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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a video game developed by Jam City, originally released for mobile devices on 25 April 2018.[1][5][6] It is the first game to be released under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Portkey Games label.

In this game, the player creates their own character and takes on the role of a Hogwarts student. The character experiences seven years and takes part in classes as well as extra activities such as the Duelling Club.[5] Upon graduation, they would also start their career in the wizarding world.

The game's story were written by several writers, such as Allen Warner and Matt London (Writer; Year 1-3).[7] David Nakayama is the lead artist.

Several actors voiced characters that they had played in the Harry Potter films before, including Warwick Davis, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Gemma Jones, Zoë Wanamaker, and Sally Mortemore.[1][8]


The player creates a character and follows the story of a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and throughout the game will have to make certain choices that determine the path their character will be placed on, including the kind of relationships they build with other characters. Along with the story told through each chapter, they have the opportunity to achieve rewards by learning spells and potions.

The story follows the character for their seven years of education at Hogwarts from 1984 to 1991. In that time, the game will feature characters known from the books during their student years, including Bill Weasley, Charlie Weasley, and Nymphadora Tonks. The game also features teachers who were working at Hogwarts during that time including the characters of Rubeus Hagrid, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall,[6] Albus Dumbledore, Filius Flitwick, and Rolanda Hooch.[9] During the timespan, an infant Harry Potter was only just spared his life. Cedric Diggory was mentioned by his father, that he would be joining Hogwarts as a first-year student by the time the player reaches year 6.

After the player graduates, they would continue their journey by working in a top-secret division at the British Ministry of Magic.


The player[]

The player will receive choices to make throughout the game. The answers they give from a maximum of three possible answers can determine which wand they receive, how strong their friendship with another character will be or how to deal with a situation that could have an impact on them later in the story. They have the choice of rewards that help contribute to the CourageIcon Courage, EmpathyIcon Empathy and KnowledgeIcon Knowledge level of the player. The rewards can be earned in classes or by completing pieces of the story. Certain choices may only be available if the player's Courage, Empathy or Knowledge level are high enough.

Levelling up will have all energy restored. By tapping on the character's face on the upper left, the current level and level progress bar will be visible underneath the character's name. When the bar is full the player levels up.


The player completes each chapter for both the classes or the story by using EnergyIcon energy to complete tasks. The initial full limit of the player's energy is 24, though it can be broadened throughout the game. When the player uses one energy it will take four minutes for the energy to be added back to the game. The number of energy one general task will take varies between 1 and 5, in special cases, when the outline is red instead of blue, it can take up to 13.

Throughout the game, there are hidden opportunities to gain energy by clicking on a certain character or item. They are known to include:

  • Clicking Borf when he appears in the Magical Creatures Reserve, so that he reacts and runs away.
  • Clicking the Golden Snitch flying above the Quidditch Pitch, so that it flies away.
  • Clicking the empty portrait placed next to the Charms Classroom in the East Towers so the Girl with Flowers will reappear.
  • Clicking Peeves when he appears between the portrait of Fytherley Undercliffe and the Divination Classroom so that he laughs and vanishes.
    • This option seemed to only be available after certain events; Peeves used to be a non-interactive element between the Grand Staircase and Courtyard.
  • Clicking the still-life painting in the West Towers between the Gryffindor House and the Prefects' Bathroom that contains white flowers in what appears to be a tree trunk so that a hand places three oranges into the bowl and the white flowers bounce.
  • Clicking the middle of the three suits of armour on the right of the Great Hall entrance in Lower Floor West when the middle suit is holding a sword and the right suit a shield, so that they will switch what they are holding.
  • Clicking the unlit torch on the right of the Great Hall entrance so that it will relight.
  • Clicking the unidentified house-elf near the Hogwarts kitchens in the Dungeons when it appears to be asleep so that it will run back to the kitchen.
  • Clicking the small branch on the path between the Whomping Willow and Hagrid's Hut in the Castle Grounds so that Fang will fetch it and run down to Hagrid's.
  • Clicking the disorganised books on the bench between the Library and the History of Magic Classroom in Lower Floor East so that they will neatly stack themselves.
  • Clicking the student with a sled standing in the alley between Three Broomsticks and Honeydukes in Hogsmeade so that he will slide down.
    • A variation of this energy point was introduced in 2022, to coincide with the introduction of the summer wreaths, in which the boy throws down his sled in a huff and walks away.
  • Clicking the black spider on the spider web in the Forbidden Forest so that the web will flop down and the spider will bounce off to the tree roots, with the web springing back up afterward.
  • Clicking the sack of gold in the walkway between Flourish and Blotts and the Leaky Cauldron (in front of Gringotts Wizarding Bank) in Diagon Alley so that a Niffler will pop out from nearby boxes and take the sack of gold, while accidentally dropping a few pieces of gold while it runs away.
    • This option currently contains an unfixed glitch where after earning the energy, immediately reentering the location after going somewhere else, would have the sack of gold back present without being actually clickable.
  • Clicking the tentacle of the Giant Squid around a rock in the Black Lake will make it let go of the rock and sink into the lake.
  • Clicking the Norwegian Ridgeback will make it fly away at the Dragon Sanctuary.
  • Clicking a flock of Interdepartmental memos in the Atrium to the right of the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes at the Ministry of Magic will make it fly away.
  • Clicking a small cupboard door to the right of the staircase to the Upper Floors at St Mungo's Hospital with make it open to let out a house-elf with a mop and bucket.
  • Clicking a gravestone to the left of a bench by the left of the lych gate to the Godric's Hollow graveyard will make a female ghost rise from the ground and hover above the grave.
  • Clicking the Garden Gnome by The Orchard in The Burrow will make the gnome fly away, leaving an empty hole.
  • Clicking the Fanged Puffskein in the Magical Creatures Reserve's Dark Forest between the Unicorn and Chimaera to cheer it up.
    • This option only be available after Year 3 side quest "Puffskein Pinning".

The player cannot go over the energy limit except in a few instances (buying energy with diamonds, levelling up friendships, duelling club, getting energy from pets). Thus, tapping the above locations with a full energy bar will not help the player get more energy.

Sometimes when the player runs out of energy in the middle of a task, the option of watching a 30-second advertisement to get 3 bolts of energy would be presented. One must keep pressing until seeing the "Out of Energy" message in order to see this option.

In-App purchases[]

The game offers a reward or purchase of coins and diamonds which can be used to buy in-app purchases including more energy or even clothes, hairstyles and accessories for the character. The coins also need to be used to complete a certain part of the chapter including 100 coins to build a relationship with another character or learning to duel.

House Cup[]


The House Cup in Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery

The player will win or lose House points throughout the game which could depend on their choices. Their ranking will be placed on the Leaderboard for how many points they have earned overall for the House. They will be placed in a list of randomised students and their choices could have an impact on the House placement in the rankings overall. The winner of the House Cup at the end of the year will be rewarded with 50 gems.

Story, classes, side quests and achievements[]

The game-playing takes place in two sections: the story and the classes aspect, with the addition of side quests. The player will not need in each chapter to complete a class or a side quest and then move on to the story. They can complete in the order and the pace they decide. However, the game will not allow the player to move on to the next chapter or part of the chapter unless the player completes both the story and class.

To complete a class, the player earns stars within a time limit choice of either 1hr, 3hrs or 8hrs which affect the number of stars they can earn and therefore the rewards. If reaching the maximum star before the class hour is up, the player can leave class early. In each class, they will have to trace spells or rotate potions in a similar way to an old Pottermore feature. The player could be asked a question about the subject during the class, and providing the right answer will reward the player with their choice of energy, points, coins or diamonds. Everyone will receive the same questions but the order in which they are asked throughout each chapter will be randomised. For example, one player could answer the same question earlier in the game than another player who will receive another question instead of at that point.


When encountering a duel, the game offers three choices: Sneaky, Defensive, and Aggressive. Sneaky defeats Defensive, Aggressive defeats Sneaky and Defensive defeats Aggressive. If losing, the player may spend a certain number of coins awarded in the game, and try again.

The occasional Duelling Club events may grant different prizes for every win; the Duelling Room is located in Dungeons; when opened, the player gets 3 DuellingTicketIcon tickets for every few hours. For every duel won, the player would sometimes earn +4 energy or be rewarded with coins.

Some spells, potions, and other lessons cannot be learned by attending classes, and must be taught via side quests or achieving a certain number of wins in Duelling Club. For example: Leek jinx is a gifted 'Sneaky' Duelling move by defeating 20 duelists in a day while the club was still an exclusive club.


In the App update released on 30 May, 2018, players now are able to build friendships outside of the main story arc. This new feature disabled the old "Explore" function those three locations used to have, in which the player could enter, but only to look around as there was no interactive setup. The "Explore" function was made available again with an update in mid 2020.

  • Meal with a Friend: Located at the Great Hall, 10hrs for the next cycle after playing; costs various amounts of CoinIcon coins.
  • Play Gobstones: Located at the Courtyard, 16hrs for the next cycle after playing; costs various amounts of CoinIcon coins.
  • Drink Butterbeer: Located at the Three Broomsticks, 16hrs for the next cycle after playing; costs various amounts of CoinIcon coins. Unlocked after Year 3 Chapter 8.
  • Studying in the Library: currently in beta

The amount of experience gained peer interaction increases every time the player starts a new year. However, the required number of points is also higher for friends who are unlocked at later points in the game.

Some characters are unavailable in certain activities. Fred Weasley and George Weasley, as well as Cedric Diggory and Beatrice Haywood cannot be interacted with in the Three Broomsticks due to being too young to go to Hogsmeade. Murphy McNully cannot play Gobstones. After completing Year 5, Bill Weasley is not available for friendship interactions at all (due to his graduation), but he later becomes available again for Butterbeer. Rowan Khanna is no longer available after their death in Year 6. Dobby is only available for a meal in the Great Hall. Rubeus Hagrid is not available for these interactions at all, and friendship with him is built by completing side quests involving magical creatures.

Sometimes, events make certain friends temporarily unavailable, for example Tulip Karasu at the beginning of Year 4, as she is first missing and then sent to the Hospital Wing.

Tapping the character icons of friends on the bottom right of the screen, shows friendship levels. After a certain level, the reward for levelling up friendship is energy. The higher the next friendship level, the higher the energy reward (+5, +10, +15, etc.) until reaching max friendship level. Reaching the maximum friendship level (10) gives a special reward.


Romance in the game is hinted in details of the main plot as well as several achievements in quests. In the quests, the player is given a chance to escort one of their character's friends to a school event as a date. All potential dates are available to player characters of either gender, allowing for both heterosexual and homosexual relationships.

The achievement quests include the Celestial Ball, First Date, Valentine's Day, Festival Fun, Valentine's Day Ball and An Enchanted Kiss.

The fully implemented romance system was subsequently added in an update released on 16 February, 2021, and is similar to the previous friendship system. In the romance system, the player character goes on a date with a chosen character during which they participate in mini games related to that person (eg, picking flowers for their date with a sorting mini game). Successful completion of the games and the correct answers to their date's questions will increase both that character's friendship metre and the new romance metre.

Once the romance metre is full, it will increase the romance level with that character, unlocking new locations, and games, for their dates.

In 2022 quests were introduced which can be accessed when the player reaches romance level 7 in which the date asks Jacob's sibling to become exclusive with them officially becoming their boyfriend or girlfriend. If the player accepts, they can only date this character from this point on unless they split up with the date. A portrait of the date appears in the dormitory and a daily gift of six energy points arrives by owl there. If the player declines the offer to become exclusive, their romance level with the date is lowered back to level 6. Even if the player declines this offer, they will still get that date's exclusive wardrobe item. This quest can be repeated with another date option. If the player splits with the date after becoming exclusive, their romance level will be lowered back to level 1.

Available dates are:


In the update released on 26 June, 2018, players now have the option to purchase pets. Players can purchase various types of pets, as listed below. After purchasing the base skin, the player can purchase additional skins for pets for coins, gems or brown notebooks. The player can keep a pet with them at all times, with additional pets being kept in the player's dormitory. Tapping and awakening sleeping pets can give players energy. In an update on the 28 September, 2018, it became possible to purchase magical pets, a crup and a streeler. Both of these are available to purchase with notebooks, a new currency available through completing classes and events. More magical pets have been added since, along with two Hallowe'en pets, which were originally event-exclusive but are now available for notebooks.


Magical Creatures[]

Feed and Bond with a creature to increase your Magizoologist Level. Increase your Magizoologist Level to unlock new and exciting creatures.


Icon of Magizoologist Level


Year One[]

Year One of the game contains 10 chapters (11 for early players). The player gets to select their Hogwarts Houses (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin) and participate in Charms, Potions, and Flying classes, while meeting friends (Rowan Khanna, Ben Copper, and Penny Haywood) and archenemy (Merula Snyde), and experiences playing Gobstones and duelling.

As the player tries to find out what happened to their older brother, Jacob, the existence of the Cursed Vaults is revealed, with Ice Knights and the Vanished Stairs decided to be researched upon. At the end of the school year, Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore promises to discuss the Cursed Vaults and Jacob another time.

Year Two[]

Year Two of the game contains 11 chapters. Aside from the three previous classes, the player gets to participate in Transfiguration in addition. Ben Copper went missing at the beginning of the school year, later found to be trapped with cursed ice and rescued by Professors Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape. Meanwhile, the player, with the help of Rowan Khanna, continues to search for clues about the Vanished Stairs and the Cursed Vaults, sneaking into a common room from another House. They successfully locate the Vault of Ice, but results in Rowan being injured; the player is subsequently introduced to Bill Weasley for further help.

After being trained, the player and two friends venture into the Vault of Ice where they find a notebook and broken wand and a voice tells the player to never let "her" find the other ones. Near the end of the term, Dumbledore tells the player that they have something important to talk about at the end of next year.

Year Three[]

Year Three of the game contains 11 chapters. Aside from the four previous classes, the player gets to participate in Herbology in addition. The player experiences the Hogsmeade weekend trips, during the first of which, is officially introduced to fellow year mate Andre Egwu. The player also becomes closer friends with Nymphadora Tonks, Tulip Karasu, and eventually Barnaby Lee; the latter two formerly being close friends of Merula Snyde.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry suffers from several Boggart attacks not long after the start of term, which is concluded to be caused by another Cursed Vault. The player, with the help of friends, locates and ventures into the Vault of Fear. With the use of Jacob's wand found in the last vault, they find a map of the Forbidden Forest and an arrow.

By the end of term, Dumbledore tells the player he has been looking for the world's finest Curse-Breaker, Patricia Rakepick and that he invited her to join them next school year. He also warns the player to not break any more rules.

Year Four[]

Year Four of the game contains 17 chapters. Aside from the five previous classes, the player gets to participate in Care of Magical Creatures in addition, where they catch up and spend more time with Charlie Weasley.

At the start of term, Professor Albus Dumbledore introduces the students to Curse-Breaker Patricia Rakepick, who tells the students not to go look for the Cursed Vaults. Hogwarts students become largely affected by the Sleepwalking curse, with most students heading towards the Forbidden Forest, which is concluded to be a likely location for another vault. The broken arrow found in the previous vault is believed to have belonged to Centaurs; upon studying and asking around, the player befriended Centaur Torvus, who formerly owned the arrow.

As the player tries to locate the vault, Rakepick occasionally lends her Niffler, Sickleworth, to help out. The Forest Vault is found, the player hears the mysterious voice (believed to be Jacob's) telling the player that they're "nearly there", but that all vaults but the last one are false, meant to be distractions and traps. The voice reveals they are trapped within the next vault, and that only the player can free them, and that then they can find the final vault together, as "they" cannot be allowed to find it first. Using Torvus' arrow, a portrait of a dragon and a small sweater are revealed.

Due to a history of rule-breaking, the player is set to serve detention under Pitts the House-elf in the kitchens, beginning on the first day of their Fifth year, until the player has "learned their lesson". The player also learns that Rakepick will depart from the role of a curse-breaking consultant, and step in as the Defence Against the Dark Arts professor for the next school year.

Year Five[]

Year Five of the game contains 34 chapters. Aside from the six previous classes, the player gets to participate in Defence Against the Dark Arts and History of Magic in addition.

Year Six[]

Year Six of the game contains 46 chapters. Aside from the eight previous classes, the player gets to participate in Divination and Astronomy in addition.

Year Seven[]

Year Seven of the game contains 60 chapters in total. Towards the end of this school year, the player can do their N.E.W.T. examinations.

Beyond Hogwarts[]


Quidditch tasks were added on 4 September 2019. After Year 2 Chapter 6, players can tryout for their House Quidditch team to begin ther journey to Quidditch Cup victory. Meet new Quidditch teammates and friends Skye, Orion, and Murphy, and unlock the new Quidditch gameplay mode!



  • Attribute: EmpathyIcon Empathy
  • Club: IconClubsSphinx Sphinx
  • Rewards: +5 GemIcon Gems; +5 EnergyIcon Energy; +50 KnowledgeIcon Knowledge; DuelIconHM Usable in Duelling
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7

In addition, the following spells were "learned" as rewards in duelling events upon completion, and all listed under Year 1, which became the only completed Year that constantly had updates with spells to learn solely for duelling and without any story arc attached to those said additional spells.


  • Attribute: KnowledgeIcon Knowledge
  • Club: IconClubsHippogriff Hippogriff
  • Rewards: +5 GemIcon Gems; DuelIconHM Usable in Duelling
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7


  • Attribute: CourageIcon Courage
  • Club: IconClubsDragon Dragon
  • Rewards: +1 EnergyIcon Energy Limit & +5 GemIcon Gems
Year 1
  • Summon Broom
  • Mount Broom
  • Liftoff and Landing
Year 2
  • Fast Laps
  • Weaving
    (demonstrated by Andre)
Year 3
  • Rolling
    (demonstrated by Andre)
  • Diving
  • Loop-the-Loop
Year 4
Year 5
  • Reversing
  • Agility Course - Over Under
  • Starfish and Stick
  • Agility Course - Thread the Needle
  • Agility Course - Advanced Weaving
  • Switching Brooms
Year 6
Year 7


  • Attribute: KnowledgeIcon Knowledge
  • Club: IconClubsSphinx Sphinx
  • Rewards: +5 GemIcon Gems; +5 CreatureFood Creature Food; +5 EnergyIcon Energy; DuelIconHM Usable in Duelling
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7


  • Attribute: EmpathyIcon Empathy
  • Club: IconClubsHippogriff Hippogriff
  • Rewards: +5 GemIcon Gems; +5 EnergyIcon Energy
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7

Care of Magical Creatures[]

  • Attribute: CourageIcon Courage
  • Club: IconClubsHippogriff Hippogriff
  • Rewards: +5 CreatureFood Creature Food
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7

Defence Against the Dark Arts[]

  • Attribute: CourageIcon Courage
  • Club: IconClubsDragon Dragon
  • Rewards: +5 EnergyIcon Energy; +5 GemIcon Gems; DuelIconHM Usable in Duelling
Year 5
Year 6
(taught by Bill unless stated otherwise)
Year 7

History of Magic[]

  • Attribute: KnowledgeIcon Knowledge
  • Club: IconClubsSphinx Sphinx
  • Rewards: +5 EnergyIcon Energy
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7


  • Attribute: EmpathyIcon Empathy
  • Club: IconClubsHippogriff Hippogriff
  • Rewards: +5 GemIcon Gems
Year 6
Year 7


  • Attribute: KnowledgeIcon Knowledge
  • Club: IconClubsSphinx Sphinx
  • Rewards: +200 CoinIcon Coins

Year 6

Year 7

Muggle Studies[]

  • Attribute: EmpathyIcon Empathy
  • Club: IconClubsSphinx Sphinx
  • Rewards: +200 CoinIcon Coins

Year 7



  • Jacob's sibling - whom the character controls, and whose name, appearance and house are determined by the player


In addition to these students, Rubeus Hagrid (a staff member) is also on the player's friends list, but cannot be interacted with in the three friendship locations. Friendship with him is established and built with side quests involving the Magical Creatures Reserve (see "Hagrid" section in "Side Quests" for more information). Dobby is also in the friends list, being unlocked after completing the "Meet the Malfoys" side quest. Friendship with him can only be increased with the meal interaction and the level 10 reward with him is mismatched clothing.

A *next to a chapter means the friendship was added to that chapter retroactively. George was originally unlocked by the completion of Year 6 Chapter 14.

Name House Acquaintance Friendship established Friendship gift
Rowan Khanna same as the player Year 1 Chapter 1 Year 1 Chapter 3 Rowan's glasses
Ben Copper Gryffindor Year 1 Chapter 3 Year 1 Chapter 3 Icy robes
Penny Haywood Hufflepuff Year 1 Chapter 6 Year 1 Chapter 7 Potions belt and plain shirt
Chiara Lobosca Hufflepuff Year 1 Achievement "Howling Hallowe'en" Year 2 Achievement "Packmates" Chiara's necklace
Bill Weasley Gryffindor Year 2 Chapter 6 Year 2 Chapter 6 Weasleys' sweater
Nymphadora Tonks Hufflepuff Year 3 Chapter 1 Year 3 Chapter 1 Tonks' hairstyle
Tulip Karasu Ravenclaw Year 3 Chapter 5 Year 3 Chapter 5 Dungbomb necklace
Barnaby Lee Slytherin Year 3 Chapter 2 Year 3 Chapter 8 Sweater with house crest
Talbott Winger Ravenclaw Year 3 Achievement "Become an Animagus" Year 3 Achievement "Birds Of A Feather" Tie-dye purple eagle shirt
Andre Egwu Ravenclaw Year 2 Chapter 1 Year 4 Chapter 1 Pride of Portree jersey
Charlie Weasley Gryffindor Year 4 Chapter 1 Year 4 Chapter 3 Charlie's hairstyle
Jae Kim Gryffindor Year 5 Chapter 3 Year 5 Chapter 3 Jae's yellow hoodie[11]
Badeea Ali Ravenclaw Year 5 Chapter 4 Year 5 Chapter 4 Badeea's pants[12]
Liz Tuttle Slytherin Year 3 Side Quest
"Polyjuice Potion"
Year 5 Chapter 8 Liz's sweater
(wrapped around the waist)[13]
Diego Caplan Hufflepuff Year 5 Chapter 16 Year 5 Chapter 19 Diego's jacket[14]
Fred Weasley Gryffindor Year 6 Chapter 3 Year 6 Chapter 4 Relashio (spell)
George Weasley Gryffindor Year 6 Chapter 3 Year 6 Chapter 5* Levicorpus (spell)
Cedric Diggory Hufflepuff Year 6 Chapter 7 Year 6 Chapter 14* Cedric's outfit
Alanza Alves Castelobruxo Exchange Student Year 6 Chapter 22 Year 6 Chapter 22* Alanza's outfit
Beatrice Haywood Hufflepuff Year 5 Chapter 1 Year 6 Chapter 27 Beatrice's hairstyle and spiky witch hat
Levi Kidd Gryffindor Year 1 Chapter 2 Year 6 Achievement "The Rise of a Curse Breaker" Levi's hairstyle
Corey Hayden Gryffindor Year 7 Chapter 1 Year 7 Chapter ?* Corey's outfit
Victor Ketsueki Ravenclaw Year 7 Chapter 16 Year 7 Chapter 18 Victor's jacket
Skye Parkin same as the player Quidditch Season 1 Chapter 1 Quidditch Season 1 Chapter 3 Skye's jacket and hoodie (grey, no house crest)
Murphy McNully same as the player Quidditch Season 1 Chapter 3 Quidditch Season 1 Chapter 4 Murphy's shirt
Orion Amari same as the player Quidditch Season 1 Chapter 4 Quidditch Season 1 Chapter 7 Orion's hairstyle
Erika Rath Ravenclaw or Slytherin Quidditch Season 1 Chapter 7 Quidditch Season 2 Achievement "Rivalry, Respect and Rath" Erika's outfit with house colour

Other Hogwarts students[]

Other wizarding schools[]


Name Occupation Additional duties
Albus Dumbledore Headmaster N/A
Filius Flitwick Charms Professor Head of Ravenclaw and Frog Choir conductor
Severus Snape Potions Professor Head of Slytherin
Rolanda Hooch Flying Instructor Quidditch coach and referree
Minerva McGonagall Transfigurations Professor Head of Gryffindor, Deputy Headmaster
Pomona Sprout Herbology Professor Head of Hufflepuff
Silvanus Kettleburn Care of Magical Creatures Professor N/A
Unnamed professor (1984-1985) (Mentioned only) Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor
Unnamed professor (1985-1986) (Mentioned only)
Unnamed professor (1986-1987) (Mentioned only)
Unnamed professor (1987-1988) (Mentioned only)
Patricia Rakepick Head Curse-Breaker at Gringotts Wizarding Bank
Unnamed professor (1989-1990) (Mentioned only) N/A
Unnamed professor (1990-1991) (Mentioned only)
Olivia Green Unspeakable, Agent of the Rare, Obscure, and Confounding Case Division
Cuthbert Binns History of Magic Professor N/A
Sybill Trelawney Divination Professor
Aurora Sinistra Astronomy Professor
Quirinus Quirrell Muggle Studies Professor
Arif Sikander
Septima Vector (Mentioned only) Arithmancy Professor
Rubeus Hagrid Gamekeeper
Argus Filch Caretaker
Poppy Pomfrey Matron
Irma Pince Librarian
Pitts House-elf working in the kitchens
Unidentified house-elf


Animals, beasts and beings

Chocolate Frog Cards[]

The following characters appear on Chocolate Frog Cards. This excludes characters who also appear in person or portraits.


The following characters never appear in the game and are not Hogwarts students or staff members during the events of the game. They were mentioned in a trivia hint, were a selectable option in a trivia answer or mentioned by other characters.


List of deaths[]

Character Killed by Cause of death Date of death Last line Notes
Bartholomew Unknown Unknown 15th19th century Unknown Did not return as a ghost after his death.
Talbott Winger's father Death Eaters Unknown 1970s1980s Died in an attack by Death Eaters while their son survived thanks to his Animagus abilities.
Talbott Winger's mother
Duncan Ashe Unknown Erumpent Potion explosion 1970s–early 1980s Was involved in Jacob's search for the Cursed Vaults. Returned as a ghost after death.
Rowan Khanna Patricia Rakepick Killing Curse 1990 Sacrificed their life to save Jacob's sibling, Ben Copper, and Merula Snyde.


While the game has grossed over $400 million (as of 2022),[16] it has received generally mixed to negative reviews from critics, many of whom have heavily criticised its frequent use of microtransactions to encourage the player to continue playing without hindrance. It has received a score of 43/100 on Metacritic, meaning "generally unfavourable" reviews.[17] The Guardian panned the game, calling it a "shameless shakedown" that forced the player to pay for more energy after being drained of energy by the Devil's Snare in chapter 3 of year 1, along with labelling the lessons dull and writing bland, giving it 2/5.[18] IGN gave the game 3.5/10, calling it "awful" and the microtransactions "gratuitous".[19] The Metro also panned the game, lambasting its microtransactions as cynical given the game's target audience is children, as well as calling its gameplay extremely simplistic and dull.[20] GamingScan in addition panned the microtransactions, labelled the story and characters generic and dull, with no stakes, giving it 1/5.[21]

Behind the scenes[]

  • It was released on 24 April in some countries.[citation needed]
  • Side Quests can carry over to the next school year, though it is suggested to complete them during the Year they were released in, in order to keep the plot within continuity.[22][23][24]
  • While players are only able to interactively participate in Charms, Potions, and Flying during year 1, Transfiguration as an addition in year 2, Herbology as an addition in year 3; the characters of the players are actually attending all canon classes.[25]
    • In Year 1 for example, if the player is in Hufflepuff, Rowan Khanna will mention Herbology and say it would have been more enjoyable were they not having to worry about a murderous plant. It was later brought up in the Side Quests of Chapter 8 in Year 1 in Hufflepuff's house meeting, where they discussed how to help their Head of House, Pomona Sprout, amongst other things. Depending on the players' choice, one conclusion was to help their Professors clean up after their class.
    • In Year 2 Chapter 5, when visiting Rowan in the Hospital Wing, Jacob's sibling brought their star chart from Astronomy Class.
  • The player may create their own name if they wish, but there are player names which are banned for unknown reasons, including the name Roland. Although it could possibly be due to Madame Hooch's first name being Rolanda. However, should one feel that their names may be mistakenly excluded, the game developer, Jam City, stated that they welcome the feedback so they can take a closer look.[26]
    • Interestingly, the name "Jacob" is not banned, meaning that both the player and their brother can share the same name.
  • On the Leaderboard, the majority of the names of other students and their appearance are randomised for that player, and the only names which are the same for everyone will be for game-playing characters like Merula Snyde or Ben Copper. The randomised names are similar and can even be the same, with popular surnames being Nguyen, Hernandez, Miller, Young, and Carter.
  • The following characters were attending Hogwarts or would have begun attending Hogwarts during the years the player attended from 1984 until 1991. However, they have not been mentioned in relation to the game or are known to appear in the game: Marcus Flint (Sorted in 1986), Penelope Clearwater and Oliver Wood (Sorted 1987), Roger Davies (Sorted in 1988), Angelina Johnson, Lee Jordan, Adrian Pucey, Alicia Spinnet, Patricia Stimpson, and Kenneth Towler (Sorted in 1989).
  • The additional Hogwarts staff from 1984 would have been composed of: Quirinus Quirrell (Muggle Studies, at least in the late 1980s). It is unknown if Bathsheda Babbling already taught Study of Ancient Runes.
  • Even though the Duelling Club has been confirmed to feature in the game,[5] it was originally created by Gilderoy Lockhart in the 1992–1993 school year. It is possible that several different Duelling Clubs were founded and dissolved throughout the history of Hogwarts.
  • In Chapter 1 of Year 2, the player will be told they need to sneak into another House's common room to find an object. The House common room they will sneak into will be different for every House. It could be randomised and ensures the player simply went to another House's common room. If there's a pattern, it appears Ravenclaw and Slytherin will sneak into the Gryffindor common room, and Hufflepuff and Gryffindor will sneak into the Slytherin common room.
  • During Year 1, Professor Snape is mentioned to be petitioning for the Defence Against the Dark Arts position. The current DADA teacher was having trouble, and the curse on the position is mentioned by Rowan.
  • Within the APK file of the game there exist various images of shapes that correspond to the shapes one must draw in order to cast spells. Many of these shapes are different from the shapes that are used in the final game. For example, a shape like a number four is used to represent Alohomora (similar to Wonderbook: Book of Spells), while the game uses a more circular gesture.
  • In Hogsmeade, some shop names are shortened:
  • The kitchens were previously shown as a location unlocked in Year 5 but the location was changed into a hidden location.
  • In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 9 (The Writing on the Wall), Ron tells Harry "I think someone told me a story about a secret chamber at Hogwarts once. Might have been Bill." It could be that Bill has told Ron about the Cursed Vaults at some point between the 1985–1986 school year and the 1992–1993 school year.
  • Achievement "Packmates" was previously titled and displayed as "Chiara" when it was released around 30 October 2019, but was renamed sometime in November that year.


Fixed errors[]

  • When Year 3 was first released, in the friends' section, Bill Weasley's year showed up as 3, even though it was supposed to be 5, and was correctly shown on the Leaderboard. It was resolved in a couple of days.
  • Andre Egwu and Ismelda Murk were initially missing from the Leaderboard; both were added after the update on 14 June 2018.
    • Ismelda's surname was initially incorrectly shown as "Placeholder," but was corrected after the update on 21 June 2018.
    • Liz Tuttle was initially missing from the Leaderboard; added after the update on 16 August 2018.
    • A few other characters introduced later were added to the leaderboard in 2021.
    • Merula Snyde and Ismelda Murk have double entries on the Leaderboard after the update on 2 May, 2019. This was fixed in 2021.
  • As of 23 July 2021, Victor Ketsueki's name on the leaderboard was "c_VictorKetsueki_skin_first c_VictorKetsueki_skin_last".
  • Side Quest "Nearly Headless Nick":
    • Sometimes appears four times in the side quest section, sometimes not at all.
    • Sometimes, after reopening the app while waiting for a task, the ending cutscene of the previous task is shown again, although the waiting time does not reset, indicating that this is not due to the game not properly saving.
    • Disappeared shortly after it was added, making it impossible for players to complete unless they were quick.
    • All the above was later fixed on 28 June 2018.
  • For a short while in Year 4, Defence Against the Dark Arts classes gave empathy instead of courage. The Ghoul lesson, however, already gave courage when the class was added.
  • For a short while in Year 5, 5-star Defence Against the Dark Arts classes could be completed with just 45 energy in total, giving players a faster way to earn house points and crests for special events. This was, however, fixed after around a week.
  • For a short window, Achievement "Howling Hallowe'en" was briefly located in Year 1, with Fenrir Greyback misspelled as "Fenrir Greenback" in its description, though the quest was no longer visible shortly afterward. This typo was fixed and the Achievement was added back to Year 1 on 18 October 2018.
  • Prior to the release of the first part of Year 5, friend characters whose standard outfits differed from the Hogwarts uniform would wear their standard outfits when appearing in classes rather than the uniform (even though this would have got them in trouble in real life), this was fixed upon release of the start of year five so characters always wear their uniform in classes.
  • In Liz Tuttle's Year 4 quiz, when asked which object was found in the Forest Vault, dragon portrait used to be an incorrect answer choice despite it being true. This was later corrected.
  • When Muffliato was first featured as an upcoming Charms lesson in Year 5, around 7 March, 2019, it was incorrectly spelled as Muffilato; this was corrected on 21 March, 2019.
  • In the classes section, the icon for Divinations was the same as for History of Magic. This was fixed on 25 July, 2019.
  • Shortly after the start of Year 6, players received notifications for a quest called "PEN-FRIEND OR FOE" or "Y6_TLSQBeauxbatonsC1" (the latter was likely a code name for the former), but no signs of a new time-limited side quest.
    • When the Achievement actually came out, it was revealed to be Year 2 rather than Year 6.
  • After the player reached level 46/47/48, the XP bar no longer increased, but it did not say it is the maximum level like it did previously, as maximum levels have been increased multiple times. This mistake was later fixed in around late July or early August 2019.
  • Following the Christmas update in December 2019, the student with the sled in Hogsmeade was missing, and players could not get energy from this spot. This was fixed soon afterward.
  • George Weasley was initially not available as a friend following the completion of Year 6 Chapter 14 except for a few players, for whom friendship activities with him were glitched. This was fixed on 14 January, 2020.
  • Following the completion of Year 6 Chapter 18, a different character-specific character (whose model replaces Rowan's model) was displayed as Rowan Khanna on the Leaderboard. This was fixed by the time Chapter 22 was released, and the character is now shown with the name Marina Sanchez.
  • The description used for the Chinese Fireball in the Magical Creatures Reserve is the description of the Niffler.


  • The world-class broomstick Firebolt was released in 1993, yet during Flying classes as early in 1984, Firebolt could be mentioned in a few situations, predating the broom's canon existence by almost a decade:
    • The question "A Firebolt is a type of what?" could be asked.
    • Rolanda Hooch provides a trivia hint, telling the player to familiarise with "Cleansweep, Comet, Nimbus and Firebolt".
      • A reduced statement "Cleansweep, Comet and Nimbus" is now offered, though the one with Firebolt is still around.
    • The question "Which of these is not a broom?" could be asked, Firebolt being one of the choices.
  • Ton-Tongue Toffees are mentioned as being sold in Zonko's Joke Shop in a side quest in year 2, which is totally anachronistic and not canonical, as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire clearly specifies that these were uniquely developed by Fred and George Weasley almost a decade later.
  • A couple of known students are missing from the Leaderboard, including:
  • As of 21 August, 2021, Barnaby Lee has a double entry on the leaderboard.
  • The question on who the Divination Professor was could be asked, and one of the options was Professor Umbridge. The player characters wouldn't receive that as an option, because Professor Umbridge worked at the Ministry of Magic and would not become the unlikely Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor until 1995.
  • Though Severus Snape gave a speech about "little foolish wand-waving [in Potions class]" during his introduction for the subject for the 1991–1992 school year, in the game, he clearly used his wand to move phials of ingredients to his potions when he demonstrates. The students, on the other hand, add the same ingredients by hand, though in certain situations, they would cast Lumos in order to properly look through the shelves to search for ingredients.
    • It is possible that Snape did not consider this kind of magic foolish, or he was referring to subjects like Charms, where amateur students wave their wand around without success towards creating the spell. Or, he changed his teaching method at some point before the 1991–1992 school year.
  • In Defence Against the Dark Arts, Professor Rakepick occasionally asks a question involving Horcruxes. Since Horcruxes are extremely dark magic and not known to common Wizarding knowledge, it would be unlikely that she would have Horcruxes in her curriculum. Even if she wanted to (which is likely, given her nature), she would likely get into huge trouble if anyone told.
  • In the game, the player can only start studying certain subjects in specific years, when in reality, all Hogwarts students from years 1-5 must study seven core subjects, along with at least two elective subjects from the third year. However, classes such as Defence Against the Dark Arts are mentioned in years before year 5, meaning the player's character does study their full curriculum off-screen as they should.
  • At the end of each year in the game, the House Cup is given out to the house with the most House points. While any house can win the cup in all of the years in the game, it is mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that Slytherin has won the cup for six straight years, from the 1985–1986 school year to the 1990–1991 school year, which take place during Jacob's sibling's second to seventh years. This would also mean that Slytherin didn't win the cup in the 1984–1985 school year, which would take place during Jacob's sibling's first year. However, in the game, Slytherin can win the House Cup in that year.
  • All classes contain students from a specific House instead of having two Houses in a class (not including Jacob's sibling and Rowan)
  • In Potions Class, Jacob's sibling and Merula Snyde appear to share a cauldron. However, they are mentioned to brew potions separately.
  • The hourglasses in the Great Hall do not accurately show the House Cup rankings.
  • McGonagall is misspelled "McGongall" in some of Bill Weasley's friendship activities.
  • Players on the Leaderboard with clothes from events with clothing that appears differently based on the player's house have clothes of the player's house regardless of the house they're in.
  • Only one male fifth-year student and one female fifth-year student from each house can become Prefect each year. However, if Jacob's sibling is a male fifth year Gryffindor, they can become a Prefect despite Charlie Weasley, another male fifth year Gryffindor, also becoming a Prefect in the same year.
  • There is a glitch affecting some players where locations in the Castle Grounds and Dungeons would switch places.
  • In October and December, locations are decorated with Hallowe'en and Christmas decorations (and snow is added to some locations in December as well), respectively, regardless of the player's progress. This can lead to quests having decorations if the player completes them in October or December, even if they are meant to take place in different months in-universe.
  • One of the Creature Activities involves the Chinese Dragon Sanctuary. However, the Chinese Dragon Sanctuary was only established during the events of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, in the late 2010s.
  • In chapter 1 of year 8, Beyond Hogwarts, Hedwig is introuced in a canonically inaccurate way; Hagrid presents Hedwig to the player in Diagon Alley, saying he brought her on his own while Harry shops in Ollivanders. This may line up with the events of the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but not the book (tier-one canon), in which Harry and Hagrid purchase Hedwig together from the Magical Menagerie, and then also go to Ollivanders together (in chapter 5).
  • It is very questionable as to how the player and their fellow students have the ability to travel from Hogwarts to other locations in the wizarding world seemingly very easily without explanation, to places such as Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. It is generally known that during term time, students don't have the ability to leave the school so easily, and only really visit Hogsmeade on special weekends, with permission. While in some chapters, it is explained how the player is able to leave Hogwarts (such as with the Floo Network), the game does not explain their's and their friends' methods of instant travel. It is possible that they may have received special permission from teachers to do certain business in the world, although this is completely unexplained.
  • The game makes several Valentine's Day achievements all available from year 5 onwards, making it questionable as to what school years these individually happened in, as it would not be possible for such huge celebrations to happen in the same school year. It is likely that these are intended to be events in the player's sixth and seventh years, respectively, without clearly saying the chronology of such events.
  • It may be argued that realistically speaking, the player has far too much stuff to do in their later years as a Hogwarts student, in particular their sixth and seventh years, which consist of many chapters (45 and 60, respectively). It may seem unfeasible that a Hogwarts student could complete so many difficult and arduous personal adventures, complete N.E.W.T.-level work in several subjects and do both work experience at both the Ministry and St Mungo's, both of which also contain many long assignments, in a single school year. The same could be applied to other years, which also contain many attributed rather long side quests and achievements.


  • The achievement section includes the memory "Impersonating Prof. Snape", which happens in a side quest that is not an achievement.
  • In the chapter log, the arrow for accessing the next page does not work, meaning the player can only see the descriptions of the first two chapters of each year.
  • Jacob's sibling wears a prefect badge or Head Boy/Girl badge (depending on the player's progress and completed achievements) in memories set in years before they are supposed to be wearing the badge.

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 X (formerly Twitter) logo Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery on X: "It was an honor to show Warwick Davis, Michael Gambon, and Dame Maggie Smith the #HogwartsMystery avatars of the iconic characters they originally brought to life in the Harry Potter films! See these familiar faces and more in #HogwartsMystery coming April 25."
  2. SnitchSeeker.com
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery | Google Play
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery | iOS App Store (US)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 News: "Experience wizarding school with new mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery" at Pottermore
  6. 6.0 6.1 News: "Watch the first trailer for new mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery" at Pottermore
  7. X (formerly Twitter) logo Matt London on X: "It is with a heavy heart that I officially announce that I am no longer the Senior Narrative Designer for @hogwartsmystery. I wish the best of luck to the #hogwarts mystery team."
  8. "Harry Potter Game Hogwarts Mystery Releases This Month" at Game Spot
  9. (see this image) - retrieved from Google Play
  10. When do I unlock each type of pet? | Jam City Support
  11. What do I get for max level friendship with Jae? | Jam City Support
  12. What do I get for max level friendship with Badeea? | Jam City Support
  13. What do I get for max level friendship with Liz? | Jam City Support
  14. What do I get for max level friendship with Diego? | Jam City Support
  15. When am I able to interact with Magical Creatures? | Jam City Support
  16. Harry Potter mobile games reach $1 billion in revenue as Magic Awakened gains momentum
  17. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery for iPhone/iPad Reviews - Metacritic
  18. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery review: a shameless shake-down - The Guardian
  19. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery - Review - IGN
  20. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery review – the magic of microtransactions
  21. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Review – Everything That’s Wrong With Mobile Gaming Today
  22. X (formerly Twitter) logo Matt London on X: "I'd recommend completing all side quests before advancing year in #HogwartsMystery. It's a great way to earn House Points and those quests are set in the year when they appear."
  23. X (formerly Twitter) logo Matt London on X: "Yes we wrote the NHNick quest to add more Year 3 story. It is set during Year 3. Once a side quest spawns we don't despawn it. That may cause continuity breaks (eg Ben missing and in the common room) but getting to play the quests is more important."
  24. X (formerly Twitter) logo Matt London on X: "Yes it's year 3 also. You'll see scenes that confirm it. I wrote Polyjuice and NHN at the same time."
  25. Why don't I get all of the classes each year? | Jam City Support
  26. Why can't I use certain names? | Jam City Support
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