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New Pokémon Snap: How to find and snap 4-star Gardevoir photo

A guide on how to find and snap a 4-star Gardevoir photo in New Pokémon Snap, including Gardevoir's location and how to unlock the Winter Season area in Elsewhere Forest.
There are many hidden Pokémon across the Lental region, but some are much harder to find than others.

For a number of players, Gardevoir was particularly hard to locate and take a photo of it, because you need the right conditions and areas of the particular regions in order to find and get access to Gardevoir.

Once you are at the right location, Gardevoir will practically reveal itself immediately, so that part is not hard, the hard thing is how to get there.

This Generation III pokemon can be found in the Elsewhere Forest area, but in order to find it, you will need to activate the right season - winter.

The mysterious Elsewhere Forest hides a lot of secrets but in order to access them all, you will need to perform specific actions which will unlock new routes and new seasons.

Here's what you should do.

How to unlock the Winter season in Elsewhere Forest 

Gardevoir How to unlock the Winter season in Elsewhere Forest 
(Picture: The Pokémon Company)

Once you are in Elsewhere Forest, this is what you need to do in order to trigger Winter. 
First thing first, make sure that you are at rank three before entering the forest because Espeon only appears at rank three and is a part of the sequence you will need to perform in order to reach the Winter zone.

Immediately when the level starts, you will notice an Espeon running from you into the fog and turning right. You will need to go there as well, but it will not be quite easy.

Keep your view in that direction and at one point you will spot the Trevenant there, along with a group of Espurr doing something with a big blue shining rock.

Gardevoir How to unlock the Winter season in Elsewhere Forest 
(Picture: The Pokémon Company)

That group of Espurr is not really important but that Trevenant is what we need. Once you spot him, press the R button to play a song from the NEO-ONE. The Trevenant will like that song and you will get a happy reaction from it.

By pleasing the Trevenant, he will allow you to scan the area, which will unlock a secret path to the right.

Now the Espeon will reappear running around you. Interact with it by throwing an Illumina Orb at it, which will make Espeon happy and it will go in the direction where you need to go as well.

Gardevoir How to unlock the Winter season in Elsewhere Forest 
(Picture: The Pokémon Company)

Just follow it, and you will find yourself in the Winter area.

We went through a difficult and complicated part, from here it is rather easy.

The moment you enter the Winter area, you will spot Gardevoir, several of them in fact.

They will go around and pose for you, just take photos and that's it.

Gardevoir How to unlock the Winter season in Elsewhere Forest 
(Picture: The Pokémon Company)

How to snap a 4-star Gardevoir photo

In order to get better photos, do as follows.

  • Once you leave the Winter area, you will be back into the foggy area.
  • There you will find four Crystabloom in the area.
  • Hit all of them with an Illumina orb to light them up.
  • This will unlock the alternate patch which will lead you to the final area, which brings all the seasons together.
  • This area will give you much better interactions with both Gardevoir and Ninetales.

Take all the photos you want and that's it! Now you would have the best possible photos of Gardevoir!