Ho-Oh Locations and How to Get All Stars | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

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This is a guide to Ho-Oh's Photodex entry in New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Snap 2) for the Nintendo Switch. Here you can find out how to take one star, two star, three star, and four star photos for Ho-Oh, and how to get a diamond star rating!

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Where to Find Ho-Oh

Photodex No. 153
Ho-OhHo-Oh
Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Flying Image

Levels Ho-Oh Appears In

Volcano Lv. 3

Photodex Entry for Ho-Oh

1★ Photo Example 2★ Photo Example
1 Star Photo 1★ (In flight) 2 Star Photo 2★ (Noteworthy behavior?)
3★ Photo Example 4★ Photo Example
3 Star Photo 3★ (You don't see this every day) 4 Star Photo 4★ (A visit from a legend)

1~4 ★ Photos taken by the Game8 Walkthrough Team

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How to Get All Stars for Ho-Oh

How to Take Ho-Oh 1 Star Photo

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Caption Name In flight

Passing Through

Ho-Oh appears in two random spots near the starting point of the course. Taking a photo of these spots gives you a 1 Star Photo.

If the Pokemon does not appear in these locations, restart the course and try again.

1st Area Ho-Oh - 1 Star Area 1Enlarge
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.
2nd Area Ho-Oh - 1 Star Area 2Enlarge
After passing by the jumping Monferno, look to your top left to find Ho-Oh flying near the area.

How to Take Ho-Oh 2 Star Photo

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Caption Name Noteworthy behavior?

Flying High

Taking a 2 Star Photo of Ho-Oh requires you to throw Illumina Orbs at three feathers that are found throughout the course. You also need to check if the Pokemon appears near the starting point.

See the table below to learn how to get Ho-Oh's 2 Star Photo!

1 Ho-Oh - 2 Star Area 1Enlarge
Start Volcano at Research Level 3. From the starting point, look to your right to see if Ho-Oh passes by in the area where Charmander is. If not, restart the course and try again.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 2 Star Step 2Enlarge
If Ho-Oh appears near the starting point, proceed through the course and head to the Branching Route.
3 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 2 Star Step 3Enlarge
Once you enter a hallway, look to your left and find a feather sticking out on the wall. Throw an Illumina Orb at it.
4 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 2 Star Step 4Enlarge
After entering the next room, find the sleeping Torkoal on your right and throw an Illumina Orb at it.
5 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 2 Star Step 5Enlarge
Wait for Torkoal to move away and throw an Illumina Orb at the second feather.
6 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 2 Star Step 6Enlarge
Look to your left to find another Torkoal, a Charmander, and a Flareon in the room. Find the third and last feather on a rock near the blue lava and throw an Illumina Orb at it.
7 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 2 Star Step 7Enlarge
If all three feathers were illuminated, Ho-Oh should appear on the last room near the exit point. Take a photo of it flying up to get its 2 Star Photo.

How to Take Ho-Oh 3 Star Photo

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Caption Name You don't see this every day

Illuminated

To get a 3 Star Photo of Ho-Oh, you need to follow the same steps when getting its 2 Star Photo. Once it appears on the last area, throw an Illumina Orb at it for it to enter in an illuminated state.

See the table below to learn how to get Ho-Oh's 3 Star Photo!

1 Ho-Oh - 3 Star Area 1Enlarge
Start Volcano at Research Level 3. From the starting point, look to your right to see if Ho-Oh passes by in the area where Charmander is. If not, restart the course and try again.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 3 Star Step 2Enlarge
If Ho-Oh appears near the starting point, proceed through the course and head to the Branching Route.
3 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 3 Star Step 3Enlarge
Once you enter a hallway, look to your left and find a feather sticking out on the wall. Throw an Illumina Orb at it.
4 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 3 Star Step 4Enlarge
After entering the next room, find the sleeping Torkoal on your right and throw an Illumina Orb at it.
5 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 3 Star Step 5Enlarge
Wait for Torkoal to move away and throw an Illumina Orb at the second feather.
6 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 3 Star Step 6Enlarge
Look to your left to find another Torkoal, a Charmander, and a Flareon in the room. Find the third and last feather on a rock near the blue lava and throw an Illumina Orb at it.
7 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 3 Star Step 7Enlarge
If all three feathers were illuminated, Ho-Oh should appear on the last room near the exit point. Wait for the Pokemon to fly towards you and throw an Illumina Orb at it.
8 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 3 Star Step 8Enlarge
Take a photo of Ho-oh as soon as it reacts to the orb to get its 3 Star Photo.

How to Take Ho-Oh 4 Star Photo

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Caption Name A visit from a legend

Strike a Pose

Taking a 4 Star Photo of Ho-Oh requires following the same steps when getting its 2 Star Photo. You only need to capture a specific pose for it to count as a 4 Star Photo.

See the table below to learn how to get Ho-Oh's 4 Star Photo!

1 Ho-Oh - 4 Star Area 1Enlarge
Start Volcano at Research Level 3. From the starting point, look to your right to see if Ho-Oh passes by in the area where Charmander is. If not, restart the course and try again.
2 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 4 Star Step 2Enlarge
If Ho-Oh appears near the starting point, proceed through the course and head to the Branching Route.
3 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 4 Star Step 3Enlarge
Once you enter a hallway, look to your left and find a feather sticking out on the wall. Throw an Illumina Orb at it.
4 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 4 Star Step 4Enlarge
After entering the next room, find the sleeping Torkoal on your right and throw an Illumina Orb at it.
5 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 4 Star Step 5Enlarge
Wait for Torkoal to move away and throw an Illumina Orb at the second feather.
6 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 4 Star Step 6Enlarge
Look to your left to find another Torkoal, a Charmander, and a Flareon in the room. Find the third and last feather on a rock near the blue lava and throw an Illumina Orb at it.
7 New Pokemon Snap - Ho-Oh 4 Star Step 7Enlarge
If all three feathers were illuminated, Ho-Oh should appear on the last room near the exit point. Take a photo of it screeching and showing off its wings to get its 4 Star Photo.

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