Celebrate the release of New Pokémon Snap with this Pokémon Go event

Make sure to take plenty of snapshots to try to catch a shiny Smeargle.

New Pokémon Snap releases on April 30, joining the extensive collection of Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch. Pokémon Go is tapping into the hype surrounding the new version of the 1999 photography simulation with a New Pokémon Snap Celebration running from 10 a.m. April 29 to 8 p.m. May 2. Here’s everything you need to know about the event.

What is the Pokémon Go New Pokémon Snap Celebration?

New Pokémon Snap will take players through the Lental region to take pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitats that include deserts, jungles, and underwater. The Pokémon Go New Pokémon Snap Celebration will spotlight some of the Pokémon in New Pokémon Snap and highlight Pokémon Go’s snapshot feature. A camera avatar item will be sold in the shop during the event and a camera-themed gift sticker will be available from the shop and PokéStops.

New Pokémon in Pokémon Go New Pokémon Snap Celebration

A shiny version of Painter Pokémon Smeargle will be appearing for the first time during the event. Smeargle will be appearing more often in snapshots than usual, but will still photobomb you a limited number of times. The shiny Smeargle will only appear during the event, though it may return for future events.

Wild spawns during the Pokémon Go New Pokémon Snap Celebration

The following Pokémon from the Lental region will be appearing more often in the wild:

  • Cacnea
  • Ducklett
  • Lotad

Raids during the Pokémon Go New Pokémon Snap Celebration

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

  • Trapinch (One Star)
  • Meganium (Three Star)
  • Vaporeon (Three Star)

Questions about the Pokémon Go New Pokémon Snap Celebration?

Do you have any questions about the Pokémon Go New Pokémon Snap Celebration? Do you plan on playing New Pokémon Snap? Let us know in the comments section and check out all our guides to both Pokémon Go and New Pokémon Snap to help you be the very best!

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