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Gameplay feature: Monster capture / training

Group Description

Games where capturing monsters (usually through combat or other violent means) is a major or minor gameplay element.

A successfully captured monster may be later viewed in the player's inventory, bestiary, or equivalent interface. These captured monsters are frequently further manipulated for other purposes, such as converting them to become minions or companions or being processed as alchemy ingredients.

Many games that have this feature belong to the role-playing genre and therefore may include monster training in various forms, allowing captured monsters grow in combat strength and abilities.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Pokémon Y2013Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.00
Pokémon X2013Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.06
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate2013Nintendo 3DS, Wii UCapcom Entertainment, Inc.2.92
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Nabaat2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Gilgamesh2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - PuPu2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Ultros & Typhon2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Lightning - Requiem of the Goddess2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Sazh - Heads or Tails?2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Lightning & Amodar2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Omega2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Monster Galaxy2012Android, BrowserGaia Interactive, Inc.3.67
Pokémon Black Version 22012Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.29
Legend of the Cryptids2012Android, iPhoneApplibot, Inc.4.00
Pokémon White Version 22012Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.71
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Limited Collector's Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix, Ltd.4.00
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Crystal Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix, Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Final Fantasy XIII -Episode i- Novella In-Pack)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc....
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Nordic Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix, Ltd.0.00
Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D2012Nintendo 3DSSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Collector's Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.00
Pokémon Black Version2011Nintendo DSNintendo Co., Ltd.3.11
Pokémon White Version2011Nintendo DSNintendo Co., Ltd.3.53
Final Fantasy XIII-22011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd.4.68
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional2011Nintendo DSSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Monster Galaxy Android Front Cover
Front cover for Monster Galaxy
Legend of the Cryptids Android Front Cover
Front cover for Legend of the Cryptids

Selected Screenshots

Main Title.
Screenshot from Monster Galaxy
Opening cinematic
Screenshot from Legend of the Cryptids
Save screen
Screenshot from Pokémon White Version 2
Title screen
Screenshot from Pokémon Black Version 2
Title screen.
Screenshot from Pokémon White Version