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: The 4 Heroes of Light2009Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc....
Monster Hunter Tri2009WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.70
Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon - Explorers of Sky2009Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon: Platinum Version2008Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.29
Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals2008Nintendo DSDisney Interactive Studios, Inc....
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia2008Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon2008PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Monster Rancher DS2008Nintendo DSUFO Interactive Games, Inc....
The Last Remnant2008Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.41
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride2008Android, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc.3.69
Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite2008iPad, iPhone, PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.70
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidō tai Abaddon Ō Plus2008PlayStation 2Atlus Co., Ltd....
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Monster Hunter: Freedom 22007PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc....
Megami Tensei Online: Imagine2007WindowsAtlus Co., Ltd....
Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon - Explorers of Time2007Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc....
Spectrobes2007Nintendo DSBuena Vista Games, Inc....
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker2006Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc.3.89
Monster Hunter2006Android, iPad, iPhone, MSXNerlaska, S.L....
Pokémon Battle Revolution2006WiiNintendo of America Inc....
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army2006PlayStation 2Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.60
LostMagic2006Nintendo DSUbisoft, Inc.3.33
Dragon Quest: Shōnen Yangus to Fushigi no Dungeon 2006PlayStation 2Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Monster Hunter: Freedom2006PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc....
Pokémon Diamond Version2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.08
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Selected Covers

Spectrobes Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Spectrobes
LostMagic Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for LostMagic

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Spectrobes
Game group created by Cor 13 (174142), additional games added to group by Fred VT (25824), Trypticon (10733), Patrick Bregger (155419), Ƒreddƴ (5672), is_that_rain_or_tears (631), Harmony♥ (7480), Sciere (367485), Daedolon (3287), Opipeuter (16491), Parf (7308) and Indra is stressed (19955)