Wondering how many courses there are to complete in New Pokemon Snap? Well there is currently a total of fifteen different for players to unlock and complete. In order to progress throughout New Pokemon Snap, you will need to complete at least twelve courses, however, there are three optional courses that can be completed.
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Starting Out New Pokemon Snap (Tutorials)
New Pokemon Snap begins with a few tutorials, but we have additional instruction and tips for all items and mechanics.
After completing some tutorials, you’ll begin at the park.
How to Unlock All Levels Pokemon Snap
The following lists all levels in New Pokemon Snap with guides on how to unlock all levels and items.
First, complete the Florio Nature Park (Day) course as instructed.
- See the Florio Nature Park (Day) for a complete guide and Pokemon list!
- Unlock the Scanner after doing the Park (Day) course once.
Tip:How to Use the Scanner
The Scanner will mark things of note in a course, including Pokemon that may otherwise be hidden, new paths, objects of interest you can photograph, and ancient ruins you can also photograph and add to your Photodex!
Head back to Park (Day) and increase its Research Level to 2 to unlock Florio Nature Park (Night). It shouldn’t take much, just focus on snapping great photos of new Pokemon
After increasing the Park (Day) course to Research Level 2 (or, potentially, just doing that course twice) you’ll unlock Park (Night).
The Florio Nature Park Illumina Spot features a single Illumina Pokemon, this time, Meganium! It’s your goal to take photos of this Pokemon while it displays the Illumina phenomenom, in other words, when patterns glow on its body.
The next course will unlock after attaining Research Level 2 in all Florio Nature Park courses!
Your first task at the Founja Jungle (Night) course is to take a photo of a glowing Crystabloom. Find that Crystabloom besides a Quagsire on the right, across from the waterfalls near the end of the course.
Now, get both Founja Jungle courses to Research Level 2 to progress:
You can choose to go to either first, but we continued with the Sweltering Sands (Day).
The Sweltering Sands (Day) course will unlock after achieving Research Level 2 for both Founja Jungle courses.
You have two goals for Sweltering Sands (Night).
Get Sands (Night) to Research Level 2 to Unlock Fireflow Volcano.
You may also be able to unlock Elsewhere Forest by another method. Let us know in the comments!
After raising Fireflow Volcano to Research Level 2, do the course again to reveal a new route that leads to a cave with blue lava. Here, Typhlosian will lead you through a different ending path, unlocking the Fireflow Volcano Illumina Spot
Fireflow Volcano Illumina Spot
This Illumina Spot features the beautiful Milotic.
Complete this course to unlock a photo course at the Research Lab.
Research Lab Photo Course|Research Camp Photo Course]
The [./Research_Camp Research Camp Photo Course] is entirely optional, but is full of Pokemon you won’t otherwise see!
- See the Research Camp course guide for a list of Pokemon and tips!
A sleeping Lumineon (blue fish Pokemon) will be covering the crystabloom among the seaweed to the right near the beginning of the course. Wake it by throwing a fluffruit at it, then take the photo of the crystabloom.
How to Unlock the Maricopia Illumina Spot
Raise the Undersea course to Research Level 2, then do it again. Watch the Clawitzer at the start of the course wander to a cave to the left – throw Illumina Orbs at it as it prepares to fire. This will power it up enough so that it destroys the rocks here – scan this to choose the alternate path. You can also increase Undersea to Research Level 3 to automatically gain access to this path, but that’s a much longer task.
Completing this alternate route will unlock the Lental Seafloor Illumina Spot.
The Lental Seafloor Illumina Spot features Whishiwashi, in both its Solo and School forms. Only photos of Whishiwashi in its School Form (when it’s big) and glowing from the Illumina phenomenon count.
With Turbo, you can speed up to see some Pokemon behaviors and interactions from close up! Also use this function to speed through a course to get to a specific point if you’re only after a specific Pokemon.
With the Illumina Orb in hand, head back to the Ruins of Remembrance and light up all five crystabloom flowers inside the ruins. They are nearby the statues of the Illumina Pokemon.
After lighting up the crystabloom in the Ruins of Remembrance, a new path will unlock, allowing you to visit the final Illumina Spot.
After photographing the final Illumina Pokemon, Maricopia Reef (Evening) will become available.