Brush off your lens and bust out your models, Niantic has announced their first Pokémon GO Snapshot Challenge! For a limited time, trainers can participate in three special themes.
Pokémon GO recently released the GO Snapshot feature, which allows users to position and pose their Pokémon for the best picture-taking. To celebrate this, the developers are hosting their own challenge event in three parts.
How To Participate
There will be three events, or Adventures, to take part in. Each one will have a theme and a time frame. During the designated time, post a picture on Instagram or Twitter using the recommended hashtags. If you do well enough, you could win a prize! Each Adventure will accept up to three images per person.
Each Adventure will have a grand prize winner and two runner ups. Winners are chosen based on “the originality, creativity, and visual fun of their snapshots.” The runner ups will be given a PokéStop dedicated to their picture, which will stay up for “no less than three months!” The grand prize winner will be given their own PokéStop and a round trip to a Pokémon GO Fest event of their choice.
Adventure #1: Buddy Challenge
The first part of the challenge is all about your best Pokémon friend. Post pictures that highlight the bond you have with your favorite Pokémon pal.
- Challenge Dates: April 15, 2019, to April 24, 2019
- Hashtags: #GOsnapshot and #BuddyChallenge
Adventure #2: Habitat Challenge
Think Planet Earth. This challenge wants to see Pokémon in their most natural habitat. The potential here is as diverse as the Pokémon you’re posing with.
- Challenge Dates: April 29, 2019, to May 8, 2019
- Hashtags: #GOsnapshot and #HabitatChallenge
Adventure #3: Go Create Challenge
This one was kind of vague. “In our Go Create Challenge, we’re asking you to show us how innovative you can get with GO Snapshot.” So be creative, I guess?
- Challenge Dates: May 13, 2019, to May 22, 2019
- Hashtags: #GOsnapshot and #GoCreateChallenge
Good luck, everyone!