The world of Hogwarts Legacy is brimming with fantastic beasts such as the Unicorn. This magical creature is extremely tough to find and you need to know which area to look at while on the hunt for a Unicorn. While you can’t mount a Unicorn in Hogwarts Legacy, you can use its resources to upgrade your gear.
In this guide, we’ll go over where exactly you can find a Unicorn in Hogwarts Legacy. Additionally, we’ll also be going over the best strategy to capture this elusive creature in addition to the materials they give you if you successfully capture them.
Hogwarts Legacy Unicorn Location
In Hogwarts Legacy, Unicorns are only found in the Unicorn Den which is located near Hogsmeade. You can see the symbol for the den on your map if you have visited the place once, the map above gives you the exact location if you haven’t. The quickest way to get there is to fast travel by using the Upper Hogsfield Floo Flame point.
You can fly there using your broomstick but make sure to keep your distance from the creature. If you go in too close too quickly, the Unicorn will run away. There are also some specific items and spells that you need to capture a Unicorn.
How to capture a Unicorn in Hogwarts Legacy
It is essential to get close to the creature before making any attempt to capture it. The Disillusionment spell comes in handy in such situations as you can cast it to get close to your target.
The Unicorn can run away quickly if you are not able to capture it within the allotted time. You need to slow its movement, so use Arresto Momentum to make it immobile. Alternatively, you can also use Petrificus Totalus to freeze the creature into place.
Once the creature is immobilized, go near it and press the on-screen prompts to use the Nab-sack to capture it. Now you can shelter the Magical Beast in the Room of Requirement.
You can also acquire a Unicorn in Hogwarts Legacy through the “The Unique Unicorn” side quest, which unlocks once you’re in the winter section of the game.
How to catch a Shiny Unicorn in Hogwarts Legacy
Shiny Unicorn is no less difficult to capture than the other shiny beasts since they have a very low spawn chance in Hogwarts Legacy. The main difference between a standard and a shiny Unicorn is in their color, with the latter being either gold or brown.
Since there is only one Unicorn den in the entire map, that spawns a single Unicorn at a time, you’ll need to make several trips for a shiny variant to appear. We recommend fast traveling to and from the location and passing time to speed up the process.
Travel multiple times to Unicorn Den
Each visit to Unicorn Den can only provide you with a single catch. The gender of the Unicorn can be either male or female. Additionally, unlike other creatures that travel primarily in groups, you will always find a single Unicorn roaming the areas.
Do not worry about the collecting process, as you can use the same combination of spells and your nab-sack to capture as many Unicorns as you want.
You can also initiate the breeding process after you catch the pair of this mount. However, you need to ensure you have all the required tools in your Room of Requirement to let them breed.
How to breed Unicorns in Hogwarts Legacy
To breed Unicorns in Hogwarts Legacy you must first capture both a male and female variant of this beast and then acquire a Beast Breeding Pen. The pen can be purchased from the Tomes and Scrolls shop in the Hogsmeade area for 1,000 Galleons.
Once you have met both requirements, use the Conjuration spell in your Room of Requirement to build the pen.
If you have both genders of Unicorns, an option will pop up that will let you breed the beasts and obtain their offspring. It is important to note that the Thestrals and Unicorns tend to be hostile towards each other if you shelter them together. Always make sure they’re in separate vivarium’s.
What upgrade materials do Unicorns give in Hogwarts Legacy?
In Hogwarts Legacy, feeding and brushing your Unicorns will eventually make them drop Unicorn hair. This resource is extremely rare (given how hard Unicorns are to catch) and equally valuable. At a time, a well-nurtured Unicorn will give you 3 Unicorn hair. Unicorn hair is a pivotal resource to upgrade your gear to its maximum level.