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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei1987NESNamco Limited3.36
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II1990NESNamco Limited3.58
Shin Megami Tensei1992SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Wii UAtlus Co., Ltd.3.76
Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome1992SNESEnix Corporation3.69
Final Fantasy V1992PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SNES, Wii, Wii USony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.98
Revelations: The Demon Slayer1992Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSAtlus Software, Inc.3.08
Shin Megami Tensei II1994SNES, Wii, Wii UAtlus Co., Ltd.3.60
Xuanyuan Jian 21994DOSSoftstar Entertainment Inc.3.50
Shin Megami Tensei If...1994iPhone, SNES, Wii, Wii UAtlus Co., Ltd.3.67
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special1995Game GearSEGA Corporation3.67
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible III1995SNES, Wii UAtlus Co., Ltd.3.86
Xuanyuan Jian Waizhuan: Feng zhi Wu1995DOSSoftstar Entertainment Inc.4.17
Kyūyaku Megami Tensei: Megami Tensei I ・II1995SNES, WiiAtlus Co., Ltd.3.62
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner1995PSP, SEGA SaturnAtlus Co., Ltd.3.83
Arc the Lad II1996PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaMonkeyPaw Games Inc.4.93
Pokémon Red Version1996Game BoyNintendo of America Inc.3.93
Pocket Monsters Midori1996Game BoyNintendo Co., Ltd.4.32
Pokémon Blue Version1996Game BoyNintendo of America Inc.3.99
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner Special Box1996SEGA SaturnAtlus Co., Ltd.3.50
Final Fantasy Tactics1997iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.96
Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku1997PC-98, WindowsASCII Corporation3.89
Monster Rancher1997PlayStationTecmo, Inc.4.04
Dungeon Keeper: The Deeper Dungeons1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.79
Dungeon Keeper1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.88
Jade Cocoon: Story of the Tamamayu1998PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaCrave Entertainment, Inc.3.78
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Selected Covers

Final Fantasy Tactics PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Final Fantasy Tactics
Shin Megami Tensei If... SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Shin Megami Tensei If...
Pokémon Blue Version Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Blue Version
Dungeon Keeper DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dungeon Keeper

Selected Screenshots

On your first mission
Screenshot from Final Fantasy Tactics
Ascend the stairs?
Screenshot from Shin Megami Tensei If...
Title screen on Super Game Boy
Screenshot from Pokémon Blue Version
Title screen
Screenshot from Dungeon Keeper