How to Get Poké Balls in Pixelmon

So many types of Poke Balls! Use this guide to see how to craft them in Pixelmon.

Pixelmon is a popular mod for the famous game Minecraft. It is one of the oldest mods available but has been consistently updated, with new content being added on a semi-regular basis. The latest official release was even made available after Minecraft's 1.16 Nether Update! Today, we'll be covering how to get all the different types of Poké Balls in Pixelmon.

How to Get Poké Balls in Pixelmon

The most complicated thing about Poké Balls is that each Poké Ball requires a different recipe, but only for the lid. Still, making them is a simple process. We'll first explain how to craft them and then provide the full recipe list of each Poké Ball type.

Note: You will have to scroll to the bottom of this guide to obtain the following Poké Balls, as they cannot be obtained through traditional crafting: Master Ball, Cherish Ball, GS Ball, and Park Ball.

Crafting

Crafting a Poké Ball is easy if you have the right materials. To begin the process, you'll need to make sure you have the following tools and items ready.

  • Pixelmon Anvil (This is NOT the same as a Minecraft Anvil. It has a different recipe. You can see how to craft a Pixelmon Anvil here.)
  • Furnace
  • Crafting Table
  • Hammer (A Hammer of any material can be used).
  • Three Apricorns of the colors used for the Poké Ball you want to make. (eg. three red Apricorns for a normal Poké Ball)
  • Three Iron Ingots or Three Aluminum Ingots
  • One Stone Button (not Wood)

Step Zero: Obtain the Apricorns

Note: If you already have all the components listed above, go ahead and skip to Step One.

Apricorns can be obtained in Pixelmon in a similar manner that they are obtained in recent Pokémon games. There are Apricorn Trees placed sporadically throughout Forest Biomes. Each tree spawns at the same rate. The following list contains each type of biome that can spawn Apricorn Trees.

  • Birch Forest
  • Birch Forest Hills
  • Birch Forest Hills M
  • Birch Forest M
  • Cold Taiga
  • Cold Taiga Hills
  • Cold Taiga M
  • Extreme Hills+
  • Extreme Hills+ M
  • Forest
  • Forest Hills
  • Flower Forest
  • Mega Taiga
  • Mega Taiga Hills
  • Mega Spruce Taiga
  • Redwood Taiga Hills M
  • Roofed Forest
  • Roofed Forest M
  • Taiga
  • Taiga Hills
  • Taiga M

Since the trees all spawn at the same rate, none of them are designated to specific biomes.

An alternative method to obtain Apricorns (but generally less productive) is to use a Bug or Grass Pixelmon's Forage Ability on leaves.

Related: How to Craft an Anvil in Pixelmon - Pro Game Guides

Step One: Cook the Apricorns.

Smelt the Apricorns in the Furnace to change them from Apricorns to Cooked Apricorns. This is a necessary step to craft Poké Balls only. Any other recipe that requires Apricorns will require them to be uncooked/unsmelted.

Step Two: Craft the Poké Ball Components.

How to craft the Poke Ball Discs in Pixelmon

  • Discs
    1. On the Crafting Table, lay the three Cooked Apricorns in a row to make the Poké Ball Discs.
    2. On the Crafting Table, lay the three Iron Ingots in a row to make the Aluminum/Iron Discs.

An Anvil in Pixelmon.

  • Halves
    1. Place the Poké Ball Disc on the Anvil and use your Hammer to hit it until it becomes rounded and looks like a half-circle. This is the top half of the Poké Ball.
    2. Place the Aluminum/Iron Disc on the Anvil and use your Hammer to hit it until it becomes rounded and looks like half a circle. This is the bottom half of the Poké Ball.

Step Three: Craft the Poké Ball.

How to craft the poke balls in Pixelmon.

In a single column, place the components in this order from top to bottom:

  1. Top Half (the colored half)
  2. Stone Button
  3. Bottom Half (the aluminum half)

Once you do this, you'll have a shiny new Poké Ball at your disposal! Go out and catch some Pixelmon!

Recipes

The list below provides the recipe for the top disc of each type of Poké Ball. The only component being changed is the top half. Everything else remains the same for each one, including the smelting and crafting process.

  • Dive Ball Disc: Cooked Blue Apricorn Cooked Pink Apricorn | Cooked Blue Apricorn
  • Dusk Ball Disc: Cooked Green Apricorn Cooked Black Apricorn Cooked Green Apricorn
  • Fast Ball Disc: Cooked Red Apricorn Cooked Yellow Apricorn Cooked Red Apricorn
  • Friend Ball Disc: Cooked Red Apricorn | Cooked Yellow Apricorn | Cooked Green Apricorn
  • Great Ball Disc: Cooked Blue Apricorn | Cooked Red Apricorn | Cooked Blue Apricorn
  • Heal Ball Disc: Cooked White Apricorn | Cooked Pink Apricorn | Cooked White Apricorn 
  • Heavy Ball Disc: Cooked Blue Apricorn | Cooked Blue Apricorn | Cooked Blue Apricorn
  • Level Ball Disc: Cooked Yellow Apricorn | Cooked Red Apricorn | Cooked Black Apricorn 
  • Love Ball Disc: Cooked Pink Apricorn | Cooked Pink Apricorn | Cooked Pink Apricorn
  • Lure Ball Disc: Cooked Green Apricorn | Cooked Red Apricorn | Cooked Green Apricorn
  • Luxury Ball Disc: Cooked White Apricorn | Cooked Red Apricorn | Cooked Black Apricorn 
  • Moon Ball Disc: Cooked Blue ApricornCooked Yellow Apricorn | Cooked Black Apricorn 
  • Nest Ball Disc: Cooked Green Apricorn | Cooked Yellow Apricorn | Cooked Green Apricorn
  • Net Ball Disc: Cooked Black Apricorn | Cooked Blue ApricornCooked Black Apricorn
  • Poké Ball Disc: Cooked Red Apricorn | Cooked Red Apricorn | Cooked Red Apricorn |
  • Premier Ball Disc: Cooked White Apricorn | Cooked Red Apricorn | Cooked White Apricorn
  • Quick Ball Disc: Cooked Blue Apricorn | Cooked Yellow Apricorn | Cooked Blue Apricorn
  • Repeat Ball Disc: Cooked Red Apricorn | Cooked Black Apricorn | Cooked Red Apricorn
  • Safari Ball Disc: Cooked Green Apricorn | Cooked Green Apricorn | Cooked Yellow Apricorn
  • Sport Ball Disc: Cooked Red Apricorn | Cooked White Apricorn | Cooked Red Apricorn 
  • Timer Ball Disc: Cooked Red Apricorn | Cooked Black Apricorn | Cooked White Apricorn
  • Ultra Ball Disc: Cooked Black Apricorn | Cooked Yellow ApricornCooked Black Apricorn

Related: How to install Minecraft Mods on PC - Pro Game Guides

Other Poké Balls

Some types of Poké Balls that can't be crafted and can only be obtained as loot from Loot Chests. The list below explains where you might find these Poké Balls.

  • Cherish Ball: Pickup Ability or as Tier 2 loot in PokéLoot Chests.
  • GS Ball: 10 percent chance to drop from Celebi or as loot in Desert Temple Chests.
  • Master Ball: Pickup Ability (rare), Tier 3 loot in PokéLoot Chests, End City Chests (very rare), or as a drop from Boss/Legendary Pixelmon.
  • Park Ball: Must be spawned in via cheats. No legitimate way to obtain them.

Have you seen any new Poke Balls that we don't have listed? Drop us a comment so we can update!

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  1. Does this work in 1.16?

    1. the most recent version of pixelmon is for 1.12