New Pokémon Snap Rita: What You Need to Know

New Pokémon Snap features Rita, a new character that helps teach players the ropes.
New Pokémon Snap features Rita, a new character that helps teach players the ropes. | Photo courtesy of Nintendo

New Pokémon Snap's Rita is a new character created for the game. Rita works as an assistant to Professor Mirror in New Pokémon Snap and helps teach the player how to perform their duties as a photographer in the region.

New Pokémon Snap Rita: What You Need to Know

Because New Pokémon Snap isn't exactly a story-focused game, there isn't a lot we know about Rita. Her name is a pun on "retouch," as in to edit a photo. Her parents are good friends of Professor Mirror's, and she's interested in both Pokémon and photography, so she decided to spend her vacation from school working as Professor Mirror's research assistant in the Lental Region. Rita works at the Laboratory of Ecology and Natural Science alongside the Professor.

Rita is voiced by Anairis Quiñones. Anime fans will recognize Quiñones from her roles in "My Hero Academia," "Re:Zero," and "Attack on Titan."

Rita teaches players the controls in New Pokémon Snap, including how to use items and how to take a proper photo. She also explains how things work at the Research Lab, walking the player through the Photodex, the Personal Album, Research Titles and Logs, editing photos and more.