Yanfly Engine Plugins

Here are some plugins made for RPG Maker MV, a piece of software that lets you create your own role playing games for the PC, Mac, and various mobile devices! Keep in mind that these plugins are made for RPG Maker MV only! They do not work on other RPG Makers.

Here are some important links regarding the Yanfly Engine Plugins library for RPG Maker MV:

  • Terms of Use – The terms and conditions of using Yanfly Engine Plugins (don’t worry, it’s not scary).
  • How to Install Plugins – New to RPG Maker MV and want to learn how to install plugins? Click here!
  • UPDATING PLUGINS – Not all plugins placed here are perfectly made. They get bugs from time to time. Visit this link to learn how to update plugins and to see which plugins need updating.
  • English Links – If you prefer grabbing the plugins from an easy directory tree, here it is!

Yanfly Engine Plugins

It is highly recommended that you place these plugins in the order shown below.


Core PluginsThese are plugins that affect the core aspects of your game, ranging from basic limitations to messages and even menus.
YEP.001Core Engine
Released: 2015.10.09
The Core Engine plugin is a plugin that’s made to address the core aspects of your game project, from raising the limits of stats to changing the colors of your window objects. Also to be included with this plugin will be any bug fixes made for RPG Maker MV. This plugin will be periodically updated whenever there is a new bug that is fixed. Yanfly Engine Plugins’ Core Engine is not a requirement for the plugin library to work.
Notetag Reference GuideNotetag Reference Guide
Created and Maintained by Smelipanda
This isn't a plugin, but instead, a reference guide maintained by the ever-so-kind Smelipanda~ In it contains references to all the notetags used by Yanfly Engine Plugins, a small description of what they do, and which database noteboxes can use them!
YEP.086Base Parameter Control
Released: 2016.03.25
The base parameters, MaxHP, MaxMP, ATK, DEF, MAT, MDF, AGI, and LUK all play a very important part of battle, yet, so very little control is given to the developer in regards to these important stats. This plugin will give more control over how the stats are handled and more.
YEP.095Base Parameter Control >> Class Base Parameters
Released: 2016.04.24
For those who don’t like the way base parameters are determined by the editor, you can use your own formulas to determine the parameter growth for each class using this plugin. This plugin also allows you to adjust the exp needed for each level per class.
YEP.032Class Change Core
Released: 2015.11.27
This plugin adds the ability for your player to freely change the classes of actors outside of battle from a menu. When changing classes, this script gives the option for the developer to choose whether or not classes have their own levels (causing the actor’s level to reset back to the class’s level) or to maintain the current level.
YEP.034Class Change Core >> Subclass
Released: 2015.11.29
Requires the Class Change Core plugin. This plugin enables your actors to be able to have a secondary class as a subclass! Subclasses can carry over skills, skill types, traits, and stats! How they carry it over is entirely up to you!
YEP.069Extra Parameter Formula
Released: 2016.02.12
The values for the Extra Parameters: HIT, EVA, CRI, CEV, MEV, MRF, CNT, HRG, MRG, and TRG, in RPG Maker MV are only able to be ever modified by traits by the various database objects. While it is flexible, RPG Maker MV does not enable you to utilize custom formulas to make things such as ATK and AGI influence HIT rate or LUK influence CRItical hits. With this plugin, now you can along with a few more goodies!
YEP.112Load Custom Fonts
Released: 2016.07.23
For those using custom fonts, you may have noticed that not all fonts from the /fonts/ directory are loaded at the time the game is loaded. This plugin let's you place the fonts into the /fonts/ directory and then load them as the game starts.
YEP.014Main Menu Manager
Released: 2015.10.17
Have more control over your main menu straight from the Plugin Manager. Add, remove, hide, show, enable, disable commands from your main menu altogether!
YEP.002Message Core
Released: 2015.10.10
The Message Core plugin adds more functionality to the default RPG Maker MV message system, enabling more text codes, a name box, and adjustable message window sizes!
YEP.065Message Core >> Extended Message Pack 1
Released: 2016.01.30
This plugin extends the amount of things the Message system can do in RPG Maker MV. These features range from text sounds, more name window options, face index control, hex colors, extended choice controls, and more precise window positioning control. New text codes are also added to further ease the usage of the message window.
YEP.073Message Core >> Message Macros
Released: 2016.02.21
Ever get tired of having to do \c[6]\n[1]\c[0]? With this plugin you can create a macro where you can type \m[1] and it will do just that. This is a utility plugin for RPG Maker MV developers. Using this plugin, you can now develop macros for the message system or anywhere that uses text codes in general. This plugin will allow you to define what macro ID’s will change into what text in-game!
YEP.100Save Core
Released: 2016.05.13
This plugin provides a new save interface for the player. Along with a new interface, the player can also load and delete saves straight from the menu itself. This will in turn make the save command from the Main Menu always available, but the save option within the new save menu will be enabled depending on whether or not it is allowed or disallowed. From the interface, the player is given more information regarding the save file including the the location the player saved at, the amount of gold available, and any variables that you want to show the player as well.
YEP.104Save Core >> New Game+
Released: 2016.05.27
New Game+ is a great way to provide replay value for your game. It lets the player re-experience the game in a different way with either carried over items, to carried over party members, to carried over skills, switches, and variables even. There exists many options to change how New Game+ will work for your game.
YEP.113Self Switches & Variables
Released: 2016.08.06
RPG Maker MV comes with Self Switch functionality. However, the number of Self Switches provided is a mere 4 in total, not enough for some of the more complex events. This plugin will let you extend the number of Self Switches. Self Variables, on the other hand, do not exist in RPG Maker MV, so this plugin will provide functionality for that as well.
YEP.078Special Parameter Formula
Released: 2016.03.04
The values for Special Parameters: TGR, GRD, REC, PHA, MCR, TCR, PDR, MDR, FDR, and EXR are lesser used and lesser known, but are only modified by database object traits. This plugin enables you to utilize custom formulas for these Special Parameters to alter them in such a way where MAT can alter the MP Cost of skills and whatnot.
AutoUpdateYEP Auto-Update
Made by Nekoyoubi
This AutoHotkey script will give you configurable, scheduled updates to your Yanfly Engine Plugins projects.


Battle PluginsThese plugins alter the battle engine’s aspects from the basic core engine to action sequence packs and more!
YEP.003Battle Engine Core
Released: 2015.10.10
The default battle system for RPG Maker MV now allows for the ever so popular side-view! However, we can beef it up a little bit more using the Battle Engine Core to add more features and capabilities to the battle system!
YEP.004Battle Engine Core >> Action Sequence Pack 1
Released: 2015.10.11
The first of three action sequence packs to be made for YEP’s Battle Engine Core! This pack includes action sequences that are mechanics-related for your actions.
YEP.005Battle Engine Core >> Action Sequence Pack 2
Released: 2015.10.12
The second of three action sequence packs for the Battle Engine Core focus on visual aspects of an action such as moving, jumping, changing the screen tint, and more!
YEP.006Battle Engine Core >> Action Sequence Pack 3
Released: 2015.10.12
The third action sequence pack for this set includes the ability to control the camera and zooming! Use these action sequences provided by this plugin to make your actions look nice and flashy! This plugin requires Battle Engine Core.
ASP DocumentationAction Sequence Pack Documentation
Not a plugin but compiled and detailed documentation made by the various users of the RPG Maker community!

-By Point08
-By Yoshifull
YEP.044Battle Engine Core >> Animated Sideview Enemies
Released: 2015.12.13
This plugin requires Battle Engine Core. This extension plugin allows you to animate enemies in a number of ways, from giving static enemies breathing, floating, and scaled attributes to utilizing animated sideview actors as potential battlers for your enemies instead of static graphics to help make your enemies appear more lively!
YEP.024Battle Engine Core >> Battle System – ATB
Released: 2015.11.06
The ever so popularly requested battle system: ATB! Made similarly to match the Final Fantasy series, the ATB system starts off with your characters filling up their gauges before they can input an action. Once an action is inputted, they start to quickly charge it up before going to perform their attack. This plugin requires Battle Engine Core.

WARNING: Support for ATB has bee discontinued by Yanfly. You can read about it here. You can continue using it, but do not expect everything to work with it.
YEP.031Battle Engine Core >> Battle System – ATB >> Visual ATB Gauge
Released: 2015.11.22
For Yanfly Engine Plugins – Battle System – ATB users, you can now display ATB gauges for your enemies! This plugin is plug and play but it does require the YEP_BattleSysATB plugin. The gauges can be shown either below or above the enemies.
YEP.038Battle Engine Core >> Battle System - CTB
Released: 2015.12.05
This plugin requires Battle Engine Core. The fabled Battle System – CTB! Battle participants are placed in a visible turn order based on their agility and speed. When it becomes their turn, they input an action and execute it immediately, then proceed back in line. The CTB system focuses heavily on turn manipulation to change the strategic flow of battle.

WARNING: Support for CTB has bee discontinued by Yanfly. You can read about it here. You can continue using it, but do not expect everything to work with it.
YEP.130 - Battle System - STBBattle Engine Core >> Battle System - STB
Released: 2017.03.24
The Standard Turn Battle system functions off of the Default Turn Battle system’s structure. Action orders are determined by the battlers’ AGI values and they go from highest to lowest. However, actions are not selected at the start of the turn. Instead, the turn progresses and the actions are picked as each battler’s turn appears, then proceeds to be executed immediately.

Each battler is only allowed one action per battle turn, meaning a single battler cannot have twice the number of turns as another battler even if the battler’s AGI value is double that of the other. This is to prevent any balancing issues that come from tick-based battle systems as they tend to be far more difficult to balance compared to turn-based battle systems.
YEP.082Battle Engine Core >> Counter Control
Released: 2016.03.11
The default counterattack trait in RPG Maker MV doesn’t give many options for the developer. It’s a skill that flatout cancels out the physical skill of the attacker by evading it and then producing a normal attack from the counterattacker. This plugin will give you more control over how counters work in the sense that you can choose to have the counter connect first before allowing the counter skill to proc.
YEP.115Battle Engine Core >> In-Battle Status
Released: 2016.09.03
In battle by default, there’s no way to check your party’s status. This plugin will add a new ‘Status’ command to the Party Command Window (with Fight and Escape) to allow players to check party members. Here, the player can view each party member’s current parameters, get a list of all states, buffs, and debuffs. The player can scroll through the list and view newly added help descriptions of the states, buffs, and debuffs in a help window.
YEP.129 - Turn Order DisplayBattle Engine Core >> Turn Order Display
Released: 2017.03.17
For Turn-Based Battle Systems like DTB (Default Turn Battle), letting the player see the turn order visually can add a whole lot more depth to the battle system. This plugin will add a display of icons showing the turn order of the player’s party and the enemy party within a corner of the screen (modifiable).

NOTE! This plugin does NOT work with tick-based Battle Systems like ATB or CTB! It is specifically made to work only with turn-based battle systems.
YEP.030Battle Engine Core >> Visual HP Gauges
Released: 2015.11.21
Want to display HP gauges visibly on enemies? And possibly even your allies? Want to give certain enemies different color HP gauges or make it longer than usual? Or make it required that enemies must be defeated first before showing their HP gauge? Well, now you can!
YEP.119 - Enemy Weak PosesBattle Engine Core >> Weak Enemy Poses
Released: 2016.11.05
Non-animated enemies often appear lifeless. They maintain one appearance throughout the whole battle and do not change it under any circumstances. This plugin allows you to set different images for enemies when they are under certain health percentages as well as other conditions.
YEP.070Absorption Barrier
Released: 2016.02.13
The Absorption Barrier is a new mechanic added for battle. Barrier Points, a new type of stat, provide a layer of protection for battlers. Any direct damage that would normally be done to HP would be dealt to the battler's Barrier Points first, mitigating any real damage dealt to the battler. Any remaining damage is then dealt to the battler.
YEP.016Battle A.I. Core
Released: 2015.10.19
Tired of dumb enemies that turn your otherwise challenging game into an easy-peasy walk in the park? The Battle A.I. Core plugin allows you to manually adjust the settings and patterns of your enemies so that they can deliver MANLY poundings onto your players.
YEP.132 - Battle BGM ControlBattle BGM Control
Released: 2017.04.14
This plugin lets you assign certain BGM's to certain troops so that they will play from the map transition into the battle. Furthermore, when a major enemy's HP is reduced to certain values, the battle BGM can change as well. This will help add extra feeling to the battle and make battle BGM's less monotonous for longer battles.
YEP.101Battle Select Cursor
Released: 2016.05.15
This plugin allows you to set custom cursors when selecting allies and/or enemies for targeting while in battle. This is to help with better visual cues when picking a target if the flashing battler isn't enough.
YEP.042Battle Status Window
Released: 2015.12.11
This plugin replaces the default battle status window, which was shown in a row format, to a column-based format that also displays the party's faces.
YEP.050Buffs & States Core
Released: 2015.12.25
Alter the basic mechanics behind buffs and states that aren't adjustable within the RPG Maker editor. Such mechanics include altering the maximum number of times buffs can stack, changing the turns remaining on buffs and states, and the rules involved when reapplying states.
YEP.131 - Extended Damage Over TimeBuffs & States Core >> Extended Damage Over Time
Released: 2017.04.07
RPG Maker MV does not provide the ability to utilize custom formulas for any damage or healing over time state effects. This plugin, through aid of Yanfly’s Buffs & States Core, will allow usage for formulas to create custom damage or healing over time values, animations to go with them, variance control, and elemental rate aspects.

This is a collaboration plugin by Tigress and Yanfly to ensure compatibility with the Yanfly Engine Plugins library.
YEP.089Buffs & States Core >> State Categories
Released: 2016.04.03
This plugin allows you to set categories for your states. They can be one category, multiple categories, or no categories. With this in mind, there's a few new features this plugin provides that pertains to this category system such as removal of states under a certain category and the ability to have them bypass certain key removal aspects such as on Death removal or Recover All removal.
YEP.076Buffs & States Core >> Tick-Based Regen
Released: 2016.02.28
For those running a Tick-Based Battle System with the Battle Engine Core (ie. Active Turn Battle or Charge Turn Battle), this will automatically set your states for Turn End timings to use a Time Based system, but in turn, causes regeneration effects to occur individually.
YEP.114Battle Engine Core >> Visual State Effects
Released: 2016.08.20
States are amongst one of the most important aspects of the battle system. Therefore, relaying proper information to the player is extremely important. RPG Maker MV does relay information to the player about the various states and effects, but it is far from perfect. This plugin allows you to add more detail and visual effects regarding states to relay proper data.
YEP.025Damage Core
Released: 2015.11.07
The Damage Core plugin enables you to have full control over the damage calculation process of your game ranging from individual damage formulas to damage caps to damage calculation steps.
YEP.033Damage Core >> Armor Scaling
Released: 2015.11.28
Scale defensive stats relative to a universal scale and gives your players a way to increase and decrease damage without having to provide pure stats. Adds new gameplay mechanics such as Armor Penetration and Armor Reduction into your game!
FD Armor Scaling CalculatorArmor Scaling Calculator
created by FlyingDream
Figuring out the right amount of defense values to give your actors when using the Armor Scaling plugin can be a challenge. This tool will allow you to test various defense values to see how armor scaling will affect different base damage values to help assist you in figuring out how to make armor scaling work right for your game.
YEP.026Damage Core >> Critical Control
Released: 2015.11.08
This plugin allows you to modify the critical hit rate formula across a global scale and for an individual skill/item scale. This plugin requires Damage Core.
YEP.107Element Core
Released: 2016.06.10
Elemental control in RPG Maker MV is pretty lacking. The calculation of how multiple elements are handled aren't very clear nor are they too intuitive when it comes to certain aspects. This plugin also gives way to skills and items having more than one element, battlers being able to absorb, reflect, amplify elemental damage, and more!
YEP.047Extra Enemy Drops
Released: 2015.12.19
By default, RPG Maker MV limits enemies to only drop up to 3 items max and at very limited drop rates. This plugin allows you to add more than 3 items at drop. In addition to having more than 3 drops, this plugin also allows you to expand the enemy drops to have conditional drops, drops that will only appear before the player if certain conditions are met.
YEP.093Force Advantage
Released: 2016.04.17
This plugin enables you to force a battle advantage on the next upcoming battle, whether it is forced or a random encounter. These advantages can be either pre-emptive strikes, surprise attacks, or even forcing a completely normal battle with no advantage. This plugin also enables specific common events to play upon different battle types.
YEP.085Hit Accuracy
Released: 2016.03.20
By default, RPG Maker MV’s action accuracy formula is unintuitive. For what it matters, the accuracy of the skill is determined first, then the evasion of the target is determined second regardless of the accuracy of the first check. This means that even if an attacker has 1000% HIT accuracy, the skill can still be evaded by the enemy’s 5% EVA stat. So instead, this plugin will provide control over an action’s accuracy formula and evasion formula. By this plugin’s default settings, accuracy will now be calculated where the attacker’s HIT and the enemy’s EVA are set against one another for a more intuitive accuracy formula.
YEP.128 - Hit Damage SoundsHit Damage Sounds
Released: 2017.03.10
Different types of armors make different sounds when they’re hit. When an actor is struck by an attack and takes damage, they will play a sound effect based off the armor they are wearing (ie. cloth versus metal). Enemies can also play different sound effects when they get hit, too (ie. slimes versus robots). Use this plugin to make your armors and enemies more lively when they react to damage.

This is a collaboration plugin by Chickie and Yanfly to ensure compatibility with the Yanfly Engine Plugins library.
YEP.125 - Improved BattlebacksImproved Battlebacks
Released: 2016.02.11
This plugin remakes how RPG Maker MV handles battlebacks. By default, all battlebacks are handled in a hard-structured fashion making them hard to modify and alter to behave dynamically. This plugin reworks the way RPG Maker MV’s battlebacks behave using a more automatic and flexible means of handling them, allowing battlebacks to added, removed, change its image, fade in/out, adjust opacity settings, and scroll in various directions!
YEP.071Life Steal
Released 2016.02.19
Life Steal is a mechanic in RPG Maker MV that only exists in the form of specific skills or items. There is no way to passively gain Life Steal from physical, magical, or certain hit attacks. This plugin will allow you to set passive Life Steal traits for physical, magical, and certain hit attacks for both HP and MP values.
YEP.127 - Overkill BonusOverkill Bonus
Released: 2017.03.03
Overkill occurs when an actor defeats an enemy with excessive damage. All enemies have an Overkill damage requirement and if a battler lands a killing blow dealing damage equal to or greater than this number, an animation is played on the enemy before the enemy collapses. When an enemy is overkilled, that enemy will reward the player with more EXP, more gold, a higher drop rate, and if YEP_ExtraEnemyDrops is installed, more possibilities for extra items under the condition of being Overkilled.

This is a collaboration plugin by Tigress and Yanfly to ensure compatibility with the Yanfly Engine Plugins library.
YEP.074Target Core
Released 2016.02.26
The Target Core plugin is made to expand upon the existing target scopes provided by RPG Maker MV. This plugin enables you to use more target scopes, with a larger variety of ways to target actors and enemies with bonus ways to choose targets combined with the Row Formation plugin.
YEP.084Target Core >> Area of Effect
Released: 2016.03.18
Sometimes, targeting one foe isn’t enough and targeting all foes is too many. The right mix in between would be area of effects to target only a certain area of foes. This plugins enables area of effect targeting to come in the forms of circular areas, column areas, row areas, and even the whole screen.
YEP.094Target Core >> Selection Control
Released: 2016.04.22
When selecting targets, RPG Maker MV has it set by default that the list of valid targets is always either alive enemies, alive allies, or only dead allies. Actions would not be able to target either actors or enemies or change from single target to multiple targets. This extension plugin for the Target Core will allow you to break free of that restriction for better selection control of targets as well as insert customized conditions.
Released: 2015.10.31
Taunts have become a mainstream game mechanic for many games. It’s only natural to port something like that over to RPG Maker MV! Included in this plugin are taunt effects and taunt nullification effects!
YEP.007Victory Aftermath
Released: 2015.10.13
Replace the default RPG Maker victory messages with this plugin’s Victory Aftermath windows to provide more accurate and visual data to your players!
YEP.059Victory Aftermath >> Aftermath Level Up
Released: 2015.01.16
This adds a level up section to the Victory Aftermath sequence to show the individual parameter changes the actor has acquired in addition to skills that the actor may have learned. This segment will be omitted if there are no actors to level up or if the game has the segment disabled. When there are multiple actors leveling up, the Victory Aftermath will cycle through each of the actors.


Item PluginsThese plugins affect items and the item scene, ranging from independent items to item upgrades to new menu layouts.
YEP.011Item Core
Released: 2015.10.16
The Item Core plugin changes a lot of things about your project, from the item menu to independent items. But more importantly, this plugin builds a bridge for those who wish to do more with their items…
YEP.092Item Core >> Attachable Augments
Released 2016.04.15
Attachable Augments is an extension plugin made for the Item Core plugin. It allows equipment to be able to attach augment components to various slots, that you can define individually per item. These slots can be of a certain category unique to that item or global across all items. The effects used with the augment can involve parameter changes, adding skills, adjust state resistances, place attack elements, and more!
YEP.096Item Core >> Item Disassemble
Released: 2016.04.29
Sometimes, there are items that are simply not useful to the player anymore. In that case, why not give players the option to break down the item into something a little bit more useful? Using this plugin, players can break down and disassemble items, weapons, and armors into something else. Using different types of disassemblers, the player can get different types of items back, too.
YEP.072Item Core >> Item Durability
Released: 2016.02.20
Independent Weapons and Armors will now have a Durability value. Over the course of battle, equipment durability will drop based on actions performed, damage taken, and the like. When a piece of equipment’s durability value reaches 0, the piece of equipment will break. Durability can be repaired by items and increased by skills, too.
YEP.123 - Item Picture ImagesItem Core >> Item Picture Images
Released: 2017.01.14

For those using the YEP_ItemCore and enabled the ‘Updated Scene Item’ plugin parameter, you may have noticed the large icon towards the center of the screen. Ever wondered how it’d be if it were using an image instead? This plugin will add the functionality to use images from your game’s ‘Pictures’ folder to represent the item instead of just the icon. Now, you can add more ways to breathe life into your games!
YEP.012Item Core >> Item Upgrade Slots
Released: 2015.10.16
This plugin requires the Item Core plugin as this plugin is an extension plugin for it. This plugin enables your players to be able to uprade their weapons and armors through a dedicated slot system.
YEP.058Item Synthesis
Released: 2016.01.15
Item synthesis is now a pretty common aspect of most RPG's where the player can craft their own items after acquiring recipes. This plugin enables your players to be able to do that after acquiring the said recipes. Recipes can come in the form of items, weapons, and/or armors and transcribed in them are what items, weapons, and/or armors they can make. These items can be made from the main menu and/or synthesis locations!
YEP.053Shop Menu Core
Released: 2016.01.01
The shop menu in RPG Maker MV is the same as it was in RPG Maker VX and RPG Maker VX Ace. It's relatively basic and provides adequate information, but not really enough to let the player know what they're actually buying or even selling. This plugin enables shops to show more than just the basic information displayed in RPG Maker MV and even allows for custom commands to be inserted into the command window.
YEP.060Shop Menu Core >> More Currencies
Released: 2016.01.22

As an extension of the Shop Menu Core, this plugin enables you to have items cost multiple currencies or different currencies using variables and/or other items themselves.


Skill PluginsThese plugins affect skill usage ranging from skill costs to the way they're handled.
YEP.008Skill Core
Released: 2015.10.13
The Skill Core plugin enables you to modify the core aspects of skills such as the cost and effects. With this plugin, HP costs are also implemented, too.
YEP.056Skill Core >> Limited Skill Uses
Released: 2016.01.09
This is an extension plugin for the Skill Core plugin. This plugin enables you to set a limited amount of times certain skills (or all skills) can be used per battle or ever. This adds a different type of skill currency and balance mechanic in limiting the amount of times a skill can be used without directly having to alter MP, TP, or the like.
YEP.067Skill Core >> Party Limit Gauge
Released: 2016.02.06
This plugin requires the Skill Core plugin and enables a Party Limit Gauge for both the player party and the enemy party. These gauges will fill up or decrease depending on what actions take place. The amounts they raise can be adjusted within the plugin's parameters to your liking. Once a party has enough of the Party Limit Gauge, members from that party can use it as a skill resource to unleash powerful actions in battle!
YEP.009Skill Core >> Skill Cooldowns
Released: 2015.10.14
Skill Cooldowns is an extension plugin for the Skill Core. This plugin enables you to give your skills cooldowns, a game mechanic which prevents skills from being repeatedly used requiring the player to wait a few turns in order for the skill to become available for use again.
YEP.043Skill Core >> Skill Cost Items
Released: 2015.12.12
This plugin requires Skill Core. Now you can set costs for skills using items. The item costs will appear next to the other skill costs displaying the icons of the items needed and the amount of the items to be used. Item costs using this plugin can be altered by set and percentile amounts in addition to being replaced altogether by a substitute item.
YEP.022Instant Cast
Released: 2015.10.30
Instant Cast allows for skills and items to be instantly used after being selected without using up the user’s turn!
YEP.028Skill Learn System
Released: 2015.11.14
This plugin enables your game’s actors to learn skills from the skill menu. This can be done via either gold, items, or Job Points. It provides the player an alternate way of acquiring skills aside from leveling up.


Equip PluginsThese plugins affect equipment and the equip menu.
YEP.010Equip Core
Released: 2015.10.15
The Equip Core plugins makes quite a few changes for your projects. It affects the equip menu, equipment type handling, equipment rulings, and parameter control.
YEP.083Equip Core >> Change Battle Equip
Released: 2016.03.13
This plugin enables your player to be able to switch out an actor’s equips mid-battle. This will take the player to the Equip menu rather than leave the player inside the battle scene.
YEP.097Equip Core >> Equip Customize Command
Released: 2016.05.01
Games that use the YEP_X_ItemUpgradeSlots, YEP_X_ItemDurability, and YEP_X_AttachAugment plugins may notice that it's not too intuitive to modify items from the item menu when they're equipped to the actors in the equip menu. This plugin will add a "Customize" option to the Equip menu that will function as a shortcut to the Item menu for quick customization access.
YEP.075Equip Core >> Equip Requirements
Released: 2016.02.27
Place restrictions on when an actor can equip a weapon or piece of armor. Set level requirements, stat requirements, switch requirements, and more. This plugin will also provide a separate equipment requirement window to show the player what is needed in order for gear to be equipped.
YEP.063Weapon Animation
Released: 2016.01.28
Ever wanted to give your swords different images despite being the same sword type? Or how about your axes? Or any weapon? Now you can! On top of that, you can even use custom images to accomplish this.
YEP.051Weapon Unleash
Released: 2015.12.26
This plugin allows your game to be able to replace the Attack and Guard commands or give them the option of having a skill randomly occur when using them in reference to Golden Sun's Weapon Unleash system!


Status Menu PluginsThese plugins are made for the status menu and alter the way the status menu appears in your game.
YEP.037Status Menu Core
Released: 2015.12.04
This plugin replaces the Status menu with a whole new layout. Including the function to display more information regarding the actor.
YEP.041Status Menu Core >> Actor Variables
Released: 2015.12.10
This plugin requires the Status Menu Core. Ever wanted to display unique Game Variables into the status menu to portray your actors? Now you can! These variables can come from a global or individual source per actor. Variables listed in the Global Columns found in the parameters will be listed for all actors. Variables defined in the actor noteboxes will be listed for that actor when displayed.
YEP.039Status Menu Core >> Battle Statistics
Released: 2015.12.06
Ever wanted to log the battle statistics of your actors over the course of the entire gameplay? Well, now you can! This bonus plugin requires the Status Menu Core plugin.
YEP.048Status Menu Core >> Profile Status Page
Released: 2015.15.20
This plugin requires the Status Menu Core. This plugin adds a new 'Profile' command to the Status Menu where the player can read up on the actor's biography. Pictures can be added in. Text can be updated mid-game, too!


Gameplay PluginsThese plugins affect the entirity of gameplay with their unique changes.
YEP.013Auto Passive States
Released: 2015.10.17
Add passive states to your game! They can be innate to actors, classes, appear when a piece of equipment is worn, or after an actor learns a skill! Having a passive state increase gameplay depth by a lot!
YEP.117 - Passive Aura EffectsAuto Passive States >> Passive Aura Effects
Released: 2016.10.08
Passive Aura Effects are commonly found in many online multiplayer games with RPG elements. When a battler can give out an aura, it will affect other nearby battlers, too, either ally and/or foe. This plugin will allow states to generate aura effects for other party members, opponents, or specifically for actor and/or enemy parties.
YEP.064Enemy Levels
Released 2016.01.29
This plugin allows enemies to function off of a leveling system. An enemy's level will be increased relative to the player under specific rulings and will increase its stats based on its level.
FD Enemy Level CalculatorEnemy Level Calculator
created by FlyingDream
The Enemy Levels plugin can be difficult to balance. FlyingDream made this wonderful way to calculate enemy stats by various levels using different base values, percent rates, and flat amounts to help you see the variations across different levels!
YEP.055Enhanced TP
Released: 2016.01.08
The TP system in RPG Maker MV is rather limiting. A lot of the TP system is hardcoded in giving RPG Maker MV users very little control over how much TP gain a battler can receive from particular actions and situations. This plugin gives you the ability to adjust how much TP battlers will acquire from various actions, different TP modes, and letting players select and pick what TP mode they want for each actor.
YEP.057Enhanced TP >> More TP Modes
Released: 2016.01.10
This is an extension plugin for Enhanced TP. For those who think that 20 TP Modes isn't enough, this will expand the amount of TP Modes for your game by another 20 for each up to a total of 100 TP Modes!
YEP.090Equip Battle Skills
Released: 2016.04.08
This plugin creates a new gameplay mechanic where players have to choose which skills to bring into battle. They can select what skills to bring from the skill menu. In addition to being able to do that, equipped skills can also add bonuses such as stats and/or passive states.
YEP.106Equip Battle Skills >> Allowed Types
Released: 2016.06.05
For those who are using the Equip Battle Skills plugin, you may have noticed that the 'Skills' command replaces all skill types in the battle command window. For those who'd like to have certain skill types continue working, you can use this plugin to create an exception for it. The skill types found listed in the plugin parameters will be given an exception and will be shown in battle. Any skill that contains the skill type also cannot be equipped in a battle skill slot.
YEP.091Equip Battle Skills >> Equip Skill Tiers
Released: 2016.04.10
This plugin imposes a limit upon actors to limit what skills can be equipped based on tiers. The player must abide by the limits before being able to exit the menu allowing for better control over gameplay balance.
jobpointsJob Points
Released: 2015.11.13
This plugin by itself will not change any major game functions, but instead, it works in combination with other plugins that make use of this plugin’s functions should you decide to incorporate Job Points into your game.
YEP.029Party System
Released: 2015.11.20
This plugin replaces the “Formation” command found in the in-game menu with a new scene where the player can adjust the party he or she wants in a more comfortable way.
YEP.108Party System >> Actor Party Switch
Released: 2016.06.17
For games that benefit more from individual party switching, this plugin grants players the ability to switch party members on an individual basis rather than entire parties at a time mid-battle. However, actors that have just switched in and are on cooldown, required for battle, or locked in the party position cannot switch out.
YEP.054Row Formation
Released: 2016.01.02
This plugin places party members into row formations to give them distinct advantages based on row location in the form of states for maximum control. Skills and items are capable of moving targets to different row locations.
YEP.066Steal & Snatch
Released: 2016.02.05
Stealing is a commonly used mechanic found in many traditional RPG's. This plugin enables you to replicate that mechanic and add more depth upon it.


Movement PluginsThese plugins affect movement behaviors for events and/or the player on maps.
YEP.124 - Move Route CoreMove Route Core
Released: 2017.01.21
RPG Maker MV gives us a lot of various commands to use for our Move Routes. However, it still imposes a lot of limitations on the system for what else could still be potentially useful for move route commands. This plugin will provide additional methods to construct move routes for your events and allow you to streamline the move route creation process.
YEP.126 - Extended Move Pack 1Move Route Core >> Extended Move Pack 1
Released: 2017.02.25
This plugin adds extra simplified move routes for your events with the main intention of creating specific behaviors in movement patterns. The patterns include the option to hug a side of the wall and move along that, moving a single direction until coming to a stop, relative opacity adjusting, and index shifting.


Utility PluginsThese plugins are made for utility purposes. They don’t add to the gameplay, but instead, focus on making your life in using RPG Maker easier.
YEP.103Animated Tile Option
Released: 2016.05.22
Some players may experience lag when walking near animated tiles. This is due to the fact that animated tiles constantly draw, delete, and redraw the tiles every few frames. Unfortunately, due to Pixi2's drawing method, there exists some memory leaks when this kind of drawing occurs. On mobile devices or weak computers with little memory to spare, this can potentially cause some games to crash. The option to enable/disable animated tiles is now in the options menu for players to toggle.
YEP.102Auto Switches
Released: 2016.05.20
This plugin allows you to set switches that are either always enabled or always disabled based on a various conditions. These conditions are here to help enable easier access to determining the lesser frequently seen flags set by the game such as determining if the game is running via debug mode or on a certain type of browser.
YEP.015Base Troop Events
Released: 2015.10.18
Wanted to place an event in every single battle but copy/pasting it is too inefficient? Now, you can do it using Base Troop Events, where every single battle takes a template of events from the selected troop you want it to!
YEP.061Button Common Events
Released: 2016.01.23

This plugin enables you to bind common events to the individual buttons on your keyboard. Instead of having the standard Z for OK and X for cancel, you can make other keys work differently. With the exception of important keys that shouldn't be altered, nearly full access is given across the span of the keyboard.
YEP.110Call Event
Released: 2016.06.24
This is a reproduced method from RPG Maker 2000 and RPG Maker 2003. It allows the game to call a page’s events as if it were a common event. These events can be drawn from any event on any map within the game.
YEP.098Common Event Menu
Released: 2016.05.06
The Common Event Menu allows you to create your own custom menu setups. When using it, you can list whatever common events you so wish and generate a menu that when selecting the menu command, it will run the common event. This common event menu setup allows you to utilize a help window, a picture window, and a subtext window to allow for your own personal touch when using the common event window.
YEP.099Common Event Menu >> Common Event Menu Setup Pack 1
Released: 2016.05.08
For those using the Common Event Menu and are rearranging windows around, you may have realized that it can take quite a bit of work to do. This extension plugin contains various setups that come easy for you to make quick menu setups for.
YEP.109Common Event Menu >> Common Event Menu Setup Pack 2
Released: 2016.06.19
For those using the Common Event Menu and are rearranging windows around, you may have realized that it can take quite a bit of work to do. This extension plugin contains various setups that come easy for you to make quick menu setups for. This is the second Common Event Menu Setup Pack, with more options for you to pick from and give your Common Event Menus a nice fresh look fit for each type of menu.
YEP.049Credits Page
Released: 2015.12.24
This plugin adds a 'Credits' command to the title screen that will bring up a window of a credits page made the way you want. Text codes can be used for the credits page to allow for more customization options. Furthermore, specific entries can be tied to URL's so you can link back to those you've provided credit for!
YEP.077Dash Toggle
Released: 2016.03.03
RPG Maker MV lacks the ability to toggle dashing on and off. This plugin will enable you to toggle dashing on and off as well as provide certain traits that will inhibit the party leader from being able to dash (such as an extra heavy weapon).
YEP.105Event Encounter Aid
Released: 2016.06.03
For those who have on-screen encounters, you may have discovered that making touch encounters in RPG Maker MV to be rather difficult when it comes to performing a sneak attack upon an event or such. This plugin makes the event encounter checking process easier by providing six conditional script calls for you to utilize when checking event vs player positions.
YEP.020Event Chase Player
Released: 2015.10.21
Events have a typically bland movement behavior. They either stand in one place, always chase you, always run from you, move randomly, or always just move in specified patterns. This plugin lets your events suddenly switch from their norm to chasing or fleeing from the player.
YEP.079Event Chase Player >> Event Chase Stealth
Released: 2016.03.05
Grants your player the ability to go Stealth Mode for either a limited set amount of time or an unlimited amount of time. While in Stealth Mode, the player will not alert any events set by the Event Chase Player plugin. This plugin also includes region areas that are considered stealth regions.
YEP.040Event Mini Label
Released: 2015.12.08
This plugin lets you place text above the heads of various events using a miniature label through a comment tag. The text used can also use text codes so text, icons, colors, etc. whatever it is, you can use it as a label!
YEP.021External Links
Released: 2015.10.25
Add a way to access your website (or any) from within your game using this plugin! This plugin will also notify the player if the access attempt was also blocked.
YEP.081FPS Synch Option
Released: 2016.03.10
RPG Maker MV is constructed in a way where each update to its engine is done once per frame update. While this is normally fine, as many players view the game through 60 fps, some players experience the game differently as their hardware may run at higher than 60 fps. This plugin adds the option in the Options menu for players to choose the setting they want.
YEP.046Gab Window
Released: 2015.12.18
Sometimes there’s random jibber jabber that does not warrant a message box. The Gab Window fulfills that jibber jabber by placing such text outside of the message window box and at the corner of the screen. The gab text will appear briefly and then disappear, not showing up again until the gab text is updated with something else.
YEP.116Grid-Free Doodads
Released: 2016.09.17
In RPG Maker MV, tilesets are used for mapping purposes. Tileset A is used for drawing land while Tilesets B through E are used to add doodads. But in RPG Maker MV, doodads added by Tilesets B through E are locked to the grid and add a rather unnatural feel to it. This plugin will allow you to break free of the grid and add doodads unbound by the grid. Doodads can come in all forms, from large to small, static and animated, you name it!
YEP.122 - Extended Doodad Pack 1Grid-Free Doodads >> Extended Doodad Pack 1
Released: 2016.12.17
This plugin allows you to add more options to the settings menu in the doodads editor. This allows you to set the tone for doodads to change them into colors that hues will not allow, the option for doodads to appear under certain switch conditions, whether or not party members have joined.
YEP.111Icon Balloons
Released: 2016.07.09
RPG Maker MV provides us with 15 Balloon Animations to use to allow our events to show emotions with. Sometimes, this just isn't enough. However, this plugin allows you to use icons from your IconSet to extend the number of balloon types you can use.
YEP.080Keyboard Config
Released: 2016.03.06
This plugin allows players to change their keyboard configuration from the in-game Options menu provided that they're using a computer to play the game and not from a mobile device. The "Keyboard Config" option will send the player to a different screen where they can assign actions to each of the allowed keys on the keyboard.
YEP.036Map Gold Window
Released: 2015.12.03
Ever wanted to display the gold window and leave it on the map screen for a bit? This plugin will allow you to do that with just a few plugin commands.
YEP.121 - Map Select EquipMap Select Equip
Released: 2016.12.03
The Select Item event in RPG Maker MV does what it's supposed to: selects an item and then binds the value to a variable. However, it lacks the ability to allow the player to select weapons, armors, or both. This plugin gives you the functionality of selecting an equip and binding the ID of the equip to a variable.
YEP.087Map Select Skill
Released: 2016.03.27
This plugin produces a window similar to that of the Select Item Window, but instead, it displays a list of skills from a designated actor and the skill type selected. When a skill is selected, it set the chosen variable's value to become that of the picked skill's ID.
YEP.088Picture Common Events
Released: 2016.04.01
Pictures can function as something other than just a visual for your game. They can sometimes serve as UI elements or more! However, what they don’t have the ability to inherently do is to call upon common events when clicked on by the mouse. With this plugin, the pictures bound to a common event will become usable when clicked or touched!
YEP.052Region Battlebacks
Released: 2015.12.27
This plugin will allow you to alter the battlebacks used by default for the overworld in addition to bind specific battlebacks to specific tiles on the map through usage of regions.
YEP.017Region Events
Released: 2015.10.19
Apply common events to specified regions! Simply by stepping on a tile marked by that region will trigger a specific common event!
YEP.018Region Restrictions
Released: 2015.10.20
Don’t like having NPC’s wandering into places they don’t belong? Feel like the player shouldn’t have access to certain parts of the map? The Region Restrictions plugin lets you do just that by simply planting regions onto the map to prevent those nosy events from going to places they shouldn’t.
YEP.118 - Vehicle RestrictionsRegion Restrictions >> Vehicle Restrictions
Released: 2016.10.22
This plugin expands region restrictions (and allowed regions) to vehicles. On top of that, you can designate specific regions for vehicles to land in. This way, you can make it so that small boats cannot traverse certain bodies of water, land in only certain spots, etc. that ships can or vice versa! Add a bit more variety to the way vehicles are handled for your game!
YEP.120 - Repel Lure EncountersRepel & Lure Encounters
In RPG Maker MV, you can either choose to enable encounters or disable them completely. However, making a system that repels encounters for a certain amount of steps or increase the encounter rate for a certain amount of steps is a whole different matter. This plugin allows you to create ways to repel encounters, generate lures, and the rate at which lures are done.
YEP.019Save Event Locations
Released: 2015.10.21
NPC’s often reset their map locations when a player reenters a map. However, you can change that using this plugin by having the game save their event locations!
YEP.062Slippery Tiles
Released: 2016.01.24
This plugin enables you to set which tiles are slippery tiles through either regions or notetags. To use regions, change the parameter setting to which region ID you would like to associate with a slippery tile.
YEP.068Smart Jump
Released: 2016.02.07
For those that may have made their own Jump system before with events, you may have come across the problem of being able to jump off the map, into places you're not supposed to go, or even on top of events that shouldn't be allowed to go on top of. This plugin helps faciliate eventing a Jump system for your RPG Maker game by introducing Smart Jumps.
YEP.035Stop Map Movement
Released: 2015.12.01
A feature that was removed from RPG Maker 2000 and RPG Maker 2003 was the Stop Event Movement event. This event prevented events from automatically moving by themselves, so they don’t intrude on cutscenes, catch up to the player during messages, etc.
YEP.045Swap Enemies
Released: 2015.12.17
This plugin allows you to have an enemy be a basic randomizing swap dummy for other enemies. Insert enemy ID’s of other enemies inside of the swap notetag and those enemies will take place of the swap monster at the start of a battle.

MiscThese are various plugins with miscellaneous effects on the game. Note: Some of these do not have a video attached. This is because some of these are snippets and will be expanded upon more later or already have a more expanded version above.

  • Gamepad Config – Allows your players to config their gamepads from the Options menu.
  • ItemBook v1.01 – Originally provided by Ojima with the RPG Maker MV package, this one contains an update that makes it compatible with YEP Item Core.
  • Screen Resolution – Change your game’s screen resolution if you don’t want to use the Core Engine.

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