Can You Become an Animagus in Hogwarts Legacy?

Sure, just name your character Anime Gus or Annie-May Giss

When it comes to authentic adaptations, Hogwarts Legacy is truly in a class of its own. Avalanche Software has masterfully rebuilt the Wizarding World of Harry Potter from the ground up in the new RPG, bringing the many memorable features of the popular books and films to the videogame medium on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S, (with even more platforms coming soon). With spellcasting, potion brewing, broom traversal, Floo Powder fast travel, magical creatures, a photorealistic re-creation of the Hogwarts castle, and so much more, it truly seems that Hogwarts Legacy has almost everything a Harry Potter fan could ask for.

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However, some prospective gamers have wondered whether Hogwarts Legacy gives its players the ability to transform their character into an Animagus. Let’s take a look at Animagi in Hogwarts Legacy, explaining what the term means, as well as determining whether or not you are able become an Animagus in the Wizarding World prequel RPG.

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Can You Become an Animagus in Hogwarts Legacy?

Unfortunately, you can’t become an Animagus in Hogwarts Legacy. This does not mean that there aren’t Animagi in Hogwarts Legacy though, as the NPC Natsai Onai, a character you befriend during the game’s story, has the ability to transform into a Gazelle.

What Exactly is an Animagus?

According to the Harry Potter Wiki Fandom page, “An Animagus was a witch or wizard who could transform themselves into an animal and back again at will. It was a learned skill…”

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In the series’ films and books some notable Animagi include Harry Potter’s father, James, his Godfather, Sirius Black, as well as Hogwarts’ Transfiguration Professor, Minerva McGonagall and Voldemort’s villainous henchman, Peter Pettigrew. Each of these characters had the power to seamlessly transform into animals.


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