Alola Photo Club

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An Alola Photo Club photo

The Alola Photo Club (Japanese: アローラフォトクラブ Alola Photo Club) is a feature introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.


There are two Alola Photo Club locations in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: one in Hau'oli City and another in Konikoni City.


The Alola Photo Club allows Trainers to take photographs of themselves alongside one of their Pokémon in a variety of ways. A wide variety of backgrounds can be used, although most require being unlocked in some way, while the player can customize their outfit, the animation of them and their Pokémon, and their positioning.

When taking a photograph, six shots will be taken in quick succession, allowing players to choose which ones to keep. Photos are saved to both the Photo Album in game and the Nintendo 3DS system's camera roll when created. The photos can be edited later using a variety of frames and stickers.

Up to 420 photos can be saved in the Photo Album saved on the SD Card. When the player is close to reaching the Photo Album limit, a warning appears stating that the player will not be able to create more when the limit is reached and how many photos are left before reaching the limit. Photos can be deleted from the Photo Album and they will not disappear from the camera roll on the SD card when deleted from the Photo Album. Players can also select one photo to transfer to other people while in the Festival Plaza, and can select to mark some photos as favorites.

Photography Modes

There are two ways of taking photographs in the Alola Photo Club: Simple Mode and Advanced Mode. In Simple Mode, options are streamlined so only the Pokémon and background are selected, with the characters performing their normal idle animations, before the photograph can be edited with frames and stickers.

In Advanced Mode, many new features become available to use for the fine-tuning of settings. The direction the player and Pokémon are facing can be freely edited alongside their positions, and the player’s outfit can be selected from multiple saved selections. The camera can also be moved in more ways, including with options to change its zoom and rotation. The player’s animation can be changed from the normal idle animation to that of any type-based Z-Move and Catastropika, while the Pokémon can use their battle animations or their ones from Pokémon Refresh, and both can be chosen to happen automatically or on command. After choosing these options, the photograph can be edited with the same frames and stickers as in Simple Mode.


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A large assortment of customization options are available before and after taking a photograph. While shooting, a background can be chosen, with a list that generally expands based on how many areas in Alola have been explored, although there are some default backgrounds and some with different unlocking criteria.

Frames and stickers are added to a photograph after it has been taken, and several of these can also be unlocked in a variety of ways. Once a photograph has been saved to the player’s system, it can be accessed at any time in the Photo Album (Japanese: マイアルバム My Album) option in the menu, where frames and stickers can be edited further.


Background Unlock method
Route 1 A Available from beginning
Route 1 B Available from beginning
Route 1 C Available from beginning
Iki Town Available from beginning
Trainers' School Available from beginning
Classroom Available from beginning
Hau'oli City Beach Available from beginning
Hau'oli City Available from beginning
Hau'oli Cemetery Visit location
Verdant Cavern Visit location
Route 3 Visit location
Melemele Meadow Visit location
Seaward Cave Visit location
Kala'e Bay Visit location
Ten Carat Hill Visit location
Mahalo Trail Visit location
Ruins of Conflict Visit location
Paniola Town Visit location
Paniola Ranch A Visit location
Paniola Ranch B Visit location
Brooklet Hill A Visit location
Brooklet Hill B Visit location
Wela Volcano Park Visit location
Route 8 Visit location
Fossil Restoration Center Visit location
Lush Jungle Visit location
Konikoni City Visit location
Aether Paradise A Visit location
Aether Paradise C Visit location
Aether Paradise B Visit location
Malie Garden Visit location
Route 14 Visit location
Abandoned Thrifty Megamart Visit location
Haina Desert Visit location
Route 15 Visit location
Ula'ula Meadow Visit location
Po Town Visit location
Shady House Visit location
Ancient Temple Visit location
Mount Lanakila Visit location
Icy Cave Visit location
Seafolk Village Visit location
Poni Breaker Coast Visit location
Vast Poni Canyon Visit location
Altar of the Sunne Visit location
Altar of the Moone Visit location
Poni Meadow Visit location
Elite Four Chamber A Visit location
Elite Four Chamber B Visit location
Elite Four Chamber C Visit location
Elite Four Chamber D Visit location
Champion's Chamber Visit location
Battle Royal Visit location
Battle Tree Visit location
Battle Agency Visit location
Lovey-Dovey Heart Show the Pokémon Fan Club president a Pokémon with maximum affection
Faraway Space Available from the beginning
Celebration Cake Available from the beginning
Zenith Stage Available from the beginning
Commemorative Photo Available from the beginning
Indigo Plateau Use a Pokémon originally from Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Yellow, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Bell Tower Use a Pokémon originally from Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon Crystal, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Seafloor Cavern Use a Pokémon originally from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Pokémon Emerald, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Spear Pillar Use a Pokémon originally from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and Pokémon Platinum
Skyarrow Bridge Use a Pokémon originally from Pokémon Black and White, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Lumiose City Use a Pokémon originally from Pokémon X and Y


Appearance Unlock method
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Available from beginning
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Sunglasses sticker
Take 10 photos at the Photo Club
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Pokémon-patterned ribbon stickers
Take 20 photos at the Photo Club
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Thick glasses sticker
Take 30 photos at the Photo Club
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Nugget sticker
Take 50 photos at the Photo Club
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Hiker sticker
Clear Kiawe's trial
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Crown sticker
Become Champion
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Sinister organization stickers
Defeat Team Rainbow Rocket
Appearance Unlock method
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Available from beginning
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Sunglasses sticker
Take 10 photos at the Photo Club
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Pokémon-patterned ribbon stickers
Take 20 photos at the Photo Club
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Thick glasses sticker
Take 30 photos at the Photo Club
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Fire-type sticker
Clear Kiawe's trial
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Grass-type sticker
Clear Mallow's trial
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Ghost-type sticker
Clear Acerola's trial
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Dragon-type sticker
Clear the Vast Poni Canyon trial
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Crown sticker
Become Champion
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Hiker sticker
Clear Kiawe's trial
Appearance Unlock method
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Available from beginning
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Water-type sticker
Clear Lana's trial
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Electric-type sticker
Clear Sophocles's trial
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Fairy-type sticker
Clear Mina's trial
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Sinister organization stickers
Defeat Team Rainbow Rocket
Appearance Unlock method
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USUM Speech sticker 6.png Become Champion


Appearance Unlock method
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Available from beginning
USUM Frame 10.png Complete the Pikachu quiz at Pikachu Valley



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Concept Art from Ultra Sun and Moon

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 阿羅拉攝影俱樂部 Alòhlāai Sipyíng Kēuilohkbouh
Mandarin 阿羅拉攝影俱樂部 / 阿罗拉摄影俱乐部 Āluólā Shèyǐng Jùlèbù
France Flag.png French Studio Photo d'Alola
Germany Flag.png German Alola-Fotoclub
Italy Flag.png Italian Fotoclub di Alola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 알로라포토클럽 Alola Photo Club
Russia Flag.png Russian Фотоклуб региона Алола Fotoklub regiona Alola
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fotoclub de Alola

See also

Melemele Trial Completion.png Akala Trial Completion.png Ula'ula Trial Completion.png Poni Trial Completion.png
Melemele IslandAkala IslandUla'ula IslandPoni IslandAether Paradise
Iki TownHau'oli CityHeahea CityPaniola TownKonikoni CityMalie CityTapu VillagePo Town
Seafolk VillagePokémon League
Mahalo TrailTrainers' SchoolHau'oli CemeteryBerry fieldsVerdant CavernMelemele MeadowSeaward CaveKala'e Bay
Ten Carat HillPaniola RanchBrooklet HillMelemele SeaDiglett's TunnelRoyal AvenueBattle Royal DomeWela Volcano Park
Lush JungleMemorial HillAkala OutskirtsRuins of LifeHano Grand ResortHano BeachMalie GardenMount Hokulani
Hokulani ObservatoryBlush MountainUla'ula BeachAether HouseThrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)Haina Desert
Ruins of AbundanceUla'ula MeadowLake of the MooneLake of the SunneShady HousePoni WildsAncient Poni Path
Poni Breaker CoastRuins of HopeExeggutor IslandVast Poni CanyonAltar of the SunneAltar of the MooneMount Lanakila
Ruins of ConflictPoni GrovePoni PlainsPoni MeadowResolution CavePoni CoastPoni GauntletBattle Tree
Festival PlazaPoké PelagoBig Wave BeachSandy CaveHeahea BeachPikachu ValleyDividing Peak Tunnel
Kantonian GymPoni BeachPlains GrottoTeam Rocket's Castle
Ultra Space
Ultra Deep SeaUltra MegalopolisMegalo TowerUltra JungleUltra DesertUltra PlantUltra ForestUltra CraterUltra Ruin
Ultra Space Wilds

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