'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' Encounter Answers - What's in Doxycide, Forgetfulness Potion, Polyjuice and More

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery's latest update adds new 'Share a Meal" and "Play Gobstones" encounters. Find the answer to tricky encounter questions like What's in Doxycide, Forgetfulness Potion, Polyjuice and more, here.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery just dropped a brand new update, with more fun side missions and challenges players. Now players have the opportunity to participate in activities such as playing Gobstones or enjoying a meal together. These actions don't cost any energy but can help level up your relationships with NPCs like Rowan and Penny Nymphadora Tonks and more. While we all got a taste of Gobstones and other encounters in Year One, the new challenges require players to rely on their knowledge of the characters in the game as well as lore from the broader Harry Potter universe.

If you aren't completely up to snuff on these topics but still want to do well in the new encounters, we've put together a guide for how the new character encounters work, along with a growing list of the best answers for winning at Gobstones or other character side missions. As we unlock more challenges, we'll continue to update this post. In the meantime, if you are looking for answers to earlier character encounters found back in Year One, you can find answers to those, here.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Update Guide: How Gobstones and Share a Meal Side Missions Work

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New "Meal with a Friend" and "Play Gobstones" encounters are now available in the latest Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Update. Jam City

How Do I Find Side Missions/Encounters? How Often Can I Play?

Both playing Gobstones and Sharing a Meal with a Friend both work in a similar fashion. The main difference is where the encounters take place. For Gobstones, you'll need to head to the Courtyard and look for an icon that shows a handshake, then tap on the option to begin the encounter. For Sharing a Meal, you'll need to head to the Great Hall. Additionally, you can check for side encounters in the menu with the checklist icon on the left-hand side of the game screen. From what we can tell, you can participate in a given Encounter once every 16 hours. This equals roughly once or twice a day per encounter.

How Do The New Encounters Work?

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Encounters don't cost energy but can earn you valuable rewards and help level up friendships Jam City

Each of these new encounters requires players to spend a set number of coins — them amount varies from about 30 -75 coins. The object of the encounter is to gain at least one diamond within a given number of turns. At the beginning of the encounter, you will choose a friend from a list of available choices — I usually go with whichever one is at a lower friendship level. As you answer questions in the encounter, you'll gain or lose points depending on the answer you choose.

Before you begin the encounter, you'll see a list of recommended courage, empathy and knowledge levels. Don't worry though. You can still participate even if you aren't at the recommended levels. You'll just have to work harder to choose the best answers. If you aren't at the recommended level in a specific area and you choose an answer that matches that skill type, you'll lose a small number of points due to lacking experience. On the flip side, if your experience level is higher than necessary, you can gain bonus points. As long as you fill in at least once diamond within the given number of turns, you win the encounter and will be awarded extra friendship points, exp increase, and other perks. You earn roughly three friendship points for each diamond so participating in these encounters can both fun and helpful for leveling up your relationship.

New Side Mission Answers: Best Choices for What's in Doxycide, Forgetfulness Potion, Polyjuice and More Update Questions

As mentioned before, the new update has just rolled out, so this list is by no means comprehensive. We'll continue to add the best answers we've found as we complete more encounters. Each friend you have encounters with has his or her own specific set of questions that he or she will ask. As we unlock new characters we'll continue to add encounter questions and answers, with the newest at the top of the list.

NEW: Encounters With Nymphadora Tonks

Meal with a Friend: Beat Tonks' Filch Quiz

  • Question: What's the thing that Filch keeps in his office?
    • Best Answer: Shackles
    • Ok Answer: Fireworks
  • Question: Who was Caretaker before Filch?
    • Best Answer: Rancorous Carpe
    • Ok Answer: Apollyon Pringle
  • Question: What does Filch love the most?
    • Best Answer: Mrs Norris
    • Ok Answer: Shackles
  • Question: Where does he take holidays?
    • Right Answer: He doesn't
  • Question: What's Filch's title?
    • Right Answer: Caretaker
  • Question: What's The name of Filch's Cat?
    • Right Answer: Ms. Norris
  • Question: Who does Filch hate the most?
    • Right Answer: Peeves

NEW: Encounters With Tulip Carasu

Meal with a Friend: Beat Tulip's Trouble Quiz

  • Question: Who is the best troublemaker?
    • Best Answer: You
    • Ok Answer: Peeves
  • Question: Who should you watch out for?
    • Best Answer: Mr Filch
    • Ok Answer: Professor Snape
  • Question: What does Which potion helps with sneaking?
    • Best Answer: Invisibility Potion
    • Ok Answer: Polyjuice Potion
  • Question: What's the worst punishment?
    • Best Answer: Getting Expelled
    • OK Answer: Getting Detention
  • Question: Where should you buy jokes?
    • Best Answer: Zonko's Joke Shop
    • OK Answer: Hogsmeade
  • Question: Where can you stash things?
    • Right Answer: The Artefact Room
  • Question: What's a proper prank device?
    • Right Answer: Fanged Frisbees

NEW: Encounters With Andre

Meal with a Friend: Beat Andre's Fashion Quiz Answers

  • Question: Who's a fashionable wizard?
    • Best Answer: Albus Dumbledore.
    • Ok Answer: Gilderoy Lockhart.
  • Question: What is traditional wizard garb?
    • Best Answer: Pointed hats
    • Ok Answer: Plain robes
  • Question: Who enforces clothing rules?
    • Best Answer: Pointed hats
    • Ok Answer: Plain robes
  • Question: Who is the president of F.A.R.T.?
    • Right Answer: Archie Aymslowe
  • Question: When did you buy clothes?
    • Right Answer: After escaping the Devil's Snare
  • Question: What notes rules for public attire?
    • Right Answer: International Statute of Secrecy
  • Question: Where do I shop in Hogsmeade?
    • Right Answer: Gladrags Wizardwear

NEW: Encounters with Barnaby

Meal With a Friend: Beat Barnaby's Creature Quiz

  • Question: Which creature can speak?
    • Best Answer: Acromantula
    • Ok Answer: Jarvey.
  • Question: Which creature can lay eggs?
    • Best Answer: Chimaera
    • Ok Answer: Augurey
  • Question: Which creature can fly?
    • Best Answer: Hippogriff
    • Ok Answer: Snallygaster
  • Question: Name a top creature expert...
    • Best Answer: Newt Scamander
    • Ok Answer: Gulliver Pokeby
  • Question: Which creature is from Africa?
    • Best Answer: Phoenix
    • Ok Answer: Fwooper
  • Question: Who specializes in dragons?
    • Right Answer: A Dragonologist
  • Question: Which one makes the best pet?
    • Right Answer: Puffskein

NEW: Encounters with Bill

Meal With a Friend: Tell Bill About Your First Year at Hogwarts

  • Question: Who gave you House Points?
    • Best Answer: Flitwick
    • Ok Answer: Dumbledore
  • Question: Where'd you go in Diagon Alley?
    • Best Answer: Flourish and Blotts
    • Ok Answer: Ollivanders
  • Question: Who was your first enemy?
    • Right Answer: Merula
  • Question: Where did you duel Merula?
    • Right Answer: The Clocktower Courtyard
  • Question: How did you find the cursed ice?
    • Right Answer: I followed Snape and Filch
  • Question: How did you evade Mrs. Norris?
    • Right Answer: With Sleeping Draught
  • Question: Who was your first friend here?
    • Right Answer: Rowan

Meal With a Friend: Beat Bills Gryffindor Quiz

  • Question: Who's a famous Gryffindor?
    • Best Answer: James Potter
    • Ok Answer: Sirius Black
  • Question: Who's our Head of House?
    • Right Answer: Professor McGonagall
  • Question: What's on our house crest?
    • Right Answer: A lion
  • Question: Who's our house ghost?
    • Right Answer: Nearly Headless Nick
  • Question: Where is our Common Room?
    • Right Answer: Gryffindor Tower
  • Question: What do you associate with us?
    • Right Answer: Courage
  • Question: Who was our founder?
    • Right Answer: Godric Gryffindor

NEW: Encounters With Charlie

Meal With a Friend: Beat Charlie's Dragon Quiz

  • Question: Describe a Hungarian Horntail...
    • Best Answer: It has a spiky tail
    • Ok Answer: It shoots fire as far as fifty feet.
  • Question: Describe Norwegian Ridgebacks.
    • Best Answer: They feed on aquatic creatures
    • Ok Answer: = They have spiny wings
  • Question: Describe a Chinese Fireball...
    • Best Answer: Its eggs are crimson.
    • Ok Answer: Its spikes are golden.
  • Question: Describe a Peruvian Vipertooth
    • Best Answer: They're the smallest dragons.
    • Ok Answer: = They eat humans
  • Question: Describe a Romanian Longhorn
    • Best Answer: It has dark green scales
    • Ok Answer: It has long, golden horns
  • Question: Describe a Hebridean Black?
    • Best Answer: It eats fresh venison
    • Ok Answer: It has bat-like wings
  • Question: Describe a Ukrainian Ironbelly...
    • Best Answer: It's the largest breed of dragon
    • Ok Answer: It has metallic grey scales

Encounters With Penny

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Most encounters with Penny will include questions related to potions. Jam City

Gobstones 1: Prove How Well You Know Hogwart's Gossip

  • Question: Why Does Dumbledore Leave?
    • Best Answer: To search for someone
    • Ok Answer: To search for something
    • Wrong Answer: To visit Harry Potter
  • Question: What does Filch love most?
    • Best Answer: Mrs. Norris
    • Ok Answer: Shackles
    • Wrong Answer: Children
  • Question: Why was your brother expelled?
    • Best Answer: He broke school rules
    • Ok Answer: He searched for the vaults
    • Wrong Answer: He worked for You-Know-Who
  • Question: What makes Ben a coward?
    • Best Answer: He's from a Muggle family
    • Ok Answer: Merula bullies him
    • Wrong Answer: He's secretly a death eater
  • Question: Why do they say you are mad?
    • Best Answer: Because of my brother
    • Ok Answer: Becuase of the Cursed Vaults
    • Wrong Answer: Becuase of Mad-Eye Moody
  • Question: What is Hagrid's Secret?
    • Right Answer: He is bad at baking Rock Cakes
    • Right Answer: He keeps dangerous creatures
    • Wrong Answer: He doesn't know how to shave.

Gobstones 2 (Distract Penny)

  • Question: Let's Play Owen!
    • Best Answer: What's your favorite potion?
    • Ok Answer: What's the latest gossip?
    • Wrong Answer: What's the best way to focus?
  • Question: Let's join the Gobstones Club
    • Best Answer: Let's brew Polyjuice Potion
    • Ok Answer: Let's gather potion ingredients
    • Wrong Answer: Let's think about our next move.
  • Question: Don't try to distract me
    • Best Answer: Sprout is coming this way
    • Ok Answer: Flickwick is coming this way
    • Wrong Answer: I'll try to win without distractions
  • Question: I hardly ever lose...
    • Best Answer: You must be cursed
    • Ok Answer: You must be distracted
    • Wrong Answer: We can always play again.
  • Question: Wait until you see this move...
    • Best Answer: Who's the best at Potions ?
    • OK Answer: Who's the best at Gobstones?
    • Wrong Answer: Who's the best at focusing?

Meal with a Friend: Beat Penny's Potion Quiz Answers

  • Question: What is in Shrinking solution?
    • Right Answer: Shrivelfigs
    • Right Answer: Powdered Rat Spleens
    • Wrong Answer: Powdered Bat Spleens
  • Question: What's in Polyjuice Potion?
    • Right Answer: Flaxweed
    • Right Answer: Knotgrass
    • Wrong Answer: Mistletoe Berries
  • Question: What's in Forgetfulness Potion?
    • Right Answer: Lethe River Water
    • Right Answer: Valerian Sprigs
    • Wrong Answer: I forget
  • Question: What's in Doxycide?
    • Right Answer: Bundium Secretion
    • Right Answer: Dragon Liver
    • Wrong Answer: Ginger Root
  • Question: What is in Wideye Potion?
    • Right Answer: Wolfsbane
    • Right Answer: Standard Ingredient
    • Wrong Answer: Bezoar
  • Question: What's in Swelling Solution?
    • Right Answer: Pufferfish Eyes
    • Right Answer: Dried Nettles
    • Wrong Answer: Horklump Juice
  • Question: What's in Cure for Boils?
    • Right Answer: Snake Fangs
    • Right Answer: Horned Slugs
    • Wrong Answer: Lady's Mantle

Encounters With Rowan

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Rowan values knowledgeable answers during his encounters. Jam City

Meal with a Friend: Prove Your Knowledge To Rowan

  • Question: Where was our first Flying Lesson?
    • Right Answer: Training Grounds
    • Wrong Answer: The Great Hall
    • Wrong Answer: Clocktower Courtyard
  • Question: What was our second class?
    • Right Answer: Potions
    • Wrong Answer: Flying
    • Wrong Answer: Charms
  • Question: What was our first potion?
    • Right Answer: Cure for Boils
    • Wrong Answer: Forgetfulness Potion
    • Wrong Answer: Wiggenweld Potion
  • Question: What was our first class?
    • Right Answer: Charms
    • Wrong Answer: Transfiguration
    • Wrong Answer: Potions
  • Question: What exploded your cauldron?
    • Right Answer: Bulbadox Powder
    • Wrong Answer: Fire Seeds
    • Wrong Answer: Valerian Sprigs

Meal with a Friend: Beat Rowan's Dumbledore Quiz

  • Question: What are Dumbledore's Hobbies?
    • Right Answer: Ten Pin Bowling
    • Right Answer: Chamber Music
    • Wrong Answer: Gobstones
  • Question: What titles has he held?
    • Right Answer: Supreme Mugwump
    • Right Answer: Head Boy
    • Wrong Answer: Minister of Magic
  • Question: Where does his brother work?
    • Right Answer: Hog's Head Inn
    • Ok Answer: Hogsmeade
    • Wrong Answer: Godric's Hollow
  • Question: What is he most famous for?
    • Right Answer: Defeating Grindelwald
    • OK Answer: Teaching Transfiguration
    • Wrong Answer: Breeding Grindylows
  • Question: Who is his animal companion?
    • Right Answer: Fawkes
    • OK Answer: A Phoenix
    • Wrong Answer: A Pensieve
  • Question: What is Dumbledore's title?
    • Right Answer: Headmaster
    • Ok Answer: Professor
    • Wrong Answer: Caretaker
  • Question: Describe Dumbledore's wand...
    • Right Answer: It's the Elder Wand
    • Right Answer: It has a Thestral tail hair core.
    • Wrong Answer: It has a Phoenix feather core.

Gobstones: Make Rowan Feel at Home

  • Question: The farm was so wonderful...
    • Best Answer: You can learn more here
    • OK Answer: You can make friends here
    • Wrong Answer: You can duel more here
  • Question: There were so many creatures...
    • Best Answer: Bowtruckles?
    • OK Answer: Fairies
    • Wrong Answer: Erumpents?
  • Question: Our farm's trees make the best...
    • Best Answer: Wands
    • OK Answer: Boats
    • Wrong Answer: Brooms
  • Question: Know what tree I miss the most?
    • Best Answer: Hawthorn
    • OK Answer: Hornbeam
    • Wrong Answer: Horklump
  • Question: Know what I miss the most?
    • Best Answer: Family
    • OK Answer: Trees
    • Wrong Answer: Trains
  • Question: How do I stop feeling homesick?
    • Best Answer: Read more books
    • OK Answer: Make more friends
    • Wrong Answer: Brew more potions.
  • Question: I miss my family so much ...
    • Best Answer: Write them a letter
    • OK Answer: Look at their photos
    • Wrong Answer: My brother is missing.

Encounters With Ben

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Winning against Ben involves making him nervous. Jam City

Gobstones 1 (Make Ben Nervous)

  • Question: How do you like Gobstones?
    • Best Answer: Let's talk about You-Know-Who
    • Ok Answer: It makes me nervous
    • Wrong Answer: It's really relaxing
  • Question: Let's join the Gobstones Club
    • Best Answer: Let's join the Death Eaters
    • Ok Answer: Let's join the Frog Choir
    • Wrong Answer: Let's just take it easy
  • Question: You might win
    • Best Answer: I might be a werewolf
    • Ok Answer: I might scream
    • Wrong Answer: Either way we're having fun

Gobstones 2 (Make Ben Nervous)

  • Question: Let's play, [your character's name]
    • Best Answer: Don't look behind you
    • Ok Answer: Don't feel bad if you lose
    • Wrong Answer: This is going to be fun
  • Question: Don't try to make me nervous...
    • Best Answer: What if the game is cursed?
    • Ok Answer: What if we both lose?
    • Wrong Answer: Let's just stay calm
  • Question: How do you like Gobstones?
    • Best Answer: Let's talk about You-Know-Who
    • Ok Answer: It makes me nervous
    • Wrong Answer: It's really relaxing
  • Question: This next move is my favorite...
    • Best Answer: What's your favorite dragon?
    • Ok Answer: What's your favorite poison?
    • Wrong Answer: What's your favorite holiday?
  • Question: What if I lose?
    • Best Answer: We won't be friends
    • Ok Answer: You'll get sprayed.
    • Wrong Answer: We can always play again.

Meal with a Friend: Prove How Well You Know Ben's Fears

  • Question: Which spell do I fear the most?
    • Best Answer: Avada Kedavra
    • Ok Answer: Serpensortia
    • Wrong Answer: Orchideous
  • Question: Which place do I fear the most?
    • Best Answer: Azkaban
    • Ok Answer: Forbidden Forest
    • Wrong Answer: Hogsmeade
  • Question: Which creature do I fear most?
    • Best Answer: Acronmantula
    • Ok Answer: Fire Crab
    • Wrong Answer: Mooncalf
  • Question: Which potion do I fear most?
    • Best Answer: Weedosoros
    • Ok Answer: Fire-Breathing Potion
    • Wrong Answer: Polyjuice Potion
  • Question: Which student do I fear most?
    • Best Answer: Merula
    • Ok Answer: Your Prefect
    • Wrong Answer: Rowan
  • Question: What joke item do I fear the most?
    • Best Answer: Fanged Frisbee
    • Ok Answer: Nose-Biting Teacup
    • Wrong Answer: Whizzing Worm
  • Question: Which professor do I fear the most?
    • Best Answer: Snape
    • Ok Answer: McGonagall
    • Wrong Answer: Sprout

Meal with a Friend: Prove How Well You Know Ben's Favorite Things

  • Question: Who's my favorite classmate?
    • Best Answer: Me
    • Ok Answer: Penny
    • Wrong Answer: Merula
  • Question: What's my favorite creature?
    • Best Answer: Puffskein
    • Ok Answer: Mooncalf
    • Wrong Answer: Runespoor
  • Question: What's my favorite food?
    • Best Answer: Chips
    • Ok Answer: Garlic Bread
    • Wrong Answer: Steak and Kidney Pie
  • Question: What's my favorite pet?
    • Best Answer: Toad
    • Ok Answer: Cat
    • Wrong Answer: Rat