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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Nordic Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix, Ltd.0.00
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children - Kuro no Sho2000Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DSAtlus Co., Ltd.0.00
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (Deluxe Pack)2003Game Boy AdvanceSquare Soft, Inc.2.00
Shin Megami Tensei Nine2002XboxAtlus Co., Ltd.2.36
Pokémon Dash2004Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.2.61
Dokapon: Monster Hunter2001Game Boy AdvanceAIA USA, Ltd.2.75
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children - Puzzle de Call2003Game Boy AdvanceAtlus Co., Ltd.2.80
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate2013Nintendo 3DS, Wii UCapcom Entertainment, Inc.2.92
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia2008Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.00
Lil' Monster2000Game Boy ColorAgetec, Inc.3.00
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Collector's Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.00
Monster Rancher EVO2005PlayStation 2Tecmo, Inc.3.00
Revelations: The Demon Slayer1992Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSAtlus Software, Inc.3.08
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei1987NESNamco Limited3.29
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne2003PlayStation 2Atlus Co., Ltd.3.30
DemiKids: Light Version2003Game Boy AdvanceAtlus U.S.A., Inc.3.30
Shin Megami Tensei If...2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAtlus Co., Ltd.3.33
Pokémon Black Version2011Nintendo DSNintendo Co., Ltd.3.38
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team2005Game Boy AdvanceNintendo of America Inc.3.38
The Last Remnant2008Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.39
Pokémon Ranger2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.40
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team2005Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.44
Pokémon LeafGreen Version2004Game Boy AdvanceNintendo of America Inc.3.48
Xuanyuan Jian 21994DOSSoftstar Entertainment Inc.3.50
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.50
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Selected Covers

Pokémon Dash Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Dash
Shin Megami Tensei Nine Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Shin Megami Tensei Nine
The Last Remnant Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for The Last Remnant

Selected Screenshots

Title screen with main menu.
Screenshot from Pokémon Dash
Main menu
Screenshot from The Last Remnant
Title Screen
Screenshot from Dokapon: Monster Hunter