This is a guide to all new features found in New Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo Switch. Here you can learn about the new items and modes of play in the Switch version of Pokemon Snap, and find out all new additions that were not present in the N64 version!
Illumina Orbs are an item invented by Professor Mirror while he was investigating the Illumina Phenomenon present in the Lental Region. Throwing one at a Pokemon will cause it to glow, and may have other effects that will be useful for recording photos!
Native to the Lental Region, Crystablooms scatter the islands of the region. Tossing an Illumina Orb at a these glowing flowers may lead you to new discoveries!
Play the Melody and nearby Pokemon will react or dance to it. The Melody affects all Pokemon within view, so you can use it to take coordinated group photos.
Scan Mode is a feature that will help you analyze your surroundings. Use the scan mode to uncover new paths, find hidden Pokemon and discover mysterious things around the Lental Region.
Using Scan Mode while exploring may reveal Branching Routes, denoted by an icon on your HUD. These routes may be easy to miss without Scan Mode, as they would be covered by other layers of the environment. The Branching Route icon will quickly inform you if a path is traversable or not. Finding these Branching Routes are vital to completing your research on Pokemon's different ecologies.
How to Use Scan Mode
New Pokemon Snap features a Pokemon Photodex, which will allow you to record all of the Pokemon you have been able to capture in photos during your adventure. Go out and try to snap them all!
A new feature known as re-snap will allow you to adjust things like the brightness, focus, and zoom on photos saved in your album after completing a course. This will allow you to make Pokemon in shots more visible, get a closer look at their location, and create a better photo!
After saving your photos, you can further edit them by adding on frames, filters, and stickers to liven them up. Take your cutest photos and make them even better, or add funny edits so you can share them and have a laugh with your friends. The possibilities are endless!
New to Pokemon Snap for Switch is an online mode, which will allow you to upload your best photos to the internet and share them with other players. This will allow you to take part in a scoring system on global leaderboards, where you can compete with other photographers for a high score!
Update and Patch Notes
Read about the latest updates and patch notes for New Pokemon Snap.
New Pokemon Snap Game Review
Is the New Pokemon Snap worth it?
Will There Be DLC?
Read about DLC availability for New Pokemon Snap.
Is New Pokemon Snap a Remake or Sequel?
Learn about the differences with N64's Pokemon Snap, and new features added to the Switch version.
Will There Be a Demo?
Read about Demo Availability for New Pokemon Snap
What is the Illumina Phenomenon?
One of the unique features of the Lental Region, uncovering the secrets of the Illumina Phenomenon will be one of your primary missions!
List of New Features
See what brand new features are in store for the Switch installment of Pokemon Snap!
How Much Will New Pokemon Snap Cost?
Learn how much the New Pokemon Snap will cost, and if there will be a free version
Learn how to pre-order New Pokemon Snap, and see all pre-order bonuses from participating retailers!
Release Date Guide
See when New Pokemon Snap is coming to the Nintendo Switch for purchase!
List of All Trailers
Check out gameplay footage and features showcased in New Pokemon Snap
Will New Pokemon Snap be Open World?
Learn about the gameplay nature of New Pokemon Snap
How to Pre-Load
Learn how to get New Pokemon Snap on your Switch ahead of release date!
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