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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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei1987NESNamco Limited3.39
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II1990NESNamco Limited3.58
Final Fantasy V1992Game Boy Advance, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.82
Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome1992SNESEnix Corporation3.69
Revelations: The Demon Slayer1992Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSAtlus Software, Inc.3.08
Shin Megami Tensei1992SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CD, WiiAtlus Co., Ltd.3.76
Shin Megami Tensei If...1994iPhone, SNESAtlus Co., Ltd.3.67
Xuanyuan Jian 21994DOSSoftstar Entertainment Inc.3.50
Shin Megami Tensei II1994SNESAtlus Co., Ltd.3.60
Xuanyuan Jian Waizhuan: Feng zhi Wu1995DOSSoftstar Entertainment Inc.4.78
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special1995Game GearSEGA Corporation3.67
Kyūyaku Megami Tensei: Megami Tensei I ・II1995SNES, WiiAtlus Co., Ltd.3.78
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner1995PSP, SEGA SaturnAtlus Co., Ltd.3.83
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible III1995SNESAtlus Co., Ltd.3.86
Pocket Monsters Midori1996Game BoyNintendo Co., Ltd.4.32
Arc the Lad II1996PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaMonkeyPaw Games Inc.4.93
Pokémon Blue Version1996Game BoyNintendo of America Inc.4.04
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner Special Box1996SEGA SaturnAtlus Co., Ltd.3.50
Pokémon Red Version1996Game BoyNintendo of America Inc.3.97
Dungeon Keeper: The Deeper Dungeons1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.79
Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku1997PC-98, WindowsASCII Corporation3.89
Dungeon Keeper1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.84
Final Fantasy Tactics1997iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.88
Monster Rancher1997PlayStationTecmo, Inc.3.94
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers1998Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnIndex Digital Media, Inc.3.98
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Selected Covers

Pokémon Red Version Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Red Version
Arc the Lad II PSP Front Cover
Front cover for Arc the Lad II

Selected Screenshots

My journey begins.
Screenshot from Pokémon Red Version
Title screen
Screenshot from Arc the Lad II