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
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Final Fantasy XIII -Episode i- Novella In-Pack)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc....
Pokémon White Version 22012Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.75
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - PuPu2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Gilgamesh2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Nabaat2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Omega2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Lightning & Amodar2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Opponent - Ultros & Typhon2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Lightning - Requiem of the Goddess2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Sazh - Heads or Tails?2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Pokémon Dream Radar2012Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Conquest2012Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Monster Galaxy2012Android, BrowserGaia Interactive, Inc....
Final Fantasy XIII-22011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd.4.67
Pokémon Tower Defense2011Android, BrowserSam & Dan Games...
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional2011Nintendo DSSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Pokémon Rumble Blast2011Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Wizard Apprentice2011Xbox 360...
Favimon2010Browser...
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 22010Nintendo DSNintendo of Europe GmbH...
Monster Hunter Tri - Limited Edition: Ultimate Hunter Pack2010WiiCE Europe Ltd....
Pokémon White Version2010Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.62
Pokémon Black Version2010Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.47
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs2010Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Monster Hunter Tri (Classic Controller Pro Pack)2010WiiCE Europe Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Wizard Apprentice Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Wizard Apprentice
Pokémon Conquest Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Conquest

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (Trial version)
Screenshot from Wizard Apprentice
Introduction to the terra incognita
Screenshot from Pokémon Conquest
Save screen
Screenshot from Pokémon White Version 2
Final Fantasy Xiii-2 Main Menu.
Screenshot from Final Fantasy XIII-2
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