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20 Amazing Pokémon Pictures for Instagram’s #PokemonSnapWeek

The biggest Pokémon fans rallied together for one week of epic Poké-celebrations! #PokemonSnapWeek brewed up incredible photos, art and electric themes as part of a tribute to those ever-adortable critters!

The #PokemonSnapWeek Challenge

We challenged you to coming up with Instagram dedications to epic stadium battles, timeless throwbacks and gorgeous bouts of nature. Each day took on a different and fairly-loose theme but could have been anything within the world of Pokémon.

From snaps of game collections to cosplay, merch to fanart, toys to Pokémon cards, the possibilities were limitless! After seven days of incredible submissions, we were left impressed by the sheer dedication and originality poured into every snap. From picturesque Pokémon GO shots to breath-taking toy set-pieces, we’re simply in awe of just how wonderful it all turned out! Professor Oak would be one proud professor, indeed! It’s a testament to just how much passion the community has for all things wild monster!

Twenty Years since Pokémon Snap

A huge thank you to all of you who took the time to enter and share the challenge! Plus a huge dollop of love to our legendary co-hosts: @littleaimeekins@pkmntrainerlucyjayne@nintendoswitchler,
@nintenbros64@retro_space_girl and @captaindangerous

Twenty Years since Pokémon Snap

Can you believe it’s been that long? Over two decades have passed since that Nintendo 64 classic ignited living rooms. Smartphones were an alien concept and mobile phones didn’t even have cameras. Can you imagine that?

The appeal of Pokémon Snap was stitched into the title: taking the best snaps of those Kanto favourites, trying to impress Professor Oak. The framing had to be exactly right. With a split-second to snag that elusive shot of Meowth peeing by a tree. Taking photos, in a video game? That was a rarity back in the ’90s. Wanting to print off your hard-earned moments? A trip to the local video store and a dedicated Pokémon Snap booth made that all possible!

Catch those wild pidgey!

Fast forward two decades and we’ve conjured up an online photo album of Pokémon snaps using our smartphones and digital cameras. Time has surely changed!

#PokemonSnapWeek Challenge Highlights

With over 400 submissions, it’s been an incredible tricky one to pick our favourites! Here are just some of the #PokemonSnapWeek highlights from the week:

Loving the absolutely adorable Pikachu snap that @josephtomkins zapped up!

 

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Blue is certainly true with this sweet throwback from @dinobot711:

 

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TCG meets Game Boy carts in @dlocknload‘s awesome retro snap:

 

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A little Pikachu protects the precious Pokémon Red cart in this sweet @ravendark13th shot:

 

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Shine bright like @b_b_retro‘s glorious snap of Pokémon Crystal! 

 

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Tara @jackrabbit.gamer‘s stash of Pokémon greats is mighty impressive!

 

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A deliciously wild shot from TGC master and co-host @pkmntrainerlucyjayne!

 

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A gorgeous tribute to the best monster-catching series out there from @crankyeagle:

 

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Loving the deliciously wild vibes from nostalgia addict & modder @retropickle!

 

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Team Rocket’s Rocket! A super-effective shot from co-host @nintendoswitchler!

 

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The master of mods and customs @inkedqueeninkay whipped up this stunning spread:

 

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Pure Pokémon beauty in this incredible shot from @insomnie_nostalgeek!

 

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Retro collector @dj.noodle has spun up some incredible merch and rare finds in this sweet snap:

 

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Could there be any more Raichu? Absolutely love @thatbubbletea‘s awesome Poké plushies!

 

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Red, Blue, Yellow – a trio of ’90s deliciousness from our awesome co-host @retro_space_girl!

 

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A little Hylian Pikachu army! Lovely cross-over shot from @hyliangmer!

 

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Pure Kanto vibes in an incredible spread from Nintendo super-fan @nintendokristy!

 

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Balls at the ready! Fellow co-host @littleaimeekins unleashed this genius concept shot!

 

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Dangerously brilliant toy shots? C0-host @captaindangerous has got you covered with this magnificent set:

 

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Unleash those multiplayer battles! A striking throwback from co-host @nintenbros64!

 

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TeeChu's founder and resident artist, a big Sonic the Hedgehog and Legend of Zelda fan. Born and raised on hot-dogs and forest adventures!

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