A free Pixelmon download is available at Pixelmon-Minecraft.softwareandgames.com and DownloadApe.org, as of 2015. Software and Games offers the freeware Pixelmon for Minecraft 1.8.3. DownloadApe offers Pixelmon Mod for Minecraft 1.7.10.
Pixelmon for Minecraft integrates the Pokedex system, a multiplayer mode and dozens of Pokémon into the Minecraft game. Players must download the Modloader and Minecraft Forge application programming interface before installing Pixelmon for Minecraft from Software and Games.
To install the Pixelmon software from DownloadApe, players must download and run the download manager, using the icon on the Pixelmon page. The download manager contains instructions for downloading the gaming software. DownloadApe receives payments from advertisers, and in exchange allows them to offer similar products to people who visit DownloadApe's website. The arrangement enables DownloadApe to offer the gaming software for free.