As much fun as Pokémon GO is, it’s no secret that the AR option is quickly disabled for something a bit easier to hold. Niantic knew this too. And to bring the love of Pokémon into the real world view once more, they’ve released a new photo feature called GO snapshot.
According to a post by Niantic, Go Snapshot is an improvement of the existing AR+ feature. Before, trainers could only take pictures of a wild Pokémon they were actively capturing in the place they were found. They had to reset the AR feature to get the Pokémon in the right place or hold off on finishing special research to get a Legendary in the right landscape. Now, they don’t have to.
GO Snapshot allows users to take pictures of any Pokémon they have in storage. They can control placement by throwing a Pokéball, swipe to move them around, and even tap them to get them posing.
They also explain that in this mode, Pokémon will have more detail to their form, including better-sized shadows and scale.
“We hope that GO Snapshot delivers a sense of immersion for all the devoted fans of Pokémon, providing Trainers with a new way to interact with their favorite Pokémon and take captivating photos to share with friends. We are always thinking deeply about creating meaningful moments between Trainer and Pokémon, and GO Snapshot is one in a series of features we hope to bring to Pokémon GO that focuses on this theme.”
Maybe its time to have a photoshoot with my Sandshrew.