New Pokémon Snap offers a lot more content than the first part. So that you can quickly fill your Fotodex with impressive pictures, we provide you with tips, tricks and hints on mechanics and scoring on these pages.

To make it easier to unlock new courses and to fill the Fotodex with valuable pictures, we have a few tips for you. You can use this right from the start to start your adventure in the best possible way! Have fun and success with the photo safari!

By the way, be sure to read our review for New Pokémon Snap. And maybe our guide to the legendary Pokémon will help you!

Increases the sensitivity

In the options you can set how quickly the camera and viewfinder should react to your inputs. The best thing to do is to set the controls all the way to the right at the start of the game, then your gaze will not move so sluggishly and you can look around faster.

For very abrupt movements, it is best to use the D-Pad, so you can change direction at lightning speed if you discover a potential motif in the corner of your eye.

You have film with you for 72 photos per tour. Don’t skimp on the material, because with fast-moving Pokémon, a nimble finger on the trigger increases the likelihood that one of the snapshots will capture the animal relatively in the middle and large.

Especially since recordings of mobile motifs in New Pokémon Snap have no motion blur! Later, when you have activated series recordings, it is even easier to snap the film completely.

Shortly before the end of the route there is usually not so much exciting to see anyway, you can simply end the lap in this way if you have ticked off everything you wanted to record anyway.

Apples aren’t just for eating

The delicious velvet apples are primarily used to photograph Pokémon while they are being consumed, but there are other uses. A targeted throw of the apple wakes up some sleeping animals, and if you leave a trail of fruit, you can lure specimens to other places, where they may show new behaviors.

You shouldn’t shy away from using the remaining items either, some species react very differently to a hit with a lumina ball, and even the scanner attracts certain Pokémon or tempts them to new poses.

Returns after leveling up courses

The more photos you take and the more points you collect, the higher the level of the various routes. But you should also visit the lower-level variants of the courses again and again, because sometimes there are better photo opportunities of some monsters than in the higher-level versions when there is more going on on the course.

You can easily set the desired level before visiting the respective route.

This is how the star ratings work

When Professor Mirror examines your snapshots, he divides the recordings according to Pokémon type and star system. The higher the number of stars, the more valuable and rare the behavior immortalized in the picture. A one-star photo can certainly score more points than a four-star photo.

How so? Every photo is judged according to the same guidelines: How big can the monster be seen in the picture, does it look into the camera, is it covered or are parts of the body cut off, are other Pokémon visible and is the background beautiful? If you reach more than 4,000 points with a picture, the star or stars that mark the rarity of the motif shine as bright as a diamond.

This is the highest rating that you can achieve, even if it is of course possible to get over 5,000 points and more. Under the diamond classification there are also the ranks gold, silver and copper.

You don’t have to try to get the top rating right away, to complete the Fotodex page of a Pokémon with four pictures, four photos with a copper rating are enough. You can always come back later to replace these snapshots with better subjects.

Submitting photos does not cost anything

Even if you are not sure whether the new photo of a Pokémon you have already taken is better than the old one – the photo can still be submitted for evaluation. It doesn’t cost you anything except a few seconds and small differences in points also contribute to your route and Fotodex evaluation.

Conveniently, when you select photos for Professor Mirror, you can already see which behaviors you have not yet recorded. Then there is an exclamation mark next to the folder of the respective Pokémon type. Of course, you should have these pictures rated under all circumstances!

If you don’t feel like choosing, the game will do this for you at the push of a button.

Orientate yourself to the tasks

The tasks are small side missions in the game in which you should record specific motifs at very specific times. In the Pokémon Camp, the tasks can be seen quite hidden in the top right corner of the screen as soon as they are available.

But you can also have a look at the tasks of the respective island on the map before starting a route – not the route! – throw.

Although the task almost never states in concrete terms what you have to do to fulfill it, the hints are usually sufficient to at least narrow down the location and any items that may be required. Often the task motives are rare behaviors that earn you a lot of points!

Eyes and ears in the back

On the routes you are mostly distracted by everything that is happening in front of you, so that you don’t really notice what is actually happening behind you. Check back regularly to snap Pokémon in new locations! With the D-Pad you can turn 180 degrees very quickly.

It is also helpful to pay attention to the noises. If you cannot assign a sound to any of the visible Pokémon, turn around and have a look there. In addition, the scanner helps in these moments, marking any hidden monsters with question marks.

Returns to the Lumina routes

On your first detour to the zones in which you photograph legendary Lumina Pokémon, apart from the presence of the respective monster, there is not too much going on.

However, the route usually levels up after your first excursion there, and then other Pokémon cavort in the zone – and of course the Lumina monster, which you can still photograph to complete the respective Fotodex entry.

In the special levels, not only do Pokémon appear that are not found on other routes, you can also immortalize some very special behavior in photos.

Better pictures with Photo Plus – with restrictions

With the Photo Plus function, as soon as you have activated it, you can further adjust photos – but only if you have just returned from a tour and select the photos that you would like to save in your private album. With Foto Plus you zoom in, adjust focus, exposure and more.

However, the picture will not be rated again, so you cannot maximize your point yield in this way. Attention: You can really only use Foto Plus directly after an excursion before saving the pictures!

You can beautify already made photos (also in the Fotodex) with filters, frames and stickers at any time, but the more complex Photo Plus is limited to this area of ​​application.

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