'Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery' Energy Cheats: Secrets & Tips for Getting More Energy and Using it Wisely

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Started playing Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery but never seem to have enough energy. Check out all the secret cheats for getting more free energy in the game plus best tips for managing the energy you have, here. Jam City

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery released Wednesday and quickly soared to the top of the Most Downloaded Mobile Game charts. The game, which takes the form of an adventure/interactive story, has a lot going for it in terms of aesthetic appeal and story content. One of the biggest complaints about the game, however, has been its freemium model. Although it's free to download and play the game, completing certain activities in the game quickly and successfully often requires the use of premium resources -- the scarcest of which is energy.

Since energy is used to complete quests such as lessons and classes, it's probably the most prized resource in the game. You get an additional energy point once every 4 minutes until you hit a cap (the cap is determined by your player level and additional skills). Because energy is such a limited resource at times, it makes it difficult to successfully complete an activity in a timely fashion. Since some activities come with consequences -- namely the loss of house points -- if you don't complete them to a satisfactory level, you might feel compelled to spend your hard-earned cash on energy refills just so you can get the job done.

We've played the game for the last couple of days and, while progress is slightly more challenging if you're a free-to-play user, moving forward and doing well with your story isn't impossible. In fact, there are a number of little cheats or secrets in the game that can help you accumulate more energy at a decent rate so that you and your house stay in the running for the House Cup. If you're playing Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery and aren't too thrilled about dumping a pile of money into it, check out our complete guide of tricks for finding all the free energy in the game and the best strategies for using it.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Cheats, Tips & Secrets: How To Get More Energy And Manage It Wisely

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There are several locations where you can find free secret energy perks in Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy. Jam City

Tip #1: Gather Free Secret Energy Easter Eggs

Ever been in the middle of a class or quest and need just a couple extra energy to finish it off? The good news is Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery does have several nifty little easter eggs that unlock a few more bits of energy. It's uncertain yet how many times these can be used in the day. It appears to be about 2-3 times a day so maybe every 8 hours or so. Here's where you can find all the secret energy in the game. If you aren't' sure how to get to these locations, simply tap on the stairs icon on the left-hand side of your game screen and it will show you a list of all the locations you can visit. Most locations hold one secret energy easter egg.

  • East Towers - Find the black painting near the Charms Class. Tap on it and a little girl will appear, yielding one energy.
  • West Towers - Find a painting with a white tree trunk or branches near the Prefect's Bathroom. Tap on it and three oranges will appear, yielding you one energy
  • Lower Floor – West: Stand in front of the Great Hall and to the right you will see three Knights holding a sword or shield. Two of them will be holding their equipment slanted or sideways. Tap on the statues. They will switch items and stand correctly, yielding you one energy point.
  • Lower Floor – West: On the right side of the Great Hall where the disorderly Knights were found, you'll see a pillar that is meant to hold a lamp. It is not lit. Tap to light it and gain one energy.
  • Dungeons: Look around till you spot a snoozing House-Elf. Tap him to startle him awake and earn an energy point.
  • Lower Floor - East (Unlocks Year 2): Between the Library and History of Magic Classroom you will see a bench with some messy books and papers lying about. Tap on them to organize the books and earn an energy point.
  • Lower Floor - East (Unlocks Year 2): Go to the far right and you should see a ladder going up to the Divination Classroom. Peeves the ghost will be near there. Tap on him and he'll mock you and give you one energy point
  • Hogsmeade (Unlocks Year 3): In the street between the Three Broomsticks and Honeydukes there is an alley. At the end you'll see a boy waving at you. Tap on him and he'll slide down on is sled, giving you one energy point.
  • Castle Grounds: Look out on the grounds and you should see a large tree branch or stick lying around. Tap on it to make a dog come running after it and gain an energy point.
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Learning new flying skills earns you higher maximum energy limits in the Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery game. Jam City

Tip #2: Unlock/Learn More Flying Skills

Charms, Potions and Flying Lessons all come with special perks they give you, but Flying is most useful for getting more energy. Each new flying skill you learn increases your maximum energy amount by one point.

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Completing classes and lessons can take a lot of energy, but there are some ways to minimize the energy used on these. Jam City

Tips #3: Plan Star Activities Carefully

Besides collecting free energy, you need to carefully plan your moves during events that require energy. There doesn't seem to be a set amount of energy each activity uses but from what we've seen it appears to be in multiples of five. For example, a one-hour activity tends to take 5 to 10 energy per star depending how many stars are in the activity. An eight-hour activity, however, tends to take about 20 energy per star. Since you are given a few different activity options that require different amounts of energy, try to choose the ones that will equal sets of 5 or 10 stars without going over, because the extra energy used doesn't count towards the next star. For example, if you are working on a 10 energy star and you do a 4-energy activity, followed by two 5-energy activities you will have spent 14 energy when only 10 was needed, wasting four precious energy. You can tap on an activity once to see how much energy it requires, then tap on an unlit portion of the game screen to deselect it if you want to do a different one instead.

Tip #4: Set Up Notifications

Since energy plays a central role in the game, it's a good idea to allow notifications for the game inside your device's Settings app. This way when your energy is replenished you'll be alerted and won't miss out on completing an important assignment.

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