The four star ratings in New Pokémon Snap can be captured following a simple set of rules. If you’re playing New Pokémon Snap here at launch in May 2021, you’ll have a relatively simple time to find good snaps and qualify for 4 stars. You’ll need to start by finding rare Pokémon moments – basically anything weird!
The new photo ratings for Pokémon Snap are based on how rare the Pokémon’s behavior is. Capture a dancing Pokémon, chasing each other and just about any Pokémon VS Pokémon interaction. Capturing a beautiful photo of a single Pokémon may be what you want for a 2-star rating photo. Capturing the same Pokémon by spraying ink on an enemy Pokémon may be the photo you want for a 4-star rating photo.
You will want to use the Fluffruit to attract the Pokémon for an interesting shot. Multiple Pokémon in a single snap are worth more than a single Pokémon alone, and active pairs are worth more than two Pokémon in the same shot doing their own thing separately.
Professor Mirror will give each of your photos a score based on three factors – in addition to the rarity of the photo in the first place. The three factors for high star ratings are as follows.
Professor Mirror Pokémon Snap star ratings:
• Pokémon size – occupying a large part of the photo
• Centered Pokémon – as close as possible to the perfect center of your photo
• Pokémon pose – weirdness counts a lot!
If you are looking for a rating scale, look at the points. If you score less than 2,500 points, you will see bronze stars. Silver stars start at 2,500, gold stars start at 3,500 and more than 4,000 points earn you some brilliant diamond stars.
Remember that your experience with the new Pokémon Snap changes as you level up – so feel free to visit places more than once and come back after advancing. Launching a Fluffruit to a Pokémon at the beginning of a stage can make that Pokémon appear again later, and the opportunities change based on each action!