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How to take a four-star photograph in New Pokemon Snap

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New Pokemon Snap has finally arrived, the game that many fans have been hoping would happen for 20 years.

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The last entry in the Pokemon Snap series was on the Nintendo 64 back in 1999, so it has been a while.

Now it is 2021 and the Nintendo Switch is the perfect console for a new game, being able to utilize the console's motion controls to act as a camera.

Here is how to take a four-star picture in New Pokemon Snap.

How To Take A Four-Star Photograph

Your pictures in New Pokemon Snap are judged and graded by Professor Mirror.

These range from one-four star depending on the quality, and many factors can influence the score.

Players have access to a variety of items and methods to encourage the Pokemon to perform different actions, such as eating or looking at you.

While each Pokemon has its own requirements to hit four-stars, there are multiple methods to get a four-star photograph which apply across most Pokemon.

  • Fluffruit - These replace the apples used in the previous game. They can be used to lure Pokemon and get a reaction from them, such as eating or expressing happiness.
  • Illumina Orbs - These are used on Pokemon to create an Illumina Phenomenon, this will cause special moments to happen and are perfect to snap those four-star photos.
  • Melody - By playing a melody you can make a Pokemon dance.
  • Scan - The scan feature allows players to find alternative routes in a course, but also the noise can cause a Pokemon to take notice, allowing you to snap a better shot of them.
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There isn't really a set in stone method for making a photograph four-star, it is just a combination of many factors such as the size, pose etc.

But using these methods can help encourage that high mark.

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