There are 13 magical beasts to catch and house in your Vivarium in Hogwarts Legacy, but you can only put four different species of beasts in it at the start. Fortunately, there is a way of upgrading your Vivarium and increasing your species slots to 16.

Hogwarts Legacy players can unlock three new upgrades for the Vivarium by completing the following missions for Deek:

  • The Plight of the House-Elf – Unlocks Coastal Vivarium Upgrade
  • Foal of the Dead – Unlocks Swamp Vivarium Upgrade
  • Phoenix Rising – Unlocks Grassland Vivarium Upgrade

Each mission is accessed by talking to Deek in the Room of Requirement.

These upgrades come in the form of new Vivarium biomes, which you can explore and customize as much as you’d like. Each Vivarium biome you unlock will give you four additional species slots, allowing you to house even rarer magical creatures.

Fortunately, these upgrades mean you can also obtain more unique materials to upgrade your clothing and gear. This is incredibly important, especially if you want to defeat all the Infamous Foes in Hogwarts Legacy.

Keep reading to learn how to unlock each of the three unique Vivarium biome upgrades in Hogwarts Legacy.

The outside of the Swamp Vivarium in Hogwarts Legacy

How to Unlock More Vivariums in Hogwarts Legacy

How to Unlock the Coastal Vivarium

The inside of the Coastal Vivarium in Hogwarts Legacy

To unlock the Coastal Vivarium upgrade, you must collect ten beasts and begin The Plight of the House-Elf side quest, which you get from Deek in the Room of Requirement.

You can capture any ten beasts, so don’t worry about finding different species. Additionally, to unlock The Plight of the House-Elf side quest, you’ll need to first complete The High Keep main quest.

Once you start The Plight of the House-Elf side quest, you will unlock the Coastal Vivarium.

How to Unlock the Swamp Vivarium

The inside of the Swamp Vivarium in Hogwarts Legacy

To unlock the Swamp Vivarium, you need to complete the Foal of the Dead side quest by bringing a male and female Thestral to a Vivarium and crafting a Breeding Pen.

You get the Foal of the Dead side quest from Deek after completing The Plight of the House-Elf side quest and the Fire and Vice main quest.

The Thestrals needed to complete the quest can be found near the North Ford Bog Floo Flame. You can get the Breeding Pen spellcraft from Tomes and Scrolls for 1,000 Galleons.

You can check out the list of all main missions in Hogwarts Legacy to see when you should expect to unlock the Fire and Vice quest.

How to Unlock the Grassland Vivarium

The inside of the Grasslands Vivarium in Hogwarts Legacy

To unlock the Grassland Vivarium upgrade, you must complete the side quest Phoenix Rising given to you by Deek. Once you return the Phoenix to the Room of Requirement, you will unlock the Vivarium.

You get the Phoenix Rising side quest after completing the Foal of the Dead side quest and the Niamh Fitzgerald’s Trial main quest.

Unfortunately, the Phoenix is not one of the mountable creatures in Hogwarts Legacy. However, there are plenty of mounts you can unlock, which you can use to fly and ride across the game’s massive open world.

What Is the Best Vivarium For Each Beast in Hogwarts Legacy

There are absolutely no differences between the four Vivariums in Hogwarts Legacy outside their aesthetic. They all hold the same amount of beasts and can each house any species of beast.

Therefore, there is no best Vivarium for each beast, as they all function the exact same way. Feel free to put any beast in any of the four Vivariums.

The Vivarium upgrades only offer four additional species slots each and a visual change. While they may look different from one another, the beasts you place inside them don’t react any differently.

The player interacting with a Graphorn in their Vivarium in Hogwarts Legacy

Can You Increase Vivarium Capacity in Hogwarts Legacy?

No, unfortunately, you cannot increase your Vivarium capacity in Hogwarts Legacy. Each Vivarium can only take up to twelve magical creatures from four different kinds of species.

Fortunately, once you’ve unlocked all of the Vivarium rooms, you can house up to 48 beasts. Additionally, the extra 12 species slots across the three rooms mean you can house all 13 types of creatures in Hogwarts Legacy.

If you’ve maxed out your Vivarium capacity, don’t worry. You can always sell your magical creatures at Brood and Peck, which is just one of the easy ways to make money in Hogwarts Legacy.

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