Starter Guide

Before you start your adventure, make sure to check /menu for a quick list of our most popular perks, custom features and important commands!
Also, don’t forget to claim some free items to begin your journey using /dailies and supporting the server using /vote.


Upon joining one of our server, you will select a starter to accompany you in your journey, if you’re new to the Pixelmon world, you probably will be wondering what to do. Some basics to bear in mind are:
  • Press the R button to send out the Pokémon you have selected in the GUI at the left side of your screen.
  • To challenge a wild Pokémon or NPC trainer to a battle, you will need to aim at them and press R (make sure to aim at the hitbox, which you can view pressing the F3 and B buttons simultaneously).
  • To switch between Pokémon in your party, use the up and down arrow keys.

Train & Explore

Now that you know the basic controls to guide yourself through your adventure, you will find that there are no wild Pokémon in the Spawn. That’s because you need to leave the spawn! To do this, run /rtp to be whisked away somewhere in the open. From here you will find Pokemon of varying levels. It will be up to you to find some weaker ones to train against.
Once you have trained your starter up to a decent level (maybe, if you grinded a lot, it will be in its evolved form!), you can go and travel to the wild to catch some other Pokémon to complete your team, or even start building a base of your own! In any case, you can use the command /rtp to teleport to a random location in the wilderness, where you will find new Pokémon and biomes to settle yourself.
Note that there is a 10 minute cool down on /rtp.
Note: In order for the Pokémon to spawn, you will need to stay in the selected area for some time (some seconds, generally).

Claim Land

At this point, you might have started building a base or a house somewhere in the wild. In this case, you could be worried about protecting your belongings and your base itself. To do so, you need to claim the land or area where your base is settled, following these steps:
  • First, you will need to claim a Claim Wand that has been included in your starter kit.
  • Then, holding the Land Wand in your main hand, right click two opposite corners of the area you wish to protect or claim as yours.
  • Once you have done all of this, everything will be protected and inaccessible for any other players.
    • A good way to check if you have done it correctly is holding a stick in your main hand and right clicking the ground; if you see some gold and glowstone blocks appear on the ground as the corners, congratulations, the process has worked and you are safe and sound!
    • In addition to that, you can also check your current claims using the command /claimlist, which will display information about all of your current claims (like coordinates, for example, in case you need them).
What happens if you want to let another player have access to your claim? As a precaution and advice, it’s recommended that you only use this feature with people you are confident that you can trust. To grant access to one of your claims (the one you’re standing on), you will need to use the command /trust name (e.g. /trust austin4195), and to revoke it, you will need to use /untrust name (e.g. /untrust austin4195).
Another thing to keep in mind is that, sadly, you aren’t able to teleport to your claims (at least, not in a strict sense). However, what you can do is set a home in a spot near or on the claim, which you can do using the command /sethome name (e.g. /sethome base). Once you have set a home, you can always use the command /home name (e.g. /home base) to teleport to that particular location!
Finally, through your adventure, it’s possible that you might want to delete a claim you no longer use (or you might even want to delete them all!). In order to do so, you can use the command /abandonclaim to delete a single claim you are standing on, and the command /abandonallclaims to delete all of your claims.
For more details, check out Land Claiming!


Coins are the main currency used on the server for any economic transaction. You can use it for:
  • Purchasing any of the items and blocks listed in the catalog of the shop, which you can access using the command /shop.
  • Purchasing items and blocks from other players across the server using the command /market.
  • Spending this money in the Game Corner
  • Purchase Additional Claim Blocks
  • Purchase Rank-ups
In PokeHills, we have many possible ways to make some money, like:
  • Answering Trivia questions correctly.
  • Defeating wild Pokémon.
  • Defeating NPC Trainers
  • Trying your luck at the Game Corner
  • Selling Pokemon using /sts (note that this is locked to a higher rank and is not available right away)
  • Join our Discord server, the best, easiest and fastest way for communication, support and to keep track of the latest announcements and updates (click here to get an invitation).
  • Support our server purchasing some custom items, like shiny tokens, shiny eggs, master keys, among many others, in our store accessible here!
  • You can also support our server by voting, having the chance to get awesome and useful rewards!
  • Don’t know how to craft Poké Balls? No worries, this guide will help you out and get you started!
  • How does breeding work on Pixelmon? Visit this wiki page to know more about breeding!
  • You got an orb and don’t know what to do with it? Check this tutorial and get a legendary bird in no time!
  • Where and when do legends spawn? Visit this page for information on every legendary Pokémon!

Final Words

This information can be a lot to handle and might be overwhelming, or sometimes hard to get the grasp of in a first approach. Don’t worry, that’s what we’re for! If you have any kind of question or doubt related to PokeHills itself, or if you need help in general with Pixelmon, Minecraft, the Installation process, or anything related, you can always ask in our Discord server or in game, depending on the situation. I’m pretty sure our amazing and nice community and the staff itself will be more than happy to lend you a hand, so don’t hesitate to do so!
So, trainer, what will you choose to do in PokeHills? Will you be the one that defeats the 6 Gym Leaders? Will you be the one to catch ’em all, the absolute PokéDex Master? Will you be the one that masters all of the 18 unique skills? Will you be the richest player on the whole server? Imagination is the only limit, trainer, remember! Whatever path you follow or goals you set, I wish you the best for your journey, have fun!