All Hogwarts Legacy beasts: Hippogriffs, Niffler, Dragons, more
Being able to enroll in Hogwarts has been a fantasy for many Harry Potter fans ever since the first book launched back in 1997, and Hogwarts Legacy gives players the opportunity to go on their own wizarding world adventure.
Throughout the game, players will encounter familiar characters, explore iconic locations and learn a lot of spells. Magical creatures are also a big part of the Hogwarts Legacy experience, and not only will you battle beasts but you’ll have the chance to befriend and tame them too.
Without further ado, here’s every beast you can find in Hogwarts Legacy.
Alternatively, if you’re on the lookout for additional information about the game, be sure to check out our pages detailing all the confirmed classes, what the Vivarium is in Hogwarts Legacy, and how players can get the Dark Arts Battle Arena.
Every beast in Hogwarts Legacy
There are a lot of different creatures you’ll encounter during your adventure in the wizarding world. Here’s every beast you can find in Hogwarts Legacy, as well as a brief description of them.
First appearing in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book, these grumpy brutes are just as aggressive as they look, boasting sharp teeth and two formidable horns on top of their spiky skull.
Their skin is said to be tougher than that of a dragon, so take caution if you bump into one of these out in the wilderness. Hogwarts Legacy players eventually encounter a Graphorn and use it as a mount later in the game.
Speaking of Dragons, would a fantasy open world be complete without them? Fire-breathing reptiles will be scattered around the Hogwarts Legacy map and were seen in the original trailer flying toward the school.
Harry Potter fans will have fond memories of dragons thanks to the TriWizard Cup in Goblet of Fire, so it’s no surprise to see them play a big part in the game, such as the Hebridean Black.
These adorable little rodents first won audiences over when they hit the big screen in the first Fantastic Beasts movie. They’re skilled trackers who use their long snouts to sniff out and hoard treasure but have been known to cause a little chaos when let loose indoors.
Hogwarts Legacy lets players keep their own Nifflers as fluffy companions in the Vivarium within the Room of Requirement. You can even brush and feed them, which we think is very important.
A Hippogriff is a striking creature with a build similar to a horse, but with the wings, head, and talons of an eagle. Fans of the series will remember Hagrid’s beloved Buckbeak, who featured in many of the Harry Potter films.
Much like Potter himself, players will be able to use Hippogriffs to fly across the map and take in the sights. However, players will have to wait about 20 or so hours of gameplay time whenever Hogwarts Legacy shifts into the Fall term.
Another one of Newt Scamander’s loveable pets, Mooncalf are shy burrowers who only emerge during a full moon. Their large, bulging eyes make them one the of cutest beasts Hogwarts Legacy has to offer.
Players will have to have to venture out at night to bump into one, but it’s well with the journey. Like Nifflers, Mooncalfs are one of the beasts that players can add to their Vivarium in the Room of Requirement.
Jobberknolls are small, magical blue birds that are said to make no noise until the moment of their deaths.
Joberknolls are one of the beasts players can capture and bring back to the Vivarium to raise in Hogwarts Legacy. They give players Jobberknoll feathers, which can be used to upgrade gear at the magic loom in the Room of Requirement.
Giant Purple Toads
Giant Purple Toads may be one of the lesser-known beasts to Harry Potter fans, as they are only mentioned whenever the original trio visited Diagon Alley.
In Hogwarts Legacy, Giant Purple Toads are another one of the wild beasts that students can capture and add to the Vivarium.
Kneazles are cat-like beasts that are sometimes kept as pets by witches and wizards. Kneazles have large ears and a plumed tail similar to that of a lion’s, and are typical slightly larger than Muggle cats.
They are highly intelligent creatures that are often independent and fairly aggressive. Players can catch them in Hogwarts Legacy to raise in the Vivarium alongside other creatures.
Puffskein are popular pets in the wizarding world, thanks to their small size, fluffy appearance, and surprisingly robust bodies.
Again, players can find Puffskein out in the wild in a variety of different sizes and colors. Happy Puffskein give Fur that can be used to improve gear.
Diricawls are magical birds that resemble the extinct Dodo bird. In fact, in the lore of the Wizarding World, Muggles conflated Diricawls with Dodo birds but believed they went extinct thanks to their unique ability to vanish and reappear to escape impending danger.
Diricawl are another of the many beasts that players can capture and rehome in the Vivarium to gather magic materials to upgrade gear.
Fans of the Harry Potter films will recognize Thestrals, who make their beautifully haunting debut in the Order of the Phoenix. They are known for pulling the carriages that take students to Hogwarts, though many who have not witnessed death for themselves cannot see Thestrals, so they believe the carriages pull themselves.
In Hogwarts Legacy, Thestrals can be used as a flying mount in place of, but only if players on the Dark Arts Pack DLC. Alternatively, players can capture Thestrals out in the wild and care for them in the Vivarium.
Of course, Harry Potter fans are familiar with the Phoenix thanks to Albus Dumbledore’s trusted companion, Fawkes. Phoenix are elegant, rare birds with fiery red and orange plumage.
They possess innately powerful magic and their feathers are a staple material in Wand cores. Additionally, they are immortal in that when they die they burst into flame and are reborn from their own ashes.
Players can find Phoenix out in the wild and capture them to raise in the Vivarium.
Another iconic magical creature that makes an appearance in Hogwarts Legacy are Unicorns. Unicorns have various magical properties, like their life-sustaining blood or their tail hair which is used in many Wand cores.
However, Unicorn are incredibly shy creatures who often live in solitude. While they are a fairly rare sight, players can capture them in Hogwarts Legacy and raise them in the Vivarium.
Some of the beasts confirmed on this list are extremely friendly, but Trolls certainly don’t fall into that category. These hulking monstrosities can easily overwhelm the player with their sheer strength and blunt weapons.
After a Mountain Troll played a memorable role in the original Harry Potter movie, it makes sense for Hogwarts Legacy to build mini-boss encounters around them. Players will frequently encounter Armored, River, and Forest Trolls as boss fights in Hogwarts Legacy.
Arcromantula are essentially giant spiders found in the Wizarding World, which already makes them frightening enough. To make matters worse, they can grow to terrifying sizes, like the legendary Aragog found in the Forbidden Forest.
While players encounter plenty of large spiders, Acromantulas do make appearances as boss fights similar to Trolls. These speedy spiders make for exciting and terrifying battles, so players with a fear of these massive, eight-legged arachnids would do well to prepare themselves.
Fwoopers may not be well-known among fans, but they have featured heavily across the Wizarding World. One of these colorful birds was found in the front window of the Magical Menagerie in Diagon Alley, and their feathers are used as quills.
While they look harmless when they first hatch, a Fwooper’s song can actually drive the listener to insanity. So much so, that each bird sold comes with a Silencing Charm.
Fwoopers are another beast that players can catch with the Nabsack and transport to their Vivarium in the Room of Requirement.
Centaurs will be familiar to anybody who’s watched the Harry Potter films or read the books, or has any understanding of Greek mythology.
Half-man, half-horse, centaurs play an important role in the Harry Potter series as they roam the Forbidden Forest, protect Harry from Voldemort, save the school from Professor Umbridge, and, at one point, become professors themselves.
Players can frequently find Centaurs patrolling the Forbidden Forest and attacking spiders and poachers who venture into their territory. Thankfully, as creatures with human intelligence and adept skills in astronomy, divination, and healing magic, they overlook the player when they journey into the Forest and do not fight them.
Horklumps had no use to wizards and witches, according to magizoologist Newt Scamander, and were given the classification ‘X’ (“boring/harmless to humans”) by the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.
However, their juice was used in a range of potions, including the Wiggenweld Potion, and Herbicide Potion. True to the game’s lore, Horklumps are an important ingredient in brewing Wiggenweld Potions, which are the main method to regain health in Hogwarts Legacy.
Those are all the beasts you can find in Hogwarts Legacy!
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