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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Pokémon Rumble U2013Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Y2013Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.38
Pokémon X2013Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.47
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Sazh - Heads or Tails?2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Ultros & Typhon2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry no Wonderland 3D2012Nintendo 3DSSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Nabaat2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Gilgamesh2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Pokémon Dream Radar2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Lightning - Requiem of the Goddess2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - PuPu2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Lightning & Amodar2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Omega2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Legend of the Cryptids2012Android, iPhoneApplibot, Inc....
Pokémon Conquest2012Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Black Version 22012Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Monster Galaxy2012Android, BrowserGaia Interactive, Inc....
Pokémon White Version 22012Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.75
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional2011Nintendo DSSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Pokémon Tower Defense2011Android, BrowserSam & Dan Games...
Final Fantasy XIII-22011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd.4.51
Pokémon Rumble Blast2011Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
Wizard Apprentice2011Xbox 360...
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 22010Nintendo DSNintendo of Europe GmbH...
Favimon2010Browser...
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Selected Covers

Monster Galaxy Android Front Cover
Front cover for Monster Galaxy
Final Fantasy XIII-2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Final Fantasy XIII-2

Selected Screenshots

Main Title.
Screenshot from Monster Galaxy
Final Fantasy Xiii-2 Main Menu.
Screenshot from Final Fantasy XIII-2
Opening cinematic
Screenshot from Legend of the Cryptids
Save screen
Screenshot from Pokémon White Version 2
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