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

Cave Map and How to Unlock

How to Unlock Unlocked after reaching Research Level 2 on Snowfields (Night).

Expedition Points Per Level

Lv. 1→Lv. 2 35,000
Lv. 2→Lv. 3 55,000
Lv. 3→Max Lv. 70,000

Cave List of Pokemon

List of Pokemon

Pokemon
Minimum Research Level
New Pokemon Snap MagikarpMagikarp
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap BearticBeartic
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap BraviaryBraviary
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap GlalieGlalie
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap CrobatCrobat
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap JoltikJoltik
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap GeodudeGeodude
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap CarbinkCarbink
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap GengarGengar
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap NoibatNoibat
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap CroagunkCroagunk
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap SableyeSableye
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap RampardosRampardos
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap VivillonVivillon
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap DrifloonDrifloon
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap ClefairyClefairy
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap MawileMawile
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap PumpkabooPumpkaboo
Lv. 3
New Pokemon Snap HydreigonHydreigon
Lv. 3
New Pokemon Snap GoodraGoodra
Lv. 3
New Pokemon Snap JolteonJolteon
Lv. 3
New Pokemon Snap DiancieDiancie
Lv. 3

How to Raise Your Research Level

Pokemon Locations

Pokemon Where to Find
New Pokemon Snap VivillonVivillon
  • A group of Vivillon can be found in the forest area of the first alternate route.
  • A hidden Vivillon can be found after throwing an Illumina Orb at the leftmost rock formation at the forest area on the first alternate route.
New Pokemon Snap MagikarpMagikarp
  • As you descend to the cave, throw an Illumina Orb at the Crystabloom near the waterfall and several Magikarps should appear.
  • You can find a Magikarp at the rimstone alternate route. Scan the area to find the ??? and throw Fluffuits for the Pokemon to jump out of the water.
New Pokemon Snap BearticBeartic
  • As you descend to the cave, look up to find a Beartic on the cave's ceiling.
New Pokemon Snap BraviaryBraviary
  • You can find a Braviary on top of a rock as you descend to the cave.
New Pokemon Snap CrobatCrobat
  • A Crobat flies in front of you at the beginning of the course.
  • You can find a group of Crobats flying around as you descend down the cave.
  • Two Crobats can be found sleeping on the cave's ceiling on the main route. Waking them up lets you take an alternate route leading to an area with a rimstone formation.
  • Several Crobats appear on the area with the two Rampardos on the main route.
  • You can find another two sleeping Crobats when heading towards the first alternate route.
New Pokemon Snap JoltikJoltik
  • A group of Joltiks can be found as soon as you start the course.
  • You can find some Joltiks on a small opening on the left of the main route.
  • You can find two Joltiks on one of the giant crystals on the first alternate route.
  • A Joltik can be found beside a Crystabloom on the secret alternate route leading to the other part of the forest area.
New Pokemon Snap GeodudeGeodude
  • Once you descend down the cave, look to your left to find a Geodude clinging to the wall.
  • You can find two Geodudes battling after taking the first alternate route.
  • After seeing the first Goodra on the main route, look to your right to find a small opening that contains two Geodudes and a Sableye.
  • On the main route, you can find another Geodude clinging to a stalactite near the end of the course.
  • After the Mawile allows you to enter the other side of the forest, look behind to find a Geodude clinging to the wall.
New Pokemon Snap CarbinkCarbink
  • A group of Carbink can be found as soon as you start the course.
  • At Research Level 2, you can find two Carbinks and a Glalie as you descend down the cave.
  • At Research Level 3, you can find a two Carbinks along with a Mawile as you head towards the area with the giant crystals on the first alternate route.
  • A group of Carbinks can be found in the forest area of this course. Throw Illumina Orbs for it to come up of its hiding spots.
New Pokemon Snap GlalieGlalie
  • At Research Level 2, a Glalie can be found on your right as you descend down the cave.
New Pokemon Snap GengarGengar
  • As soon as you start the course, look behind and find a portal on the bottom right and throw an Illumina Orb for Gengar to pop out.
  • At Research Level 1, you can find a Gengar on the main route before it jumps down to the portal.
  • At the end of the main route, you can find a portal near the area with a Rampardos. Gengar may sometimes pop out from this portal.
  • Find the portal to your right and throw an Illumina Orb for the Pokemon to pop out.
  • At Research Level 3, you can find a Gengar on your right while descending down the cave.
New Pokemon Snap NoibatNoibat
  • A group of Noibats can be found as soon as you start the course.
  • As you descend down the cave, look your to right to find a waterfall. Throw Fluffruits on the small cave left of the waterfall for a Noibat to appear.
  • Before entering the main path, throw Illumina Orbs at the river and three Noibats will fly out.
  • Several Noibats can be found alongside Drifloon near the exit point on the main route.
  • Two Noibats can be seen descending down to the cave. At Research Level 3, you can follow them and to head towards the first alternate route.
  • Another group appears after throwing an Illumina Orb at the Crystabloom on a small opening on the left side of the tunnel on the main route.
New Pokemon Snap PumpkabooPumpkaboo
  • As soon as you start the course, look to your left find an opening that contains two Gengars, two Carbinks, and a single Pumpkaboo.
  • As you descend down the cave, look up to find a Pumpakaboo near the cliff side. Throwing an Illumina Orb at it causes it to activate its searchlights.
  • Follow the two Noibats to head towards the alternate route leading to the giant crystals. Once you see the two Geodudes battling, look behind and run a scan to find a hidden Pumpkaboo.
  • As you head towards the opening, look to your right to find a Pumpkaboo floating in the distance.
  • A Pumpkaboo can be found on the forest area of the course.
  • To get the Pumpakboo to appear near the exit point of the rimstone alternate route, you need to find three Pumpkaboos near the starting area and throw an Illumina Orb at them. One can be found on the left side of the starting point, behind jagged rocks. Another is on a cliff right of Gengar's portal. The last one can be found on the upper left as you start to descend to the cave.
New Pokemon Snap CroagunkCroagunk
  • A sleeping Croagunk can be found on one of the platforms while descending down the cave.
  • Another sleeping Croagunk can be found on the top right as you head towards the first alternate route.
New Pokemon Snap DrifloonDrifloon
  • A group of Drifloons can be found as soon as you start the course.
  • Several Drifloons can be found alongside Noibats near the exit poiunt on the main route.
  • At Research Level 3, you can find a group of Drifloons floating around as you descend down the cave.
  • A group of Drifloon can be found on the giant crystal area after taking the first alternate route.
New Pokemon Snap ClefairyClefairy
  • At Research Level 2, you can find a Clefairy near the Crystabloom as you descend down the cave.
  • On the main route, look left to find two sleeping Clefairy near a small opening on the side of the cave.
New Pokemon Snap SableyeSableye
  • As you head towards the forest area on the first alternate route, look behind to find a sleeping Sableye on one of the giant crystals.
  • You can find a Sableye in the area as you head towards the main route.
New Pokemon Snap RampardosRampardos
  • At Research Level 2, a Rampardos can be found as you descend down the cave.
  • Two Rampardos can be found after taking the main route near the exit point.
  • You can find a sleeping Rampardos near the exit point of the forest area.
New Pokemon Snap HydreigonHydreigon
  • At Research Level 3, a Hydreigon appears and flies towards the main route.
  • You can find it again hovering around the area near the exit point on the main route.
  • After the Mawile allows you to enter the other side of the forest, look to your left to find the sleeping Hydreigon near the exit point.
New Pokemon Snap GoodraGoodra
  • At Research Level 3, you can find a Goodra on your left when heading towards the main route.
  • A second Goodra can be find near the end of the course on the main route.
New Pokemon Snap MawileMawile
  • At Research Level 2, you can find a Mawile along with two Carbinks as you head towards the area with the giant crystals on the first alternate route.
  • Another Mawile can be found on top of a giant crystal. This one guards the alternate route leading towards the other side of the forest area.
  • After the Mawile allows you to enter the other side of the forest, you can find another on the forest area before the exit point.
New Pokemon Snap JolteonJolteon
  • After the Mawile allows you to take the second alternate route, wait for the Neo-One to descend down the secret area of the forest. Look behind to find Jolteon.
New Pokemon Snap DiancieDiancie
  • Diancie appears in two places in the first alternate route. Throw Illumina Orbs at the two Carbinks and the Mawile for this legendary Pokemon to emerge from behind the crystals.
  • As you reach the small forest area, throw Illumina Orbs at the Carbink and play the Melody for Diancie to appear.

Cave Alternate Routes

Alternate Route 1 - Noibat Area

New Pokemon Snap - Alternate Route 1

Research Level Lv. 3

Upon reaching Research Level 3, you can follow the two Noibats as they enter an alternate route to the cave. Look for the two Noibats as you descend down and then run a scan to head towards this Alternate Route.

Alternate Route 2 - Alternate Forest Path

New Pokemon Snap - Cave Alternate Route 1

Research Level Lv. 3

Reaching this Alternate Route requires following a few steps. See the table below to learn how to unlock this branching route!

How to Unlock Alternate Route 2

1 Start this course at Research Level 3. Proceed through the course and head towards the first alternate route.
2 Throw Illumia Orbs at the two Carbink and the Mawile.
3 Wait for Diancie to show up and throw an Illumina Orb at it.
4 Look for the Mawile on top of a rock near the crystals and run a scan to proceed through the alternate route.

Alternate Route 3 - Rimstone Formation

New Pokemon Snap - Alternate Route 3

Research Level Lv. 3

Reaching this Alternate Route requires following a few steps. You need to follow the Hydreigon and wake up the two sleeping Crobats to unlock this path.

See the table below to learn how to unlock this branching route!

How to Unlock Alternate Route 3

1 Start Cave at Research Level 3 and follow the Hydreigon as you descend down the cave.
2 Look to your upper left and throw an Illumina Orb at the first sleeping Crobat.
3 Look to your upper right and play the Melody at the second sleeping Crobat.
4 As you reach the area with a Rampardos, run a scan and head to the alternate route.

Cave Requests

Request Name How to Clear
Crobat Touches DownCrobat Touches Down
Research Lv. 1 or 3
Feed Crobat a Fluffruit while it is on the ground.
Crobat Touches Down Walkthrough
Joltik AdjoinedJoltik Adjoined
Research Lv. 3
Lure Joltik to Jolteon and let it ride on its back.
Joltik Adjoined Walkthrough
Take a Good  Hard LookTake a Good, Hard Look
Research Lv. 2 or higher
Take a photo of Geodude climbing the cave wall.
Take a Good, Hard Look Walkthrough
Gem RoyaltyGem Royalty
Research Lv. 3
At the entrance of the last area, throw Illumina Orbs behind the leftmost rock formation for a Vivillon to appear. Restart if it doesn't show up. Next, throw Illumina Orbs at the Carbink on the ruins area. Play the melody for Diancie to show up and throw an Illumina Orb at it. Take a photo of the Carbink reacting to Diancie's pink energy attack.
Gem Royalty Walkthrough
Gengar the PranksterGengar the Prankster
Research Lv. 1 or higher
Lure Gengar to the sleeping Croagunk with Illumina orbs then snap a photo of Gengar scaring Croagunk.
Gengar the Prankster Walkthrough
NoibatNoibat's Refined Palate
Research Lv. 2 or higher
Snap a photo of Noibat before it eats a fluffruit.
Reward:
Glasses 4
Noibat's Refined Palate Walkthrough
The Biggest Pumpkaboo of AllThe Biggest Pumpkaboo of All
Research Lv. 3
Throw Illumina orbs at the 4 Pumpkaboos throughout the course in order to encounter and snap a photo of the Super Size Pumpkaboo in the final area after the giant crystals.
Reward:
Compass
The Biggest Pumpkaboo of All Walkthrough
Croagunk ChorusCroagunk Chorus
Research Lv. 3
Hit the three Croagunk with fluffruits in the correct order while playing the Melody to make them float.
Reward:
Professor Mirror (Smiling)
Croagunk Chorus Walkthrough
Drifloon Puffed UpDrifloon Puffed Up
Research Lv. 3
Make Drifloon puff up by tossing an Illumina Orb at the Crystabloom.
Reward:
Todd's Wristband
Drifloon Puffed Up Walkthrough
Clefairy by MoonlightClefairy by Moonlight
Research Lv. 3
Light the crystabloom where three Clefairy gather then use Melody to make them dance in the air.
Clefairy by Moonlight Walkthrough
Sound AsleepSound Asleep
Research Lv. 2 or higher
Snap a photo of the sleeping Sableye on the route that leads to the giant crystals.
Reward:
Glasses 5
Sound Asleep Walkthrough
Anger OutletAnger Outlet
Research Lv. 1 or 3
Snap a photo of Ramparados headbutting Gengar's portal.
Reward:
Speech Bubble 6
Anger Outlet Walkthrough
Hydreigon Berserk!Hydreigon Berserk!
Research Lv. 3
Take a photo of Hydreigon eating Fluffruit from the water.
Hydreigon Berserk! Walkthrough
Having a Goodra TimeHaving a Goodra Time
Research Lv. 3
Light up the crystabloom near Goodra and snap a photo of Goodra celebrating.
Reward:
Rita (Heart-Eyes)
Having a Goodra Time Walkthrough
Look My WayLook My Way
Research Lv. 3
Have Diancie calm Mawile then throw a fluffruit at it.
Reward:
Rita's Bag
Look My Way Walkthrough
Fur Standing On EndFur Standing On End
Research Lv. 3
Lure Jolteon to Pumpkaboo and make Jolteon use Discharge with an Illumina orb.
Fur Standing On End Walkthrough
Myth of the CaveMyth of the Cave
Research Lv. 3
Capture a photo of Diancie raising its hands up with its eyes closed.
Reward:
Accessory 10
Myth of the Cave Walkthrough

LenTalk Guide and List of Requests

Cave Crystablooms

Crystabloom Where to Find
Crystabloom 1 As you descend down the area, look to your right to find the Crystabloom near a waterfall. Throwing an Illumina Orb at it causes several Magikarps to appear.
Crystabloom 2 While descending down the area, look to your left to find this Crystabloom and a group of Clefairy.
Crystabloom 3 On the main route, look to your left to find this Crystabloom on an opening. Throwing an Illumina Orb at it causes a part of the cave to glow and a few Noibats to fly out.
Crystabloom 4 After taking the rimstone alternate route, look behind while descending down the exit point to find this Crystabloom. Throwing an Illumina Orb at it causes the nearby Drifloon to puff up.
Crystabloom 5 Head to the first alternate route and look to your left to find this Crystabloom in between the two giant crystals. Throwing an Illumina Orb at it causes a few Drifloons to fly out.
Crystabloom 6 As you descend to the small forest area in the first alternate route, find this Crystabloom located behind the Ancient Ruins.
Crystabloom 7 After proceeding through the alternate route to the forest, look to your right to find this Crystabloom on top of a rock next to a Joltik.

All Crystabloom Locations

Cave Ancient Ruins

New Pokemon Snap - Cave Ancient Ruins
Start this course at Research Level 2. Head to the Alternate Route and reach the area with a small jungle. Look right and run a scan to find the Ancient Ruins.

All Ancient Ruin Locations

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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