For over a decade Pokémon fans have been wishing for a follow-up to the Nintendo 64 classic Pokémon Snap, but it has never come to pass. Pokémon Sun and Moon seem to be throwing a bone to those fans, however, with a new photography mechanic.

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As trainers adventure around the Alola region they’ll come across Photo Spots, which are helpfully highlighted by the Rotom Pokédex on the bottom screen. From these vantage points players can take out a camera and snap some photos of nearby Pokémon, adding them to the Pokédex so you can track them down for catching more easily.

These photos are also given Thumbs Up, and the more well received photographs you take the more upgrades you’ll get for your camera, such as the ability to zoom in.

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While it’s not quite the same experience Pokémon Snap offers, it’s sure to be a fun diversion. Here’s hoping we’ll be able to upload our snaps to Miiverse!

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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