New Pokémon Snap: All Legendary Pokémon

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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!)

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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?
ShayminPark (Day) Research Levels 2 and 3, Park (Night) Research Level 3, Florio Island Illumina Spot Level 2No
CelebiForest (Day) Level 3No
MewJungle (Day) Research Level 3, Jungle (Night) Research Level 2Yes
SuicuneSnowfields (Night) Research Level 2Yes
LugiaUndersea Research Levels 2 and 3Yes
Ho-OhVolcano Research Level 3Yes
DiancieCave Research Level 3Yes
ManaphyReef (Evening) Research Level 2Yes
JirachiRuins Research Levels 2 and 3No
XerneasAurus Illumina Spot Research Level 1Yes

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.


Want to know more about Pokémon Snap to prepare for launch? Check out what you’ll need to know about installation here, or find out how big the Pokédex will be over here.