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

New Pokemon Snap - Xerneas Walkthrough: How to Get All Stars
This is a guide to Xerneas'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 Xerneas, and how to get a diamond star rating!

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Where to Find Xerneas

Photodex No. 214
Type 1 Type 2
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Levels Xerneas Appears In

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

Photodex Entry for Xerneas

1★ Photo Example 2★ Photo Example
1★ (Nice and calm) 2★ (Happy vibes)
3★ Photo Example 4★ Photo Example
3★ (You don't see this everyday) 4★ (The power of life)

1~4 ★ Photos taken by the Game8 Walkthrough Team

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How to Take Xerneas's Photo

1. Hit the Blue Orb with an Illumina Orb

Xerneas only appears after hitting the blue orb with an Illumina Orb.

Areas to Hit the Blue Orb

Left Side of the Room with Gray Stone Pillars
Near the Collapsed Pillar on the Waterside
Aim for the area where you moved from the collapsed pillar to hit the blue orb.

2. Throw an Illumina Orb when Xerneas Appears

New Pokemon Snap - Xerneas Location Step 2
Wait for the blue orb to transform into Xerneas and throw an Illumina Orb for the Pokemon to enter in its illuminated state.

Be careful not to throw a Fluffruit as this causes Xerneas to run away.

How to Get All Stars for Xerneas

How to Take Xerneas 1 Star Photo

Caption Name Nice and calm

Simple Pose

Immediately after Xerneas appears, throw Illumina Orbs at Xerneas' orb to revert it to its physical form. Throw a few more Illumina Orbs at Xerneas after to make it enter the Illumina state before taking a picture.

How to Take Xerneas 2 Star Photo

Caption Name Happy vibes

Looking Back in Time

In the room with the mural, hit Xerneas' physical form with Illumina Orbs so it illuminates. Wait for Xerneas to look at the drawing on the wall before taking a picture of its 2-star pose.

How to Take Xerneas 3 Star Photo

Caption Name You don't see this everyday

Stand Proud

In the first room with pillars, throw an Illumina Orb at Xerneas' orb so it changes back to its physical form. Throw an Illumina Orb at Xerneas so it becomes illuminated then another orb so that it moves to the next room.

At the top of the staircase, Xerneas will change from orb form to physical form and stand there for a few seconds. This is your chance to take the 3-star pose for Xerneas.

How to Take Xerneas 4 Star Photo

Caption Name The power of life


For this photo, we recommend setting your camera to Burst Mode.

As you enter the room with the mural, you'll see Xerneas' orb circling around the water. Throw an Illumina Orb at it or simply wait for Xerneas to revert to physical form.

When Xerneas jumps near the mural, throw an Illumina Orb to make it enter the Illumina state.

Use the Turbo function afterward to get past the first pillar then wake up the two sleeping Houndoom using Fluffruits.

Once awake, guide the Houndoom toward Xerneas using the Scan Mode. Xerneas should use Geomancy if you did the steps correctly.

Start taking photos when Xerneas stands on its hind legs to get its 4 Star Photo and complete The Power of Xerneas request.

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