Pokemon Snap

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Arcanine

Throw Pester Balls in the pits across from Charmeleon in the Volcano level. It appears less frequently then Growlithe. Get a photograph while it is shaking embers off its body for more points.

Articuno

Go to the Cave level and follow it almost to the end. Then when you see the Jynxs play the Poké Flute. The Jynxs will perform a ritual dance, and the ice egg will float in the air and hatch into Articuno.

Bulbasaur

In addition to the two Bulbasaurs in the craters in the River level, there is another hidden in a nearby log. Throw an apple near the log's opening and it will appear.

Chansey

Throw a Pester Ball at the ball that Eevee is chasing in the Beach level and Chansey will appear.

Charizard

Go to the Volcano level and follow it almost to the end. Then, throw an apple at the Charmeleon that is near the lava pool. It will evolve into a Charizard after being knocked into the lava.

Charmander

Get stuck behind Moltres' egg in the Volcano level and look left to see two Charmanders. Then, throw an apple at both of them and they will roar to call more Charmanders to join them. You can get almost ten Charmanders in the same photograph for extra points.

Charmeleon

Throw an apple between the Charmander and the Magmar in the Volcano level. Then the Magmar will run up and blow fire at the Charmander, causing it to evolve into Charmeleon.

Cloyster

Take photographs and throw Pester Balls at the Shellders in the River level. If done correctly, a Cloyster will appear later in the level.

Diglett

Diglett appears on the left side of the Tunnel level, next to a Pikachu.

Ditto

The three Bulbasaurs at the beginning of the Cave level are really Dittos. Throw some Pester Balls at them to change them back into their true form.

Dratini

Throw Pester Balls to the left of the whirlpool in the Valley level.

Dragonite

Throw Pester Balls into the whirlpool in the Valley level.

Dugtrio

Keep taking pictures of Diglett in the Tunnel level. Then, Pikachu will move to the next place that it will appear. Eventually, Dugtrio will appear instead of Diglett.

Electabuzz

Look to the right in the middle of the Tunnel level to see Electabuzzs standing in front of large screens. Throw apples at one of them and it will approach and use a Thundershock attack. Take a photograph while it is emitting energy for extra points.

Electrode

Throw a Pester Ball at the non-moving Electrode in the Tunnel level. It will self-destruct for a better photograph.

Geodude

Throw a Pester Ball in the Valley level to knock down the Geodudes for a better photograph.

Goldeen

Throw a Pester Ball in front of the first Mankey, between Magikarp and Dratini in the Valley level. Then a Goldeen will jump out of the water.

Graveler

Play the Poké Flute at the location in the Valley level that has three Gravelers. They will wake up and dance for a photograph that is worth more points.

Grimmer

To get a great photograph of a Grimmer in the Cave level, take pictures of the first two Grimmers to make the third Grimmer appear closer, and the fourth Grimmer appear even closer.

Growlithe

Throw Pester Balls in the pits across from Charmeleon in the Volcano level. Get a photograph while it is shaking embers off its body for more points.

Throw a Pester Ball into all three volcanoes in the Volcano level. Then, throw apples close to the path. All three Growlithes will run to the apples. Take as many photos as possible of all three Growlithes for more points.

Gyarados

Go to the Valley level and hit the Magikarp that is in the water in front of the first Mankey. Then, Mankey will hit it over the mountain and onto land. Later, when you are in front of the three Gravelers, hit the Magikarp with a Pester Ball. Magikarp will go over to the waterfall and evolve into Gyarados.

Haunter

Take a photograph of the purplish mist in the first part of the Tunnel level. Then a Haunter will appear when the photograph is developed.

Jigglypuff

Save the three Jigglypuffs in the Cave level. Then, all three will re-appear at the end of the level singing the famous Jigglypuff song, allowing a photograph worth extra points.

Lapras

Play the Poké Flute near the shore of the Beach level for a good shot of Lapras.

Face towards the left of the shore line at the Beach level and watch it closely. Take a photograph of the Lapras whenever they appear, no matter what the quality. When approaching the Kangaskan, look towards the water and a Lapras will emerge from the water. This is the best place to photograph the Lapras in the level.

Magmar

Get a photograph of the two Magar blowing fire in the Volcano level for more points. Get a photograph of fighting Magmar for 800 extra points.

Mankey

Mankeys are found out in the open in the Valley level.

Magnemite

Throw an apple right in front of the Magnemite in the Tunnel level. It will then stop its sonic wave and become photographable.

Magneton

Throw apples at each of the three Magnemites in the Tunnel level to lure them together and evolve into Magneton.

Meowth

Play the Poké Flute in front of Meowth in the Beach level to make it dance for a better photograph.

At the end of the Beach level there are two Pidgey flying after Meowth. Watch them as they go off to the right side, as they will execute a gust attack to knock Meowth down. Hit the Pidgey with apples and they will fly away, leaving Meowth to dance for a photograph worth more points.

Metapod

Throw Pester Balls at the Metapods in the Cave level and they will drop down for a close-up.

Mew

Use the following technique to get an easier photograph of Mew. Once in the Rainbow level, pop Mew's energy shield by throwing Pester Balls at it. Then, use the Dash Engine to keep up with Mew for a minute, then snap away when he turns around to look at you. This must be done quickly before he returns inside the energy shield.

Another technique is to hit Mew with a Pester Ball while it is chasing the energy shield. It will start spinning in place for a few seconds before disappearing. To keep it from disappearing, keep throwing Pester Balls at it. Do this through the whole level to keep Mew in front of you the entire time.

After the second time Mew flies at you in its energy shield, turn your camera to the left and up slightly. When Mew flies by it immediately does flips. Take a close-up of it in the classic curl position while its whole body is towards you, with the light behind it. This results in a photograph worth over 8000 points.

Moltres

Go to the Volcano level and follow the path until reaching an egg in the middle of the road. Then, throw an apple at the egg to make it fall into the lava and Moltres will appear. Note: Wait for it to face you for additional points.

Muk

Shoot Pester Ball at the Grimmer in the Cave level to evolve it into a Muk.

Pikachu

Play the Poké Flute in front of Pikachu in the Beach level to have it use a Thundershock attack for a better photograph.

Throw a Pester Ball at the Zubat that is carrying Pikachu in the Cave level. Pikachu will come down attached to balloons. Next, it will run over to where Articuno is found. Release Articuno with the Poké Flute. Then when approaching the end of the level, look behind to see Pikachu riding on Articuno.

Throw apples towards the Surf Board in the Beach level immediately after seeing Pikachu to have it pose on the board, including backflips.

After flushing Scyther out in the Beach level, two Pikachu will dash out and jump up on stumps. Play the Poké Flute and they will start zapping. The photo of Pikachu on a stump with a Thundershock is worth a lot of extra points.

Take a photograph of the first Pikachu that appears at the beginning of the Tunnel level. He will run backwards. Take another picture of the Pikachu and he will jump on Electrode. Take a photograph of that scene for extra points.

Get a photograph of Pikachu on a ball for 500 extra points. Get a photograph of surfing Pikachu for 900 extra points. Get a photograph of Pikachu on a stump for 2500 extra points.

Porygon

Go past Vileplume's location in River level. Pass the Metapods, then look right when you see Psyduck near a lot of logs. Hit the wood-appearing objects that are flying around with a Pester Ball and Porygon will appear. Hit it with another Pester Ball and it will change into its original colors.

Rapidash

After the first Rapidash runs by on the Volcano level, two more will appear on the right. Throw an apple at them and they will start reigning. You can get more points for your photograph while they are on their hind legs, because of their size, and since there are two of them.

Sandshrew

Hit a Geodude down with a Pester Ball in the Valley level and Sandshrew will appear from the ground.

Sandslash

Look towards the first Mankey near the beginning of the Valley level. Something that resembles a Kadabra will appear further down the level. It is actually a Sandslash. Take a photograph of it when it goes into the ground for more points.

Get to the area in the Valley level where Sandslash, Graveller and two Geodudes can be found. After they hide, throw Pester Balls at the two Geodudes. After they fall, Graveller will follow. When it hits the ground, Sandslash will pop out. You can get a nice close-up of it as it appears for more points.

Shellder

A group of four Shellders can be photographed near the Slowpoke area in the River level.

Slowbro

Throw apples at the Slowpokes that appear near the wooden Shellder sign in the River level. Then, lead them to the mud spot next to the sign. The Slowpokes will put their tail into the water evolve into Slowbros after hitting the Shellders.

Slowpoke

Throw apples near the wooden Shellder sign in the River level to attract a group of Slowpokes.

Snorlax

Play the Poké Flute in front of Snorlax in the Beach level to wake it up for a better photograph.

Squirtle

The little bumps in the water at the start of the Valley level are Squirtle shells. Throw Pester Balls at them and they will shoot onto land. Then you can take close-up photographs, without them fleeing like the other Squirtles.

Starmie

Take a photograph of Staryu in the center of the Valley level. Then its gem will turn blue and it will begin to circle you until the whirlpool appears. Staryu will enter the whirlpool and come out as Starmie.

Staryu

Staryu appears above the water in the Valley level.

Sycther

Throw Pester Balls in the tall grass in the Beach level.

Weapinbell

This Pokémon can be found in the Cave level.

Victreebel

Go to the end of the Cave level, until finding a Weapinbell flying around a pool of water. Knock it into the water to evolve it into Victreebel.

Vileplume

Go to where a lot of green smoke is coming out of a flower top in the River level. Play the Poké Flute and Vileplume will come out and dance. Press C-Down again to see a different dance. This may be done again until all four dances are seen.

Zapdos

Go to the Tunnel level. Then just after the first door you will see a Pikachu next to a large egg in the distance. Throw some apples to lure the Pikachu closer to the egg. When Pikachu gets close enough, play the Poké Flute. Pikachu will start a Thundershock attack and zap the egg. The egg will hatch and Zapdos will appear. Note: You will need Zapdos to shock the generator if you want the Pokémon sign.

Zubat

Every time a steel door opens in the Tunnel level, a Zubat will appear.

Finding the six Pokémon signs

After completing the Valley level by hitting the Mankey on the switch, Professor Oak will tell you to take photographs. Here are their locations:

    Kingler

    On the Beach level, after passing Pikachu, turn around and take a photograph of the rock with seaweed that resembles a crab.

    Pinsir

    In the Tunnel, wait until Zapdos has hatched and turns on the power. Then when you pass the Electabuzzes and Pikachu, look to your right to see Pinsir's shadow on the wall.

    Koffing

    In the Volcano level, throw a Pester Ball into the small volcano to the left of the first Rapidash that appears. Then, smoke in the shape of Koffing will appear.

    Cubone

    In the River level, play the Poké Flute in front of the sleeping Vileplume. Then the smoke will disappear and a tree in the shape of Cubone will appear.

    Mewtwo

    In the Cave level, after hitting the two Koffings chasing Jigglypuff with apples, turn around to the left while near Weepinbell to see some bright crystals/stars. Then, take a photograph and it will turn out to be Mewtwo.

    Dugtrio

    In the start of the Valley level, take a photograph of the mountain behind the Mankey.

Unlock the Volcano level

Throw Pester Balls at the last Electrode in the Tunnel level, near the exit gate. It will then self-destruct and open a path to the Volcano level.

Unlock the Rainbow level

Successfully complete the Valley level and take photographs of all six Pokémon signs. Then, Professor Oak will open the Rainbow level with Mew. It is very hard to capture, but is worth a lot of points.

View ending sequence

Successfully take photographs of all Pokémon in the game and unlock all the levels. Then after saving the game an ending sequence featuring the photographs you captured will begin.

All Pokémon locations

Number
NameLocation
1
BulbasaurRiver, Cave
4
CharmanderVolcano
5
CharmeleonVolcano
6
CharizardVolcano
7
SquirtleValley
11
MetapodRiver
12
ButterfreeBeach
14
KakunaTunnel
16
PidgeyBeach
25
PikachuBeach, Tunnel, River, Cave
27
SandshrewValley
28
SandslashValley
37
VulpixVolcano
39
JigglypuffCave
41
ZubatTunnel, Cave
45
VileplumeRiver
50
DiglettTunnel
51
DugtrioTunnel
52
MeowthBeach
54
PsyduckRiver
56
MankeyValley
58
GrowlitheVolcano
59
ArcanineVolcano
60
PoliwagRiver
70
WeepinbellCave
71
VictreebelCave
74
GeodudeValley
75
GravelerValley
78
RapidashVolcano
79
SlowpokeRiver
80
SlowbroRiver
81
MagnemiteTunnel
82
MagnetonTunnel
84
DoduoBeach
88
GrimerCave
89
MukCave
90
ShellderRiver
91
CloysterRiver
93
HaunterTunnel
101
ElectrodeTunnel
109
KoffingCave
113
ChanseyBeach
115
KangaskhanBeach
118
GoldeenValley
120
StaryuValley
121
StarmieValley
123
ScytherBeach
124
JynxCave
125
ElectabuzzTunnel
126
MagmarVolcano
129
MagikarpBeach, Tunnel, Volcano, River, Cave, Valley
130
GyaradosValley
131
LaprasBeach
132
DittoCave
133
EeveeBeach
137
PorygonRiver
143
SnorlaxBeach
144
ArticunoCave
145
ZapdosTunnel
146
MoltresVolcano
147
DratiniValley
149
DragoniteValley
151
Mew MyuuRainbow Cloud


Game Shark Codes

Note: You must have a 2.41 or higher version of the Game Shark to use these codes.

Diddy Kong Racing Keycode Required
Enable Code (Must Be On)DE000400 0000
F103D8A0 2400
Unlock All Levels810C2212 0006
Have Apple803AE51F 0001
Have Apple & Bomb803AE51F 0002
Have Apple, Bomb & Flute803AE51F 0004
Stop Beach Level [Note]D00489E1 0020
802020F5 0001
Stop Tunnel Level [Note]D00489E1 0020
801DDC55 0001
Stop Volcano Level [Note]D00489E1 0020
801FC5C5 0001
Stop River Level [Note]D00489E1 0020
801EF96D 0001
Stop Cave Level [Note]D00489E1 0020
80202225 0001
Stop Valley Level [Note]D00489E1 0020
801D9ABD 0001

Note: Press L to stop the level and Start to continue the level again.

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