Pixelmon Johto - Pokemon's Johto & Kanto recreated

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The aim of this modded map follows that of the main series games. Go through Johto, collecting all 8 badges, encounter and defeat Team Rocket, battle your rival, Silver, explore the world for items and events, catch Pokemon, and defeat the Elite Four. From there, you can access Kanto, and defeat the original 8 gym leaders. Finally, the ultimate trainer, Red, awaits to battle again atop Mt. Silver.


This map uses and requires the Pixelmon Reforged mod. 


If you prefer, this map also has a Technic pack you can find by going to this link, or by searching for "Pixelmon Johto - Jond" in the modpacks section, and will configure the map automatically.



This map includes hundreds of trainers to battle, hundreds of NPCs to talk to, and the main-line story brought to you through tens of thousands of commands via the datapack, making for some pretty awesome features you won't find anywhere else. The map is both Singleplayer and Multiplayer compatible, so you can play solo or use the map in a server to play with your friends! Server plugins may break the map, so I recommend a forge-only server for Multiplayer!


On your journey to defeat all 16 gyms and become the strongest trainer, you can listen to route-specific music based off the original games. Fight Team Rocket and your rival, Silver. View where you are live on a Town Map. Catch different Pokemon based on the route, time of day, and even the weekday. See how many battles you can win in a row at the Battle Tower. Log your Championships with statues in the Hall of Fame. Explore the mythical events of Celebi and Arceus. Find and use Mega Stones. Go on a Bug Catching Contest. Pick your perfect Safari Zone biomes for Pokemon from different generations. Re-battle more powerful Gym Leaders. Hatch custom Pokemon eggs. Use custom-command Hidden Moves, and much, much, more! I guess you'll just have to see it all for yourself.


Version 3.1 Trailer:


Version 3.0 Trailer:



Version 2.0 Trailer


Version 1.0 Trailer:



Map Content Information:

If you're curious where X item is or Y Pokemon should be able to spawn, etc, much of the specific information regarding the map can be found in this spreadsheet below:

Johto data spreadsheet


Version Information:

Please note: As Pixelmon and Minecraft updates, I guarantee this map will break in some way or another. Please use the recommended links to play this map!


 Currently the map is on:

Johto V4.0 - [Minecraft 1.16.5, Pixelmon 9.1.3]
Built on Forge version 1.16.5-36.2.34 (Direct Download)


If you'd like to go back to an older version of the map, the Pixelmon and Minecraft versions are listed in the title of each download on the files page! The previous version looks like:
Johto V3.2.4 - [Minecraft 1.12.2, Pixelmon 8.2.0]



Newer Pixelmon Reforged versions will not work with these legacy map versions, unless you can find or have the proper old old Pixelmon versions.
Version 2.0.2 - [Minecraft 1.8, Pixelmon 4.0.6]
Version 1.5 - [Minecraft 1.7.10, Pixelmon 3.3.8]



Resource Pack

This map uses a bunch of custom textures and music to enhance the experience. If you are playing singleplayer, add the "Pixelmon Johto 3.2 Resource Pack.zip" file from the download to your resourcepacks folder and enable in-game. If you are hosting or joining a server with this map, the resource pack can be found in the downloadable file, or download the resource pack below.

Version 4.0.2 Resource Pack (direct link)

This pack comes with the map! If you need to link your friends the resource pack for a server feel free to use that!

Version 4.0.2 Music Pack (direct link)

Optional but enhances the map experience!




Included in the map download is a readme.txt file for both singleplayer maps and multiplayer servers. I also created a video tutorial you can watch here:

Please note: The specific versions are out-of-date, use the versions in the ReadMe text file with the downloads or in the title of the file here on Curseforge! This tutorial is for the 1.12 version:




This map has undergone years of work spanning across over half a decade. See how it has evolved!


Overworld Map


Official Let's Play:






If you're having issues with the map, try running the command "/trigger info" in Minecraft and reading the info the command generates in chat. The most common issues, usually shown in red, should be explained in some form or attempted to be fixed via this function! The points it generates:

1) Shows your map version.
2) Ensures spawn chunks, the specific chunks that contain the blocks that run the commands of the map, are loaded.
3) Checks if the Pixelmon mod itself is installed.
4) Ensures a player isn't in a dialogue (that could disable specific features while active, should reactivate features afterwards).

5) Checks if command blocks are enabled on your world/server. If #5 is not missing and #2 is green, command blocks are disabled.


If you have questions or issues, feel free to message me on my Discord server!