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

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

Reef (Day) Map and How to Unlock

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

Expedition Points Per Level

Lv. 1→Lv. 2 35,000
Lv. 2→Lv. 3 45,000
Lv. 3→Max Lv. 60,000

Reef (Day) List of Pokemon

List of Pokemon

Pokemon
Minimum Research Level
New Pokemon Snap MagikarpMagikarp
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap PikachuPikachu
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap WingullWingull
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap PyukumukuPyukumuku
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap MachampMachamp
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap CorsolaCorsola
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap FinneonFinneon
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap SharpedoSharpedo
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap MantineMantine
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap PelipperPelipper
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap WailordWailord
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap MareanieMareanie
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap SquirtleSquirtle
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap LaprasLapras
Lv. 3
New Pokemon Snap WailmerWailmer
Lv. 3

How to Raise Your Research Level

Pokemon Locations

Pokemon Where to Find
Minimum Research Level 1
New Pokemon Snap FinneonFinneon
  • Can be found near the start of the course, swimming close to the surface of the water.
New Pokemon Snap WingullWingull
  • Can be found flying overhead near the beginning of the course.

  • Can also be found hovering above the whirlpool.

  • More may be found soaring to your left, past the Wailord.

  • Some might be resting on top of some rocks just before the split in the path.
New Pokemon Snap PikachuPikachu
  • By lighting up the first Crystabloom found in this course, a Pikachu riding on a Mantine will appear throughout the course. This Pikachu will always appear with the Mantine. They can first be spotted riding in from the left side of the map, where they will then surf around in laps behind you,

  • As you apporach the Wailord, Pikachu will again come from behind you while riding the Mantine, slowly moving to the left of the course.

  • On both the main and alternate route, Pikachu will again appear a few moments before the course ends. Be quick to snap a photo before you are teleported back to the lab.
New Pokemon Snap MantineMantine
  • Aside from the Mantine found with the Pikachu as described above, Mantine also appear together in a group just before the Wailord surfaces.

  • More Mantine can be found past the Wailord, occassionally leaping into the air.
New Pokemon Snap SharpedoSharpedo
  • Can be found lurking near the first Crystabloom.

  • Another Sharpedo will swim in from your left as you approach the whirlpool.

  • From Research Level 3, a Sharpedo may be found past the Wailord. This Sharpedo will have a swimming race with the nearby Machamp.
New Pokemon Snap MagikarpMagikarp
  • When tossing Fluffruit into the middle of the whirlpool, Magikarp will splash out from it's center.
New Pokemon Snap WailordWailord
  • A large Wailord will surface from beneath the ocean around halfway through the stage.

  • From Research Level 2, a second Wailord may also surface to the right of this first Wailord.
New Pokemon Snap PelipperPelipper
  • May be found flying to the left of the Wailord.

  • May be found flying to the right, just before the split in the path.

  • May be found resting atop the water in the alternate route.
New Pokemon Snap MachampMachamp
  • Can be found stretching it's muscles on top one of the rocks in the middle of the ocean.
New Pokemon Snap CorsolaCorsola
  • A Corsola can be found running from mean Mareanie just below the surface of the water near the third Crystabloom on the main path.

  • A group of 3 Corsola may be found resting on a rocky platform to your left just before the end of the level.
New Pokemon Snap MareanieMareanie
  • May be found on the main path near the end of the level.
New Pokemon Snap PyukumukuPyukumuku
  • May be found on a rocky platform just before entering the alternate route.

  • May also be found hitching a ride in the bills of the Pelippers floating around on the alternate route.
Minimum Research Level 2
New Pokemon Snap SquirtleSquirtle
  • Can be found near the start of the course, a large group of them can be found napping on one of the islands to your left.

  • A few more Squirtle can be found on top of some of the smaller rocky formations, and one can be found being chased by a Sharpedo. This Squirtle will jump onto a rock for safety on Research Level 2, or will be rescued by a Lapras on Research Level 3
Minimum Research Level 3
New Pokemon Snap LaprasLapras
  • Can be found to your right near the start of the course.

  • A second Lapras will appear on your left to rescue a Squirtle being chased by a Sharpedo.
New Pokemon Snap WailmerWailmer
  • Halfway through the level, a Sharpedo and a Machamp will have a swimming race. When they are done, a Wailmer may surface from behind you. Throwing an orb at it will make it spray water, which is also part of the Adorable Water Spray request.

Reef (Day) Alternate Routes

Alternate Route 1 - Wailord Area

New Pokemon Snap - Reef (Day) Alternate Route 1

Branch route changes depending on the camera direction

Once you have Research Level 2, you can change the route in the area near the Wailord. Point your camera to the right to head towards in front of Wailord while pointing to the left leads you behind it near the area with a group of Pelippers.

Alternate Route 2 - Near the Rocks

New Pokemon Snap - Reef (Day) Alternate Route 2

Default Route Left
Alternate Route Right

Near the end of the course, you can scan the area to find a branching route near the rocks.

Reef (Day) Requests

Request Name How to Clear
Returning to the SeaReturning to the Sea
Research Lv. 2 or higher
Snap a photo of Pyukumuku after it jumps out of Pelipper's mouth in the Blue Hole.
Reward:
Eye 3
Returning to the Sea Walkthrough
A Bite for the Bully of the SeaA Bite for the Bully of the Sea
Research Lv. 3
Feed the Sharpedo a fluffruit instead of triggering its Illumina glow.
Reward:
Professor Mirror's Gloves
A Bite for the Bully of the Sea Walkthrough
Bobbing for FluffruitBobbing for Fluffruit
Research Lv. 2 or higher
Throw a Fluffruit in the water near a Pelipper and snap a photo of it swooping down to eat it.
Bobbing for Fluffruit Walkthrough
If YouIf You're Happy and You Know It
Research Lv. 2 or higher
Take the branching route that leads near Wailord's head and throw an Illumina Orb at the second Wailord to feed it a Fluffruit.
Reward:
Effect 4
If You're Happy and You Know It Walkthrough
Adorable Water SprayAdorable Water Spray
Research Lv. 3
Follow Machamp and Sharpedo during their race. At the end, a Wailmer will appear from behind you. Throw an orb at it and snap a photo of it spraying water.
Adorable Water Spray Walkthrough

LenTalk Guide and List of Requests

Reef (Day) Crystablooms

Crystabloom Where to Find
Crystabloom 1 Can be found atop a rock to your right, shortly after the course starts. Illuminating this Crystabloom will cause a Pikachu to appear while riding on the back of a Mantine.
Crystabloom 2 Can be found on a rocky platform to your left near the whirlpool.
Crystabloom 3 Can be found next to some Mareanie on top of a rocky platform near the end of the level.
Crystabloom 4 Although a bit hidden, this Crystabloom can be found just slightly below the surface of the water, next to some reefs to your right 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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