Pokecord Guide – Tips, Beginners, Credits, Catching More Pokemon!

Pokecord is a fun all inclusive Pokemon bot for Discord! Learn more about it with our detailed guide.

If you are just getting into Pokecord or are wanting to know more about it. I've compiled a bunch of information for beginners, about credits, and learning how-to catch more Pokemon!

Pokecord was recently shutdown, find out why on our Pokecord Shut Down post.

What is Pokecord?

It's a Discord bot that allows you to collect, duel, trade, and purchase Pokemon! Your collection follows you to any server that has the Pokecord bot installed on it.

Starting out in Pokecord

First off, you'll need to head to a Discord server that has the bot installed on it. You should see "Pokecord BOT" in the members list of the server. Once you are at a server, use the command "p!start" and you will be able to pick your starter Pokemon. This also allows you to start catching Pokemon!

After you've picked your starter, you'll want to do a couple of commands. The first one is "p!detailed", this will show more information about your Pokemon when using commands like "p!pokemon" and "p!info". The other one you might want to do is "p!order IV". This will order your Pokemon by the highest IV, it is useful for choosing which ones to level up and battle with.

For the complete look at all of the Pokecord commands you can use, check out our Pokecord Commands Guide!

How-to Catch Pokemon

Most servers that are running bot will have a specific room for where Pokemon will spawn (some have spawns all over). It's usually called "wild" or something of that nature. Once you see a spawn you will need to input the following command to try and catch it: "p!catch <Pokemon Name>". Where it says <Pokemon Name> is where you will type in whatever the Pokemon's name that spawned. Yes, you will need to know the names of the Pokemon by the image that is shown.

After a bit if no one has caught the Pokemon, you can use the "p!hint" command to give you a clue on which Pokemon it is.

Keep in mind that you can only catch the most RECENTLY spawned Pokemon. There will be times when another Pokemon spawns after one that hasn't been caught yet. If this happens, you can no longer catch the previous Pokemon.

How-to Get Pokemon to Spawn

If you are playing on a small server, you'll notice that Pokemon don't spawn very often. Pokemon spawns are based on how many people are sending messages in the server. The more messages that are sent, the more Pokemon will spawn. This can be frustrating, but unfortunately it's kind of the only fair way to do it. If you know your Pokemon and are a fast typist, then you'll want to just head to the official Pokecord server and catch them all!

How-to View My Pokemon

If you want to see all of the Pokemon you've caught, then you'll want to use the "p!pokemon" command. This will show your Pokemon in whatever order you've selected with "p!order" command.

How-to Level My Pokemon

You level up your Pokemon by chatting with others in a Pokecord server (you can also purchase Rare Candy from the Shop). The more messages you send, the higher your Pokemon will level up. However, only the Pokemon you have selected will be leveled. To select a Pokemon for leveling use "p!pokemon --name <Pokemon Name>" to find the particular Pokemon's number you want, and then use "p!select <Pokemon Number>" to choose it. You can check the level of your Pokemon by using the "p!info" command.


Once you start catching a bunch of Pokemon there might be ones you want to have easy access to for trading, dueling, or leveling. This is where you utilize the "p!fav" command. You can add Pokemon to your list with the "p!fav add <Pokemon Number>" and that way you can reference them much easier.


Credits are the currency that Pokecord uses that allows you to purchase items from the Shop or Pokemon from the Market. These can take quite a bit of time to gather, but I'm going to list some of the ways you can get credits.

  • Use the "p!daily" command to get 100-250 credits every 12 hours. Click the link that shows up when you use the command and vote for the bot. You'll have to have an account on discordbots.org to do so.
  • Donate to the bot. If you use the "p!donate" command you will get 250 credits and a redeem for each dollar (USD) you donate. The redeem is actually the more valuable of the two things you get. With a redeem you can get any Pokemon you want by using the "p!redeem <Pokemon Name>" command. You can sell this to other players by offering it to them for a certain amount of credits and then trading the Pokemon to them once you've redeemed it. I've seen them go for 20,000+ credits, but you'll have to find a buyer. You can also obtain 15,000 credits straight from the bot itself by using the "p!redeem credits" command.
  • If you just want to grind out the credits, then the best way is to sell Pokemon on the market. Any Pokemon you don't want, you should immediately list it. To sell them quickly, try to make it slightly cheaper than all of the other listings. If you really get into the market, you can try purchasing Pokemon low and sell them for more. This takes some knowledge of the market, so you'll have to really invest some time into it.
  • You can also battle! Dueling Pokemon against others will get you credits when you win. You don't get much for each victory, in the 6 - 20 credits range per battle.

Catching Pokemon Tips

The most fundamental part of the Pokecord is catching Pokemon! I'm going to list some tips that might help you catch more. Before I go into this, however, let me explain a couple of terms that you might sometimes see in chat. These terms are "lurker" and "sniper/sniping". Both of these essentially mean you are just sitting in chat waiting for Pokemon to spawn without contributing to the chat. In some servers this is against the rules, so be sure to read the rules beforehand so you don't get banned from the server.

The official server doesn't care about either of these things, because there's so much chat going on anyway it isn't really slowing down spawns.

  • Copy & paste the command "p!catch ". Have this either already pasted ready to go in the message box or have it copied so you can paste it at the first sight of a Pokemon.
  • Play on a PC and use your keyboard. It's way faster to type it in via keyboard on an actual computer rather than a mobile device (unless you are really fast on mobile).
  • Don't know the name of a Pokemon? There's a few things you can do:
    • Reverse Image Search - On a PC you can right click the image of the Pokemon in Discord, take it to Google's Image Search, click the camera icon next to the search box and paste in the URL. This will usually give you the name of the Pokemon or lead you to it.
    • Description Search - If you don't want to do that, you can search Google for the description of the Pokemon. Here's an example, if I didn't know the name of Purrloin, I could type "purple cat pokemmon" into Google and it would likely show me the image and I click onto it and find the name.
    • Questions and Help Channel - On the official Pokecord server you can take a screenshot of the Pokemon you don't know and paste it to the people in the channel. Someone will always know the name of the Pokemon you are looking for if you can't figure it out.

If you are kind of slow or don't know all of the Pokemon then I don't recommend the official server. The people that frequent there are extremely fast and know all of the names pretty much immediately. However, you can stay out of the General channel and look around in the other channels that are less frequented but still spawn Pokemon.

Another option is heading to small servers. Many Discords run the Pokecord bot with less competition, and you can also just host the bot in your own server.

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  1. How do you switch buddies?

  2. can you choose another start pokemon after you’ve chosen already?

    1. No We cannot

  3. Have they said if they will bring the game back?

  4. how do i start a spawn channel?

  5. How do I buy pokecord pokemon?

  6. How do i get the everstone?

  7. how to evolve amaura?

    1. u can lvl it up by chating or spamming it then when u lvl it up the pokemon evolves

  8. Honestly should be a way to restart your account

  9. What is the command to feed your Pokemon the Rare Candies?

    1. the command is “p!buy candy “

  10. You forgot to mention that you can also lvl up your pokemon through duel.
    They are the fastest way of lvling up next to buying candy

    1. How do I use a dawn stone or a fire stone?

  11. after a battle, obviously a player loses, but the question is: does the Pokémon die or something like that?

    1. If you play Pokemon games or watch the series. You would know that they only faint.

      1. In Pokecord nothing like that happens, They wont even Faint. However I think there is a limit of how much Credits you can extract from Duels, but There’s no limitations to getting XP from duels.

  12. how do I feed my pokemon a candy? whats the command?

    1. Once you buy the rare candy, it will automatically be applied to your CURRENTLY SELECTED pokemon.

  13. Is there a timeframe you have to catch a pokemon within? If there is, does that mean you can only catch a pokemon immediately after it pops up?

    1. No, as long as you catch it before anybody else or before another one appears, you can catch whatever pokemon is there

  14. How do you claim your credits from a done auction as I am the pokemon seller

  15. how do you restart your pokecord account?

    1. I’m not sure if you can, you’d just have to make a new Discord account.

      1. Noooooooo T_T

  16. How to change the commads? Such as removing the p! in every command.

    1. Check out this guide for that information: https://progameguides.com/other-games/pokecord-commands-guide/

  17. Do abilities work in the pokecord? Because Zoroark has the illusion ability and I’m not sure if ability’s are useable in game

    1. No, abilities aren’t a thing. The only special things atm are Type and Nature. Miles could add abilities at some point, maybe with Gen 8, but not rn.

  18. I’m trying to trade pokemon with a friend, and we invite each other to trade, the bot acknowledges that someone has been invited to trade, but the bot doesn’t respond to p!accept or p!deny. we even tired p!accept @(name) and no response. The bot responds to all other commands, though

  19. How do you mega evolve a Gyarados in Pokecord?

    1. Type p!buy mega and then type again p!mega

  20. Everytime I try to teach my litten a move like Ember or scratch it says replace it with tackle and ive done that but it still wont teach my litten

  21. Every time I try and sell on the market I do the instructions and it says type p!market so I do and it sends me a dm but I’m still confused on how to sell them can you help pls?

    1. you have to do p!market list {pokemon number} {price}

  22. Hi I added pokebot to my server it’s showing off line but it’s online on all my other discord’s I’m in any ideas or just wait thanks in advance

  23. Does the name trick work on pokecord??
    Like linnea or tamao

    1. No, it does not. However, you can go to the store and purchase evolutionary items, like Friendship Bracelet, Moon Stone, Water Stone and even Rare Candies. They all cost 75 credits to obtain, so they aren’t that difficult to obtain. Hope this helps anyone who needs assistance!

  24. I was on a server and Darkrai appeared and I typed p!catch Darkrai a lot of times but it didn’t catch it is there like a certain command for legendary pokemon?

    1. poke cord might have just gone down at that moment, it’s happened to me before and it sucks

  25. You could just make your own server and spam it to level and have no competition at all with catching. Because its just you.

  26. So when you do get a redeem via voting or buying one can you redeem a pokemon in a specific way like, if you want your redeem to have higher iv & high level, can you adjust the redeem to your liking? I have not gotten or used a redeem so I wanted to know.

  27. When I try to see my Charmander’s moves it just shows my Oshawott’s moves do you know why?

    1. You probably have your Oshawott selected. To select your Charmander, (if it’s your starter), type “p!select 1” (no “s). If Charmander isn’t your starter, type p!pokemon Charmander. It will tell you the number of your Charmander. then type p!select (insert Charmander number here)

  28. Is there a way to have it auto delete its level up and evolution messages after like 1 minute?

  29. I heard from someone that you can convert tatsumaki credits in pokecord credits.
    Is it real?

    1. It probably is not real. Tatsumaki and Pokecord are two very different bots and they probably are not compatible with each other. Ask the person you heard it from for evidence.

  30. Is there a way to set a spawn location? I put down a “wild” channel for the Pokémon to spawn in, and nothing is working.

    1. p!redirect #Channel-Name