Video: Watch the trailer for the free New Pokémon Snap content update

New Pokémon Snap is now available for Nintendo Switch. Read on below to learn more:

Watch the Trailer for the Free New Pokémon Snap Content Update

You’ll find three new areas to explore and 20 more Pokémon to discover when the update launches this August.

Your journey through the Lental region is about to get even bigger with an upcoming content update for New Pokémon Snap for Nintendo Switch. Arriving August 3, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. PDT, this free update adds three new areas to explore—complete with day and night versions of each—and 20 more Pokémon to discover. You can get a sneak peek of what’s in store by watching the trailer above.

On Florio Island, you’ll explore the Secret Side Path in the nature park. When you enter this area, your NEO-ONE vehicle will shrink, making the Pokémon that inhabit the area look gigantic! This thrilling area will give you a whole new perspective on the world of Pokémon. Mightywide River on Belusylva Island flows through a rugged valley, and it’s teeming with Pokémon that gather near its water. Just watch out for the rapids! Finally, the Barren Badlands of Voluca Island are filled with geysers and poisonous, gas-spewing swamps. Keep your eyes peeled for Pokémon underground and up on rocky cliffs.

As you venture through these new areas, you’ll find 20 more Pokémon that couldn’t be found in the game before. What Pokémon will you discover? Keep your finger on your camera’s shutter button, and see what you can capture!

Before you can explore some of these new areas, you may have to meet certain requirements, so keep playing to unlock all the new content.

Check out the trailer for this extra New Pokémon Snap content now, then be sure to download the free update on August 3!



Bellevue, WA—July 29, 2021—Prepare to discover new areas and photograph more Pokémon across the Lental region with a free content update for New Pokémon Snap on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems arriving on August 3.

Free Content Update for New Pokémon Snap
Get ready for even more adventures in New Pokémon Snap! Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT on August 3, players with an internet connection can download a free content update that will include beautiful, new areas to visit—plus 20 additional Pokémon to discover.

Watch the new trailer for New Pokémon Snap here:

Three stunning new areas will be available to explore:

Secret Side Path (Day/Night) – The NEO-ONE shrinks to a tiny size when you explore this area, so the Pokémon you see will look gigantic! You can even hear their breathing and footsteps in this thrilling area, and you might spot new kinds of behavior from Pokémon you’ve seen before.

Mightywide River (Day/Night) – Mightywide River is a nurturing water source that provides the whole of Belusylva Island with sustenance. You’ll be conducting research as you ride down the river, so be on the lookout for rapids as you search for Pokémon, and keep your camera ready so you don’t miss capturing them in action.

Barren Badlands (Day/Night) – In this area, you’ll research the badlands of Voluca Island, where dry winds from the desert blow.​ This area has many peculiar features, from geysers to poisonous, gas-spewing swamps. Pokémon may be hiding underground or in the rocky cliffs, so keep your eyes peeled for them while you’re on your expedition.

Across the three new areas, players will find a variety of Pokémon, including those already familiar from players’ journey across the Lental region as well as 20 more Pokémon that couldn’t be found before.

For more information on New Pokémon Snap, please visit

Source: The Pokémon Company and Nintendo

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