Are There Shinies? Color Variation Guide | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

Are There Shinies In New Pokemon Snap?

This page explains whether or not there are shinies in New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Snap 2) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn if there are shiny Pokemon, as well as an explanation on color and gender variations between pokemon!

Are There Shiny Pokemon in New Pokemon Snap?

No Confirmed Shinies

While it is still unconfirmed at this point, there doesn't appear to be any shiny Pokemon available in New Pokemon Snap. We'll make sure to update this page if anything changes, but for now it seems that the only variations in color are ones for Pokemon who already have multiple forms.

Color and Gender Variations are Available

Vivillon's Patterns
New Pokemon Snap - Vivillon Meadow PatternEnlarge Meadow Pattern New Pokemon Snap - Vivillon Sandstorm PatternEnlarge Sandstorm Pattern

Some Pokemon, such as Vivillon, have several forms that can be seen when embarking on a research expedition. For example, you can find it in its Meadow Pattern at the Park and its Sandstorm Pattern at the Sands.

Male and Female Pikachu Comparison
New Pokemon Snap - Male PikachuEnlarge Male Pikachu New Pokemon Snap - Female PikachuEnlarge Female Pikachu

Likewise, some Pokemon do have slight variations in their appearance according to their gender. One example is Pikachu's gender variation. The female Pikachu has a heart-shape on its tail while the male variant does not have any such pattern.

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All Ancient Ruin Locations Where to Find Eevee and Its Evolutions (Eeveelutions)
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Unlockables
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How to Unlock All Stickers How to Unlock All Filters
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FAQs
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Online Play
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Mechanics and Game Controls
Controls and Best Settings How to Print New Pokemon Snap Photos
Camera Guide: Camera Features and How to Use Photo Editing Mode Guide
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