Tips & Tricks – Confusion (Pokémon) – RPG Maker MV

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In Pokémon, a confused unit will have a chance to attack itself whenever it tries to perform an action unlike the RPG Maker MV confusion effect where it can randomly target an ally or enemy. Here’s how to replicate the Pokémon confusion effect in RPG Maker MV!

You can grab the copy/paste code here: 

Insert the following Lunatic Mode code into the Confusion state’s notebox. Change the values in red to fit your game’s settings.

<Custom Action Start Effect>
// Calculate the confusion success rate
var confuseRate = 0.50;
// Check RNG if it passed
if (Math.random() < confuseRate) {
  // Get the confusion skill for the user to perform
  var confusionSkill = 10;
  // Start the animation
  // Get the user's current action
  var action = user.currentAction();
  // Set it to the confusion skill
</Custom Action Start Effect>


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