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Puffskein Pinning

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Introduction

Hello everyone, welcome to our Walkthrough for Puffskein Pinning Side Quest of Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery. This quest is available for students of Year 3 and it should unlock after you reach Chapter 9 of Year 3.

Summary

Quest Summary:

  • Task 1: Meet Merula
    • Location: Artefact Room
    • Requirements: 1 hour – 3/5 stars
    • Choice: Make a guess why Merula wanted to talk with you in the Artefact Room
      • Something nefarious: +5 Courage
      • It’s cosy here: +5 Empathy
      • No one can see us: +5 Knowledge
  • Task 2: Get a Puffskein
    • Location: Store
    • Requirements: 80 Brown Notebooks
  • Task 3: Meet Barnaby
    • Location: Clocktower Courtyard
    • Requirements: 8 hours – 5/5 stars
  • Task 4: Meet Merula
    • Location: Potions Classroom
    • Requirements: 3 hours – 3/5 stars
    • Choice: Tell Ismelda is it hard to believe that she wants to help Barnaby
      • It is: +5 Courage
      • It isn’t: +5 Empathy
  • Task 5: Visit Hagrid
    • Location: Hagrid’s Garden
    • Requirements: 3 hours – 3/5 stars
    • Choice: Get to the point or exchange pleasantries with Hagrid
      • Get to the point: +5 Knowledge
      • Exchange pleasantries (Your Empathy level -1): +10 Empathy
  • Task 6: Throw a Puffskein Party
    • Locaton: Care of Magical Creatures Classroom
    • Requirements: 3 hours – 5/5 stars
    • Choice: Tell Barnaby why you prepared a surprise for him
      • You’re my friend: +5 Empathy
      • You were upset: +5 Knowledge
      • Ismelda suggested it: +5 Courage
  • Task 7: Go to the Courtyard
    • Location: Clocktower Courtyard
    • Requirements: 3 hours – 5/5 stars
    • Choice: Tell Barnaby what is his Puffskein stacking record
      • Twenty-two: +5 Empathy
      • Nineteen: +5 Knowledge
      • Seven: +5 Courage
  • Task 8: Meet Barnaby
    • Location: The Great Hall
    • Requirements: Your Attribute Levels ±1; 200 Coins
    • Questions and Answers:
      • Would you tell a friend’s secret? – I would never do that. (Empathy)
      • How do I know I can trust you? – I’m your friend, Barnaby. (Empathy)
      • Would you ever betray me? – Absolutely not, Barnaby. (Empathy)
      • Would you say you’re honest? – I’m always an honest person. (Courage)
      • Are you a loyal person? – I’m extremely loyal. (Empathy)
      • Are we friends? – We’re best friends, Barnaby! (Courage)
    • Choice: Tell Barnaby what you think about Professor Snape taking the Fanged Puffskein away from him
      • Snape was right: +5 Courage
      • Snape was wrong (Your Empathy Level): +10 Empathy
  • Task 9: Go to the Forbidden Forest
    • Location: Forest Grove
    • Requirements: 8 hours – 5/5 stars
    • Choice: Tell Barnaby if you can love a creature despite people saying it’s dangerous
      • I think so: +5 Empathy
      • I’m not sure: +5 Knowledge
  • Task 10: Meet Hagrid
    • Location: Magical Creatures Reserve – Dark Forest
    • Requirements: 8 hours – 5/5 stars
    • Choice: Tell Barnaby if you think he should visit his Fanged Puffskein every day
      • Visit it every day: +5 Empathy
      • Maybe not every day: +5 Knowledge
  • Quest Rewards: 500 Experience Points
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Walkthrough

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Once you start the quest, Merula will ask you to meet her in the Artefact Room, so proceed there when you are ready. Once you are there, you will meet Merula who will be slightly annoyed because she waited for you for a long time.

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You’ll wonder why you had to meet in the Artefact room. She will tell you to guess. This choice won’t have a significant impact on the story, but the third option is the correct answer. You can try other options to see some hilarious dialogue.

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You will find out that she wants to ask you for help, discreetly. To hear Merula’s explanation, you need to earn five stars within one hour. Three stars are required to complete this task.

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There is a bonus progress action tied to your character. Prioritize it to save some energy.

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You will find out that Barnaby has been sobbing about a Puffskein and Merula can’t even sleep because of him. She’ll say that you can help him because you are closer to him and you have some knowledge about magical creatures.

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Because you’ll not be sure where to start with Barnaby, Merula will start listing sarcastic ideas, and among them, she’ll mention a toy Puffskein. Luckily, that will give you a real idea. You can bring a real Puffskein to Barnaby! Some parts of dialogue may differ based on whether you bought Puffskein before or not.

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Next, you need to buy a Puffskein if you haven’t already. You can buy a Puffskin in the store for 80 Brown Notebooks.

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Once you have a Puffskein, all cute and happy, go to the Clocktower Courtyard to meet Barnaby. When you get there, you will see that Barnaby looks very upset.

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You will greet him and you will introduce your Puffskein.

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Although still sad, Barnaby won’t be able to resist the cuteness of that creature. You’ll decide that now is an opportunity to cheer up Barnaby with some playtime with a Puffskein.

For the next task, you need to earn five stars within eight hours. All five stars are required to pass. It is recommended to start this task when your energy bar is full.

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Bonus progress action is tied to Barnaby. Prioritize this action to save a bit of energy.

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Barnaby will thank you for comforting him and he will praise your pet. He will mention that he had a better time than when he stacked nineteen Puffskeins on his head.

But for some reason, Barnaby’s mood won’t improve. He’ll mention that something is not the same, and he will struggle to open up to you about what he meant.

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He will leave the courtyard. You’ll conclude that you have a bigger Puffskein mystery in front of you, so you’ll decide to consult with Merula.

Go to the Potions Classroom when you are ready to meet her. Once you arrive there, you will meet Merula and Ismelda. You will inform them that Barnaby is still upset and that your plan didn’t work.

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You’ll wonder what Ismelda is doing there. She will tell you that she wants to help Barnaby. She will be annoyed by your question so she’ll ask you if it is so hard to believe.

You have two possible answers. Feel free to choose whichever one you like more, but if you respect Ismelda, pick the second option.

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You will wonder if there is more to the story because such an adorable Puffskein like yours couldn’t lift up Barnaby’s spirit. You will try to brainstorm other solutions on how to help him.

To complete the next task, you need to earn five stars within three hours. Three stars are required to complete this task.

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There is an action with bonus progress tied to your character. Prioritize this action to save some energy.

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You will come up with the idea to throw a Puffskein party. But before that, you’ll need to find more Puffskeins, which can be problematic.

Ismelda will say that you can find more of them in Hagrid’s Garden, but she won’t admit how she knows that. You will invite Ismelda to come with you. Although she will hesitate at first, in the end, she will agree to come with you later, after she takes care of something else.

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Go to Hagrid’s Garden when you are ready to continue. Once you arrive there, you will meet Hagrid and Ismelda. Hagrid will greet you and politely ask what he can do for you. You can go straight to the point or exchange pleasantries.

Choose whichever option you like. Hagrid will like the second option, while you will discover how Ismelda likes to play with Puffskeins if you pick the first one. Apart from that, this choice won’t impact the rest of the story.

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Soon after, you will ask Hagrid if he can borrow you a poffle of Puffskeins for the Puffskein play session for Barnaby.

He will accept to help you, but Puffskeins ran into hiding earlier because of some creature. You’ll offer to help Hagrid find them. To complete this task, you need to earn five stars within three hours. Three stars are required to pass.

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Bonus progress actions are tied to Puffskein beneath the leaves, Hagrid, and your character. Prioritize those actions to save some energy. Don’t forget to slide the screen left and right to check all the available actions.

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You will discover that a poffle of Puffskeins is hiding in the pumpkin patch. Your Puffskein pet will call them and they will approach.

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Now that you’ve found the poffle, you will wonder what a Puffskein play session involves. Ismelda will point out that the Puffskeins enjoy being thrown. Hagrid will agree with her and Puffskeins will be happy to hear this.

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You’ll decide to arrange a Puffskein throwing session in the Care of Magical Creatures Classroom. Go there when you are ready to continue.

You will introduce Barnaby to his very own Puffskein throwing session. He will be surprised and he’ll ask you why you set all this up for him. There are three options for you to reply with.

If you pick the third option, you will see a funny dialogue between Barnaby and Ismelda, but apart from that, this choice won’t have a huge impact on the story, so pick the option you like the most.

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Shortly after, you will be ready to throw some Puffskeins. To complete the next task, you need to earn five stars within three hours. All five stars are required to pass.

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There are bonus progress actions tied to Barnaby and your character. Prioritize those actions to save some energy.

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Unfortunately, Barnaby will still be troubled. He finally revealed a piece of information, that this throwing session reminds him too much of playing with his own Puffskein. He won’t talk about it any further.

You’ll get an idea and you’ll invite everybody to meet in the courtyard later. Go to the Clocktower Courtyard when you are ready.

The reason why you brought your friends here is to break Barnaby’s Puffskein stacking record. Barnaby will think that this might be fun. He will ask you if you remember his Puffskein stacking record. The correct answer is “Nineteen.”

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Soon after, you will start trying to break Barnaby’s Puffskein stacking record. To complete the next task, you need to earn five stars within three hours. All five stars are required to pass.

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Bonus progress action is tied to your character. Prioritize this action to save some energy.

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Barnaby will be close to breaking the record.

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Unfortunately, he will fail, and Puffskeins will fall. You will apologize to Barnaby for not being able to help him. He will be very grateful to have such friends as you, Merula, and Ismelda. He will appreciate everything you have done for him so far.

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He will finally agree to talk about what is bothering him. He had a Puffskien before that he adored, but it got taken away a week ago. He misses cuddling his Puffskein at night and feeling its soft fur. That’s why he was crying. Ismelda and Merula will demand the name of the person who took the creature away.

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Barnaby will evade the question, saying that he must run to the class. He can tell you everything in the Great Hall over lunch later.

Go to the Great Hall when you are ready to meet your Slytherin friend. Once you are there, you can check what your friends have to say by tapping on the speech bubbles above their heads. You will sit with Barnaby to lunch together. He will admit that he wanted to tell you everything, but he’s afraid that he will sound dumb.

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You’ll have to reassure Barnaby that he can trust you and that there’s nothing dumb in what he’s about to say.

The task window will display the recommended attribute levels and the cost. Required attribute levels will be similar to your current attribute levels. You need to complete this task in seven turns.

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Below are the questions and answers for this task.

  • Would you tell a friend’s secret? – I would never do that. (Empathy)
  • How do I know I can trust you? – I’m your friend, Barnaby. (Empathy)
  • Would you ever betray me? – Absolutely not, Barnaby. (Empathy)
  • Would you say you’re honest? – I’m always an honest person. (Courage)
  • Are you a loyal person? – I’m extremely loyal. (Empathy)
  • Are we friends? – We’re best friends, Barnaby! (Courage)

Once you finish, hit the Collect button to claim some Friendship Experience with Barnaby and some Hippogriff Club Experience points.

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Barnaby will explain that he found a special type of Puffskein, a Fanged Puffskein, in the Forbidden Forest. He’ll explain that that type is even more adorable.

But Professor Snape took it from him and released him back into the Forest. Shortly after, Professor Snape will appear.

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He’ll explain that such a creature belongs to the wild and Barnaby has no business caring for it. Barnaby will ask you what you think about Snape taking away his Fanged Puffskein. You can agree or disagree with what Snape said. This choice will affect some dialogue later, but it won’t influence the overall story.

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You will decide to help your friend and go to the Forbidden Forest to find his lost pet. Go to Forest Grove when you are ready.

Once you are there, you will meet Barnaby, Merula, and Hagrid. Merula will hope that you came up with a plan, but sadly, you won’t have any.

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You also won’t have any food to lure the creature. Despite all of this, you and your friends will be determined to find it. Even your Puffskein will be full of self-confidence.

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Merula will propose to split up the search party and start the search. To complete the next task, you need to earn five stars within eight hours. All five stars are required to pass. Make sure to have a full energy bar before you start this task.

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There is one bonus progress action tied to your character. Prioritize this action to save some energy.

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Your Puffskein will gaze into some bushes.

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Suddenly it will jump into it. Shortly after, your Puffskein and Fanged Puffskein will jump out of the bushes together.

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You will be surprised by the looks of the fanged Puffskein. Shortly after, everyone will gather. Barnaby and his wild pet will be happy to be reunited.

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Hagrid will mention that Fanged Puffskeins are illegal and that they can be quite dangerous. Barnaby will try to defend his lovely pet, saying that they are just misunderstood. You will remember what Professor Snape said and the following line of dialogue will differ, based on your previous choice in the Great Hall.

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Barnaby will ask you if you think you can love a creature despite people saying it’s dangerous. If you like Barnaby, it is recommended to choose the first option and support him.

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But regardless of what you’ll think, the problem that Fanged Puffskeins are illegal will remain. Barnaby will show how much this creature means to him.

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Interestingly enough, Merula will support Barnaby in keeping his pet. You will wonder how to solve this issue. Hagrid will have an idea. He will call you and your friends when he’s ready. For the next task, go to the Dark Forest area of Magical Creatures Reserve.

Once you arrive and meet your friends, you will understand Hagrid’s brilliant idea. The Fanged Puffskein can be kept in the Magical Creatures Reserve, regardless of legality and Ministry of Magic classifications, and Barnaby can visit it whenever he wants.

Needless to say, Barnaby will be excited. He will ask you if he should visit his pet every day. This choice won’t have any significant impact on the story, so feel free to choose the option you like.

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The time to say goodbye to the cute Fanged Puffskein will arrive, but Barnaby will have difficulties leaving him.

You’ll offer to help him. For the next task, you need to earn five stars within eight hours. All five stars are required to pass. As usual with this type of task, it is wise to have a full energy bar before starting the task.

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There is only one bonus progress action and it’s tied to your character. Prioritize this action to save some energy.

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Barnaby will become ready to say goodbye to his pet.

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The following line will differ, based on your previous choice.

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You will also mention that you and your Puffskein can visit it from time to time. This will make a Fanged Puffskein very happy. It befriended your Puffskein.

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Barnaby will thank you and your friends for helping him find his dear pet and for finding it a new home.

This will conclude the Puffskein Pining Side Quest. Hit the Collect button to claim your rewards. You will earn 500 Experience Points.

What better way to spend some time than playing with Puffskeins? Not only did you have quality time, but you also helped your friend reunite with his lost pet and you returned the smile on his face!

Thank you for reading!