This is a tutorial for people who are playing Pixelmon for the first time and don't know how to play. It covers everywhere from just starting out, to crafting your first pokeball.
Welcome to the World of PixelmonDon't bother crafting a sword when playing with this mod because, with the exception of dungeon spawners, normal mobs won't spawn. Replacing them is a large, and constantly growing, roster of pokemon. Upon spawning in a new world, or for the first time on a server. The player is greeted with a screen welcoming them to a mod. Clicking through it, the next screen will give you a selection of starter Pokemon to choose from, including Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil, Treecko, Mudkip, Torchic, Turtwig, Piplup, Chimchar, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig, Chespin, Froakie, and Fennekin. -Choose your starter Pokemon, and proceed to the next section of the guide.
The Pixelmon Hud
The Pixelmon overlay GUI will be at the left-side of your screen. By default, it is maximized and will show the gender, level, and health of the Pokémon in your party. It may be minimized by pressing the "O" key in the default config. When minimized it will only show the sprites of the Pokemon in your party. To scroll forward on your Party you press "]" and "[" to scroll backward. The "R" key sends out the currently selected Pokémon. You may have any number of Pokemon out at once.
Please note: If an NPC begins a battle with you, your first Pokemon will always be the top unfainted Pokemon in the list. You will need to initiate the battle by throwing your currently selected Pokemon at the trainer or wild Pokemon in order to begin a battle with the selected Pokemon. You may reorder your party at a PC.
You have two choices when first starting a new world. The first is to explore the world, looking for a Pokemon center. The second is to strike the earth, and mine until you find the diamond required to craft a Healing Table. (Please Note: Healing tables are not dropped when mined, so please be sure about where you wish to place it.) Mining and the ores found will be explained later in this guide although the crafting of the Healing Table and other machines will not be covered.
Pokemon centers will be large buildings with a higher chance to spawn in flatter areas. There are many different Pokemon centers to be found, although there are two main types. The small Pokemon center has a one block wide entrance, four healing machines, and two PC's on either side of the counter, along with some tables and chairs for trainers to relax in. Large Pokemon centers are found less frequently. They have a two block wide entrance, and two floors. On the first floor, there are four healing machines, two PC's, and a trainer relaxation area. The second floor houses two trading machines. Both types of Pokemon centers are lit by redstone lamps, although due to a bug, some of them are not always powered.
On your way to finding a Pokemon center, make sure to grab some Apricorns. They grow as little berries on the tops of Apricorn Trees and can be harvested by right clicking on the tree. The Apricorn will grow back sometime later. The tree may be broken, yielding an oak log, This is not advised.
Setting up Shop
There are currently no PokeMarts in the game, so you're going to have to craft pokeballs yourself. For this ,you're going to need to go mining for some iron. While mining you'll run into a new ore called Bauxite, which can be smelted in a furnace to obtain Aluminium You don't need it to make a Pokeball, but you will need it for some machines such as the PC and the Healer. Once you have a decent amount of iron, return to the surface and craft the following. One Anvil, at least five Iron Disks, at least five Pokeball Disks, an Iron Hammer, and at least five Stone Buttons. The crafting recipes can be found both below, and at their respective pages.
Crafting a Pokeball
In order to craft a Pokeball you're going to have to have placed down your anvil. Once you've done so right click on it with a Pokeball Disk or an Iron Disk to begin the crafting process. Hold left click with the hammer, to hammer the disk into shape, this will use one use on the hammer for each stage of progression. Once the disc won't get anymore round, right click to take it off. Do this with all your Iron Disks and Pokeball Disks.
Once this is done they may be crafted together like so (The recipie is shapeless so you can do it in your inventory crafting.):
This is as far as this guide goes. As some last notes, Battling works the same as in any Pokemon game, and wild pokemon will heal to full every time they exit a battle unfeinted.
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