Editor's Note:

Not all the Pokemon from the first 2 Gameboy games are represented in Pokemon Snap.

Added on: November 22, 2000

[edit] Background

As the talented Pokemon photographer Todd, you're on a special assignment from renowned researcher Professor Oak to travel with him to Pokemon Island and capture the 60 or so breeds of Pokemon living there on film. Ride aboard the ZERO-ONE vehicle through 6 different environments and take pictures of all the Pokemon you see! Professor Oak will judge your snapshots at the end of each trip, as only the finest will do for his report!

[edit] Features

  • Roll through 3D environments (on rails) and try to snap the very best possible pictures of various Pokemon characters.
  • Seven big levels and more than 60 Pokemon.
  • Players need to accomplish a number of different tasks before certain Pokemon will respond and pose for the camera. Interact with Pokemon by throwing objects at them, playing songs, etc.
  • Save 60 of your favorite photos to the save cartridge.
  • Loads of hidden characters and secret signs.

This game is also known as Pocket Monsters Snap in Japan.

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Jul 29, 13 6:38pm
When I first heard of the game I thought it seemed so stupid. But, once I actually played it, I never new taking pictures could be so fun. PokemonSnap
Mantis Fire
May 26, 12 2:00am
added 2 new screenshots
Lone Drifter
Aug 10, 09 5:08pm
Mar 19, 11 8:16pm
This game's cartridge broke on me. PokemonSnap
Oct 29, 10 4:46am
Who would have thought that taking pictures would be so fun? PokemonSnap
Aug 10, 10 11:35am
Fun. PokemonSnap
Jul 4, 10 4:21pm
Very original and funny game. I don't know why they didn't made a sequel. PokemonSnap
May 18, 10 9:44pm
Nintendo SERIOUSLY needs to make a pokemon snap 2!!! with like, 300 pkmn to shoot! oh...and you get to WALK AROUND!!! PokemonSnap
Jan 8, 10 10:12am
Own the actual cartrige and the ROM for Project 64. PokemonSnap
Jan 3, 10 2:30am
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Release Dates
  • North America: Jul 26, 1999
  • Japan: Mar 21, 1999
  • Europe: Sep 1, 2000
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