List of Legendary Pokemon Locations | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

New Pokemon Snap - List of Legendary Pokemon
This is a guide to finding all Legendary Pokemon in New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Snap 2) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn where to find all Legendary Pokemon to help you with collecting Research Titles and filling out your Photodex!

Legendary Pokemon Are Unlocked Post Game

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With the exception of Shaymin's appearance in the Park Illumina Spot, Legendary Pokemon will only show up after clearing the main story. After clearing the final Illumina Spot and viewing the credits roll, you can revisit older levels to begin finding Legendaries!

Progression Guide and Complete Story Walkthrough

List of Legendary Pokemon

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New Pokemon Snap - MewMew New Pokemon Snap - CelebiCelebi New Pokemon Snap - Ho-OhHo-Oh
New Pokemon Snap - JirachiJirachi New Pokemon Snap - ManaphyManaphy New Pokemon Snap - ShayminShaymin
New Pokemon Snap - DiancieDiancie New Pokemon Snap - LugiaLugia New Pokemon Snap - SuicuneSuicune

Legendary Pokemon Locations

Mew

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Location Jungle (Night)

Mew Locations and How to Get Each Star

You can find Mew on Jungle (Night) at the beginning of the course. See the table below to learn how to find Mew!

How to Take a Photo of Mew

1 New Pokemon Snap - Mew Location Step1Enlarge As soon as you start the course, press the Down arrow on the D-Pad to quickly turn around and play the Melody.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Mew Location Step 2Enlarge A pink orb appears!
3 New Pokemon Snap - Mew Location Step 3Enlarge Throw a Fluffruit at the orb that appears to take a photo of Mew!

Celebi

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Location Forest

Celebi Locations and How to Get Each Star

Celebi appears in the last part of the Forest. There are no particular steps required for it to appear, so you can take its photo once you head to this area.

Ho-Oh

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Location Volcano

Ho-Oh Locations and How to Get Each Star

Ho-Oh sometimes appears in this course in two spots, although it seems to be somewhat random. At the start of the course, look to the right near the Charmander and you may spot Ho-Oh passing by.

You can also find it right after going through the first area and going down the path with the jumping Monferno. Look to the left and up in the air. After a few seconds, you may spot Ho-Oh.

If Ho-Oh doesn't appear in these spots, restart the course and try again.

Jirachi

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Location Ruins

Jirachi Locations and How to Get Each Star

Jirachi appears near the starting point of the course, as well as inside the Ruins. There are no particular steps required for it to appear, so you can take its photo once you head to these areas.

Sleeping on a Steelix Statue

New Pokemon Snap - Jirachi Steelix Statue
Inside the ruins, you can find Jirachi sleeping on a Steelix statue. Throwing a Fluffruit or an Illumina Orb at it causes the legendary Pokemon to wake up and fly around the area.

Manaphy

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Location Reef (Evening)

Manaphy Locations and How to Get Each Star

Manaphy appears in two areas in Reef (Evening) and requires following a few steps for the Pokemon to appear. See the table below to learn how to find Manaphy!

How to Take a Photo of Manaphy

1 New Pokemon Snap - Manaphy Location Step 1Enlarge Head to the Branching Route.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Manaphy Location Step 2Enlarge Throw an Illumina Orb at Lapras and play the Melody to let the Pokemon sing.
3 New Pokemon Snap - Manaphy LocationEnlarge Look below Lapras and take a photo of Manaphy!

Shaymin

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Location Park (Day) and Park (Illumina Spot)

Shaymin Locations and How to Get Each Star

Shaymin appears in the flower garden area of Park (Day). This Pokemon may be difficult to find as it blends in with the flowers, so be sure to look closely and you might spot this Legendary Pokemon!

You can also find this Pokemon at Park (Illumina Spot) although it requires a few steps for it to appear in the area.

Diancie

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Location Cave

Diancie Locations and How to Get Each Star

Diancie appears in a Branching Route in Cave and requires following some steps for the Pokemon to appear. See the table below to learn how to find Diancie!

How to Take a Photo of Diancie

1 New Pokemon Snap - Diancie Location Step 1Enlarge Head to the first Branching Route leading further underground in the cave.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Diancie Location Step 2Enlarge Throw an Illumina Orb at the two Carbink and the Mawile.
3 New Pokemon Snap - Diancie Location Step 3Enlarge Look at the righthand side of the area to find Diancie on a rock.

Tap to View Map Location

Diancie Map Location

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Lugia

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Location Undersea

Lugia Locations and How to Get All Stars

Lugia appears in a Branching Route in Undersea and requires following some steps for the Pokemon to appear. See the table below to learn how to find Lugia!

How to Take a Photo of Lugia

1 New Pokemon Snap - Lugia Location StepEnlarge Head to the first Branching Route towards the cave.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Lugia Location Step 2Enlarge Throw an Illumina Orb at the Lanturn after passing through the cave where Starmie is.
3 New Pokemon Snap - Lugia Location Step 3Enlarge Turn towards the two Frillish and wait until Wailord appears.
4 New Pokemon Snap - Lugia Location Step 4Enlarge Throw an Illumina Orb at the Lanturn to rescue it from the two Frillish.
5 New Pokemon Snap - Lugia Location Step 5Enlarge Follow the Lanturn as it leads you to another Branching Route.
6 New Pokemon Snap - Lugia Location Step 6Enlarge Take a photo of Lugia sleeping at the end of the route.

Tap to View Map Location

Lugia Map Location

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Suicune

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Location Snowfields (Night)

Suicune Locations and How to Get All Stars

Suicune appears in two Branching Routes and requires following some steps for the Pokemon to appear. See the table below to learn how to find Suicune!

How to Take a Photo of Suicune

1 New Pokemon Snap - Suicune Location Step 1Enlarge Go beyond the snow wall at the first Branching Route.
You need to unlock this Branching Route on Snowfields (Day) to head through the snow wall.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Suicune Location Step 2Enlarge Throw an Illumina Orb at the Crabominable and have it wake up the Abomasnow.
3 New Pokemon Snap - Suicune Location Step 3Enlarge Take a photo of Froslass as it appears in the snowstorm.
4 New Pokemon Snap - Suicune Location Step 4Enlarge Take the Branch Route that Froslass passes through.
5 New Pokemon Snap - Suicune Location Step 5Enlarge Throw an Illumina Orb at the Jynx found above the Avalugg.
6 New Pokemon Snap - Suicune Location Step 6Enlarge Take a photo of Suicune as soon as it appears.

Tap to View Map Location

Suicune Map Location

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