How to Clear Sprinting in Surprise Request Walkthrough | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

This is a guide to completing Sprinting in Surprise, a request in New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Snap 2) for the Nintendo Switch. Here you can find what kind of photo you need, and how to take it, in order to clear Sprinting in Surprise, as well as the reward!

Sprinting in Surprise Map and Request Information

General Info

Course Sands (Day) Lv. 1 or higher
Target Pokemon New Pokemon Snap HelioliskHeliolisk
Target Pokemon 2 New Pokemon Snap MagikarpMagikarp
Quest Giver Rita
How to Unlock ・After your first expedition in Sands (Day)
Request Text ・“Hey, would you believe me if I told you I saw a Heliolisk running on water?”

Course and Map Information

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Sands (Day) Walkthrough: List of Pokemon and How to Unlock

How to Clear Sprinting in Surprise

Throw Fluffruit into the Oasis Water

Once you reach the oasis section of Sands (Day), start throwing fluffruit into the water of the oasis. The goal is to keep throwing fluffruit until a Magikarp comes splashing out of the water, which will suprise the sleeping Heliolisk and cause it to start running. Throwing the fluffruit directly at the Heliolisk will not do anything.

Where to Throw Fluffruit

If you're just entering the oasis, you'd want to throw fluffruit to the left side of the oasis water (the side closer to the main route), so that the Magikarp spawns behind Heliolisk, which will cause it to run towards the direction from which you came.

From the Branching Route

You can also complete the request even if you took the branching route off to the right side of the oasis. However, this time, you'd want to throw the fluffruit around where the Hippowdon and Torchic are, so that the Magikarp spawns in the direction Heliolisk is facing, which will cause it to run in the opposite direction (towards the alternate route).

Snap a Photo of the Heliolisk on Water

After getting the Magikarp to surprise the Heliolisk, on whichever route you took, you have to snap a photo of Heliolisk as it's running on the water. It takes about 3 quick steps across the water, but it should be enough to get a photo.

Reward for Clearing Sprinting in Surprise

No Reward

There are no obtainable rewards for completing this request.

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