Pokemon Go Holding A New Pokemon Snap Event Starting April 29
The event will feature photography-themed Research tasks and various Pokemon inspired by the Lental region, including Shiny Smeargle.
To celebrate the upcoming launch of New Pokemon Snap, Pokemon Go is holding an event based on the new Switch game next week. The event will kick off on Thursday, April 29, and features various Pokemon found around the different environments of the Lental region, New Pokemon Snap's setting.
Throughout the event, Lotad, Cacnea, Ducklett, and other Pokemon that you'd find in deserts, jungles, and underwater will appear in the wild more frequently than normal. Smeargle will also be appearing more frequently when you take snapshots, and you'll have your first chance to catch a Shiny Smeargle in the game during the event.
📷 I n celebration of the release of New Pokémon Snap on Nintendo Switch, you can look forward to an event inspired by the photography-focused game! 📷 https://t.co/dyZgT0RvRp pic.twitter.com/MV9x3pAyCc— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) April 14, 2021
In addition to the increased wild Pokemon spawns, Vaporeon, Meganium, Trapinch, and other monsters will appear in Raids. There will also be event-exclusive Timed and Field Research tasks to complete. These, fittingly, will be focused around taking snapshots.
Finally, Niantic says it will be adding a new camera avatar item and camera-themed gift sticker to Pokemon Go's in-game shop. The Pokemon Snap event runs until 8 PM local time on May 2. You can read more details about the event on the official Pokemon Go blog.
New Pokemon Snap itself launches for Nintendo Switch on April 30. Like its N64 predecessor, it's an on-rails game about photographing Pokemon in their natural habitats. You can read more about the title in our New Pokemon Snap preorder guide.
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