Hiya! We have noticed that there are some issues with players making money, with newer players often not knowing how to make money at all. There are multiple ways to make money, some that you can do on your own and some that require interaction with other players. This guide will list and explain the more common ways to make money on the server. You can do some or all of them, whichever methods appeal to you.
A general note, while it's unlikely to happen if you are vigilant, scams do sometimes happen. It is recommended to take screenshots of any deals that you are making with players so that there is a record, just in case.
At /Pokemart on the second floor is our sellback shop for useless junk. While you're out battling wild Pokemon, your inventory will fill with useless items, several of which can be sold to the Pokemart. It's recommended that you keep a chest at home where you store the junk to sell later or just immediately go to the Pokemart and sell it all off.
While you are out searching for Pokemon, you will often find NPCs that you can battle for money. The higher the NPCs level, the more money you will get. Even more if your Pokemon is holding an Amulet Coin when it participates in the battle. This effect does not stack, so only one Amulet Coin is required. If you need an Amulet Coin, a player may sell you on or you can craft one for yourself. You can often find NPCs spawning around /center and /plaza.
Capturing and breeding Pokemon to sell to other players is one of the more lucrative ways to make money. Battlers are often looking to buy Pokemon to use in their teams and newer breeders may look for Pokemon to jumpstart their own breeding process, so learning how to breed and which ones are desirable is a very good idea. Breeding requires knowledge so I recommend reading our breeding guide and getting used to checking the Pixelmon wiki. It's also good to note that our server does not use breeding environments so you don't need to place certain blocks near the ranch as described in the wiki. If you need a ranch, you can craft one or purchase one at /warp loveshack. Once you have finished breeding some Pokemon that you would like to sell, keep an eye out in chat to see if people are looking for breeders or advertise what you have with a price and see if anyone wants to buy. Just don't go overboard with the advertising. ;)
One of the most common ways to make money on the server is to sell items to other players. You will often see players looking to buy certain items in chat so keep an eye out and you will eventually see one that wants an item you have. Send that person a message and see if you can set up a deal. Alternatively, you can advertise an item you have with a price and see if anyone wants to purchase it. A step up from this is building and maintaining your own shop. This method takes a bit of work, but can be very enjoyable by not only getting money, but meeting players on the server. You'll need to build yourself a shop and list your items with their prices, although you can also make a shop for bred Pokemon. It's also recommended to set a warp outside your shop doors so players can easily browse your goods. Setting a warp costs 1000 PC and the command to set one is /setwarp <name>. After you have your shop and your inventory, advertise your warp in chat, if you've set one. Otherwise, players will have to teleport to you to look at your shop. Remember to be reasonable with your prices. Pricing too high can drive customers away, but pricing too low can end up wasting your time. This server does not have a sign shop plugin, so you will have to do transactions the manual way.
If you have friends helping you with your shop, it is recommended to keep access to the shop's inventory limited and having a way of keeping track of what has been sold.
We hope this guide will be helpful to you. Good luck!