Pokémon Go's Launched the World's First AR Wildlife Photography Competition

By Tom Pritchard on at

Pokémon Go is still a thing, even though the very large amount of the initial playerbase gave up a long time ago. It's going strongly enough that Niantic has launched a brand new competition, asking players to submit their best AR photos from in the game.

If you've never played Pokémon Go let me get you up to speed. Whenever you encounter a monster in the real world, you can use the phone's camera to see it in the real world - using the power of augmented reality. There's a button in game that lets you snap a shot of whatever's on screen, which is where this competition comes into play.

Niantic wants you to go out and interact with Pokémon across the world, and take pictures of them to enter into the competition. The rules are that you have to be from a country where Pokémon Go has officially launched, and the picture must be posted to Instagram with the hashtag #PokemonGOContest by 25th October.

The top 10 submissions will win a special Pokémon Go prize pack that includes a Pokémon Go Plus wristband, a poster signed by the development team, and a pair of wireless earbuds.


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