Gameplay feature: Monster capture / training
Group DescriptionGames 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.
Front cover for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
Front cover for Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
Front cover for Pokémon Diamond Version
Front cover for Pokémon Battle Revolution
Front cover for Pokémon Pearl Version
Screenshot from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
Screenshot from Pokémon Diamond Version
Screenshot from Pokémon Battle Revolution
Screenshot from Pokémon Pearl Version
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