There are no pokeballs, trainers (as they are also called) sign Soul pacts with the beast they are trying to catch and it has to be mutual so is cancelling the contract. No red laser to store the beast inside of a storage device where they can only shake the ball repeatedly if they want to break out. No this novel does it right and adds an CN influence. The pets are stored inside a soul space which is essentially inside the Trainers sea of consciousness.
This is not and I repeat NOT a kid friendly series, there is pretty much death and violence from chapter 1 through 111 where I left off reading... if you can go 10 chapters without something or other dying I'd call you a f*ing liar! Rape? s*x? Consciousness? Morality? 1st two aren't without reason but the latter you'd be hard to find in anyone besides the MC... sometimes.
This story is abundant in a steady world building experience, you are constantly learning new things about the makeup of the world that doesn't seem forced and made up on the spot. More importantly its not 'convenient' in the way that its souly like this for plot armor and appears out of nowhere 'just cause / deus ex'.
The action is constant if not rampant throughout the series and maybe its because its Pokémon style the author can plan out battles without loosing the reader or being boring as hell. I mean its much easier to build battle scenes or imagine them (author and reader) if you've experienced it before and there shouldn't be many under 30 who've NEVER seen Pokémon at least once. All evolutions/maturations/levelups are well within reason and are explanatory by thinking about growth patterns and training regiments. Story overall is well paced, not fast not slow its not even medium. It has its own pace with a few time skips be it long or short it is not afraid of taking a risk. Though I do wish some of it where to be expounded on I can understand knowing EVERYTHING would be a little boring and give the author no room to pull things out of a hat (give the reader a small surprise).
MC is kinda everything Ash 'Get'em all' isn't. First of all he will eventually age past 15 which is his starting age. His IQ isn't so mentally stunted that he'll eventually have to relearn the lessons he learned not to far in the past. No this MC constantly grows and improves, he starts off sullen and solemn, grows cold, gains confident, matures into a man and so on. The pets all have different and enjoyable personalities that's all I'll say as giving examples will take away the fun.
MC is picky and he has a right to be considering how his first choice was how his third one was and what his 4th turned out (this is something that will be confusing until reader is towards chapter 90 - 100). Training speed? Who for? MC? Pet? Nightmare? all about the same, the growth rate is linier with steady progression overall considering the MC's and pets circumstances I consider it not actually all that OP. The Time skips make it hard to track sometimes though.
MC gets 9 items from his 9 uncles all of which are useless or barely helpful
but 1. That 1 is a book that gives the MC the ability to identify spiritual items akin to game element but only gives short/curt descriptions.
his skill is actually very surprising, he originally has 2 skills. 1 allows him to view everything like you would in a JRPG (yeah that very basic themed skill isn't standard in that world no wonder its a SS class in an S class world) while the other allows him to make skills (rated a F class right now) but has a growth potential
not just cause he’s an MC in a CN novel but the nature of his ability as well
The world building is more likely to involve the monster and oddities side of the business along with the growth of his powers that allow him to do a multitude of things.
The MC does have MA skills and the action is nothing less than what you'd get from regular Xianxia, on some levels its way above the normal glossed over stuff, this novel gives very detailed action sense that don't bore you to tears and will always leave you guessing!
The author has everything from Chapters 1 - well 80+ within the span of 5 days! The first 2 days were enough to kill a human but the author realizes this making him sleep for a day or two. But then has him do just as much if not more of a stressful situation the next to same day...
The other reasons I don't read this novel right away is firstly because from looking at the TOC and knowing what happened with a certain group of young masters, I know or can guess that the MC will be framed for murder and that's how he starts on his path to martial arts and lastly because cultivation doesn't start until chapter 1-- or so