Niantic introduced a new feature for Pokémon GO called “GO Snapshot” that provides players with an easy way to take photos of any Pokémon found in the Pokémon Storage.
The way it works is you basically select a Pokémon from the storage, or accessing the camera in your Bag of items. After selecting one for the Go Snapshot, its Poké Ball gets thrown on the spot. Once you have the Pokémon situated in an ideal spot, you can then move around to find the best angle for your photo.
After finishing the photography session, all photos are automatically saved to your device, which can then be sured online via social media.
Here’s the full message from Niantic:
We’ve been inspired by the photos you’ve taken with our AR+ feature. From the smallest Wurmple to the tallest Alolan Exeggutor, Trainers have taken amazing photos that show off Pokémon in their natural habitats. Today, we’re happy to announce that a brand-new feature will arrive soon—one that’s sure to make capturing the charms of your favorite Pokémon easier than ever!
Introducing GO Snapshot—an easy way to take a photo of any Pokémon you have in your Pokémon Storage! You can find the feature when looking at a specific Pokémon or accessing the camera in your Bag of items.
It’s simple to use. Select a Pokémon and tap on the screen to throw its Poké Ball to that spot. Once your Pokémon is situated in the ideal spot, you can then move around it to find the best angle for your photo. Is your Pokémon distracted or looking the wrong way? Brush across it to get its attention, and it will be sure to face you.
Take as many photos as you like during your session. Once you’re finished, all photos are saved to your device automatically! It’s also easier than ever to share your favorite photo via social media. Just select the linked social channel you want to share with, and you can show your friends your masterpiece with a couple of quick taps.
We can’t wait to see the amazing photos you’ll take of your Pokémon! Don’t forget to send us your works of art with #GOsnapshot, so we can show them off, too! Let’s grab our cameras and GO!
—The Pokémon GO team
Pokémon GO is available on iOS and Android.