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 legendaries to help you with collecting Research Titles and filling out your Photodex!
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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!
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|Location||Jungle (Day) and Jungle (Night)|
See the table below to learn how to find Mew!
|1||As soon as you start the course, press the Down arrow on the D-Pad to quickly turn around and play the Melody.|
|2||Throw a Fluffruit at the pink orb that appears.|
|3||If done correctly, the pink orb will transform into Mew for a split-second before disappearing.|
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 sometimes appears at the Volcano in four spots, although it seems to be somewhat random. See the table below to learn Ho-Oh's four possible locations!
Start Volcano at Research Level 3. From the starting point, look to your right to find a Charmander. Ho-Oh briefly passes by in this area.
After passing by the jumping Monferno, look to your top left to find Ho-Oh flying near the area.
If you found Ho-Oh in the second area, you can find it flying in between the second Crystabloom and the nearby rocks.
At Research Level 3, you may find Ho-Oh flying above the ceiling in the alternate route before the blue lava room.
If Ho-Oh doesn't appear in these spots, restart the course and try again.
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.
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!
|1||Head to the Alternate Route.|
|2||Throw an Illumina Orb at the two Lapras and play the Melody to let the Pokemon sing.|
|3||Look below Lapras and take a photo of Manaphy!|
|Location||Park (Day), Park (Night), and Park (Illumina Spot)|
Shaymin appears in the flower garden area of Park (Day) and Park (Night). 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 appears in an alternate route in Cave and requires following some steps for the Pokemon to appear. See the table below to learn how to find Diancie!
|1||Head to the first Alternate Route leading further underground in the cave.|
|2||Throw an Illumina Orb at the two Carbink and the Mawile.|
|3||Look at the righthand side of the area to find Diancie on a rock.|
Lugia appears in an alternate route in Undersea and requires following some steps for the Pokemon to appear. See the table below to learn how to find Lugia!
|1||Head to the first Alternate Route towards the cave.|
|2||Throw an Illumina Orb at the Lanturn after passing through the cave where Starmie is.|
|3||Turn towards the two Frillish and wait until Wailord appears.|
|4||Throw an Illumina Orb at the Lanturn to rescue it from the two Frillish.|
|5||Follow the Lanturn as it leads you to another Alternate Route.|
|6||Take a photo of Lugia sleeping at the end of the route.|
|1||Go beyond the snow wall at the first Alternate Route.
Note: You need to unlock this Alternate Route on Snowfields (Day) to head through the snow wall.
|2||Throw an Illumina Orb at the Crabominable and have it wake up the Abomasnow.|
|3||Take a photo of Froslass as it appears in the snowstorm.|
|4||Take the Alternate Route that Froslass passes through.|
|5||Throw an Illumina Orb at the Jynx found above the Avalugg.|
|6||Take a photo of Suicune as soon as it appears.|
|Location||Badlands (Day) and Badlands (Night)|
Zeraora appears in two of the new courses that was added as part of the free content update. One can be found sleeping on the left side at the beginning of Badlands (Night) at Research Level 2 and higher.
Another is sleeping on a cliff on your right at the start of Badlands (Day) after reaching Research Level 3. Both instances of Zeraora can be woken up by throwing a Fluffruit at them.
|Pokemon By Type|
|Pokemon By Classification|
|List of Legendary Pokemon||List of Illumina Pokemon|
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