Hogwarts Legacy Shiny Beasts, Difference & Purpose Explained

In Hogwarts Legacy, you have the option of catching magical beasts and then keeping them in your Vivarium once you have it, the Nab-Sack, and the Room of Requirement unlocked. It’s a gameplay system that is very similar to the one from Pokemon. But did you know that there are even rare Shiny Beast variants that you can get? Again, these work much like the concept of Shinies in most Pokemon games. You will be able to tell them apart from regular beasts thanks to them being in another color, and a star icon that will appear next to their name. So here’s everything that you need to know about how to catch and where to find Shiny Beasts with stars in Hogwarts Legacy.

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Hogwarts Legacy Shiny Beasts, Difference & Purpose Explained
Hogwarts Legacy Shiny Beasts, Difference & Purpose Explained

How to Get Shiny Magical Beasts in Hogwarts Legacy

Note that you won’t be able to go Shiny (or regular) beast hunting until you have unlocked the Room of Requirement, the Vivarium, and the Nab-Sack. Once you have all of these unlocked, you will then be able to go Shiny Beast hunting. Now, you need to be aware that the odds of getting a Shiny Beast is very low, and down to pure luck. So, basically how it works in Pokemon. Because of this, you are going to need to catch many magical beasts until you are lucky enough to get a Shiny one. Since magical beasts often travel in packs, it can be difficult to tell the Shiny ones apart from all the regular ones.

This means that it’s usually easier to catch them all and then check afterward to see if you have a Shiny one as well. Since this process is all about grinding, you can sell off the excess non-shiny beasts that you have caught at the “Brood and Peck”, the beast shop in Hogsmeade. Then, go back to the spawn point where you caught these beasts (they should have respawned there) and repeat the process until you have caught a Shiny Magical Beast. Good luck, we hope that you’ll be able to catch a lot of Shiny magical beasts.

Hogwarts Legacy Shiny Beasts Difference & Purpose Explained

The difference between Shiny and regular Beasts in Hogwarts Legacy basically boils down to Shiny Beasts having a different look, and being much rarer than regular ones. Beyond this, they don’t have any other notable differences – their stats are the same as regular Beasts. As for their purpose, this is just a little something for players that enjoy this mechanic in Pokemon titles to play around with.

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