The Catcher is a weapon featured in the action RPG, Dark Arms: Beast Buster 1999.


The Catcher, as the name suggests, is a weapon that can be used to capture the various monsters in the game. It appears as a handgun-like object on the player character's sprite. It is not as powerful as the Dark Arms, but it is vital to the gameplay mechanics. Any monster defeated with the Catcher has its soul captured as food to be fed to a Dark Arm to build up its EVP for the transition into stronger forms. On the HUD on the bottom of the screen, its icon is that of a butterfly net, a reference to its function. It also cannot be removed from your loadout. Later on in the game, when you talk to Caso, he would give you a stronger Catcher.