How to Clear Gem Royalty Request Walkthrough | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

This is a guide to completing Gem Royalty, 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 Gem Royalty, as well as the reward!

Gem Royalty Map and Request Information

General Info

Course Cave Lv. 3 or higher
Target Pokemon New Pokemon Snap CarbinkCarbink
Target Pokemon 2 New Pokemon Snap DiancieDiancie
Quest Giver Todd
How to Unlock ・After reaching Research Level 3 in Cave
Request Text ・“Sometimes a pack of Carbink will have a princess leading them. I bet you could get a shot of some very happy Carbink if the princess were around!”

Course and Map Information

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Cave Walkthrough: List of Pokemon and How to Unlock

How to Clear Gem Royalty

1. Head to the Branching Route

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Start Cave at Research Level. Wait until you descend down the cave and head to the branching route.

2. Throw an Illumina Orb at the Hidden Crystabloom

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Immediately after entering the last area, look to your left throw an Illumina Orb behind the rock formation to illuminate a hidden Crystabloom.

As shown in the above image, you can throw the orbs to where the red circle is located.

Vivillon appears after successfully throwing the orb

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If done correctly, a Vivillon should emerge from the rock formation. If it does not appear, restart the course and try again.

3. Throw Illumina Orbs at the Four Carbinks

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Once you reach the last area of the course, throw Illumina Orbs at the four Carbinks. You need to throw a lot these orbs to hit some of them that are hiding behind the ruins.

The four Carbinks will move at a particular location

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If done correctly, all four Carbinks should emerge from their hiding spots and gather in a specific formation as shown in the above image.

4. Play the Melody

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Point the reticule at one of the Carbinks and play the Melody. The Pokemon will dance on the spot and eventually, Diancie will appear from one of the ruins.

5. Throw an Illumina Orb at Diancie

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Throw an Illumina Orb at Diancie and wait until the Pokemon starts to create a gem.

Position Yourself Behind Diancie and Carbink

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As soon as Diancie is about to create the gem, you need to position yourself behind it and the Carbinks. Use Turbo and look behind to get this angle as shown in the image above.

6. Take a Photo of the Carbink and Diancie

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Wait for Diancie to destroy the pink gem and take a photo of it along with the Carbink reacting and dancing to it to complete the request.

Note that it is not required to have all four Carbinks in the photo, you just need to have both Diancie and the Carbink near it to get the required photo.

Reward for Clearing Gem Royalty

No Reward

There are no obtainable rewards for completing this request.

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