This page is part of IGN’s New Pokemon Snap Wiki guide and details everything you need to know about 4-Star photographs of Pokemon and how their behaviors and certain items can affect the way in which Professor Mirror grades them.
How to Get Four Star Photographs
Each star rating indicates the rarity level of the action or behavior in which the Pokemon is undertaking within the photograph – the total numerical score is graded completely separately of the Star-rating.
These rare, 4-Star Pokemon actions occasionally occur naturally, but behaviors will often be determined by using the following items near Pokemon:
- Fluffruit is an all-new item that resembles an apple and is used to lure and trigger reactions from Pokemon.
- Illumina Orbs
- Illumina Orbs are used on Pokemon to create a Illumina Phenomenon, which will allow you to potentially witness something special and extraordinary moments that can help you capture those more unique and rare moments.
- Play a melody to trigger a reaction and potentially a dance from any Pokemon in the area. Due to the large area in which the melody can be heard, this particular item is perfect for trying to coordinate those large group photos.
- Along with being used to find Branching Routes, the sound in which the Scan Mode makes can potentially trigger a small reaction from any nearby Pokemon. These reactions are often kind of short, so be quick when grabbing your camera!
Although we have mentioned it earlier, it is important to note that both the score and star rating for each photograph is completely separate, meaning the score in which you obtain for each photograph will not have any effect on the star rating you receive from Professor Mirror.