New Pokémon Snap is not a difficult game by any means, but it can take some time for some to understand how snaps are graded and scored. The Auto Select feature has been included in the game to aid players as they move their first steps into the Lental region, but it can also be used to aid you later in the game when you probably do not need help to pick the best snaps to submit.
Here’s how to use Auto Select effectively, and how it can aid you even after you have spent tens of hours in the game.
How To Use Auto Select In New Pokémon Snap
The Auto Select feature helps picks your best photos to submit to Professor Mirror for evaluation at the end of each course. The feature prioritizes photos with the highest score if you’re submitting a photo of a Pokémon for the first time.
Once you have already a photo registered on the Photodex for any given photo, the Auto Select feature prioritizes photos depicting new poses, regardless of the score, starting from the highest star rating. In this case, using the feature blindly is definitely not the way to go, as you may end up submitting the wrong photo.
Generally, it is a good idea to submit photos manually the first time you complete a course or when you are trying to complete requests, as Auto Select, in these cases, will not pick the best photo you have taken. If you haven’t played the game for long, however, Auto Select may help you understand how the photos are scored, so it makes sense to use it in the first few hours of the game as you familiarize yourself with the mechanics.
A very good way to use Auto Select later on in the game is when you are trying to increase Research Level as quickly as possible. As Auto Select prioritizes the highest-scoring photo, if no new pose has been snapped, this lets you speed up the leveling process, as Research Level is increased depending on your total score.