The photo labeled “High Score” was taken by my photography assistant*
For my 27th birthday, my boyfriend decided to get me, an amateur nature/landscape photographer, the new Pokémon Snap game on Nintendo Switch. As someone who had played the older version with his brothers when he was younger, he knew I’d enjoy it since I love photography.
He was indeed correct. Pokémon Snap is so much fun!
The first few times I played it in his company so that he could help me decide on which photos to show Professor Mirror. I also let him play a few research rounds and he ended up scoring super high on a cute closeup of two Bidoofs which are displayed on my profile info until I manage to somehow beat that score of 4,938. So I guess he’s my photography assistant* now? 🤣
Every time I play Pokémon Snap, I feel like I’m on an interactive Disney ride, except instead of a ride I’m sitting on a couch living vicariously through my character in the game as she travels along the track via NEO-ONE through the park and jungle habitats.
The game is super chill and relaxing. I’ve played for about 6 hours at the time of writing this and it doesn’t even feel like it has been that long.
Every time I find a new Pokémon or catch them in new poses I swear I squeal aloud while attempting to snap photos before they move out of view.
See below for some of my favorite photos so far from Florio Nature Park and Belusylva Island!
(I’m not very good at night photography IRL or in this game so I will spare you the night research shots. I’m also not going to get into how many points I’ve gotten for each photo because the scoring system seems to care very little about aesthetics since these snaps are for research purposes.)
Grookey & Pichu are too cute. Seriously, how is it legal to be this freaking cute?!
Liepards are probably my favorite to photograph. They’re sassy and they know it.
Is it just me, or does Dodrio always appear to be screaming when it’s not asleep?
Wurmple getting ready to nom.
Taillow, Vivillon, and Florges 🤗
Bidoof cronching, Swanna and Ducklett swimming
Closeup of Taillow with its beady eyes ❤
Bonus Snaps of Meganium in the Florio Nature Park Illumina Spot
I directed these snaps while my photography assistant held the controller 😶🤭
Stopping to smell the Crystabloom
Have you played Pokémon Snap? Let me know your thoughts on the game in the comments!
As you can see from the new style of image for this post, Monthly Favorites will be taking on a new format. It might change again as I finagle with a few things later this summer, but for now, the posts will be shorter and will have two new categories! Enjoy my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for the month of April 2021, now including a favorite celeb tweet and TikTok!
Alright, so here’s a compact version of what happened:
I procrastinated too long in March and never ended up posting February 2021 favorites because I then managed to eff up my right (dominant) wrist during a 40-some-odd-day yoga streak (a story for another post).
Since my hand is still healing, I present to you a very short combined February and March 2021 favorites!