New Pokemon Snap - How to Find Gyarados

By Sam Woods

August 4, 2021

Late last night, Bandai Namco released a huge new, free update to the fantastic New Pokemon Snap.

The content added 20 new Pokemon to the game as well as three brand new locales for players to explore and snap some photos.

One of the Pokemon that was teased when the content update was announced was the fan-favourite Gyarados, which was strangely missing from the previous version of the game, especially as Magikarp was so common.

The Water/Flying-type Pokemon has proven difficult to find, however. So, here’s how you can find Gyarados in the New Pokemon Snap update.

A free content update is coming to New Pokémon Snap!

A free content update is coming to New Pokémon Snap!

Where to Find Gyarados in The New Pokemon Snap Update

Upon loading the update and getting through the dialogue, you’ll unlock the option to head to the Mightywide River location on Belusylva island.

You’ll initially need to complete the level a few times in order to unlock part two of the river. This is easily enough done as there are plenty of new Pokemon, including Psyduck, Feraligatr and Tropius, as well as plenty of opportunities to increase scores on some existing Pokemon. Some of the easiest to improve upon are Toucannon, Swampert and Sobble.

Following this, it’s time to start the second stage of Mightywide River. Here, after you’ve headed down the rapids, you will see a sleeping Arbok on a branch. Behind the Arbok is a waterfall that you can scan. After scanning it, you’ll be alerted to the fact that it contains a Crystabloom flower.

If you take aim at the flower with your Illumina Orb and manage to hit it, Gyarados will swim along the river in front of you, giving you your first opportunity to snap the “Atrocious Pokemon”.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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