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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.

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Credits Flavor text, images and all other media are (c) of Nintendo and were used here to propagandize the game's release.
 
This seems like amazing vibe game, for just chilling. Really nice to see Nintendo getting content out again too — it’s a been a little while.

I’m a little uncertain, but every description I’ve seen of the old game made me think it was pretty awesome, and much of that seems to persist here.
 
This game existing for me represents GameFreak's biggest failing: Pokemon Snap ought to be a sidequest WITHIN a Pokemon-main game. See the upcoming Legends Arceus? That game should have a camera item and a Snap-quest to take photos of all Pokemon (something that BotW already had). There's no reason for a separate Snap-game, other than MONEY.
 
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This game existing for me represents GameFreak's biggest failing: Pokemon Snap ought to be a sidequest WITHIN a Pokemon-main game. See the upcoming Legends Arceus? That game should have a camera item and a Snap-quest to take photos of all Pokemon (something that BotW already had). There's no reason for a separate Snap-game, other than MONEY.

Come on... you know as a side mode it would be shit. When have any of the side activities in the main series games been any good?
 
Picking this up later today, will have some fun with it and then give it to my nephew. The original was a fun idea but light on content, hopefully this one is a little meatier.

This game existing for me represents GameFreak's biggest failing: Pokemon Snap ought to be a sidequest WITHIN a Pokemon-main game. See the upcoming Legends Arceus? That game should have a camera item and a Snap-quest to take photos of all Pokemon (something that BotW already had). There's no reason for a separate Snap-game, other than MONEY.

Mario Kart should be a sidequest within a Mario-main game.
 
I’m often the person who wants enjoyable side activities in Nintendo games to be split off into their own thing.

I would have gladly taken a fleshed out $20 WiiWare Twilight Princess fishing game.

But I think as a wider point, the question is, should small, unique things exist, or be folded up into larger mega games? With today’s pricing options (sadly not relevant to Nintendo, as I’m sure this is $60), I absolutely prefer the former.
 
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I am bad at this game.

I don't really understand what makes a photo a certain amount of stars.
I don't have the game nor have I played Snap before... But... If I had to guess, based on taking pictures in the main games...

Whether the Pokemon is in the middle of the picture or not
Whether the Pokemon is facing the camera or somewhere else
Whether the Pokemon is just going about its day, or if it's doing something 'special', like a dancing animation or whatever.
How large the Pokemon is in the picture
 
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I don't have the game nor have I played Snap before... But... If I had to guess, based on taking pictures in the main games...

Whether the Pokemon is in the middle of the picture or not
Whether the Pokemon is facing the camera or somewhere else
Whether the Pokemon is just going about its day, or if it's doing something 'special', like a dancing animation or whatever.
How large the Pokemon is in the picture
It turns out that its the pose determines what type of star it is. If its a basic pose its 1 star. 2 Star is a different pose. 3 star tends to be something you need to do to provoke it into a pose and 4 star seems to be that but elevated.

Each star picture is graded individually meaning each pokemon has 4 different pictures in your portfolio.
 
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But I think as a wider point, the question is, should small, unique things exist, or be folded up into larger mega games? With today’s pricing options (sadly not relevant to Nintendo, as I’m sure this is $60), I absolutely prefer the former.

Captain Toad spun out of levels on Super Mario 3D World and Odyssey, and it’s brilliant. Honestly I’ve been having a fantastic time with it. Such lovely neat little puzzles and just a lovely chill way to spend time.
 
I’m often the person who wants enjoyable side activities in Nintendo games to be split off into their own thing.

I would have gladly taken a fleshed out $20 WiiWare Twilight Princess fishing game.

But I think as a wider point, the question is, should small, unique things exist, or be folded up into larger mega games? With today’s pricing options (sadly not relevant to Nintendo, as I’m sure this is $60), I absolutely prefer the former.

A $20 wiiware fishing mini-game would be great, but with the pricing scheme they chose for even that Zelda Necrodancer game, $20 isn't in Nintendo's mind for a project of ANY size these days.

This game would be a great candidate for "buy it on sale" but Nintendo never does good sales.

Also I love the OT, it's pretty honest.

My g/f might end up buying this so I might play it on my switch I keep at her house.

This and Miitopia are the "games of the quarter" on the Switch... :oops::sleep:🤨
 
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