Hogwarts Legacy - All Vivarium Biomes And Upgrades Guide
Unlock all the Vivariums for your pets in Hogwarts Legacy.
The Hogwarts Legacy Vivarium biomes allow you to capture and tame dozens of magical creatures. However, you'll soon realize that there's not enough space for all the animals that you've found. Indeed, the space in your sanctuary is somewhat limited. The good news is that you can unlock more during the campaign. Our Hogwarts Legacy Vivarium biomes guide discusses how you can acquire additional locations and sanctuary spaces for your furry and magical friends.
How to unlock Vivarium biomes in Hogwarts Legacy
Before we continue, we encourage you to check out our magical beasts guide, which explains all the core concepts related to this mechanic/function in the Room of Requirement. Also, your initial Hogwarts Legacy Vivarium biome has space for 12 animals, but you're only allowed a maximum of 4 different species. As such, if a biome already has a Unicorn, Hippogriff, Thestral, and Puffskein, you won't be able to add something else, like a Giant Toad.
That means the only method to acquire a Vivarium upgrade is to unlock an entirely different biome altogether. This is done by completing Deek's sidequest arc.
The second Vivarium biome that becomes available to you is the Coastal biome. The requires the completion of The High Keep, where you'll also earn your flying mount. You'll then receive a quest called Plight of the House Elf. The moment you start this quest, a cutscene will play, showing you the new beach location.
As for the Plight of the House Elf objectives, it involves entering a cave and battling a lot of spiders, including an Acromantula.
After completing the Plight of the House Elf, as well as a main quest called Charles Rookwood's Trial, Deek will have another task for you. The quest, Foal of the Dead, unlocks the game's Beast breeding mechanic.
The fourth and last Hogwarts Legacy Vivarium biome that you can unlock takes you to a quaint area nestled on a mountain. To get it, finish the Niamh Fitzgerald's Trial quest, which gives you access to the Phoenix Rising sidequest. Upon completion, you'll be able to enter the biome, and you'll even have a very unique pet.
At the end of this entire endeavor, you'll have four Vivarium biomes, which means you can have numerous animals in each in spite of the species limit per location.
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