Hogwarts Legacy is here; with it, our dreams of living in the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter can come true. You’ll play a fresh fifth-year student attending the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This world is full of amazing hidden details full of wonderous magic for you to immerse yourself in and discover. But none are more wonderful than the fantastic beasts of the world.
Making this world rich in magic are the magical beasts that you’ll encounter throughout your own Hogwarts Legacy journey. From the fearsome dragon all the way to the adorable Nifflers. These beasts can be found in various locations outside Hogwarts Castle. Some of the beasts you encounter will be hostile while others may be tame or even need rescuing. Help these fantastic beasts and take care of them in the Room of Requirement.
Here’s a Hogwarts Legacy guide to taming and looking after your beasts.
How To Get a Magic Beast
In order to keep magic beasts, you’ll need your own Vivarium in the Room of Requirement.
Begin by completing the main quest “The Trial of Percival Rackham”, in which you take your first lesson in Care of Magical Creatures with Professor Howin. There you’ll learn how to use the Beast Petting Brush to pet creatures as well as Beast Feed to feed them.
Next, you’ll need to unlock the Room of Requirement in “The Elf, The Nab-Sack, And the Loom” quest. During the quest, Professor Weasly and Deek will guide you through the Room of Requirement to make it yours. And finally, you’ll need to rescue beasts with your Nab-Sack to bring them home to the Vivarium.
How To Tame A Beast
While exploring different regions in Hogwarts Legacy, you will come across certain dens inhabited by magical creatures. These areas are identified by the paw symbol on the map. These are tameable creatures that can be brought back to your Room of Requirement.
Once you head to their den go about taming the beast by:
- Assign the Nab-Sack to your magic equipment
- Get close enough to the creature and press the indicated button to pull the creature into the Nab-Sack
- Go back to your vivarium and release your captured creature from the sack.
Feed and take care of your magical creatures regularly to get species-specific items from them. You can even breed these fantastical creatures and sell them for money.
Hogwarts Legacy Bestiary
Location: At the Ruins Northwest of Keenbridge, Southwest of Poidsear Coast, Southwest of Marunweem
The Diricawl (known to Muggles as the Dodo) is a plump, fluffy-feathered and flightless magical bird, native to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. They have the ability the vanish and reappear, similar to apparition.
Resource Provided: Diricrawl Feather
Favourite Toy: Tumbleweed
Giant Purple Toad
Location: North Ford Bog, Forbidden Forest, Southeast of Upper Hogsfield, North of Aranshire, South of Northern Sea Bog Floo Station, Center Island of Marunweem Lake, Island between Clagmar Coast and Manor Cape
The Giant Purple Toad also known as the Bullfrog, is a large, magical species of toad. Their warts are considered useful in making potions.
Resource Provided: Toad Warts
Favourite Toy: Leather Football
Location: Clagmar Coast
Graphorns are large mountain-dwelling beasts that have a tough hide and two sharp horns. The tentacle-like appendages on Graphorns’ faces are used for capturing food and tending to their young. Graphorns are known for their aggressive nature; however, a witch or wizard has been known to befriend one in rare circumstances. They are native to the mountains of Europe.
Resource Provided: Graphorn Horn
Favourite Toy: Dark Wizard Dummy
Location: Northeast of Poidsear Coast
The Fwooper is a magical African bird with brightly-coloured feathers, which could include orange, pink, lime green and yellow. Listening to the Fwooper’s high-pitched, song will eventually drive a listener insane. So each bird must be sold with a Silencing Charm placed on it. The Charm had to be reinforced monthly, and a licence is required to own one of these birds.
Resource Provided: Fwooper Feather
Favourite Toy: Quaffle
Location: Most Northwestern point of the Forbidden Forest
A silent bird, the Jobberknoll is a blue-coloured bird, covered in white specks. These birds are entirely silent until their death when they will scream every single sound they had heard in life backwards. Jobberknoll feathers are used as potion ingredients in Truth serums and Memory Potions.
Resource Provided: Jobberknoll Feather
Favourite Toy: Quaffle
Location: Southwest of BrocBurrow, South of Northern South Sea Bog, Southwest of Muaruweem, Northwest of Cragcroft, Southwest of Clagmar Coast
The Kneazle is an intelligent cat-like creature that may take a liking to a witch or wizard, making them less aggressive. They are said to have the ability to detect those who are suspicious in character and can lead their owners home if they find themselves lost.
Resource Provided: Kneazle Fur
Favourite Toy: Yarn Ball
Location: Northwest of Hogwarts, Southwest of San Bakar’s Tower, South of Feldcroft, Entrance of Poidsear Coast (Night)
The Mooncalf is a small, calf-like beast with enormous eyes and a shy personality. They can be observed dancing when the light of the full moon hits the ground. They will not come out of their burrow unless there is a full moon.
Resource Provided: Mooncalf Fur
Favourite Toy: Moon Ball
Location: Northwest of North Ford Bog, Southeast of Feldcroft, East of Keenbridge, Near Phoenix Mountain Cave, Southeast of Cragcroft, Middle of Manor Cape
Nifflers have a penchant for shiny things, valuable or not and will pursue such things without thought of consequence. These rodent-like creatures have a pouch in which they can hide their treasures.
Resource Provided: Niffler Fur
Favourite Toy: Gold Ball
Location: Near Hogsmeade Region, North of Feldcroft, Poidsear Coast, Manor Cape, Southern Clagmar Coast
Puffskeins are round and fluffy beasts, soft enough to cuddle but tough enough to be thrown around. Puffskeins will eat almost anything, but their favourite meal is bogies. They are common household pets for wizarding families because they are easy to maintain.
Resource Provided: Puffskein Fur
Favourite Toy: Boegy Ball
Location: Hidden in Forbidden Forest
The unicorn is a white horse with a horn sticking out of its head. An iconic creature of magic, the existence of unicorns was one of the worst-kept secrets of the wizarding world, as unicorns were inextricably associated with magic in the Muggle world. They’re shy creatures that are highly valued for their blood, horns, and hair.
Resource Provided: Unicorn Hair
Favourite Toy: Unpoppable Bubble
Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. For the first time, experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. Now you can take control of the action and be at the centre of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it.
Hogwarts Legacy is available now on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. A PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch version is set for release later this year.