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How to take a snapshot in Pokemon Go

Snapshots allow trainers to click pictures of their Pokemon in real-life. Here’s a quick guide on taking snapshots in Pokemon Go.

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Pokemon Go snapshots of Hoothoot, Jessie, and James

Snapshots in Pokemon Go combine the virtual world of Pokemon with reality by placing Pokemon in real-life sceneries. Here’s how you can take snapshots in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go took the internet by storm because for the first time ever, fans could go out and catch Pokemon like an actual trainer. Features like snapshots make the experience even better, as they show how your favorite Pokemon would look in the real world.

Players love taking snapshots of the Pokemon they adore the most. Most of the time, these include their Shiny Pokemon, Shadow Pokemon, and Legendary Pokemon.

Learning how to take a snapshot in Pokemon Go is essential not just for leisure, but also for completing research tasks. With this guide, you’ll be able to take snapshots of your buddy Pokemon, the Pokemon you’ve caught, and even wild Pokemon.

Pikachu watching snapshots of other Pokemon like Dratini and Seedot

How to use the snapshots feature in Pokemon Go

Your device must support the AR feature to take snapshots in Pokemon Go. The minimum requirements for the same are:

  • iOS – iPhone 6 and above with iOS 11 or above.
  • Android – Devices with Android 7.0 and should be compatible with ARCore.

Assuming that your device meets these requirements, here’s how you can take different types of snapshots in Pokemon Go.

Snapshots of Pokemon caught

Follow these steps to take a snapshot of a Pokemon that you’ve caught:

  1. Launch Pokemon Go and tap on the Pokeball icon in the middle.
  2. Select the Pokemon option which should open the list of all the Pokemon you’ve caught.
  3. Search for and select the Pokemon that you want to take a snapshot of. This should open the Pokemon’s menu that showcases their CP, stats, and moves, among other things.
  4. Click on the camera icon in the top-right corner to open the AR mode.
  5. If you’re using AR+, you can choose the perfect spot to place your Pokemon and tap on the camera icon in the middle to take a snapshot.
  6. For players who do not have AR+, the Pokemon will be automatically placed on a surface.
Hisuian Growlithe and Weavile near a beach

Snapshots of Wild Pokemon

Follow these steps to take a snapshot of wild Pokemon in Pokemon Go:

  1. Launch Pokemon Go and start walking. Wild Pokemon should randomly start appearing near your character.
  2. Tap on the wild Pokemon you want to take a snapshot of.
  3. Enable the AR mode from the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Look for moving bushes once your camera opens. Click on them to bring out the wild Pokemon and tap on the camera icon in the middle to take a snapshot.

Snapshots of Buddy Pokemon

Follow these steps to take a snapshot of your buddy Pokemon in Pokemon Go:

  1. Launch Pokemon Go and tap on your buddy Pokemon. The icon for it is located in the bottom-left corner of the screen beside your name, level, and trainer’s face.
  2. In the buddy Pokemon menu, simply tap on your buddy to enable AR mode.
  3. Find a flat surface to place the buddy Pokemon in AR+ settings.
  4. Click on the camera icon in between to take a snapshot.
Eevee Pokemon jumping next to a player

At times, wild Pokemon or Jessie and James photobomb your Pokemon Go snapshots which, to be fair, is not a bad thing. You can save, share, and delete your snapshots as well.


This was everything to know about snapshots in Pokemon Go. For more Pokemon content, check out how to beat Arlo in Pokemon Go, how to beat Giovanni in Pokemon Go, and how to get Stardust in Pokemon Go.

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Apex Legends

Apex Legends players call for removal of Arenas in Season 14

Apex Legends players are calling for Arenas to be removed from the game in Season 14 as they address the lack of support for the mode.

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Arenas in Apex Legends

The Apex Legends community is speaking out about the lack of support the 3v3 Arenas mode has received in recent updates, calling for it to be removed in Season 14.

Apex Legends Season 14 has had a very successful launch, bringing a heap of players to the game thanks to exciting new content such as Vantage and Kings Canyon overhauled.

It’s clear that Apex Legends isn’t going anywhere, with Dr Disrespect explaining why he believes the BR isn’t close to dying out, but players are disappointed and now calling for the removal of Arenas.

While it isn’t the most popular mode, Arenas does have a fan base who are disappointed with the lack of support the mode has seen in recent updates, especially Season 14.

Apex Legends content creator and community figure Thordan Smash took to Twitter to discuss this lack of support, believing that Respawn should remove Arenas in favor of another game mode.

Thordan feels that Arenas should be removed for solos, TDM, or even Control, feeling as if Arenas is no longer “fun.”

The devs have already confirmed that Control will not be permanent anytime soon, but it will be returning at some point as an LTM.

Players in the comments seem to be in agreement with Thordan Smash, with a user saying that Arenas should either be removed, revamped, change, or replaced with other game modes:

“Been saying this for awhile I think they should either remove the mode, revamp it or Change the overall structure, or at the very least add other casual game modes and take arenas out for one season to work on improving its playability.”

While not everyone in the comments agrees that it should be removed, many agree that the mode deserves more attention. One comment even said, “I enjoy Arenas, but I wish it got some TLC and adjustments…it needs work for sure.”

We’ll have to wait and see what happens with Arenas in the future, but until then, check out our review of Apex Legends Season 14.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Apex Legends Season 14 review: Respawn hunt issues with welcomed change

Apex Legends Season 14 has officially arrived, and Respawn have decided to freshen the game up with a variety of welcomed changes.

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The Apex Legends Season 14 has been well received among the community, bringing a positive buzz and increase in popularity for Respawn’s Battle Royale as they introduce mass change.

Apex Legends players have had some time to enjoy the new Season 14 update, which has brought a plethora of new content and changes to refresh the Battle Royale.

In the previous season, the popularity of Apex was in decline and players were slightly disappointed with the lack of content and meta changes. Having said that, it seems the community’s experience with Season 13 has influenced the Season 14 update.

With that said, let’s get into our review of Season 14, as it seems the update has brought some excitement back to Apex Legends, despite some minor improvements still being needed.

Apex Legends Season 14 review

Vantage and Echo bring the fun

vantage in apex legends

The Apex Legends Season 14 Legend, Vantage, has introduced a fun and exciting way to play the Battle Royale. Most FPS gamers tend to enjoy a bit of sniping every so often, as the devastating power of the weapon category can make for satisfying gameplay.

This ethos is essentially the idea behind Vantage, as her sniper-focused kit provides unique and exciting gameplay opportunities that players seem to be enjoying according to the Season 14 pick rates.

Combined with the sniper gameplay, her bat companion, Echo, also makes for some great gameplay moments, as Vantage can order Echo around the map and jump to its location.

Both the Sniper’s Mark and Echo Relocation abilities compliment each other extremely well and having the mobility option also means that Vantage can compete with the meta, which is dominated by Legends who have quick relocation/escape tools.

King’s Canyon refreshed with Relic and more

apex legends kings canyon relic poi season 14

With the Season 14 update, Kings Canyon finally returned to the map rotation, but with some pretty drastic changes.

First off, the brand-new Relic POI is a great location for players to drop hot and battle it out, much like its predecessor, Skulltown. Unlike the chaotic experience that was Skulltown, Relic is more open and provides many more opportunities for players to get loot in the area.

Having said that, it still provides the thrill and excitement of Skulltown, giving players a great POI to land at if they wish to engage right off drop.

Further, Kings Canyon has also had many more minor changes which have greatly helped the map’s flow. Choke points and various other rotations have been tweaked so that players can predict enemy movements better. These changes have helped Kings Canyon become a more formulated experience rather than third-party central.

Buffs & nerfs bring a much-needed meta shift

Caustic holding mug up in apex legends

Apex Legends Season 14 saw a heap of changes in the patch notes, including a variety of buffs and nerfs to both Legends and weapons. Prior to this season, players had been calling for the devs to bring a drastic meta change, and so far, it seems the devs have delivered.

The buffs to Mad Maggie have brought huge ramifications to the overall Legend meta, as Maggie is now an extremely good counter to Gibraltar and various other defensive Legends.

The Valkyrie nerfs have tamed the incredibly popular Recon Legend, bringing her back in line with the rest. Further, the buff to Newcastle has also increased the Legend output greatly, now possessing arguably the best revive in the game.

Weapons saw some pretty huge changes as well, with the Spitfire and Wingman both changing weapon categories. The overall balancing and RNG for weapons found in floor loot feels a lot better than last season, which will have also been influenced by the Replicator and Care Package changes.

Overall, the changes to both weapons and Legends have brought a healthy shift in the meta, giving rise to the more underused Legends in the game and also giving players a reason to use a wider range of Legends thanks to buffs and nerfs.

Verdict 8/10


Despite minor issues with glitches and bugs, Apex Legends Season 14 is a refreshing update that brings fun and excitement back to Respawn’s Battle Royale. The devs are clearly listening to the community as well, providing a wanted quality of life change, ranked changes, and offering more than one way to play with the new Battle Pass challenges.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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New FIFA 23 FUT Hero cards revealed: Yaya Toure, Mascherano, Forlan

FUT Hero cards are set to return as an exciting item in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team mode. Here’s a look at the players confirmed so far.

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Ultimate Team fans will once again have the opportunity to utilize FUT Hero cards in FIFA 23 after they made their debut in FIFA 22. Here’s a list of all the FUT Hero cards confirmed to arrive in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 will be the final game of the franchise to include the FIFA branding before EA shifts to EA Sports FC. Fans have high expectations for the game that will bring an end to the partnership’s dominant era.

While FIFA 23 is set to introduce new features like World Cup content and crossplay support, Ultimate Team fans will be happy to know that some returning features will also appear in FIFA 23.

One of these returning features is none other than FUT Hero cards. Here’s everything you need to know about FUT Hero cards in FIFA 23.

What are FUT Hero cards in FIFA 23

FUT Hero cards were a new introduction in FIFA 22 and the concept is meant to highlight incredible players of the past who never quite reached icon status.

EA picked a set of players that shared a common characteristic of leadership and respect for the clubs they played for.

These Hero items are special cards in FUT as they utilize unique chemistry attributes. They offer league-specific chemistry and provide a green club link to any player within the same league.

FIFA 23 confirmed FUT Hero cards

While EA have yet to announce every new FIFA 23 FUT Hero, they have revealed the first few stars from the Premier League and LaLiga that will show up.

Here’s a full list of expected FIFA 23 FUT Hero players, with new cards marked in bold.

PlayerPositionLeagueNationRating
Abedi PeleCAMLigue 1 Uber EatsGhana89
Fernando MorientesSTLa Liga SantanderSpain89
Jurgen KohlerCBBundesligaGermany89
Mario GomezSTBundesligaGermany88
Antonio Di NataleSTSerie AItaly88
Diego MilitoSTSerie AArgentina88
Jorge CamposGKLiga BBVAMexico87
Ivan CordobaCBSerie AColombia87
Joe ColeCAMPremier LeagueEngland87
Jerzy DudekGKPremier LeaguePoland86
Freddie LjungbergRMPremier LeagueSweden86
Aleksandr MostovoiCAMLa Liga SantanderRussia86
Ole Gunnar SolskjaerSTPremier LeagueNorway86
Robbie KeaneSTPremier LeagueIreland86
Sami Al-JaberSTMBS Pro LeagueSaudi Arabia86
Tim CahillSTPremier LeagueAustralia85
Clint DempseyLM/CF/STMLSUSA85
Lars RickenCM/CAMBundesligaGermany85
Yaya ToureCMPremier LeagueIvory CoastTBC
Park Ji-sungCMPremier LeagueSouth KoreaTBC
Ricardo CarvalhoCBPremier LeaguePortugalTBC
Claudio MarchisioCMSerie AItalyTBC
Landon DonovanCFMLSUSATBC
Javier MascheranoCDMLaLigaArgentinaTBC
Rafael MarquezCBLaLigaMexicoTBC
LucioCBSerie ABrazilTBC
Diego ForlanSTLaLigaUruguayTBC

So far, Yaya Toure, Park Ji-sung, Ricardo Carvalho, Landon Donovan, Javier Mascherano, Rafael Marquez, Lucio, and Diego Forlan have been confirmed, but we’re expecting plenty more to be revealed ahead of September 30.

It’s also safe to assume that every FIFA 22 Hero will return, as EA look to double down on the feature this year.

FIFA 23 leaked Hero cards

Although only a handful of FIFA 23 Heroes have been officially revealed, plenty more have been leaked ahead of time.

Leakers have been slowly revealing the new names we could see in FIFA 23, and there could be some fan favorites on the way. In addition, some players like Nakata and Okocha are rumored to be downgraded from Icons to Heroes in FIFA 23.

We’ve put together all of the leaked FIFA 23 FUT Heroes we’ve seen so far below:

PlayerPositionLeagueNationPredicted Rating
Peter CrouchSTPremier LeagueEngland89
Diego SimeoneCDMLa Liga SantanderArgentina89
Dirk KuytSTPremier LeagueNetherlands89
Joan CapdevilaLBLa Liga SantanderSpain89
Tomas BrolinRWSerie ASweden89
Hidetoshi NakataRMSerie AJapan89
Jay-Jay OkochaRMPremier LeagueNigeria89

How to get free FUT Hero cards in FIFA 23

FIFA 23 pre-order Ultimate Edition

Players will receive a free untradeable World Cup Hero card if they pre-order the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23 before August 21.

FIFA 23 players will have the opportunity to secure a free FUT Hero card to add to their Ultimate Team squads in November. However, you’ll only receive a free untradeable World Cup Hero card if you pre-order FIFA 23 early, so don’t forget this requirement.


For more news, check out how FIFA 23 players are fearful that Ultimate Team SBCs will be a nightmare to complete.

Image Credit: EA Sports

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