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Hogwarts Legacy companions explained

Hogwarts Legacy companions may not be Ron and Hermione, but they are your best friends who will be by your side through battles and bosses.

Hogwarts Legacy companions: A Gryffindor player character stands behind Hufflepuff companion Poppy Sweeting

Hogwarts Legacy companions keep you company as you study your classes in the famous school. They sit by your side as you grab a drink in Hogsmeade and fight with you when taking on the dark wizards and terrifying evil of the wizarding world. Your companions aren’t defined by your house either, as you make friends with each of these characters for their individual story development.

Hogwarts Legacy has an astounding amount of stuff to do. The huge, open-world Hogwarts Legacy map looks gorgeous, and the attention to detail that has gone into designing the world can be seen from the landscapes to the common rooms and classrooms. There are loads of Hogwarts Legacy characters to get to know as well, and that’s where the Hogwarts Legacy companions come in, as four fellow students are particularly crucial to your time in the RPG game.

Hogwarts Legacy companions: Sebastian Sallow getting interrogated by the librarian while Peeves the poltergeist watches on mischievously.

Who are your Hogwarts Legacy companions?

There are four Hogwarts Legacy companions in total. These companions are all part of the Hogwarts Legacy cast and story, rather than having to choose to befriend just those from your Hogwarts Legacy house. So, while Harry, Ron, and Hermione might have all been Gryffindor students, you can expand your friendship group to all four houses, making the most of each of their unique and beneficial traits – even if that does mean you’ll be competing for the Hogwarts Legacy house cup. There also aren’t any Hogwarts Legacy romance options, which is probably for the best.

Hogwarts Legacy companions: A Gryffindor player character stands alongside their companion, Natsai Onai.

Natsai Onai

Natsai Onai is your Gryffindor companion and – naturally – is strong, courageous, and determined. She is on a revenge arc, seeking justice for just about anything she can, and so will be the first to go up against the bad guys.

Hogwarts Legacy companions: A Gryffindor player characters talks to Slytherin companion Sebastian Sallow.

Sebastian Sallow

Sebastian Sallow, as you can guess from his alliterative name, is a Slytherin. Sallow’s story arc involves the Dark Arts and even the Avada Kadavra curse – he even faces you with the important decision of whether to use it or not. Sallow has such an interest in the Dark Arts, though, because his twin sister has been inflicted with a dark curse, and he’s looking for a way to cure it, and his knowledge will surely come in handy to you both.

Hogwarts Legacy companions: Player characters stands next to Poppy Sweeting as they both talk to a centaur.

Poppy Sweeting

Poppy Sweeting, as her name reflects, is certainly the sweetest and kindest of the companions and is, of course, a Hufflepuff. Her loyal and patient nature helps her with the fantastic beasts of the world, something she has a particular passion for, and she is friendly with many different Hogwarts Legacy beasts. Some of these creatures can even aid you in battle – for which we have Sweeting to thank.

Amit Thakkar

Amit Thakkar is the fellow who will accompany you if you become his friend in Ravenclaw, as he’s wise and aspiring to be a magical historian. You’ll become much better friends with him during Astronomy class, where he lends you his telescope to use with all the Astronomy Tables dotted around the map.

Hogwarts Legacy companions: A Gryffindor player character sits next to Natsai Onai in class.

What do Hogwarts Legacy companions do?

Once you’ve befriended your house companion enough, they’ll aid you in specific ways. Poppy Sweeting, for example, doesn’t quite aid you in combat, but she has a way with creatures that will help you recruit and befriend centaurs, Nifflers, and Graphorns. Meanwhile, Natsai Onai is a companion who will stand by your side in battle, helping you overpower dark wizards and other strong enemies. Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer isn’t available on launch (although Hogwarts Legacy mods are looking to add this feature), so your companions seem to act as an extra pair of hands while also developing multiple detailed storylines.

That’s everything you need to know about Hogwarts Legacy companions, and even though your companion doesn’t depend on your house, where you’re sorted is still important. If you’ve already been sorted over at Wizarding World, don’t forget to import your house and wand to Hogwarts Legacy. Otherwise, you can let the Hogwarts Legacy Sorting Hat decide in-game.

The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years. Warner Bros. has the licence to make games based on Harry Potter. While the details of that deal aren’t publicly known, and WB Games says “J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game”, it is likely that, as the creator and owner of the Harry Potter IP, she will earn royalties from its sales. If you’d like to learn more about transgender equality or lend your support, here are two important charities we encourage you to check out: the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US, and Mermaids in the UK.