Sands (Day) Walkthrough: List of Pokemon and How to Unlock | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

New Pokemon Snap - Sands (Day) Walkthrough: List of Pokemon and How to Unlock
This guide will cover all of the Pokemon that can be found in Sands (Day) of Sweltering Sands in New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Snap 2) for the Nintendo Switch, as well as how to unlock the level. Locations for all Pokemon in Sands (Day), as well as alternate routes, requests, crystabloom and ancient ruins locations can be found here!

Sands (Day) Map and How to Unlock

How to Unlock Unlocked after reaching Research Level 2 in Jungle (Night).

Expedition Points Per Level

Lv. 1→Lv. 2 30,000
Lv. 2→Lv. 3 50,000
Lv. 3→Max Lv. 60,000

Sands (Day) List of Pokemon

List of Pokemon

Pokemon
Minimum Research Level
New Pokemon Snap VivillonVivillon
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap PinsirPinsir
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap MagikarpMagikarp
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap SkorupiSkorupi
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap CacneaCacnea
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap TrapinchTrapinch
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap MandibuzzMandibuzz
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap TorchicTorchic
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap HelioliskHeliolisk
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap Lycanroc (Midday Form)Lycanroc (Midday Form)
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap HippowdonHippowdon
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap ScorbunnyScorbunny
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap FlygonFlygon
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap TyranitarTyranitar
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap OnixOnix
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap SilicobraSilicobra
Lv. 3

How to Raise Your Research Level

Pokemon Locations

Pokemon Where to Find
Minimum Research Level 1
New Pokemon Snap SkorupiSkorupi
  • At the start of the course, be prepared to snap a photo of Skorupi quickly before he buries himself in the sand.

  • More Skorupi are hidden in sand mounds across from the first group of Crystabloom.
New Pokemon Snap HelioliskHeliolisk
  • A lone Heliolisk can be found wandering the sand dunes early on in the course.

  • In the oasis, a Heliolisk can be found napping next to one of the trees in the middle of the water.

  • As you descend the sands towards the end of the level, a Heliolisk can be found near one of the sand pits on the left.
New Pokemon Snap MandibuzzMandibuzz
  • Mandibuzz will be flying overhead at the beginning of the course.

  • As you go over the hump, more Mandibuzz can be found flying in this area.

  • A few Mandibuzz can be found perched on top of a rock formation to the right of the oasis. One of them next to a Crystabloom.

  • From Research Level 2, after taking the alternate route towards the Onix territory, two Mandibuzz can be found perched on the cliffs to your right. You should be able to spot them after the descent, positioned right below the Crystabloom.

  • From Research Level 2, after taking the alternate route towards the Onix territory, more Mandibuzz can be found perched atop rocks. One of them will drop a boulder that will awaken an Onix beneath.
New Pokemon Snap HippowdonHippowdon
  • A Hippowdon can be found in the oasis playing with a Torchic.

  • Two more Hippowdon can be found along the main path to the left of the Oasis.

  • Even more Hippowdon can be found near the sand pits at the end of the main course.
New Pokemon Snap CacneaCacnea
  • At least two Cacnea can be found stationary near the start of the course.

  • Two more Cacnea can be found on a large sand dune to the left of the Oasis when following the main path.
New Pokemon Snap MiniorMinior
  • The first two Minior of the course are hidden beneath the sand. Use Scan to get a good idea of where they are, then use Illumina Orbs to reveal them from the sand. The first Minior should be towards your left when the course starts.

  • The second Minior can be found shortly after the first one, but can be found behind one of the small sand mounds made by Skorupi. Use Scan and Illumina Orbs to get them out.

  • By waking up the first two Cacnea of the course with Scan, the third Minior can be found at the end of the main path chasing the Cacnea around.
New Pokemon Snap TorchicTorchic
  • Can be found in the oasis.
New Pokemon Snap Lycanroc (Midday Form)Lycanroc (Midday Form)
  • As you go over the hump. look to your right where you'll spot Lycanroc resting atop the rock formations.

  • From Research Level 2, another Lycanroc can be found mingling with the Hippowdon to the left of the Oasis.
New Pokemon Snap VivillonVivillon
  • Sandstorm-Pattern Vivillon can be found towards the end of the main path.
New Pokemon Snap TrapinchTrapinch
  • By throwing Fluffruit into the left sand pit at the end of the main course, Trapinch will be come out and try to look for the food.

  • From Research Level 2, throwing an Illumina Orb at the Scorbunny at the end of the course will excite Scorbunny. This prompts him to dig in an area next to the sand pit, revealing another Trapinch.
New Pokemon Snap PinsirPinsir
  • By throwing Fluffruit into the right sand pit at the end of the main course, Pinsir will leap out.
New Pokemon Snap MagikarpMagikarp
  • By throwing Fluffruit into the water of the oasis, a Magikarp may splash out of the water. This Magikarp is also necessary as part of the Sprinting in Surprise request.
Minimum Research Level 2
New Pokemon Snap OnixOnix
  • Six instances of Onix appear on the map, but keep in mind most of them are at the end of the alternate path.
New Pokemon Snap FlygonFlygon
  • By lighting up each of the three Crystablooms found at the beginning of the course, the sand tornado will settle down revealing a Flygon. Flygon may also pick up a Fluffruit on the ground to reappear later in the course.

  • If offered a Fluffruit at the beginning of the course, Flygon reappears near the sand pits at the end of the main path, bringing the Fluffruit to hungry Trapinch.
New Pokemon Snap TyranitarTyranitar
  • Can be spotted to the right of the oasis.
New Pokemon Snap ScorbunnyScorbunny
  • Can be found behind a rock to the right at the beginning of the course. May require Fluffruit to get him in a more visible position.

  • Can be found near the end of the main path, close to the sand pits.
Minimum Research Level 3
New Pokemon Snap SilicobraSilicobra
  • While on the main path, certain bushes near the oasis may start rustling. Throw Fluffruit at these bushes to reveal a Silicobra.

  • Near the end of the main path, a Silicobra is hidden beneath the sand near a Crystabloom. Hit the Silicobra's snout with a Fluffruit to reveal him from the sand.

Sands (Day) Alternate Routes

Alternate Route 1 - Oasis

New Pokemon Snap - Sands (Day) Alternate Route 1

Research Level Lv. 2

At Research Level 2, you can take this Alternate Route to head to the path on the right. Run a scan near the oasis to find this Alternate Route.

Sands (Day) Requests

Request Name How to Clear
Striking a Pose with Its TailStriking a Pose with Its Tail
Research Lv. 2 or higher
After revealing the hidden Skorupi from the three Crystablooms at the start of the stage, throw an Illumina Orb at it as it confronts another Skorupi. Take a photo as it assumes it's battle stance!
Reward:
Todd's Bag
Striking a Pose with Its Tail Walkthrough
The Flying CacneaThe Flying Cacnea
Research Lv. 2
Near the start of the course, a Cacnea will stray too close to a sand tornado. Take a photo of him as he flies in the air when he gets swept up by this gust of wind.
Reward:
Blush 2
The Flying Cacnea Walkthrough
Where Did the Fluffruit Go?Where Did the Fluffruit Go?
Research Lv. 2 or higher
Make the sand vortex go away by throwing Illumina orbs at the 3 crystablooms, then throw a fluffruit where the vortex was. After Flygon picks up the fluffruit, snap a photo of Flygon feeding it to the Trapinch.
Where Did the Fluffruit Go? Walkthrough
Munching MandibuzzMunching Mandibuzz
Research Lv. 3
As soon as the level starts, Turbo all the way to the right side of the oasis. A Mandibuzz will walk out of a cave to your right. You have to feed it with a fluffruit before it flies away. Take a photo of it while it's eating the fluffruit!
Reward:
Professor Mirror's Shoe
Munching Mandibuzz Walkthrough
A Finicky FlameA Finicky Flame
Research Lv. 1 or higher
Throw an Illumina Orb at Torchic then throw a fluffruit at it.
A Finicky Flame Walkthrough
Sprinting in SurpriseSprinting in Surprise
Research Lv. 1 or higher
Throw fluffruit in the water surrounding Heliolisk until a Magikarp splashes out of the water, which will cause Heliosk to be surprised and run across the water.
Sprinting in Surprise Walkthrough
LycanrocLycanroc's Reply
Research Lv. 2 or higher
Allow Lycanroc to run atop the rock formation to reach the end of the cliff. Once it does, scan then Lycanroc will howl! Zoom in and take your shot.
Lycanroc's Reply Walkthrough
Oasis BuddiesOasis Buddies
Research Lv. 2 or higher
Throw an Illumina orb at Torchic then at Hippowdon to cause Torchic to jump on its head.
Reward:
Character: Rita
Oasis Buddies Walkthrough
Totally Cool TyranitarTotally Cool Tyranitar
Research Lv. 2 or higher
Lead Lycanroc to the Tyranitar using Fluffruit. They will taunt each other before Lycanroc attempts to flee into a nearby cave. Take a photo of the moment that Tyranitar smashes the rock leading into the cave.
Reward:
Monitor: Phil
Totally Cool Tyranitar Walkthrough
OnixOnix's Mighty Leap
Research Lv. 2 or higher
After disturbing three specific Mandibuzz, they will fly as a flock over where the Onix stay. Take a photo of Onix leaping into the sky to reach these three Mandibuzz,
Onix's Mighty Leap Walkthrough

LenTalk Guide and List of Requests

Sands (Day) Crystablooms

Crystabloom Where to Find
Crystabloom 1 Three Crystabloom can be found near the start of the course. Lighting these three up will cause the nearby sand tornado to settle down, revealing a Pokemon.
Crystabloom 2 This Crystabloom can be found on a rock formation to the right of the oasis. A Mandibuzz can be found roosting nearby.
Crystabloom 3 This Crystabloom can be found in the middle of the Oasis. It doesn't appear to have any effect in the day.
Crystabloom 4 This Crystabloom can be found near the end of the main path of the course. It doesn't appear to have any effect in the day.
Crystabloom 5 This Crystabloom can be found to your right as you descend into the Onix territory when taking the alternate path.

New Pokemon Snap Levels

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List of All Levels

Florio Nature Park
Park (Day) Park (Night) Illumina Spot
Founja Jungle
Jungle (Day) Jungle (Night)
Sweltering Sands
Sands (Day) Sands (Night)
Blushing Beach
Beach (Day) Beach (Night)
Maricopia Reef
Reef (Day) Reef (Evening)
Lental Seafloor
Undersea Illumina Spot
Fireflow Volcano
Volcano Illumina Spot
Elsewhere Forest
Forest Illumina Spot
Research Camp
Research Camp
Shiver Snowfields
Snowfields (Day) Snowfields (Night)
Outaway Cave
Cave Illumina Spot
Ruins of Remembrance
Ruins Illumina Spot
Secret Side Path
Side Path (Day) Side Path (Night)
Mightywide River
River (Day) River (Night)
Barren Badlands
Badlands (Day) Badlands (Night)

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