Magikarp Locations and How to Get All Stars | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

This is a guide to Magikarp's Photodex entry in New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Snap 2) for the Nintendo Switch. Here you can find out how to take one star, two star, three star, and four star photos for Magikarp, and how to get a diamond star rating!

Where to Find Magikarp

Photodex No. 20
MagikarpMagikarp
Type 1 Type 2
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Levels Magikarp Appears In

Park (Day) Lv. 3 Park (Day) Lv. 2
Park (Day) Lv. 1 Park (Night) Lv. 2
Park (Night) Lv. 1 Jungle (Day) Lv. 3
Jungle (Day) Lv. 2 Jungle (Day) Lv. 1
Jungle (Night) Lv. 3 Jungle (Night) Lv. 2
Jungle (Night) Lv. 1 Sands (Day) Lv. 1
Sands (Day) Lv. 2 Sands (Night) Lv. 1
Sands (Night) Lv. 2 Reef (Day) Lv. 1
Reef (Day) Lv. 2 Undersea Lv. 1
Undersea Lv. 2 Forest (Illumina Spot) Lv. 2
Undersea Lv. 3 Snowfields (Day) Lv. 1
Cave Lv. 1 Beach (Night) Lv. 1
Reef (Day) Lv. 3 Cave Lv. 2
Beach (Night) Lv. 2 Sands (Day) Lv. 3
Snowfields (Day) Lv. 3 Snowfields (Night) Lv. 2
Cave Lv. 3 Ruins Lv. 3
Side Path (Night) Lv. 1 River (Day) Lv. 1
River (Day) Lv. 2 River (Day) Lv. 3
Badlands (Night) Lv. 2

Photodex Entry for Magikarp

1★ Photo Example 2★ Photo Example
1 Star Photo 1★ (Noteworthy behavior?) 2 Star Photo 2★ (Noteworthy behavior?)
3★ Photo Example 4★ Photo Example
3 Star Photo 3★ (A bit unusual!) 4 Star Photo 4★ (Lemme go!)

1~4 ★ Photos taken by the Game8 Walkthrough Team

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How to Get All Stars for Magikarp

How to Take Magikarp 1 Star Photo

Caption Name Noteworthy behavior?

Showing its Back Fin

To take a 1 Star Diamond photo of Magikarp, take a photo of its back or dorsal fin. To achieve this shot, go to Park (Day) research-level 3, and look for Magikarp near Bidoof's dam in the river. Focus your camera on Magikarp and find a position where Bidoof's dam is visible in the background.

Once you have the perfect angle for the shot, throw a Fluffruit at Magikarp. It will start flapping and jumping up and down. Take a photo of Magikarp jumping high in the air while the back fin is visible in the picture to achieve 1 Star Diamond.

How to Take Magikarp 2 Star Photo

Caption Name Noteworthy behavior?

Upside Down

In the last part of Jungle (Night), focus your camera on the river and use the Scan mode to make the Magikarps jump in the air. Take a close-up picture of Magikarp diving down back to the river to achieve 2 Star Diamond.

How to Take Magikarp 3 Star Photo

Caption Name A bit unusual!

With Mouth Open

While passing through the small path near Bidoof's dam during Park (Night), you'll find Magikarp sleeping on a rock. Focus your camera on it and find a position where the small island is visible in the background. Ready to snap your camera and throw an Illumina Orb at Magikarp. Once you throw the orb, Magikarp will start flapping. Take plenty of shots as much as possible to achieve a photo of Magikarp with its mouth open and to get a 3 Star Diamond.

How to Take Magikarp 4 Star Photo

Caption Name Lemme go!

Caught by Pidgeot

To take a 4 Star photo of Magikarp, follow the steps on how to clear Flopping by the Water request. Make sure Magikarp's whole body is visible in the frame to achieve 4 Star Diamond.

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