Nintendo drops the hammer on Pixelmon, a Pokemon mod for Minecraft


Or pickaxe, if you prefer

The popular Pokémonmod featuring over 520 Pokémon is coming to an end after four years. In the latest update, the Pixelmon Team sadly announced that “after a request from the Pokémon company we will be shutting our doors.” Development on the mod has come to an end, but people are continuing to share what’s been made so far and I doubt Nintendo/The Pokemon Company will be able to fully clean out the entire internet of it.

Nintendo in the past year has taken down Pokémon Uranium, AnotherMetroid II Remake, and a Tokyo Mario Kart attraction. In each case Nintendo soon after announced something where the existence of those items would negatively affect sales, including official Pokémongames, an official Metroid II remake, and the inclusion of a Mario Kartattraction at the upcoming Nintendo World section at Universal Studios Japan.

An administrator by the name Isi told Kotaku that they were expecting it to come eventually, “Especially now, with mind of an Pokémon game in-dev for the Switch.” Another possibility is thatNintendo could be planning to release an official Pokémon expansion to the Switch version of Minecraft.

I’m not an expert on Minecraft, but it seems like there is an uncountable number of mods out there including licensed ones. Even as someone who hasn’t played the game I have seen just about every licensed character on Earth in Minecraft form. The Superheroes Unlimited Mod, as an example, still seems to be going along without any cease & desists.

It’s been a great ride [Pixelmon Mod]