When you make it to the actual site, you’ll be shown an overview of the Lental region and you’ll see eight different icons on the map. By “visiting,” as it were, the eight icons on the map, you’ll earn My Nintendo Points. From left to right across the map above, they are the Nature Park, Nighttime, the Desert, the Jungle, “Using Items,” the Beach, “Photodex & Album,” and Daytime.
In the Nature Park part of the map, you’ll be given a brief glimpse of what to expect there in a quick, 10-second video. The Nature Park is exactly what it sounds like: a beautiful, natural park with Pokemon like Bouffalant, Taillow, and Swanna freely roaming about.After viewing the video, you’ll be brought to a landing page with four unique photos that show some of the things players can expect to encounter in the game such as a Grookey and a Pichu playing together, a Florges waiving at the camera, and more.
Be sure to click each photo to watch a quick video showcasing how that photo was captured in the game. After checking out each of the four photos, you can then take a photo or upload your own to the site. The site will then automatically apply a website-exclusive frame based on that part of the map to your photo, at which point, you’re free to save and share said photo on social media.
In the Nighttime section of the map, you’ll encounter Pokemon doing some unique “nighttime” activities, such as a Lyrcanroc howling in the night. It’s here that you’ll likely learn about the hidden trivia questions scattered about the site — we were asked how many forms of Lycanroc are in the game here.
Each of the other named areas of the map like the Nature Park, the Desert, the Jungle, the Beach, and Daytime feature the same kind of setup: a quick video introducing this part of the map, four photos showcasing what players can expect to see there, and a button to grab the photo frame for that area.
Two of the icons on the map — “Using Items” and “Photodex & Album” — led to the more informational pages of the site. The “Using Items” page had quick explainers for how items like Fluffruit, Illumina Orbs, and Melodies work in the game.
The “Photodex & Album” page explains the game’s many mechanics related specifically to your photo captures such as the ability to edit them by adjusting blur, focus size, focal point, brightness, and more. The videos here also demonstrate how players can add filters, stickers, and frames to each of their photos as well as how photos are rated in the game based on the pose, size, direction, placement, whether another Pokemon is present in the capture, and the background of the photo.You can check out all of this and more for yourself by going to ExploreLental.com, which is now live. Be sure to check out this New Pokemon Snap overview trailer after that and then check out our list of every Pokemon confirmed in New Pokemon Snap.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.