Pokémon Snap

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Pokémon Snap
ポケモンスナップ
Pokemon Sunappu
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Pokémon Snap boxart
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Pax Softnica
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo 64
Category: Adventure
Players: 1
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: N/A
Pricing
Wii Points

1,000

Release dates
N. America:

June 30, 1999

Japan

March 21, 1999

Europe

September 15, 2000

Australia

1999

Ratings
ACB:

G

CERO:

A

ESRB:

E

PEGI:

3

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Pokémon Snap is a spin-off game of the Pokémon series released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999. It was developed by HAL Laboratory with Pax Softnica and published by Nintendo. The game was originally planned to be a Nintendo 64DD game, but was later changed to a Nintendo 64 game due to Nintendo's decision release the game at an earlier date. Although the Japan-exclusive game Pocket Monsters Stadium was the first game in the series to feature Pokémon in 3D, Pokémon Snap was the first 3D Pokémon game to be released worldwide.

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Blurb

Box

Professor Oak needs your help!

The Professor has asked you to capture the wild Pokémon of Pokémon Island...on film! Tour the island in your ZERO-ONE vehicle and snap pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat. Wild Pokémon are often camera-shy, so you'll have to use special items to bring them out in the open. Only the best shots will do for the Professor's Pokémon Report, so sharpen your photography skills and get ready to SNAP!

  • The first-ever N64® game to feature the world-famous Pokémon–fully rendered in 3-D!
  • Explore the many environments of Pokémon Island, like the sunny beach, the mysterious caves, and even a red-hot volcano!
  • Many types of Pokémon inhabit the island. See how many you can catch on film!
  • Print your photos as stickers at Pokémon Snap Stations! Visit www.Pokémon.com or call 1-800-859-4521 for all the details and to find the Snap Station nearest you!

Nintendo website (Wii)

As one of the most unique games in a renowned series, Pokémon Snap was the first truly 3-D Pokémon game and introduced the phenomenon to the Nintendo 64. Travel to Pokémon Island and meet Professor Oak to begin a safari to take the best possible photographs of 63 different Pokémon as they exist in the wild, undisturbed by humans. This is not as easy as it sounds—the island has many types of climates and environments to explore, along with secret activities and hidden passages to discover. Plus, some of the Pokémon can be a little shy and won’t pose for the camera unless you tease them with special items! After you’re done, submit one picture of each Pokémon to Professor Oak, and he’ll judge it based on size, pose, technique, and number of Pokémon captured. Better start practicing if you want to snap the perfect shot!

Wii Shop Channel

As one of the most unique games in a renowned series, Pokémon Snap™ was the first truly 3-D Pokémon® game and introduced the phenomenon to the Nintendo 64®. Travel to Pokémon Island and meet Professor Oak to begin a safari to take the best possible photographs of 63 different Pokémon as they exist in the wild, undisturbed by humans. This is not as easy as it sounds—the island has many types of climates and environments to explore, along with secret activities and hidden passages to discover. Plus, some of the Pokémon can be a little shy and won’t pose for the camera unless you tease them with special items! After you’re done, submit one picture of each Pokémon to Professor Oak, and he’ll judge it based on size, pose, technique, and number of Pokémon captured. Better start practicing if you want to snap the perfect shot!

Shoot a photo you're proud of and get ready to see it in a whole new way! Brand new to the Virtual Console™ version of Pokémon Snap is the ability to post photos from the Gallery to your Wii™ Message Board. More details can be found in the Operations Guide, so read up to find out how a photo of your favorite Pokémon can get off the island and onto your Wii system!

Gameplay

The player takes the role of Todd Snap, a photographer invited by Professor Oak to take pictures of the Pokémon that inhabit Pokémon Island. The goal of the game is to photograph all of the 63 different Pokémon on the island for Professor Oak's report. The player starts off with only the camera and is given other items as they progress, such as apples to throw into open areas, Pester Balls to knock out or stun Pokémon, and the Poké Flute to wake up sleeping Pokémon. There are seven areas of Pokémon Island: Beach, Tunnel, Volcano, River, Cave, Valley, and Rainbow Cloud.

At the time of the game's release, players could take their Game Pak to a Pokémon Snap Station at Blockbuster stores in North America or Lawson stores in Japan to have their in-game photographs printed onto stickers. This feature is partly kept in the Virtual Console version, in which players are able to send the pictures they have taken in the game to the Wii Message Board and send them to friends.

Technical details

Technical Details
Media

Nintendo 64 Game Pak
Digital download (Wii, Wii U)

Download size

Wii: 159 blocks
Wii U: 32 MB

Input / compatible controllers

Nintendo 64 Controller

Other releases

Title Boxart Console Release Date(s) Notes
Pokémon Snap Nintendo 64 (Player's Choice) 2000 A re-release of the game under the Player's Choice branding.


Pokémon Snap Virtual Console (Wii) 2007 An emulated port released as a digital download for Wii. For this version of the game, players can send photos from their in-game gallery to the Wii Message Board.


Pokémon Snap Virtual Console (Wii U) 2016 An emulated port released as a digital download for Wii U.


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