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 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....
Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Mezase! Hikari no Bōkendan2009WiiNintendo Co., Ltd....
Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Susume! Honoo no Bōkendan2009WiiNintendo Co., Ltd....
Pokémon Rumble2009WiiNintendo of America Inc....
DelugeRPG2009Browser...
VDex Project2009Browser...
Monster Hunter Tri2009WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.70
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light2009Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc....
Pokémon HeartGold Version2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.14
Pokémon SoulSilver Version2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.19
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor2009Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.4.06
Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Ikuzo! Arashi no Bōkendan2009WiiNintendo Co., Ltd....
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Platinum Version2008Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.29
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon2008PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
The Last Remnant2008Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.41
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia2008Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidō tai Abaddon Ō Plus2008PlayStation 2Atlus Co., Ltd....
Monster Rancher DS2008Nintendo DSUFO Interactive Games, Inc....
Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals2008Nintendo DSDisney Interactive Studios, Inc....
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride2008Android, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc.3.73
Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite2008iPad, iPhone, PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.70
Megami Tensei Online: Imagine2007WindowsAtlus Co., Ltd....
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