As Temtem emerges, an ambitious Pokémon-like game, we have prepared a selection of the best games of this style. If you love capturing awesome creatures to collect, train and make them stronger, then this article is for you!
- Chocobo’s mysterious dungeon all friends!
- monster sanctuary
- Monster Crown
- Yo-kai watch
- Nexomon: Extinction
- Digimon Story: Cyber Detective
- Dragon Quest Monster Joker
- Ni no Kuni: Revenge of the Sky Witch
Chocobo’s mysterious dungeon all friends!
Are you familiar with the world of Final Fantasy series and do you have a collector’s soul? This 2007 game, revamped so far, is for you. Although it is basically a rogue-like game with strategic combat, with frequent dungeon exploration, Chocobo Mystery Dungeon can delight the instincts of our seasoned collectors. You are the mascot of the Final Fantasy license: Chocobo, i.e. a gorgeous yellow bird, who, while exploring the dungeons, meets other well-known creatures from the world of Final Fantasy. These creatures are brought on board as a “companion”…hence the name of the game! Available on Switch and PS4, This game knows how to please Final Fantasy fans and collectors with big hearts. On the other hand, if you are not familiar with this video game license, go your way.
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Published and developed by the independent studio Glumberland, and officially released just a few days ago, this game is a perfect blend between Stardew Valley and Pokémon. You have to take care of not only your farm, but also your Ooblets, the adorable little creatures with whom you become friends. Colorful and accessible, this game has a unique element that sets it apart from Pokemon games: its battles. I’m done with the guilt of sending your lovable creatures to knockout their faces! Here, Ooblets fight just by dancing. What joy and humor in this universe where conflicts are settled with frantic dance battles! Available on Switch, Xbox, and PC (on the Epic Games Store), this somewhat whimsical game will thrill fans of cute and colorful universes, without the fuss.
In addition to fighting and collecting, your creatures in this game are useful for you to explore new areas where you can ride and even fly. What was once just a convenience in Pokémon has become an integral part of the gameplay, enhancing the adventurer’s rather cute side. Developed by indie studio Dennis Sinner, this pixel art game lets you collect more than a hundred monsters on your dangerous journeys. Just like Pokémon, you can train them and have them fight for Sanctuary’s challenges. Often seen as Metroidvania, This game promises above all to delight explorers and combat enthusiasts. Available on PC, Switch, Xbox One (Gamepass), PlayStation 4, its pixelart magic, battles and exploration environments spur a thirst for adventure.
Feeling particularly nostalgic for the old 2D Pokémon games? The Monster Crown can be a great find. This is a game very faithful to what a game called Pokémon-like embodies. The most obvious differences with the Pokémon license are its darker and more dangerous history. You play as a boss who must make a pact with the creatures to defeat an evil, power-hungry character. In this sinister environment, on an island called Couronne, you can collect a hundred creatures, but you can also combine them together to create your own fantasy creatures. You also have the option to trade them or fight with them online. The story is also an important part of this game since it is up to you to decide how your entire adventure will end. Available on Switch, PC, Mac and Xbox, The seemingly old game straight from GameBoy Advance is aimed directly at players who grew up with Pokémon and are now adults. However, if the dreary aspect bothers you a little, then this game may not be a good choice.
If you like to immerse yourself in Japanese myths and legends, then this game may arouse your curiosity. Arrived in manga form in 2012, Yo-Kai Watch is a prolific video game license in Japan with over 19 games released in 17 years. In Japanese folklore, “Yokai” are spirits that haunt Japan and in this game you have the opportunity to befriend these supernatural creatures. Discover, capture and combine peaceful Yo-kai to create a powerful and original team to take down the evil Yo-Kai. However, his extremely childish appearance is clearly not for everyone. Available on the 3DS since its official release in 2013 and on Switch since 2019, this game can appeal to players already keen on Japanese mythology, but also intrigue those who want to embark on an already well-established license with its spectral color.
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This game is very inspired by Pokémon, and is the most faithful to the genre. We can even talk about traditional Pokemon because it combines exactly all the elements of this famous license. Despite the general similarities with Pokémon, this game has managed to work well with many of the monsters it has collected: more than 300. Nexomon: Extinction gives the player great freedom from the beginning of the game, both in terms of exploration and in choosing the beginning of the game. In fact, you don’t have the right to this famous cornelian choice between 3 entrees…. But there are plenty of monsters to choose from at the start of your adventure! The writing of the game is very mature and doesn’t skimp on the comedy even if it means breaking the fourth wall. However, the lack of a multiplayer mode is a pity. Available on Switch, Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac, this game might be suitable for players who want to change the so-called “arcade” / “straight line” games and want a story in the middle of the game. Game.
Nostalgia for the old Pokemon clinging to you and you don’t want to let go? Don’t panic, Coromon is a pixelart game that seeks to emulate the early days of the popular licence. As a member of an organization called Lux Solis, you must free your world, Velua, from a great evil. You can collect, train and fight over a hundred creatures with elemental skills. Despite its proximity to Pokémon, it has various elements such as the flexibility of the game difficulty that can be adjusted according to your desires and the endurance system that can diversify your combat operations. Available on Switch, Android, iOS, Mac, and PC, it’s recommended for players who want to stay true to the basic ideas of Pokemon but are looking for greater control when fighting between pets.
Digimon Story: Cyber Detective
It would be crazy to talk about the best Pokemon-like games without mentioning one of its biggest competitors: Digimon! Become a powerful cyber investigator or hacker in a world where the line between digital life and real life is blurred. With more than 300 Digimon, you have the possibility to collect them, make them “dig”… but also “remove digital” in order to reach their best potential. The story is at the heart of the game with lots of dialogue tinged with humor. Negative point, the characters are a bit talkative, which risks boredom for players to venture there. Available on Switch, PS4, and PC, this game may interest gamers who appreciate futuristic environments with a complete story, but also those who have always wanted to see Digimon make a name for themselves in video games.
Dragon Quest Monster Joker
If you’ve always dreamed of getting a Super Saiyan trainer in appearance, then the popular Dragon Quest license contains a series of games geared just like Pokemon. It’s a game like Pokémon, designed by Toriyama, author of Dragon Ball, what more could you dream of? Just like the Nintendo license, the player can collect hundreds of monsters, which they can combine and even ride to explore different areas afterwards. Capturing different samples is less restrictive but offers more options, both through the diversity of organisms and through the possibility of merging creatures, allowing new monsters to be unlocked as much as allowing personalization of the ones you already own. With a turn-based combat system similar to Final Fantasy, where two teams of monsters clash with highly successful devastating attacks, the game combines the explosive side of its world with the tactical side of its gameplay. The game also offers the ability to compete online against other coaches, which is the perfect opportunity to show your team’s style in the eyes of the world. The first 3 games are available on DS and 3DS for fans of this graphic world.
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Ni no Kuni: Revenge of the Sky Witch
Developed by the Japanese company Level-5 and the Ghibli animation studio, this amazing game has amazing graphics that transport us into a wonderful world. The player embodies Oliver, a trained magician who can befriend the creatures that inhabit his world, and tame them to collect them. They may have the opportunity to evolve provided the player feeds them the correct foods. The battles, for their part, are in almost real time, where our creatures can defend us using their various skills. It was released on 3DS in 2013 and updated in 2019 on Switch, PS4 and PC, This game has found the right balance between the kindness of the collector and the fighting spirit of the boss through the right adaptation of the universe of the Ghibli animation studio, which is enough to provide a good start to this genre as well as being an alternative option. for pokemon.
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