Longtime Pokémon fans have been clamoring for a follow-up to Pokémon Snap for years, but to no avail. However, Niantic's ever-popular Pokémon GO app does allow players to take pictures of Pokémon in the real world thanks to augmented reality. Players have been taking advantage of this feature to the best of their abilities, but it has its limitations. Fortunately, it's about to get a lot better.
Niantic announced today that it will soon be launching a new feature to take your photography skills to the next level. The aptly named GO Snapshot will allow you to take pictures of any Pokémon in your storage. This option will appear when looking at a specific Pokémon or accessing the camera in your Bag of items. Here's how it works:
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.
No, it's not exactly Pokémon Snap, but it might be the closest we get. This new mode will make it much easier to grab beautiful shots of your favorite Pokémon. No official release date has been given yet, but it's coming "soon" to both iOS and Android.