Hogwarts Legacy beast breeding guide: Catch beasts and collect resources


BEAST breeding is an important part of Hogwarts Legacy as it will allow you to gather resources for potions and upgrades.

Once you have a Vivarium in the Room of Requirement, you will be able to keep all the beasts you capture on your journey.

Collecting beasts is important.

You can then breed them to collect resources or sell them to get more cash.

Here’s everything you need to know about breeding beasts in Hogwarts Legacy.

Hogwarts Legacy: All breedable beasts

Not every creature in Hogwarts Legacy is able to be bred, with the Phoenix being the notable exception.

There is only one Phoenix in the game, but everything else is available to reproduce.

The following beasts are breedable in Hogwarts Legacy.

  • Diricawl
  • Puffskein
  • Thestral
  • Kneazle
  • Mooncalf
  • Niffler
  • Jobberknoll
  • Fwooper
  • Giant Purple Toad
  • Hippogriff
  • Unicorn
  • Graphorn

If you need to find out where you can catch each beast, then check out our beast finding guide.

Hogwarts Legacy: How to release beasts

Once you catch a beast roaming around the Scottish Highlands, you need to then release it into your Vivarium.

You can have up to four in the Room of Requirement, and you can move your beasts between each of them.

When you are inside your Vivarium you can press R1/RB (or H on PC) to access your beast menu.

From there you can place up to four different types of beast in each Vivarium.

Each Vivarium can hold four breeding pairs, and there will be room for one offspring for each species.

Hogwarts Legacy: How to breed beasts

Before you breed your beasts you need to make sure you have a male and female of that species in your Vivarium.

Then you need to build a breeding pen for them. You should build one in each of your Vivariums.

Select the pair you want to breed and place them inside the breeding pen. 

After 30 minutes spent in the game, a baby beast will be born into your Vivarium.

Hogwarts Legacy: How to breed every type of beast

In order to breed a new pair of beasts, you will have to remove the pair in the breeding pen, and place the new pair inside.

To breed a set of every beast, you need to make sure you keep doing this until you have a baby of each type.

The only beast that cannot be bred is the Phoenix, but you don’t need a baby Phoenix to complete this task.

When you breed a beast it has a chance to be shiny. You can tell this by the plus symbol next to its name.

Hogwarts Legacy: What to do with your beasts

When your Vivariums and your Nabsack are full, you will need to get rid of some before breeding new beasts.

You can do this by selling them at the beast shop in Hogsmeade called Brood and Peck.

Shiny beasts do not sell for any more than regular beasts, so you’ll probably want to keep these.

Written by Dave Aubrey and Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.