Pokemon Go Gets A Little More Like Snap With New AR Photo Mode Update
Snap pictures of your Pokemon with the game's upcoming Go Snapshot feature.
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Pokemon Go players have been able to take and share screenshots of Pokemon using the game's improved AR feature, but a dedicated photo mode is on the way soon. Developer Niantic has announced Go Snapshot, a new feature that will allow players to take photos of any Pokemon they have in storage.
The studio hasn't announced when Go Snapshot will launch, but it's slated to roll out "soon." Once it's live, you'll be able to access the feature either by looking at a specific Pokemon in your collection or by selecting the camera in your item bag. After that, you can select a Pokemon you want to photograph and place it anywhere by tapping on the screen.
Any photos you take using the Go Snapshot feature will automatically be saved to your device, allowing you to easily share them with friends and on social media. You can see samples of the kinds of screenshots you can take below; more details about the feature are available on the official Pokemon Go website.
In other Pokemon Go news, Niantic recently confirmed what event-exclusive move players will be able to learn during this month's Community Day. If you can evolve February's featured Pokemon, Swinub, into its final form Mamoswine up to an hour after the event ends, the Pokemon will know the Rock-type attack Ancient Power.
You can only obtain Mamoswine using a new evolutionary item called the Sinnoh Stone, but during this month's Community Day, you'll be able to earn up to 10 of them by battle Team Leaders and other players.
A special Meltan event is also underway in Pokemon Go. From now through March 4, you'll have a chance of encountering Shiny Meltan each time you open the Mystery Box, and the time you need to wait to reopen the item has been reduced by three days.
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