I want to install a Pixelmon server on a Linux.

I have the following files:

  • forge-1.8.9-
  • minecraft_server.1.10.2.jar
  • Pixelmon-1.8.9-4.2.7-universal.jar

I am unable to find a tutorial online to launch the commands necessary.

Is there a tutorial I can follow?

EDIT: I should have specified earlier I needed a "headless" server tutorial.


2 Answers 2


This video should help.

Also you won't need minecraft_server.1.10.2.jar, Forge and

your Pixelmon is 1.8.9, not 1.10.2

  • +1 b/c this was helpful. How come everybody's got a video tutorial these days? Simple blog post would suffice.
    – ray023
    Jul 7, 2016 at 18:08


Pixelmon 4.2 requires 1.8.9 with Forge version or later.


NOTE: I first tried a Basic A0 server but that was not powerful enough

  • Java 1.8 To check the default you can run the following command:

    java -version

If 1.8 is not installed, you can try this link one or this one.

Then, check the version again. To change 1.8 to the default, run this:

sudo update-alternatives --config java


  1. Start with a GUI environment; this is required to get forge file.
  2. Open browser and go to http://files.minecraftforge.net/
  3. Click on the version you need; Pixelmon 4.2 requires 1.8.9. FWIW, I got forge-1.8.9- enter image description here
  4. Get the forge installer jar to a folder on your Linux server; I used ftp
  5. Go to the command line of Linux server
  6. Navigate to the file with forge installer jar file
  7. run the following command:

    sudo java -jar forge-1.8.9- --installServer

  8. Delete installer file if you wish

  9. Run this command to start forge:

    sudo java -jar forge-1.8.9- nogui

NOTE: it will exception out b/c of the eula

  1. Open newly created eula.txt (e.g. sudo nano eula.txt) and set "eula=true"
  2. Navigate to mods folder: cd mods
  3. Get pixelmon file:

sudo wget http://download.nodecdn.net/containers/pixelmon/core/Pixelmon-1.8.9-4.2.7-universal.jar

  1. Re-run forge: sudo java -jar forge-1.8.9- nogui

Credit to this link and MCCCS's answer to get me in the right direction.

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