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While Hogwarts Legacy’s source material largely comes from Harry Potter and the Wizarding World lore, the game has also taken inspiration from other titles as well. Though you might not notice it at first, Hogwarts Legacy has actually taken a page out of Pokémon’s book, and implemented shiny creatures into the game. Shiny Beasts are rare creatures in Hogwarts Legacy that have a unique name and slightly new color compared to regular beasts.

However, as it is in any Pokémon game, Shiny Beasts are incredibly rare to find in Hogwarts Legacy. To make matters worse as well, players won’t even know they’re catching a shiny most of the time. This is due to the fact that Shiny Beasts’ new color can’t usually be differentiated in the overworld. You need to wait until you release the beast in your Vivarium before you can tell if it’s shiny or not.

To get the full scoop on Shiny Beasts in Hogwarts Legacy, keep reading below.

Finding Shiny Beasts in Hogwarts Legacy

Shiny Beasts in Hogwarts Legacy
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For starters, you need to head out past the Hogwarts grounds and find a hunting area. These locations are marked by claw icons on your map. You might need to explore a good chunk of the map before coming across these hunting areas, though, so spend some time surveying the lands.

Once you find a hunting area, you can pull up your map and hover over that specific claw icon. This will tell you what beasts inhabit that particular location. In reality, though, you’re not looking for any specific beast if you just want a shiny one.

After you have found a suitable hunting area, the only thing left to do is start catching as many beasts as possible. If you’ve caught all the ones available in an area, simply fast travel away, come back, and all of the creatures will respawn. Once you have filled up your inventory with beasts, you can either look at your inventory or release the beast into your Vivarium. Both methods will show you if you have a shiny because the beast will have a star next to its name.

Aside from that, there’s no other great way of determining if you have a Shiny Beast or not in Hogwarts Legacy. It’s simply luck of the draw as of right now. If you don’t want to keep the beasts you caught, you can read our guide about how to make extra gold with them.

Related: Find out every shiny beast color available in Hogwarts Legacy on Gamepur.

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