Pokémon GO players can participate in the New Pokémon Snap Celebration Event and commemorate the Pokémon Snap release for the Nintendo Switch console. This Pokémon Company event focuses on taking snapshots of wild Pokémon as part of players’ various research tasks. The event also provides an exciting way to research Pokémon GO ecology.
The New Pokémon Snap Celebration Event introduces players to a new world on Nintendo Switch and is likely one of the best-looking Pokémon GO games. Taking advantage of its rewards will immerse you further in this fascinating world.
In this guide, we at That VideoGame Blog take an in-depth look at the New Pokémon Snap Celebration Event research tasks and rewards. If you want to learn more about other Pokémon GO topics, such as Pokémon Home facts and myths, feel free to browse our blog.
Wild Pokémon and Other Features
The wild Pokémon from the underwater, desert, and jungle landscapes appear regularly in the New Pokémon Snap Celebration Event. These Pokémon include Cacnea, Lotad, and Ducklett. You will also encounter Trapinch, Vaporeon, and Meganium more often during raids.
Smeargle or its shiny variant is more likely to appear in your snapshots of wild Pokémon through Photobombs. These Smeargle appearances are limited, but you might find the shiny version during future Pokémon GO events.
You can buy a new camera-themed avatar item and gift sticker in the shop during the New Pokémon Snap Celebration Event.
New Pokémon Snap Celebration Event: Timed Research Tasks and Rewards
Timed research tasks are available in Pokémon GO, and taking snapshots of wild Pokémon is the central theme of this quest chain. To take a snapshot of a wild Pokémon during an encounter, tap the camera button at the top of your screen.
The Pokémon GO Timed Research Quest consists of the following four steps.
The tasks and rewards of step one of the timed research quest:
Take a snapshot of Lotad, Metapod, or Aipom: earn five PokéBalls
Use three berries to help catch Pokémon: Shiny Bunnelby encounter reward
Take three snapshots of wild Pokémon: Shiny Meowth encounter reward
The rewards for completing all three tasks of step one include 750 XP, five Nanab berries, and a Dodrio encounter.
The tasks and rewards of step two of the timed research quest:
Take a snapshot of Trapinch, Sandshrew, or Cacnea: earn 10 PokéBalls
Use five berries to help catch Pokémon: Shiny Sandshrew encounter reward
Take three snapshots of a wild ground-type Pokémon: Shiny Onix encounter reward
The rewards for completing all three tasks of step two include 1,250 XP, a shiny Skarmory encounter, and five razz berries to help catch Pokémon.
The tasks and rewards of step three of the timed research quest:
Take a snapshot of Ducklett, Chinchou, or Finneon in the wild: earn 10 Great Balls
Use seven berries to help catch Pokémon: Shiny Wailmer encounter reward
Take three snapshots of a wild water-type Pokémon: Shiny Qwilfish encounter reward
The rewards for completing all three tasks of step three include 2,000 XP, five Pinap berries, and a Mantine encounter.
The tasks and rewards of step four of the timed research quest:
Collect 15 snapshots of wild Pokémon: earn 10 Ultra Balls
Take a snapshot of a Dadrio, Skamory, or Mantine encounter in the wild: Earn Skorupi encounter reward
Use five berries to help catch Pokémon: 1,000 Stardust reward
The rewards for completing all three stages of step four include 8,000 XP and a Clamperl encounter.
New Pokémon Snap Celebration Event: Field Research Tasks and Rewards
During the New Pokémon Snap Celebration Event in Pokémon GO, you can complete several field research tasks by spinning PokéStops:
Use five berries to help catch Pokémon: The wild Pokémon reward for completing this task is a Croagunk, Stunky, Wooper, Stunfish, or Wurmple encounter.
Use five Golden Razz berries: This task’s rewards include a Lapras encounter.
Take a snapshot of one wild ground Pokémon or one wild water Pokémon: Completing this task will earn you three Razz berries or three Pinap berries to help catch Pokémon.
Take a snapshot of at least five wild Pokémon: The wild Pokémon reward for five snapshots is a Dodrio, Matine, or Skamory encounter.
New Pokémon Snap Celebration Event: Boosted Spawns and Raid Bosses
During the Pokémon GO Snap Celebration Event, various Pokémon have a higher spawn rate, which means you will find them easier to spot as you explore the game. The Pokémon with a boosted spawn rate include:
You can also battle various raid bosses in Pokémon GO at a raid location near you:
One-star raid bosses:
Three-star raid bosses:
Venusaur (shiny variant available)
Five-star raid bosses:
Mega raid bosses:
All the five-star and mega raid bosses have a shiny variant available.
How To Use Berries To Help Catch Pokémon
When completing timed and field research tasks in Pokémon Snap, you can strategically use berries to help catch Pokémon and earn rewards. The catch Pokémon reward you will receive depends on the task and your quest progress. Common rewards include:
A Bunnelby encounter
A Skorupi encounter
A Sandshrew encounter
A Clamperl encounter
A Meowth encounter
A Skarmory encounter
An Onix encounter
XP, Stardust, or PokéBalls
So, how do you use berries to help catch Pokémon?
When the fight screen opens on your Nintendo Switch, you will notice a berry icon on your screen’s bottom left. Select this icon to view your berry options and their quantities—for example, seven berries or five golden Razz berries.
Choose the berry you want to use, then confirm it twice: once to select it and once to feed it to the Pokémon. The berry you choose will appear next to the Pokémon’s CP.
You cannot stack berries to help catch Pokémon; you can only use one berry with each throw. If you drop the PokéBall and fail to catch the Pokémon, your berry will remain active, and you can use it again. However, if you hit the Pokémon but the monster doesn’t go into the ball, you will lose the berry.
Various types of berries are available in the game:
Razz berries prevent Pokémon from breaking out of the PokéBall after you catch them. If your last catch was easy, use a Razz berry for the following catch to ensure you don’t waste your balls.
Golden Razz Berries
A Golden Razz berry has the same effect as a Razz berry, preventing your latest catch from getting out of the ball. However, a Golden Razz berry is more potent than a Razz berry, and you should try to save them for the Pokémon you are desperate to catch.
If you are using a Golden Razz berry on a buddy, the berry will raise the treat bar and fully replenish the Gym Pokémon’s motivation meter. This berry will always have this effect, even if you use it remotely.
A Nanab berry looks like a banana and is the ideal option for catching Pokémon with a high flee rate, such as Abra. These berries slow your targets’ movements, making them easier to capture.
Using Pinap berries doubles your candy if your Pokémon capture is successful. However, you will only receive a reward if you catch the Pokémon with a throw right after the feeding.
Ideally, you should only use this berry if you want to collect candies for a Pokémon evolution or if you want to level a rare Pokémon. If you need to choose a berry for common catches, a Nanab or Razz berry might be a better option.
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