Unicorns in Hogwarts Legacy are one of the rarest Magical Beasts in the game, and players might need to be patient to spot one even in their Den.
In Hogwarts Legacy, players can find many Magical Beasts, including Unicorns. Unicorns are one of the rarest Beasts that players will be able to find, but it is possible to find and catch them fairly early in the game. Notably, there is only one place where Unicorns can be found. This will force players to be resourceful and a little patient if they want to add Unicorns to their collection.
Like Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts films, players of Hogwarts Legacy will be given a very similar bag to Newt’s briefcase by Deek the House Elf. This bag can be used to rescue beasts from poachers and find good homes for all the Beasts. This can either be in the player’s sanctuaries within the Room of Requirement or given to Ellie Peck of Brood and Peck in Hogsmeade.
The Unicorn Den Location in Hogwarts Legacy
Unicorns in Hogwarts Legacy can be a challenge to spot. However, by following clues from other players or remembering where they are in the books, players can guess that they have a home somewhere in the Forbidden Forest. It will not be a simple case of walking into the forest, but having a Broom or Mount will make the Den easier to find.
The Unicorn Den itself is found toward the NorthEast of the forest, just to the left of the Upper Hogsfield Hamlet on the map.
Once the Unicorn Den location in Hogwarts Legacy has been found, they need to be aware that poachers are nearby. Players may want to take them out before attempting to catch the Unicorn. Then they can proceed toward the Den, where a Unicorn may or may not be present. If no Unicorn is present at the location, that is fairly normal. Open the map and use the “Wait” feature to pass the time.
When the player wakes up, there will hopefully be a Unicorn waiting. If not, do it again, or use Floo Powder to come back to another location. Once players spot a Unicorn, of which the game will only spawn one at a time, they may choose to catch it. Cast Arresto Momento to stop the Unicorn from running away, and open the Nap-Sack, a Utility spell in Hogwarts Legacy.
Players will have to successfully press the catch button five times before the Unicorn is caught.
Casting Arresto Momento again is not a bad idea halfway through. Other immobilizing spells will also work, as will casting Disillusionment on the player to be able to sneak closer to the creatures. Once the Unicorn has been caught, please return it to the Room of Requirement to interact with it and potentially breed it. Players will have to keep returning to the Den to get a second Unicorn of the opposite gender. Breeding can also give players more animals to sell at the Brook and Peck if they are inclined. If not, more animals still mean more ingredients, allowing players to upgrade their gear in Hogwarts Legacy and gain better perks for their favorite outfits.
Editor’s Note: Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling has been accused of transphobia by those in the LGBTQ+ community. Although not directly involved in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, Rowling does stand to earn royalties from the game. We would like to reiterate our support for trans rights and that trans identities are valid. Support services are listed below for trans people impacted by discussions of transphobia.
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- Set in the 1800s in the Wizarding World universe, Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world action RPG where players get to live out a student’s life in the hallowed halls of Hogwarts and beyond. Aside from Hogwarts, players can also travel between iconic locales such as Hogsmeade and the Forbidden Forest. Starting as a fifth year, players will pick up more advanced spell casting and potion crafting and discover both friendly and antagonistic magical beasts across the entire Harry Potter universe, as they follow the path of light or darkness on their own wizarding journey.