The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game from Pokémon GO developer Niantic is out, and we already went to the wizarding world to make this brew of nine essential tips for you.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ completely leaves the Pokémon world behind and lets you explore the world of Harry Potter. Here in this article, we share with you indispensable tips that will make you a much better wizard in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Wizards Unite also gives players more hands than Pokémon GO, and that’s why you are sometimes bombarded with information too often. Here you learn all about spells, potions and other hidden tricks in the game.
Download All The Game Assets
This first tip is a must. Many games on Android let you download multiple gigabytes of download files as soon as you open it. This Harry Potter game does not. You have to manually download all the game assets. The game is more than 3GB in size and hence will cost you a lot of data if you don’t download on time using a WiFi connection. That is why it is advisable to download all the game files in one go via WiFi before you head out and be surprised later.
- From the home screen, tap your ‘Suitcase’ at the bottom, Select ‘Settings’ in the top left
- Select ‘Settings’ in the top left
- Under ‘Advanced’ select the ‘Download all requirements’ option
2. Turn off AR
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite uses your camera, just like in Pokémon GO, to place monsters in the real world. That is a very interesting feature, but it also drains your battery. So play with augmented reality for a moment to see how nice it looks, and then turn the function off.
- Follow one of the ‘Traces’ until you encounter a monster or magic object
- Turn off the AR switch.
3. Manage Your Energy Smartly
Energy is everything in Wizards Unite because it is about the equivalent of Pokéballs. If you follow Traces or compete against other wizards, your limit of maximum 75 energy will go down. When everything is finished, you miss out on a lot of chances along the way. Therefore make sure you pass by hostels regularly to recharge your batteries. Sometimes you also get energy from greenhouses where you harvest plants and also from challenges that you complete.
Also, don’t forget to save gold in order to expand your maximum energy capacity by 10. If you have 150 coins you can purchase extra capacity in the Diagon Alley’s Wiseacres shop. You can save gold by completing your daily goals. Also, don’t forget to collect your daily bonus of 50 energy.
Follow this guide to know how to get more spell energy in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
4. Magic Potions
Even if you are not on the road with your phone, there are a number of things you can do at home in Wizards Unite, for example brewing potions. Along the way you will find a lot of ingredients that you collect in your ‘Safe’. Make sure you brew magic potions regularly, because they give you an advantage during duels.
Some potions give you more life, while others make your spells more powerful. You can put your kettle to work to brew a series of up to four potions in succession.
- Go to ‘Safe’
- Select ‘Magic Potion’
- Brew your first potion and tap ‘Next’ to add more
Brewing a potion usually takes more than an hour. You can speed up that process by performing a series of gestures. You can read more about it by tapping the ‘i’ symbol from ‘Magic potion’.
5. Grow Plants
You not only collect ingredients when you are on the road with your phone, but you also find seeds. You can use that by growing plants in greenhouses, these are the blue buildings on the map.
It is important that you plant your seeds in a greenhouse near you because you must visit the location to harvest the plants. If other wizards also use the conservatory, you can literally reap the benefits. You can use the plants that you harvest again as an ingredient for potions.
6. Use the keys of the Viavia’s optimally
Portkeys are portals that let you teleport to another place in the wizard-world where there are interesting activities. Portkeys are under lock and key and it is up to you to unlock them and then use them. For that, you have to use the correct key and walk a bit to complete the unlocking. Yes, this is the equivalent of hatching eggs in Pokémon GO.
You can collect silver keys on the way by leveling up and you also have one gold key that you can use. Silver keys only work once while you can use the gold key infinitely. You can bet the golden key on the simpler Portkeys of 2 kilometers because the silver ones have a larger maximum range of 10 km. You, therefore, save them for the valuable Portkeys.
Follow This Guide by iMore to Know how to unlock and use Portkeys.
7. Learn to use spells
Spells are essential in Traces and duels against other wizards in Wizard Towers. You have to draw a certain pattern on your screen for each spell, which is a bit more complex than catching Pokémon. Depending on how well you make the swipe and how strong your opponent is, you may or may not take the upper hand.
Two things are important when performing spells. On the one hand you have to imitate the pattern as accurately as possible, but even more important is the speed of the swipe movements. If you respond quickly and execute the spell immediately, it will be more powerful. Even if you draw a pattern very slowly and accurately, you will still not cast a powerful spell. Therefore, practice spells well, and this is possible with this handy tool that gives you feedback on every spell.
As mentioned before, use your inns to replenish your energy. It is important to know that you can look up an inn that you have visited after five minutes. You can also easily see that you can use an inn again. If the five-minute counter is still working, smoke will come out of the chimney of the building. When that smoke is gone, you can collect energy again.
9 Pimp your Ministry identification
Living like a great wizard, you do that naturally in style. That is why Wizards Unite has a Ministry ID that serves as a sort of wizard’s passport. Below you will find your own Ministry ID. First of all, you can take a nice selfie with all kinds of filters to adjust the photo. You can also come up with a wizard name and add your favorite section at Hogwarts.
You can also personalize your wand. You choose a type of wood for this, a magic core and the length of the stick. Certain personal characteristics are linked to each wand. On Harry Potter site Pottermore you can discover what your ideal wand looks like on the basis of a number of questions, and then you can set that in Wizards Unite.
The longer you play and the more you have on your honors list, the more titles and badges you can add to your Ministry ID. Later you can also choose a ‘title’ in the wizard-world so that you can adjust your personal strengths as a wizard through a progression system. Your ‘title’ will also appear on your Ministry identification. Finally, you can also share that evidence with friends.
Titles are a form of achievement in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite rewarded for completing particular in-game challenges. Some titles are harder to come by than others, but most of them can be unlocked by regular gameplay.
What do you think of Harry Potter Wizards Unite? Which department at Hogwarts did you choose and what is your level and ‘title’? Do you have any other useful tips? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of this article.