Pokémon Snap

Grab your camera for a photo safari on Pokémon Island in Pokémon Snap, now available in the Wii U Nintendo eShop.

Professor Oak needs your help! Pokémon Island is teeming with wild Pokémon, frolicking in their natural habitat. It’s the perfect opportunity to study the creatures, and Professor Oak wants you to head to the island to capture them: not with a Poké Ball, but with a camera!

Welcome to Pokémon Island!

Pokémon Island is home to more than 60 different species spread out over several distinct biomes, from a piping-hot volcano to a relaxing river. You’ll find certain Pokémon unique to each location, like a Lapras going for an ocean swim or a Koffing lurking in a cave. You’ll have to keep your eyes open because Pokémon could be anywhere! To make your Pokémon Island photo safari easier, you’ll travel around on the ZERO-ONE, an all-terrain vehicle that will allow easy access over ground, water, and air so you can get close enough to snap a photo of the Pokémon.

Snapping and Secrets

Be warned: these island Pokémon are camera shy, so you’ll need to make use of the tools at your disposal to attract, stun, and wake up dozing Pokémon during your photo expeditions.

It’s one thing to take a picture, but Professor Oak wants you to get the best possible image to complete his Pokémon Report. If you want to snap a photo of every Pokémon on the island, you’ll have to be clever to uncover all the clues because the island has its own secrets waiting for you to uncover in Pokémon Snap!

Pokémon Snap was made available to Wii console owners as a Virtual Console title in December 2007. 

Screenshot Gallery

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    The hardest part of photographing Snorlax is getting it all in the frame!
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    That's a perfect photo of Chansey!
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    Store your photos however you want, including by Pokémon type!
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    Can't this train go any faster? Pikachu is getting away!
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    Chansey sure appreciates the apples you tossed its way!
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    Personalize each picture with comments.
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    Pikachu is just showing off now...
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    It's no surprise that Slowpoke's picture includes a bunch of food!

Art Gallery

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    Try to get a photo of an excited Meowth!
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    It looks like Pikachu has caught a ride!
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    It requires steady balance to stay on top of Electrode.
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    To photo Articuno, you'll have to play it cool.
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    Be quick! Moltres won't stay still for long.
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    The brilliant Zapdos is easy to see but may be too quick to photograph!
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