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Pokémon Go is getting a new AR photo mode so you can take hugely improved snaps


Pokemon Go is expanding its photo options (Picture: Niantic)

Pokémon Go has announced details of a new AR photo mode feature to encourage players to get creative with their collection.

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Before now it’s only been possible to capture AR snaps of pokémon while they’re in the wild, which is always a risky business when you’re mainly trying to catch them.

Developer Niantic is hoping to solve these issues with new feature Go Snapshot, allowing players to take photos of their captured pokémon at their leisure.

You’ll be able to adjust angles and position your pokémon by giving it a brush on the touchscreen, with photos saved to your device being automatically primed for social media.

You’ll be able to take photos at your leisure (Picture: Olivia Harris/Getty Images)

Niantic didn’t announce a release date for the mode, but they traditionally release new features shortly after they’re announced.

Pokémon Go has slowly been improving its AR features and capabilities since release, with the game’s AR+ feature releasing back in late 2017.

Outside of the franchises’ mobile offering, this is set to be another big year for Pokémon, with a mainline title due to be released later this year on Nintendo Switch. It may even be unveiled for the first time on the Nintendo Direct scheduled for Wednesday.

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