How to Unlock the Melody and Wake Up Sleeping Pokemon | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

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This is a page on the item Melody from the New Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo Switch. Read on for more information on Melody's effect and how to use it!

Melody Effects

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The Melody triggers unique reactions and perhaps even dances from Pokemon.

How to Unlock Melody

Complete Jungle (Night)

New Pokemon Snap - Melody Cutscene

You can unlock Melody right after completing Jungle (Night). Completing the level also unlocks two islands: Voluca Island and Maricopia Island.

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How to Use Melody

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Play the Melody and nearby Pokemon will react or dance to it. The Melody affects all Pokemon within view, so you can use it to take coordinated group photos.

Wake Up Sleeping Pokemon

Sleeping Pokemon may respond differently when the Melody is played. Observe how reactions may differ compared to being woken up by a Fluffruit!

Is the Poke Flute Used for Melody?

It's not mentioned that the Poke Flute is used for the Melody in New Pokemon Snap. The Poke Flute was featured in the previous Pokemon Snap and was also used to trigger reactions, poses, and even dances from Pokemon, just as the Melody does. It also had the feature of waking up sleeping Pokemon, which is not currently a known feature of the Melody.

While the Melody does exhibit the flute sound, it awaits confirmation that it is a feature of the Poke Flute, although it is a likely candidate.


Play the Melody By Pressing the R Button

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The melody can be used by pressing the R button. Press the R button again to stop the melody.

When the Melody Is Played, Pokemon Will React Even if You Can't See Them

Pokemon are always responsive to music, even if the player isn't looking. This makes the Melody unique among the items as being one you don't need to aim to use. Don't miss your photo opportunities and make sure you're ready to snap your photo when using the Melody.

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