How to Learn Alohomora in Hogwarts Legacy

How to Learn Alohomora in Hogwarts Legacy

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The world of Hogwarts Legacy is full of mysteries for you to uncover. As you run around Hogwarts and use Revelio to find field guide pages, among other secrets, you’ll notice that a lot of them are hidden behind locked doors. Even after progressing through the main story for some time, you may wonder just when you’ll gain the ability to unlock these doors. The secret to this is using the Alohomora spell, which you’ll find as you continue through the main storyline. With that said, continue reading to discover how to learn the Alohomora spell in Hogwarts Legacy.

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How to Learn Alohomora in Hogwarts Legacy

To learn the Alohomora spell, you’ll have to progress far enough in the main story to unlock the quest “The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament”. With a level requirement of 14, it’ll take around 6-8 hours to reach this point, depending on how many side missions and other quests you do beforehand.

During this quest, you’re tasked with locating Gladwin Moon, the Hogwarts school’s caretaker, who you’ll find near the Grand Staircase Floo Flame teleporter. After discussing your recent encounter in Hogsmeade, he’ll teach you about Demiguise Moons, small statues you can only collect at night. Along the way, he’ll teach you Alohomora, leading to the spell-learning minigame that grants you access to the ability.

Related: How to Open Locks in Hogwarts Legacy

How to Complete the Alohomora Lockpicking Minigame

When you use Alohomora, a minigame will appear with rotating dials and two colored sparks. As you spin the dials, the rotating gears will turn red and green, indicating that each light is in the correct position. Your goal is to continue rotating the sparks until both gears activate and turn red/green! Once this happens, the lock will automatically open, allowing you to enter the room.

Fortunately, they don’t spike in difficulty as you approach higher-level locks. Once you learn it, you’re good for your whole playthrough!

Alohomora Lockpicking Minigame Hogwarts Legacy
An example of a completed minigame with both rotating gears lit up once the sparks are in their correct positions.

Upgrading Alohomora

While you’ll initially start with Alohomora level one, you can unlock two more upgrades to gain access to more locked doors. Remember those Demiguise statues from earlier? They are the secret to upgrading the spell!

As you find more Demiguise Statues, you’ll gain upgrades to level two and three locks. You’ll find several statues around Hogwarts Castle, with the rest located in Hogsmeade and surrounding regions. If you’re ever unsure whether you’ve collected every Demiguise Statue in a area, hover over it on your map to find a total counter!

Hogwarts Legacy will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. If you want to learn more about the game, check out our complete Hogwarts Legacy content list by clicking the tag below!

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Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.