New Pokemon Snap: Park Requests | How to complete Meganium’s Pal and more

New Pokemon Snap is set in the Lental region, an archipelago conveniently made up of diverse biomes neatly split across its different islands.

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The game’s starting island is Florio, and though you’ll quickly unlock other places to visit, you’ll find yourself returning here often throughout the story. Not only is it the location of your Research Camp, but Florio Nature Park is the site of a number of LenTalk Requests you’ll need to complete in order to maximise your score and open up more of the map.

What are LenTalk Requests?

LenTalk Requests are effectively sidequests. They unlock once you’ve experienced the first Illumina Spot course, which is the third and final stage of Florio Nature Park.

From then on, you’ll receive intermittent notifications from other members of your research team (Professor Mirror, Rita, Todd, and Phil) asking you to capture a specific moment of Pokemon behaviour on film. The requests are usually fairly simple to complete, but the wording can be a little vague.

Though technically optional, completing LenTalk Requests is one of the best ways of improving your score. They present the best opportunities to capture four-star photographs, which will provide a huge boost to your Research Level when you get them evaluated. This in turn will unlock more areas, stages, and level variants; and, of course, this will then open up more LenTalk Requests for those new courses. And on it goes.

Occasionally there’ll be another reward for completing LenTalk Requests, usually a cosmetic item like a sticker for your profile or a frame to use in your photo edits. And while the requests nominally come from one NPC or other, in practice this doesn’t affect anything much in their character or your relationship with them. The score is the key thing here, as well as the opportunity to expand your PhotoDex.

LenTalk Requests: Florio Nature Park (Day)

Request Name Description Research Level How to complete Bonus Reward
Head-to-Head Competition “I saw some Bouffalant start fighting all of a sudden! I wasn’t expecting that at all!” Level 1 or higher Photograph two Bouffalant locking horns at the very start of the level. (If they don’t do this autonomously, try playing a Melody or throwing an Illumina Orb.) n/a
Livening Up the Flowers “Sometimes Florges seems to gather natural power from its surroundings. Would you mind getting a photograph of this striking behavior?” Level 1 or higher Play a Melody when within range of the Florges and take a photo when they emit a bright green glow. n/a
Shockingly Well-Done “Have you seen which Pokemon is scorching these fruits? I’d like you to try and catch the culprit in the act, if you wouldn’t mind.” Level 1 or higher When you reach the baked fruit on the ground, throw another Fluffruit onto the pile. An Emolga will bound over to zap it. Snap a photo as it does its thing. Effect 4 Sticker
Swanna-be “Did you know Ducklett can fly? They’re pretty tiny, so be careful not to miss your photo op!” Level 1 or higher Keep and eye on the lake and snap a photo when one of the Duckletts is in flight. n/a
Don’t Be Scared! “Comfey always run away from me… I wonder how I could get them to be my friends.” Level 2 or higher Activate an Illumina Orb near a Crystabloom to attract a Comfey. Throw a Fluffruit and photograph the Comfey eating it. n/a
Myth of the Nature Park “Hey, listen to this! There’s a super-special Pokemon hiding in the flower field. You should see it when it’s happy – it’s so cute!” Level 2 or higher In the flower meadow, throw an Illumina Orb at the Crystabloom nearest to the Florges. A Shaymin will wake up scurry off to another nearby Crystabloom. Light it up with another Illumina Orb and snap a photo of the Shaymin’s delighted reaction. (Optional: Throw a Fluffruit at the nearby petal pile to get a Pichu to join the photo op!) n/a
Three Friends Among Flowers “I saw Scorbunny laughing out loud earlier! It was so cute! You’ve gotta see it for yourself.” Level 2 or higher Toss a Fluffruit towards Pichu and Grookey. Wait for Scorbunny to join them and photograph Scorbunny laughing. n/a
Dam, Sweet Dam “Did you notice that the Bidoof finished building their dam? I’m sure you’ll find a happy resident living inside.” Level 3 Take the alternate path through the dam. Throw a Fluffruit at the dam and photograph the Bidoof that pops up to eat it. Nose Sticker
Flopping by the Water “I saw a Pidgeot swoop down and snatch a Magikarp! I was so surprised, I couldn’t get a photo in time…” Level 3 Photograph a Pidgeot snatching a Magikarp from the lake. (If this doesn’t happen autonomously, try throwing Fluffruit to startle a Pidgeot before reaching the lake.) Eye 7 Sticker
Hide-and-Seek in the Flowers “I heard a Pokemon is playing a little game of hide-and-seek in the flower field. Let me know if you find it!” Level 3 In the flower meadow, throw a Fluffruit or an Illumina Orb at the Pichu hiding in the flowers. Snap a picture as it jumps up. n/a
Off to a Flying Startle “I tried to get a photo of Taillow midflight, but I guess I must’ve startled them! I wish I could’ve gotten a nicer shot…” Level 3 Keep an eye on the right-hand side of the course and snap a photo of a Taillow in mid-flight. (They should startle autonomously when you approach.) n/a
One-Hand Freeze “Watch Grookey in the nature park carefully. Every now and then, it does something that I think you’ll get a kick out of.” Level 3 Photograph Grookey performing a one-handed hand-stand. (If this doesn’t happen autonomously, try encouraging Grookey by triggering any of your camera functions within range.) Professor Mirror’s Goggles
What’s Up with Wurmple? “I looked away for a second, and suddenly Taillow was fleeing! What happened?” Level 3 When you reach the Wurmple fighting several Taillows, throw an Illumina Orb and photograph Wurmple’s reaction. n/a

LenTalk Requests: Florio Nature Park (Night)

Request Name Description Research Level How to complete Bonus Reward
Asleep on a Calm Night “There’s a Pokemon that’s nowhere to be seen most of the time, but at night, it sleeps beside Torterra. See if you can find it!” Level 1 or higher Keep and eye on the sleeping Torterra on the left. Once you spot the Sylveon snoozing among them, take its photo. n/a
Hard-Won Happiness “Pidgeot’s cool, but it’s kinda distant. Think it’d warm up to you for a fluffruit or two?” Level 1 or higher When a Pidgeot lands in the NEO-ONE’s path in the flower meadow, quickly throw it a Fluffruit. Get a close-up while it enjoys the feast. n/a
Hoothoot’s Hidden Foot “Have you ever seen Hoothoot’s other foot? You should try to get a photo of it!” Level 1 or higher Throw a Fluffruit at a Hoothoot and photograph its other leg as it tries to regain its balance. Design 13 Frame
Munching Murkrow “In the comfort and safety of its own territory, even the wariest Pokemon will let its guard down to eat a tasty fluffruit.” Level 1 or higher Throw a Fluffruit to the Murkrow hanging out to the right of the path. Photograph one of them eating the fruit. n/a
A Terrific Yawn “I wonder what it looks like when Torterra yawns… Aren’t you curious to know, too?” Level 1 or higher Throw a Fluffruit at a sleeping Torterra and snap a photo as it yawns. n/a
Best Frenemies “There’s a Pokemon that Pinsir tussles with often, but the two are actually good friends.” Level 2 or higher Use your Melody on the scannable mound of earth to awaken the Pinsir. Later in the stage, you’ll see Pinsir having a friendly tussle with Heracross. Take a photo. (Optional: Wake up the Sylveon with Illumina Orbs and the Melody and it will try to break up the fight!) n/a
Dancing with the Queen “Combee are very devoted to Vespiquen. If you observe them closely, you’ll see that these Pokemon do more than just gather nectar!” Level 2 or higher Use an Illumina Orb on the first Crystabloom you pass in the flower meadow. Wait for a Vespiquen to begin dancing with the Combees and take a photo. n/a
For Whose Sake? “Do you know what motivates Combee to work so hard? You may find out if you search this area carefully.” Level 2 or higher Use an Illumina Orb on the first Crystabloom you pass in the flower meadow. Wait for a Vespiquen to appear and photograph her. n/a
Sudden Movement “I saw Tangrowth suddenly move in the most amazing way! I was too slow to get a good photo of it, though… Mind giving it a try?” Level 2 or higher Startle Tangrowth with one of your camera functions and take a photograph while it’s in mid-air. Design 5 Frame
Where It Snacks and Snoozes “There’s a Pokemon that sleeps in this area. Perhas it would show itself if there were other Pokemon nearby…” Level 2 or higher Use your Melody on the scannable mound of earth to awaken the Pinsir. This will cause Heracross to fall out of a nearby tree. Get a photo any time after it falls. n/a
Where’s That Pokemon? “The professor says there’s a Pokemon hiding somewhere around here! Think you can find it?” Level 2 or higher When you see the Hoothoot sitting on the sign, trigger your camera’s Melody. Photograph the Caterpie that pops up to investigate the sound. n/a
Who Needs Wings? “Hey! I heard Dodrio can fly! I’ve never seen one do that before. Have you?” Level 2 or higher Startle a Dodrio with one of your camera functions and snap a photo as it jumps in the air and attempts to flap away. Rita Profile Icon
Art in Flight “Have you ever seen a flock of Swanna take flight? You should definitely try to get a photo of the stunning sight!” Level 3 As you approach the lake, distract the landing Swanna with any of your camera functions before it falls asleep. Photograph the flock as they take flight. n/a

Meganium’s Pal: Completing the LenTalk Request at the Florio Nature Park Illumina Spot

There’s one special LenTalk Request at the Florio Nature Park that doesn’t take place on either of the regular versions of the stage. Instead, you have to go to the Illumina Spot at Research Level 2 or higher to complete it.

The text of the request reads as follows:

“When Meganium gets to this spot, it starts looking around kinda restlessly. Do you think it’s looking for one of its friends?”

Towards the end of the stage, you need to pay attention to a large tree Meganium takes an interest in. Throw Fluffruit at the tree so that Meganium shakes it.

A Hoothoot will fall from the tree and onto Meganium. Snap a photo of them together to complete the request.

For more on New Pokemon Snap, see our guide on how to get behind the waterfall in Founja Jungle.

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