The "/BALANCE/m_level.bin" file in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky/Time/Darkness contains level-up data for all the Pokemon in the game. Its a pack file containing one entry per Pokemon. The index/order of the entry for each Pokemon is identical to the order of the entries in the monster.md file, and that's how they're assigned. However, in Explorers of Sky, the m_level.bin file's number of entries was cut in half, removing most redundant entries.(see monster.md for more details on why its redundant )
- Explorers of Sky: Contains 571 entries.
- Explorers of Time/Darkness: Contains 1,192 entries.
- The stats the Pokemon has on level 1 are contained within its entry inside the monster.md file! Not in m_level.bin! What is in m_level.bin is merely added to those stats as the Pokemon grows in level.
See the pack file page, for details on how the container is organized. This page will focus on the particularities of the content, not the container.
Each individual entry/sub-file is a PKDPX compressed container. Once decompressed, the data is simply 100, 12 bytes entries one after the other. Each of those entries contains the total experience required to reach this level, and the stats growth after the level has been reached.
Level-Up Data List
Here's the structure of the entire thing:
|0x00||12||FirstLvlEntry||Entry for the first level. Its always completely null, since there are no previous levels, and thus, no level-up requirements.|
|.. Rest of the levels entries here..|
|0x4A4||12||LastLvlEntry||The entry for level 100 !|
Level-Up Data Entry
Here's how a single entry for a single level is structured. Everything is little endian.
|0x0||4||int32||ExpReq||The total amount of experience required to reach that level. The value is absolute, not relative to the last level!|
|0x4||2||uint16||HP Increase||The amount of HPs the Pokemon will gain when reaching this level.|
|0x6||1||uint8||Attack Increase||The amount the attack of the Pokemon will increase when reaching this level.|
|0x7||1||uint8||Special Attack Increase||The amount the special attack of the Pokemon will increase when reaching this level.|
|0x8||1||uint8||Defense Increase||The amount the defense of the Pokemon will increase when reaching this level.|
|0x9||1||uint8||Special Defense Increase||The amount the special defense of the Pokemon will increase when reaching this level.|
|0xA||2||uint16||Null||2 bytes of zeroes.|
Edited by evandixon