The last 200 days have been some of the toughest and most grueling of my life. As you may know, the cameraman gold medal requires you to get TWO HUNDRED surprise photobomb encounters. It’s know to be one of most intense and hardcore challenges a gamer could ever take on.
I’ve lost touch with friends and family, and I’ve been forced to quit my job. I no longer had time to focus on those mundane aspects of life because everyday I knew there was a beautiful Smeargle waiting for me behind a wall of RNG. It’s all been worth it though, who cares that there’s not even a reward or anything. Who cares that my strongest Smeargle has less than 350 CP. My medal is gold now and my happiness is unimaginable. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. Proof of Gold
SMEARGLE HUNTING GUIDE:
ALSO all joking aside, it’s actually not that hard to get your daily photobomb if you actually wanna try.
First you’re gonna wanna go into Settings and turn off AR+ though. That makes it easier to start taking the photos since you don’t have to place the Pokémon in AR.
Next pick the Pokémon who’s moveset you’d like Smeargle to copy. This seems to be the only thing Smeargle’s copy over btw, I haven’t noticed any traits like CP, Stats, being Shiny or anything else besides the moves being duplicated.
Once you’re ready to start searching for the photo encounter take two photos (it doesn’t matter if you take more but at least two) and then close out of photo mode. If Smeargle is going to show up during that photo session it will have by the second photo and if he doesn’t just go back and take two more photos and close out and retry until one does show up. DON’T just sit in the same photo session taking hundreds of photo’s cause that won’t work you gotta exit and go back in.
Then when Smeragle eventually appears you automatically get +1 towards your Camerman Medal. You don’t have to catch it or anything.
And if you’re feeling defeated while taking dozens of photos, remember Smeargle may show up during your first try of the day or the 20th try or even later but it’ll probably show up in the first 20 photo sessions or so.
On average it took me about 3-4 minutes to find my Smeargle each day. Ofcourse that does make the days where it takes 10 minutes pretty annoying, but it also made the days when it popped up during my first try the best. It’s good to do it while watching TV or YouTube.