The Unforgivable Truth Brilliant Event – Part 1

Artwork for Unforgivable Truth Brilliant Event depicting Snape and Quirrell, a Mountain Troll, and more

Get ready for another two-part Brilliant Event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite!

Harry and Hermione work together to create a surge based around the events of their first year at Hogwarts. Will their experiment to use the Calamity to restore Ron’s memories prove successful?


Return Brilliant Foundables from the Brilliant Hogwarts Corridor during Part 1 of The Unforgivable Truth Brilliant Event, starting May 31 at 11 am PT.

Note: Thank you Niantic and WB Games for providing this information early so Wizards Unite Hub could create this event guide.


The Unforgivable Truth Brilliant Event Part 1 Guide

As usual, this Brilliant Event has been adapted so you can play at home. Please remember to adhere to local rules and regulations, and be respectful of others and your surroundings.

As a reminder, Part 1 Portkeys will give you Part 1 rewards anytime you open them, even if you wait to open them during Part 2. Keep an eye out for the Bonus Assignment that will be available in game after the main tasks have been completed!

Keep reading to learn all the details of The Unforgivable Truth Brilliant Event Part 1, or watch Brita’s video!

Event Name The Unforgivable Truth Brilliant Event (Part 1)
Date + Time

  • Starts on May 31st, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Ends on June 7th, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time

  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks
  • Most Foundables guarded by Mountain Trolls will be boosted on the Map and when using Tonic for Trace Detection.
    • -Portrait of Helga Hufflepuff
    • -Dumbledore’s Army Dueling Dummy
    • -Prophecy Record
    • -The Veil
    • -Mirror of Erised
    • -Omnioculars
  • Free store pack featuring:
    • -Ingredients for 1 Tonic for Trace Detection (6 Baneberry, 4 Bulbadox Juice, 4 Angel’s Trumpet, 2 Erumpent Horn)
    • -25 Spell Energy
All Possible Rewards

  • Earn up to 15 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn up to 4 total Spell Books.
  • Earn up to 10 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books.
  • Earn 50 Gold.
  • Spell Energy rewards!
  • Various other rewards including Ingredients, Potions, Silver Keys, and more from both regular tasks and bonus tasks.

How to Prepare for the Brilliant Event

Most Wizards Unite events will be easier in general if you work on your SOS Training. Unlock as many of these nodes as you can!

With a stronger Baruffio’s Brain Elixir, you can earn Wizarding XP more quickly.

With reduced brewing times for Exstimulo Potions and Healing Potions, you can do Master Notes on Potions more quickly.

With more Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection, you can more quickly find Brilliant Traces (and Mountain Trolls) to complete tasks.

Location Node Effect
CE I,8 Brainiac Reduces brewing time for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE I,9 Nail Mail Reduces brewing time for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE II,15 Caps Off Reduces brewing time for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE I,8 Dry and Bitter Reduces brewing time for Exstimulo Potion
CE I,9 Drop for Drop Reduces brewing time for Exstimulo Potion
CE II,40 Mane Event Reduces brewing time for Exstimulo Potion
CE I,8 Magical Maladies Reduces brewing time for Healing Potion
CE I,10 Ditty for Dittany Reduces brewing time for Healing Potion
CE I,7 A Wing and a Flare Adds 5 minutes to Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE II,19 Temp Work Adds 5 minutes to Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE II,22 Bottoms Up Adds 5 minutes to Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE I,6 Start a Movement Increases Baruffio’s Brain Elixir efficacy
CE I,10 Sous Vide Increases Baruffio’s Brain Elixir efficacy
CE II,17 Clear Your Mind Increases Baruffio’s Brain Elixir efficacy
CE I,7 Stir Crazy Increases Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection
CE II,25 Concentrated Concoction Increases Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection
CE III,38 Trained For This Increases Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection

Brilliant Event Tasks

To complete the first set of tasks quickly, make sure you have not yet used Master Notes on whatever is in your cauldron when the event starts. If you can, have a regular Exstimulo or Healing Potion in it since they take the shortest time to brew. Alternatively, you could rent a second Cauldron to use Master Notes for a second time more quickly.

To do the third quest quickly, do not visit the Brilliant Registry page before you get there. Additionally, stop returning Brilliant Foundables once you reach 19 of either. Once you reach 20, you’re automatically taken to the Brilliant Registry Page, which you do not want. If you forget, you can force close the app to avoid collecting any Brilliant Runestones.

To do the Bonus Assignment quickly, do not place any Brilliant Images. However, if you have plentiful access to Brilliant Traces, but the other tasks are slowing you down, you might choose to place the Brilliant Images multiple times. Just realize this could mean you don’t complete the Bonus Assignment very quickly.

The Unforgivable Truth Quest 1/4

Collecting Ingredients, Portmanteaus, Spell Energy, or Seeds is pretty straightforward.

Use a Tonic for Trace Detection to find enough Brilliant Traces.

Collect 3 Ingredients or Portmanteaus on the Map 2 Re’em Blood
Use Master Notes 2 Times 6 Granian Hair
Return 12 Brilliant Dragon Egg Foundables 2 Health Potions

1st Quest Rewards

  • 550 Wizarding XP
  • 2 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Brilliant Family XP
  • 10 Spell Energy

The Unforgivable Truth Quest 2/4

As with the first set of tasks, use a Tonic for Trace Detection to boost the Foundables you need and to give you many chances to cast spells. Or, if you’re able to visit an Inn and put some Dark Detectors on it, that will bring more Traces your way too.

Lola has confirmed that any Foundable with a Mountain Troll will count for the task. It’s a little confusing because some Foundables actually are Trolls while others are guarded by Troll Confoundables, and either should count for the task. So the 12 Brilliant Troll Foundables will count towards the 25 you need.

Return 25 Foundables Guarded by Mountain Trolls 3 Leaping Toadstool
Cast 20 Good Spells (or higher) 1 Exstimulo Potion
Return 12 Brilliant Troll Foundables 6 Ginger Root

2nd Quest Rewards

  • 750 Wizarding XP
  • 75 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • 10 Spell Energy

The Unforgivable Truth Quest 3/4

Drink a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir to earn Wizarding XP more quickly. Use your Trace Charm on any red beams to get even more XP.

Visit the Brilliant Registry to collect Runestones.

Hop on the Knight Bus. Ruins V to Tower II usually give you 3-4 Foes, so you can knock those out fairly quickly.

Earn 7000 Wizarding XP from Traces 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion
Collect 5 Brilliant Unforgivable Truth Runestones 1 Powdered Dragon Claw
Defeat 15 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 1 Silver Key

3rd Quest Rewards

  • 1250 Wizarding XP
  • 75 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 10 Spell Energy

The Unforgivable Truth Quest 4/4

Drink another Baruffio’s Brain Elixir, and possibly another Tonic for Trace Detection when you get to the fourth set of tasks. Use your Unforgivable Truth Runestones in your Wizarding Challenges.

Edit: There is a typo in the game, you do not need to do 20 Great Spell Casts in a row. Our information is correct. 

Cast 20 Great Spells (or higher) 1 Spell Book
Earn 7500 Wizarding XP from Challenges 1 Spell Book
Collect 3 Brilliant Harry’s Troll Bogeys-Covered Wand Fragments by using Brilliant Unforgivable Truth Runestones 1 Spell Book

4th Quest Rewards

  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • 1 Brilliant Chocolate Frog Registry Image

The Unforgivable Truth BONUS Assignment!

XpectoGO does Wednesday Knight Bus livestreams, and Witches Unite does Thursday livestreams, so try joining them if you need help defeating your highest unlocked Chamber.

To earn 12,500 Wizarding XP quickly, once again, drink a Brain Elixir. Use your Trace Charm on every red beam (Severe and Emergency Traces). If you can visit an Inn safely, stack Dark Detectors to attract a greater amount of high-threat Traces. Wait until you’re on the Bonus Assignment to open 20 Gifts, prioritizing any Extravagant Gifts and others with high Wizarding XP. Honestly, I can get the 12,500 Wizarding XP with a Brain Elixir and just a handful of Extravagant Gifts.

Unlike the previous Brilliant Event, you can use any potions to fulfill the task this time. Depending on where you are at in the game, that may prompt you to use Dawdle Draughts to keep Foundables Guarded by Trolls around, or it could help you to survive battles in the Fortress. Enjoy the flexibility!

Place 5 Images on the Brilliant Hogwarts Corridor Registry Page 1 Wit-Sharpening Potion
Win Highest Unlocked Chamber 1 Time 1 Silver Key
Earn 12,500 Wizarding XP 1 Spell Book
Use Any 15 Potions 10 Spell Energy
Return 50 Foundables Guarded by Trolls 1 Potent Exstimulo Potion

Bonus Assignment Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1 Brilliant Achievement Badge
  • 20 Spell Energy
  • 5 Brilliant Snape & Quirrell Registry Images
  • 1 Brilliant Self-Knitting Jumper – a bonus gift to make up for players who had difficulty with Masterful Casts in the April Brilliant Event!

Brilliant Foundables and Where to Find Them

Just like previous Brilliant Events, you will only be able to encounter some of these Brilliant Foundables in the wild. The others are available as rewards for doing Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Runestones and unlocking Brilliant Portkeys.

If you complete the Bonus Assignment, you do NOT need to unlock any Brilliant Portkeys.

Brilliant Where to Find it Fragments to Collect
Brilliant Mountain TrollBrilliant Mountain Troll Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Dragon EggBrilliant Dragon Egg Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Quarreling Professors Snape & QuirrellBrilliant Quarreling Professors Snape & Quirrell Brilliant Portkey Portmanteau 5
Brilliant Harry's Troll Bogeys-Covered WandBrilliant Harry’s Troll Bogeys-Covered Wand Wizarding Challenges (use an event Runestone) 3
Brilliant Chocolate FrogBrilliant Chocolate Frog Brilliant Event Quest Reward 1

Tips to Complete the Brilliant Event

If this is your first Brilliant Event, these tips will help you complete the Brilliant Event before the time runs out. With careful planning, you can complete the Bonus Assignment as well!

  • If you are below level 20 in Wizards Unite, you might want to use Exstimulo Potions on the Brilliant Foundables. Otherwise they will use a lot of Spell Energy to return, because they resist.
  • As a reminder, Part 1 Portkeys will give you Part 1 Rewards anytime you open them, even if you wait to open them during Part 2. Brilliant Portkeys will glow purple on the Map. Be sure to pick up 5 Brilliant Portkeys during the Brilliant Event, even if you don’t open them all during the event.
  • If you are nervous about finding time to walk the Brilliant Portkeys, you can also earn the necessary Foundable Fragments by completing the Bonus Assignment.
  • To find the Brilliant Harry’s Troll Bogeys-Covered Wand, you must do Wizarding Challenges with the specific Brilliant Event Runestones. It’s easiest to do this during Quest 3 or 4 since those already require Wizarding Challenges. To minimize your usage of Spell Energy, stick with Ruins IV-V Chambers. It might take a few extra Wizarding Challenges to get the 3 Fragments you need, but you’ll be able to do so quickly, without expending too many resources. If you’re low on Runestones, try Tower I-II Chambers to improve your odds of earning the required Fragments.
  • If you decide to visit Inns, Fortresses, or Greenhouses during this event, continue to practice social distancing. Check out our previous article on staying safe while playing Wizards Unite.
  • Save your Scrolls and your Restricted Section Books until the end of the event. Then use our guide to spend them wisely! That said, most Aurors and Magizoologists have already earned all the necessary Restricted Section Books, and many Professors have also done so. At this point, you can invest your resources in Advanced Adversarial Combat, you can start working on a second profession, or you can invest in SOS Training. That is a personal decision, so good luck!

Brilliant Event Bundles

There are 4 bundles total that will be available during this event. Be sure to snag the Free Bundle as soon as the event starts! The Bonus Bundle will not be available until the Bonus Assignment is unlocked, so keep that in mind.

First up, the SOS Bundle! Unlike most recent Brilliant Events, this time you’ll get 5 Silver Keys and 125 Spell Energy for 450 Gold.

You can buy 10 Silver Keys for 720 Gold, making the individual value of each Silver Key 72 Gold. 5 Silver Keys are thus worth 360 Gold. If you only need Silver Keys, the SOS Bundle is not a good value.

125 Spell Energy is worth 250 Gold, bringing the bundle value up to 620 Gold, a savings of 170 Gold. This bundle is only valuable if you need discounted Spell Energy or live in an area where it’s not readily available on the Map.

Next up, the Brilliant Bundle! For 800 Gold, you get:

  • 5 Baruffio’s Brain Elixirs
  • 10 Exstimulo Potions
  • 5 Tonics for Trace Detection
  • 30 Spell Energy

A single Baruffio’s Brain Elixir costs 100 Gold in Diagon Alley. However, if you just need to buy the rare Ingredients, it’s a better deal to spend 20 Gold for 1 Dragon Claw and 12 Gold for 2 Toadstools, use Master Notes in the Cauldron, and then collect the Potion immediately for 62 Gold. So let’s put the value of Brain Elixirs at 94 Gold.

Thus 5 Brain Elixirs are worth 470 Gold.

A single Tonic for Trace Detection in Diagon Alley costs 60 Gold. However, you can also buy 4 for 220 Gold, so the individual value is 55 Gold.

Thus 5 Tonics are worth 275 Gold.

I don’t recommend paying for regular Exstimulo Potions. Overall, this is not a good deal, with a value of just 745 Gold.

Finally, the Bonus Assignment Bundle! For 2100 Gold, you get:

  • 10 Strong Exstimulo Potions
  • 10 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 5 Wit-Sharpening Potions
  • 10 Silver Keys
  • 150 Spell Energy

Normally, I don’t advise buying Strong Exstimulo Potions or regular Exstimulo Potions because the Ingredients are fairly common. However, this Brilliant Event ends right before the Adversaries Event begins, so players might need to replenish their Potions.

Looking at just Ingredients, it’s 3 Gold each per Snowdrop, Bitterroot, and Re’em Blood, plus 12 Gold for Abraxan Hair, so 36 Gold per Strong Exstimulo Potion.

Thus 10 Strong Potions are worth 360 Gold.

A single Potent Exstimulo Potion in Diagon Alley costs 75 Gold. However, if you have all of the common Ingredients, it’s a better deal to buy 1 Unicorn Hair for 30 Gold, use Master Notes in the Cauldron, and then collect the Potion immediately for 41 Gold. So let’s put the value of Potent Exstimulo Potions at 71 Gold.

Thus 10 Potent Potions are worth 710 Gold.

10 Silver Keys cost 720 Gold.

I still don’t recommend spending Gold on Wit-Sharpening Potions. All of the Ingredients are common, AND unique to the Potion. (Players go through Ingredients for Exstimulo Potions quite quickly). Plus you can earn Wit-Sharpening Potions through Gifts.

Before Spell Energy, this bundle is worth 1790 Gold, not quite the price tag. However, if you’re a rural player with limited resources at home, this bundle might help you replenish your Potions and Spell Energy.

Final Brilliant Event Notes

Reminder! This Brilliant Event will run Monday to Monday, which seems to be a permanent shift in the calendar moving forward.

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Margaret Priver
Margaret Priver
4 months ago

“As usual, this Brilliant Event has been adapted so you can play at home.” Sort of. I have to go at least a block away from my home before any ingredients or portmanteaus of any kind start to show up on my map, and this has always been the case since this game started. In the Brilliant Events this is usually the very first task! There doesn’t seem to be a reason why they are not at my home since they do seem to show up every where else in my neighborhood: at least a block away! I suspect this… Read more »

Lisa L. Weiss
Lisa L. Weiss
4 months ago

Umm… the actual step 4 task is cast 20 great spells IN A ROW, which seems nigh impossible. 😢

Edit: Seems to be a textual error. Says “in a row” but doesn’t actually have to be.

Last edited 4 months ago by Lisa L. Weiss
Annie Grainia Donahue
Annie Grainia Donahue
4 months ago
Reply to  Lisa L. Weiss

I’m so glad that is an error! I have enough trouble casting great throws at all!!!!

Tom Whitmore
Tom Whitmore
4 months ago

Note that Task 4, when you get to it, says “Cast 20 Great spells in a row.” They don’t appear to mean this — I’ve recorded casting two Greats with several Goods between them. But I was very worried when I saw that!

What it says here appears to be correct: 20 Great (or better) spells total.

4 months ago

Anyone finding that getting a foundable to drop from a runestone is a really low percentage?

A Geist
A Geist
4 months ago

This event has been far more leisurely than some of the previous events, for me at least. With about 5 1/2 days left I was down to my last 2 bonus tasks- Use 15 potions and return 50 trolls. I’m about 30 trolls in now, and about half through the potions. Could obviously be done with the potions, but going at a leisurely pace since I’ve got time, using on tougher traces and adversaries if I happen to see any. Last one wasn’t too bad for me either, but this one is much easier to enjoy (than many we’ve had)… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by A Geist
Cathy Byers Waldron
Cathy Byers Waldron
4 months ago

I can’t get 2 Greats in a row, never 20… and even if they weren’t in a row, I don’t think I could get 20 in the time allotted. I will never get any of the tasks completed that have GREAT throws, and it is a shame since I really like this game.

4 months ago

Finished event and bonus. Glad we didn’t have to get 20 in a row. I have not seen any Veils so far. I need one veil to get that page to gold.

4 months ago
Reply to  Fidonet

Still no veils. Ran at least one trace tonic and trace charm per day and 24 dark detectors. Not what I call boosted.

Last edited 4 months ago by Fidonet