Pokémon Snap Hits Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

One would have thought that Nintendo would have capitalized on the Pokémon fervor of 2016 and released Pokémon Snap then, but alas, this is Nintendo who tends to do things at its own pace. Pokémon Snap is coming to Wii U’s Virtual Console tomorrow, according to Nintendo’s product page. It became a Nintendo 64 cult classic riding on the wave of Pokémon popularity back in the late ’90s.



In this game you are on a safari and must take the best pictures you can of the various monsters. They’ll be all over the place and some will be more difficult to get the perfect shot. The game may sound boring, but it’s actually quite entertaining. It would have been nice to see a remastered version created for the Wii U GamePad, which could have allowed for full 360 degree picture taking with the tablet. Oh well, maybe some day!


Travel to Pokémon Island and meet Professor Oak to begin a safari to take the best possible photographs of 63 different Pokémon. The island has many types of climates and environments to explore, along with secret activities and hidden passages to discover. Some of the Pokémon can be a little shy and won’t pose for the camera unless you tease them with special items! After you’re done, submit one picture of each Pokémon to Professor Oak, and he’ll judge it based on size, pose, technique, and number of Pokémon captured. Start practicing if you want to snap the perfect shot!

Virtual Console

This classic game is part of the Virtual Console service, which brings you great games created for consoles such as NES™, Super NES™ and Game Boy™ Advance. We hope you’ll enjoy the new features (including off-TV play) that have been added to this title. See more Virtual Console games for Wii U.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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