New Pokémon Snap Celebration event discovered by Pokémon GO data miners

Oh snap! More event details have been pushed, describing the tie-in event between Pokémon GO and Pokémon Snap.

Pokemon GO Snapshot
Pokemon GO Snapshot

Hello trainers! A few updates have been pushed and unearthed by the Pokéminers, including a Pokémon Snap tie-in event, some friendship event details, and more! As always, data mined information is subject to change and not endorsed by Niantic in any way.

Let’s dive in!

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Pokémon Snap

The New Pokémon Snap is being released on April 30th on the Nintendo Switch. In order to celebrate the release of this long awaited title, Pokémon GO is hosting a tie-in event focused around the Snapshot feature.

It’s a celebration!

RESOURCE ID: event_name_snap 
TEXT: New Pokémon Snap Celebration

The Quests

RESOURCE ID: quest_snapshot_wild_geodude_sandshrew_cacnea 
TEXT: Take a Snapshot of a Wild Geodude, Sandshrew, or Cacnea 

RESOURCE ID: quest_snapshot_wild_hoothoot 
TEXT: Take a Snapshot of a Wild Hoothoot 

RESOURCE ID: quest_snapshot_wild_lotad_metapod_aipom 
TEXT: Take a Snapshot of a Wild Lotad, Metapod, or Aipom 

RESOURCE ID: quest_snapshot_wild_luvdisc_chinchou_finneon 
TEXT: Take a Snapshot of a Wild Luvdisc, Chinchou, or Finneon 

RESOURCE ID: quest_snapshot_wild_skarmory_dodrio_mantine 
TEXT: Take a Snapshot of a Wild Skarmory, Dodrio, Mantine 

RESOURCE ID: quest_snapshot_wild 
TEXT: Take {0} Snapshots of Wild Pokémon 

RESOURCE ID: quest_snapshot_wild_bug 
TEXT: Take {0} Snapshots of Wild Bug-type Pokémon 

RESOURCE ID: quest_snapshot_wild_dragon 
TEXT: Take {0} Snapshots of Wild Dragon-type Pokémon

There is a quest for every type, I didn’t list them all.  It’s interesting that only Hoothoot is mentioned specifically by itself, so it’s likely going to be the featured Pokémon.  Perhaps getting its shiny release?

The probable featured Pokémon

Pokemon GO Shiny Hoothoot

Shiny Hoothoot

Pokemon GO Shiny Noctowl

Shiny Noctowl

  • Shiny Hoothoot release is not confirmed

This list based on the snapshot quests that were uncovered.  Again, the release of shiny hoothoot is speculation only and is not confirmed!


Friendship Day Collection challenge

RESOURCE ID: friendship_day_event_name 
TEXT: Friendship Day 

RESOURCE ID: mini_collection_apr21_friendship_day 
TEXT: Friendship Day Collection Challenge

It looks like we’re getting a friendship day collection challenge.


New Sustainability Week Quest

RESOURCE ID: quest_catch_trubbish_plural 
TEXT: Catch {0} Trubbish

This was added separately to the Snap event quests, and it’s likely going to be part of the Sustainability Week that was already announced.


Pokédex Categories

 RESOURCE ID: pokedex_category_unlocked_header 
Removed TEXT: Pokédex Category Unlocked! 
Added TEXT: Pokédex Classification Unlocked! 

RESOURCE ID: pokedex_category_unlocked_plural_header 
Removed TEXT: Pokédex Categories Unlocked! 
Added TEXT: Pokédex Classifications Unlocked!

The earlier discovered Pokédex Categories have been renamed Classifications.


Miscellaneous stuff

RESOURCE ID: quest_wild_bug_types 
TEXT: More Bug-type Pokémon appearing in the wild 

RESOURCE ID: quest_wild_dragon_types 
TEXT: More Dragon-type Pokémon appearing in the wild

There’s one of these for each type.  They are listed as quests, however, they look like something you would see in the Today tab… So, that’s interesting.

That’s all for now trainers, stay safe out there!

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