New Pokemon Snap

Well, I think my arm cyst is sorted. I went to the doctor yesterday and he said we’re going to leave it alone for now, and I go back in six weeks. If it puffs back up in the meantime, it means he didn’t get the “capsule” (I think he used another similar word, but oh well) and he’ll have to cut it out. So lets all pray that doesn’t happen.

Trying to get things back on track here. Needless to say there were a lot of things I needed to do that I haven’t done, so everything is behind. bleh. So what have I been doing? Well, I’ve been reading Manta comics, and I’ve been playing the new Pokémon Snap on the Switch.

It’s pretty fun. The premise is that you’re helping yet another anime-looking professor with his research – but instead of catching innocent Pokémon in balls and fighting them, you’re taking snapshots of them for the professor to study. The overarching premise is that on these particular islands, there’s a phenomenon where some Pokémon fluoresce, or become “Illumina Pokémon”. So far I’ve met the first one:

Anyway, so Professor Mirror is trying to prove these Illumina Pokémon exist. To gather research, he’s built a little pod that floats you along a preprogrammed path in each area, and a special camera that you take the pictures with. When you return, you choose the best photo of each type of Pokémon and the professor scores it. More points level up the areas, and, as they level, the Pokémon’s behavior changes, so you get different photo opportunities. But why take photos? There are two reasons. One, instead of a pokedex to fill, you have a photodex. Each Pokémon has slots for a 1 star, 2 star, 3 star, and 4 star photo, and when you have one of each you’ve completed the dex page – though you can still swap them out for higher scoring photos I assume.

The other reason is because you have mini quests to capture certain images – such as Hoothoot’s “hidden foot”. (In order to get it, I finally had to beam him with apples until he almost fell off the sign. The game never tells you that you have to hit them with the apples, but apparently you do. It’s also how I made Pichu jump out from his hiding place.)

And then of course there are the personal goals, like making the ultimate Bidoof album!

I have a few Pichu, too. (He gets the flower crown after you hit him with the apple in the flower field)

And of course, a few of other Pokémon.

And that’s all I have right now. I suppose I better end this and get some of that work I mentioned done. Blargh.

Have a Bidoof is so cute kinda day!

Jo 🙂

About Joleene Naylor

An independent author, freelance artist, and photographer for fun who loves anime, music, and writing. Check out my vampire series Amaranthine at or drop me a line at

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