The new buddy system has arrived in Pokémon Go. You’re now able to have a deeper, more connected relationship with the buddies you choose to roam around within the game. A task you’ll want to do to increase their happiness is taking a snapshot with them.
To do this, you’ll need to click on their icon on the lower left-hand section of your screen. Doing so will take you to an AR area of whatever your phone is pointing at in your immediate environment. You’ll see your buddy flying around in front of you.
When you’re on this screen, you’ll see a small camera icon at the bottom. Click on it, and you’ll take a picture of your Pokémon and what they’re doing at the time. You may have to give Pokémon Go permission to access your phone’s media files to proceed forward.
You should be good to go from there. Doing this increases your buddy’s friendship toward you and improves your overall relationship with them during your Pokémon Go.