Badlands (Day) Walkthrough: List of Pokemon and How to Unlock | New Pokemon Snap (Switch)

New Pokemon Snap - Badlands (Day) Walkthrough
This guide will cover all of the Pokemon that can be found in Badlands (Day) of Barren Badlands in New Pokemon Snap (Pokemon Snap 2) for the Nintendo Switch, as well as how to unlock the level. Locations for all Pokemon in Badlands (Day), as well as alternate routes, requests, crystabloom and ancient ruins locations can be found here!

Badlands (Day) Map and How to Unlock

How to Unlock Update the game to Version 2.0.0

Expedition Points Per Level

Lv. 1→Lv. 2 40,000
Lv. 2→Lv. 3 65,000
Lv. 3→Max Lv. 60,000

Badlands (Day) List of Pokemon

Pokemon
Minimum Research Level
New Pokemon Snap MandibuzzMandibuzz
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap MiniorMinior
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap SilicobraSilicobra
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap TorchicTorchic
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc (Midnight Form)
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap HippowdonHippowdon
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap OnixOnix
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap ShinxShinx
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap DiglettDiglett
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap TepigTepig
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap CrustleCrustle
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap KoffingKoffing
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap SwalotSwalot
Lv. 1
New Pokemon Snap RockruffRockruff
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap KangaskhanKangaskhan
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap SalazzleSalazzle
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap ScolipedeScolipede
Lv. 2
New Pokemon Snap ZeraoraZeraora
Lv. 3

How to Raise Your Research Level

Pokemon Locations

Pokemon Where to Find
New Pokemon Snap RockruffRockruff
  • To your left as soon as the level starts.
  • A Rockruff may also be spotted with a Lycanroc near the Mandibuzz nest in the distance to your right.
New Pokemon Snap TepigTepig
  • To your right as soon as the level starts.
  • On the main path, you'll find this Tepig to your left in the section past the geysers.
  • As you move ahead on the main path, you should spot Tepig, Shinx, and Torchic running across the tops of the stone paths.
  • In the crater area past the poisonous area, Kangaskhan, Tepig, and Shinx can be found playing near each other.
  • When on the alternate path, a Tepig can be guided to reach the end of the course as part of the A Brave Leap Lentalk Request
New Pokemon Snap DiglettDiglett
  • Diglett can be found throughout the level. They will typically be burrowed but can be revealed with the scan and Illumina Orb. One can be found to your left right at the start of the course.
  • Another may be found in the clearing to your right just by the first Crystabloom.
  • On the main path, you'll find this Diglett buried underground to your right in the section past the geysers.
  • On the alternate path, you can uncover a hidden Diglett hiding beneath the three Torchic on your left. Scan to identify where the Diglett is, and use Fluffruit to lure the Torchic to where the Diglett is. Throw an Illumina Orb at the Torchic and Diglett will pop up to surprise these Torchic.
  • In the holes in the valley near the end of the course.
New Pokemon Snap HippowdonHippowdon
  • Look to your left at the start of the course, a Hippowdon can be spotted in an upper ledge in the distance.
New Pokemon Snap ScolipedeScolipede
  • Look to your left at the start of the course, a sleeping Scolipede can be spotted in an upper ledge in the distance. You may throw an Illumiina Orb at this Scolipede and it will reappear later in the level.
  • When taking the alternate path, you should spot Scolipede chasing the Silicobra near the second Crystabloom. If you light up the Crystabloom as the Silicobra are near, the Silicobra will slither faster. Throw a Fluffruit at the Scolipede to stop the Scolipede from chasing the Silicobra.
  • As you approach the valley on the alternate path, you'll find two Scolipede fighting each other.
New Pokemon Snap SilicobraSilicobra
  • Look to your left at the start of the course, two Silicobra can be spotted in an upper ledge in the distance bothering the sleeping Scolipede.
  • On the main path, you'll find this Silicobra buried underground to your left in the section past the geysers.
  • When taking the alternate path, you should spot Scolipede chasing the Silicobra near the second Crystabloom. If you light up the Crystabloom as the Silicobra are near, the Silicobra will slither faster. Throw a Fluffruit at the Scolipede to stop the Scolipede from chasing the Silicobra. This will allow the Silicobra to appear later in the level.
  • If you distracted the Scolipede from chasing the Silicobra earlier in the level, Silicobra can be found resting in the holes of the valley near the end of the course.
New Pokemon Snap MandibuzzMandibuzz
  • May be found perched atop several structures to your right as you approach the first Crystabloom. Scaring them off with Illumina Orbs / Fluffruits allow them to reappear throughout the course.
  • More Mandibuzz can be found flying overhead in the section between the geysers and the poisonous area. Make sure to take different photos of them from both the main path, and the alternate path.
  • As you enter the valley at the end of the level, a Mandibuzz should be in your path.
New Pokemon Snap KangaskhanKangaskhan
  • Can be found in the clearing to your right, by the first Crystabloom.
  • In the crater area past the poisonous area, Kangaskhan, Tepig, and Shinx can be found playing near each other.
New Pokemon Snap ZeraoraZeraora
  • Can be found resting on an upper ledge to your right, by the first Crystabloom. You may throw a Fluffruit at it to wake it up, and it will reappear later on in the level.
  • If woken up earlier in the level, Zeraora may reappear just before the course ends as he stays by the valley with holes in the wall.
New Pokemon Snap CrustleCrustle
  • A pair of Crustle can be found by the geysers near the start of the level.
  • When taking the alternate path, a Crustle may be found by the second Crystabloom.
New Pokemon Snap SalazzleSalazzle
  • If you scare away the Mandibuzz perched on top of a rock near the first Crystabloom, you'll find a Salazzle hiding just behind her. You can use a Melody or a Fluffruit to lure this Salazzle out,
  • If you woke up Zeraora earlier in the course, Salazzle will chase after Zeraora after you scare away the Mandibuzz. This will let Salazzle reappear later in the poisonous section of the Badlands.
  • Salazzle may also be naturally found to your left in the poisonous section of the Badlands high above where the Crystabloom in that area is.
New Pokemon Snap TorchicTorchic
  • Can be found in the clearing to your right just past the first Crystabloom.
  • As you move ahead on the main path, you should spot Tepig, Shinx, and Torchic running across the tops of the stone paths.
  • When taking the alternate path, you should find three Torchic on a ledge to your left soon after the geyser lifts you up.
  • On the main path, you should spot Torchic and Shinx playing in the clearing to your right just before you enter the valley.
  • As you enter the valley, Torchic can be found hiding in a hole to your left.
New Pokemon Snap MiniorMinior
  • Just past the first Crystabloom, Minior can be found partially buried in the sand to your right. You can use the Scan function to identify where they are.
  • Another partially buried Minior can be found near the crater area past the poisonous area.
New Pokemon Snap Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc (Midnight Form)
  • On lower research levels, Lycanroc can be found walking slowly atop the stone paths.
  • On Research Level 3, a napping Lycanroc can be found in the shade behind you just before you enter the poisonous area of the Badlands.
  • A Lycanroc may also be spotted with a Rockruff near the Mandibuzz nest in the distance to your right.
  • In the valley right before the course ends.
New Pokemon Snap KoffingKoffing
  • May be found in the poisonous area of the Badlands.
New Pokemon Snap SwalotSwalot
  • May be found in the poisonous area of the Badlands.
New Pokemon Snap ShinxShinx
  • As you move ahead on the main path, you should spot Tepig, Shinx, and Torchic running across the tops of the stone paths.
  • In the crater area past the poisonous area, Kangaskhan, Tepig, and Shinx can be found playing near each other.
  • On the main path, you should spot Torchic and Shinx playing in the clearing to your right just before you enter the valley.
New Pokemon Snap OnixOnix
  • In the valley at the end of the course.

Badlands (Day) Alternate Routes

Alternate Route 1 - Riding the Geyser

New Pokemon Snap - Badlands (Day) Alternate Route Ride the Geyser

Research Level Lv. 2

At the beginning of the course, look for the Crystabloom east of the large boulder. Throw an Illumina Orb at the Crystabloom before passing through the first pool of water.

If done correctly, the large boulder will land on the pool of water. Run a scan while approaching the boulder to access the alternate route.

Badlands (Day) Requests

Request Name How to Clear
LetLet's Play!
Research Lv. 3
Toss Fluffruit at the Diglett until they start playing with it.
Reward:
Design 22
Let's Play! Walkthrough
A Brave LeapA Brave Leap
Research Lv. 2 or higher
Throw Illumina Orbs at Tepig to give it the courage to leap.
Reward:
Accessory 13
A Brave Leap Walkthrough
An Alluring PoseAn Alluring Pose
Research Lv. 3
Toss an Illumina Orb at Salazzle to make it strike a pose as it is dancing.
An Alluring Pose Walkthrough
Gigantic KoffingGigantic Koffing
Research Lv. 2 or higher
Inflate Koffling by lighting the Crystabloom underneath it.
Reward:
Glasses 7
Gigantic Koffing Walkthrough
Open Wide!Open Wide!
Research Lv. 3
Get Koffing out of the Volcano and into Swalot's mouth.
Open Wide! Walkthrough

LenTalk Guide and List of Requests

Badlands (Day) Crystablooms

Crystabloom Where to Find
Crystabloom 1 At the beginning of the course, find the Crystabloom on the right of the large boulder.
Crystabloom 2 After passing through the pools of water, look to your right to find the Crystabloom on one of the canyons. Alternatively, you can pass through the alternate route and look down to the right to find this Crystabloom below.
Crystabloom 3 At the toxic swamp area, look to your left to find the Crystabloom.

All Crystabloom Locations

New Pokemon Snap Levels

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List of All Levels

Florio Nature Park
Park (Day) Park (Night) Illumina Spot
Founja Jungle
Jungle (Day) Jungle (Night)
Sweltering Sands
Sands (Day) Sands (Night)
Blushing Beach
Beach (Day) Beach (Night)
Maricopia Reef
Reef (Day) Reef (Evening)
Lental Seafloor
Undersea Illumina Spot
Fireflow Volcano
Volcano Illumina Spot
Elsewhere Forest
Forest Illumina Spot
Research Camp
Research Camp
Shiver Snowfields
Snowfields (Day) Snowfields (Night)
Outaway Cave
Cave Illumina Spot
Ruins of Remembrance
Ruins Illumina Spot
Secret Side Path
Side Path (Day) Side Path (Night)
Mightywide River
River (Day) River (Night)
Barren Badlands
Badlands (Day) Badlands (Night)

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