Pokémon GO ‘Take a Snapshot of a Ghost Type’ Not Registering (Fix)


    Pokémon GO’s annual Halloween event has arrived and one of this year’s quests requires you to take a snapshot of a ghost-type Pokémon.

    Although the quest seems simple enough, I’ve seen many players complain on Reddit that ghost-type bug snapshots don’t count toward completing the quest. If you are also facing the same issue, here is everything you need to know to resolve the “Ghost type snapshot not working in Pokémon GO” issue.

    How to Take a Snapshot of Ghost-Type Pokémon in Pokémon GO’s Halloween Event

    To complete this Halloween timed research quest, Pokémon GO players must take a snapshot of Ghost-type Pokémon. stored in your inventory. Some players were unable to complete the Halloween Timed Research because they took photos of Ghost-type Pokémon in the wild instead of from their storage. This was not his fault, as the game developers did not mention this requirement in the instructions.

    This came to light when a user reported this issue on X (Twitter) and asked for help. Niantic Support answered with the following message:

    Sorry for the confusion, Diane! The task may not be completed if you take a snapshot of a wild Ghost-type Pokémon. Take a snapshot of the Ghost-type Pokémon in your Pokémon storage and see if it helps you. If you continue to experience a problem, please let us know!

    How to take a snapshot of your own Pokémon

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    Here are the steps to take a snapshot of the stored Pokémon:

    • Open Pokémon Go and tap the Pokeball.
    • Choose Pokémon and choose one from the list.
    • Tap the camera icon in the top right corner.
    • In AR+ mode, place your Pokémon and tap the camera
    • In normal mode, Pokémon will appear on a surface.
    • Tap the camera to take a snapshot and the photo will be saved to your device.

    After taking a snapshot of a Ghost-type Pokémon, players will be rewarded with 1500 Stardust in the second stage. At the same time, they will earn 2000 Stardust after completing the same objective during the final stage.

    Related: How to fix Pokémon Center error 15

    The Halloween Timed Research is a special mission that lasts throughout the Halloween 2023 event in Pokémon Go. You have up to Tuesday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m. (local time) to finish this mission and claim all its rewards.

    For more Pokémon guides, check out Can You Get a Shiny Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? here at Pro Gaming Guides.


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