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CGMZ - Encyclopedia and Bestiary

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Release Date: August 29, 2020
Latest Update: September 22, 2022
Version: 1.5.0
This plugin creates a powerful encyclopedia for your game, with default categories including bestiary, items, armors, weapons, skills, and states. It can also handle as many custom categories as desired with their own custom entries.

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Main Features
  • Add a bestiary to your game
  • Add an encyclopedia of items, weapons, armors, states, and skills to your game
  • Add custom categories with custom entries to your encyclopedia
  • Many configuration and customization options available


A bestiary entry showing most of the display information
Entries can scroll down to reveal more info such as the sketch
An item entry showing lots of information
An armor entry showing lots of information
A weapon entry showing lots of information
A skill entry showing lots of information
A state entry showing lots of information
A custom entry showing a description and sketch


Press F3 to switch fullscreen display mode

Press F4 to go fullscreen


The plugin can be found here: Get Plugin

Forum post on RPG Maker Web can be found here: RPG Maker Web Forum

Forum post on RPG Maker Central can be found here: RPG Maker Central Forum

Suggested Plugins

Required: CGMZ Core. This is the Core CGMZ Plugin which is required by CGMZ plugins.

Suggested: Menu Command Window. To easily add this plugin to the menu.

How To Use

Import into plugin manager and enable the plugin. Some customization options available. Further instructions in plugin.


Terms for this plugin and all resources on this site can be found at: Terms of Use

Languages Supported
  • English

Version HistoryVersion 1.0.0
  • Initial release
Version 1.1.0
  • Added additional checks during battle to discover enemies
Version 1.1.1
  • Fixed totals window being too large in some cases
  • Fixed list window items having no padding
  • Fixed bug with the list window not scrolling up after cancel
Version 1.1.2
  • This plugin now initiates a check for CGMZ Achievements after discovery
Version 1.2.0
  • New entries and custom data are now automatically recognized in saved games
  • Added ability to use text codes in descriptions, categories, and item lists
  • Added option to change label text color
  • Added option to change text alignment of totals window
  • Added option to customize category window height and column count
  • Added plugin command to discover multiple entries at once
  • Fixed bug with custom image size being incorrect for first draw
  • Fixed display bug for items with learn skill effects
  • Fixed display bug with Drop Item Double party effects
  • Compatibility for VS Core (fix for weird window spacing)
Version 1.2.1
  • Fixed bug with columns for other horizontal command windows
Version 1.2.2
  • Fixed bug with Include Categories (when set to OFF only) behaving weirdly
Version 1.3.0
  • Added ability to choose which info to display for every category
  • Added ability to re-order information shown for every category
  • Added custom batch discovery plugin command
  • Added ability to turn off auto-discovery
  • Increased max height of display window
  • Fixed bug with custom entries that didn't have descriptions
  • Fixed bug with uppercase symbols for custom categories
  • Documentation no longer horizontally scrolls
  • Documentation update to be easier to read/explain more
Version 1.4.0
  • You can now choose which category begins selected when the scene opens
  • Added plugin command to store completion % in a variable
  • Added plugin command to change custom entry description
Version 1.5.0
  • Added option to display different name in list and display windows for custom entries
  • Custom entries now support multiple images instead of just one
  • Added plugin command to change custom entry sketch
  • Fixed issue with adding this plugin into a saved game that did not previously have the encyclopedia


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