Players hoping to take snazzier snaps with their camera in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will want to know how they can take selfies with the brand-new Roto-Stick.

Introduced in The Teal Mask DLC, the Roto-Stick is a new camera accessory that players can unlock. It extends the camera’s field of view, drastically expanding the space the player can capture in every image.

Fortunately, unlocking and using the Roto-Stick in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is incredibly simple. Below, we explain exactly how it all works.

How to Take Selfies With the Roto-Stick

To take a selfie using the Roto-Stick, you must follow these instructions:

  • Open the camera by pressing Down on the D-Pad
  • Press Y to switch to Selfie mode
  • Press X to use the Roto-Stick
  • Finally, press A to take your picture
The camera menu in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

You don’t need to equip the Roto-Stick from your inventory to use it. Once you’ve unlocked it, it will always be available from the camera menu.

There is no way to extend the length of the Roto-Stick. However, you can still apply all of the same filters and move the camera around as you would holding the camera normally.

It is important to note that you cannot use the Roto-Stick outside of the selfie mode. You must turn on Selfie mode by pressing Y before the option to use the Roto-Stick becomes available.

How to Get the Roto-Stick in The Teal Mask

You will automatically unlock the Roto-Stick in the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet The Teal Mask DLC as part of the story, after spending the night at the Mossui Town Community Center.

It is impossible to miss this item as you are given the Roto-Stick by the Caretaker during a cutscene. Once unlocked, it will appear in the Key Items section of your bag.

The Caretaker giving the player the Roto-stick in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

There is nothing you need to do in order to get the Roto-Stick other than progress through the DLC’s main story.

It is given to you around 15 – 20 minutes into the DLC, depending on how long you spend in the starting area.

The Roto-Stick in the player's inventory in Pokemon Scarlet
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