How to Clear Flopping by the Water Request Walkthrough | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

This is a guide to completing Flopping by the Water, a request in New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Snap 2) for the Nintendo Switch. Here you can find what kind of photo you need, and how to take it, in order to clear Flopping by the Water, as well as the reward!

Flopping by the Water Map and Request Information

General Info

Course Park (Day) Lv. 3
Target Pokemon New Pokemon Snap MagikarpMagikarp
Target Pokemon 2 New Pokemon Snap PidgeotPidgeot
Quest Giver Rita
How to Unlock ・After completing your first request
Request Text ・“I saw a Pidgeot swoop down and snatch a Magikarp! I was so surprised, I couldn't get a photo in time...”

Course and Map Information

New Pokemon Snap - Flopping by the Water Map
Park (Day) Walkthrough: List of Pokemon and How to Unlock

Flopping by the Water Walkthrough Video

How to Clear Flopping by the Water

Hit Pidgeot with a Fluffruit

New Pokemon Snap - Throwing Fluffruit at Pidgeot

Once you enter the lake area of the course, Pidgeot will fly overhead and land on the path. It will then make its way towards the cliffs.

Toss a Fluffruit at the Pidgeot as it perches on the cliff, making sure the fruit hits the Pidgeot.

Wait for Pidgeot to Land on the Tree

New Pokemon Snap - Pidgeot on Tree

After you hit the Pidgeot with the Fluffruit, it will fly up in the sky and eventually land on top of the tree found near the Magikarp.

Make Magikarp Jump

New Pokemon Snap - Magikarp Jumping

Throw a Fluffruit next to Magikarp to make it jump. Pidgeot should spot the Magikarp and start flying once again.

Take a Photo of Magikarp as Soon as the Pidgeot Snatches It

New Pokemon Snap - Pidgeot Catching Magikarp

Ready your camera and wait for Pidgeot to swoop down and snatch the Magikarp. Note that the subject Pokemon should be Magikarp, not Pidgeot.

Be sure to take the photo quickly since the action only lasts for a few seconds.

Take a Photo of Magikarp Being Carried Away

If you missed the shot, you can still take a photo of Magikarp as it is being carried away by the Pidgeot to complete the request.

Reward for Clearing Flopping by the Water

Eye 7

Eye 7 Request Reward.jpg

The Eye 7 sticker is obtained after completing the Flopping by the Water request and can be used when editing photos.

How to Unlock All Stickers

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