Pokémon Snap

Pokémon Snap (N64)


Nintendo 64
HAL Laboratory


Game Rating

User Ratings: 464

Our Review: 7/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 10th Dec 2007 (USA), 1,000 points
  • 11th Dec 2007 (UK/EU), 1,000 points
  • 4th Dec 2007 (JPN), 1,000 points

Wii U eShop

  • 18th Aug 2016 (UK/EU), £8.99
  • 5th Jan 2017 (USA), $9.99

Nintendo 64

  • 30th Jun 1999 (USA)
  • 15th Sep 2000 (UK/EU)
  • 21st Mar 1999 (JPN)
Nintendo Switch Online
Controller Support
Classic, Gamecube

Screenshots (6)

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  • 40

    Wii U eShop / N64

    Review Pokémon Snap

    Gotta catch 'em all (on camera)

    There are moments during Pokémon Snap where - upon finding a hidden path - the game ditches the first person perspective to show your character looking on in amazement at the new discovery. Despite being a low-polygon Nintendo 64 release, it still manages to convey a sense of wonder – something the game manages...

  • 7

    Virtual Console / Nintendo 64

    Review Pokémon Snap

    Playing this is a snap

    Pokémon Snap's an odd one - it's not an adventure game like the handheld versions or a fighting game like those on the console. Instead, you have to take pictures of Pokémon! You play as Todd, who you might know from the anime. He has been asked by Professor Oak to take pictures of the various Pokémon around the island for...

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!