All Ancient Ruins Locations | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

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This is a guide to finding all Ancient Ruins in New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Snap 2) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn what ancient ruins are, their locations, as well as what reward you will get after registering all of the ancient ruins!

What are Ancient Ruins?

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Ancient Ruins are objects of interest found along courses. These ruins play no key role in the game though their descriptions give hints about the area during the ancient times.

You can locate and analyze ancient ruins by using your camera's Scan. Taking a picture of an ancient ruin will register it to your Photodex and finding all 12 ancient ruins in the game will reward you with the Historian Research Title and the Miniature Filter.

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Florio Ancient Ruin Locations

Illumina Spot (Florio Nature Park)

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Near the end of the course, look to your right to find the ancient ruins.

Illumina Spot (Florio Nature Park) Walkthrough

Belusylva Ancient Ruin Locations

Jungle (Day)

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Halfway through the course, just before the waterfalls area, look at the base of the giant tree to find these ancient ruins. You can also find these ruins in Jungle (Night).

Jungle (Day) Walkthrough

Forest

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After you pass under the giant tree near the end of the course, look to your left to find these ancient ruins.

Forest Walkthrough

Illumina Spot (Elsewhere Forest)

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Set the Research Level to lv2 before running the course. In the second area (past the giant root), look underwater and run a scan to locate these ancient ruins.

Illumina Spot (Elsewhere Forest) Walkthrough

Voluca Ancient Ruin Locations

Volcano

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Set the Research Level to lv2 before running the course. These ancient ruins are found at the end of the course, literally.

Volcano Walkthrough

Illumina Spot (Fireflow Volcano)

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Right at the beginning of the course, look behind you to find these ancient ruins.

Illumina Spot (Fireflow Volcano) Walkthrough

Maricopia Ancient Ruin Locations

Undersea

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Set the Research Level to lv3 before running the course. Take the branching path near the beginning of the course then follow the path until you see the other teleportation point. Near the end of the course, look to your left and find these ancient ruins with a crystabloom on top.

Undersea Walkthrough

Durice Ancient Ruin Locations

Snowfields (Night)

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You need to unlock a hidden path in Snowfields (Day) first then look for another hidden path in Snowfields (Night) to reach these ancient ruins. Follow the steps below on how to find the two hidden branching routes.

1
Start Snowfields (Day) at Reseach Level 2. From the starting point, look to your left to find a Sandslash and take a photo of it.
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Follow the Sandslash's trail and take a photo of it on a hill just above the Beartic and Cubchoo.
3
Look to your right and wait for Sandslash to reappear again. After it digs through the snow, run a scan to head through the snow and reveal the first Branching Route.
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After unlocking this Branching Route, start Snowfields (Night) and set the Research Level to 2. Follow the same route leading through a snow.
5
Throw an Illumina Orb at the Crabominable and wait for it to wake up the Abomasnow.
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After the Abomasnow wakes up, look above and take a photo of Froslass as soon as it appears.
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Run a scan and take the second Branching Route to head through the snow.

After taking the second hidden path, continue through the icy cave and just before the exit, look to your right and find these ancient ruins.

Snowfields (Night) Walkthrough

Cave

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Set the Research Level to lv2 before running the course. Near the end of the course, past the area with the giant crystals, is a small jungle. Look on the right side of and use Scan to locate these ancient ruins.

Cave Walkthrough

Illumina Spot (Outaway Cave)

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Set the Research Level to lv2 before running the course. You can now find a branching route near the end that will lead you to a room filled with more Pokemon. The ancient ruins are just behind the teleportation point.

Illumina Spot (Outaway Cave) Walkthrough

Aurus Ancient Ruin Locations

Ruins

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You can find these ancient ruins near the beginning of the course, just past the first crystabloom.

Ruins Walkthrough

Illumina Spot (Ruins of Remembrance)

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The last ancient ruins are at the heart of the course. The mural is located in the third area, between the two pillars.

Illumina Spot (Ruins of Remembrance) Walkthrough

Reward for Registering All Ancient Ruins

Historian Research Title

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You will receive the Historian Research Title for registering all 12 ancient ruins in the Lental Region.

How to Unlock All Research Titles

Miniature Filter

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You will also receive the Miniature Filter for obtaining the Historian Research Title.

How to Unlock All Filters

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