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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Lil' Monster2000Game Boy ColorAgetec, Inc.3.00
BattlePets2000WindowsAggressive Game Designs...
Spectrobes2007Nintendo DSBuena Vista Games, Inc....
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 If...1994iPhone, SNES, Wii, Wii UAtlus Co., Ltd.3.67
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children - Puzzle de Call2003Game Boy AdvanceAtlus Co., Ltd.2.80
Megami Tensei Online: Imagine2007WindowsAtlus Co., Ltd....
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner Special Box1996SEGA SaturnAtlus Co., Ltd.3.50
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army2006PlayStation 2Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.60
Kyūyaku Megami Tensei: Megami Tensei I ・II1995SNES, WiiAtlus Co., Ltd.3.62
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible III1995SNES, Wii UAtlus Co., Ltd.3.86
Shin Megami Tensei Nine2002XboxAtlus Co., Ltd.2.36
Revelations: The Demon Slayer1992Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSAtlus Software, Inc.3.19
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.3.47
Shin Megami Tensei II1994SNES, Wii, Wii UAtlus Co., Ltd.3.60
Shin Megami Tensei If...2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAtlus Co., Ltd.3.33
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidō tai Abaddon Ō Plus2008PlayStation 2Atlus Co., Ltd....
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor2009Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.4.06
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness2003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.72
Shin Megami Tensei2001Game Boy Advance, iPhone, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAtlus Co., Ltd.3.62
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