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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
Megami Tensei Online: Imagine2007WindowsAtlus Co., Ltd....
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army2006PlayStation 2Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.60
LostMagic2006Nintendo DSUbisoft, Inc.3.33
Pokémon Ranger2006Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Monster Hunter: Freedom2006PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc....
Pokémon Diamond Version2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.08
Pokémon Pearl Version2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.83
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker2006Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc.3.89
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3NIS America, Inc.3.61
Monster Hunter2006Android, iPad, iPhone, MSXNerlaska, S.L....
Pokémon Battle Revolution2006WiiNintendo of America Inc....
Dragon Quest: Shōnen Yangus to Fushigi no Dungeon 2006PlayStation 2Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team2005Nintendo DS, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.44
Pokémon: Masters Arena2005WindowsValuSoft, Inc....
Monster Rancher EVO2005PlayStation 2Tecmo, Inc....
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team2005Game Boy Advance, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.38
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness2005GameCubeNintendo of America Inc.3.92
Pokémon LeafGreen Version2004Game Boy AdvanceNintendo of America Inc.3.52
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children: Messiah Riser2004Game Boy AdvanceRocket Co., Ltd....
Monster Hunter2004PlayStation 2Capcom Entertainment, Inc....
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne2004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3Atlus U.S.A., Inc.4.17
Pokémon FireRed Version2004Game Boy AdvanceNintendo of America Inc.3.70
Pokémon Dash2004Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.2.56
Xuanyuan Jian Waizhuan: Cang zhi Tao2004WindowsSoftstar Entertainment Inc.3.95
Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome2004PlayStation 2Square Enix Co., Ltd.3.90
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Selected Covers

Pokémon Dash Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Dash
Monster Hunter PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Monster Hunter
Pokémon Ranger Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Ranger

Selected Screenshots

Title screen with main menu.
Screenshot from Pokémon Dash
A trial version of this game was included with the UK release of Devil May Cry 3
Screenshot from Monster Hunter
Title Screen
Screenshot from Pokémon: Masters Arena
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (174028), additional games added to group by Fred VT (25803), Trypticon (10740), Patrick Bregger (160645), Ƒreddƴ (5762), is_that_rain_or_tears (631), Harmony♥ (11903), Sciere (393150), Daedolon (3423), Opipeuter (16486), Parf (7306) and Indra is stressed (19940)