This is a guide to finding all Illumina Pokemon in New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Snap 2) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn where to find all Illumina Pokemon to help you with collecting Research Titles and filling out your Photodex!
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During your research, you can find certain Pokemon with glowing patterns on their bodies. These are called Illumina Pokemon and their distinct markings are caused by what's known as the Illumina Phenomon.
You can find Illumina Pokemon in areas called Illumina Spots. These spots are unlocked after meeting certain conditions such as leveling up the Research Level of a certain course.
See the guide below to find all the confirmed Illumina Pokemon and their locations!
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Meganium is the first Illumina Pokemon that you encounter in New Pokemon Snap. There are no particular steps required for it to appear, so you can take its photo once the Pokemon starts to reveal its glowing patterns.
Milotic is the Illumina Pokemon found in Elsewhere Forest. Taking a photo of this Pokemon requires you to throw Fluffruits and Illumina Orbs to reveal its glowing patterns.
|1||Enlarge||As soon as you start the course, look below and throw Fluffruits at Milotic.|
|2||Enlarge||Wait for it to surface and throw at least two Illumina Orbs at the Pokemon.|
|3||Enlarge||Take a photo of Milotic as soon as it reacts to the orb!|
You can find two Volcarona in the Volcano's Illumina Spot. Much like Milotic, you need to throw Fluffruits at it first to dissipate the fire and then throw Illumina Orbs for its glowing patterns to appear.
|1||Enlarge||Wait for one of the Volcarona to hover around and throw Fluffruits at it to remove the fire.|
|2||Enlarge||After removing the fire, throw at least one or two Illumina Orbs at the Pokemon.|
|3||Enlarge||Take a photo of Volcarona as soon as it reacts to the orb!|
Wishiwashi is located at the Lental Seafloor's Illumina Spot. The Pokemon can be found in its Solo Form upon starting the course. You need to throw Illumina Orbs at them to transform into its School Form and take its photo.
|1||Enlarge||Throw some Illumina Orbs at the Wishiwashi.|
|2||Enlarge||Wait for them to disappear and reappear in their School Form. Use Scan Mode to find its exact location.|
|3||Enlarge||Take a photo of Wishiwashi as soon as it gets close to you!|
Steelix is the Illumina Pokemon found in the Cave's Illumina Spot. This Pokemon moves fast, making it one of the trickiest Illumina Pokemon to take a photo of.
|1||Enlarge||Throw a Fluffruit on the second hole from the starting area.|
|2||Enlarge||Wait for Steelix to pop its head out and throw three Illumina Orbs for its glowing patterns to appear.|
|3||Enlarge||Take a photo of Steelix as soon as it emerges from the hole!|
|1||Enlarge||Throw an Illumina Orb at the orb.|
|2||Enlarge||Wait for the orb to transform into Xerneas and take the photo of the Legendary Pokemon!|
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|List of Legendary Pokemon||List of Illumina Pokemon|
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