Steelix Walkthrough: How to Get All Stars | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

Steelix Walkthrough Banner.png
This is a guide to Steelix'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 Steelix, and how to get a diamond star rating!

All Illumina Pokemon
New Pokemon Snap - MeganiumMeganium New Pokemon Snap - MiloticMilotic New Pokemon Snap - VolcaronaVolcarona
Wishiwashi (School Form)Wishiwashi New Pokemon Snap - SteelixSteelix New Pokemon Snap - XerneasXerneas

Where to Find Steelix

Photodex No. 200
Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Steel Image Pokemon Ground Image

Levels Steelix Appears In

Cave (Illumina Spot) Lv. 1 Cave (Illumina Spot) Lv. 2

Photodex Entry for Steelix

1★ Photo Example 2★ Photo Example
1 Star PhotoEnlarge 1★ (Where's it going?) 2 Star PhotoEnlarge 2★ (Where's it going?)
3★ Photo Example 4★ Photo Example
3 Star PhotoEnlarge 3★ (A bit unusual!) 4 Star PhotoEnlarge 4★ (Chomping through rock)

1~4 ★ Photos taken by the Game8 Walkthrough Team

Lental Region Photodex: List of All Pokemon

How to Take Steelix's Photo

1. Throw a Fluffruit at its Hiding Spot

New Pokemon Snap - Throw Fluffruit at its Hiding Spot
Upon starting the course, look for the second hiding spot from the starting point and throw a Fluffruit at it. Steelix appears if the screen shakes or hear an earthquake, so have your Illumina Orbs ready!

2. Throw an Illumina Orb Once it Appears

New Pokemon Snap - Throw an Illumina Orb as it Appears
If you throw the Fluffruit at the second hiding spot, Steelix will pop its head out for a few seconds. This gives you the opportunity to throw at least two to three Illumina Orbs until its glowing patterns appear.

How to Get All Stars for Steelix

How to Take Steelix 1 Star Photo

Steelix 1 Star PhotoEnlarge
Caption Name Where's it going?

Tricky Pose

Taking a 1 Star Photo of Steelix is tricky as the Pokemon moves fast. You need to throw a Fluffruit at the second hole from the starting point and then throw Illumina Orbs as soon as it pop its head out.

Take a photo of Steelix emerging from the hole to achieve 1 Star.

How to Take Steelix 2 Star Photo

Steelix 2 Star PhotoEnlarge
Caption Name Where's it going?

Diving Into the Abyss

Steelix's 2-star photo can be taken in the second area of the course. Use your Scan to track Steelix then throw a fluffruit to lure it out. Time your Illumina orbs so they hit Steelix and make it enter the Illumina state. Once illuminated, lure it out again and take a picture before it dives back down.

How to Take Steelix 3 Star Photo

Steelix 3 Star PhotoEnlarge
Caption Name A bit unusual!

Parting Shots

There are many ways to take a 3-star photo for Steelix and these can only be done in the last area (past the chasm). Steelix will interact with other Pokemon in this area, with Noibat most of the time. When it does, throw Illumina orbs at it and take a picture of Steelix in Illumina state.

You can also take a 3-star photo of Steelix when it pops out on one of the holes and roars at you, like in the image above.

How to Take Steelix 4 Star Photo

Steelix 4 Star PhotoEnlarge
Caption Name Chomping through rock


In the second area of the course, look on the left side and you will see a hole with a crystabloom. Throw an Illumina orb at it to make a Crobat fly out of the hole.

Throw an orb at a crystabloom.jpgEnlarge

You have to complete the next step before you proceed to the last area or you're gonna need to retry the course.

Use your Scan to track Steelix, lure it out with a fluffruit, then follow up with Illumina orbs. Once Steelix is illuminated, it will chomp on one of the stalactites instead of just diving back down. The trick is after you throw a fluffruit to lure Steelix out, quickly position your camera to the stalactite above Steelix's location then take a picture as it takes a bite out of the rock.

New Pokemon Snap Related Links

Pokemon List Banner.png

Lental Region Photodex: List of All Pokemon

Pokemon By Type
Normal Type Fire Type Water Type Grass Type
Electric Type Ice Type Fighting Type Poison Type
Ground Type Flying Type Psychic Type Bug Type
Rock Type Ghost Type Dragon Type Dark Type
Steel Type Fairy Type - -
Pokemon By Classification
New Pokemon Snap - List of Legendary Pokemon.pngList of Legendary Pokemon New Pokemon Snap - List of Illumina PokemonList of Illumina Pokemon

    The Like Feature

    You can save a comment for later by giving it a Like.
    As a member:Get access to several features!

    Opinions about an article or post go here.
    Opinions about an article or post
    We at Game8 thank you for your support.
    In order for us to make the best articles possible, share your corrections, opinions, and thoughts about "Steelix Walkthrough: How to Get All Stars" with us!
    When reporting a problem, please be as specific as possible in providing details such as what conditions the problem occurred under and what kind of effects it had.

    Walkthrough Menu

    New Comment

    All rights reserved

    Back to the Top
    Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more