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29th Mar '16 11:42:57 AM Griffonmender
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*''Manga/Tomodachi x Monster'' has kids fighting each other to death with their "friends"(the titular tomodachi monsters).
1st Mar '16 2:43:04 AM StFan
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* ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' is an example of a series with Mon intended for an older audience.

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* ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' is an example of a series with Mon intended for an older audience.
28th Feb '16 11:43:15 AM ashlay
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* Mons may have many different [[ElementalPowers elemental properties and abilities]] that play an [[ElementalRockPaperScissors important role]] in how they function in battle against other mons, or [[MundaneUtility when out]] of battle.

May overlap with OurMonstersAreWeird if (or "when") the roster of creatures is big enough. Also a type of AttackAnimal. Occasionally, some Mons may get an InconvenientSummons (no pun intended). Jarringly-powerful Mons are OlympusMons, while totally pathetic ones are ComMons.

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* Mons may have many different [[ElementalPowers elemental properties and abilities]] that play an [[ElementalRockPaperScissors important role]] in how they function in battle against other mons, or [[MundaneUtility when out]] of battle.


May overlap with OurMonstersAreWeird if (or "when") the roster of creatures is big enough. Also a type of AttackAnimal. Occasionally, some Mons may get an InconvenientSummons (no pun intended). Jarringly-powerful Mons are OlympusMons, while totally pathetic ones are ComMons.
ComMons. Mons often feature ElementalPowers used in ElementalRockPaperScissors gameplay and [[MundaneUtility general exploration]].
25th Feb '16 4:43:43 PM WillKeaton
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* Ling-ling of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is a parody of Pikachu who was apparently abused by his trainer considerably, among other things said trainer: captured him using a bear trap, turned him into a sociopathic killing machine, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking took his dance shoes]].

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* Ling-ling of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is a parody of Pikachu who was apparently abused by his trainer considerably, among trainer. Among other things said trainer: trainer; captured him using a bear trap, turned him into a sociopathic killing machine, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking took his dance shoes]].
25th Feb '16 4:42:16 PM WillKeaton
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* Depending on the writer, [[DCComics Johnny (and Jakeem) Thunder's Thunderbolt]] is more Mon than magical servant, though the distinction is subtle.
* The eponymous ComicBook/CaptureCreatures are about as Mon as the Pokémon are.

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* Depending on the writer, [[DCComics ''[[DCComics Johnny (and Jakeem) Thunder's Thunderbolt]] Thunderbolt]]'' is more Mon than magical servant, though the distinction is subtle.
* The eponymous ComicBook/CaptureCreatures ''ComicBook/CaptureCreatures'' are about as Mon as the Pokémon are.
25th Feb '16 4:41:40 PM WillKeaton
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* The RPG ''[[http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/258/3/7/me_playing_guranbo_on_vba_by_arshes91-d5esjsr.jpg Guranbo]]'', released only in Japan in late 2001, innovates little from the theme. It's quite close to ''Digimon''.

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* The RPG ''[[http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/258/3/7/me_playing_guranbo_on_vba_by_arshes91-d5esjsr.jpg Guranbo]]'', Guranbo,]]'' released only in Japan in late 2001, innovates little from the theme. It's quite close to ''Digimon''.
25th Feb '16 4:40:59 PM WillKeaton
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Not to be confused with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_mon_%28currency%29 mon]], a historical currency in Japan, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon_%28crest%29 mon]], a Japanese symbol similar to a coat of arms in European heraldry, a Belgian city, or ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'', for that matter. Also, nothing to do with [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon a stereotypical Caribbean accent]].

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Not to be confused with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_mon_%28currency%29 mon]], mon,]] a historical currency in Japan, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon_%28crest%29 mon]], mon,]] a Japanese symbol similar to a coat of arms in European heraldry, a Belgian city, or ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'', for that matter. Also, nothing to do with [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon a stereotypical Caribbean accent]].
7th Feb '16 11:23:44 AM MagnusForce
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** Series/KamenRiderGaim also deconstructs the trope with the Inves. At the start of the show they're treated much like Pokémon, but early on they're revealed to be creatures from another plane of existence (hence the name, a contraction of "invasive species") and are vectors of a disease that spreads across Zawame City like a plague and turns the townsfolk against the kids who participate in the Inves Game. At one point, TheRival even summons his Inves when an AngryMob comes after him. Then the whole thing gets broken down even further when it's revealed that [[spoilers:Inves are actually creatures -- [[WasOnceAMan including some humans]] -- who ate the fruit from the Inves' home dimension and mutated. And that they have leaders who want to wipe out humanity.]]

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** Series/KamenRiderGaim also deconstructs the trope with the Inves. At the start of the show they're treated much like Pokémon, but early on they're revealed to be creatures from another plane of existence (hence the name, a contraction of "invasive species") and are vectors of a disease that spreads across Zawame City like a plague and turns the townsfolk against the kids who participate in the Inves Game. At one point, TheRival even summons his Inves when an AngryMob comes after him. Then the whole thing gets broken down even further when it's revealed that [[spoilers:Inves [[spoiler:Inves are actually creatures -- [[WasOnceAMan including some humans]] -- who ate the fruit from the Inves' home dimension and mutated. And that they have leaders who want to wipe out humanity.]]
19th Jan '16 11:25:10 AM Willbyr
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** TropeMaker ''Literature/DigitalDevilStory: MegamiTensei'' back in 1987. Interestingly, both the original novels ([[AdaptationDisplacement yes, the series is based on novels]]) and the game are themselves viewed as [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]]s in retrospect, making the Mon trope [[UnbuiltTrope Unbuilt]].

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** TropeMaker ''Literature/DigitalDevilStory: MegamiTensei'' Megami Tensei'' back in 1987. Interestingly, both the original novels ([[AdaptationDisplacement yes, the series is based on novels]]) and the game are themselves viewed as [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]]s {{Deconstruct|edTrope}}ions in retrospect, making the Mon trope [[UnbuiltTrope Unbuilt]].{{Unbuilt|Trope}}.



** ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' offers a horrific {{Deconstruction}} of Mon games that sprang up in the wake of {{MegaTen}}, as it features all the trappings of Pokemon type games, but then goes on to demonstrate how kids and adults being able to call deadly creatures out of handheld devices would inevitably lead to ''mass chaos and death''.

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** ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' offers a horrific {{Deconstruction}} of Mon games that sprang up in the wake of {{MegaTen}}, ''Shin Megami Tensei'', as it features all the trappings of Pokemon type games, but then goes on to demonstrate how kids and adults being able to call deadly creatures out of handheld devices would inevitably lead to ''mass chaos and death''.
15th Jan '16 5:44:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[MonstersAndOtherChildishThings Monsters and Other Childish Things]]'' presents a setting in which the mon are things like dark and malevolent forgotten gods and [[CosmicHorror Lovecraftian]] abominations against the order of our reality. Unlike some examples, it has a strict "one monster per kid" rule, so there's no collecting or catching.

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* ''[[MonstersAndOtherChildishThings Monsters and Other Childish Things]]'' ''TabletopGame/MonstersAndOtherChildishThings'' presents a setting in which the mon are things like dark and malevolent forgotten gods and [[CosmicHorror Lovecraftian]] abominations against the order of our reality. Unlike some examples, it has a strict "one monster per kid" rule, so there's no collecting or catching.
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