Harry Potter Wizards Unite Portkey Portmanteaus are essentially the game's equivalent of Pokémon Go's Eggs.
Like in Harry Potter, opening one will transport you to a new location, with the game presenting you with unique scenes, Foundables and other rewards.
Opening one is an early quest in the SOS Assignment 'Fragmented Foundables' storyline, so learning where to find Portkeys and how to unlock Portkeys using Golden Keys and Silver Keys as soon as possible will allow you to progress.
How to get Portkey Portmanteaus, Golden Keys and Silver Keys in Harry Potter Wizards Unite
First, how do you get a Portkey Portmanteau? They are found out in the wild, spawning in the same way that Foundables and Ingredients do.
Portkey Portmanteaus look like a chest with a pointed roof. Simply tap it to add to your inventory. If you have too many in your inventory, then it cannot be collected.
This is different to how Eggs, the nearest equivalent in Pokémon Go, work = which are obtained by spinning PokeStops (Inns or Greenhouses in Wizards Unite) or other sources.
As for Golden Keys and Silver Keys, Golden Keys is a permanent item you'll always have in your inventory, while Silver Keys are a finite resource, purchased from the game's shop or earned in-game through rare means, such as levelling up.
In short - you'll always have at least one means of opening a Portkey Portmanteau in your possession, since as soon as the Golden Key is used up, it'll then return back to your inventory.
A little tip - use your Golden Key on the 2km Portkeys, and the Silver Keys on the 5km and 10km Portkeys. That way, you'll get more value out of the limited number of Silver Keys in your possession.
Another is to use a Baruffio's Brain Elixir (remember to use Potion Master Notes to get these quicker) before using the Portkey after it's been unlocked, which will give you double XP for doing so.
In Pokémon Go, there were special events which reduced the walk time of Eggs - by a third or a half, for example - and it's possible Harry Potter Wizards Unite could do the same. In the meantime - you have to walk the distance specified.
At last, the Harry Potter: Wizard Unite's release date has arrived! Once you join a House in Harry Potter Wizards Unite, the first things you need to do is learn how to battle in Harry Potter Wizards Unite, how to compete in Wizarding Challenges and Fortresses, how to perform Potion Master Notes, how to use the Greenhouses in Harry Potter Wizards Unite and unlock Portkey Portmanteaus. The second Brilliant Event: Potter’s Calamity is here and the firstCommunity Day for Harry Potter Wizards Unite is on its way! After that, it's time to decide what's the best Profession between Auror, Magizoologist and Professor. Looking for things to unlock? Our in-progress Harry Potter Wizards Unite Level rewards list can give you a view of what's to come.
How to unlock Portkey Portmantaus with Golden Keys and Silver Keys in Harry Potter Wizards Unite
Portkey Portmantaus are just like Pokemon Go's Eggs - blind boxes that offer hidden rewards that only reveal themselves once you have walked a certain distance.
Portkeys come in three varieties, and are found at random:
- Prized Portkey - 2km
- Precious Portkey - 5km
- Paramount Portkey - 10km
Once you have found one, you then need to unlock it. Head to your briefcase at the bottom of the main exploration screen, then the Portkeys button on the right.
Select the Portkey in question, then use a Golden or a Silver Key. Now, walk the required distance until it unlocks.
When you open the Portkey, it'll add the encounter on your exploration screen. Because of this, you won't want to do it while moving, otherwise it'll speed away from you and you'll lose it!
If you're curious to see how a Portkey works in action, here's footage by RaZzi on YouTube: