At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article.
A Wizard Prince once used this potion to awaken an Unidentified Princess who had been given the Draught of Living Death by the Hag Leticia Somnolens. The prince first smeared some of the potion on his lips and then kissed the princess, awakening her from her slumber.
During the 1984–1985 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Severus Snape taught his first-years how to concoct this particular brew in Potions class, with Jacob's sibling managing to brew a concoction that Rowan Khanna deemed "perfect". Snape, upon hearing this, approached Jacob's sibling and refuted Rowan's assessment by judging the former's concoction to be merely "passable", and, in compliance with his characteristic bias towards students of his own House, openly acknowledged Merula Snyde's concoction to be "flawless".
The instructions for brewing the Wiggenweld Potion are thus:
- Add salamander blood until the potion turns red.
- Stir until the potion turns orange.
- Add more salamander blood, this time until it turns yellow.
- Stir until the potion turns green.
- Add more salamander blood, until the potion turns turquoise.
- Heat until it turns indigo.
- Add more salamander blood until the potion turns pink.
- Heat until the potion turns red.
- Add five lionfish spines.
- Heat until the potion turns yellow.
- Add five more lionfish spines.
- Add flobberworm mucus, until the potion turns purple.
- Stir until it turns red.
- Add more flobberworm mucus, this time until it turns orange.
- Stir till it turns yellow.
- Add Honey water until it turns back to a turquoise colour.
- Add another few drops of boom berry juice.
- Stir the potion again, then let it simmer for thirty minutes.
- Take the potion away from the heat and allow it to cool, when it is cool its ready for use.
"Wiggen" from the old Breton means "strength", "bravery" or still "courage". As for "weld", it is an English word which means "join together by heating to the point of melting"'.
Thus, "Wiggenweld Potion" would mean literally "Welder Strength" or "Who Welds the Strength Potion".
Behind the scenes
- Considering every platform-exclusive version, the potion appears in all Harry Potter games excluding Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game).
- In many Harry Potter video games, Wiggenweld Potion is used to restore a character's Stamina Points, making it equivalent to health potions found in other sorts of video games.
- The wizarding folk song 99 Bottles of Wiggenweld Potion, which is sang by a student in the GBC version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game), mentions this potion quite a few times.
- In the PS1 version of the video game adaption of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry can find completed Wiggenweld Potions on the floor or create one from a Wiggenweld Potion cauldrons by pressing the buttons that appear on the screen. This will restore all of Harry's health or stamina.
- In the PC version of the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry can exchange Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans for Wiggentree bark and Flobberworm Mucus. Harry can then walk up to a special cauldron and make a Wiggenweld potion, which can be drunk to restore some of Harry's stamina. In most appearances the potion has a purple or magenta colour. Various cauldrons and Wiggentree stumps full of the potion can be found hidden all over the castle and its grounds, including within the Forbidden Forest.
- In the PC version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the ingredients of the Wiggenweld Potion are said to be Wiggentree bark, Moly, Dittany and Flobberworm Mucus, however in the sequel, Moly and Dittany are omitted for gameplay reasons.
- However, in each of its game portrayals, the ingredients required in the brewing of the potion varies and changes significantly, therefore making it unclear as to what is true canonical recipe is. Although it is possible, that there are multiple ways of brewing this potion, as they are with some other brews, such as with Love Potions and Doxycide.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game) (Nintendo DS version only)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - PS1 version
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - PS1 version
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 1, Chapter 4 (Revenge is Best Served Magical) - Potions Lesson "Wiggenweld Potion"
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (GBC version)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- ↑ See this video