Pokémon Snap: How to Unlock Ocean Illumina Orbs | Screen Rant
To get Illumina Orbs on the Lental Seafloor at Maricopia Reef in New Pokémon Snap, players will need to find the Crystabloom in the seaweed field.
For each major course area in New Pokémon Snap, players will need to unlock Illumina Orbs to take unique photos of each of the over 200 Pokémon available in the game. In New Pokémon Snap, Illumina Orbs are an interactive item that can be thrown at Pokémon in the wild. Illumina Orbs cause a Pokémon to briefly glow and act in new and often unpredictable ways. Players can snap photos of these new behaviors and poses for a unique addition to their album. Sometimes, using Illumina Orbs can even lead Pokémon to unlock hidden passages leading to some hidden Legendary and Mythical Pokémon not found in any other place. Before players can use Illumina Orbs, however, they will need to unlock them.
The process for unlocking Illumina Orbs in New Pokémon Snap is the same on every course: players need to find and photograph Crystabloom flowers. However, Crystablooms won't be found in the same place or even at the same times on every stage, so players will need to do some digging each time they enter a new area of the Lental Region. Once players turn in a photograph of the Crystablooms, Professor Mirror will give them Illumina Orbs to use in the area. On the Lental Seafloor at Maricopia Reef, players can find Crystabloom in the seaweed field. It can be hard to spot at first, however, due to a few sleeping Pokémon in the way. Here's how to find and photograph Crystablooms and unlock Illumina Orbs on the Lental Seafloor in New Pokémon Snap.
To unlock Illumina Orbs on the Lental Seafloor in New Pokémon Snap, players will need to unlock Research Level 2 of Maricopia Reef (Day). This unlocks the Lental Seafloor. The Crystabloom can be found just past the opening area of fthe Lental Seafloor, allowing players to unlock Illumina Orbs right away. In the Ocean areas, Crystablooms glow pink.
When players reach the seaweed field on the Lental Seafloor, they will want to look to the right and locate the sleeping Lumineon. They need to toss a Fluffruit at the Lumineon to wake it up and get it to move out of the way of the shot. Then, the player can photograph the Crystabloom behind it.
The Scan function on the research camera can also reveal the locations of Crystablooms. As players explore an area, a blue dot will appear whenever there is an item to scan. Crystablooms will cause this dot to appear, and players can pinpoint the exact locations of these flowers more quickly and easily when using the Scanner.
Players will want to unlock Illumina Orbs in New Pokémon Snap as soon as possible. They not only allow for unique, dynamic photo opportunities and greater chances for four-star scored photos, but they also are sometimes required to complete specific LenTalk research requests.
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New Pokémon Snap is available for Nintendo Switch.