This page is about New Pokemon Snap version 2.0.0, the Free Content Update available to New Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to find out more about the update, new Quality of Life changes, and what new content to expect.
List of Contents
|New Pokemon Snap ver. 2.0.0 Update Highlights|
3 New Maps Added for a Total of 6 New Courses
20 New Pokemon Added
Streamlined Lentalk Requests
Ability To Skip Evaluations When Exiting a Course
On July 29th, 2021, Nintendo of America announced that New Pokemon Snap will receive an update on August 3, 2021. This new update includes three new explorable areas, as well as up to 20 new Pokemon.
Following this pleasant surprise announcement, the Official Pokemon YouTube Channel posted this trailer which showcased these three new areas coming to New Pokemon Snap.
The NEO-ONE shrinks when you explore this secret side path in the nature park on Florio Island, so the Pokémon you see will look gigantic. You can even hear their breathing and footsteps in this thrilling area, and you might spot other kinds of behavior from Pokémon you’ve seen before!
Source: New Pokemon Snap Official Site
|Research Level||Lv. 2|
As part of the free content update, a new alternate route can be found on Park (Day) after crossing the first bridge. Scan the tree on your left in the grassy area where the Grookey sleeps. A cutscene will play, showing the Neo-One shrinking down to enter the hole in the tree.
|Secret Side Path Walkthrough|
|Side Path (Day)||Side Path (Night)|
Mightywide River is on Belusylva Island, where a large river flows through a rugged valley. This nurturing water source provides the entire island with sustenance. A variety of Pokémon gather near the river. 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!
Source: New Pokemon Snap Official Site
As part of the free content update, the Mightywide River is unlocked after completing the main story.
|Mightywide River Walkthrough|
|River (Day)||River (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.Source: New Pokemon Snap Official Site
As part of the free content update, the Barren Badlands are unlocked after completing the main story.
|Badlands (Day)||Badlands (Night)|
Here are all the Pokemon that will be coming to New Pokemon Snap in this update:
|New Pokemon for ver. 2.0.0 - Secret Side Path|
|New Pokemon for ver. 2.0.0 - Mightywide River|
|New Pokemon for ver. 2.0.0 - Barren Badlands|
From Version 2.0.0., players may now select the research level they want to retry a level from straight from the pause menu. This is a huge timesaver considering how much time it used to take to exit out of a level, just to select a different Research Level.
Whenever you take a photo that fulfills a LenTalk Request, an icon will appear on their photo upon submission to the professor.
With this update, a new option will become available if you choose to quit in the middle of a course. You may now exit directly to the main menu without having to go through Professor Mirror's Evaluations.
With the New Pokemon Snap game selected on the Home Screen, press the + button on your Switch to view the game data.
Select Software Update from the left tab.
You can update your game Via the Internet or you can Match Version with Local Users.
If you have trouble updating your game, you can refer to the following solutions.
Depending on Nintendo's server maintenance status, you may not be able to update your game. You can check their official website for more information.
If your update still would not push through, check if your Switch is connected to the internet.
You can check your internet status by going to the System Settings from the Home screen, and selecting Internet on the left tab.
If the problem persists, you can try restarting your Switch or your router.
With the New Pokemon Snap game selected on the Home screen, press the + button on your Switch to view the game data. Check if the update version number is the same with the current released version.
Select Software Information from the left tab. You can go to the Nintendo eShop to see if your game is up-to-date.
|Version 1.2.0||May 26, 2021|
|Version 1.1||April 29, 2021|
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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
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Learn how to get New Pokemon Snap on your Switch ahead of release date!
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