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Hogwarts Legacy

A Bird in The Hand

Jessica Dillon

Poppy Sweeting is a companion that has her own line of side quests in Hogwarts Legacy. A Bird in The Hand is the last dungeon you will need to take on. At this point in her story, you are going to be on your way to find and rescue the snidgets. The only drawback is that this portion of Poppy’s story has a rather tricky puzzle that can take you quite some time to solve. The guide below goes over how to complete A Bird in The Hand in Hogwarts Legacy and how to solve the moonstone puzzle at the beginning of the dungeon.

A snidget nest in Hogwarts Legacy.

How to start A Bird in The Hand in Hogwarts Legacy

Once you have completed It’s in The Stars, wait using your map to get another piece of owl mail from Poppy Sweeting. Once you receive it, head to "Brocburrow" iconBrocburrow and use your broom to fly to Poppy. The area that you are going to explore is just up ahead.

How to Solve The Moonstone Puzzle

The very first thing you will encounter is Dorran and a new type of puzzle. To start it, you want to place the moonstone in the center stone. Once this is done, you are going to be using "Accio" iconAccio on the puzzle stones. Your goal is to get the shadows to touch the same markings that are lit up on the sealed door. Think of it like two hands of a clock.

Moonstone puzzle solution .

You will want to drag them both to the left of the stone and place them on the same circles as shown in the picture above. It doesn’t matter whether you use the inner or outer stone, as they are interchangeable. The first pillar should be on the second right circle from the middle, and the second should be on the third circle from the middle near the top of the puzzle.

How to Complete A Bird in The Hand

Once you have the puzzle lined up, the door will open. Inside is the door you will need to go through. Once you are inside The Gilded Perch, you will notice that it is a sanctuary made for beasts. Equip "Incendio" iconIncendio or "Confringo" iconConfringo, as you will need to burn some vines away. Go deeper into the Gilded Perch until you come to a cube puzzle similar to the ones you find at some treasure vaults. The first cube is on a shelf to your right, and the second is up on the ledge to your left. You will need to use Wingardium "Levioso" iconLevioso on a box across from the ledge and drag it over to climb up.

(1 of 2) The first puzzle cube is located on a wooden shelf.

The first puzzle cube is located on a wooden shelf. (left), The second puzzle cube is located on the balcony across from the puzzle. (right)

You can use "Revelio" iconRevelio to help you locate the cubes as they glow blue. Once you find them, use Accio to drag them onto their pedestals. The right cube will need you to use a fire spell on it, such as Incendio or Confringo. The left cube needs you to use "Glacius" iconGlacius on it. After these are both activated, the next door will open.

Fighting the poaches in A Bird in The Hand.

Going inside will trigger Poaches to spawn in, and after a bit of back and forth, the centaurs will jump into the battle to help you and Poppy out. After this, you will go to the area where the Snidgets are and conclude the quest. There is one more talk with Poppy after this, so leave the dungeon and use your map screen to wait for her final owl mail to arrive.

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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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