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Monthly Pokémon GO AR Photo Showcase: January 2019

Monthly Pokémon GO AR Photo Showcase: January 2019

As Pokémon GO advances within the area of AR know-how, it solely is sensible that Trainers worldwide develop into increasingly interactive in the best way they play. A part of this isn’t solely being a Pokémon Coach however being an AR Photographer as properly.

All through this previous month, Trainers worldwide have gone out to photograph Pokémon within the wild. Together with these pictures, they’ve introduced again a narrative to inform. On this article, we’ll check out these Pictures, the tales behind them, and the Trainers who took them. These are their pictures, these are their tales.

With out additional ado, let’s check out January’s AR Photograph Showcase!

On this phase, we check out the AR Pictures and tales submitted by your fellow Trainers.

A Blazing Sight

“Molten lava persistently spewed and bubbled across the Volcano Pokémon because it stood on the sting of the fiery volcano, staring in the direction of the setting solar. Entei was one majestic Pokémon, a blazing one with a coronary heart of fireside. The stench of magma and the tang of smoke created a very distinctive fragrance of the forces of nature. Roaring proudly to point out the world who was the chief, Entei triggered the vat of magma to dribble sluggishly down the aspect of the volcano. Abruptly, a flash of sunshine illuminated Entei’s imaginative and prescient. A coach had snapped an image of the legendary Pokémon, digital camera in a single hand, trekking pole within the different. Entei, extremely insulted, roared with the quantity of a volcano erupting as lava flew from the highest of the one he was standing on, scaring the photographer away. The coach had deeply enraged Entei, and that was completely lethal. When Entei turned indignant, so did the volcano. Quickly, pyroclastic move and a rainstorm of ash can be coming to devastate the close by city…”

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Photographer: DaS.W.A.T.DawgGO

Eager Inexperienced

“Once I tried out lens flares with Pokémon GO AR photographs for the primary time in a follow photoshoot, this was my private favourite out of all the apply photographs. I made a decision to do this as a result of I knew I needed one thing inexperienced to photograph Celebi towards earlier than I caught it. I really like the impact I created: Celebi seems to be like a proud inexperienced magician in a inexperienced highlight displaying off with inexperienced sparkles after performing a inexperienced magic trick. I’m undoubtedly eager on all this inexperienced!”

Location: Alabama, United States

Photographer: Jaylahcag

Worry of the Darkish

“Typically I’m out of concepts on how I would like my AR image to end up. Simply have no idea what I ought to do with it. No inspiration, so to talk. On this image, I performed round with the perform referred to as ‘saturation’. From a very boring pic with no feeling in it, into this.”

Location: Karlstad, Sweden

Photographer: Bejemannen

Skilled Tamer

“Final month we noticed Deoxys studying how one can experience bulls, one of many many native creatures which are ample on this a part of the nation. As soon as it mastered this artwork and polished his method, it was prepared to use its information on taming different animals. Its subsequent goal was a colourful cow that was close by.”

Location: Osorno, Chile

Photographer: Prof. Mozz

Keep Conscious of Your Environment!

“On the primary day we turned trainers, Professor Willow requested us to recollect being alert always and keep conscious of our environment. Years have handed and we now have gathered lots of expertise but we nonetheless go about our day with out taking note of what’s round us. This photograph displays that: one unsuspecting coach was monitoring down a Pokémon he has not but registered whereas Kyogre was about to make use of Surf on him… and it was tremendous efficient!”

Location: Osorno, Chile

Photographer: Prof. Mozz

Behind the Stars!

“I walked down the road at night time, grinding stardust for the Boulder Cup, when approaching probably the most lovely mild of the area. I needed to take a bokéhmon photograph! The lights seem like a Swift assault! That’s why Starmie was the right mannequin to photograph as a result of it’s certainly one of his signature strikes!”

Location: Aarschot

Photographer: LUGIAxMASTER21

Keep Away From the Water

“As I jogged in the direction of the cove for my every day train, I noticed the fog begin to roll in. It appeared a bit stormy, which is uncommon for San Diego, however I made a decision to jump over to the sting of the cove and get some ocean photographs. As I appeared down I noticed there was rather more than a storm coming our method. The very last thing I keep in mind was getting the shot, yelling to get out of the water, and reserving it the opposite approach!”

Location: California, United States

Photographer: PKMNsnaps

Torkoal Enjoying within the Rain

“Earlier than we left Yangon I visited the Shwedagon Pagoda one final time. It was a wet day, so there have been so much fewer individuals there. Strolling with my chilly moist ft I discovered the Regional Pokémon Torkoal having fun with the primary raindrops of the storm. The Shwedagon Pagoda is crucial Buddhist constructing in the entire nation of Myanmar. The primary pagoda is roofed in 60 tons of pure gold and has a number of jewel decorations with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and extra, of wonderful sizes.”

Location: Yangon, Myanmar

Photographer: PeloPoGO

Pokémon Studio GO

“For almost 11 years now I’ve lived with persistent ache. Fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle, and nerve injury; to call a number of of the issues. More often than not I handle to reside with the circumstances fairly properly however typically it’s not really easy. I’ve obtained many methods to assist me via, one among which is using the fitness center to attempt to hold my muscular tissues from collapsing on themselves. Regardless of all this, I work as a portrait photographer and dance instructor. Lately I used to be educating at an enormous occasion and broken my Achilles. This left me unable to stroll and get out alone to play Pokémon or take AR footage. Not with the ability to stroll meant I wasn’t capable of train which had brought on all my different issues to flare up and left me feeling fairly garbage. Whereas housebound and going out of my thoughts I used to be in my residence photographic studio having a mess around, once I opened Pokémon GO. I considered how cool it will be to have the ability to photograph Pokémon within the studio, so I set the Pokémon up, coated my telephone with my backdrop and photographed him.”

Location: United Kingdom

Photographer: Pokegosnaps123

Surfs Up

“The information traveled of the Pokémon studio and we had a really thrilling customer from the Alolan area! It was an expertise working in a photographic studio with a overseas species and studying about an entire new tradition. Alolan Raichu was an awesome visitor despite the fact that I did have to inform him my studio was not a skate park!”

Location: United Kingdom

Photographer: Pokegosnaps123


“I’ve simply began getting again into AR images. December was a busy month for me and I wasn’t in the perfect mindset, to be trustworthy. Type of feeling down and freaking out concerning the future as a result of I wasn’t the place I needed to be in life. Nevertheless, I’ve been making an attempt to remain constructive and searching up and began doing what makes me completely satisfied once more. Images is a interest of mine that I’m actually keen about and I hope to get higher at it in the future. To maintain my artistic juices flowing, AR images actually challenges me to take my topic and make them come really alive. Like this Machamp, I’m going to grow to be one of the best me this yr and turn out to be a Machampion!”

Location: Maryland, United States

Photographer: AdaEnchilada

In-duck-strial Revolution

“On the creaky harbor, stood a Golduck staring into the open world. I used to be strolling off to go fishing once I observed the blue creature, eyes vast open, wanting on the market. He appeared to be targeted in town on the opposite aspect of the deep, darkish ocean. The sundown was glowing ever so brightly, as I waved my hand in entrance of his beak. Nothing.”

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Photographer: EatzaPIZZA123

Toto-ly Superior!

“As I ran down the lengthy extensive seashore sand was being kicked up like a path behind me. I might make out a cheerful, chappy blue determine within the distance. It appeared that him, too, was rampaging with the sand. The cheeky grin on his face was so large, it appeared as if he have been the happiest Pokémon round. For all we all know he in all probability was!”

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Photographer: EatzaPIZZA123

Alolan Browsing

“I used to be enjoying within the morning throughout my exercise. I performed and defeated this Raid boss as a Solo participant. After defeating it, I received the prospect to catch this naughty surfer. I acquired 12 Premium balls to catch. Nevertheless, I managed to catch him on the final ball. OMG! It was very troublesome to take this photograph, as he was shifting an excessive amount of.”

Location: Ahmedabad, India

Photographer: pokehunter79

My Staff

“Once I met the sport and began enjoying, I selected my workforce. I used to be already hooked on yellow, however once I noticed the majestic fowl that was the image of Intuition, I used to be enchanted and I had no doubts. Intuition was my staff, and Zapdos is my Favourite Legendary Pokémon!”

Location: Paraná, Brasil

Photographer: Jehh Lino


“A wild Beedrill is a uncommon factor today so I felt the necessity to make this edit additional particular. Pinmissle was all the time such a cool wanting transfer within the anime collection and I attempted my greatest to duplicate that on this edit. I even made a tutorial on how I made this edit with nothing however apps on my telephone.”

Location: California, United States

Photographer: PopPunkPokemonYT


“Strolling via the neighborhood on my option to a raid, this man simply popped up out of nowhere! I don’t know what occurred. Let’s simply say I took this photograph and ran! I didn’t need to be Pokéfood! I assume I used to be the place I shouldn’t be. Subsequent time I’ll keep away from this previous cemetery!”

Location: Kentucky, United States

Photographer: Jami Guess

Deep Sea Encounters

“Deep in a marine trench, you could possibly see a wild Kyogre when you’re fortunate. Discovering a shiny Kyogre having fun with the chilly waters of the deepest ends of the ocean is likely one of the hardest encounters you possibly can have. That is my second time trying the Minimon method, nevertheless, this time I added just a little one thing of creativity to transform a full black background to a deep sea look. This gave me a pure really feel of what it might seem like to take an image of a Pokémon in such deep waters. As a scuba diver, the floating spots within the water have been a should to make it extra real looking together with a blue filter.”

Location: Querétaro, México

Photographer: PeloPoGO

Snow Pooch

“After getting the heaviest snow the Washington, DC space had seen since 2016, I used to be out catching some late night time Pokémon once I snuck up on this Poochyena eyeing one thing shifting within the bushes. He was as frozen as the environment however able to dart into the bush.”

Location: Maryland, United States

Photographer: MingusGriswald


“It was Feebas Day and I had deliberate a location for an AR image. I had been attempting to find 40 minutes once I reached the situation. Once I acquired there, I claimed a reward and it was shiny! Good Timing! I’m proud of how the shot turned out (particularly the positioning of the Feebas). The shot was future!”

Location: xBetaStep

Photographer: England, United Kingdom

Let’s get again to the fundamentals of AR Images, it’s time to take a look at the uncooked, unfiltered, and unedited AR Pictures that your fellow Trainers have taken.


“It was my 10th birthday and I used to be thrilled to start out my journey to be the perfect there ever was. This majestic magnificence adorned the sky for a second earlier than disappearing off into the space. If I didn’t have my trusty digital camera on me, I’m positive nobody would consider my story.”

Location: England, United Kingdom

Photographer: AdamAaargh

Perhaps It’s As a result of I’m a Londoner

“I had a day of enjoyable in London over the past comedian con. I had got down to catch all of the letters with a purpose to spell out LONDON. It was enjoyable! The toughest a part of this was the climate. It was round 2-Three levels and really windy on the time, I walked 28Km that day. I used to be tremendous exhausted however fairly happy with the outcomes.”

Location: England, United Kingdom

Photographer: IshHatchum

Pier’s Finish

“I hoped for a shiny Lugia in my analysis breakthrough, it might have made extra sense on this scene with the water as it’s a diving Pokémon. However it was nonetheless a welcomed shock to see a Ho-Oh shining within the solar by the water. The Ho-Oh right here is on the very finish of a pier by some seashores.”

Location: Canterbury, New Zealand

Photographer: Annab280

Photograph Priss

“I heard rustling behind the bush off the strolling path at my native park so I made a decision to have a look. Once I walked across the bush I discovered the prissiest Buneary EVER! She was dancing about within the leaves taking imaginary selfies so I requested if I might take a number of pics… I used to be there for hours! What a enjoyable Pokémon to photograph.”

Location: Georgia, United States

Photographer: BIGhutch1986

Why, Howdy There!

“I used to be strolling this winding path at some point once I felt a tug at my leg… once I seemed down it was a spinda stumbling alongside the path beside me. Unsure of what else to do, I took out my digital camera and snapped a couple of pics… he was proud of that selection as he walked with me for the remainder of the day!”

Location: Georgia, United States

Photographer: BIGhutch1986

Lugia and Patchy Skies

“Final yr, as Ho-oh and Lugia have been re-released for less than three days, none of which I might raid in, I used to be dismayed. I hoped that one month of 2019 would function Lugia because the Particular Analysis Pokémon and one other would function Ho-oh because the Particular Analysis Pokémon. Certainly sufficient, January and February have been introduced to have Ho-oh and Lugia as Particular Analysis Pokémon… but when they weren’t featured in the best way that I had hoped for: They have been in a pool with all the earlier Analysis Breakthrough Legendaries. My hopes of ringing within the new yr with a brand new Pokédex entry, Lugia’s (which was additionally the final legendary I wanted earlier than Celebi) and the Hoenn Dex, was just about dashed. Beforehand in December, I had hoped to get at the very least another Zapdos and Raikou, which I’ve fewer of than I ought to as a result of I couldn’t raid for them once they have been bosses or persistently attain PokéStops once they have been Analysis Breakthrough Legendaries. Not solely did I not encounter both of them in December, however I encountered two Moltres, which I already had an extra of. With my luck, I might find yourself with 4 extra Moltres however no Lugia or Ho-oh in January and February. Once I opened my first January Particular Analysis field, nevertheless, I acquired the best New Yr present: A Lugia, which I wanted — and look, it appeared simply as completely satisfied to see me as I used to be to see it! The patchy sky with its various blue, white and silver tones to each match and distinction Lugia add much more magnificence to the event. Comfortable New Yr from Lugia and I!”

Location: Alabama, United States

Photographer: Jaylahcag

Lens Flare

“Breaking into an deserted place just isn’t a factor I’d often advocate, but when the place itself can give you one thing particular, it might be value a shot. The deserted home I went to is understood for its loopy view over the ocean, coupled with beautiful sunsets. It was the right place to take footage of the Legendary Moltres. I used to be so busy making an attempt to get the location proper that I solely observed the gorgeous lens flare on one of many footage after I acquired house. It turned out that this particular home had a bit of extra to supply than the typical deserted constructing.”

Location: Mt. Lebanon, Lebanon

Photographer: Will-O-wisp

Rising Above All

“I obtained this Pokémon in January’s subject analysis activity. I accomplished my analysis stamp and unlocked the rewards. Instantly, I observed the dawn after which I checked out my Moltres. It was then that I made a decision to seize this second. It appeared like Moltres was rising with the Solar.”

Location: Ahmedabad, India

Photographer: pokehunter79

The Subsequent Miss America!

“Whereas searching Finneon alongside the Nationwide Mall, my fiancé and I have been excited to have discovered a wild Lapras. It was a brand new Pokédex entry for her and she or he received actually excited. As she took her time catching hers I crossed the small path fence to snap this superb shot of Lapras with the monuments within the background. Our hunt was additionally profitable and we discovered Finneon!”

Location: District of Colombia, United States

Photographer: TrainerHiro5225

Professor Caterpie

“Nicely, Caterpie was bored hanging round in my Pokéball once more and determined to return out throughout work to take an in depth take a look at what I used to be doing once more… after displaying me some superb expertise at analyzing some plans, it stayed proper by my aspect for the remainder of the day to assist me get the job accomplished! What a intelligent little Professor Caterpie I’ve there!”

Location: Berlin, Germany

Photographer: Cros1s

Sky-high Flying

“Do you keep in mind the well-known first Episode of the Pokémon Anime? This shot jogs my memory of Ho-Oh flying away from Ash with everybody questioning what that lovely factor was… it wasn’t deliberate to appear to be that, however after urgent the button the thought got here to my thoughts immediately! Bye legendary creature, might I see you once more at some point!”

Location: Berlin, Germany

Photographer: Cros1s

Crete’s Sea-side Swim

“I used to be on the seashore at Chania, Crete on a sunny day. I used to be enjoying Pokémon GO till I noticed an Eevee that I assumed would make a pleasant photograph with AR+ so I took the image, it was able to swim within the lovely sea of Crete however it didn’t get to swim… as a result of I caught it!!”

Location: Crete, Greece

Photographer: Xfjkfd

This phase highlights the Pictures taken by our very personal AR Masters, people who we’ve got deemed to be elite within the area of AR Images.

Snowy Sableye

“I used to be on my solution to meet up with my pal and do a couple of raids once I noticed a Sableye in entrance of my home. I kinda needed to make it seem like he was making an attempt to throw snow at me or leap out of the snow. Whereas I used to be modifying I clicked the mistaken factor and it become that, I needed to make the gems stand out much more however I really like the way it turned out”

Location:  Connecticut, United States

AR Grasp: Rogue

Let’s Go, Pikachu!

“It was Risaharada97 on Instagram who acquired the thought to combine Pokémon GO with Let’s Go. He photographed his Eevee in Pokémon GO subsequent to his Nintendo Change whereas having Let’s Go operating within the background. I assumed this concept was so intelligent, I needed to do my very own model on Let’s Go Pikachu! In all probability one of many hardest pictures I’ve taken relating to timing and placement!”

Location: Belgium

AR Grasp: Ash Ketzchup

Legend of the Rainbow Hero

“I had simply watched the reboot film, ‘I Select You!’ a number of days earlier than opening my Area Analysis Breakthrough field. When my encounter turned out to be Ho-Oh, I knew instantly what I needed to do. Making the Rainbow Wing was truly the toughest a part of this entire photograph. Though getting Ho-Oh positioned to be flying out in the direction of the ocean by the cliff’s edge was no straightforward process, both. However in the long run, all my arduous work got here along with a big dose of excellent luck to provide me what could be my favourite photograph.”

Location: Hawaii, United States

AR Grasp: Ryusui

The Chilly Perspective

“Unbelievable! I’m getting off work early in the present day. Perhaps I can attempt that new legendary in Pokémon GO! That Arctic Vortex is pushing some chilly air down South interrupting an in any other case average day… I’m bundling as much as head outdoors. Whew! It’s chilly and BRIGHT. I’m placing on my shades and whoosh, a gust of frigid air knocks my glasses to the bottom and there’s a big… Dragon?! It simply stands in visitors. I snap an image with my Pokédex; a Palkia! Perhaps it’s misplaced? I gotta discover some berries!”

Location: North Carolina, United States

AR Grasp: Craxed

Placing the ‘Sno’ in Snorunt

“It was the final day of the Christmas occasion, this little blue woman popped up. I figured it was the identical Snorunt I snapped within the river mattress a couple of days prior, nevertheless it had been so chilly that she turned from yellow to blue. She’s now heat and protected in my Pokémon assortment”

Location: England, United Kingdom

AR Grasp: Earloflemongrab_

To spotlight the range in AR Images, Professor Willow has tasked our AR Masters with some particular Photograph Analysis. Final month Professor Willow requested the AR Masters to exit within the wild and Photograph Zigzagoon.


“This should have been my first snow AR photograph, ever! Zigzagoon appeared to be very proud of the primary snowfall in Belgium! Let’s hope they announce an ice occasion quickly, which will be the case whereas this showcase goes stay! Unsure if we’ll nonetheless have snow… *message to future self*”

Location: Belgium

AR Grasp: Ash Ketzchup

Have to be Rubbish Day

“It began with me looking for shiny Psyduck however I began to get bored. So whereas I used to be ready to satisfy up with my pal to start out heading to an EX raid, I needed to get a superb image and it ended with Zig wanting like he was operating, I really like the way it got here out.”

Location: Connecticut, United States

AR Grasp: Rogue

Sneaky Snack

“We have been in the midst of considered one of our native Boulder Cup tournaments once I got here up with this enjoyable little concept. A Zigzagoon spawned and I assumed it might be cute if I positioned it among the many trainers as if it was trying to sneak a chew to eat. Aspect observe: I by no means realized simply how huge Zigzagoon is! When it popped out of the grass, I first thought the AR engine glitched and acquired the size improper. A examine within the Pokédex confirmed that, sure, it’s the measurement of a medium canine!”

Location: Hawaii, United States

AR Grasp: Ryusui

TinyRaccoon is Skittish

“Topic:: RE: Zigzagoon, the TinyRaccoon Pokémon

Pricey Willow,

It appears this Regular sort prefers darkness and through this time of yr with shorter days they are often seen almost all occasions of day! Late one afternoon, on a windy and chilly jog round a close-by lake I heard one thing small barking and figured it was a Sentret or Rattata. I turned and noticed this Zag peeking at me from a close-by tree. I grabbed my Pokédex to doc it for you nevertheless it was already operating away! This Zigzagoon was one skittish specimen…

Good luck together with your analysis!”

Location: North Carolina, United States

AR Grasp: Craxed

This Month’s Photograph Analysis Topic

This month, Professor Willow has tasked the AR Masters with photographing out within the wild, come again subsequent month to see what they captured!

This phase is supposed to point out off the AR Pictures that didn’t fairly make it for one purpose or one other.

Photographer: Kristýna DenkováPhotographer: BejemannenPhotographer: PeloPoGOPhotographer: rcdaniel1214Photographer: DaS.W.A.T.DawgGOPhotographer: SlwwePhotographer: VytzARGPhotographer: Pokehunter79Photographer: SilverGsaPhotographer: Jehh LinoPhotographer: pkmnphotographerPhotographer: pkmnphotographerPhotographer: PeloPoGOPhotographer: PeloPoGOPhotographer: MythicalLaeSnapsPhotographer: TableKillerPhotographer: E10NDY.Photographer: Pokegosnaps123Photographer: shinyshinx09Photographer: pkmnphotographerPhotographer: froscik99ersPhotographer: LUGIAxMASTER21Photographer: KantoBuck


I don’t assume there’s a greater method of beginning the brand new yr than by taking footage, AR or not. January is a time for previous and future, looking at again at what you completed the yr earlier than, and ready to see what you accomplish all through the subsequent yr. Personally, it astounds me to see the variety of photographers that, month after month, nonetheless proceed to submit their photographs to the showcase. This showcase, together with the earlier ones, and their pictures are a dwelling testomony to AR images within the Pokémon world. This can be a course of I’m greater than glad that I’ve been capable of take an element in.

Thanks for an exquisite yr of AR Images, trainers, and let’s hope that this Showcase marks the start of a good higher yr!


  • To submit a photograph for subsequent month’s showcase, fill out this Google type! Entries might be closing on February 22nd at Three PM CDT.
  • Need to speak to the AR Masters? Go to the #Ask-the-AR-Masters channel on our Discord!
  • If you wish to see footage from a number of the photographers above, check out the #AR-Footage channel on our Discord!
  • Need to see how the photographs this month examine to the earlier months? Comply with the Month-to-month Pokémon GO AR Photograph Showcase Tag!

Take some nice pictures, have some nice enjoyable, and above all else keep protected, Trainers!

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