Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Guide – Getting Through Week One Of The Calamity Brilliant Event 

Calamity Brilliant Event starts first week.
Calamity Brilliant Event starts first week. Niantic

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite officially launched its latest limited-time event with the Calamity Brilliant Event. This is a follow-up to the Brilliant Event: Fantastic Flora and Fauna. Unlike the first event, this new one is going to be celebrated over two separate weeks.

The first week started Tuesday and lasts until July 23. The second week of the event is expected to begin July 30 and end on August 6.

So what can you expect with the first week?

Well, the Fantastic Flora and Fauna event had a story focused on Hagrid. This time around (the first week, at least) appears to put focus on the titular hero, Harry Potter.

Where to Get Fragments

The first part of the new Calamity Brilliant Event lets you collect fragments for six Foundables. Each Foundable has a different number of fragments needed in order to be complete. Here are the ways that you can get the fragments:

  • Trace Encounters
    • These Foundables appear on the map so all you need to do is travel around and look for the purple aura. Defeating Confoundables gives you:
      • Brilliant Hedwig (10 fragments)
      • Brilliant Quidditch Captain Harry Potter (12 fragments)
  • Special Assignments
    • To get access, you need to go to the Daily Assignments section and from there choose Special Assignments. You need to complete the assignments to get these Foundables:
      • Harry’s Triwizard Uniform (1 fragment)
      • Mismatched Socks (1 fragment)
  • Fortresses
    • A Fortress is a good way to get Foundables. To get one, you need to be able to complete the Wizarding Challenges. Take note that to activate the challenges, you need to use a Calamity Runestone. Successfully completing the challenges gives you access to:
      • Harry’s Weasley Jumper (3 fragments)
  • Portkeys
    • The only way to get the fragments is to unlock the 7 km Portkeys. Completing all the fragments gives you:
      • Harry’s School Trunk (3 fragments)

Taking a Closer Look at Special Assignments

As mentioned, one way to get fragments is to finish the Special Assignments. There are a total of four main assignments, each having corresponding tasks needed to complete them. You can't proceed to the next assignment unless you complete the previous one. Here are the different Special Assignments and their corresponding rewards:

  • Potter's Calamity Brilliant Event 1/4
    • Return 3 Foundables of any Family
      • Reward: 2 Restricted Section Books
    • Return 3 Hogwarts School Family Foundables
      • This is the Trace that shows the 9 3/4 sign
      • Reward: 10 Brilliant Family XP
    • Collect 2 Ingredients or Portmanteaus on the Map
      • Reward: 15 Brilliant Family XP
    • Completion Rewards
      • 500 XP
      • 20 Brilliant Family XP
      • 2 Restricted Section Books
      • Sock Portrait Sticker
  • Potter's Calamity Brilliant Event 2/4
    • Recover 2 Brilliant Hedwig Foundables
      • Reward: 300 XP
    • Unlock 1 Portkey Portmanteau
      • Reward: 15 Brilliant Family XP
    • Perform 10 Great Spell Casts
      • Reward: 15 Brilliant Family XP
    • Completion Rewards
      • 2 Potent Exstimulo
      • 25 Brilliant Family XP
      • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • Potter's Calamity Brilliant Event 3/4
    • Return 3 High Threat Foundables
      • Reward: 500 XP
    • Recover 2 Brilliant Quidditch Captain Harry Foundables
      • Reward: 500 XP
    • Collect 3 Legends of Hogwarts Foundables
      • Reward: 15 Brilliant Family XP
    • Completion Rewards
      • Profile Frame
      • 25 Brilliant Family XP
      • 3 Restricted Section Books
      • Mismatched Sock Fragment
  • Potter's Calamity Brilliant Event 4/4
    • Unlock 4 Portkey Portmaneaus
      • Reward: 750 XP
    • Brew 7 Potions
      • Reward: 10 Brilliant Family XP
    • Complete 3 Wizarding Challenges
      • Reward: 15 Brilliant Family XP
    • Completion Rewards
      • Profile Hat
      • 50 Gold
      • 5 Restricted Section Books
      • Harry’s Triwizard Uniform Fragment

Tips & Tricks

While this gives you an overview of the event, here are some tips and tricks that can hopefully help you complete this event:

1. Set the tone

The event lasts one week and gives you two approaches: do some serious grinding or take your time doing it. Not everyone has the time to simply grind away, so you’re left with the second option. Pick the trace encounters that you need so you don’t waste too much spell energy.

2. Portkeys

As you can see in the Special Assignments, you need to unlock Portkeys. Try to use your keys and only unlock them when the Special Assignments call for it.

3. Potions

There are two important things to keep in mind when it comes to potions.

The first is to prepare ingredients. As seen from the Special Assignments, you are eventually going to need to brew a certain number of potions. The best option is to choose potions that have the shortest brewing time. Once you have that, then make sure that you have the ingredients needed to brew them. Excluding the cauldron that you can rent, you should have four slots to brew potions. That said, we recommend these potions:

  • Exstimulo Potion
    • Brewing time: 2 hours
    • Recipe
      • 1 Bitterroot
      • 1 Re’em Blood
      • 1 Snowdrop
      • 1 Granian Hair
  • Healing Potion
    • Brewing time: 2 hours
    • Recipe
      • 1 Wormwood
      • 3 Bubotuber Pus
      • 2 Dittany
      • 1 Dragon Liver

You can also brew potions while you're resting or sleeping. This means you can afford longer brew times and better potions. We recommend these potions since they are of great use particularly in dealing with difficult Confoundables:

  • Dwadle Draught
    • Brewing time: 6 hours
    • Receipe
      • 2 Valerian Root
      • 1 Sopophorous Bean
      • 1 Butterscotch
      • 1 Hermit Crab Shell
  • Strong Exstimulo Potion
    • Brewing time: 4 hours
    • Recipe
      • 3 Bitterroot
      • 1 Re’em Blood
      • 4 Snowdrop
      • 1 Abraxan Hair
  • Potent Exstimulo Potion
    • Brewing time: 8 hours
    • Recipe
      • 4 Bitterroot
      • 2 Re’em Blood
      • 6 Snowdrop
      • 1 Unicorn Hair

The second thing you need to know is that once you have the potions, always remember to use them in order to give you an advantage and not waste spell energy. The two potions that you can stock up on are:

  • Exstimulo
    • There are three types of these potions: Basic, Strong, and Potent. What this potion does is to improve your spell cast when it comes to Traces, and more importantly, Wizarding Challenges. So be sure to have these ready.
  • Dwadle Draught
    • This potion lowers the chances of the Confoundable fleeing with the Foundable. This means you get more chances to complete a trace encounter.

That’s it for week one of the Calamity Brilliant Event.

Look out for more Harry Potter: Wizards Unite guides, especially once week two of the Calamity Brilliant Event is launched.

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