New Pokemon Snap Cheats

1 May 2021
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New Pokemon Snap Cheats

Looking for New Pokemon Snap cheats on Switch? Here we’ll list New Pokemon Snap cheat codes and unlockables with tips for Nintendo & Bandai Namco Games’ new photography rail shooter game.

Here we will show you how to unlock all New Pokemon Snap codes with a cheats list that’s valid for the Nintendo Switch title (where available).

Take a look at the cheats below…

Index of New Pokemon Snap Guides:

New Pokemon Snap Cheats List

How To Unlock All Levels & The 5th Island Durice

First, find out how to unlock all levels in New Pokemon Snap. This is how to beat New Pokemon Snap!

Second, are you stuck after unlocking the Voluca and Maricopia, plus the Volcano and Lental Seafloor – Undersea levels? Here’s exactly what you need to do to unlock all the Illumina Spots, with particular instructions – which involves a feisty Clawitzer – on how to unlock the Maricopia Illumina Spot, and the fifth island beyond, Durice.

Once on Durice, you’ll have access to the Shivering Snowfields, and even more after!

How To Unlock Every Island’s Illumina Orbs & Pokemon

What To Do If You’re Stuck in New Pokemon Snap?

New Pokémon Snap can be very cryptic about how to progress the story, so here’s some things to try if you find yourself stuck.

Like its predecessor, New Pokémon Snap is all about taking some skilled photos of the various Pokémon you find out in the wild. However, the journey to being a great Pokémon photographer is a little more confusing than you might think, and you may find yourself at a crossroads on what you should do next in the New Pokémon Snap’s storyline. Up next we explain some of the common roadblocks you may find while on your journey, and what to do if you find yourself stuck. Here’s a quick set of tips to help you along your way.

How To Unlock Every Island’s Illumina Orbs?

The first thing you’ll want to try is reaching Research level 2 in the various courses you have available to you. If you’re having trouble reaching level 2 then try taking photos of Pokémon you’ve already snapped and have them evaluated to get more expedition points. Your research level determines how you can progress, but if you still find that you’re stuck after increasing your level, then you may need to uncover an island’s glowing Crystabloom, which is found on each of the islands in the game. Once you take a photo of the glowing Crystabloom, you will unlock that island’s Illumina orb which can help you progress your journey. Try using that Illumina orb in a course too if unlocking it isn’t enough.

How To Find Every Island’s Illumina Pokemon?

Once you reach a certain point in New Pokémon Snap there will be more specific things you need to do to progress the story. One of the more cryptic things you will need to do is toss an Illumina orb at a Clawitzer in Seafloor level 2, which will unlock a new path that leads to a new Illumina spot. Some courses, like Volcano level 2 and Cave level 2, are on entirely different paths, which is different from the average level 2 courses that retain the same layout as the level 1 areas.

Guide Timeline:

  • [00:00] – Intro
  • [00:24] – Get to Research Level 2 in every course
  • [01:36] – Unlock every island’s Illumina Orbs
  • [02:33] – How to find Voluca island’s Illumina Pokemon in the Volcano
  • [02:53] – How to find Maricopia island’s Illumina Pokemon in the Seafloor
  • [03:41] – How to find the final Illumina Pokemon
  • [04:03] – Outro
New Pokémon Snap – What To Do If You’re Stuck

How To Unlock Expedition Points & Research Levels

This is how Expedition Points and Research Levels actually work in New Pokemon Snap. As you increase each levels Research Level in New Pokemon Snap, more Pokemon will appear – both in number and in species. Getting enough Expedition Points to raise courses to Research Level 2 is easy, but Research Level 3 can be a bit difficult – if you don’t know how the calculations work, that is!

Here’s everything you need to know about how Expedition Points are calculated, so you can get every course to Level 3 in a jiffy. The difficulty is that New Pokemon Snap may not actually show you the photo it’s comparing a new photo to, so it’s hard to choose which will get you the most points in some cases, especially if there is a Day and Night version of the course.

New Pokemon Snap – Expedition Points and Research Level Explained

New Pokemon Snap Tips and Tricks

You’re invited along for this guided tour of the New Pokémon Snap game. You’ll get an idea of what the Lental region is all about, from taking in-game photographs of Pokémon and their behaviors to witnessing the mysterious Illumina phenomenon. We’ll also show you a variety of items that will help you capture surprising moments, as well as a range of features, from online rankings to photo sharing and even photo editing.

New Pokémon Snap – Overview Trailer

Aspiring photographers and Trainers, welcome to the Lental region! During your adventure across the many lush islands, you’ll discover all sorts of wild Pokémon and see how they interact with others and the topography. Oh, and you might want to snap a pic or two while you’re at it!

New Pokémon Snap – Get Your Cameras Ready for the Lental Region

Chris’s dream of playing a sequel to the Pokémon Snap game has finally come true after almost 22 years, and he can’t wait to talk about it! Together with fellow fledgling photographers Bill from Nintendo Treehouse and Anthony from the social media team at Nintendo of America, the trio talk about their time with the New Pokémon Snap game, sharing favorite moments, game features and tips for snapping the perfect pic!

Island-hopping in New Pokémon Snap: Fun Insights, Tips & Tricks


There are no New Pokemon Snap cheats on Switch yet. So until they are discovered, we made the handy New Pokemon Snap guides listed above to help you with tips and tricks for the game!

Do you know of any New Pokemon Snap cheats or unlockables? Let us know in the comments, you’ll get credit for finding out. – Thanks for visiting!


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Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

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