Pokemon Snap

After more than 20 years, Pokemon Snap is finally back! Coming to Nintendo Switch. Apr 19, 2021 The Pokemon Company is releasing a line of products inspired by the upcoming Switch title New Pokemon Snap. Pokemon fans can buy just about anything with something created or inspired by the franchise on it. Even more merchandise is about to come your way as The Pokemon Company prepares for the release of New Pokemon Snap. Mar 24, 2021 Previews have started rolling in from various sites for the upcoming sequel to the classic N64 title Pokemon Snap, which is New Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo Switch. Game Informer has published five minutes of footage with Pokemon super fans Brian Shea and Alex Stadnik. If you can't watch the video then thankfully Reddit member. Apr 09, 2021 The Pokemon Company has released a fresh new trailer for the sequel to the Nintendo 64 classic New Pokemon Snap which is due out at the end of the month 30th April. New Pokemon Snap sees you assume the role of a budding Pokemon photographer in the Lental region. New Pokemon Snap also includes several.

New Pokémon Snap
Developer(s)Bandai Namco Studios
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch
ReleaseApril 30, 2021
Mode(s)Single player
Pokemon Snap

New Pokémon Snap[a] is an upcoming first-personsimulation video game with rail shooter style gameplay mechanics. It is being developed by Bandai Namco Studios and planned to be published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company for the Nintendo Switch. It is scheduled to be released on April 30, 2021. Players travel using an on-rails hovercraft and research Pokémon by photographing them. It is a sequel to the 1999 Nintendo 64 game Pokémon Snap.


The player photographs Pokémon in their natural habitats to build a 'Photodex', using fruit to lure them closer.

In New Pokémon Snap, the player is a Pokémon photographer[1] who visits various islands in the Lental region to help the research studies of Professor Mirror and his assistants Rita and Phil.[2][3][4] Taking photographs helps the player build a compendium called a Photodex;[5] the game features over 200 different Pokémon for the player to photograph.[6] In addition to adding photos to the Photodex, the player also helps investigate the Illumina phenomenon, where Pokémon and plants appear to have a special glow.[7]

For each research expedition, the player travels in an on-rails hovercraft, the NEO-ONE, to safely photograph Pokémon in their natural environments. These habitats include jungles, deserts and beaches,[1][2] which can be visited during daytime or at night in order to photograph different types of Pokémon.[8] Each photo the player takes is graded by Professor Mirror on a scale of one to four stars,[9][10] taking into account things like shot composition, how close the Pokémon is, and whether they are facing the camera or not.[1] Players can decide to save those photos to the Photodex, which can hold up to four photos of each Pokémon (one at each rating).[11] As players take higher-quality photos, they earn Expedition Points that go toward improving the Research Level of each area in the Lental region. Higher Research Levels will open up more levels to explore in that area.[11][12]

To get better pictures, the player is encouraged to use various tools to coax out rarely-seen Pokémon reactions on camera.[13] To lure Pokémon out, players can use a fruit called a fluffruit,[14] or play a melody that can get some Pokémon to dance.[15] They can also throw an item called an Illumina orb to cause Pokémon to glow.[16] The orbs serve to not only help the player take pictures at night,[12] but also potentially change a Pokémon's behavior. Depending on the Pokémon, the Illumina orb can help wake up sleeping creatures, or even sometimes cheer them up.[15] Players can find hidden Pokémon in the area by using their camera to scan for them.[17]


After Professor Mirror grades the player's photographs, players can retouch their photos using the Re-Snap feature.[8] This allows the player to change parameters like zoom, blur, and brightness, as well as add photographic filters, photo frames, and stickers. [17] These edited photos can be saved to a personal photo album separate from the Photodex.[8][12] Players can upload their photos online to share with other players, who in turn can help get their favorite photos be featured in-game by liking them.[16][18]

New Pokemon Snap Special Edition

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New Pokémon Snap is being developed by Bandai Namco Studios and will be published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo.[19] Bandai Namco had previously developed the Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament, in which Pokémon were depicted as part of an interconnected world, coexisting with humans. According to game director Haruki Suzaki, who directed both titles, it was this depiction of Pokémon that helped the studio earn the opportunity to work on New Pokémon Snap.[20]

New pokemon snap

It was announced during the Pokémon Presents presentation on June 17, 2020 and is planned for release on the Nintendo Switch.[21] On January 14, 2021, Nintendo announced that the game would be released on April 30 of that year.[14][22]

Pokemon Snap


  1. ^New Pokémon Snap (Japanese: New ポケモンスナップ, Hepburn: Nyū Pokemon Sunappu)


  1. ^ abcBankhurst, Adam (January 14, 2021). 'New Pokémon Snap: April Release Date Announced'. IGN. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  2. ^ ab'New Pokémon Snap™ for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details'. www.nintendo.com. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  3. ^Plagge, Kallie (June 22, 2020). 'New Pokemon Snap Announced For Switch'. GameSpot. Archived from the original on June 17, 2020. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  4. ^Reed, Chris (February 26, 2021). 'New Pokemon Snap Is Up for Preorder'. IGN. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  5. ^Wood, Austin (June 17, 2020). 'New Pokemon Snap announced for Nintendo Switch'. GamesRadar+. Archived from the original on June 17, 2020. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  6. ^Phillips, Tom (January 14, 2021). 'New Pokémon Snap releases in April, with over 200 creatures to film'. Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  7. ^Summers, Nick (January 14, 2021). ''New Pokémon Snap' hits the Nintendo Switch on April 30'. Engadget. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  8. ^ abcMcWhertor, Michael (March 24, 2021). 'New Pokémon Snap brings the N64 classic to the Instagram era'. Polygon. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  9. ^Craddock, Ryan (February 26, 2021). 'New Pokémon Snap Gets New Trailer, Photo Mode And Competitive Online Rankings Unveiled'. Nintendo Life. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  10. ^Fahey, Mike (February 26, 2021). 'Here's How The New Pokémon Snap Works'. Kotaku. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  11. ^ abShea, Brian (March 24, 2021). 'New Pokémon Snap Preview – Seaside Snapping'. Game Informer. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  12. ^ abcKnezevic, Kevin (March 24, 2021). 'New Pokemon Snap Sticks Close To The Original's Formula, And That's A Good Thing'. GameSpot. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  13. ^Farokhmanesh, Megan (March 24, 2021). 'New Pokémon Snap adds nighttime photography'. The Verge. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  14. ^ abMcWhertor, Michael (January 14, 2021). 'New Pokémon Snap comes to Nintendo Switch in April'. Polygon. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  15. ^ abMejia, Ozzie (March 24, 2021). 'New Pokemon Snap preview: Going on safari'. Shacknews. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  16. ^ abPereira, Chris; Gurwin, Gabe (February 26, 2021). 'New Pokemon Snap Trailer Showcases Gameplay At Pokemon Direct'. GameSpot. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  17. ^ abNunneley, Stephany (February 26, 2021). 'New Pokemon Snap gameplay video shows off the game's features'. VG247. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  18. ^Erskine, Donovan (February 26, 2021). 'New Pokemon Snap trailer showcases gameplay and story'. Shacknews. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  19. ^Carpenter, Nicole (June 17, 2020). 'A new Pokémon Snap game headed to Switch, finally'. Polygon. Archived from the original on June 17, 2020. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  20. ^Valentine, Rebekah (April 14, 2021). 'New Pokémon Snap Was Given to Bandai Namco Because of Pokkén Tournament'. IGN. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  21. ^Minotti, Mike (June 17, 2020). 'New Pokémon Snap planned for Nintendo Switch'. VentureBeat. Archived from the original on June 17, 2020. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  22. ^Makuch, Eddie (January 14, 2021). 'Nintendo Announces New Pokemon Snap Release Date Alongside A Trailer'. GameSpot. Retrieved January 14, 2021.

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