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
Monster Hunter: World2018PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneCapcom U.S.A., Inc....
Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters2017Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon: Magikarp Jump2017Android, iPad, iPhonePokémon Company, The...
Pokémon Ultra Moon2017Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
Pokémon Ultra Sun2017Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon: Special Demo Version2016Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Moon2016Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Monster Hunter: Generations2016Nintendo 3DSCapcom U.S.A., Inc....
Pokémon Sun2016Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Monster Hunter: Stories2016Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon GO2016Android, iPad, iPhoneNiantic, Inc.3.23
Pokémon Uranium2016WindowsUranium Team...
Lake Kindred2015BrowserGaia Interactive, Inc....
Pokémon Picross2015Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Shuffle2015Android, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Omega Ruby2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Final Fantasy XIII-22014WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll2014Nintendo 3DSGenius Sonority, Inc....
Pokémon Battle Trozei2014Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo‏ Version2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate2014Nintendo 3DSCapcom U.S.A., Inc....
Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge2014Android, iPad, iPhoneGoogle Inc....
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Selected Covers

Pokémon GO Android Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon GO
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Final Fantasy XIII-2
Pokémon Sun Nintendo 3DS Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Sun

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Pokémon GO
The splash screen
Screenshot from Monster Hunter: World
Title screen.
Screenshot from Pokémon Uranium
The Alola Photo Club feature allows players to pose their character and Pokémon for photos, then decorate the snapshots with stickers and frames. Photos are saved to the device's SD card.
Screenshot from Pokémon Ultra Moon
By scanning in QR codes, you can visit other players' Secret Bases and battle AI-controlled versions of their Pokémon.
Screenshot from Pokémon Omega Ruby
Game group created by Oleg Roschin (181737), additional games added to group by Fred VT (25970), Trypticon (11031), Patrick Bregger (205268), Ƒreddƴ (5821), リカルド・フィリペ (145096), is_that_rain_or_tears (657), Flapco (14498), Kennyannydenny (68753), Harmony♡ (20184), Sciere (507540), Daedolon (5182), Opipeuter (17111), Parf (7791) and Indra was here (20902)