The Pokemon Company Shuts Down Popular Fan Mod Pixelmon

A popular mod for Minecraft has been shut down, according to the front page of Pixelmon, a Pokemon mod. Launching in 2012, the mod allowed you to capture, battle, and train Pokemon. The entire experience was there, with battling other trainers, as well as breeding, was included!

It’s Been a Gréat Ride

With much sadness, but keeping all our fond memories, we must announce that Pixelmon is ending its development. We have had a great time making this mod and creating such a wonderful community but after a request from the Pokémon company we will be shutting our doors. I’m sorry for the disappointment this will cause but let’s remember all the great times we had playing Pixelmon, discussing Pokémon, making awesome things inside this mod and everything else that we’ve done.

All good things come to an end eventually and now is our time. However there are always more things to do, to be a part of and to enjoy. Keep going out there to find fun projects to be a part of and other great things to invest your time and enthusiasm into.

I know the community is upset, this is a sad situation but this is what happens when a company’s IP is at stake in the eyes of the business. Who knows, this could very well resurge in the future stronger than ever.