Instax Mini Link lets you print New Pokémon Snap screenshots like Polaroids

Best answer: Yes, Fujifilm and Nintendo are teaming up to allow Switch players to print screenshots from the Instax Mini Link Photo Printer. Players will need to use the companion app to make this work. There’s even going to be a special Pikachu Edition printer. New Pokémon Snap, Instax Mini Link for Nintendo Switch printer, and the companion app release on April 30.

Oh the nostalgia

Back in 1999, the original Pokémon Snap was released on N64. Since cellphones weren’t a common item and definitely didn’t have the abilities of today’s smartphones, players had to go to special Pokémon Snap Stations located in places like Blockbuster or Toys “R” Us to print out their favorite pictures.

With New Pokémon Snap releasing just around the corner, Nintendo and Fujifilm are bringing back the fun of printing out your Pokémon pics with the Instax Mini Link Photo Printer. This device prints your Switch pictures out in Polaroid style. It’s actually been around since 2019, but an upcoming companion app will make it work more conveniently with the Switch.

In addition to the base printer, Fujifilm is also releasing a special Pikachu version that comes with a Pikachu-shaped silicon case. It’s absolutely adorable. Both the Pikachu Edition and the companion app will release on April 30, the same day as New Pokémon Snap. It will likely become one of the best Nintendo Switch accessories. I mean, you could even print out a tangible Pokémon Photodex.

At the time of writing this, the Instax Mini Link Pikachu Edition Photo Printer is not yet available for preorder. We’ll update when that changes.

Can I edit my screenshots with the app?

Sort of. The Instax Mini Link’s companion app isn’t super intensive, but it does let you zoom in, adjust image locations, choose from different frame designs, and more.

Are there other ways to print New Pokémon Snap pictures?

Of course, there is a way to print New Pokémon Snap pictures or any Nintendo Switch screenshots from a regular printer instead of needing Fujifilm’s Polaroid-style device. It requires that you have access to a printer. Just send Nintendo Switch screenshots to your phone and then print from there.

Of course, this is functional, but it’s also not as fun as getting a cute little picture to print on the spot. You’ll just have to decide which way you want to go.

Print your favorites

Instax Mini Link Photo Printer

$100 preorder at Amazon

Snap pics and print them

Print New Pokemon Snap screenshots to make the game even more fun. The upcoming app will also make it easier to adjust your shots for the perfect Polaroid-style image.

Pic-achu

Instax Mini Link Photo Printer Special Edition

$120 preorder at Amazon

A printer in a cute Pikachu case

Print New Pokemon Snap screenshots to make the game even more fun. The upcoming app will also make it easier to adjust your shots for the perfect Polaroid-style image. This version releases in May.

Don’t forget the refills

Instax mini Instant Film

$14 at Amazon
$15 at Best Buy

Printer paper

You don’t want to run out of printer paper when you’re in the middle of playing New Pokemon Snap. Make sure to grab a few refills so you don’t run out.

Take your best shot

New Pokémon Snap

$60 at Amazon $60 at Best Buy

Take pics of your favorite Pokémon

As you explore the Lental Region, you’ll have the chance to take pictures of Pokémon. Some of them are rarer and will be hard to get good pictures of. See how many sweet shots you can take.

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