Todd Snap

Todd Snap
トオル Toru
Todd Snap New Pokémon Snap.png
Todd in New Pokémon Snap
Age 10 (anime, Snap)
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Kanto
Generation I, VIII
Games Snap, New Snap
English voice actor Griffin Burns (New Snap)
Japanese voice actor Kappei Yamaguchi (New Snap)
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Pokémon Paparazzi
English voice actor Jimmy Zoppi
Japanese voice actor Kappei Yamaguchi
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Never Spritz a Knotty Sudowoodo

Todd Snap (Japanese: トオル Toru) is a professional Pokémon photographer. Making his debut in the anime, he is most notable as the player character of Pokémon Snap.

In the games

Todd's sprite from Pokémon Snap
Todd in the opening of Pokémon Snap

Pokémon Snap

Todd is the protagonist of Pokémon Snap. Professor Oak hires him to go to Pokémon Island with the ZERO-ONE vehicle to take pictures of wild Pokémon behaving naturally for the Pokémon Report. He travels all over the island, getting pictures of all the 63 species present on it, including the Mythical Pokémon Mew.

New Pokémon Snap

Years after the events of Pokémon Snap, Todd appears in New Pokémon Snap to assist the player in conducting an ecological survey of the Lental region. He also worked with Professor Mirror to design the player's vehicle, the NEO-ONE, which is based on the ZERO-ONE. Prior to the events of the game, Phil was astonished by his pictures and asked Todd to become his mentor.

Super Smash Bros. series

The ZERO-ONE appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Todd is mentioned in the trophy description.

In the anime


Original series

Todd Snap in the anime

Todd debuted in Pokémon Paparazzi, where he began traveling with Ash and his friends until The Breeding Center Secret. He had recently become famous after he took a picture of a supposedly extinct Aerodactyl — namely, the very same one that tried to eat Ash, who also appeared in the photo but was blurred out, in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon. He was hailed for being able to "capture any Pokémon on film". After seeing the article in a magazine, Meowth misunderstood the wording, not seeing the "on film" part. Team Rocket disguised themselves and hired Todd to capture Pikachu. The Japanese version of his debut episode has his resume revealing that he is 10 years old, although this was omitted from the English dub due to it zooming in on the picture and not translating his resume.

While Ash and his friends were taking a break, Ash suddenly spotted what he thought was a gun. Todd promptly emerged from the bushes, fearing that his camera would be damaged, and explained that he was trying to get a shot of Pikachu. Todd went on to invite Ash and his friends over to his home, which was filled with albums and wall hangings of many of his proudest shots. Todd's insistence on getting the perfect shot of Pikachu and show-off behavior continued to annoy Ash. However, after he and Ash became trapped in an underground pipe and defeated Team Rocket, the two boys eventually settled their differences.

In The Ultimate Test, when Misty mentioned that it had been a while since Ash had earned a Gym Badge and mocked his skills as a Trainer, Todd suggested that Ash should take the Pokémon League Admissions Exam if he wanted to prove his skills. During the exam, Todd used his camera to capture Ash's disappointing results in the theory test, and also his reactions while battling one of the instructors in the practice skills exam.

In The Breeding Center Secret, Todd's photography helped expose Butch and Cassidy's Pokémon theft scheme and led to their arrest by Officer Jenny. Todd later left the trio to continue taking pictures in the mountains.

In Moving Pictures, Todd rejoined Ash's group while they were up in the mountains of Johto. He was trying to capture a picture of the Legendary bird Articuno. After successfully photographing the Legendary Pokémon in Freeze Frame, Todd decided to remain at Snowtop Mountain to continue taking photos of the local wild Pokémon.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Partners in Time!, Todd briefly appeared outside Wyndon Stadium, witnessing how Eternatus stabilized the unstable Galar particles around it during Ash and Leon's battle in the Masters Eight Tournament finals.


Todd's home

Todd is an enthusiastic photographer who enjoys adventuring through the mountains. He prefers to take natural shots to capture a Pokémon's true nature, and dislikes posed shots. His persistence and ambitious goals have helped him in his quick rise to fame.

In his debut appearance, Todd was more concerned with his camera equipment and getting a good shot. For example, in Pokémon Paparazzi, he attempted to take Pikachu's photograph while Ash remained stuck in one of Team Rocket's pitfall traps. He seems to have matured in his later appearances, since he was more aware of the surrounding situations and less prone to looking at the world through his camera lens.

He is also kindhearted, offering to take Sophia and Marcello's 50th anniversary photograph in Moving Pictures.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 山口勝平 Kappei Yamaguchi
English Jimmy Zoppi
Arabic امال سعد الدين Amal Saad Eddin (EP055-EP057)
Czech Daniel Tůma (EP055-EP057)
Vojtěch Kotek (EP187-EP189)
Dutch Edward Reekers (EP055-EP057)
Pepijn Gunneweg (EP187-EP189)
Finnish Arto Nieminen
European French Fanny Roy
German Clemens Ostermann (EP055-EP057)
Johannes Wolko (EP187-EP189)
Hebrew יובל סגל Yuval Segal (EP055-EP057)
Hungarian Péter Szokol
Italian Luca Bottale (EP055-EP057; Mediaset dub)
Renato Novara (EP055-EP057; TPCi dub)
Luca Sandri (EP187-EP189)
Polish Artur Krajewski
Brazilian Portuguese Rafael Barioni (EP055-EP057)
Carlos Falat (EP187-EP189)
Spanish Latin America Víctor Ugarte
Spain Alicia Sainz de la Maza (EP055-EP057)
Amelia Jara (EP187-EP189)
Swedish Kim Sulocki
Vietnamese Anh Tuấn

In the manga

Todd in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Todd appears as a recurring character in the Pokémon Adventures manga, years after his debut appearances in other canons. He is never referred to by name in this canon.

Emerald arc

Todd debuted in Never Spritz a Knotty Sudowoodo, having come to the Battle Frontier as a reporter assigned to cover the area's seven-day opening ceremony. There, he encountered the eccentric young Emerald, who ended up saving Todd from a wild Sudowoodo. Throughout the arc, he followed the events in the Battle Frontier, aiding Emerald along with Latias and Latios during the crisis caused by Guile Hideout. In Epilogue, Professor Oak, impressed by Todd's photos, asked him if he would like to work with him by going to an island populated by a variety of Pokémon and taking photos of them. He gladly accepted the offer.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

Todd made a cameo appearance in Swampert Smashes, where he was seen riding the ZERO-ONE while hearing the news about the meteoroid that was about to hit the planet in several days.


  • Todd is the first male player character to meet Ash.
  • Todd is the only spin-off game character to appear in Pokémon Adventures proper, and, due to his introduction in the anime long before Pokémon Snap was released, the only anime-introduced character to appear in Pokémon Adventures.
  • He had two separate names in the English-language dub. He is known as Todd in the Kids' WB!, Cartoon Network, and Pokémon TV versions and Snap in the DVD/VHS version. When Poké announced that the episodes featuring him would air on Toonami Jetstream to celebrate the release of Pokémon Snap on Virtual Console in December 2007, they remedied the conflict by making Snap his surname.
  • Including spin-off games, Kellyn and Todd Snap are the only human player characters who don't wear any sort of headwear.


Language Name Origin
Japanese トオル Toru From 撮る toru (to take a photo)
English Todd Snap From snap (onomatopoeic sound of a camera shutter) and similar to his Japanese name
German, Spanish,
French, Italian
Todd From his English name
Korean 찰칵 Chalkak From 찰칵 chalkak (onomatopoeic sound of a camera shutter)
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿徹 / 阿彻 Ā Chè* From the Japanese name 徹 Tōru
小透 Xiǎo Tòu* From the Japanese name 透 Tōru
Chinese (Cantonese) 阿徹 A Chit From Japanese name 徹 Tōru

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