We’re so glad Meganium is finally getting their time in the spotlight. As the best starter Pokémon that’s ever existed, they deserve it. Chikorita’s final evolution may be a left-field choice for the face of the upcoming New Pokémon Snap, but we have to say – it’s the right one.
Ahead of the 30th April release, Japanese game mag Famitsu has published a bunch of new screenshots and info about the game (h/t to Reddit user Riomegon).
Some of these featured Pokémon and locations have already been seen in earlier trailers and images, but we’re not sure we’ve seen Tangrowth before (or have we? He looks a bit like a bush, maybe he just blended in). There might be more reveals in there, too, but the scans (posted on Reddit by Riomegon) are a bit too fuzzy to tell.
One thing that is clear, however, is that the bit that features Old Pokémon Snap is not an exclusive reveal that the game will be bundled in. Thanks to a helpful translation by CoffeeBard, we know that it’s just a section talking about the initial release, the sticker-printing service that ran in Japan alongside the launch, and the fact that the 200 Pokémon included in New Pokémon Snap is much higher than the original’s 63.
It looks like some of the new stuff has already been added to the official game website, including the following descriptions:
“Explore beaches, jungles, deserts, and more as you photograph over 200 Pokémon and investigate the mysterious Illumina phenomenon in New Pokémon Snap.”
“Pokémon and vegetation in Lental have sometimes been seen to glow. This is known as the Illumina phenomenon, which is unique to the Lental region in New Pokémon Snap.”
“At the request of Lental’s own Professor Mirror, you’ll venture from island to island on an ecological survey, floating safely along in your trusty pod, the NEO-ONE, as you photograph Lental Pokémon and their habitats to uncover the truth behind the Illumina phenomenon.”
“Professor Mirror will evaluate your photos. Your scores will be based on your subjects’ poses, how large they appear, how directly they’re facing you, and their placement within the frame.”
“As you take photos and keep researching, you may get to see Pokémon look and behave in different ways than before.”
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