J.K. Rowling conceived of Hogwarts Legacy in a Wizarding World universe. You may read more about Rowling's past of transphobic remarks here.
Gold (or Galleons) is a huge part of Hogwarts Legacy. There are even some main quests that you can't complete until you've purchased enough Galleons. To make matters worse, it's not always simple to obtain additional Galleons when you need them. That's why you'll want to spend a little longer farming extra money whenever you can.
Here are some of the most efficient ways to farm gold in Hogwarts Legacy, whether you're looking to overcome a progression obstacle or you're just looking to acquire the new broom you've been wanting.
Open Every Eyeball Chest
The game does not outright state that these huge "Eyeball Chests" you see throughout the Hogwarts Legacy are actually filled with Galleons. In fact, each one you open grants you a whopping 500 Galleons in the early stages of the game. There's a good possibility that you might not realize how valuable those chests are.
Once you master their secret, it's surprisingly simple to open those chests. All you need to do is cast the Disillusionment Charm (or use an Invisibility Potion) on yourself. This way, the chest's eyeball will not see you as you approach. You should be able to make a few thousand Galleons in just the eyeball chests you've encountered thus far.
Sell Your Gear Early and Often
You may be hesitant to sell your old Hogwarts Legacy items early on. After all, you may not have it equipped anymore, but you may still be using it as part of your current look through the game's Transmog system.
Regardless of whether an item is still in your inventory, the game saves its looks. That means that you should sell every remaining item of equipment in your inventory as soon as you can and as often as you can. Legendary items certainly fetch the most Galleons, but lesser items often add up.
Quests always demand money.
As you complete Hogwarts Legacy quests, you'll sometimes see the option to ask NPCs for extra money for your troubles. You'll be tempted to skip that option and consider your good actions to be payment enough. However, you should always take the money.
In Hogwarts Legacy, there is no morality system, so asking NPCs for extra money can only make you "feel" guilty. If you refuse, though, there is no way to make up for it via the path of nobility. The point is that you should always take the money (especially in the early stages of the game) and deal with the consequences later.
Enemy Camps: Hunt Down and Clear Out
In Hogwarts Legacy, questing and exploring the open world aren't always good sources of Galleons. You may occasionally earn extra gold by completing those basic tasks, but you'll end up losing money in most of those major areas.
However, you can often make some extra money by clearing out the open world's enemies. They're not only often filled with extra Galleons, but they're also a reliable source for that extra gear you'll want to sell in order to get that crucial extra early currency.
What to Farm Magical Beasts
In Hogwarts Legacy, there are many ways to earn extra Galleons, but none of them is close to matching the amount of money you can earn from capturing and selling beasts.
The Elf, the Nab-Sack, and the Loom are three of the most popular gold farming techniques. You may choose to raise beasts in the Room of Requirement, or sell them at the Brood & Peck shop in Hogsmeade.
The reason the Brood & Peck shop is one of the best sources of gold in Hogwarts Legacy is because the owner will purchase any beast for 120 Galleons, meaning that even tiny animals that roam the map in large packs can be sold for as much as the rarest animals in the game. It's a shocking design decision that undermines the game's otherwise decent revenues.
The Mooncalf Den, located west of the Quidditch field, is one of the best beast-= farming spots on the map. You can find it here:
The mooncalf's spawn point in the game is always eight Mooncalfs, and you can get to it from the nearby Floo Powder travel point. That makes it that much easier to go there and use the game's time skip feature to keep this farm going pretty much forever. Spend an hour or so at this spot, and you'll suddenly find yourself several thousand Galleons richer.
Alternately, you could use your broom to navigate between the various beast-spawning locations indicated by the "paw" icon on your map. That area encompasses the Mooncalf Den, which I recommend visiting frequently. That area also contains the Mooncalf Den, which I've mentioned previously, making it much easier to sell extra captured beasts on the way to your next destination.
There's absolutely no need to rely on any other farming technique once you've unlocked the ability to capture and sell beasts. You'll still earn Galleons through the natural progression of play, but you'll always return to this method whenever you need more money.