What Is The New Pokemon Snap About?

During the Summer past, Pokemon surprised many fans around the world with their announcement of a brand new Pokemon Snap coming to the Nintendo Switch.

This past week, they confirmed a release date for Spring 2021 and fans are beyond excited for the new title.

Pokemon Snap was a massive Pokemon title back in the day, and this may be your first time checking the game out.

So, we thought it is refreshing to take a closer look at what the new Pokemon Snap is about!

Here we go.



The whole premise around Pokemon Snap is that you are going to go around and take as many photos of Pokemon as you can.

This is done through your in-game camera and from what we can tell, there is an ample amount of Pokemon within the game. 

Nintendo has posted an official listing for the game here, but below is how they describe the new Pokemon Snap! 

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! You'll even discover behaviors and expressions you've never seen before when you encounter and research lively wild Pokémon. You might see them 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!

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 toss Pokémon a delicious fluffruit to catch their attention. Photos you take can also be used to fill out your very own Pokémon Photodex!

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.

Be sure to let us know if you are excited to jump back into the wild within Pokemon Snap! 


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