Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is notorious for its use of “energy” – the resource that governs almost every action players can take in the game. However, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery players only start out with 24 energy, which is barely enough to get through one lesson, and may be wondering how to increase their max energy.
The only way to permanently increase max energy in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery that we’ve discovered so far is by attending flying lessons. The reward for learning new flying abilities are energy limit increases, so players can increase their energy limit to 27 by the end of Year 1, and then raise it to 29 by the end of Year 2. These are very small increases, but every little bit counts and will still help players progress through the game a little faster.
Besides permanently increasing their energy limit, players are also able to temporarily go beyond their limit. This is done by purchasing energy with gems, the max of which is the Hoard of Energy. A Hoard of Energy in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery costs 100 gems and will get players 60 energy, which means players may could potentially have 84/24 energy at the beginning of the game, for example.
Unfortunately, temporarily raising one’s max energy in any significant capacity is going to be a costly venture. Gems are fairly hard to come by in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, and unless developer Jam City decides to give out 100 free gems again, players will likely need to break out the wallet if they want to have a steady supply. It costs a minimum of $4 to get 100 gems in the game, though, and 60 energy will likely only last one five star lesson, if that.
Even if players are willing to spend cash on Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, they will still find themselves stuck waiting long periods of time for the story to progress. It would require an obscene number of gems to progress through the entire story unhindered, so the best bet is to just increase the max energy limit through flying lessons and deal with the wait times as they come.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is available now for iOS and Android mobile devices.