Open Theme Pokémon AR Showcase (2023)

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Once a year or so we like to have a totally open theme for our AR showcase, and I decided that June was the time! Last month we had a black and white theme and got so many beautiful entries, and with trainers able to submit any of their favourite AR photos this month, we knew it would be a doozy!

Unedited Images

The below AR images have not been edited in any way.

‘Beautiful blue’ by nana15AR, Hiroshima City, Japan.

‘Primarina’s smile shone like it blended into the hydrangea.’

‘The World Warrior’ by mingosanch, San Francisco, California, USA.

‘Having bested the world’s strongest fighters in a tournament for the ages, Luca-Ryu must defeat M. Ewtwo and his Psycho Power in order to claim the title of World Warrior.’

‘Dracula protecting Whitby Abby!’ by PkmnGoMatt, Whitby Abby, North Yorkshire.

‘We decided to visit the Abby and this Noivern protects it! Some say it’s Dracula stuck in the bat form!’

‘Shady Blast having a blast’ by rockARaptor, Suryalanka Beach, Andhrapradesh, India.

‘While everyone was having fun at beach, my blast boi wore his sun shades and came out to flex……’

‘My “Iron” will’ by Random PoGo Trainer, Little Rock, Arkansas.

‘Wouldn’t want to meet this Pokémon in an alley. Oh wait, I just did. SEND HELP!’

‘Mother and child on a summer afternoon’ by Workman2uo and WorkmanDuo, Beaverton, Oregon, USA.

‘I was lucky enough to snatch a picture of leafeon and eevee on the trails of a local park! I also got the picture with my brother on my last attempt before giving up for the day so I’m glad I got it then!’

‘Fraxured Waterfall’ by Pokemonlove777, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota.

‘Took my Best Friend Fraxure to the top of this waterfall for some AR Photos!’

‘Wings of Peace’ by mingosanch, Massachusetts, USA.

Pidove are beloved by Trainers everywhere for their friendliness and sincerity. This tranquil Pokémon has come to be known as a symbol of peace.’
‘What does the rain taste like today?’ by nana15AR, Hiroshima City, Japan.
‘Flower and Wooper that open their mouths.’

‘Skritches…’ by Masaquito, CA, USA.

‘Little known fact: Groudon loves having his spikes scratched.’

By Annab280, New Zealand.

‘A Gyarados enjoying the waves at the beach’

‘full of energy’ by ずんだオレ, Shikinokaori Rosegarden.

‘Growlithe running around in the warm sunshine’

‘Let’s GO TO/MG’ by Mestre Yodoh, Praça Tiradentes, Centro, Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

‘A photo that shows the strength of our local community, living in a small town, full of difficulties and few places to play, we always gather with great joy and determination to play and share stories.’

‘A clear stream’ by u501, Sankeien Garden, Yokohama city, Japan.

‘After a heavy rain, the water flowing down the moss-covered stairs was like a clear stream. dreaming of your own growth’

By 007Fireking, Kyoto, Japan.

‘I finally met my poke lid. My tears are pouring.’

‘Petals in the Breeze’ by mingosanch, California, USA.

‘This photo was taken in my aunt and uncle’s beautiful rose garden. I played around with many different angles and poses, but no matter what I tried, the photos felt like they were missing something. The Bokehmon technique ended up being the final ingredient I needed!’

‘Yaay…. I found my friends’ by rockARaptor, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

‘In search of friends always, my shiny exeggutor found his friends finally……’

‘Sunset Screech’ by Laprasrules12, Saftey Harbor, Florida, USA.

‘Most Noivern avoid being in the light, but I caught this one a little early getting ready to find food.’

‘In the rain…’ by ずんだオレ, river.

‘I just let the river wash over me! Slowpoke just floated downstream.’

‘Primordial Glow’ by POKEMON_NATURE_SNAPS, Switzerland.

‘I took this on a hike and imagined this mountainous area as some hidden prehistoric land, untouched by humans.’

‘Where is Kecleon?’ by Rhanique, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

‘We finally have Kecleon in Pokémon Go, but where is he hiding?! I need to find 10 of them … Will this post bring me some much needed luck?’

‘Joy of shiny Larvitar’ by pokemoninlife, Kangqiao Waterfront Park in Dali, Taichung, Taiwan.

‘It’s the season we could see golden shower, also known as Cassia fistula blooming outside. Near the Kangqiao Waterfront Park in Dali, I met a shiny Larvitar which was happy to see these golden flowers.’

‘Legendary Pokémon Night’ by ACE📸, Tokyo, Japan.

‘Rayquaza is here!’

‘Pride and Sol’ by mingosanch, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

‘Solgaleo proudly gazes into the night, ready to usher in the Sun.’

‘Tulip Fairy’ by nana15ar, Hiroshima City, Japan.

‘Pikachu with its face out of the tulip looks like a flower fairy.’

‘Soaring Snowdon’ by Jxsh02, Snowdon in Snowdonia National park in Wales.

‘We went on a walk up the mountain. Inspired by the seagulls that lived there I let Wingull join them to enjoy the view. ‘

By 007Fireking, Tokyo, Japan.

‘This building looks similar to mine.’

‘hydrangeas’ by ずんだオレ, roadside.

‘Hydrangeas and Froakie’

Edited Images

The below AR images have been edited or filtered in some way.

‘Spot The Photographer!’ by PoGoMiloUKYT, United Kingdom.

‘If you can’t tell, its a Shiny Kecleon! Taken next to one of the sculpture pieces in Chiswick business park (next to The Pokémon Company’s London offices)

I think the mirrors with the transparent Kecleon gives a visually intriguing combination.

‘The pond skipper’ by ElKhan32, Essex, UK.

‘The water bug likes to skim over the waters surface’

‘Biodiversity, please’ by, Andalusia, Spain.

‘Protecting wildlife and their habitats is crucial, but why? This preservation is essential because right now we are causing the 6th mass extinction of species in the history of our planet. Each organism has a unique combination of DNA that *works* and makes them alive! If you know anything about biology, you understand that the secret to life is written in every species’ unique DNA. If you don’t, trust me, it’s in our best interest to protect the value that every living species holds.’

‘Playing with the lights’ by Sogeflo, Laval, France.

‘During the Light Fest, I found this little one trying to catch one of the lights’

‘a fun night walk’ by Xvito30, Rancagua, Chile.

‘the photo is inspired by a mother and her daughter’

‘Go Gators!’ by Maxotron2010, Gainesville, FL.

‘Feraligatr finds a mural of a bull gator to strut his stuff in front of.’

‘Electro’ by ElKhan32, Essex, UK.

‘Shocking, the power of the electric monster’

‘Red White and Zigzagoon?’ by FusionFlash, Lubbock Texas.

‘I found a bald eagle statue during galarian zigzagoon community day and a few shiny friends decided they wanted to photobomb’

‘Rolling like the balls’ by Sogeflo, Change, France.

‘That’s so much balls !’

By ShantanuR3597, Delhi, India.

‘For April’s Community Day 2023, Niantic had hosted a small meetup event in Delhi and I was a part it. Even though it was hot that day, the eggs hatching were totally worth it! I had hatched a hundo togepi (in this pic) and meeting new players was great as well 😁’

‘『 Ribbon anniversary』’ by りむ@kerolimu, Japanese acquaintance’s house.

‘After all, I was convinced that Mr. Saranite is my favorite♡’

‘Number 150’ by ElKhan32, Essex, UK.

‘Power corrupts and with the ultimate power comes a turn to the dark side.’

‘The statue of glory’ by Sogeflo, Le Mans, France.

‘Take a look at this proud little boy !’

‘Cliff Waves’ by DevereuxBKRT, Timang Beach, Indonesia.

‘Keldeo enjoys seeing the waves.’

‘Master of the Dojo’ by YRumplestilskin, Celaya, México.

‘Semi-abandoned martial arts gym, protected by the mighty companion of the old master’

‘『Colorful Vivillon 』’ by りむ@kerolimu, Japan.

‘It’s the butterfly I’ve always wanted. This butterfly has an image of a flying fish that flies energetically with the energy of the sun.’

AR Masters

The below images are taken by our AR Masters.

‘Carbink’ by kittypokemonsalot, Lincolnshire, UK.

‘Carbink is such a cutie! I found mind hiding among these overgrown bushes, their gem like eyes peering out at me’

Next Submission Theme

For our next theme, the sun is shining, the grass is green, and it is summer! We know summer doesn’t look the same everywhere in the world, and that for a lot of people it isn’t summer right now, but we want to see what summer looks like where you live. Submit your best summer themed AR photographs here by 25th July to be considered. Full rules at the submission link.

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Turtwig obsessive, real life Psyduck, Pokémon GO AR Photographer, found footage horror fan and Pokémon GO Hub AR Queen

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