiration from different Pokemon games and bundles them all into one mod. For instance, you may encounter a Boss Pokemon that’s somewhat similar to the ones you find in Pokemon Go. And if you want to harness the power of Mega Evolutions, Z-Crystals, and Dynamax, Pixelmon has those, too.
Any competitive Pokemon player knows the power of breeding, Effort Values, and Individual Values to squeeze out every point of potential from their monsters. Fortunately, Pixelmon also has all of those added into the mod, so you can get serious about battling if that takes your fancy.
And if you’re new to Pokemon, Pixelmon has a questing system that teaches you the basics of the game. The quests range from finding a village to capturing some of the most iconic legendary Pokemon from the series.
If you’re interested, head over to the Pixelmon Modpack on the Curseforge website and download the mod today. And don’t forget; be sure to catch ‘em all!