It's been 22 years since the original Pokémon Snap and with each passing console generation fans had never given up hope for a possible sequel. Why is that? It wasn't a long game, it didn't have that many levels, only had a small pool of Pokémon and the base gameplay was simply about taking pictures. On paper, Pokémon Snap sounds...
New Pokémon Snap Guides
Gotta snap 'em all!
If you've just picked up the excellent New Pokémon Snap for your Nintendo Switch, then you may well be wondering how many Pokémon are included in the game and which region they inhabit. With over 200 different monsters included in the game, it's quite a daunting task snapping them all. You'll also want to make sure you get the...
Baby, you're a star!
New Pokémon Snap has already proven itself to be the perfect mashup between a relaxing, comfy game and a true challenge. For those seeking to test their skills, each photo submitted to Professor Mirror will receive two ratings: a star ranking and a number score. The number of stars received is based upon the pose of the...
Photodex, maps, hints and tips - it's all here
After many years of waiting, the original Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo 64 finally has a sequel. The imaginatively-titled New Pokémon Snap is a brand-new adventure with a host of new and returning Pokémon to catch in the region of Lental. In this evolving guide, we'll cover tips, Pokémon locations,...
The lost woods
Gardevoir was the most elusive Pokémon for us to find in New Pokémon Snap and ended up being the final creature we needed to complete our PhotoDex. You likely guessed they were in the Elsewhere Forest but how exactly do you get to them? Plus, despite Ninetales also appearing in the Illumina spot you can get a much better picture in...
Fantastic Monsters & Where to Find Them
New Pokémon Snap houses 10 Legendary and Mythical Pokémon from across the franchise and while you may encounter a couple over your course of the story, many are quite well hidden - especially Suicune who's a little devil. Some Pokémon may not appear until you reach a Research Level of 3 so it's best to...
Snap 'em up
For many years, lovers of Pokémon Snap on the Nintendo 64 (now officially called 'Old Pokémon Snap'... probably) had been pining for a sequel to the first-person snap-'em-up. Offering a change of pace to the RPG battles of the mainline series, Pokémon Snap has you catching Pocket Monsters not in cruelly small Poké Balls, but in the...
You're just getting started
In this lush, sun-kissed region, you'll find famous Pokémon like Scorbunny, Sylveon, Eevee and Pikachu. Be sure to check out our Photodex hub page: New Pokémon Snap Photodex / Pokédex - Pokémon List For All Monsters
In this jungle-like area, you'll find the likes of Aipom, Arbok, Toucannon and Venusaur. Be sure to check out our Photodex hub page: New Pokémon Snap Photodex / Pokédex - Pokémon List For All Monsters New Pokémon Snap Florio Ph
I do like to be beside the seaside
This seaside area showcases Pokémon such as Machamp, Raichu, Squirtle and Sandygast. Be sure to check out our Photodex hub page: New Pokémon Snap Photodex / Pokédex - Pokémon List For All Monsters New Pokémon Snap Florio Photodex
It's getting hot in here
In this hot and arid area, Pokémon such as Tyranitar, Onix and Aerodactyl make their homes. Be sure to check out our Photodex hub page: New Pokémon Snap Photodex / Pokédex - Pokémon List For All Monsters New Pokémon Snap Florio Photodex
Better wrap up warm
This snow-covered environment is populated by Pokémon like Mamoswine, Abomasnow, Vulpix and Snom. Be sure to check out our Photodex hub page: New Pokémon Snap Photodex / Pokédex - Pokémon List For All Monsters New Pokémon Sna
You're almost done...
Here, you'll find some of the most elusive Pokémon in the game, such as Houndoom, Noivern and Sigilyph. Be sure to check out our Photodex hub page: New Pokémon Snap Photodex / Pokédex - Pokémon List For All Monsters New Poké
About The Game
>Explore lush scenery on unknown islands to snap photos of Pokémon in their natural habitats
Seek out and take in-game photographs of Pokémon in their native environments in the New Pokémon Snap™ game, only for the Nintendo Switch™ system! Snap photos from the NEO-ONE as you you encounter and research lively wild Pokémon. You might see unexpected expressions or behaviors—Pokémon patrolling their territory, playing, or lurking in out-of-the-way spots.
Investigate the mysterious Illumina phenomenon
Travel to the islands that make up the Lental region. In this region, some of the Pokémon and vegetation will appear to have a special glow. Research these Pokémon alongside Professor Mirror as you explore dense jungles, vast deserts, and more! Your observations of Pokémon thriving in the wild may help unravel the truth behind the Illumina phenomenon. The Pokémon pictures you take will be used to build your very own Pokémon Photodex!
Save, edit, and share your favorite Pokémon photos
Save photos to your personal in-game album to edit and adjust them. When you complete a course, you can adjust the brightness, blur, zoom and other aspects of your photo in Re-Snap mode. Then, add stickers, frames, and filters to add a personal touch. Share your favorite photos with family and friends in-game *. You can also see what kinds of photos everyone else is taking. See something you like? Award a Sweet! medal.
This new game brings the gameplay of the 1999 Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo 64™ system to life on the Nintendo Switch system with unknown islands to discover and different Pokémon to see!
Photograph lively wild Pokémon in their natural habitats as you research and explore unknown islands. Hop in your trusty travel pod, the NEO-ONE, and journey through a variety of environments such as beaches, jungles, and deserts to capture previously-unseen Pokémon behaviors. You can even play a melody or toss Pokémon a delicious fluffruit to catch their attention. Photos you take can also be used to fill out your very own Pokémon Photodex!
Your photos are scored based on the Pokémon’s poses, how large they appear, how directly they’re facing you, and other factors. You may even snap a four star-worthy photo if you catch rare Pokémon behaviors. These scores can be shared via in-game rankings* so you can compare your shots with other Pokémon photographers around the world.
In the Lental region, Pokémon and vegetation have sometimes been seen to glow. Meet Professor Mirror and work with him to uncover the mystery of the Illumina Phenomenon. Your photos and observations may be key to learning about this strange occurrence.