Topsy-Turvy (MV Plugin Tips & Tricks)

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Topsy-Turvy is a skill from Pokémon that flips a target’s buffs and changes into them into debuffs. Likewise, the debuffs on the target will flip and change into buffs. Here’s how you can create such an effect in RPG Maker MV!

Required Plugins

The following plugin(s) is required to create this Tips & Tricks effect:

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This is a Tips & Tricks effect created for RPG Maker MV. Tips & Tricks are not to be confused with plugins. Instead, they are usually customized code created for the sake of producing unique features/effects that do not require an entire plugin to do.

Yanfly Engine Plugins

This Tips & Tricks effect is made possible due to the Yanfly Engine Plugins library.

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Warning for RPG Maker MZ Users


If you are using RPG Maker MZ and VisuStella MZ, the following code may or MAY NOT work as this Tips & Tricks is made for RPG Maker MV. VisuStella MZ is NOT responsible if this Tips & Trick does not work because the code base for RPG Maker MV and RPG Maker MZ are different and the code base between Yanfly Engine Plugins and VisuStella MZ is even more drastically different.


Follow video instructions.

Insert this into your skill’s notebox:

<Before Eval>
// Make a loop that goes through the 8 parameters.
for (var i = 0; i < 8; ++i) {
  // Set the target's buffs/debuffs to equal 0 if they don't exist.
  target._buffs[i] = target._buffs[i] || 0;
  // Check if the target is either buffed or debuffed.
  if (target.isBuffAffected(i) || target.isDebuffAffected(i)) {
    // Flip it around!
    target._buffs[i] *= -1;
</Before Eval>

Happy flipping!