New Pokémon Snap event could be coming to Pokémon Go

Strike a snapshot pose.

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The diligent data miners group known as the Pokéminers continue their efforts to peek through Pokémon Go’s code to learn about upcoming events. Today, the group announced that they discovered Pokémon Snap-like quests, requiring players to take numerous snapshots of specific Pokémon for an event based on the upcoming new photography game.

The quests shared by Pokéminers detail how players will need to seek out and take snapshots of all Pokémon types, take snapshots of one of three Pokémon, take a snapshot of a specific one, and the event itself was datamined as being called New Pokémon Snap Celebration, which is telling.

The potential Pokémon Snap event has not been confirmed by developer Niantic. But Pokéminers have a reliable history, and it would make sense for Pokémon Go to have a Pokémon Snap tie-in event, as the popular Pokémon picture-taking game’s sequel game will be releasing on April 30. Pokémon Go developers have created similar events to promote new Pokémon games, such as Pokémon Sword and Shield’s release and its expansion packs.

We don’t have an exact date when this event will drop, but it’s likely the final Pokémon Go event of April 2021, as the events calendar for the mobile game is already full. The final Pokémon Go event for April is Friendship Day taking place on the week of April 24, so it might occur right at the end, sweeping into May.

We’ll learn more official details when Niantic shares them in the coming weeks if this information is correct.