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Trainer shares fascinating theory about Pokemon Snap 64

Published: 24/Aug/2020 17:11

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Snap released all the way back in 1999 and trainers are still discussing the origins of the game. Now, one trainer has shared a fascinating theory that the Nintendo 64 game is actually a prequel to Pokemon Red and Blue.

Those of you that have played the iconic game, will know there isn’t any catching of Pokemon. This seems contradictory to the Pokemon ethos, but it works in the case of Pokemon Snap.

Given catching ‘mons is an integral part of Red, Blue, and other mainline games, this is what alerted amarty124 – the trainer who came up with the theory – that Snap was set before the first Gen 1 games.

Pokemon Snap N64 Cover
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Pokemon Snap released in 1999, between Pokemon Red/Blue and Gold/Silver…

Making the Pokedex ready for Red and Blue?

amarty124 elaborates on this theory, saying: “In Snap, I believe you are employed by Prof. Oak in order to begin work on the Pokedex. You have to take pictures of all of the Pokemon and are rewarded for pictures where the Pokemon is in the center of the frame, as if they will be added to an encyclopedia or, in my opinion, the Pokedex.”

In addition to this, there are no Pokeballs in Pokemon Snap. This adds credence to the theory that the game is set in a time before Pokeballs were invented. amarty124 goes on to highlight the fact that all three Legendary birds – Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres – are hatched from eggs, whereas in Red and Blue they obviously already found roaming the Kanto region.

Finally, to top it all off, there is an interesting theory about Mew and Mewtwo. There is no Mewtwo in the N64 game but you can find Mew and take a picture of it.

As part of the tasks to track down Mew, you need to take a picture of some stars that form to make a Mewtwo constellation. This begs the question as to whether Mewtwo even existed at this point and whether this was a way of warning us about Mewtwo.

A new Pokemon Snap

Pokemon Snap has always been on the minds of Pokemon fans. After all, it is a hugely popular game that never got a sequel.

That’s all about to change though, as a “New Pokemon Snap” game has been confirmed. Details about the new game remain fairly sparse, but could it follow on from the original game?

One thing we can be sure of is that it will be far more complex than the original game. This was through no fault of its own, however, as it was of course limited by the time’s technology.

Given we haven’t heard anything more about the game since it was revealed, it’s looking like New Pokemon Snap will release in 2021. We can’t wait.


Exclusive Pokemon list for Crown Tundra: Sword v Shield

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:05

by James Busby


Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra Expansion Pass is finally out, bringing with it both new and returning fan-favorite Pokemon. Here’s all the version exclusive Pokemon for both Sword and Shield. 

While the frozen lands of Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion are home to plenty of new Pokemon, there are also a number of iconic ‘mons that have returned. However, there are a few Pokemon that are only available in each version. This can make completing your Pokedex a little tricky, especially if you don’t have a copy of both games. Fortunately, you can catch each version exclusive and simply trade with other trainers. 

The addition of Dynamax Adventures allows trainers to encounter previous generation Pokemon and even catch version exclusive Legendaries. While the Sword and Shield’s base game cut a lot of iconic Pokemon from its roster, this expansion features plenty of familiar faces. If you want to know which Crown Tundra Pokemon are exclusive to both Sword and Shield, then check out our guide below.

Exclusive Crown Tundra Pokemon for Sword

Sword Exclusives
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Pokemon Sword trainers can catch the likes of Xerneas, Tornadusm, and Groudon.

The most notable entries here are Xerneas, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Tornadus, Dialga, Latios, Reshiram, and Solgaleo. All of these rare Pokemon can be found in the Crown Tundra if you have Pokemon Sword. Even Omanyte, the first-gen fossil type Pokemon can be found here. 

  • Bagon
  • Dialga
  • Groudon
  • Ho-Oh
  • Latios
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Reshiram
  • Shelgon
  • Salamence
  • Solgaleo
  • Tornadus
  • Xerneas

Exclusive Crown Tundra Pokemon for Shield

Shield exclusives
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Pokemon Shield trainers can catch the likes of Yveltal, Thundurus, and Kyogre.

The most notable entries found in Shield are, Kyogre, Lugia, Palkia, Latias, Thundurus, Zekrom, Yveltal, and Lunala. If you happen to have any of these Legendary Pokemon already, then you could trade with a fellow Sword player to grab one of their exclusive ‘mons.

Unlike the Sword version, those with Pokemon Shield will get access to the Gen one fossil Pokemon, Kabuto. 

  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Garchomp
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Kyogre
  • Lunala
  • Lugia
  • Latias
  • Palkia
  • Thundurus
  • Yveltal
  • Zekrom

So, there you have it! That’s all the version exclusive Pokemon that are present in Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion. If you’re looking for more Pokemon news and updates, head over to @PokemonSwordNS for all the latest information.