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  • Accidental Innuendo: "Press A to do it!" ProtonJon had some fun with this during NCS's playthrough of the game:
    Jon: Sit in that car! Do it! There's some horses! Don't do it; that's gross!
  • "Common Knowledge": It's not uncommon to see people who assume that Todd's initial appearance in the anime (the episodes "Pokémon Paparazzi", "The Ultimate Test", and "The Breeding Center Secret") were done in order to promote the game's release. In fact, Todd's appearance in the anime predated Pokémon Snap's release by 8 months (with the gap potentially being even larger had the "Pokémon Shock" incident not delayed the episodes from airing), which would suggest that Todd was originally created specifically for the anime.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Check the main page.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Wonderful!"Explanation 
    • "You were close!"Explanation 
    • "CHAAAAR!"Explanation 
  • Nightmare Fuel:
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    • The Charizardnote , at the end of the Volcano level. Throw something on it, and it'll try to Flamethrower you.
    • The Gyarados at the Valley's mid point is known to scare many players, especially due to how it suddenly comes out of the waterfall roaring.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Pokémon needing to always be centered in the picture to score the most points is looked down upon as certain pictures could end up looking a lot better depending on different angles that the Pokémon picture was taken. This is especially annoying when trying to take pictures of Magneton as there is a large gap in the center of the Pokemon which makes centering the Pokémon on the photo while still retaining the bonus rather tricky.
  • That One Sidequest:
    • Since Zubat are so fast and small, it's really difficult to take a picture of them, let alone a good one.
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    • Goldeen is one of the hardest Pokémon to get a good picture of due to how quick it jumps in-and-out of the water during the Valley course. Dratini is also loathed for similar reasons, especially because it's so slender.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The game utilizing only 63 of the original 151 Pokémon (67 if you include the Pokémon cameos in the Signs) is seen as a major disappointment for not going the full potential of the Kanto roster, and contributed to the main problem as to why the game was so short.
  • Vindicated by History: The number one complaint about this game upon release by fans, next to It's Short, So It Sucks!? It's not like Pokémon Red and Blue. Fast forward over a decade later, and everyone was talking about how Pokémon Snap 2 for Wii U would be a perfect fit. A Snap-like minigame was present in 2016's Pokémon Sun and Moon, and a full-on new installment for the Nintendo Switch was announced in June 2020 and was released in April 2021.

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