How to Clear Drifting Drifblim Request Walkthrough | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

This is a guide to completing Drifting Drifblim, 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 Drifting Drifblim, as well as the reward!

Drifting Drifblim Map and Request Information

General Info

Course Reef (Evening) Lv. 1 or higher
Target Pokemon New Pokemon Snap DrifblimDrifblim
Quest Giver Rita
How to Unlock ・After your first expedition in Reef (Evening)
Request Text ・“I saw an odd Drifblim. I think its head was more inflated than normal... But maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me.”

Course and Map Information

Reef (Evening) MapEnlarge

Reef (Evening) Walkthrough: List of Pokemon and How to Unlock

How to Clear Drifting Drifblim

1. Throw Illumina Orbs at the Two Drifblim

New Pokemon Snap - Drifting Drifblim Step 1Enlarge

Start Reef (Evening) at Research Level 1. Look for the two Drifblim near the Wailord and throw Illumina Orbs at it.

2. Take a Photo of the Drifblim Inflating Its Head

New Pokemon Snap - Drifting Drifblim Request PhotoEnlarge

Wait for the two Pokemon to gather together. Take a photo of one of them inflating its head to complete the request.

Reward for Clearing Drifting Drifblim

No Reward

There are no obtainable rewards for completing this request.

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1 Tainaru6 days

Around Wailord, there are 2 closest Drfiblims. Hit both with Illumina orbs and keep them lit at the same time. The one on the left will approach the other one and they start communicating. He will then gets bigger which is what you want.

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