Last Friday, what some believed to be inevitable happened: the Pokémon Company issued a cease-and-desist request against the Pixelmon team, which promptly announced that it was disbanding. At the same time, they removed all downloads for the mod, ending all work on that Pokémon lookalike game.
Our own Pixelmon instance, Takao, was due for an update. I have the files required, but making them available to anyone else would also put us at risk to be shut down. This also makes recruiting new players on Pixelmon extremely difficult.
In light of the above, and considering that Takao hasn't had much traffic lately (or at all, as it never really took off), I've taken it offline permanently and I'll focus my efforts on other aspects of the Creeper's Lab. It was fun while it lasted!