The New Pokémon Snap Celebration commemorates the April 30 release of New Pokémon Snap for Nintendo Switch. Pokémon GO and New Pokémon Snap are combining an event coming later this month that will feature the debut of Shiny Smeargle.
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From Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time
- Pokémon-inspired by the deserts, jungles, and underwater landscapes of the Lental region—such as Lotad, Cacnea, and Ducklett—will be appearing more often in the wild.
- Smeargle will be appearing in snapshots more often than usual. If you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Smeargle. Please note that Smeargle will only appear in snapshots a limited number of times, and while Shiny Smeargle will no longer appear after the event concludes, you may encounter one during future events.
- Pokémon-inspired by the Lental region—like Vaporeon, Meganium, and Trapinch—will be appearing more often in raids.
- Look forward to event-exclusive Field Research and Timed research that’s focused on taking snapshots.
- A camera avatar item and a camera-themed Gift sticker will be available in the shop during the event. The new Gift sticker will also be available from PokéStops.
📷 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 New Pokémon Snap, you’ll travel to islands unknown to photograph a variety of Pokémon and create your very own Pokémon Photodex. To celebrate the game’s release, you can enjoy an event in Pokémon GO inspired by this fun method of researching Pokémon ecology through photography.