Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a darn good take on the GPS AR genre of mobile games that emerged along with Pokémon GO - as you would expect from Niantic - but since it's a new game, there are still a lot of questions to ask. Such as, what are Portkeys and Portmanteaus?
It's a damn good question, and one we're here to answer. Here you'll be given a complete guide to Portkeys, Portmanteaus, how to use them, and what you'll get from it.
Read on for everything you need to know about Portmanteaus and Portkeys in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.Once you're done reading our tips, take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite for more guides, tips, news and much more.
What are Portkeys and Portmanteaus?
Right, let's get right into it. On your main menu, you'll see your Portkey menu, which is where you'll be accessing your Portkeys and Portmanteaus.
Portmanteaus are the pyramid-like boxes you'll be picking up from the world map. You can carry 9 Portmanteaus, and unlock them all at the same time, if you have enough Portkeys.
Portkeys are the essential item you need to unlock Portmanteaus. You can place a Portkey inside a Portmanteau, and it'll begin an unlock timer.
The unlock timer is tied to distance, very similar to the Eggs in Pokémon GO. So you should make sure to begin the unlock of your Portmanteaus before you start travelling anywhere.
Once you open up a Portmanteau, you'll be whisked away somewhere in AR, and challenged to collect a bunch of magical wisps while moving your phone around an AR room.
Simply sit or stand in place, and move your phone around yourself while tapping the wisps you can see. After, you'll be rewarded with experience, items, and possibly a sticker for your registry.
Portmanteaus will often contain stickers you're less likely to find in your nearby area, so opening them up will make completing the Registry much, much easier.