As is often the case in modern Pokémon games, once you’ve completed the main story in New Pokémon Snap, you’ll be able to scour the Lental region to find some legendaries.
So, with the Aurus Illumina Spot unlocked and completed, you’ll can look for one of the earlier legendary Pokémon of the franchise, Lugia, which hides in a hidden, underwater cavern.
On this page, you’ll find out where to find Lugia, how to wake it up, and snap one, two, three, and four-star photos of the legendary Pokémon – enabling you to complete the ‘Seafloor Roar’ request.
Where is Lugia in New Pokémon Snap?
To get to the Lugia location, you’ll need to embark on an expedition along the Lental Seafloor, on the Undersea route. Along the path, you’ll need to scan and take the early left turn to go down the alternate path.
Within this cave, which you’ll be able to spot by a Clawitzer exiting it, you’ll need to hit a Crystabloom with an Illumina Orb, and then a Lanturn, and then the Lanturn again to make your way to the Lugia location.
There’s a lot more to finding Lugia than there is to finding Mew or making Ho-Oh appear in its final location, and if you don’t get your aim right, you’ll need to restart the route. To complete the ‘Seafloor Roar’ request, you’ll need to get a four-star photo of Lugia in its final location.
How to find Lugia and wake it up in New Pokémon Snap
Once you commence the Undersea route, you’ll want to keep your eyes open for a Clawitzer emerging from a leftwards alternate route. When this happens, scan the area and then scan the alternate route to go into a cave.
In the cave, you’ll have a bit of track to go through before it opens into a larger room. Here, you’ll need to spot a Crystabloom directly on the other side of the room and hit it with an Illumina Orb.
As soon as the Crystabloom is illuminated, look down and around for a Lanturn. When you spot it, hit it with an Illumina Orb as soon as you can. If you do it quickly enough, it’ll swim upwards and then quickly downwards due to an incoming Sharpedo.
There’ll then be a surge of Pokémon from the depths that are trying to get out of the way of a Wailord. Once the Wailord has passed, you need to spot the Lanturn, which will now be held captive by two Frillish. You need to free the Lanturn by hitting it with another Illumina Orb to unlock the route to Lugia’s location.
You’ll follow the Lanturn to the seafloor, where it’ll spot you and then turn off into a cave. Scan to highlight the cave route and then scan the entrance to take the alternate route to Lugia.
In the cave, turn to your right to spot Lugia sleeping. To wake up Lugia in New Pokémon Snap, you need to hit the Crystabloom in front of Lugia and the one behind it on a ledge with Illumina Orbs.
Lugia will wake up and swim over you. As you continue down the path, you’ll spot it coming in from the direction that the path leads. You’ll need to hit it with a Fluffruit as it passes over to make it come back around again.
After hitting it, keep an eye on Lugia as it’ll swim around, bank right, and then rear up to allow you to take several more photos, including its four-star behaviour to complete the ‘Seafloor Roar’ request.
To get to each of the Lugia locations on the Undersea route, you need to illuminate the Lanturn, save the Lanturn, follow it into the cave, awaken Lugia, and then also tag it with a Fluffruit.
How to get each star grade of Lugia photo in New Pokémon Snap
Venturing into Lugia’s cave will be enough to grab a one-star photo, and as it’s still, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get a high point score. Still, you’ll need to wake up the legendary Pokémon to get higher star grade photos of Lugia.
As noted above, you can get one-star photos of Lugia by snapping it while it’s sleeping as you enter the cave.
For two-star Lugia photos, you essentially just need to snap it when it’s awake and swimming around, not performing any other particular behaviour.
Three-star Lugia photos can be snapped at two points from what we found: when it’s taking off after waking up, and when it performs a spin after being hit by a Fluffruit.
A Lugia four-star photo can be grabbed at the end of its route, after being hit by a Fluffruit in the open and coming around one last time. It’ll rear up and screech, which is its four-star behaviour and the photo needed for the ‘Seafloor Roar’ request.
So, now you know how to get Lanturn to take you to the Lugia location, how to wake up Lugia, and how to get each grade of Lugia photo in New Pokémon Snap.