Gym Leader Guide (5.0)

Welcome to the PokeMiner Gym Leader Handbook. This guide is meant for aspiring gym leaders as well as veterans who want to make PokeMiner the ultimate Pixelmon server. Here we have compiled information to help you through the process of becoming a gym leader, and how to be a good gym leader. Once you know this page by heart, you will be an excellent gym leader, so pay attention!


How to become a Gym Leader

To become a gym leader, there are the following requirements:

  • You must be in possession of the badge for the gym you are applying to (unless there is no current leader).
  • You must have a full team of Pokemon at the specific required level.
  • The team must consist of primary/secondary type Pokemon matching the gym’s type.
  • Your team must be level-locked (learn how to in the Level Locking Guide )
  • Your team must have 5 Pokemon of different species. 1 repeat is allowed.
  • No excessively good IVs (around 26 max in a crucial stat)
  • No specific EV training (just having EVs is fine, targetting beneficial EVs is not)
  • Having a beneficial Nature is allowed.
  • You must not use Legendary or Mega Pokemon. (The challenger, however, may)
  • Held items are allowed. (Leftovers, Life Orb, etc.)
  • While it is not mandatory, it is strongly advised that you be on our Discord server so to make communication easier.

Once these requirements are met, you may apply at our Gym Leader application page.

If we already have a leader or two for a gym, do not be discouraged! We actually want more than one leader per gym, as to accommodate more of our players’s timezones.

You will need to prepare the following information in your application:

  • Minecraft username
  • Age
  • Email address
  • Detailed descriptions of your Pokemon, including Natures and Held Items
    • The description would preferably be written as text as to include as full information as possible

Once your application has been read and approved, you will be emailed with further instructions.


Gym Leader Rules

  • Only challengers with Pokemon within the level requirements may battle you
    • They do not need a full team, but any Pokemon in the team must be within the level brackets
  • You may not use any item other than held items. The same goes for the challenger.
  • You may not say no to a challenge, or refuse to give a challenger his badge just because you dislike that player.
  • First come, first served. You have to battle challengers in the order they approach you.
  • You may only accept one challenge from each player, approximately every 12 hours.
  • If the challenger wins but the plugin malfunctioned, or there is otherwise a problem, please take note of it and contact an admin.
    • We recommend screenshotting the end-battle screens for evidence in case a player is trying to dispute the result of the battle. For the challenger we advise screenshotting your badge, just in case it gets removed by an unexpected bug.

Gym Leader Command Guide

  • /warp <Gym>: Where the gym takes place. Generally, unless you have an assigned arena, your gym battles will take place at /warp Arena
  • /checkbadges [player]: Opens the inventory containing the Badges of the specified player, or the command user if no player is specified.
  • /gymlist: Lists all gym levels, leaders, and whether or not the leaders are online.
  • /givebadge [player] <Gym>: If a challenger successfully completes a gym challenge, hands out a badge, a TM, and some money to the winner.

Gym Battle Instructions


(Coming Soon(tm))

Gym List

  • Level 25 FLYING (Feather Badge)
    • Leaders: PickleQuanda, Shador, TheSamOfDoom
  • Level 35 ROCK (Stone Badge)
    • Leaders: Dualwing, corbo13
  • Level 45 FIGHTING (Storm Badge)
    • Leader: InsaneKiller687
  • Level 55 GROUND (Earth Badge)
    • Leader: TanaxEnore
  • Level 65 DARK (Rising Badge)
    • Leader: PickleQuanda
  • Level 75 PSYCHIC (Mind Badge)
    • Leaders: Trainer_Steevee, StevenLeviathan
  • Level 85 BUG (Hive Badge)
    • Leader: Dualwing
  • Level 95 WATER (Rain Badge)
    • Leader: ProudSquirrel