UPDATE! August Spotlight Event

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Goblets of Fire and Baby Trolls are just two of the Foundables that will be boosted for this weekend’s Spotlight Event!

The upcoming Spotlight Event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a bit like two back-to-back events, since each day has a different theme.

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This event takes place of the previously-scheduled launch of the 1920s pages.

Like past Spotlight Events, you can grind grind grind, play casually, or skip the weekend completely. It’s up to you!

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

Boosted Foundables will appear on the Map AND when using a Tonic for Trace Detection.

Watch my video for the Wizards Unite event details, or keep reading!

August Spotlight Event Guide

The August Spotlight Event will be 48 hours in your local time. Keep reading for all the August Spotlight Event details!

For clarity, I’ve divided the two days into separate charts. Take note that this weekend will not include any bonuses in Wizarding Challenges.

Event Name August Spotlight Event 1
Date + Time

  • August 7, 2021, midnight to midnight in your local time
Features

  • Boosted Baby Beast Foundables on the Map and from Tonic for Trace Detection
      • -Unicorn Baby
      • -Dragon Egg
      • -Baby Mooncalf
      • -Baby Troll
      • -Baby Cerberus
      • -Baby Chinese Fireball

Not every Severe-threat Foundable will be boosted. Read through the chart to know what to anticipate.

Event Name August Spotlight Event 2
Date + Time

  • August 8, 2021, midnight to midnight in your local time
Features

  • Boosted Severe-threat Foundables on the Map and from Tonic for Trace Detection
      • -Weasleys’ Flying Car
      • -Pensieve
      • -Goblet of Fire
      • -Fawkes
      • -Firenze
      • -Grawp
      • -Parvati and Harry
      • -Percival Graves
      • -Pickett
      • -Sorting Hat
      • -Swooping Evil

How to Prepare for the August Spotlight Event

First, look at your Registry pages that feature the boosted Foundables. Which pages are you close to prestiging? Many players still need to prestige Forbidden Forest II, which includes the new Baby Beasts.

If you need any of the Challenge-exclusive Fragments, start doing Wizarding Challenges with the relevant Runestone. For me, I need both the Baby Phoenix on Forbidden Forest II and the Triwizard Cup on Triwizard Maze if I want to prestige those pages to gold. Thus, I will use Care of Magical Creatures Runestones while doing Wizarding Challenges leading up to the weekend. On Sunday, I will use Magical Games and Sports Runestones.

If you aren’t concerned with prestiging this weekend, take note of the pages that are already gold. When you place an Image on these pages, you will earn more Family XP, rank up more, open more Treasure Trunks, and possibly earn more prizes.

Potions Potions Potions

You’ll also want to stockpile a few Potions before the Spotlight Event begins. Focus on the following:

  • Extstimulo Potion
  • Strong Exstimulo Potion
  • Potent Exstimulo Potion
  • Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
  • Tonic for Trace Detection
  • Dawdle Draught

You’ll want several of each of these to maximize the event! That said, I realize your Exstimulo Potions might be depleted after the most recent Adversaries Event. Even regular Exstimulo Potions can help with Severe-threat Foundables, especially if you have bolstered it through SOS Training. These take fewer Ingredients and a shorter brewing time!

If you are a newer player, or you haven’t increased the efficacy of your Strong Exstimulo Potion, you might want to use a few Potent Exstimulo Potions over the weekend. However, I advise most players to save Potent Exstimulo Potions for Adversaries.

Boost your Potions by investing in SOS Training. The following nodes will help your Potions be more effective, so you get additional benefits with less resources.

Location Node Effect
CE I,5 Engarde! Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE I,9 Brunch or Linner? Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,22 Was Mundungus Here? Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE I,12 Awesome Blossom Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE I,20 Ice Cream Social Strong Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE I,12 Volunteer Work Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,32 Light My Fire Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE III,38 Tempermental Cauldrons Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE III,42 Wasted on the Old Potent Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE I,7 A Wing and a Flare Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Duration Increase
CE II,19 Temp Work Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Duration Increase
CE II,22 Bottoms Up Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Duration Increase
CE I,6 Start a Movement Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Efficacy Increase
CE I,10 Sous Vide Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Efficacy Increase
CE II,17 Clear Your Mind Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Efficacy Increase
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

How to Enjoy the August Spotlight Event

Think about past Spotlight Events. What approach worked best for you then? Or do you have a different goal for this weekend, since the boosts are different? There’s not a right or wrong approach!

If you’re playing casually, just check in whenever you’re able. Use your Trace Charm on any Severe Traces that meet your needs.

However, if you want a strategy for the weekend, you have multiple options.

As already mentioned, you can focus on prestiging pages. As necessary, do Wizarding Challenges to earn the required Challenge Fragments. After you prestige a page, then use your Trace Charm on the Severe Trace for that page.

If you haven’t placed all of the boosted Foundables yet, save your Trace Charm for those Severe Traces! That way, you’ll get more of the Fragments you need.

If you want to earn bonus rewards from Treasure Trunks, then you’ll want to look at your Gold pages. Every time you place one of the boosted Foundables on a Gold frame, you earn 350 Family XP and 35 Ministry Manuals. That’s also 3-4 Treasure Trunks — so 3-4 opportunities to earn Spell Books, Field Charm charges, Gold Gifts, and more, depending on what you’ve unlocked in SOS Training.

Once again, use your Trace Charm strategically to earn more Fragments for your Gold pages. This will help you grind for Ministry Manuals as well as earn rewards from Treasure Trunks.

Final Notes

What do you think about this Spotlight Event? Are you excited for to see new boosted Foundables? Do you have any other strategic tips to add?

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Fidonet
Fidonet
1 month ago

I think with all the problems, Adventure Sync, energy gifts, they had to postpone 1920’s.

Fidonet
Fidonet
1 month ago

A positive thing, is that using a trace, in the last event when you got an item it counted as two items in the registry and the event task list. I hope that continues.

Fidonet
Fidonet
1 month ago

Moved the baby page to gold. I need five Swooping Evils to move the page to gold. I’ve done two tonics and a trace, no Swooping Evils. I’m thinking, by boosted, they mean instead of extremely, extremely rare, it was boosted to extremely rare. All these times of it being boosted, not a single one shows up. Still hoping as I really want that page gold.

Fidonet
Fidonet
1 month ago

I got six Swooping Evils. Probably can get more, however the page is gold.