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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Monster Rancher DS2008Nintendo DSUFO Interactive Games, Inc....
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia2008Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.08
Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals2008Nintendo DSDisney Interactive Studios, Inc....
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite2008iPad, iPhone, PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.70
Spectrobes2007Nintendo DSBuena Vista Games, Inc....
Monster Hunter Freedom 22007PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.67
Megami Tensei Online: Imagine2007WindowsAtlus Co., Ltd....
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.72
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.50
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3NIS America, Inc.3.61
Monster Hunter2006Android, iPad, iPhone, MSXNerlaska, S.L.4.10
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army2006PlayStation 2Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.60
Pokémon Ranger2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.40
Monster Hunter Freedom2006PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.58
Pokémon Battle Revolution2006WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.75
Pokémon Diamond Version2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.89
Pokémon Pearl Version2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.82
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker2006Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc.3.89
Pokémon: Masters Arena2005WindowsValuSoft, Inc.4.75
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team2005Game Boy AdvanceNintendo of America Inc.3.38
Monster Rancher EVO2005PlayStation 2Tecmo, Inc.3.00
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team2005Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.44
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness2005GameCubeNintendo of America Inc.3.82
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne2004PlayStation 2Atlus U.S.A., Inc.4.19
Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome2004PlayStation 2Square Enix Co., Ltd.3.90
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Selected Covers

Monster Hunter MSX Front Cover
Front cover for Monster Hunter
Spectrobes Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Spectrobes
Monster Hunter Freedom 2 PSP Front Cover
Front cover for Monster Hunter Freedom 2
Monster Hunter Freedom PSP Front Cover
Front cover for Monster Hunter Freedom

Selected Screenshots

Title screen with obligatory RPG blob
Screenshot from Monster Hunter
Title screen.
Screenshot from Spectrobes
Shot from the intro movie
Screenshot from Monster Hunter Freedom 2
Screenshot from Monster Hunter Freedom