Pixelmon Mod View topic - Shadow Pokémon & the Purify Chamber (2024)

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By Oisin - 12 Aug 2020 11:28

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- 12 Aug 2020 11:28 #205947 Hello! I have (arguably) too much time on my hands and decided to write up a concept for how I think shadow Pokémon and the Purify Chamber could work in Pixelmon. I hope you enjoy :D

To start off: The Pokemon themselves! Here's how I think they can work:

  • The Snag Machine, equip-able by crafting it and placing it in it's slot below the shiny charm. Crafted like so: Pixelmon Mod View topic - Shadow Pokémon & the Purify Chamber (2)
  • Once the player has the Snag Machine, they can capture shadow pokemon. These would be either very rare wild spawns, or somewhat rare pokemon carried by trainers.
  • Once caught, a player can work towards opening a shadow pokemon's heart by walking it around, using it in battle or using a Lure on it (in place of Scents). Lures matching the type of the pokemon will open their heart substantially.
  • As for what pokemon can appear in shadow-form, here's a list of all of them from Bulbapedia. They all have exclusive moves, too, so it'd be a way to obtain those.
  • To identify them, they could have a purple particle-y aura.

Now, to purify them. I think shadow Pokemon completion could make a nice endgame goal, so I made the recipes relatively complex and material-hungry. There would be two main methods of purifying pokemon:
1, Have Celebi in your party, as well as a pokemon ready to open it's heart. Right click an Ilex Shrine, select the Shadow Pokemon and.. boom! Purified, nice and simple.
2, The Purify Chamber.

The Purify Chamber is as follows:

  • A structure the player must assemble of various parts. These include Purify Chamber Pad, Purify Chamber Computer and Purify Chamber wiring.
  • A purify chamber pad is a structure that must be built in a 3x3 format. It can be crafted 3 at a time like so: Pixelmon Mod View topic - Shadow Pokémon & the Purify Chamber (3).
  • For each 3x3 Purify Chamber Pad the player assembles, they have access to one set with 4 slots for regular pokemon, and 1 for the shadow pokemon.
  • More sets can be added by linking together pads via the Purify Chamber Wiring and placing a P-Chamber Computer at the front of one pad.
  • The computer and wiring are crafted as so: Pixelmon Mod View topic - Shadow Pokémon & the Purify Chamber (4) Pixelmon Mod View topic - Shadow Pokémon & the Purify Chamber (5)
  • Example of a fully-built purify chamber could look something like this: Pixelmon Mod View topic - Shadow Pokémon & the Purify Chamber (6)
  • If the size of certain pokemon is a concern, I think having them all by Pygmy-sized "holograms" could be neat.
  • Once a pokémon is purified, it gains a light-blue coloured name, and emits paleblue/white particles.

Hope the concept sounds interesting! Thanks for checkin' it out.


By Jephon - 14 Sep 2020 09:10

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- 14 Sep 2020 09:10 #206125 I have a suspicion that this will never get added to Pixelmon however I do really like this concept.

It would add a new dynamic to the game and would be quite fun to go around and battle NPC trainers to get the shadow pokemon.

I feel like the shadow pokemon should only exist as Trainer's pokemon and not wild pokemon, just because of how they are portrayed in Colosseum. And yea, they should be pretty rare.

I suppose one day when all the developers are sitting around bored, we may see this added in but I'm betting their focus will always be on the latest generation's pokemon and features and getting those massaged in.


By Waldie - 24 Sep 2020 11:33

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- 24 Sep 2020 11:33 #206203 I love this idea, it would give pixelmon an extra sense of mission.

That's why I'm trying to contribute.


By Tahlavos17 - 18 Jun 2021 17:40

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- 18 Jun 2021 17:40 #208542 I like this idea, but to me there would need to be a quest involved just to get the device where you need to obtain new parts to craft the Snag Machine or defeat a group of NPCs one of which is a Boss Trainer in a new structure that spawns in the Desert Biome just to get the Snag Machine. The idea of select trainers who have Shadow Pokemon would be a breath of fresh air but I would make it to where you would need a special device that can be equipped like the Dynamax Band / Key Stone where it's a Holo-Visor that allows you to see the which Pokemon are Shadow Pokemon. I see the Shadow identifier being gifted to you as a reward for getting the Snag Machine from the NPCs.

I also think the Snag Machine could be coded in an extra way to allow the user to catch
Wild Pokemon with an increase the chance of all PokeBalls except for the Quick Ball, Master Ball, Timer Ball, Park Ball, Cherish Ball, Dream Ball, Fast Ball, or GS Ball to make filling out the PokeDex a little bit easier to a degree.

As for the Purify Chamber maybe switch out the sugar for Aluminum Plates and make it a variable size would be better. I only say this due to how big certain Pokemon could be, and it would be up to the player to decide how big they wish to go just for purifying certain Pokemon or have it be coded in a way that the Pokemon shows up on a screen in it's sprite form on with the PokeBall being in a holder while the Pokemon get Purified.

There are many ways it could go for this idea to be successful, but hey this is just my thought on the topic.

Light up the night with one heck of a bang


By Kile467 - 21 Oct 2021 11:47

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- 21 Oct 2021 11:47 #209691 I had the same idea as you!!

Pokemon GO added Shadow Pokemon as well, so they are a thing in the Pokemon universe. Originally they were only in Pokemon Colosseum and XD, due to the actions of the villians in these games. Now, Team Rocket are known to wield them in Pokemon GO.

I can imagine a lot of quests unlocked in a normal mid-game playthrough of survival Pixelmon related to shadow pokemon.

And now Shadow Lugia skin (and a possible Shadow Mewtwo from Pokkén?) have some purpose in-game as well!!

Really interesting and one new feature with a lot of interesting mechanics added to Pixelmon!! I was going to add this suggestion but it is a pleasure to find out someone suggested it before me.

I'm all into this!

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Pixelmon Mod View topic - Shadow Pokémon & the Purify Chamber (2024)


How to purify in a purify chamber? ›

After putting the Shadow Pokémon in the chamber, the player must put AT LEAST one regular Pokémon in the outer ring to do purify the Shadow Pokémon. The player may also change the direction the Shadow Pokémon is facing (up, left, right, or down), which sets the flow.

How do you get shadow Pokemon in Pixelmon? ›

They can only be found as regular spawns (not through fishing, headbutt, etc), and cannot be found underground. A small number of Shadow Pokémon have unique spawning conditions which do not correspond to how their normal counterparts are usually obtained.

How to use a purification chamber? ›

GUI and Usage

Right-clicking on the Chamber will open its GUI. The red slot is for the input solid material and the product appears in the blue slot. The green slot and the fill level indicator on the right side are for the energy.

What is to purify or not to purify shadow Pokemon? ›

Due to the high investment pre- and post-purification, it may not be worth purifying the Shadow Pokemon to some trainers. However, a Shadow Pokemon will sometimes earn more IVs once it's been Purified. This can raise them up a ranking if players are lucky. Pokemon GO is available for mobile devices.

Which method can be used to purify? ›

Explanationof different purification methods: Filtration: gravity and vacuum. Liquid extraction with distillation and separation. Solid purification with drying and recrystallisation.

How do you get legendary Shadow Pokémon? ›

There are two ways to encounter Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon GO: defeat a member of Team GO Rocket or defeat the Raid Boss in a Shadow Raid.

Where do I find Shadow Pokémon? ›

Shadow Pokémon are abandoned by members of Team GO Rocket after you've defeated them in battle, giving you a chance to encounter and catch them. For Shadow Pokémon, Powering Up and unlocking a second Charged Attack requires more Candy and Stardust than for regular Pokémon.

How to purify Pokémon in Rejuvenation? ›

Once the Heart Gauge is completely empty, the Shadow Pokemon can be taken to the Spring of Purification to completely purify it. All the experience it would've gained as a Shadow Pokemon is regained, the Shadow moves are replaced by new moves, some of which it cannot normally get, and it can now learn TMs.

How to purify Shadow Pokémon XD? ›

As said in the Shadow Pokémon section, there are five methods of purifying your Pokémon without a Time Flute or the Purification Chamber in XD: Walking around with the Pokémon, sending it out into battle, calling it back from Hyper Mode, leaving it in the Day-Care (in Colosseum), and massaging it with the Cologne Case.

How to upgrade an enrichment chamber? ›

The upper-right button opens the upgrade GUI. Upgrades can be added here, such as the Energy Upgrade to improve energy efficiency. Other possible upgrades are the Speed and MufflingUpgrades.

Can you mega evolve Shadow Pokémon? ›

Clone or Shadow Pokémon cannot be Mega Evolved. Purified or costumed Pokémon can be Mega Evolved, but they do not have their white aura or costume while Mega Evolved.

Are Shadow Pokémon stronger? ›

Shadow Pokémon have a 20% boost to their Attack stats in both PvP and PvE (Raids and Gym battles) at the cost of a 20% decrease to their Defense stats. In PvE, this results in Shadow Pokémon being much stronger than their normal versions, since the huge increase in damage outweighs the lower bulk.

Should I purify or evolve first? ›

Though, when you would try to purify the Shadow Pokemon, then you would have to spend a lot of candies and stardust. That is why it is often recommended to first purify the Pokemon and later evolve it in the usual way.

How do you purify water in the field? ›

Boiling is the surest method to kill disease-causing organisms, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Bring water to a full rolling boil for 1 minute (at elevations above 6,500 feet, boil for 3 minutes), then allow it to cool before use.

How do you purify water with a filter? ›

Filtration by itself does not purify water. It must be followed by boiling or disinfection to purify water for drinking. Most water filters are made of a screen with many tiny holes in it. These filters can remove protozoa and some bacteria, but they cannot filter out viruses because viruses are too small.

How to purify Lugia XD? ›

If you fill every set of the purify chamber with Hoppips, it will be at maximum tempo and flow, and you can purify Shadow Lugia.

How to purify Shadow Pokémon Colosseum? ›

In Pokémon Colosseum, the player may use a Time Flute to instantly purify any Shadow Pokémon by summoning Celebi at the Relic Stone, regardless of the status of its Heart Gauge.

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