Hogwarts Legacy Beasts: How To Get And Tame

Hogwarts Legacy Beasts: How To Get And Tame
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Written by 

Jake Bannister


10th Feb 2023 12:27

Whether it’s a dog, cat, or any animal, who doesn’t love having their own pets? You can do the exact same in Hogwarts Legacy, in the form of beasts.

In the Harry Potter films, you see the likes of Fawkes The Phoenix, Fwoopers, Hippogriffs, and more. The Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them franchise dives deeper, with the likes of a Niffler and Mooncalf on show.

In Hogwarts Legacy, you can capture beasts and nurture them, which is useful as your progress throughout the game. Here’s how to capture beasts in Hogwarts Legacy.

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How To Get Beasts In Hogwarts Legacy

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To open up your very own vivarium, you must first advance through the main quests and attend your first beasts class. Professor Howin teaches you all about Puffskeins & Kneazles, and you even get your first encounter with a Hippogriff.

Following this, also via the main quests titled ‘The Elf, The Nab-Sack, And The Loom’, you are then able to venture out into the wild and catch beasts yourself.

Some of you may be thinking, is it cruel to capture beasts from their wild habitat? Well, all beasts are being hunted by the notorious poachers in the game, so you are doing them a service and keeping them safe.

During the quest, Deek shows you the nab-sack, which you can use when you’re close enough to a beast. In order to use the nab-sack, you simply need to assign this to your spell loadout and use it when close enough to a beast, while pressing the button prompted on the screen to pull the beast in.

Deek will take you back to your vivarium, in which you'll let out your beasts.

How To Tame Beasts In Hogwarts Legacy

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Following this, you let the beasts out safely within the Room of Requirement, this is where you can tame them.

Simply head into your vivarium and add the brush and food into your spell loadout, and walk up to your beast. When either brushing or feeding, you'll notice a green symbol. Just simply get both of these green, where you'll be presented with a 'press Square / X to collect'. You can then use these on looms.

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