At this point, it’s uncertain just what characters you might come into contact with in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. While players can likely expect to be their own unique character, there could be others who show up as NPCs or even enemies as you play.
It’s also uncertain what time period the game will take place in, though based on current trailers it appears to contain content that will mix the time periods shown in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts eras. Let’s take a look at some characters that might make an appearance.
Allies in Harry Potter Wizards Unite
Naturally, some characters are likely to be friendly, offering you help or even showing up as NPCs that you may be able to purchase things from. Many hope to see some of the following characters in the game!
Harry, Hermione and Ron
While these characters are beloved, there’s no telling whether or not we’ll see signs of them in the Harry Potter mobile game. However, we may be able to catch glimpses of them or hints towards their existence. This is really going to depend on the time period the game takes place in.
At the very least, we may expect to find a copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them somewhere in the game. If we do see Newt, we can expect his wit to come in handy in some way when dealing with creatures like the Niffler or Swooping Evil.
If you see any of the Weasleys in game, you can bet it’s sure to be a pleasant experience. If there is some kind of shopping experience in the game, one might also hope to come into contact with Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, with a friendly George Weasley manning the storefront.
Other Helpful Characters
At this point, we have yet to see anything that points to specific characters showing up in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. It could very well turn out much like Pokemon Go, in which totally new characters are developed to give players a unique experience. However, we may be likely to see character types, like Aurors, employees of the Ministry of Magic, and Hogwarts professors like Hagrid or McGonagall.
Enemies in Harry Potter Wizards Unite
There’s a good chance that there are some enemies behind the magic gone rogue in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. However, there are no signs yet as to who or what those enemies are. To prepare yourself, it’s helpful to understand some of the common enemies in the Harry Potter universe.
Death Eaters are those who follow Voldemort. They include some rather powerful witches and wizards, and they certainly won’t play fair. If you come into contact with these kinds of character, expect them to be throwing some powerful unforgivable curses at you, such as Avada Kedavra.
Though we may know Voldemort to be defeated, there’s always the chance that the game is meant to take place before this occurred. That said, it could also be likely that an entirely new villain has stepped forth for the sake of the game. If the former is true, it’s worth keeping in mind just how powerful and vicious Voldemort can be.
If the Harry Potter game chooses to side with the more recent films in the franchise, then we may find that we are, in fact, dealing with the disruption caused by Grindelwald. If this is the case, perhaps we can feel better knowing that he isn’t the most powerful dark wizard ever to exist. That said, don’t underestimate him!