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New Pokemon Snap - All Research Spot Locations

This is a guide to finding all Research Spots in New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Snap 2) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn what Research Spots are, their locations, as well as what rewards you will get after finding all Research Spots!

What Are Research Spots?

Points of Interest

New Pokemon Snap - Research Spot Reef (Evening)

Scanning the blue hole at Reef (Evening) provides a clue to a hidden Pokemon.

Research Spots are scannable points of interest found in the Lental Region. Scanning them provides clues to players which may help them complete Requests, take a 4 Star Photo of a certain Pokemon, discover alternate routes, or find glowing Crystablooms needed for story progression.

There are a total of 126 Research Spots that you can find at all the courses in the Lental Region. Finding and analyzing these spots rewards you with the Apprentice Detective, Assistant Detective, and Great Detective research titles.

Unlike Ancient Ruins and Crystablooms, Research Spots are not marked as Objects of Interests in the Photodex.

Research Spot Locations

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Park (Day) Park (Night) Research Camp
Illumina Spot (Florio Nature Park) Jungle (Day) Jungle (Night)
Forest Illumina Spot (Elsewhere Forest) Sands (Day)
Sands (Night) Volcano Illumina Spot (Fireflow Volcano)
Beach (Day) Beach (Night) Reef (Day)
Reef (Evening) Undersea Snowfields (Day)
Snowfields (Night) Cave Illumina Spot (Outaway Cave)
Ruins Illumina Spot (Ruins of Remembrance)

Florio Research Spots

Park (Day) Research Spots

There are six Research Spots that you can find at Park (Day). Two of these spots require you to start the course at Research Level 3.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 After crossing the first bridge, run a scan at the charred fruits to analyze the research spot.
Research Spot 2 After passing the cooked fruits, run a scan and analyze the Crystalbloom on the left.
Research Spot 3 While crossing the dam, scan the area to reveal that Bidoof has finished building it.
Research Spot 4 On the same area as the fruit tree, run a scan and analyze the sleeping Hoothoot on the tree.
Research Spot 5 At Research Level 3, head through the second area with the Swannas and Duckletts and run a scan to take the alternate route.
Research Spot 6 On the alternate route, run a scan and analyze Bidoof's den on the water

Park (Night) Research Spots

There are five Research Spots that you can scan in Park (Night).

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 After crossing the first bridge, look to your left and run a scan to analyze the mound on the ground. Be sure not to scan while targeting the mound as the Pinsir will wake up.
Research Spot 2 Next to the mound is the glowing Crystabloom that you can run and analyze.
Research Spot 3 While crossing the near dam, run a scan and analyze Bidoof's den.
Research Spot 4 To analyze this Research Spot, throw a Fluffruit at the Pichu at the starting point. Proceed through the course and throw an Illumina Orb at the sleeping Sylveon. As you head towards the flower bed area, run a scan and look to your left to find this Research Spot.
Research Spot 5 At the flower bed area, look to your right and run a scan to find the glowing Crystabloom.

Illumina Spot (Florio Nature Park) Research Spots

There are two Research Spots in the Illumina Spot at Florio Nature Park. Both can be found just as you proceed through the course.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 At the start of the course, run a scan and analyze the first Crystabloom.
Research Spot 2 Near the end of the course, look to your right and run a scan to analyze the Ancient Ruins.

Research Camp Research Spots

There are eight Research Spots that you can scan at the Research Camp.

Several of the spots can be found from the lab side and the camp side which require you to take multiple expeditions to scan all of them.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 From the camp starting point, run a scan near the campsite to analyze it.
Research Spot 2 From the camp starting point, run a scan near the sleeping Dedenne to analyze the grassy area behind it.
Research Spot 3 Run a scan on one of the Neo-Ones to analyze it.
Research Spot 4 Proceed through the course and take the alternate route inside the lab.
Research Spot 5 While inside the lab, run a scan and analyze the second floor.
Research Spot 6 From the lab starting point, run a scan near the deck to analyze it.
Research Spot 7 From the lab starting point, proceed through the course and scan the watering trough.
Research Spot 8 From the lab starting point, look to your right and scan the area where you can find Bunnelby's ears popping out.

Belusylva Research Spots

Jungle (Day) Research Spots

There are seven Research Spots that you can find at Jungle (Day). Two of these spots require you to start the course at Research Level 3.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 Near the starting point, look to your left to find and scan the spider web.
Research Spot 2 Look to your left and find a Crystabloom just before the first alternate route.
Research Spot 3 Throw an Illumina Orb at the Crystabloom near the first alternate route. Scan the alternate route to reveal a set of Pokemon tracks.
Research Spot 4 On the main path just before reaching the ruins area, look to your left and scan the fruits on the ground.
Research Spot 5 As you ascend to the ruins area, look down and scan a portion of the ruins below.
Research Spot 6 At Research Level 3, proceed through the course and scan the waterfalls on the left to analyze it.
Research Spot 7 At Research Level 3, throw an Illumina Orb at the Liepard on the rock and scan the alternate route to head towards the waterfall.

Jungle (Night) Research Spots

There are six Research Spots that you can find at Jungle (Night). Two of these spots require you to start the course at Research Level 2.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 Near the starting point, look to your left to find and scan the spider web.
Research Spot 2 Look to your left to find a Crystabloom and throw an Illumina Orb at it to illuminate the set of Pokemon tracks near the first alternate route. If there are no tracks, restart the course and try again.
Research Spot 3 As you ascend to the ruins area, look down and scan a portion of the ruins below. This research spot can only be scanned at Research Level 1.
Research Spot 4 At Research Level 3, proceed through the course and scan the waterfalls on the left to analyze it.
Research Spot 5 At Research Level 3, play the Melody at the Liepard on the rock and scan the alternate route to head towards the waterfall.
Research Spot 6 At Research Level 1, find the sitting Quagsire near the exit point and scan the glowing Crystabloom beside it.

Forest Research Spots

There are nine Research Spots found in the Forest. We recommend setting this course at Research Level 3 to be able change the seasons and analyze the research spots there.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 On the first foggy area, play the Melody to the Trevenant beside the floating stone for it to let you through the alternate route.
Research Spot 2 On the first alternate route, run a scan and analyze the floating stone.
Research Spot 3 On the second foggy area, light all the Crystablooms to your right to gain access to the second alternate route.
Research Spot 4 To scan this Research Spot, you need to follow the same steps to complete the Little Lost Deerling request. On the second foggy area, light the Crystablooms to reunite the Deerling and the Sawsbuck. Use Turbo to get ahead of the two Pokemon and scan the alternate route. If the analysis results do not appear, wait for the Sawsbuck and Deerling to pass by and run a scan again to analyze the research spot.
Research Spot 5 At the last area of the course, look to your left pass the giant root and scan the Ancient Ruins.
Research Spot 6 At the end of the second alternate route, look to your right where the Sawsbucks and Deerlings gather and run a scan in the area.
Research Spot 7 On the summer area, look to your left and scan Unfezant's next to analyze it.
Research Spot 8 On the autumn area, run a scan to analyze all the leaf piles in the area.
Research Spot 9 On the winter area, look to your left and run a scan on the cave where Bewear is hibernating.

Illumina Spot (Elsewhere Forest) Research Spots

There is only one Research Spot in the Illumina Spot at Elsewhere Forest.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 On the area past the giant root, look below and run a scan to analyze the Ancient Ruins underwater.

Voluca Research Spots

Sands (Day) Research Spots

There are nine Research Spots found in Sands (Day). Two spots require you to start the course at Research Level 3.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 At the beginning of the course, look to you right and scan the tracks left by the Scorbunny.
Research Spot 2 Near the sandstorm, run a scan and analyze the Crystabloom.
Research Spot 3 Look up and run a scan on the sandstorm itself.
Research Spot 4 On the main path, look for the small cavern on the oasis and run a scan to analyze it.
Research Spot 5 At Research Levels 2 and 3, take the alternate route on the oasis area.
Research Spot 6 On the alternate route, scan the fallen cocounuts on the ground to analyze it.
Research Spot 7 At Research Level 3, head to the main path and look to your right to find the moving greenery.
Research Spot 8 After scanning the moving greenery, throw a Fluffruit to reveal the Silicobra. Wait for the Pokemon to burrow in and scan the area.
Research Spot 9 Near the exit point on the main path, look to your right and run a scan on the sand.

Sands (Night) Research Spots

There are four Research Spots that you can find at Sands (Night).

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 At Research Level 1, look to your right to find a Crystabloom on a cliff just before sliding down the sand slope.
Research Spot 2 At Research Level 2, run a scan and take the alternate route on the oasis area.
Research Spot 3 On the alternate route, run a scan on the cavern near the oasis.
Research Spot 4 On the alternate route, run a scan at the sandstorm to analyze it. Do not throw an Illumina Orb at it as this causes the sandstorm to disappear.

Volcano Research Spots

There are six Research Spots that you can find at Volcano. Two spots require you to start this course at Research Level 2 and one at Research Level 3.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 At Research Level 1, look to your left where the Tyrantrum is and run a scan to analyze the Crystabloom.
Research Spot 2 As you head towards the cave, look up the wall and run a scan to analyze the pieces of amber.
Research Spot 3 At the end of the course, run a scan at the Ancient Ruins to analyze it.
Research Spot 4 At Research Level 2, look to your right near the mountain to scan the area to find some "happy humming sounds."
Research Spot 5 At Research Level 2, scan the Ancient Ruins at the end of the course to analyze it. You can also scan this after taking the alternate route at Research Level 3.
Research Spot 6 At Research Level 3, you can scan take an alternate route leading to the area with the blue lava.

Illumina Spot (Fireflow Volcano) Research Spots

There is only one Research Spot in the Illumina Spot at Fireflow Volcano.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 Start the course at Research Level 2. Press the Down on the D-Pad to look behind and scan the Ancient Ruins.

Maricopia Research Spots

Beach (Day) Research Spots

There are six Research Spots that you can find in Beach (Day).

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 At Research Level 3, run a scan at the sleeping Exeggutor near the starting point.
Research Spot 2 Look to your left and run a scan to analyze the bush.
Research Spot 3 Beside the bush is a Crystabloom that you can analyze.
Research Spot 4 Run a scan to anaylze and take the alternate route in the middle of the course.
Research Spot 5 On the alternate route, look to your right and run a scan on the Octillery underwater.
Research Spot 6 As you head towards the last area, run a scan and analyze the shovel buried in the sand.

Beach (Night) Research Spots

There are two Research Spots in Beach (Night) and can be found near the starting point.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 Near the starting point, look to your left and run a scan on the bush to analyze it.
Research Spot 2 Run a scan to anaylze and take the alternate route in the middle of the course.

Reef (Day) Research Spots

There are four research spots that you can find at Reef (Day). One spot requires you to scan it at a higher Research Level.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 Near the starting point, look to your right and scan the whirlpool to analyze it.
Research Spot 2 On the area where Wailord appears, look to your left to navigate on its backside. Look above the tall rocks and analyze the bird nest.
Research Spot 3 At Research Level 3, anaylze the bird nest again to find a different analysis result.
Research Spot 4 Near the end of the course, look to your right and run a scan to take the alternate route.

Reef (Evening) Research Spots

There are three Research Spots that you can find at Reef (Evening).

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 Near the starting point, look to your right and scan the whirlpool to analyze it.
Research Spot 2 In the area after the swimming Primarina, look to your left and scan the blue hole underwater.
Research Spot 3 Take the alternate route and scan the area near the two Lapras.

Undersea Research Spots

There are ten Research Spots that you can find in Undersea. Some of these spots can be found in the the two alternate routes, which require you to take multiple expeditions to scan all of them.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 At Research Level 1, look to your left to find a cave blocked by boulders.
Research Spot 2 At Research Level 1, run a scan near the seaweed area to analyze it.
Research Spot 3 On the seaweed area, point your camera towards the sleeping Lumineon and run a scan to analyze the Crystabloom behind it.
Research Spot 4 At Research Level 2 or 3, throw an Illumina Orb at the Clawitzer for it to destroy the boulders in the cave. Run a scan and take the alternate route.
Research Spot 5 At Reasearch Level 3, take the first alternate route and head towards the ruins. Run a scan to analyze the boulder.
Research Spot 6 At the ruins area of the course, run a scan to analyze the buried pot.
Research Spot 7 After scanning the buried pot, look to your right to find stone with an inscription.
Research Spot 8 After scanning the stone with an inscription, look to your left to find the Ancient Ruins.
Research Spot 9 After rescuing the Lanturn, look to your right and scan it to take the alternate route inside the lair.
Research Spot 10 While inside the lair, throw Illumina Orbs at the two Crystablooms to wake up Lugia. Run a scan and analyze the elevated platform.

Durice Research Spots

Snowfields (Day) Research Spots

There are seven Research Spots that you can find in Snowfields (Day). Some of these spots can be found in the the two alternate routes, which require you to take multiple expeditions to scan all of them.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 At Research Level 1, look to your right to find a Crystabloom next to the holes in the snow.
Research Spot 2 Near the Crystabloom, run a scan on the snow wall to access the alternate route and analyze. You need to take a photo of a Sandslash from the beginning of the course to gain access to this route.
Research Spot 3 After entering the first alternate route, look your left and scan the tracks left by an Abomasnow.
Research Spot 4 Run a scan near the second snow wall to take the second alternate route. You need to follow some steps on Snowfields (Night) to gain access to this route.
Research Spot 5 Inside the ice cave, look to your left and scan the Aurorus trapped inside the ice.
Research Spot 6 After scanning the trapped Aurorus, look to your right and scan the Ancient Ruins.
Research Spot 7 Near the exit point, look above and to your left to find a hole in the ice. Run a scan to analyze it.

Snowfields (Night) Research Spots

There are six Research Spots that you can find in Snowfields (Night). Some of these spots can be found in the the two alternate routes, which require you to take multiple expeditions to scan all of them.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 At the beginning of the course, look to your left to find the Mightyena near the igloo. Hit it with a Fluffruit and run a scan on the igloo.
Research Spot 2 At Research Level 1, take the main path and look in between the ice sheets on the ground to find the glowing Crystabloom.
Research Spot 3 If you have unlocked this alternate route from Snowfields (Day), run a scan to analyze it and take the route.
Research Spot 4 After taking the first alternate route, throw an Illumina Orb at the Crabonimable for it to punch the tree next to the sleeping Abomasnow. Look up to find the Froslass and take a photo of it. Run a scan to take the second alternate route and analyze it.
Research Spot 5 Inside the ice cave, look to your left and scan the Aurorus trapped inside the ice.
Research Spot 6 After scanning the trapped Aurorus, look to your right and scan the Ancient Ruins.

Cave Research Spots

There are nine Research Spots that you can find at the Cave. We recommend scanning these Research Spots at Research Level 3 and after completing the story.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 At the main route, look to your left and run a scan on the hole at the side of the cave to analyze it.
Research Spot 2 If you woke up the two sleeping Crobats at the main route, you can run a scan and take the route to the rimstone formation.
Research Spot 3 While on the rimstone formation alternate route, look to your left and run a scan to analyze the rimstone pool. Throwing an Fluffruit at the rimstone pool causes a Magikarp to jump out.
Research Spot 4 At Research Levels 2 and 3, you can follow the two Noibats which lead to an alternate route.
Research Spot 5 After taking the alternate route, run a scan and analyze the stalactite.
Research Spot 6 Once you appear in the room with the giant crystals, look to your right and run a scan to the giant crystal to analyze it.
Research Spot 7 On the small jungle area, look to your right and run a scan on the Ancient Ruins to analyze it.
Research Spot 8 On the room with the giant crystals, throw Illumina Orbs at the two Carbinks and the Mawile. Look to your right and throw an Illumina Orb at Diancie. These steps allow you to head towards an alternate route through the jungle. Note that you need to complete the story and set the course at Research Level 3 to unlock this alternate route.
Research Spot 9 At the alternate route leading to the other side of the jungle area, look to your left and run a scan on the electrically charged Pokemon fur.

Illumina Spot (Outaway Cave) Research Spots

There are seven Research Spots that you can find in the Illumina Spot at Outaway Cave. Two spots are in the alternate route which require you to take two expeditions to scan all the spots.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 On the first area, look to your right and run a scan at the hole to analyze it.
Research Spot 2 After the first hole, look to your left and run a scan at the second hole to analyze it.
Research Spot 3 On the second area, look to your left and scan the pit below.
Research Spot 4 After scanning the first pit, look to your right and scan the second pit below.
Research Spot 5 Near the exit point, look to your right and run a scan on the hole.
Research Spot 6 At Research Level 2, run a scan and take the alternate route.
Research Spot 7 On the alternate route, run a scan and to analyze the Ancient Ruins.

Aurus Research Spots

Ruins Research Spots

There are seven Research Spots that you can find in the Ruins.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 On the first area, find the Crystabloom on the left and scan it.
Research Spot 2 After scanning the first Crystabloom, scan the Ancient Ruins in the middle of the area to analyze it.
Research Spot 3 After the scanning the Ancient Ruins, look to your right to find a second Crystabloom on top of the cliff and scan it.
Research Spot 4 While descending down inside the ruins, look to your right and scan the wall with numerous heart markings.
Research Spot 5 After passing the third statue, run a scan on the ground with the claw markings to analyze it.
Research Spot 6 After passing the last statue, run a scan and analyze the group of Crystablooms.
Research Spot 7 Near the group of Crystablooms, you can find a Golurk that you can scan. Note that you can only scan this research spot if you have not thrown an Illumina Orb at all the Crystablooms next to the statues inside the ruins.

Illumina Spot (Ruins of Remembrance) Research Spots

There is only one Research Spot in the Illumina Spot at the Ruins of Remembrance.

Research Spot Where to Find
Research Spot 1 Find and scan the mural in the area to analyze it.

Reward for Finding Research Spots

Apprentice Detective

New Pokemon Snap - Apprentice Detective Research Title

You will receive the Apprentice Detective Research Title for scanning and analyzing 30 research spots in the Lental Region.

Assistant Detective

New Pokemon Snap - Assistant Detective Research Title

You will receive the Assistant Detective Research Title for scanning and analyzing 60 research spots in the Lental Region.

Great Detective

New Pokemon Snap - Great Detective Research Title

You will receive the Great Detective Research Title for scanning and analyzing all research spots in the Lental Region.

How to Unlock All Research Titles

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