Other than the house and wand at the beginning of the adventure in Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy, you don’t have to make many important choices during the storyline. In reality, they can be counted on the fingers of one hand with things like learning forbidden spells with Sebastian Pallow or even the way the story ends. Another choice can be made during your first potions lesson and what we’re going to talk about today.
Should we meet to help Garreth Weasley?
During the Potions lesson, at the beginning of the game, Professor Sharp will ask you to go to his office to collect the ingredients needed for the Potion Edurus. When you walk to the door, you come face to face with Garreth Weasley who will ask you for help to brew a mysterious potion. If you’ve read the Harry Potter novels or seen the movies, you’ll suspect that the redhead is preparing a prank to amuse the gallery, as the twins Fred and Georges did. But is it really necessary to help him through the Focifer spring present at the office?
Rest assured, your choice will not affect the scenario. It only affects the dialogue that follows with Professor Sharp.
- Yes, you help him get the feather : he will explode his potion in a beautiful firework that will annoy Professor Sharp, who must have understood very well that you helped him. You can then lie about your contribution or confess (he will be proud of you).
- No, you don’t give him the pen : Garreth will still make his explosive mixture, but Professor Sharp will be glad you didn’t help him.
In any case, this just affects the dialogues, since there is no morality system in the game or a friendship meter.
Who is Garreth Weasley?
If you’ve gone through the dialogues a bit quickly, know that Garreth is the Matilda Weasley’s cousin, the Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts and Professor of Transfiguration. Hogwarts Legacy is set in the 1890s, 100 years before Harry, Ron, and Hermione returned to the school of magic. Because Weasley’s family tree is very large (with often large families), it’s hard to say whether Garreth is, say, a great-great-great uncle of Ron or an even more distant member. Anyway, we also know that he has a sister.
Nice reference : By completing the A Sweet Journey side mission, you’ll see that it’s a nod to the third movie/tome when Fred and George give Harry the Marauder’s Map. The latter can then use it to take the secret passage under Hogwarts castle to discreetly get to Honeydukes candy shop in Hogsmeade.