Next to Lugia, Suicune is arguably the most annoying Legendary Pokémon to encounter in New Pokémon Snap. Thankfully, most of the process only has to be done once, as it actually spans two courses, making it the only Pokémon to be like this. Its higher-ranked poses are also pretty easy to grab, making the process even less annoying. If you still need to find the Suicune 4-star photo, be sure to follow the below steps in this quick New Pokémon Snap guide.
First, head to Snowfield (Day) Level 2. Off to the left at the beginning of the course, you should find an Alolan Sandslash on a small hill. (A visual reference can be found in the gallery below.) Take its picture and it will dive into the snow, only to reappear just around the bend, on a hill against the background. Again, take its picture, and it will dive into the snow once again. Before heading up the hill on the usual path, you should once again see the Sandslash near a snow wall. As it digs under the wall, you’ll be prompted to scan the wall to trigger a new alternate path. Once you have this path unlocked, you never have to go through this process again, though you will have to actively opt to take it.
After unlocking this path, head to Snowfield (Night) Level 2 and through the snow wall path you just unlocked above. Immediately, you’ll see a Crabominable hitting a tree. After it crosses your path, pelt it with an Illumina Orb to give it the strength it needs to dump snow on the sleeping Abomasnow. Take a picture of the Abomasnow to spawn a Frosslass. Then take a picture of the Frosslass to cause it to fly away into yet another alternate path. Make sure you follow it. Again, this is a one-time process, so once you unlock this extra path, you’ll just need to opt to take it on subsequent trips.
After exiting the ice cave on this new path, keep an eye on the water on the right-hand side of the path. You should see a Jynx riding an Avalugg through the water. Hit it with an Illumina Orb to get it to perform a summoning ritual. It doesn’t matter so much when you hit it, but it’ll be easier right as you come into this segment since it’ll be closer.
After quite a while, you should see Suicune majestically running across the water, meaning your 4-star photo opportunity is near. I recommend zooming in with your camera while you wait, as it slows you down just a little, giving Suicune more time to show up. When it does appear, hit it with an Illumina Orb to guide it onto the land a little bit ahead. Once in position, hit it one last time with an Illumina Orb, and it will use Blizzard. Capture this animation on film for the 4-star Suicune photo opportunity.
There are nine other Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to find in New Pokémon Snap, so if you’re having trouble with those, be sure to check out our other guides!