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New Pokémon Snap (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 2.0.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for New Pokémon Snap on Nintendo Switch (originally released on April 30th 2021 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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New Pokémon Snap – Ver. ???

  • Release date: August 3rd 2021 (North America) / August 4th 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • adds new areas
    • Secret Side Path (Day/Night) – The NEO-ONE shrinks to a tiny size when you explore this area, so the Pokémon you see will look gigantic! You can even hear their breathing and footsteps in this thrilling area, and you might spot new kinds of behaviour from Pokémon you’ve seen before.
    • Mightywide River (Day/Night) – Mightywide River is a nurturing water source that provides the whole of Belusylva Island with sustenance. You’ll be conducting research as you ride down the river, so be on the lookout for rapids as you search for Pokémon, and keep your camera ready so you don’t miss capturing them in action.
    • Barren Badlands (Day/Night) – In this area, you’ll research the badlands of Voluca Island, where dry winds from the desert blow.​ This area has many peculiar features, from geysers to poisonous, gas-spewing swamps. Pokémon may be hiding underground or in the rocky cliffs, so keep your eyes peeled for them while you’re on your expedition.
  • adds 20 new Pokémon
  • Additional research titles, profile icons, photo filters, stickers, and frames have been added.
  • Search options for Other Players’ Photos have changed.
  • Other issues have also been addressed to improve the game-play experience.

New Pokémon Snap – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: May 26th 2021 (North America) /May 27th 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available yet. This update brings the following:

  • fix for the glitch impacting the Proud Warrior mission, preventing players from taking a picture of Braviary that meets the requirements

New Pokémon Snap – Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date: April 27th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Various adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.
  • Additional notes: this update is required in order to use the online features of the game.
  • Source: The Pokémon Company

How to download updates for New Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for New Pokémon Snap, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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