Development Update January 2024

January 2024 Updates & 2023 Highlights

As we step into 2024, it's important to first recognise the achievements of 2023. So, before we get into our January updates, let’s take a look at last year’s highlights. 2023 was a pivotal year for Pixelmon, we achieved significant milestones, expanded our community, and set the foundation for future growth. Notably, this past year paved the way for our upcoming ventures, including the launch of Pixelpals, our first casual game for 2024, and the introduction of the $MON token.

Let’s dive in!

2023 Achievements and Progress

2023 was a huge year for Pixelmon. Here’s a list of our main achievements (not including the many things we’ve been developing that we’re not quite ready to announce)!

  • February:
  • Trainer Adventures launched with a new staking and reward mechanism. Over 20 weeks, we distributed over 440E in rewards to our community. Check out the announcement here,
  • March:
  • April:
  • May:


  • June:
  • July:
  • Summer:
  • September:
  • Introduced the Badge System, rewarding active participants in our ecosystem, still ongoing and available.
  • October - December:
  • Launched Multi Wallet Connect, a feature that allows our holders to combine and delegate wallets. Check out our Discord for more info.
  • Hunting Ground Playtest and in-game footage releaseD. X Post 1 | X Post 2
  • November:
  • Launched Kevin The Adventurer, our first casual game, on BuildOnBase, achieving 36k unique players and over 420 days of playtime. Check out the announcement here.
  • Kevin the Adventurer Cross-Community Tournament, with 8 communities in attendance and over 2 ETH worth of prizes distributed. X Broadcast here.
  • Partnership announcement with HLV_XYZ, a premier web3 advisory. Check it out here.
  • TBA:
  • Finalised $Mon Tokenomics Design.
  • Community Events:
  • Year-Round:
  • Had countless in-Discord events, community activations, prize giveaways, and cross-community collaborations providing immense value to our holders.
  • Monthly updates of our progress is available on the Pixelmon Blog.


Pixelpals: A New Adventure in Pixelmon's Casual Gaming Universe

Our Product Team is excited to introduce Pixelpals, a unique game combining pet and land management together with card duelling. Developed by @pixelmon on @0xMantle, Pixelpals is poised to redefine the casual gaming experience with:

  • Innovative Gameplay:
  • Offers a rich blend of genres, providing an engaging experience for gamers.
  • Substantial Prize Pool:
  • Players can compete for a share of the USD 120,000.00+ prize pool, reserved for the top 100 players.
  • $MON Farming:
  • Skillful land management in Pixelpals allows players to farm $MON, adding a strategic layer to the gameplay.
  • More Information:
  • $MON Waitlist Codes:
  • Launch of exclusive $mon waitlist codes for our holders, marking an exciting step towards our Token Generation Event (TGE). Join the Presale here.
  • Continued Development:
  • The team is also engaged in testing and developing various other features to facilitate our TGE, ensuring a seamless launch.

With Pixelpals, we are not just creating a game; we’re crafting an ecosystem that blends entertainment, strategy, and community engagement. Be sure to follow us on X and discord for the latest announcements on its launch!

Hunting Grounds: A New Year Full of Excitement and Innovation

Happy New Year from the Hunting Grounds team! As we embark on 2024, let's dive into the latest January developments:

  1. Strike Teams in Action:
  • Our development teams, organised into specialised strike teams, are enhancing combat features for an unparalleled gaming experience.
  1. Social Hub Mania:
  • Our creative minds are busy crafting multiple social hubs, designed to offer an immersive social experience. Stay tuned on X for new sneak peaks of what’s been going on.
  1. Multiplayer Madness:
  • We're making strides towards introducing multiplayer functionality within our social hubs, promising a more interactive gaming environment.
  1. New Main Character Base and Pixelmon Makeover:
  • Our beloved Pixelmons and Trainers are receiving a visual overhaul, ensuring they look better than ever in the Hunting Grounds.
  1. PCG Tools:
  • Venturing into Procedural Content Generation tools, we're opening up new frontiers for innovative game content creation.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to evolve Hunting Grounds in exciting ways!

The Arena: Evolving Into a New Gaming Experience

Our journey with The Arena has taken an exciting turn with a pivot towards an Arena-style combat game featuring hack-and-slash Musou attack elements and a rogue-lite progression system.

  • Live Demo Success:
  • Our first live demo at Taipei Game Night, hosted by Lootex, received fantastic feedback. Check it out here.  
  • Community Testing:
  • We’ll be showcasing the game and all the changes made in our Discord testing groups soon.
  • Clearer Direction and Development:
  • Focusing on development and team expansion has resulted in better game pillars and direction, promising an enhanced gaming experience.

Lore Team: Weaving the Fabric of Pixelmon's Universe

Our Lore Team has been working tirelessly to enrich the Pixelmon universe with captivating stories:

  • EV2 and EV3 Zoologies:
  • Completed EV2 zoologies and the initiation of work on EV3, adding depth and detail to our Pixelmon species.
  • Tribal Cultures and Stories:
  • World Geography:
  • Detailed completion of one landmass, with each location imbued with its own lore and historical significance.
  • Classified Projects:
  • Various other projects are underway, but they remain a well-kept secret for now. Stay tuned for future reveals!


Looking Ahead

As we continue to expand the Pixelmon project, we are committed to delivering captivating, high quality experiences for our holders. We want to thank you for your support and enthusiasm, your engagement and feedback have been pivotal in shaping our journey.

Stay tuned for more updates by following us on X and join our Discord for the latest developments. Here's to an even more exciting and successful 2024 for Pixelmon!