Just last month, it was confirmed that Nexomon: Extinction - a new monster-catching RPG that bears a striking resemblance to Pokémon - would be arriving on Switch this summer. Now, we can take our first look at the game's starter monsters.

If you've played a Pokémon game before, you'll understand the concept immediately. Your Nexomon journey will begin with a simple but important question, with players having to choose which monster they'd like to become their first companion. Unlike Pokémon's formula of three starters, however, you'll be able to choose from a grand total of nine.

So, let's check them out, shall we?



Element: Water
An amphibious flying Nexomon with heroic spirit. Its main characteristic is self-confidence and loyalty.


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Element: Electric
A very curious Nexomon with the ability to walk on any surface with its sticky feet. They love to hide and stay hidden from others for long periods of time.


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Element: Ghost
A ghost Nexomon that can be found in the darkness. They tend to detach their heads to scare their opponents.


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Element: Fire
Not for those who love to hug their Nexomon. Lume's head, paws and tail are completely engulfed in flames.


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Element: Psychic
People often confuse them as a ghost type Nexomon. Truth said, they are psychic Nexomon and have a somewhat obscure sense of humor.


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Element: Wind
Mearns are not as friendly as they look. They are actually wild Nexomon that inhabit the prairies and mountain skirts. Their entangled tails can use wind to their advantage while hunting.


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Element: Mineral
They are always eager to prove the durability of their horns, they love to do headbutting competitions.


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Element: Plant
Maras are adorable and intelligent Nexomon who know how to use their charm in their favor during battles with tamers. Loves to be pet.


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Element: Normal
Dinja features short legs, adorable big ears and a huge fluffy tail. Since they aren't good runners, they prefer to move by hopping their way.

So, are you won over by any of these designs? Let us know if you're tempted to give the game a go when it launches this summer with a comment below.