Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Poke Finder Upgrades and Locations Guide

Updated on December 28, 2017
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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Poke Finder Upgrades and Locations Guide
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A nifty side-feature of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is the ability to snap photos of Pokémon with the Poké Finder. With your Rotom Dex’s added ability to fire up its Poké Finder interface, you are able to capture precious Pokémon moments and share them with the world.

The Poké Finder can be upgraded to unlock new features as you take photos of the various Pokemon species living in the region of Alola. For each island, there are several spots where you can take the best Pokémon photos for your own satisfaction and glory.

This guide exists to give you a run-through of the Poké Finder upgrades and help you locate all the best spots to take Pokemon snaps in the region of Alola. Now go play the game and snap-all-you-want with the Poke Finder!

All Poké Finder Upgrades

The Poké Finder has five versions in total. Each version unlocks new features that enables you to take better pictures of Pokémon. By going around the region of Alola and snapping all kinds of Pokemon, you garner points that you can use to fully upgrade your Poké Finder and make unlock all of its features.

Version Number
Function
How To Obtain
1
Basic Poké Finder
Claim it from the Hau'oli City Tourist Center on Melemele Island
2
Zoom
Garner 1,500 Poke Finder Points
3
Enhanced Zoom
Garner 10,000 Poke Finder Points
4
Maximum Zoom
Garner 100,000 Poke Finder Points
5
Calling Feature that Draws Pokemon Attention to You
Garner 1,500,000 Poke Finder Points

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All Poké Finder Photo Shoot Locations

Melemele Island

Hau’oli Cemetery

The location is in front of the last tombstone on the topmost right corner of the area.

Day
Night
Fufrou
Gastly
Pikipek
Zubat

Hau’oli City Beachfront

The photo shoot spot is on the sandy beach area next to the staircase and near a red car and a male swimmer.

Day
Night
Drifloon (Rare)
Murkrow
Pelipper
Pelipper
Wingull
Wingull

Hau’oli City Shopping District

It's by the crack on the concrete wall next to the Alola Tourist Bureau.

Day
Night
Pikachu
Alolan Meowth
Rockruff
Growlithe
 
Dunsparce

Kala’e Bay

It's by the boulder barriers on the eastern water strip of the bay. You will need a Lapras or Sharpedo Ride Pokémon in order to reach the said location.

Day
Night
Alolan Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
Corsola
Corsola
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Smoochum
Smoochum

Melemele Meadow

The spot is situated on the western outcrop strip of the meadow. It's at the dead end of the said outcrop.

Day
Night
Cutiefly
Flabebe
Flabebe
Floette
Floette
Oricorio
Oricorio
 

Akala Island

Brooklet Hill

The photo shoot area is by the boulder and wooden fence overlooking the waterfalls on the first land strip you get to after surfing on the lake.

Day
Night
Dewpider
Politoed
Politoed
Poliwag
Poliwag
Psyduck
Psyduck
Surskit

Lush Jungle

It's beside the ledge made of soil near the grassy area of the northwestern corner of the jungle.

Day
Night
Bounsweet
Comfey
Comfey
Fomantis
Goodra (Rare)
Goodra (Rare)
Kecleon
Kecleon
Paras
Morelull

Paniola Ranch

The photo shoot spot is by the wooden fence at the exit area of the ranch and entrance to Route 5.

Day
Night
Eevee
Eevee
Espeon
Lillipup
Lillipup
Mareep
Mareep
Umbreon

Pikachu Valley

It's by the river overlooking the waterfall on the valley.

Day
Night
Pikachu
Pikachu

Route 8

It's just outside the Aether Foundation trailer right on its side.

Day
Night
Bewear
Alolan Rattata
Crabrawler
Bewear
Yungoos
Crabrawler

Royal Avenue

The photo shoot area is at the bottom corner of the circular flower park of the avenue.

Day
Night
Butterfree
Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff
Oricorio

Wela Volcano Park

It's by the end of the cliff overlooking the volcanoes. You will be passing the most charming Seismic Sister and an Ace Trainer before you reach the said area.

Day
Night
Cubone
Cubone
Fletchling
Magby
Magby
Salandit
Talonflame
 
Salandit
 

Ula'ula Island

Blush Mountain

It's in front of the fence beside the Geothermal Power Plant on Blush Mountain.

Day
Night
Dedenne
Dedenn
Elekid
Elekid
Magneton
Magneton
Porygon-Z
Porygon-Z
Togemaru
Togemaru

Mount Hokulani

It's on the cliff overlooking the mountain and across the golfer wearing a red shirt.

Day
Night
Beldum
Beldum
Elgyem
Clefable
Metang
Clefairy
 
Elgyem
 
Magnezone (Rare)
 
Metang

Mount Lanakila

It's on a branching corner on the right side of the path leading to the Pokémon League.

Day
Night
Absol
Froslass (Rare)
Glalie
Sneasel
Vanillish
Vanillish
Vanillite
Vanillite

Route 13

The photo shoot spot is by the rocky ledge between the entrance to Haina Desert and the Motel on the route.

Day
Night
Flygon (Rare)
Flygon (Rare)
Gible
Gible
Sandile
Sandile
Trapinch
Trapinch

Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)

It's right beside some pile of big boxes near the middle area of the Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site). The spot is also near the cashier counters.

Day
Night
Gastly
Gastly
Gengar
Gengar
Haunter
Haunter
Mimikyu
Mimikyu
Shuppet
Shuppet

Ula’ula Meadow

It's on the first wooden plank corner of the meadow leading to straight to Route 17. The said wooden plank is overlooking a pond to the west side of the area.

Day
Night
Floette
Ariados
Florges
Floette
Ledian
Florges
Oricorio
Oricorio

Poni Island

Poni Coast

The photo shoot spot is on a rocky outcrop next to a big rock that can be smashed by a Tauros Ride Pokemon on the coast.

Day
Night
Bewear
Bewear
Fearow
Fearow
Lickitung
Lickitung

Poni Meadow

It's on the northwestern corner of the entrance area of the meadow. It's right beside the big tree across the female Ace Trainer and the Probopass.

Day
Night
Dragonite (Rare)
Dragonite (Rare)
Oricorio
Mismagius
Ribombee
Oricorio

Vast Poni Canyon

The photo shoot area is right in the middle of the wooden bridge on the canyon where Lillie mustered all her courage to cross it alone in the main story.

Day
Night
Gigalith
Gigalith
Hakamo-o
Hakamo-o
Jangmo-o
Jangmo-o
Lucario (Rare)
Lucario (Rare)
Mienshao
Mienshao

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