Tips and Tricks - Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Guide - IGN (2024)


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Want to know even more helpful tips and tricks for completing Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery? This wiki guide page will help you with more of the tedious and important sections of the game, including secrets and other great info on getting through some of the tough parts of the game.

For more about the story of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, check out the IGN walkthrough section of this wiki guide for details about the story of the game.

Story Quests without Spending Gems

During certain parts of the story, you'll have to spend Gems in order to continue. The cost for doing so can vary (Usually costing around 55 Gems) depending on the quest and where you are in the story. However, you can also wait a specificed time limit before the story becomes open for you.


If you find yourself unwilling to spend money for more Gems, you can wait for the quest to open up naturally. This usually happens after about 2-3 hours, with a timer displayed where you can access the quest.

For some, this may take a long time, but if you find yourself spending too much or wanting to be cautious about buying from the in-game store, you can wait to start the quest.

Hogwarts Lesson Questions and Answers

During your lessons in each class at Hogwarts during the game, you may occassionally be asked a question about the class itself. This can range from the topics of the class, to something else related to the Harry Potter universe. Answering these questions correctly are important as they will give you bonus attribute points for your character, as well as bonus points towards your house for the House Cup.

Here are answers to every question that you'll find in the game. (More questions and their answers will be added as they are discovered in-game)

  • What does the Lumos charm provide?
  • No spell yet devised allows a Wizard to do what?
    Fly unaided
  • Which ingredient is not used in Shrinking Solution?
    Rotten egg
  • Before Dumbledore, who was the Headmaster of Hogwarts?
    Armando Dippet
  • Where are flying lessons held?
    Training Grounds
  • Which of these is not a type of broom?
  • Who is the Potion's Professor?
    Severus Snape
  • Who is the Flying Instructor?
    Madam Hooch
  • What do you say to summon a broom to your hand?
  • Who is the History of Magic Professor?
    Professor Binns
  • What is the effect of the Stupefy spell?
    Stun you

Free Energy Gathering Locations

There are certain areas you can visit where tapping the screen will give you free bonus energy. These areas can be revisited around every six hours. If you find yourself out of energy or getting close to doing so, take a detour to one of these locations to refill your energy bar. (NOTE: More locations are being discoverd, they will be added to this list as more info becomes avaliable.)

  • East Towers - The first blank portrait
    Tap the ghost that hangs out by the ladder to the Divination classroom
  • West Towers - The second portrait
  • Lower Floor - West - Tap the flame on right of Great Hall
    Tap the middle soilder
  • Dungeons- The House Elf standing nearby
  • Castle Grounds- Tap the sticks on the ground
  • Lower Floor - East- Tap the books on the bench
  • Hogesmeade - Waving man betteen the Three Broomsticks and Honeydukes


Easy Focus QTE Moments

During some lessons, you will be given a Focus quick quick time event (QTE) that you must pass. Successfully completing it will allow you to gain more rewards at the end of the lesson, including points for the House Cup. However, sometimes it can be a challenge trying to clear these when using the touch screen.

An easy way to pass these QTE sections is to press and hold the touch screen, then release when the ring is in the right place. This is much better than tapping the screen when you think the ring will stop in the right spot, as it will allow you to react faster to what is happening on screen. You aren't penalized for pressing and holding your finger on the screen, the ring will keep moving until you lift your screen press.

How to Win Duels - Picking Your Best Stance

Winning duels in Hogwarts Mystery is important for a few key reasons. Not only can some duels progress the story, but you can also gain a significant number of attirbute points and XP for your character. In duels, there are three main stances.

  • Aggressive
  • Sneaky
  • Defensive

Choose a stance and your classmate will do the same. There is a triangle of heirarchy for stances. Similar to rock/paper/scissor, the stance you choose will either be win or lose against your opponent's stance. If you win the exchange, then you get to cast your spell or execute an action. The heirarchy for stances goes as follows...

Sneaky Stance
Aggressive Stance
Defensive Stance

If you choose the right stance, you'll be able to choose your next action. The action will be based on the stance you went with. If your character attributes are high for that paticular action, it will have a greater effect on your opponent. The same will be for your your opponent and their actions as well.

When there is a tie with both stances, neither person takes a turn and both recover some stamina. You'll then have to choose your stance again and repeat the process. The duel ends when one player loses all of their stamina.

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How to get through Hogwarts Mystery quickly? ›

GT 01: Don't rush through the game.

You can prevent that by pausing the main story tasks and focusing on repeatable study sessions to level up your attributes. These sessions will become available once you get to Year 2, and you should take advantage of them to level your attributes up.

What is the most powerful spell in Hogwarts mystery? ›

Bombarda is already a powerful spell, but Bombarda Maxima takes it to the next level. Bombarda Maxima is considered such a powerful spell that it is only taught to students in their seventh year at Hogwarts.

Is there a cheat for energy in Hogwarts Mystery? ›

If you tap on the house elves you see around, you'll get some energy! Other things you can tap is the first blank portrait in the East Towers, books near the Bench on the Lower Floor East, the second suit of armor in the Great Hall, and more. These items will reset every six hours, to keep an eye on the clock.

What happens after year 7 in Hogwarts Mystery? ›

After completing Year 7, you will be able to access the continued Beyond Hogwarts story, just as you have progressed through years at Hogwarts. Players who are in Year 1-7 will be able to continue playing the game without impact.

What happens if you choose Slytherin in Hogwarts mystery? ›

Being a member of Slytherin won't protect the Main Character from Merula Snyde's ire. She will hate the Main Character just as much as if they belong to any other House and will still work to undermine them. Character dialogue won't change if the Main Character belongs to Slytherin.

Should I bring Ben or Penny? ›

You have two options – Ben or Penny. As for the outcome of the story, there is not much of a difference no matter who you decide to bring, but keep in mind that you'll be able to raise the friendship level with the one you bring along. You will need to wait three hours before you can continue the story.

What happens if you expose Merula's secret? ›

If Yui chooses to expose Merula's secret, Yui will find out that Merula's family were Deatheaters—yikes! —and are locked up in Azkaban! If Yui chooses to reason with her, she won't listen anyway.

How many endings are there in Hogwarts mystery? ›

This game has 3 different endings, with the first 2 being completely meaningless in terms of both story progression and post-game playthrough. The first 2 endings are obtained after defeating the final boss of the game.

Which spell killed Voldemort? ›

Yes, Harry used expelliarmus, it was sort of his signature spell. Expelliarmus did do it's thing. It disarmed Voldemort and Harry caught the Elder wand. But it was Voldemort's spell that rebounded and killed Voldemort.

What is the rarest power in Harry Potter? ›

Those that are gifted with the power of flight are perhaps more rare than any other wizard that has any other power. Able to fly purely because of their own powers and not reliant on any type of enchanted item or spell at all, the number of these special wizards known to exist can be counted on one hand.

How to enter cheat codes in Hogwarts Mystery Mobile free? ›

  1. 8GEPRShTRrRV9Wq - gold.
  2. cNLlxfNs30vwkhE - house points.
  3. ZgPelcUwPFtH839 - attributes.
  4. mqv36wZkv9QmfSV - unlimited energy.
  5. G2rfh740MnQDPLW - gems.
  6. irsEYZQ0thYuQw5 - crystal.
  7. RuoL69rP46X8sTF - unlock door.
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Does Hogwarts Mystery have cheat codes? ›

You might come across sites that offer Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery cheat codes or deals to get unlimited energy, gems, or coins. Despite how alluring they may sound, third-party websites offer these things. It means they're not official and don't come from the game developers themselves.

Is there romance in Hogwarts Mystery? ›

Pro: Romance

Depending on who you date and you stuck with them, you can continue that romance in Hogwarts Mystery Beyond.

Should you duel or refuse Hogwarts mystery? ›

It is strongly recommended to refuse to duel. If the player does so, Merula casts Flipendo and the player falls to the ground. Once they're back on their feet, the player will duel Merula. After winning the duel, the player uses Expelliarmus to disarm Merula, catching her off guard.

Does it matter what house you choose in Hogwarts mystery? ›

For the most part, the house that players choose won't have much of an impact on their experience with Hogwarts Legacy. However, at one point in the story, shortly after they've learned all about Merlin Trials, players will be given a unique quest depending on which house they choose at the beginning of the game.

Do choices matter in Hogwarts mystery? ›

unlike some other games like dragon age, it really does not affect the story in anyway and it would be easy to do a hogwarts legacy 2. the rest of the 'choices' are just u demanding for more rewards from people you helped or at worst, stealing their pets and family heirlooms.

What is the right way to play Hogwarts legacy? ›

Hogwarts Legacy: The Best Tips, Secrets, and Guides for Your Magical Adventure
  1. Choose the Right Hogwarts House. ...
  2. Prioritize Getting a Broom. ...
  3. Increase Your Gear Inventory Slots. ...
  4. Unlock The Best Talents First. ...
  5. Max Out the Alohamora Spell. ...
  6. Find All Three Hogwarts Secrets.
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