I love the monster capture/training genre (cough cough Pokemon games), but it's quite difficult to find such games on PC and even more so on Steam, please mention/link more games with this type of setup (hell it general it just needs monster capturing or battling in order to qualify really).

Created a SteamGroup to be able to manage this a bit better there as well :) https://steamcommunity.com/groups/MonsterTamingGames

I would also like to implement a steam tag for this type of game on steam, if enough people tag the games with the tag and we get the devs involved (I have spoken to a few that are very keen on doing this) then we can maybe make this a reality and through doing this make finding games of this sub-genre extremely easy :).

The main idea I got from communicating with the devs is to call the tag "Monster Taming" as this will encompass all the games that have anything to do with capturing, nurturing, raising, evolving, and/or fighting with monsters, it's vague enough to encompass a lot of game thus making it more viable to be an actual tag. If anyone has a better idea please feel free to comment on my first comment in order to add it to a vote in the future, until then let's find some more games in this genre on Steam :).

So the main consensus was reached, let's all go ahead and tag the games with "Monster Taming" !!!

The following games I am aware of that share this "mechanic" PS TemTem looks bloody amazing

9th Dawn III
A Legend In Zormore
Abomi Nation
Adore
Aeternum Quest
After The End: The Harvest
Alchemic Cutie
Amber Island
Anima Island
Anitons
Anode Heart
Atrio: The Dark Wild
Baby Dragon Rancher
Bastard Bonds
Beasties
Beastmancer
Bugsnax
Calculator and monsters
Card X Monster
CARDMON
Cassette Beasts
Chainmonsters
Cornucopia
Coromon
Costume Kingdom
Creature Keeper
Creatures Inc
Deity Quest
Desktop Dinosaurs
Digimon Masters Online
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition
Digimon Survive
Dinogotchi
Disc Creatures
Dr Derks Mutant Battleground
Dragon Creek
Entodrive
Eternal Exodus
EvoMon
Expert on Domestication
Extravaganza Rising
Fae Tactics
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark - Missions and Monsters DLC
Fera Knight
Final Stardust
Fusion Relics
Geneforge 1
Geneforge 1 Mutagen
Geneforge 2
Geneforge 3
Geneforge 4
Geneforge 5
Genetic Fluff
Genome Genetic Monsters
Ghostlords
Glitched
Gorit
Grimmlins Tale
Growbots: Battle Academy
HoloFist
Kindred Fates
Kindred Fates Combat Arena Alpha
Kins Chronicle
Kobold Garden
Kubberz
Ludoria
Malice Greed
Mebula
Minimon
Miolhr
Mirrored Soul
Monster Battle Quest
Monster Capture King
Monster Crown
Monster Evo
Monster Harvest
Monster Hunter Stories 2 Wings of Ruin
Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX
Monster Sanctuary
Monster Tamer
Monster Tribe
Monster Viator
Monsters of the North
MonsterTamer
Moonsters
Moonstone Island
Murgles
My Personal Hilopet
My Singing Monsters
Myth Caller The Nightmare Shaman
Mython Island
Nanomon Virtual Pet
Necromancer's Gift
NecroStory
New Town Needs Tamer
Nexomon
Nexomon Extinction
Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered
Nights of Azure
Norpon
Notemon
Nova Odessa The Demon Trainer
Nuumonsters
ONINAKI
Ooblets
Ova Magica
Paleo Pines
Palladise Island
Palworld
Paracreat
Patch Quest
Pedigree Tactics
Phantom Beasts Redemption
Pixacrea
PIXELS Digital Creatures
Procemon You Must Catch Them
Pry Into The Void
Rainbow Billy The Curse of the Leviathan
Re Summon
ReLegend
Renditions of the Awakening
Safari Zone
School of Dragons
Scripted Souls
Shin Megami Tensei 3 Nocturne HD Remaster
Siralim
Siralim 2
Siralim 3
Siralim Ultimate
Skyclimbers
Skyseeker
Slime Rancher
Soul Hackers 2
Soul of Giga
Soul Reaper
Spawn Kings
TemTem
Terra Maega
The Capture Worlds
The Corpsmen
The Dragoness Command of the Flame
The Last Monsters
The Monster Breeder
The Vision Of The Ant
Theogony Crystal Water Blue
Timmy's adventures : Verbmon
Tinker Spell
Tournament of Tamers
Train'em
Unleashed
Untamed Isles
Via Mortis
Vilmonic
Virtual Beepic
Void Monsters Spring City Tales
Volseons
Voxelotl Garden
Weirdlands
Witchery Academy
World of Final Fantasy
Xander the Monster Morpher Universe Breaker
Zanzarah

Honorable Mentions (for games that have monster capture or training mechanics but it isn't what the game is built around)
ARK Survival Evolved
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Origins
BALAN WONDERWORLD
Balrum
Chimeraland
Chrysalis
Citadel: Forged with Fire
Conan Exiles
Craftopia
De'Vine: Heavenly Acres
Dino System
Don't Starve
Don't Starve Together
Fallout 4 - Wasteland Workshop DLC
Fallout76
Far Cry Primal
Final Fantasy 10-2
Final Fantasy 13-2
Force of Nature
HEARTBEAT
Heroes of Might & Magic III HD Edition
Heroes of Might & Magic V
Heroes of Might & Magic VI
Heroes of Might & Magic VII
Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
Kainga
Legend of Mana
Loddlenaut
Lunaela
MiddleEarth Shadow of Mordor
MiddleEarth Shadow of War
Monark
No Man's Sky
Octopath Traveler
Persona 4 Golden
PitPeople
PixArk
Planet Centauri
Planet Explorers
Ragnarok Online
Rappelz
Research Story
Riftbound
RimWorld
Rune Factory 5
Serin Fate
Sonic Adventures 1
Sonic Adventures 2
Soul Locus
Starbound
Sun Harvest
Tangledeep
The Binding of Isaac
The Serpent Rogue
Valheim
Wayward
Yonder the Cloud Catcher Chronicles

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Would you want a steam tag for Pokemonlike games to be implemented on Steam?

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Yes - Monster Taming
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Thank you feebles, they both look good
EvoMon looks VERY nice, daaaamn that art style!

3 months ago
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Eidols - honorable? you're the pet

2 months ago
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Hm... the honorable mention list is more for games with monster taming elements but the game itself isn't a Monster Taming game.
Like how a game can have horror elements without being a horror game.

2 months ago
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no worries, thanks for clarifying :)

2 months ago
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Little Noah: Scion of Paradise
The attacks you use are monsters, there is meta progression with upgrading them.

2 months ago
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I wanna know how to mark the game, do you know how a person gets new allies?
That will ultimately be the factor as to if this is monster taming-related at all. If you simply recruit them at an inn then they're more humanoid than monster, thus it wouldn't qualify then. If you need to beat them in a battle and you can then get them to join then it leans more to monster taming.

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You get them from chests and buying them in the occasional shop. Since they(some at least) are the enemies you fight, there might be a small chance it drops from defeating them, but that I do not know.
So probably not worth a mention. :)

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The game is being covered by a monster-taming YouTuber, so there is definitely SOMETHING monster-taming here.
I just want to be sure myself before labeling it as anything haha.

And I can't find the info I'm looking for on the discussion forums.

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MonsterTamer (not the one listed in OP)

2 months ago
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Haha woooow
So now we have "MonsterTamer" and "Monster Tamer"
Haha thank you for the find and mention veebles :)

2 months ago
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Procemon: You Must Catch Them

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet. I'm on a discovery queue binge so I'll update if I find more!

Edit:
Pedigree Tactics
Pixacrea
Chrysalis - Maybe more honourable mention. Monster collecting seems an integral part of the game but it's not the traditional Pokemon gameplay. Wasn't sure, sorry!
Monsters of the North

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I've definitely never seen this
Thank you for the find and mention :)
Looks VERY old-school Pokemon if I look at the menu's, will investigate this further

2 months ago
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Found a couple more, hopefully they qualify.

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😉 Already have it on the list friend

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Yeah, just noticed :)

1 month ago
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Digimon survive just got a steam page :)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/871980/Digimon_Survive/

1 month ago
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just want to let people know that digimon survive is 70% visual novel and 30% battle. it might not be for everyone, especially for those who buy it because they like digimon cyber sleuth.
(and yes, i heard there are wild digimons to capture, so it still counts as monster taming by the definition of the thread)

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Yup, that's why the curator of the Steam page is going to mark it as "Monster Taming Elements" and not "Full Monster Taming Experience" it's more a monster taming lite game haha.

I'm not a big fan of the VN to gameplay split, but it is what it is haha

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Thank you for the find and mention :)
Looks like a nice tactical monster taming game

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