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    Introduced in Pokémon Snap 

Todd Snap (Toru)

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Click here to see Todd in New Pokémon Snap 
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese), James Carter Cathcart (Snap), Griffin Burns (New Snap)(English)

The first game's protagonist. Todd is a photographer who is asked to assist Professor Oak's study of Pokémon Island by photographing its wild inhabitants. By the time of New Pokémon Snap he's become a professional photographer whose work takes them all over the world, and has lent their aid to Prof. Mirror's research team.

For information pertaining to his appearance in the Anime, see his entry under "The Original Series Cast".


  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: The Zero One multipurpose vehicle in Pokémon Snap. The vehicle can go on land via railway tracks, can travel down rivers, and fly using rocket boosters.
  • Canon Immigrant: He first made his appearance in the anime before being a game character.
  • Famed in Story: The photographs he takes in Snap make him rather famous by the time of New Pokémon Snap.
  • Kid Hero All Grown Up: As of New Pokémon Snap, Todd's notably aged since the events of the original game.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to excitable Rita, impatient Phil, and ditzy Mirror in New Pokémon Snap. Todd is knowledgeable and keeps himself down to earth both in regards to photography and the Illumina sightings.
  • The Mentor: To the research team in New Pokémon Snap, along with Professor Mirror. His primary advice usually boils down to "Break out of your comfort zone and work hard, but enjoy it!".

Professor Oak

The legendary Kanto professor, who's conducting research on Pokémon Island. For further information, see his entry under "Pokémon Professors".
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    Introduced in New Pokémon Snap 

"Player Character"

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The protagonist of the second game. At the start of the game, the player can choose to play as a boy or girl, with each gender having four skin tone variants.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: They have such a natural good charm around wild Pokémon that even Xerneas is willing to get close to them.
  • Awesome Personnel Carrier: The Neo One, which is stated to have been derived from the Zero One, and can interface with your digital camera.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: The girls wear tights with alternating stripes, which don't match.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Rita believes this is the reason why Illumina Pokémon were drawn specifically towards the player and why their research couldn't progress until the player joined. As if to prove her point, as she talks, several Pokémon from the research camp happily surround the protagonist. In the dialog pop-ups when outside a level, Phil occasionally notes how happy Pokémon look in the player's photos.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Unlike the original Snap, you can set the protagonist's name, which will be displayed when sharing photos with other players online.
  • Nice Hat: All boys have a black cap they wear backwards, and all girls have an orange sun visor. The boys pin their Research Team Badge onto their cap upon receiving it from Prof. Mirror.
  • Non-Action Guy: Your duty is to photograph Pokémon for research, rather than catch and/or train them.
  • Tights Under Shorts: The girls wear striped tights under shorts, which adds to their outdoorsy feel.

Professor Mirror (Professor Kagami)

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Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese), Ben Lepley (English)

The professor who set up the "Laboratory of Ecology and Natural Sciences" (also known as L.E.N.S.) in the Lental region, hoping to study what he calls the "Illumina Phenomenon" only present there.


  • Absent-Minded Professor: He's excitable and constantly lost in thought.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He's a near-textbook case of ADHD, with his tendency to dart from place to place or change topics easily, not noticing when people are speaking to him, and difficulty concentrating on the matter at hand.
  • Genius Ditz: He's rather terrible at socializing, has no idea what snow is like, and during the ending, can't for the life of him figure out that the protagonist met Xerneas because they love Pokémon. This has to be spelled out for him. He just says that it's one study he's never read.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: He constantly has goggles hanging from his neck, but never covering his eyes.
  • Idiot Hair: One of his locks prominently sticks up and he tends to be rather excitable.
  • Super OCD: He is very much obsessed with his research that Rita notes he doesn't sleep for days.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gets a little upset about everyone else testing the NEO-ONE's beta shrink function without his approval.

Rita

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Voiced by: Manami Numakura (Japanese), Anairis Quiñones (English)

Professor Mirror's assistant.


  • Cuteness Proximity: Tends to give you LenTalk requests for cute Pokemon in even cuter poses.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Has them as her signature style.
  • Number Two: Mirror frequently leaves her in charge of giving the player tutorials on new equipment.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Unless the player character is a girl, she's the only human girl of the team.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Rita's overall looks vaguely resemble Goodra's: from the girlish pigtails to the colors. She does put a request to take a picture of a Goodra getting excited to see some Clefairy dancing, but she doesn't say anything regarding her resemblance to it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair in pigtails.

Phil (Phill)

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Voiced by: Makoto Koichi (Japanese), Erica Mendez (English)

A young kid who wants to be the assistant to the photographer assisting Prof. Mirror's study.


  • Anime Hair: The tips make a note of his spiky shonen-style hair.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He seems to be a mild nuisance to the team, judging by his rude demeanor and tendency to interrupt people when they’re talking.
  • Friendly Rival: He's initially worried that the Player is trying to steal their mentor from him, but after Todd permits him to join the ecological survey, he calms down and becomes quite encouraging.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Claims to be Todd's best disciple, and often claims he'll take better pictures than you. He never follows up on this, however.
  • Tag Along Kid: Though he claims he's Todd's best disciple, Todd reveals Phil simply showed up one day and declared himself that. Todd doesn't wholeheartedly agree that Phil is his disciple, but he can't help feeling touched by Phil's eagerness anyway.

Captain Vince

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An explorer from a hundred years ago, who left records of his adventures in the Lental region.

Alternative Title(s): New Pokemon Snap

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