Pokémon Go Snapshop Mode Coming

Niantic has revealed details of a new photo mode coming to Pokémon Go called Snapshot.

The mode will allow you to use AR+ to position your caught Pokémon in the world with your phone’s camera and then take pictures with them that can be saved and shared.

The official news update on pokemongolive.com was as following

Snap off the lens cap on your inner photographer!

Pokémon GO


We’ve been inspired by the photos you’ve taken with our AR+ feature. From the smallest Wurmple to the tallest Alolan Exeggutor, Trainers have taken amazing photos that show off Pokémon in their natural habitats. Today, we’re happy to announce that a brand-new feature will arrive soon—one that’s sure to make capturing the charms of your favorite Pokémon easier than ever!

Introducing GO Snapshot—an easy way to take a photo of any Pokémon you have in your Pokémon Storage! You can find the feature when looking at a specific Pokémon or accessing the camera in your Bag of items.

It’s simple to use. Select a Pokémon and tap on the screen to throw its Poké Ball to that spot. Once your Pokémon is situated in the ideal spot, you can then move around it to find the best angle for your photo. Is your Pokémon distracted or looking the wrong way? Brush across it to get its attention, and it will be sure to face you.

Take as many photos as you like during your session. Once you’re finished, all photos are saved to your device automatically! It’s also easier than ever to share your favorite photo via social media. Just select the linked social channel you want to share with, and you can show your friends your masterpiece with a couple of quick taps.

We can’t wait to see the amazing photos you’ll take of your Pokémon! Don’t forget to send us your works of art with #GOsnapshot, so we can show them off, too! Let’s grab our cameras and GO!
—The Pokémon GO team

Many Pokémon fans will be happy to see this inclusion as a call back to the highly popular Pokémon Snap that released on the N64 in which gameplay focused around being a Pokémon photographer.

To accompany the press release Niantic also released some official pictures that were taken using the new Snapshot feature.

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For all you budding Pokémon photographers out there this will likely be a great addition to Pokémon Go which just continues to grow and improve over time.

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