The GO Snapshot feature lets you take AR photos of your Pokémon.

Taking a GO Snapshot

To take an AR photo of a Pokémon you’ve caught, find them in your Pokémon menu and tap the Camera button: 
You can also go to your Bag, select the Camera item, then choose a Pokémon: 

If you aren’t using AR+, your Pokémon will be placed in your environment automatically. If you are using AR+, slowly pan your camera over a flat, open surface (like the ground or a tabletop). Sparkles and yellow footsteps will appear once your device has successfully detected your environment. Tap wherever you see footsteps to place your Pokémon on the surface.

You can now move around to find the best angles for your shot. There are a few things you can do to position your Pokémon for a shot:
  • Tap your Pokémon once and they’ll strike a pose. 
  • Tap and rub your Pokémon and they’ll turn towards your current position.
  • Use the button in the bottom left corner to recall your Pokémon and place them again in a different position. 

When you’re ready, tap the Camera button to take your GO Snapshot. Photos are saved to your device’s memory, even if you take multiple.

Tap the exit button in the upper-left corner and you’ll see a gallery of your photos from that session.

Taking GO Snapshots with Buddy Pokémon

Once you’ve chosen a Buddy Pokémon, you can take photos while interacting with them. You can also take GO Snapshots with your buddy and up to two of your friends’ buddies with the shared AR experience feature.