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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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Lil' Monster2000Game Boy ColorAgetec, Inc.3.00
BattlePets2000WindowsAggressive Game Designs...
Pokémon White Version 22012Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.71
Spectrobes2007Nintendo DSBuena Vista Games, Inc....
Pokémon Black Version2011Nintendo DSNintendo Co., Ltd.3.38
Pokémon Black Version 22012Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.29
Legend of the Cryptids2012Android, iPhoneApplibot, Inc.4.00
Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku1997PC-98, WindowsASCII Corporation3.89
Shin Megami Tensei Nine2002XboxAtlus Co., Ltd.2.36
Revelations: The Demon Slayer1992Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSAtlus Software, Inc.3.08
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children - Shiro no Sho2001Game Boy ColorAtlus Co., Ltd....
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children - Kuro no Sho/Aka no Sho2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAtlus Co., Ltd....
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner1995PSP, SEGA SaturnAtlus Co., Ltd.3.83
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne2003PlayStation 2Atlus Co., Ltd.3.30
Shin Megami Tensei If...1994iPhone, SNES, Wii, Wii UAtlus Co., Ltd.3.67
Shin Megami Tensei II1994SNES, Wii, Wii UAtlus Co., Ltd.3.60
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidō tai Abaddon Ō Plus2008PlayStation 2Atlus Co., Ltd....
Megami Tensei Online: Imagine2007WindowsAtlus Co., Ltd....
Kyūyaku Megami Tensei: Megami Tensei I ・II1995SNES, WiiAtlus Co., Ltd.3.78
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children - Puzzle de Call2003Game Boy AdvanceAtlus Co., Ltd.2.80
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner Special Box1996SEGA SaturnAtlus Co., Ltd.3.50
Shin Megami Tensei If...2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAtlus Co., Ltd.3.33
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible III1995SNESAtlus Co., Ltd.3.86
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army2006PlayStation 2Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.60
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor2009Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.4.06
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Selected Covers

Spectrobes Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Spectrobes
Shin Megami Tensei If... SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Shin Megami Tensei If...

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Spectrobes
Ascend the stairs?
Screenshot from Shin Megami Tensei If...