List of Illumina Pokemon | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

New Pokemon Snap - List of Illumina Pokemon
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!

What Are Illumina Pokemon?

New Pokemon Snap - How to Find Illumina Pokemon
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.

How to Raise Your Research Level Quickly

See the guide below to find all the confirmed Illumina Pokemon and their locations!

List of Illumina Pokemon

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Wishiwashi (School Form)Wishiwashi New Pokemon Snap - SteelixSteelix New Pokemon Snap - XerneasXerneas

Illumina Pokemon Locations

Meganium

New Pokemon Snap - Illumina Meganium

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.

Meganium Walkthrough: How to Get All Stars

Milotic

New Pokemon Snap - Illumina Milotic

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.

Milotic Walkthrough: How to Get All Stars

How to Take a Photo of Milotic

1 New Pokemon Snap - Milotic Location Step 1Enlarge As soon as you start the course, look below and throw Fluffruits at Milotic.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Milotic Location Step 2Enlarge Wait for it to surface and throw at least two Illumina Orbs at the Pokemon.
3 New Pokemon Snap - Illumina MiloticEnlarge Take a photo of Milotic as soon as it reacts to the orb!

Volcarona

New Pokemon Snap - Illumina Volcanora
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.

Volcarona Walkthrough: How to Get All Stars

How to Take a Photo of Volcarona

1 New Pokemon Snap - Volcanora Location Step 1Enlarge Wait for one of the Volcarona to hover around and throw Fluffruits at it to remove the fire.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Volcanora Location Step 2Enlarge After removing the fire, throw at least one or two Illumina Orbs at the Pokemon.
3 New Pokemon Snap - Volcanora Location Step 3Enlarge Take a photo of Volcarona as soon as it reacts to the orb!

Wishiwashi

New Pokemon Snap - Illumina Wishiwashi
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.

Wishiwashi Walkthrough: How to Get All Stars

How to Take a Photo of Wishiwashi

1 New Pokemon Snap - Wishiwashi Location Step 1Enlarge Throw some Illumina Orbs at the Wishiwashi.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Wishiwashi Location Step 2Enlarge Wait for them to disappear and reappear in their School Form. Use Scan Mode to find its exact location.
3 New Pokemon Snap - Wishiwashi Location Step 3Enlarge Take a photo of Wishiwashi as soon as it gets close to you!

Steelix

New Pokemon Snap - Illumina Steelix
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.

Steelix Walkthrough: How to Get All Stars

How to Take a Photo of Steelix

1 New Pokemon Snap - Steelix Location Step 1Enlarge Throw a Fluffruit on the second hole from the starting area.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Steelix Location Step 2Enlarge Wait for Steelix to pop its head out and throw three Illumina Orbs for its glowing patterns to appear.
3 New Pokemon Snap - Steelix Location Step 3Enlarge Take a photo of Steelix as soon as it emerges from the hole!

Xerneas

New Pokemon Snap - Illumina Xerneas
Xerneas is the last Illumina Pokemon that you encounter and can be found in the Ruins' Illumina Spot. Accessing this spot requires you to light up all the crystablooms in the Ruins.

Xerneas Walkthrough: How to Get All Stars

How to Take a Photo of Xerneas

1 New Pokemon Snap - Xerneas Location Step 1Enlarge Throw an Illumina Orb at the orb.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Xerneas Location Step 2Enlarge Wait for the orb to transform into Xerneas and take the photo of the Legendary Pokemon!

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