Chapter 2 – Boggarts and butterbeer
Hello everyone, welcome to our Walkthrough for Chapter Two of Year Three of Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery. In the previous chapter, you came back to Hogwarts after the summer holidays.
You attended the welcoming ceremony and learned that from now on, any student caught investigating the Cursed Vaults will face severe consequences.
You also attended your first classes for the year – Flying and Herbology. Near the end of the latter class, Penny was attacked by a Boggart which assumed the form of a werewolf. Thankfully, Professor Sprout was quick to act and save your friend.
- Lesson 1: Wideye Potion
- Location: Potions Classroom
- Unlock: 6 Potion stars
- Requirements: 3 hours – 5/5 stars
- Choice: Respond to Merula
- Stand up to her (14 Courage): +10 Courage
- Reason with her (14 Empathy): +10 Empathy
- Ignore her: +5 Knowledge
- Lesson 2: Dried Nettles
- Location: Herbology Classroom
- Unlock: 6 Herbology stars
- Requirements: 8 hours – 5/5 stars
- Task 1: Meet Bill
- Location: The Great Hall
- Requirements: None
- Choice: Respond to Bill’s compliments
- I would be honoured (Bill level 3): +5 Empathy
- I’d get respect: +5 Courage
- I’m too mischievous: +5 Knowledge
- Task 2: Talk to Hagrid
- Waiting Time: 3 hours
- Location: Clocktower Courtyard
- Requirements: 3 hours – 1/5 stars
- Choice: Advise Hagrid on what to do with Flobberworms
- Set them free: +5 Empathy
- Use them in potions: +5 Knowledge
- Use them as targets: +5 Courage
- Task 3: Meet Rowan
- Waiting Time: 8 hours
- Location: Your house’s Common Room
- Requirements: None
- Choice 1: Encounter with your Head of House
- Yes, Professor: +5 Empathy
- This is an outrage!: +5 Courage, -10 House Points
- Choice 2: Tell Rowan do you wish to go to the Library
- Yes! (15 Knowledge): +10 Knowledge
- No thanks: +5 Knowledge
- Task 4: Focus on your studies
- Location: Library
- Requirements: 3 hours – 1/5 stars
- Chapter Rewards: 250 Coins and 700 Experience Points
Now you can continue where you left off. It is recommended to focus on completing the lessons part of the chapter first. Hit the GO button and proceed to the Potions classroom.
Unlocking the Wideye Potion lesson requires you to earn a total of six stars from Potions classes. You can do this in several different ways. The fastest way is to do three one-hour classes, but it is the least rewarding method.
The slowest one, and by far the most rewarding is by completing two eight-hour classes. The somewhat balanced option includes doing two three-hour classes. In any case, when you make up your mind, hit the Start button to begin.
Complete these classes just like any others so far – tap on the glowing objects in order to complete actions.
This will fill up the star meter and earn you stars in return. Prioritize bonus progress actions if you want to save as much energy as possible.
Pay attention to the mini-tasks since completing each of those successfully will award you with ten Knowledge points. After you are done, hit the Collect button to claim your rewards and continue.
Once the Wideye Potion lesson is unlocked, you can head back to the Potions classroom to attend it.
When you arrive, you will see Merula standing there, accompanied by two other Slytherin students. You can tap on their speech bubbles if you are curious to find out what they have to say to you.
Merula will ask you how it felt to be publicly humiliated by Dumbledore at the feast. After this provocation, she will mention that she is going to open all the Cursed Vaults before you, with the help of her new associates Barnaby and Ismelda. Merula believes she will find fortune and glory in the vaults.
Not long after that, Snape will ask everyone to take their seats as the class is about to start. In order to learn to brew Wideye Potion, you’ll need to earn five stars within three hours. This shouldn’t be difficult as long as you start with full energy.
Follow the same steps you took in the classes earlier and you shouldn’t have any problems completing this lesson in time.
Once you have all five stars, you’ll need to wave your wand over the cauldron to finish the potion. Trace the wand movement in order to complete your Wideye potion.
With this, Wideye Potion lesson will be complete. Hit the Collect button to claim your rewards and continue. You can also claim an additional reward in the Potions section of your Hogwarts Record.
Merula and her associates will approach you and she will start acting like her old self – throwing around threats and insults. She will even go as far as to mention your brother again. You can respond to that in three different ways.
It is recommended to select either first or the second option since those will award you with ten attribute points, compared to the third option which only awards five. Keep in mind that those responses require you to have level fourteen Courage and Empathy respectively.
Merula and Ismelda will leave the classroom and you will be alone with Barnaby. He will threaten to hurt you if mess with Merula. He will explain that Merula instructed him to listen to everything she says and in return, he will grow more powerful after finding the Cursed Vaults.
When you point out that Merula might be manipulating him, Barnaby will get very confused and leave the classroom.
Next, you can go to the Herbology classroom to attend the second lesson of this chapter.
To unlock the Dried Nettles lesson, a total of six stars from Herbology classes is required. You can do the same combination of classes as you did with the Potions lesson. When you decide which class to take, hit the Start button to begin.
There is not much of a difference between these classes and the ones you had before. Simply follow the same steps and you should be done in no time.
Once you complete these classes, tap on the Collect button to claim your rewards and continue. When you unlock the Dried Nettles lesson, you can return to the Herbology classroom to attend it.
Completing this lesson requires you to earn five stars within eight hours. All five stars are needed to pass.
Do this lesson in the same manner as the classes you did beforehand and you will be done quickly and easily.
And as always, focus on the mini-tasks to maximize the number of attribute points you gain.
Once you obtain all five stars, you’ll be tasked with fertilizing your plant. Trace the path on the screen in order to complete this.
You can collect the reward for completing the lesson in the Herbology section of your Hogwarts Record.
Now that you’re done with the lessons part of the chapter, you can continue the story. Hit the GO button and proceed to the Great Hall.
You will notice Penny and Bill standing there talking. Tap on the exclamation mark to join their conversation.
After checking on Penny, she will tell you that she is all right after the Boggart attack from earlier. You will find out that Bill was appointed as the new Gryffindor Prefect.
He’ll say that one day, you could become a Prefect as well. You have three options to respond with. If becoming a Prefect is something you would want for your character, you should go with the first or the second option.
You will ask Bill for help with Boggarts. You will explain that the Boggart in a form of a werewolf attacked Penny in the greenhouses during the Herbology class. You will wonder if there’s a connection between Cursed Vaults and recent events.
Bill will advise you to seek Hagrid regarding the Boggart situation.
There is a waiting period of three hours before you can continue. Since there is no time limit to the chapter, you might as well wait until the timer runs out.
In any case, when you are able to proceed, go to the Courtyard to meet Hagrid.
Once you arrive, you can check out what some of the students have to say by tapping on their speech bubbles.
After that, you can initiate the conversation with Hagrid by tapping on the exclamation mark above him.
He will ask you to advise him about the Flobberworms he raised during the summer. You can select one of the three options. If you like Hagrid, it is recommended to pick the first option.
You will explain the incident with a Boggart to Hagrid. Hagrid will mention that he didn’t see any Boggarts in quite a while. The last time it happened was when your brother was a student and asked about Boggarts himself.
You’ll then get the task to discuss Boggarts with Hagrid. Completing it requires you to earn five stars within three hours. One star is needed to pass.
Do this like any other story task so far, and you shouldn’t have any problems. There is a bonus progress action tied to Hagrid, so prioritize his actions if you want to save a bit of energy.
Once you are done with this task, you will find out that Jacob considered the possibility there is a connection between Boggarts and one of the Cursed Vaults.
Hagrid will also tell you that your brother used to hang out a lot in the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade. According to him, you might be able to find Jacob’s notes there.
Luckily, you should be able to visit that place soon. Your next task will be to talk to your Head of House about the trip to Hogsmeade. You will need to wait eight hours until you can proceed. Once the waiting time is over, hit the GO button and proceed to your Common Room.
When you arrive, you’ll notice that some of the students have speech bubbles above them. Tap on those if you are interested to see what they have to say.
When you are done with that, talk to the Head of your House regarding the trip to Hogsmeade. After discussing it for a while, you will find out that you cannot go there until you study diligently to earn that privilege.
You can react to that in two ways. It is highly recommended to pick the first option here. If you pick the second one, you will lose ten House Points, and you definitely want to avoid that.
Sadly, no matter what you select, you will have to study if you want to go on a trip to Hogsmeade. Rowan will advise you to go to the library and study there. Your friend will also agree to help you study and ask if you want to go there immediately.
You have two options to respond with. If you like Rowan, picking the first option is recommended as long as your Knowledge level is fifteen or higher. The location of the following task will be determined by this choice.
Hit the GO button and proceed to the library or your Common Room (based on the previous choice).
You will receive the task to study. Completing it requires you to earn five stars within three hours. Only one star is needed to pass, so this task shouldn’t be too difficult.
Prioritize bonus progress actions if you want to save some energy.
Once you earn all five stars, hit the Collect button to claim your rewards and continue.
Hopefully, all this studying will prove useful and you’ll be allowed to visit Hogsmeade soon. This will conclude Chapter 2 of Year 3. Tap on the Collect button to claim your rewards. You will receive 250 Coins and 700 Experience points.
Two down, nine to go! Will all the studying pay off? Will your Head of House allow you to visit Hogsmeade? Find out in the next chapter of Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery!
Thank you for reading. Until next time!