A celebration for New Pokemon Snap will go live in Pokemon GO as the game is set to release at the end of the month. The celebration will bring a new rotation of wild Pokemon, and the chance of a shiny Smeargle.
On April 30, New Pokemon Snap is set to release. Pokemon GO is taking the initiative and starting an event the day before on April 29, in order to celebrate the New Pokemon Snap. The event will run a bit shorter than the standard events from April 29 to May 2, at 8:00 pm local time.
The largest feature for the New Pokemon Snap event in Pokemon GO seems to be the addition of shiny Smeargle. In past events, Smeargle would appear for a limited number of times when players took a snapshot in the game. It only makes sense that Smeargle would be the poster boy of the new event.
Players will only be able to get their hands on a shiny Smeargle during the New Pokemon Snap event. It will return in the future, but players will need to wait for a new featured Smeargle event in Pokemon GO.
Other features to expect during the New Pokemon Snap event in Pokemon GO
Aside from Smeargle, Pokemon from the Lental region will be appearing in the wild. The Lental region is the new region that players will visit in New Pokemon Snap.
In the same fashion as the Snap game, Pokemon will appear based on different regions. Those include deserts, jungles, and underwater landscapes. So, players can expect to encounter Pokemon like Lotad, Cacnea, and Ducklett among others.
The same region-based rotation will happen within Pokemon GO raids as well. Vaporeon, Meganium, Trapinch, and others will appear in raids during the four-day event. With the Pokemon rotation and new tasks to complete, players should have plenty to do while they celebrate New Pokemon Snap.