Pokémon Snap

Pokémon Snap (N64)


Nintendo 64
HAL Laboratory


Game Rating

User Ratings: 573

Our Review: 7/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

Nintendo 64

  • 30th Jun 1999
  • 15th Sep 2000
  • 21st Mar 1999

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • 10th Dec 2007, 1,000 points
  • 11th Dec 2007, 1,000 points
  • 4th Dec 2007, 1,000 points

Wii U eShop

  • 18th Aug 2016, £8.99
  • 5th Jan 2017, $9.99

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Subscription)

  • Available Now
Nintendo Switch Online
Controller Support
Classic, Gamecube

Screenshots (7)

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About The Game

In Pokémon Snap, you capture Pokémon not with a Poke Ball but with a camera! As budding young photographer Todd, help Professor Oak research Pokémon by taking pictures of them from your purpose-built vehicle, the ZERO-ONE.

Travel across Pokémon Island and snap the Pokémon in their home turf. However, many Pokémon are camera-shy, so you'll need to use special items like food or a flute to bring them out into the open.

Professor Oak will score your photos based on factors like the Pokémon's pose and its size in the frame. So get out there and put your Pokémon snapping skills to the test!

Also, the Virtual Console version of Pokémon Snap has been enhanced to work with the Wii Message Board – so now you can share your favourite Pokémon pics with your friends!