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15 April 2021 – London, United Kingdom: Starting 29 April, players will be able to take part in a special New Pokémon Snap and Pokémon GO crossover event!

To celebrate the launch of New Pokémon Snap for Nintendo Switch, a special event is coming to Pokémon GO! The New Pokémon Snap Celebration will give players the chance to tackle a new type of research task featuring a GO Snapshot theme, catch Pokémon with a connection to New Pokémon Snap, and even grab new camera-themed avatar items from the Pokémon GO Style Shop. Players will also be able to encounter the Painter Pokémon, Smeargle, by completing certain research tasks and checking some of their snapshots’ surroundings. Only for this limited time, lucky Trainers may even find Shiny Smeargle, so be sure to take lots of snapshots throughout the New Pokémon Snap Celebration event.

The New Pokémon Snap Celebration will run from Thursday, 29 April, at 10:00 BST until Sunday, 2 May, at 20:00 BST.

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About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch home console and Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including the Nintendo Switch™ and Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including New Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 2DS™, as well as Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.
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Niantic, Inc. builds real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic was founded by John Hanke, who previously helmed the Google Geo team (including Google Maps and Google Earth) after his start-up Keyhole was acquired by Google. The company’s real-world adventure game Ingress has been downloaded more than 14 million times and is played in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. For more information on Niantic, please visit