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14th Feb '17 8:17:28 AM ashlay
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* The Japanese UrExample is an Edo period OlderThanTelevision CollectibleCardGame called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karuta#Obake_karuta Obake Karuta]]'' (''"Monster Cards"''). In the game, a set of cards with depictions of various monsters from Myth/JapaneseMythology would be placed on a table. Each round, players would be given a clue, and attempt to grab the card of a monster who met that clue before their opponents could. At the end of the game, [[GottaCatchThemAll the player with the most cards won]].



* The Japanese UrExample is an Edo period OlderThanTelevision CollectibleCardGame called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karuta#Obake_karuta Obake Karuta]]'' (''"Monster Cards"''). In the game, a set of cards with depictions of various monsters from Myth/JapaneseMythology would be placed on a table. Each round, players would be given a clue, and attempt to grab the card of a monster who met that clue before their opponents could. At the end of the game, [[GottaCatchThemAll the player with the most cards won]].



* The earliest known instance of an RPG revolving around the use of monsters as minions is the ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' game Wizardry IV: The Return of Werdna, in which the eponymous Werdna must rely on monsters that can only be only be summoned at pentagrams found throughout the levels to survive against her adversaries.
** While more of a turn-based tactics game than an RPG, Julian Gollop's Chaos: The Battle of Wizards, released in 1985, has a strong focus on summoning creatures to use in combat.


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* An early Western example is the ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' game ''Wizardry IV: The Return of Werdna'', in which the eponymous Werdna must rely on monsters summoned at pentagrams found throughout the levels to survive against her adversaries.
* Julian Gollop's ''Chaos: The Battle of Wizards'', released in 1985, included a summon magic system where independent monster units of various quality could be summoned to help the player.
15th Jan '17 6:50:48 AM narm00
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* In the JimButcher series ''Literature/CodexAlera'', Furies serve a somewhat similar role to Mons. Indeed, he admitted he was inspired by Pokémon in writing it. Only earth and fire furies manifest physically most of the time though, and it is truly SeriousBusiness since the entire world's technology and culture has evolved around the use of Furies.

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* In the JimButcher Creator/JimButcher series ''Literature/CodexAlera'', Furies serve a somewhat similar role to Mons. Indeed, he admitted he was inspired by Pokémon in writing it. Only earth and fire furies manifest physically most of the time though, and it is truly SeriousBusiness since the entire world's technology and culture has evolved around the use of Furies.



* ''TabletopGame/{{MajiMonsters}}'', an RPG set in a fantasy world where you play a binder, someone with the ability to bind monsters to your service, capturing them in specially prepared crystals - sort of a combination of [[XMeetsY Pokémon and Dungeons & Dragons]].

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* ''TabletopGame/{{MajiMonsters}}'', an RPG set in a fantasy world where you play a binder, someone with the ability to bind monsters to your service, capturing them in specially prepared crystals - sort of a combination of cross between [[XMeetsY Pokémon and Dungeons & Dragons]].Dragons]].
* ''Mystical: Kingdom of Monsters'' is a setting for TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} and 4th edition TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons focusing on capturing and training Mons, even allowing you to play one.



* The earliest known instance of of an RPG revolving around the use of monsters as minions is the ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' game Wizardry IV: The Return of Werdna, in which the eponymous Werdna must rely on monsters that can only be only be summoned at pentagrams found throughout the levels to survive against her adversaries.

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* The earliest known instance of of an RPG revolving around the use of monsters as minions is the ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' game Wizardry IV: The Return of Werdna, in which the eponymous Werdna must rely on monsters that can only be only be summoned at pentagrams found throughout the levels to survive against her adversaries.



* ''VideoGame/{{Telefang}}'' was a GameBoyColor[=/=]GameBoyAdvance release loosely based off Pokémon, although it has some Digimon elements to it. The series is most well-known for the mediocre bootlegs of the original games that actually tried to pass itself as ''Pokemon'' games.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Telefang}}'' was a GameBoyColor[=/=]GameBoyAdvance release loosely based off Pokémon, although it has some Digimon elements to it. The series is most well-known for the mediocre bootlegs of the original games that actually tried to pass itself themselves as ''Pokemon'' games.



* Website/{{Bogleech}}'s {{Mortasheen}} is this, combined with copious amounts of terror.
* ''{{Neopets}}''.
** In universe, however, {{Neopets}} is more of a constructed world, since the Mons are the "humans" of Neopia, and owners... well, they don't exist in the storylines on the site.

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* Website/{{Bogleech}}'s {{Mortasheen}} TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}} is this, combined with copious amounts of terror.
* ''{{Neopets}}''.
''Franchise/{{Neopets}}''.
** In universe, however, {{Neopets}} Franchise/{{Neopets}} is more of a constructed world, since the Mons are the "humans" of Neopia, and owners... well, they don't exist in the storylines on the site.
12th Jan '17 2:27:54 PM Xtifr
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* ''TouhouPuppetPlay'' (also known as ''Touhoumon''), a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' ROMHack of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', has you using the girls of the Touhou series much like Pokémon.
* ''KeitaiDenjuTelefang'' was a GameBoyColor[=/=]GameBoyAdvance release loosely based off Pokémon, although it has some Digimon elements to it.
** The series is most well-known for the mediocre bootlegs of the original games that actually tried to pass itself as ''Pokemon'' games.

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* ''TouhouPuppetPlay'' ''VideoGame/TouhouPuppetPlay'' (also known as ''Touhoumon''), a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' ROMHack of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', has you using the girls of the Touhou series much like Pokémon.
* ''KeitaiDenjuTelefang'' ''VideoGame/{{Telefang}}'' was a GameBoyColor[=/=]GameBoyAdvance release loosely based off Pokémon, although it has some Digimon elements to it.
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it. The series is most well-known for the mediocre bootlegs of the original games that actually tried to pass itself as ''Pokemon'' games.
10th Jan '17 8:43:20 PM MagnusForce
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** In ''Series/UltraSeven'', when Dan Moroboshi was unable to transform into Ultraseven for whatever reason (like his TransformationTrinket has been stolen by the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Alien of the Week]]), he would pull out a tiny capsule that carried a {{Kaiju}} to do the fighting in his stead. We get to know three of them in the series run: Miclas, a horned ogre; Windam, a robot; and Agira, a triceratops-like beast. It's also worth mentioning that Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of ''Franchise/{{Pokémon}}'', [[OlderThanTheyThink confirmed the Capsule Monsters inspired the idea of Pokéballs.]]

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** In ''Series/UltraSeven'', when Dan Moroboshi was unable to transform into Ultraseven for whatever reason (like his TransformationTrinket has been stolen by the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Alien of the Week]]), he would pull out a tiny capsule that carried a {{Kaiju}} to do the fighting in his stead. We get to know three of them in the series run: Miclas, a horned ogre; Windam, a robot; and Agira, a triceratops-like beast. It's also worth mentioning that Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of ''Franchise/{{Pokémon}}'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', [[OlderThanTheyThink confirmed the Capsule Monsters inspired the idea of Pokéballs.]]
10th Jan '17 8:42:27 PM MagnusForce
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** In ''Series/UltraSeven'', when Dan Moroboshi was unable to transform for whatever reason (like his TransformationTrinket has been stolen by the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Alien of the Week]]), he would pull out a tiny capsule that carried a {{Kaiju}} to do the fighting in his stead. We get to know three of them in the series run: Miclas, a horned ogre; Windam, a robot; and Agira, a triceratops-like beast. [[OlderThanTheyThink This was some 25 years before Pokémon too!]]

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** In ''Series/UltraSeven'', when Dan Moroboshi was unable to transform into Ultraseven for whatever reason (like his TransformationTrinket has been stolen by the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Alien of the Week]]), he would pull out a tiny capsule that carried a {{Kaiju}} to do the fighting in his stead. We get to know three of them in the series run: Miclas, a horned ogre; Windam, a robot; and Agira, a triceratops-like beast. It's also worth mentioning that Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of ''Franchise/{{Pokémon}}'', [[OlderThanTheyThink This was some 25 years before Pokémon too!]]confirmed the Capsule Monsters inspired the idea of Pokéballs.]]
11th Dec '16 12:44:35 PM narm00
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** ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle'' is ''Ultra Series'' [[XMeetsY meets Pokémon]]! To elaborate, the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces many races]] (humans included) of the ''Ultra Series'' universe have individuals called reionyxes. Reionyxes carries special technology called battlenizers which allows the user to control up to three kaiju and call them in to battle rampaging kaiju or other reionyxes. Fighting wild kaijuu is as fun as it sounds, not so much when fighting another reionyx since the rules of reionyx battling say that the master dies with his monsters at the end of the battle! Why? [[spoiler:Because, reionyxes are unwittingly carrying out the agenda of a long-defeated HumanoidAbomination who seeks to find a replacement who is as capable of controlling monsters as he is.]] There's also the Giga Battlenizer, the original battlenizer [[spoiler:once owned by said HumanoidAbomination]], which can control up to 100 monsters and aliens!

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** ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle'' is ''Ultra Series'' [[XMeetsY meets Pokémon]]! To elaborate, the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces many races]] (humans included) of the ''Ultra Series'' universe have individuals called reionyxes. Reionyxes carries carry special technology called battlenizers which allows the user to control up to three kaiju and call them in to battle rampaging kaiju or other reionyxes. Fighting wild kaijuu is as fun as it sounds, not so much when fighting another reionyx since the rules of reionyx battling say that the master dies with his monsters at the end of the battle! Why? [[spoiler:Because, [[spoiler:Because reionyxes are unwittingly carrying out the agenda of a long-defeated HumanoidAbomination who seeks to find a replacement who is as capable of controlling monsters as he is.]] There's also the Giga Battlenizer, the original battlenizer [[spoiler:once owned by said HumanoidAbomination]], which can control up to 100 monsters and aliens!



* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has a Summoner class taking the "one mon per person" route (barring a certain subclass that uses many weak versions of them to ZergRush the enemy). Basically, a type of Mage who specializes in summoning Outsider allies, their unique class path is based around forming and utilizing a personal summoned ally they are [[BondCreature bonded to]], and a second experience pool to buy evolutions for it. The base creature can be anything from an angel to a zombie.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has a Summoner class taking the "one mon per person" route (barring a certain subclass that uses many weak versions of them to ZergRush the enemy). Basically, Basically a type of Mage who specializes in summoning Outsider allies, their unique class path is based around forming and utilizing a personal summoned ally they are [[BondCreature bonded to]], and a second experience pool to buy evolutions for it. The base creature can be anything from an angel to a zombie.



* The ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' supplement based on Japanese media ''Mecha and Manga'' has a chapter devoted to this concept.

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* The ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' supplement based on Japanese media media, ''Mecha and Manga'' Manga'', has a chapter devoted to this concept.


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* ''TabletopGame/{{MajiMonsters}}'', an RPG set in a fantasy world where you play a binder, someone with the ability to bind monsters to your service, capturing them in specially prepared crystals - sort of a combination of [[XMeetsY Pokémon and Dungeons & Dragons]].
8th Dec '16 9:03:51 PM JMQwilleran
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' makes use of a Franchise/{{Pokemon}}-esque gameplay feature that involves capturing and training the random battle monsters that usually plague you out in the field and then using them as a de facto third character alongside Serah and Noel.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' makes use of a Franchise/{{Pokemon}}-esque gameplay feature that involves capturing and training the random battle monsters that usually plague you out in the field and then using them as a de facto third character alongside Serah and Noel. Using downloadable content, you can even have them fight alongside playable characters from the previous game, though the gameplay mechanic still treats them like summoned monsters. This can result in Serah telling her own fiancee "You deserve a treat!"
8th Dec '16 8:57:22 PM JMQwilleran
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** ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy'' is filled with this pretty much from the start and the mons are known as "mirages." Many of them are familiar ''Final Fantasy'' creatures and mascots and part of the game's gimmick is that you can "stack" them in battle.

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** ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy'' is filled with this pretty much from the start and the mons are known as "mirages." Many of them are familiar ''Final Fantasy'' creatures and mascots and part of the game's gimmick is that you can "stack" them in battle. Also, the game opens with it being stated that the main characters actually [[spoiler:had "caught 'em all" in the past, but then lost 'em.]]
8th Dec '16 8:55:17 PM JMQwilleran
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** ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy'' is filled with this pretty much from the start and the mons are known as "mirages." Many of them are familiar ''Final Fantasy'' creatures and mascots and part of the game's gimmick is that you can "stack" them in battle.
15th Nov '16 6:00:43 AM ashlay
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** The ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' spinoff games feature AnthropomorphicPersonification OlympusMons that come from ''inside your head''. ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' also allows you to directly recruit enemies to your cause, rather than picking up card version of them first.

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** The ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' spinoff games feature AnthropomorphicPersonification OlympusMons that come from ''inside your head''. ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' also allows you to directly recruit enemies to your cause, rather than picking up card version versions of them first.
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