Pokémon Divine Sword & Blessed Shield (Version 1.1 Major Update! EXP. Candies Return!)

Pokémon Divine Sword & Blessed Shield - v1.1
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I can't believe I am finally writing this, but Phives and I are proud to finally present Pokémon Divine Sword & Blessed Shield, a difficulty romhack. Why release another romhack when Sacred Sword & King's Shield is out, you may ask? Well to be quite honest, that project was rushed and is not something we are particularly proud of. So, we have been working on an entirely new one ever since the release of the Crown Tundra. Now, over half a year later and a LOT of hours sunk into playtesting, we are finally ready to release the first version!

Intro - What is Pokémon Divine Sword & Blessed Shield?
Pokémon Divine Sword & Blessed Shield is a difficulty romhack, taking inspiration mostly from Drayano's work. However, I also played Radical Red last year and took some inspiration from that, although outside of QoL features those are purely optional. So don't worry if you want to play in Switch mode and use healing items in battle! We've made edits to nearly every Pokemon, mainly focusing on making egg and tutor moves available through normal level up movesets as well as providing buffs and new moves to tons of different Pokémon. Of course, there is documentation for everything included in the google drive folder with the download. We've of course redone the team of every single trainer in the game, and hope to encourage team building in order to over come these challenges. However, it is important to remember that all of this is done within the confines of Sword & Shield. We cannot make the AI super smart, nor can we force certain aspects like a level cap, etc. However, we have gone to great lengths in order to make it the best we possible could.

Notable Features:
  • Completely reworked Raid rewards system
  • All 600 Pokémon from Sword & Shield (including DLC) catchable outside of the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra
  • Overhauled boss battles
  • Quality of life features such as purchasable EV reducers
  • Shop overhauls in order to make competitive items easily accessible
  • Healing items disabled during trainer battles (THIS IS OPTIONAL)
  • Battle Items removed from the game (not optional, as X items are the new purchasable EV reducing items)
  • Edited Adventure Guide for in game documentation
  • Edited Pokémon & various buffs/moveset edits.

Screenshots (there are lot of them and they are BIG so here is your warning):
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v1.1 Changelog: Return of the EXP. Candies

!!SELL ALL OF YOUR "MEDICINE" ITEMS THAT ARE IN YOUR "ITEMS" POUCH PRIOR TO UPDATING IF YOU DO NOT USE THE USABLE HEALING ITEMS PATCH!!

Healing items have been moved back to the "Medicine" pouch, and are still not usable in battle without the patch.

EXP. Candies make their return, obtainable through shops in every Pokecenter. They appear as you get Gym badges in the following tiers:
  • XS - 0 Badges ₽600
  • S - 2 Badges ₽1,000
  • M - 4 Badges ₽3,000
  • L - 6 Badges ₽9,000
  • XL - 7 Badges ₽27,000
All changes regarding EXP. Candies are tentative and subject to change. Please provide your feedback!
In addition, all Nature Mints are now purchasable from the start of the game at all Pokecenters for ₽7,500.
Wishing Pieces are also in every Pokecenter for ₽5,000

As a test, Ballonlea's Pokecenter has a new NPC behind the left counter that will offer to feed your pokemon Max Soup for 3 Max Mushrooms.
Max Mushrooms can be purchased at any Pokecenter after receiving 5 Gym Badges.
In future updates, this NPC will be in all Pokecenters.
Max Mushrooms are now in the "Items" pouch.


Hammerlocke City - Centeral Pokemon Center (Right Counter) Now has the following items:
  • Power Bracer
  • Power Belt
  • Power Lens
  • Power Band
  • Power Anklet
  • Power Weight
  • Destiny Knot
  • PP Up
  • Razor Claw
  • Protector
  • Reaper Claw
  • Whipped Dream
  • Sachet

Motostoke City - Souther Pokemon Center (Right Counter) Now has the following items:
  • Speed Down
  • HP down

Hammerlocke City - West Pokemon Center (Right Counter) Now has the following TMs:
  • Bounce
  • Fling
  • Power Swap
  • Guard Swap
  • Speed Swap
  • Drain Punch
  • Trick Room
  • Wonder Room
  • Magic Room
  • Razor Shell
  • Mystical Fire

Hammerlocke City - East Pokemon Center (Right Counter) Now has the following TMs:
  • Fire Punch
  • Ice Punch
  • Thunder Punch
  • Solar Blade
  • Self-Destruct
  • Giga Drain

Video Detailing the Changes

Details for how to install are in the README included in the Google Drive folder. Please read it. Documentation is also in that folder, which is linked at the bottom of this post.

Credits & Thanks
  • The amazing creators of pkNX, this project would not be possible without their hard work
  • Drayano, for allowing us to reference some of their changes from Renegade Platinum.
  • The creator of Radical Red, soupercell, for allowing us to use certain Pokémon edits from their romhack in ours
  • https://twitter.com/__Toner___ for the logos

Pokejobs being broken is an intentional feature in order to prevent an EXP/EV exploit.
The only part of the Post Game that is currently finished is the Hop & Sordward/Shielbert section. Champions Cup rematches and such are not edited yet.

 
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Can I find some catchable Legendary pokemons or Mythical pokemons before defeating champion? Now I have just defeated Opal and I can not find out any info. about rare pokemons in documents. So did I make some mistakes?
 

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Can I find some catchable Legendary pokemons or Mythical pokemons before defeating champion? Now I have just defeated Opal and I can not find out any info. about rare pokemons in documents. So did I make some mistakes?
You can't catch any Legendary or Mythical Pokemon in the wild. We didn't want to have to balance the fights around an insane powerspike from the player, especially since the AI in Sword & Shield isn't that great even at its best.
 

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You can't catch any Legendary or Mythical Pokemon in the wild. We didn't want to have to balance the fights around an insane powerspike from the player, especially since the AI in Sword & Shield isn't that great even at its best.
What a shame. Sometimes I think my journey of nice hack work is incomplete without rare pokemon
 

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I'm like 90% sure that the power bracer isn't actually in the hammerlocke pokemon center. All of the other power items see to be there except that one. Running Sword on yuzu with the usable healing items patch.
 
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The user above me is correct that the Power Bracer is not at Hammerlocke. I've also seemed to run into an issue where the Adamant and Naughty nature mints are no longer sold at any Pokemon Center.
 
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Finally finished this hack. After 55 hours, this is it. Fantastic experience. Thank you, and I really can't wait to see and play IoA and CT update.

Again, thank you
 
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The user above me is correct that the Power Bracer is not at Hammerlocke. I've also seemed to run into an issue where the Adamant and Naughty nature mints are no longer sold at any Pokemon Center.
Thanks, I'll look into that sometime this week hopefully.
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Finally finished this hack. After 55 hours, this is it. Fantastic experience. Thank you, and I really can't wait to see and play IoA and CT update.

Again, thank you
Glad you enjoyed!
 

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Does someone have a fix for game freezing during saving? I do not have freezes when saving in clean Pokemon Sword.
 

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I'm having trouble getting the game to show me what pokemon my opponent is going to switch to. For example when I am fighting a trainer and kill their pokemon when the game offers to let me switch my pokemon it says "Trainer is going to send in pokemon would you like to to switch your pokemon?"

vs "Trainer is going to send in pikachu would you like to switch your pokemon?"

Is there a way to fix this?
 

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I'm having trouble getting the game to show me what pokemon my opponent is going to switch to. For example when I am fighting a trainer and kill their pokemon when the game offers to let me switch my pokemon it says "Trainer is going to send in pokemon would you like to to switch your pokemon?"

vs "Trainer is going to send in pikachu would you like to switch your pokemon?"

Is there a way to fix this?
Intentional design decision left over from when we started work on the romhack, we might remove it in the next major update.
 

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In the post it says all 600 pokemon (including DLC) are catchable in the main game area. If I have the DLC, does that change anything?
 
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