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The Nature of the Beast achievement in Hogwarts Legacy

The Nature of the Beast

Breed every type of beast

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How to unlock the The Nature of the Beast achievement

  • LordacrisLordacris
    14 Feb 2023 13 Feb 2023 26 Feb 2023
    There's a total of 12 beasts you can breed. See below for details regarding the questline and where to capture the beasts:
    During the main story quest "The Elf, The Nab-Sack, and the Loom" you'll be introduced to the "Nab-Sack" for capturing beasts and a Vivarium to house them. Shortly after that Deek will give you a further two side quests “The Plight of the House-Elf” & “Foal of the Dead.” During the "Foal of the Dead" quest you'll obtain the breeding pen and conjure it into a Vivarium. Now that we have a pen placed, ensure you have a Male & Female beast of the same species in that Vivarium. Interact with the book in front of the breeding pen entrance to start the breeding process. The pair will take 30 minutes to produce an offspring.

    Notes:
    • If you visit a Beast Den that only has one sex of beast available to capture. Just return at a later time and hopefully it's been swapped out for the one you need (e.g. Graphorn & Unicorn).
    • Utilize the spell "Arresto Momentum" to stop the beast you wish to capture from running away. It makes it a lot easier to catch them with the Nab-Sack.
    • You can place up to 4x Breeding Pens in each Vivarium. So in theory, if you had enough Moonstone you could breed all 12 species at the same time.
    • The achievement tracking progresses when you place a beast inside the Breeding Pen. Achievement pops when you place in the 12th.
    Beasts:
    Puffskein - Den discovered & captured during the "The Elf, The Nab-Sack, and the Loom."
    Jobberknoll - Den discovered & captured during the "The Elf, The Nab-Sack, and the Loom."
    Mooncalf - Den discovered & captured during the "The Elf, The Nab-Sack, and the Loom."

    Common:
    Diricawl - Found at any of the 5 Dens. South West of Marunweem:
    Fwooper - Found at any of the 4 Dens. West of Feldcroft:
    Giant Purple Toad - Found at any of the 8 Dens. North of North Ford Bog:
    Hippogriff - Found at any of the 3 Dens. 1x Male & 1x Female rewarded during main story quest "The High Keep." Forbidden Forest just North of Jackdaws Rest:
    Kneazle - Found at any of the 4 Dens. East of Irondale:
    Niffler - Found at any of the 6 Dens. South West of Jackdaw's Rest:
    Thestral - Found at any of the 2 Dens. Bred during the "Foal of the Dead" side quest. South of Coastal Mine:

    Rare:
    Graphorn - Found at the 1 Graphorn Den. Only 1x Graphorn spawns at a given time here. Must complete main story quest "San Bakar’s Trial" before they will appear at the den. South Clagmar Coast:
    Unicorn - Found at the 1 Unicorn Den. Only 1x Unicorn spawns at a given time here. Forbidden Forest:

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    Iron Man TStarkEvery time i try to breed it just tells me to release beasts in order to free them, i don't get it??
    Posted by Iron Man TStark on 29 Feb at 10:02
    beavisYou probably have all bros.
    Posted by beavis on 06 Mar at 03:24
    Iron Man TStarknah, I didn't release them before trying to breed lmao - all done now :D
    Posted by Iron Man TStark on 08 Mar at 09:34
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  • E73RN I ErjE73RN I Erj
    12 Feb 2023 11 Feb 2023 11 Feb 2023
    To unlock this achievement you need to progress the main quest for a bit, until you have a side quest from Professor Weasley (and Deek) where you can purchase the breeding pen.

    Once you do this quest (where they teach you how to breed animals) you can start breeding your animals.

    A few notes:

    -Phoenix doesn't count for this achievement
    - To breed the Graphorn you need to go even further in the main quest, until you defeat one during a trial. After that, you can breed it
    - Unicorn and Graphorn have only one spot each in the game, Forbidden forest for the Unicorns and at the very bottom of the map in the Clagmar coast for the Graphorn (if you go there before defeating one in the main quest, the spot will be EMPTY, you need to beat it first in the main quest)
    -If you have a male or female only of a specific animal, wait a while and then re-visit the spot, a new one will be spawned, hopefully the one you need it.

    Happy hunting!
  • PangoBaraPangoBara
    12 Jul 2023 11 Jul 2023
    I ended up stumbling into this just because the game was getting boring and i wanted to speed it up.

    If you want to make it much much easier to capture beasts, turn the difficulty down to story. The little minigame where you have to wait and click cn_X as the bar fills up will be taken away. Just using the capture bag will instantly capture any beast!

    The minigame isn't too bad but is just kinda pointless and more time consuming imo, so this was nice to find
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