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Hogwarts Legacy

Beast Breeding Tips

Jessica Dillon

If you are playing Hogwarts Legacy, you are probably excited to learn that you can keep beasts after you get the Nab-sack in the main quest. These creatures live in your Vivarium, which is located in your Room of Requirements. While you can just go out catching beasts over and over again, a better use of your time may be setting them up to breed. The guide below goes over everything you need to know about beast breeding in Hogwarts Legacy and how to get the most out of it.

Beast breeding pen in Hogwarts Legacy.

When Do You Unlock Beast Breeding in Hogwarts Legacy?

You will unlock beast breeding after you reach the winter season and do Deek’s previous side quest, The Plight of the House-Elf. For the most part, Foal of The Dead is an easy quest that runs down the basics of breeding so that you can get started right away. Even so, though, you aren’t taught how to maximize your breeding so that you can make the most out of the feature.

How Does Beast Breeding Work in Hogwarts Legacy?

Beast breeding is quite simple. You simply need to get a male and female beast of the same species and release them in a Vivarium with a breeding pen. Once this is done, go to the post outside of the breeding pen and interact with it. You will be able to select what species you want to start breeding, and a countdown timer of 30 minutes will pop up, letting you know when you can expect the baby to be born.

It’s important to note that you must be playing the game for 30 minutes for the baby to appear. This won’t go off of real-world time, and you can’t skip your console clock forward to speed up the process. There are no items to help make this process quicker either, so have something to do while you are waiting for the baby to be born.

How to Maximize Beast Breeding in Hogwarts Legacy

If you want to make this feature useful, then you will want to properly set up your Vivarium for breeding. Here’s a bit of quick math to help you grasp what breeding can do for you in Hogwarts Legacy.

  • Each Vivarium can hold four breeding pens, and there are four Vivariums for a total of twelve pens.
  • If you set an alarm, you will be able to harvest Twelve baby beasts every 30 minutes or twenty-four baby beasts an hour.
  • Baby beast sell for 120 G, which totals 1440 G every 30 minutes or **2880 G **every hour.

Essentially, all you need to do is set an alarm on your computer or phone and then sell the baby beasts at "Brood and Peck" iconBrood and Peck to profit. It’s best to go at the end of each play session when you have several beasts built up. If you can keep this up through your play-through of the game, then you will always be in a good spot with money.

Can You Breed Shiny Beasts in Hogwarts Legacy?

Yes, you can get shiny beasts from breeding. There is no evidence currently that supports that breeding two shiny beasts will give you another shiny beast any easier. Since shiny beasts aren’t incredibly rare though, you will likely see one sooner or later. Keep in mind that there is nothing special outside of the beasts coloring, and you won’t be able to sell them for more money.

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  • Publisher
    Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    1 February 2023
  • Last Updated
    9 August 2023
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