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. First popularized by Pokémon and later Digimon games, it has become an expected though not required characteristic in monster breeder/tamer games.

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. In other games, a captured monster may be sold or destroyed for the purposes of being processed as alchemic ingredients.

Note
Until further notice, the term 'monster' should be limited to creatures resembling fantasy-type or sci-fi manipulated creatures. Up to this point it is still unclear if 'monsters' is just a place holder name that may one day include any variation of life form, including people, domesticated animals, or even cybernetic entities. Until that line has been established, use popular use of the term 'monster' in gaming.

Limitations
  • A 'capture monster' feature must be explicitly expressed during gameplay.
  • Recruiting a monster or non-player character (NPC) does not constitute a 'capture monster' feature. The purposes of this feature is to identify games where a monster is captured without consent. Any formed of optional consent by the monster in mention should be excluded from this game group.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Pokémon: Magikarp Jump2017Android, iPad, iPhonePokémon Company, The...
Pokémon GO2016Android, iPad, iPhone, watchOSNiantic, Inc.3.22
Pokémon Sun2016Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Moon2016Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Uranium2016WindowsUranium Team...
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon: Special Demo Version2016Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Lake Kindred2015BrowserGaia Interactive, Inc....
Pokémon Picross2015Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Shuffle2015Android, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo‏ Version2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Battle Trozei2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge2014Android, iPad, iPhoneGoogle Inc....
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Omega Ruby2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Final Fantasy XIII-22014WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Yo-kai Watch2013Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Omicron2013Macintosh, Windows...
Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate2013Nintendo 3DS, Wii UCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.22
Pokémon X2013Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.47
Pokémon Y2013Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.38
Pokémon Rumble U2013Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Zeta2013Macintosh, Windows...
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Nordic Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix, Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Pokémon Omega Ruby Nintendo 3DS Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Omega Ruby
Pokémon Moon Nintendo 3DS Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Moon
Pokémon GO Android Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon GO
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Final Fantasy XIII-2
Pokémon Picross Nintendo 3DS Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Picross

Selected Screenshots

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Screenshot from Pokémon Omega Ruby
Title screen.
Screenshot from Pokémon GO
Title screen.
Screenshot from Pokémon Omicron
Title screen.
Screenshot from Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
Title screen.
Screenshot from Pokémon Uranium
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