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My Nintendo adds Bravely Default II and New Pokemon Snap wallpapers

Which one are you going for?

My Nintendo has updated once again with a pair of new rewards. If you're looking for new wallpapers, you can grab both Bravely Default II and New Pokemon Snap options right now. As usual, there are both mobile and desktop options. Each set is priced at 50 Platinum Points, and you can snag them here.

Recap of everything announced in the Pokémon Presents 2.26.2021 presentation (Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl), official websites featuring artwork, screenshots, and details now live

It's a great day to be a Pokémon trainer!

The Pokémon Day festivities kicked off a day early with a news-filled Pokémon Presents event. Hosted by The Pokémon Company's president, Tsunekazu Ishihara, the special presentation started with an incredible video showcasing the 25-year history of Pokémon. Pokémon Day marks the date that Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green were first launched in Japan in 1996, starting a legacy that continues to grow to this day.

After the 25th celebration video, we got to see more of New Pokémon Snap, arriving on April 30 on Nintendo Switch. You can get a closer look at what was revealed at the New Pokémon Snap official site.

Next up was a preview of the in-game events happening on Pokémon Day, including encounters with Gigantamax Pikachu in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Plus, Galar Champion Leon has recently made his appearance in Pokémon Masters EX alongside his partner Charizard. And Pokémon Café Mix keeps serving up fun by giving players 2,500 bonus golden acorns when they log in.

Then, new games were unveiled, all for Nintendo Switch and all set in the Sinnoh region: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, as well as Pokémon Legends: Arceus. These games may be set in the same region, but they offer distinct gameplay experiences.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Trainers will get the chance to explore the Sinnoh region in a new way—by traveling to the past in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Set long before the events of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, this game will allow players to travel across Sinnoh to discover wild Pokémon and complete the region's very first Pokédex. And while Mount Coronet towering over the region makes it clear that you're in Sinnoh, the Pokémon you encounter in this era may be different from the ones you remember catching in other games set in this same region. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is planned to launch on Nintendo Switch early next year.

Visit the Pokémon Legends: Arceus official site for more details.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl

Trainers will also get the chance to visit Sinnoh in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, faithful remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, which originally came out on the Nintendo DS system. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are planned to launch on Nintendo Switch later this year.

Get a closer look at these games at the official site.

New Pokémon Snap "Get the latest from the Lental region" gameplay overview trailer

Photo scores, Illumina orbs, a new rival, and more—let’s zoom in on what you’ll discover in New Pokemon Snap​!

Pre-order New Pokemon Snap at GameStop for a double-sided poster

Double the fun

We recent discussed Target's pre-order bonus for New Pokemon Snap, which is a magnetic photo frame. If that's not up your alley, perhaps GameStop has something you'd like.

For pre-ordering the game at GameStop, you'll get to take home a double-sided poster. Each side features artwork from New Pokemon Snap, with one side showcasing a collage of photos, and the other featuring an island scene. You can pre-order the game here.

Target's pre-order bonus for New Pokemon Snap is an exclusive magnetic photo frame

*Snap* that one is going in my collection!

If you still haven't pre-ordered New Pokemon Snap, Target is now offering an exclusive magnetic photo frame in North America for orders placed by April 29th, 2021. Check out the store page here to place your order. Exact terms & conditions for the promotion can be found below.

Offer available online only. Free Pokemon Snap Picture Frame when you pre-order the New Pokemon Snap - Nintendo Switch. Quantities limited. Free item will ship when order is completed and may ship separately. If the free gift item is in stock, the item will automatically be added to the order. If the free item is no longer in stock, it will not be listed in your order. If a qualifying item in your order is returned, your refund value will be reduced by the prorated amount of the free item. Pokemon Snap frame is only available with pre-order of New Pokemon Snap game. Offer excludes items sold & shipped by Target Plus™ 3rd Party Partners. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and on Target.com. Offer expires 4/29/2021 at 11:59pm PT or until free gift sells out. Limit one free item per transaction.

New Pokemon Snap's photography evaluation detailed

Strike a pose

Nintendo has shared some new details on New Pokemon Snap on Twitter. In this info drop, we get to hear about how photography evaluation works. According to the details, Professor Mirror will evaluate your photos based on the following.

- subjects’ poses
- how large they appear
- how directly they’re facing you
- where they fall in frame

New Pokemon Snap ‘Pokemon Ecology’ Japanese TV commercial released

Cameras at the ready

Nintendo and Pokemon Co. have released a new commercial for New Pokemon Snap in Japan. This spot features YouTuber Fuwa-chan and popular child actor Kokoro Terada.

New Pokemon Snap website now live, new screenshots shared

The website for New Pokemon Snap is now open! The website contains all sorts of new screenshots for the game, which can be seen in the image gallery above. Some of the screenshots even showcase some of the menus for the game in which a new character, Professor Mirror, will evaluate a player's screenshot and award points based on the detail of the photograph.

New Pokemon Snap currently available for pre-order on Nintendo eShop, game requires 6.8 GB


New Pokemon Snap is set to launch on April 30th, 2021. Because the official launch of the game is only a few months a way, fans of the game can choose to pre-order the digital version game now on the Nintendo eShop. The game will will require 6.8 GB worth of space on a Nintendo Switch system.

New Pokemon Snap releases on April 30th, more details shared in latest trailer


Welcome to the Lental region, your destination for adventure in #NewPokemonSnap! Venture from island to island on an ecological survey, building your Pokémon Photodex as you observe wild Pokémon in their natural habitat. New Pokémon Snap arrives on 4/30!

Wild Pokémon thrive on the Lental islands, and there’s no shortage of unique Pokémon and Pokémon behaviors to document. Keep your eyes peeled, because some Pokémon may be hiding while others may only swoop by for an instant!


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