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New Pokémon Snap guide: Sweltering Sands Pokémon list and maps

Find all Pokémon in Sweltering Sands

A Cacnea with several fruit stuck to its head stands in a desert Image: Bandai Namco/The Pokémon Company, Nintendo via Polygon

New Pokémon Snap’s desert, Sweltering Sands, has the exact type of Pokémon you would expect there, like Cacnea and Skorupi. (The Voluca area has two different areas, Sweltering Sands and Fireflow Volcano.)

Sweltering Sands has a daytime route and a nighttime route. Some Pokémon are only around during either the day or night, while others will appear during both.

A few Pokémon also have specific requirements to appear, like using Illumina Orbs on nearby flowers. There are also Pokémon that will only show up when you level up the area’s rank, so if you’re not seeing some Pokémon we have mapped out, you may need to rank up first.

In our New Pokémon Snap guide, we’ll list out the different Pokémon you can find on each Sweltering Sands route, complete with a map. We may be missing a few Pokémon from the areas because the game has tons of interactive features, but we have found all the Pokémon listed below in the area.

Pokémon in Sweltering Sands during the day

A map of Sweltering Sands during the day Image: Bandai Namco/The Pokémon Company, Nintendo via Polygon
  • Skorupi
  • Cacnea
  • Trapinch
  • Flygon
  • Mandibuzz
  • Silicobra
  • Torchic
  • Heliolisk
  • Lycanroc
  • Hippowdon
  • Vivillon
  • Tyranitar
  • Pinsir
  • Onix

Pokémon in Sweltering Sands during the night

A map of Sweltering Sands during the night Image: Bandai Namco/The Pokémon Company, Nintendo via Polygon
  • Skorupi
  • Cacnea
  • Sandshrew
  • Trapinch
  • Flygon
  • Vivillon
  • Kangaskhan
  • Mandibuzz
  • Minior
  • Silicobra
  • Lycanroc
  • Hippowdon
  • Tyranitar
  • Onix