New Pokemon Snap Ruins of Remembrance Pokemon Guide

05/01/2021 - 19:45 | By: Andrew Stretch
Release Date
April 30, 2021
Nintendo Switch
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It was quite a journey, wasn't it?

In New Pokemon Snap Ruins of Remembrance is the final level in the game. I'm sure you've still got plenty of content to enjoy with so many Pokemon still out there to take a photo of. The ruins keep within themselves all of the strange, psychic, and mysterious Pokemon.

The more you play each level and get interesting and exclusive photos the more you'll be able to increase your Research Level. When you get to a new Research Level, new interactions will begin happening on routes and new Pokemon will appear. For example, the first time you travel through the New Pokemon Snap Florio Nature Park during the day, you won't see a Tangrowth, but on subsequent visits, he may appear. If you're searching for a Pokemon on the list below and it hasn't appeared for you where it shows in the map, then you might just need to return at a later point in the game. For each of the 3/4-Star photos, I'll list which Research Level (RL) I encountered them on, but they are likely possible elsewhere too.

This guide will also list the various 3/4-Star opportunities that we've managed to come across in our own Pokemon journeys. It will be updated as we discover more.

New Pokemon Snap Ruins of Remembrance Ruins

New Pokemon Snap Ruins Photo Ruins Map


Below is a list of Pokemon you can find in this area:

  • Houndoom
  • Eldegoss
  • Natu
  • Noivern
  • Salandit
  • Sigilyph
  • Beheeyem
  • Golurk
  • Jirachi
  • Chandelure
  • Absol
  • Vivillon

3-Star Opportunities

Houndoom - RL 1

At the very beginning of the level there will be a Houndoom that stands and roars at you. It's really just that simple.

New Pokemon Snap Ruins Photo Houndoom

Eldegoss - RL 1

Use an Illumina Orb on the Eldegoss that are flying at the start.


Sigilyph - RL 1

When you first drop into the large chamber and see your first Sigilyph, go ahead and hit it with a flufffruit, or even make a scan ping to get its attention. After a few moments, it will begin to attack you with Signal Beam.

New Pokemon Snap Ruins Photo Sigilyph

Golurk - RL 1


Use an Illumina Orb on any of the Golurk. They'll stop in place and start shaking their shoulders, so be sure that the one you want is in a good position before you throw

Jirachi - RL 2

After seeing Jirachi outside and taking its photo (which can also be 3 stars but is further away from you) wait until you’re inside the ruins. Jirachi will be asleep on one of the statues, wake him with an Illumino Ball and then take a photo as he performs wish.

New Pokemon Snap Ruins Photo Jirachi

Chandelure - RL 2 

Near the end of the level, Chandelure and an Absol will begin to fight. Take his photo here.

4-Star Opportunities

Noivern - RL 1

Use an Illumina Orb on the Noivern that appears in the cavern. It will begin using a sonic attack, which is your opportunity for this photo.

New Pokemon Snap Ruins Photo Noivern

Beheeyem - RL 2

After you’ve lit all of the Crystablooms, take a photo of the Beheeyem that was repairing the Golurk in your way.

New Pokemon Snap Ruins of Remembrance Illumina Spot

New Pokemon Snap Ruins Photo Illumina Spot

Below is a list of Pokemon you can find in this area:

  • Xerneas
  • Sigilyph
  • Woobat
  • Umbreon
  • Eldegoss
  • Absol
  • Houndoom
  • Noivern
  • Chandelure
  • Natu

3-Star Opportunities

Xerneas - RL 2

Make sure to get Xerneas into their Illumina state in the first room. It will then fly up the stairs and manifest into its normal form and stand proud.

New Pokemon Snap Ruins Photo Xerneas

Sigilyph - RL 2

Take a picture of the Sigilyph hanging in the sky above the room with the busted ceiling

Umbreon - RL 2

In the room where Xerneas is on the ground surrounded by Pokemon, the Umbreon will be sleeping at its feet.

New Pokemon Snap Ruins Photo Umbreon

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Andrew Stretch TechRaptor
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I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.