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Pokémon Go Snap release event guide: Timed Research and rewards

Snap some photos of Pokémon!

Polaroids of several Pokémon, like Ducklett and Lotad Image: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

To celebrate the release of New Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Go is hosting a Snap-themed event from April 29 to May 2.

During the event, spawns increase for Pokémon like Magikarp, Mantine, and Audino, all of which are confirmed for New Pokémon Snap. Smeargle will be available Shiny for the first time, so make sure to take photos to make it appear.

Shiny Smeargle with its normal form. Shiny Smeargle is more golden with a pink tail brush tip, rather than green. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

During the Pokémon Snap event, there’s some event-based Field Research that you can get from spinning PokéStops. You can take a look at the possible event tasks below, compiled by the Silph Road research group.

Pokémon Go New Snap release event Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Take 5 snapshots of wild Pokémon Mantine, Dodrio, or Skarmory encounter
Take a snapshot of wild Pokémon 3 Pinap or Razz Berries
Use 5 berries to help catch Pokémon Wurmple, Stunky, Wooper, Stunfisk, or Croagunk encounter
Use 5 Golden Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon Lapras, Alolan Vulpix, or Skarmory encounter

There’s also Timed Research Tasks to complete that reward Pokémon and XP for taking snapshots. These require you to take snapshots of wild Pokémon. You can do this by tapping on the camera icon in the top of your screen when you’re catching the Pokémon.

New Pokémon Snap Celebration Timed Research and rewards

Step 1 of 4

  • Take a snapshot of Metapod, Aipom or Lotad in the wild (5 Poké Balls)
  • Use 3 berries to help catch Pokémon (Bunnelby encounter)
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild Pokémon (Meowth encounter)

Reward: Dodrio encounter, 5 Nanab Berries, 750 XP

Step 2 of 4

  • Take a snapshot of a Sandshrew, Trapinch, or Cacnea in the wild (10 Poké Balls)
  • Use 5 berries to help catch Pokémon (Sandshrew encounter)
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild ground-type Pokémon (Onix encounter)

Reward: Skarmory encounter, 5 Razz Berries, 1,250 XP

Step 3 of 4

  • Take a snapshot of Chinchou, Finneon, or Ducklett in the wild (10 Great Balls)
  • Use 7 berries to help catch Pokémon (Wailmer encounter)
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild water-type Pokémon (Qwilfish encounter)

Rewards: Mantine encounter, 5 Pinap Berries, 2,000 XP

Step 4 of 4

  • Take 15 snapshots of wild Pokémon (10 Ultra Balls)
  • Take a snapshot of Dodrio, Mantine, or Skarmory in the wild (Skorupi encounter)
  • Use 10 berries to help catch Pokémon (1,000 Stardust)

Reward: Clamperl encounter, 8,000 XP