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New Pokemon Snap - Sands (Night) Walkthrough: List of Pokemon and How to Unlock
This guide will cover all of the Pokemon that can be found in Sands (Night) 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 (Night), as well as alternate routes, requests, crystabloom and ancient ruins locations can be found here!

Sands (Night) Map and How to Unlock

How to Unlock Unlocked after reaching Research Level 2 in Sands (Day).

Expedition Points Per Level

Lv. 1→Lv. 2 30,000
Lv. 2→Max Lv 100,000

Sands (Night) List of Pokemon

List of Pokemon

Pokemon
Minimum Research Level
New Pokemon Snap MagikarpMagikarp
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap SkorupiSkorupi
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap CacneaCacnea
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap SandshrewSandshrew
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap TrapinchTrapinch
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap KangaskhanKangaskhan
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap MandibuzzMandibuzz
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap MiniorMinior
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc (Midnight Form)
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap HippowdonHippowdon
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap OnixOnix
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap VivillonVivillon
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap FlygonFlygon
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap SilicobraSilicobra
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap TyranitarTyranitar
Lv. 2

How to Raise Your Research Level

Pokemon Locations

Pokemon Where to Find
New Pokemon Snap FlygonFlygon
  • A Flygon appears in the sky when looking to the right near the starting point.
  • Another one can be found sleeping in a sand hole on the alternate route. You need to throw a Fluffruit at it to wake it up.
New Pokemon Snap VivillonVivillon
  • Vivillon only appears after removing all the Lycanroc and then throwing an Illumina Orb at the Crystabloom on the oasis area.
New Pokemon Snap TyranitarTyranitar
  • You can find a Tyranitar on the alternate route. You need to throw an Illumina Orb at the Crystabloom to remove the twister and the Pokemon should appear in front of you.
New Pokemon Snap TrapinchTrapinch
  • A group of Trapinch can be found at the starting point.
    You can also find another one hiding on the Oasis on the main path.
  • On the alternate route, you can find two Trapinch in a sand hole next to the two sleeping Hippowdon.
New Pokemon Snap SkorupiSkorupi
  • Two Skorupis can be found alongside some Trapinch at the starting point.
  • Another can be found in the trio of Crystablooms immediately after the starting point.
  • A single Skorupi can be found after playing the Melody on the sleeping Onix on the left near the exit point.
New Pokemon Snap OnixOnix
  • As you descend down in the main path, look to your right to find an Onix slithering to the other side.
  • There are also several sleeping Onix on the main path near the exit point.
New Pokemon Snap MiniorMinior
  • You can find four Miniors in the starting point. Scan the area and throw Illumina Orbs for them to come out of the sand and float away.
  • To get the Miniors in the oasis, you need to uncover all ten of the Pokemon from the starting point.
  • As you reach the last area on the main path, run a scan and throw Illumina Orbs at the Miniors that crashed down on the area.
  • On the alternate path, throw an Illumina Orb at the crystabloom multiple times until a Minior crashes down near it. Throw an Illumina Orb to uncover the Pokemon.
New Pokemon Snap MandibuzzMandibuzz
  • A Mandibuzz can be found perched on a rock east of the oasis area.
New Pokemon Snap MagikarpMagikarp
  • Magikarp appears after throwing a Fluffruit into the oasis.
New Pokemon Snap Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc (Midnight Form)
  • You can find some Lycanroc on the main path near the oasis.
  • Throwing a Fluffruit repeatedly at the first one causes the Pokemon to go to the alternate route.
  • A Lycanroc appears on top of the rock after throwing a Fluffruit at the second one in the oasis area.
New Pokemon Snap KangaskhanKangaskhan
  • A Kangaskhan can be found looking at the night sky at the starting point.
  • Another one can be found in the oasis area.
New Pokemon Snap HippowdonHippowdon
  • A sleeping Hippowdon can be found on the left as you approach the oasis area.
  • Two of these can also be found sleeping on the alternate path near the exit point.
  • As you descend on the main path, look to your left to find a Hippowdon under a sandfall.
New Pokemon Snap CacneaCacnea
  • A pair of Cacneas appear at the starting point.
  • A single one can be found on your right on the main path near the exit point.
New Pokemon Snap SandshrewSandshrew
  • You can find a rolling Sandshrew as you turn right from the starting point.
  • Another Sandshrew can be found on your right near the rocks on the main path.
  • On the main path near the exit point, you can find a Sandshrew sitting in the middle of the area.
  • On the alternate route, you can find another Sandrew in the sandhole on the right of the two sleeping Hippowdons.
New Pokemon Snap SilicobraSilicobra
  • A Silicobra can be found sleeping near the starting point.
  • Another can be found hiding under a rock on the left near the exit point. Throw a Fluffruit at it for the Pokemon to emerge from the sand.

Sands (Night) Alternate Routes

Alternate Route 1 - Oasis

New Pokemon Snap - Sands (Night) Alternate Route 1

Research Level Lv. 2

Near the oasis area, you can run a scan to take a Alternate Route. This leads you to the left side of the oasis and to another part of the course.

Sands (Night) Requests

Request Name How to Clear
Roll and StopRoll and Stop
Research Lv. 1 or higher
Hit a rolling Sandshrew with a Fluffruit.
Reward:
Desert
Roll and Stop Walkthrough
Hide-and-Seek in the DesertHide-and-Seek in the Desert
Research Lv. 1 or higher
Take a photo of the hidden Trapinch.
Reward:
Star 1
Hide-and-Seek in the Desert Walkthrough
KangaskhanKangaskhan's Parenting
Research Lv. 2
Capture a Kangaskhan feeding its baby a Fluffruit.
Kangaskhan's Parenting Walkthrough
Revenge of SilicobraRevenge of Silicobra
Research Lv. 2
Capture a photo of Silicobra fighting a Lycanroc.
Revenge of Silicobra Walkthrough
Rainbow Meteor ShowerRainbow Meteor Shower
Research Lv. 1 or higher
After revealing ten Minior from the sand at the beginning of the level, several of them in different colors will fly across the sky.
Reward:
Shooting Star
Rainbow Meteor Shower Walkthrough

LenTalk Guide and List of Requests

Sands (Night) Crystablooms

Crystabloom Where to Find
Crystabloom 1 You can find three Crystablooms at the start of the course. Illuminating all three causes two Minior to crash into the area.
Crystabloom 2 You can find this Crystabloom on a cliffside to your right on the main path.
Crystabloom 3 A Crystabloom can be found in the middle of the oasis next to a Kangaskhan. Illuminating this flower causes the oasis to glow.
Crystabloom 4 As you descend down the sand on the main path, look to your right to find this glowing Crystabloom on a rock.
Crystabloom 5 You can find this Crystabloom at the alternate route. Throwing an Illumina Orb at it removes the twister and reveals a sleeping Tyranitar.

All Crystabloom Locations

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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