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  1. 3 points
    In this guide I'll be going over the (very) simple process of dumping your Nintendo Switch Pokémon titles for use with pkNX. This will work with the following games: • Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! • Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield* * For Sword and Shield, pkNX operates under the assumption that your dumped ROM includes the Ver. 1.2.0 patch. What you'll need: • A Nintendo Switch running Custom Firmware (preferably Atmosphère) • The latest release of NXDumpTool • The latest build of pkNX (steps on how to get the latest build can be found on its forum post) • Your console keys/title keys (you can obtain these files using Lockpick_RCM; send the RCM payload to your console, dump keys from your specified NAND, and boot into CFW) • A microSD Card with enough free space to dump your game (~5GB for LGPE, ~11GB for SWSH) • Means of transferring files between your microSD Card and computer • A computer running any recent Windows OS in order to run pkNX Steps: 1. Get into The Homebrew Menu as per your Custom Firmware 2. Run NXDumpTool 3. Select Dump gamecard content if you have a physical copy of the game, and make sure your Game Card is inserted 4. Select Dump installed SD card / eMMC content if you have a digital copy of the game, and navigate to your game of choice 5. Select RomFS options 6. Navigate to Use update/DLC and press Right on your D-Pad to change it from No to the latest patch The latest patch will read as follows, depending on your game: (Ver. 1.0.2) Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! - 010003F003A34000 v131072 (0.0.2.0) (UPD) (Ver. 1.0.2) Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! - 0100187003A36000 v131072 (0.0.2.0) (UPD) (Ver. 1.2.0) Pokémon Sword - 0100ABF008968000 v196608 (0.0.3.0) (UPD) (Ver. 1.2.0) Pokémon Shield - 01008DB008C2C000 v196608 (0.0.3.0) (UPD) 7. Navigate back to the top of the list and select RomFS section data dump This process will take some time; be patient, let it properly dump all of the contents and don't power off your console! 8. Press B to back out several times, and repeat Steps 3 through 7, only this time instead of selecting RomFS options, select ExeFS options 9. Your dumps will be located in the following path on your SD Card: sd:/switch/nxdumptool/ 10. Inside the RomFS folder, and the ExeFS folder, you should be greeted to your ROM dump 11. The folders inside RomFS and ExeFS will be named after your ROM dump; rename them to romfs and exefs respectively, and then move them to one big folder containing both of these folders So, for example, you will have one massive folder named Sword and inside this folder there will be two other folders named romfs and exefs 12. Run pkNX and load the merged folder you just moved to your computer 13. Edit/randomize away! Once your changes have been made, a patch folder for use with LayeredFS will be generated in your ROM dump folder. Move this folder to sd:/atmosphere/contents/ (or whichever other location if you choose to not use Atmosphère) in order for your changes to be reflected in-game.
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    In this tutorial you will learn how to properly use the Batch Editor in PKHeX. The batch editor, when utilized fully and correctly, can be an extremely useful tool for fixing, and editing Pokemon. Please Note: The Batch Editor does NOT have an undo option and therefore all actions taken with the Batch Editor are FINAL unless you quit PKHeX without saving. As a result. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BACKUPS OF YOUR SAVE BEFORE YOU EDIT IT WITH THE BATCH EDITOR. Section 1: Basic Fundamentals and operation of the Batch Editor The Batch editor works on the simple premise that all possible characteristics pertaining to a Pokemon, boil down to a set of numbers which correspond to certain values in the Pokemon games themselves. Because of this, changing, and editing Pokemon using the Batch Editor is like a mathematical statement, with if then, and true/false statements. The basic operators of the Batch Editor are: "." = Sets the desired value Equal to the value you input "=" = Narrows the editing of Pokemon down to the Pokemon which have the same value as your input value "!" = Narrows the editing of Pokemon down to the Pokemon which do not have the same value as your input value. As an example of how these operators are used, Once you select a variable you would like to change (OT Name, Pokemon Species, Pokemon Level, etc...) and the correct operator, click "Add". This will add your desired variable with your desired operator in the correct format. The next step is to create the formula in which the Batch Editor will run. As an example of a possible combination for use in the Batch Editor, the following formula will change the OT trainer name on Pokemon with a specific OT to a specified OT trainer name, as well as give every Pokemon with that filter, a Master Ball to hold. =OT_Name=PKHeX This line instructs the Batch Editor to narrow it's scope down to every Pokemon with the OT Trainer Name "PKHeX" .OT_Name=TEST This lines instructs the Batch Editor to set the OT Trainer Name for all of the previously filtered Pokemon to "TEST" .HeldItem=1 This line instructs the Batch Editor to set the Held Item for all of the previously filtered Pokemon to a Master Ball. Some Special Tricks to use in the Batch Editor, Courtesy of @Kaphotics (Creator of PKHeX) The Batch Editor window references the PKM that is currently viewed in the editing tabs. If you select a property name, the Batch Editor will indicate whether or not the tabs PKM has that property. If the tabs PKM has that property, the Batch Editor will display the property's current value as well as the data type (number, text, etc). To Randomize a PID, use ".PID=$rand". To Randomize EncryptionConstant, use ".EncryptionConstant=$rand" To Randomize a value within a range, use ".Nature=$x,y" for an inclusive range of [x,y]. To make a Pokémon Shiny: use ".PID=$shiny". To copy the Encryption Constant to the PID, use ".EC=PID" To delete a Pokémon, use ".Species=0" To set a date (Met / EggMet), use yyyyMMdd for the string. Example: ".MetDate=20160409" will set the Met Date to April 9th, 2016. Suggestions can be automatically applied for Moves, RelearnMoves, and Met_Location. Example: "Moves=$suggest" will retrieve and apply suggested moves from the legality interpreter, same as if you clicked on the Moves groupbox in the tabs editor. Legality can be used as a filter. Use "=Legal=false" to only modify illegal Pokémon. A full up to date list is available by reading the source code (BatchEditor.cs, ProcessPKM method). Section 2: ID Numbers for Use with the Batch Editor This section will focus on the input values you can use in conjunction with the Batch Editor. The Batch Editor uses the in-game index values to set the desired properties to Pokemon. Because of this you will need to use said index numbers instead of relying on the standard text based input present in PKHeX. As an example, to set the species of a Pokemon using the Batch Editor, you must use the equation .Species=150 Not .Species=Mewtwo Below are many of the common variables you may want to use, along with the possible values to use with those variables. Please Note: Some variables (like location, items etc...) have different ID numbers for different generations. Please ensure that you are using the correct ID numbers that correspond to the generation of the game you are editing. Ability: AbilityNumber: AltForm: Ball: Box: ConsoleRegion: Country: CurrentFriendship: CurrentLevel: Egg_Location: EggMetDate: EV_ATK,DEF, HP, SPA, SPD, SPE: FatefulEncounter: Gender: HeldItem: HPType: IsEgg: IsNicknamed: IV_ATK,DEF, HP, SPA, SPD, SPE: Language: Legal: MarkCircle, Diamond, Heart, Square, Star, Triangle: Met_Level: Met_Location: MetDate: Move1, 2, 3, 4: Move1_PPUps, 2, 3, 4: Nature: Nickname: OT_Gender: OT_Name: PID: RelearnMoves1, 2, 3, 4: ShinyLeaf (Gen 4 HG/SS Only) SID: Slot: Species: Stat_ATK,DEF, HP, SPA, SPD, SPE: TID: Version: Special Thanks to @theSLAYER for help with making and researching this guide with me
  3. 0 points
    This mod patches a lot of things to bring the best possible playing experience. Here's what it will patch for you: Starter editing - Makes playing as other Pokémon possible High-Res model patching - Prevents your model from disappearing during certain closeups Portrait patching - Shows the default portrait in the absence of a more specific emotion portrait Animation patching - Substitute missing story animations with dungeon ones to avoid the attack animation being used for everything And something else in the scripts specific to Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon that can't be mentioned without revealing spoilers. It is the last item in a similar list in this video if you're fine with being spoiled, or if you've seen it before. You must have Java on your computer to use this. This has been tested on the North American and European versions of Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, and the North American version of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. I don't know if will work on the Japanese version of Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, but it will not work on any other version of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. Instructions On the New Project window, choose "Starter Mod" in the drop-down, and fill in the name with something that makes sense. Then click OK. Wait until the loading is complete. This is one of the heavier mods, and may take some time even on beefier computers. Save the solution, to avoid having to repeat step 2 if something goes wrong. Expand the project you just created and open "fixed_pokemon.bin". You can do this either by double-clicking or by right-clicking and clicking Open. Edit things to your liking. You should see this when editing Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (Gates to Infinity has a much simpler interface): For the purpose of this guide, I'll do this: Things to consider: Each Pokémon must have 4 moves. It's been a while since I tried having less, but I remember things not working with fewer than 4 moves. In my example, I got the first three moves from the level up, and the fourth from Zorua's set of egg moves, although you are not required to stick to these; you can pick anything you want. (PSMD only) The evolution must be the final evolution in the line. If you pick a Pokémon with multiple evolutions, the first on will be used. Refer to the PSMD Pokédex index to find which evolution comes first (for example, if the starter is Eevee, the first evolution is Vaporeon). Click File -> Save -> Save File. You can now rebuild the mod-pack. Note that this may take a while.
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