New Pokemon Snap Update Release Date, Time, New Areas

Get ready for some new content!

By Manisha Priyadarshini

August 2, 2021

A New Pokemon Snap update is about to arrive soon and we have all the details regarding its release date, time, and sneak peek of the new content in the latest trailer.

It has been a few months since the release of the game and now it’s ready to get its first big content update. Players will be able to discover new areas and photograph more Pokémon across the Lental region on their Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite devices.

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A free content update is coming to New Pokémon Snap!

A free content update is coming to New Pokémon Snap!

When Is The New Pokemon Snap Update Coming Out?

The release date of New Pokemon Snap update is August 3, 2021, as confirmed by The Pokémon Company.

Players should receive the update automatically and get an update prompt. Do note that if you are playing the game at that time then you will have to restart the game to receive the download update option.

The release time for New Pokemon Snap update is:

  • 6 PM PDT
  • 2 AM BST
  • 9 PM EDT

New Areas In The New Pokemon Snap Update

Once you download the update, three new areas will be available to explore:

  • Secret Side Path (Day/Night) – Here players will shrink to a tiny size and play the game from a new perspective Pokémons will be gigantic! Players will be able to hear their breathing and footsteps in this area, and spot new kinds of behavior from Pokémon they have seen before.
  • Mightywide River (Day/Night) – Mightywide River is a water body in Belusylva Island where you can conduct research riding down the river and find rapids while searching for for Pokémon.
  • Barren Badlands (Day/Night) – Located in the Voluca Island, where dry winds from the desert blow, you will find geysers and poison emitting swamps. Here you can find Pokémon hiding underground or in the rocky cliffs.

You can expect to get at least 6 new expeditions out of this update. To know more details, visit the official site.

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