The New Pokémon Snap has its own range of legendary Pokémon returning for you to find and photograph, hidden in obscure locations and behind special puzzles for you to uncover. We’ll show you where to find all the legendary Pokémon below, and how to get pictures of them. (Spoilers to follow, of course!)
All Legendary Pokémon Locations in New Pokémon Snap
There’s a total of 10 legendary and mythical Pokémon in the New Pokémon Snap, spread across the game for you to find and reveal through special puzzles. We’ve listed them all below, where they’re found, and if you’ll need to complete puzzles to find them. We’ve also linked any guides we’ve written below, and we’ll be filling in more over the coming week!
Legendary Pokémon Locations
|Pokémon||Location(s)||Locked Behind Puzzle?|
|Shaymin||Park (Day) Research Levels 2 and 3, Park (Night) Research Level 3, Florio Island Illumina Spot Level 2||No|
|Celebi||Forest (Day) Level 3||No|
|Mew||Jungle (Day) Research Level 3, Jungle (Night) Research Level 2||Yes|
|Suicune||Snowfields (Night) Research Level 2||Yes|
|Lugia||Undersea Research Levels 2 and 3||Yes|
|Ho-Oh||Volcano Research Level 3||Yes|
|Diancie||Cave Research Level 3||Yes|
|Manaphy||Reef (Evening) Research Level 2||Yes|
|Jirachi||Ruins Research Levels 2 and 3||No|
|Xerneas||Aurus Illumina Spot Research Level 1||Yes|
Legendary Pokémon Full List
Do You Need to Complete the Game to Find Legendary Pokémon?
Yes, you do! Our experience is that not only are most of the Pokémon at higher level courses, they also refuse to show themselves if the player hasn't completed the game (with the exception of Xerneas, of course). If you’re not seeing them, you’ll need to complete the campaign first.