Dragons will soon be soaring into Harry Potter Wizards Unite.
Announced alongside the news of the first Harry Potter Wizards Unite Fan Festival in Indianapolis, Dragons will be the first new Oddity to appear since the game's release.
Dragons have played important roles in the Harry Potter series - from the ones guarding the Gringotts vaults to Norbert, Hagrid's pet dragon - so it's very exciting to see their inclusion in Wizards Unite.
We've collected everything we know about dragons in Wizards Unite so far, alongside a couple of ideas of our own.
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Everything you need to know about the first Harry Potter Wizards Unite Fan Festival and how Dragons will be released
The first Harry Potter Wizards Unite Fan Festival will be happening at Water River State Park in Indianapolis. The event will be held over two days - 31st August and 1st September - and the event will run from 11am to 7pm (ET).
Tickets will be assigned via a drawing, which you can sign up for via the Wizards Unite app. Remember - entering the drawing doesn't guarantee you a ticket.
If you're selected, then there will be two tickets available for you to purchase. A regular ticket to the event for $30 and an early access ticket, which will allow you to enter the event at 9am, for $40.
The event isn't just assigned to Indianapolis though. Wizards Unite is following the Pokémon Go formula of having global challenges alongside each Go Fest. So, even if you can't attend the Fan Festival, keep an eye out for a special assignment or two that will allow you to unlock a special reward.
Hopefully Dragons will be released worldwide shortly after the event ends.
How will Dragons work in Harry Potter Wizards Unite?
Dragons will be the first new Oddity category to be added to Wizard Unite since the game's release.
Presumably Dragons will be added to the Registry the same way as all the other Oddities. It'll work as follows - a special Dragon trace will appear on the map, you'll save the dragon from a Confoundable, then add the dragon to your Registry.
Dragons will, however, be the first regionally exclusive Oddity in the game.
Being 'regionally exclusive' is exactly like it sounds. Much like how certain Pokémon in Pokémon Go can only be found in specific countries or areas around the world, Tauros only spawns in North America for example, Dragons in Wizards Unite will be assigned specific regions across the world to appear in.
Only two Dragon breeds have so far been confirmed to appear in Wizards Unite - the Common Welsh Green and the Antipodean Opaleye.
There are, however, far more Dragon breeds throughout the Wizarding World that could be discovered in Wizards Unite, including:
- Chinese Fireball
- Hebridean Black
- Peruvian Vipertooth
- Romanian Longhorn
- Swedish Short-Snout
- Ukrainian Ironbelly
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Which regions could Dragons in Harry Potter Wizards Unite appear in?
Thanks to Wizarding World lore, we can make some educated guesses on where some Dragon breeds may appear.
Common Welsh Green dragons, for example, may only appear in the UK or Europe (though really they should only appear in Wales - just saying). Meanwhile, Antipodean Opaleye Dragons are most likely to be assigned to New Zealand and Australia, since these dragons are native to New Zealand.
The big question, however, is where will Norwegian Ridgebacks and Hungarian Horntails be assigned, since these are both small regions.
These are the two dragon breeds that have the biggest appearances in the Harry Potter series, and are the 'must have' Dragon breeds for any Harry Potter fan.
In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Hagrid, the Hogwarts groundskeeper, attempts to raise a Norwegian Ridgeback dragon, which he calls Norbert, in secret.
Elsewhere, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry must retrieve a magical egg from the nest of a Hungarian Horntail as part of the Triwizard Tournament - also known as the worst school sport event ever.
While both their names give away their European origins, it's unlikely that Niantic will place both of these dragon breeds in Europe.
There could a lore reason behind them moving elsewhere however - so anything is possible!