Stay on the lookout for New Pokémon Snap Pokémon appearing in Pokémon GO and up your research as you learn more about them in the game on Nintendo Switch

Niantic has announced a new event for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

A Picture-Perfect New Pokémon Snap Celebration in Pokémon GO

From April 29 to May 2, celebrate New Pokémon Snap with themed research, avatar items, featured Pokémon appearing in the wild, and more.

Every moment catching, training, and battling with Pokémon is worth capturing. Celebrate the April 30 release of New Pokémon Snap with a Pokémon GO event that puts the spotlight on photography and the artistry of being a Pokémon Trainer. From Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time, the New Pokémon Snap Celebration will give you an opportunity to complete event-exclusive photography-themed research tasks and encounter Pokémon featured in New Pokémon Snap, such as Venusaur, Dodrio, and Skarmory.

Since Smeargle loves popping up in Trainers’ snapshots, the Painter Pokémon will be making several appearances throughout the New Pokémon Snap Celebration. If you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Smeargle during the event.

Camera-themed avatar items will be available at no cost in the Style Shop, so you’ll be able to look the part during your photography adventures.

Don’t forget to stay focused!

Source: Pokemon.com

Pokémon GO celebrates the release of New Pokémon Snap with a special event!

Trainers,

The New Pokémon Snap Celebration commemorates the April 30 release of New Pokémon Snap for Nintendo Switch!

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!

https://newpokemonsnap.pokemon.com/en-us/

In celebration of the release of New Pokémon Snap on Nintendo Switch, you can look forward to an event inspired by the photography-focused game and the Lental region where it’s set! Pokémon inspired by different habitats in the Lental region will be appearing more often in the wild and in raids, a new avatar item and sticker will be available, and Shiny Smeargle will be making its Pokémon GO debut!

Date + Time

From Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • 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.

Be sure to share your adventures and snapshots with us on social media using #GOsnapshot, Trainers! We look forward to seeing all the amazing Pokémon you meet during this collaboration event.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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