New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

How to Get a High Course Score

New Pokemon Snap - How to Get a High Course Score
This is a guide on how to get a high Course Score in New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Snap 2) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn what is a course score, and what rewards you will receive after getting a high Course Score!

What is the Course Score?

An Online Scoring System

New Pokemon Snap - New Course Score

After completing the main story, you unlock Course Scores for each level. This is a scoring system based on how thoroughly you explored a selected course.

To increase your Course Score, take as much high scoring photos as you can before you reach the teleportation point at the end or run out of photo memory.

Your Course Score will be shown after Professor Mirror evaluates your snaps from the course.

You can also check your Course Scores for each level and the Total Course Score in the Internet section of the Lab menu.

Ranking System Explained

How to Get a High Course Score

Take Multiple Photos of Legendary or Illumina Pokemon

New Pokemon Snap - Illumina Meganium

If you are on a course that has a Legendary Pokemon or an Illumina Pokemon, you can take multiple photos of them to boost your Course Score. Photos of these Pokemon generally score better compared to regular Pokemon.

Pokemon Guides
List of Illumina Pokemon List of Legendary Pokemon

Take One Photo of Each Pokemon

New Pokemon Snap - Photo Submission

To boost your course score further, you need to take a photo of each Pokemon species in a single run. You may also need to plan your run and note the Pokemon that require some steps for them to appear in the area.

For courses with alternate routes, take the route with the most number of Pokemon available.

Use Burst Mode

New Pokemon Snap - Use Burst Mode
A great way to rack up points for Course Score is to use Burst Mode.

If you see a Pokemon exhibiting behavior that yields a 4 star photo, pause the game and turn on Burst Mode, and quickly take a photo of the Pokemon.

We recommend using Burst Mode to take multiple photos of Legendary Pokemon or Illumina Pokemon and then use the remaining memory on the camera to take one photo of each Pokemon in the course.

How to Unlock Burst Mode

Rewards for Getting a High Course Score

Keeping Score

New Pokemon Snap - Keeping Score Research Title

You will receive the Keeping Score Research Title for getting a total course score of 30,000,000 points or more.

High Scorer

You will receive the High Scorer Research Title for getting a total course score of 40,000,000 points or more.

Top Ranker

You will receive the High Scorer Research Title for getting a total course score of 50,000,000 points or more.

One of the Best

You will receive the High Scorer Research Title for getting a total course score of 70,000,000 points or more.

How to Unlock All Research Titles

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