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New Pokemon Snap event brings Shiny Smeargles to GO!

Niantic has announced a New Pokemon Snap Celebration event to commemorate the April 30th release of the new game for Nintendo Switch!

For those unaware, New Pokemon Snap is inspired by the old N64 game, which has you travelling around an island rail shooter style capturing pictures of pokemon!

This event plans to bring a snapshot of New Pokemon Snap to GO! The event will kick off on April 29th and will include a new shiny pokemon, items for your character to wear, special Research missions and more! It will end on Sunday, May 2nd.

Pokemon inspired by the Lental Region (which appears in New Pokemon Snap) will spawn more frequently – such as Lotad, Cacnea and Ducklett! As well as other Lental-inspired pokemon appering more in raids!

The Field Research Tasks and Timed Research Quests will also be inspired by the photography-focused gameplay of New Pokemon Snap. Shiny Smeargle will also make its debut, and spawn more from the photo-bombing feature.

If you are interested in seeing the full list of features in the new event – check out the Pokemon GO blog post! Or click here if you want to learn more about New Pokemon Snap!