Where is Gyarados in New Pokémon Snap?

The Mightywide River is home to the fan-favorite Pokémon.

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When New Pokémon Snap launched earlier this year, there were plenty of fan-favorite Pokémon missing. But some are making their first appearance with the latest 2.0.0 update.

Two completely new zones were introduced, as well as a unique side path for an already existing area. One of the most anticipated aspects of the new Mightywide River zone though has been the appearance of Gyarados.

You’ll be able to score some pictures of this majestic water-type creature by venturing into the new area. You’ll need a keen eye to make sure you don’t miss it, however–or this guide.

Gyarados location in Mightywide River

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You won’t be able to find Gyarados until you’ve unlocked the second part of Mightywide River. Upon booting up the new zone, you’ll want to head out and snap some pictures of the other new species inhabiting the space.

Once you’ve unlocked the second level to Mightywide River, here’s what you’ll need to do so that Gyarados makes an appearance.

  • Head down the rapids where you’ll see a sleeping Arbok on a branch.
  • Behind the Arbok is a waterfall which you’ll need to scan.
  • Once you’ve scanned the waterfall you’ll be notified that it contains a Crystalbloom flower.
  • Aim at the flower with your Illumina Orb. If you successfully hit it, you’ll notice Gyarados swim along the river right in front of you.

Now that you know how to get Gyarados to appear, you’ll be able to work towards getting the very best images of this Pokémon that the Lental Region has to offer.