Hello everyone, welcome to our Walkthrough for the Crushed Side Quest for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. This quest becomes available during Year Five of your Hogwarts Studies. During it, you’ll discover a rather shocking secret that Ismelda kept from everyone for years and you’ll even get the chance to help her. Let’s dive right into the quest and see what it’s all about. Hit the GO button and proceed to the Clocktower Courtyard when you are ready.
Upon arriving, you’ll notice there’s quite the commotion in the courtyard. You can tap on the speech bubbles above some of the characters to interact with them before proceeding.
After that, Penny will tell you that something has drawn a large crowd and she intends to find out what’s happening.
Asking around is an hour-long task with a passing requirement of one star.
You will need about 35 energy to earn all five stars, which is easily available with a single energy bar. Keep in mind that you can slide the screen left and right to see all the available actions.
Once you are done, you’ll find out that Ismelda accidentally bumped into Emily Tyler, and after refusing to apologize, Emily took Ismelda’s diary and decided to read it aloud.
After she read a couple of sentences from the diary, you’ll realize that Ismelda is in love with Barnaby.
After a bit, you’ll get to choose to intervene and help Ismelda or do nothing and observe the situation. The scene will play out quite differently, depending on your choice. The ending outcome is relatively the same, so feel free to pick the option you prefer.
Afterward, Ismelda will run off and tell you to leave her alone.
There is a waiting period of three hours before you can proceed. You can either wait for a while or use some gems in case you are impatient.
In any case, once you are able to continue, head to the Great Hall to meet Ismelda.
As you enter, you’ll notice the speech bubbles above some of your classmates. Tap on those if you are interested to find out what they have to say to you.
If you decided to intervene and help Ismelda, she will thank you (or at least try to) for it.
You’ll then learn the reason she invited you here. Apparently, she is desperate about something and needs your help.
To reassure her, you need to earn three diamonds in six turns. The task window will display the recommended attribute levels as well as the gold cost.
This works pretty similar to Meal With a Friend. Simply pick the options that will make her feel better and you should be able to complete it fairly easy. The attribute requirements are pretty low, so it shouldn’t be too hard to complete this in six turns. Below are some of the questions and answers to them.
She will feel a bit better once you are done, but will still be curious about why you want to help her. You have three response options. Each of those will lead to the same outcome, so pick the one you like the most.
You’ll then get to choose a friend to help Ismelda prepare for a talk with Barnaby. You can choose between Penny, Andre, and Liz. Penny and Andre are locked behind friendship levels ten and five respectively, while Liz is selectable regardless of your friendship level with her. Your next part of the quest will be quite different depending on the friend you pick, but ultimately, the ending outcome won’t be affected by this choice.
The next task involves heading to the History of Magic Classroom to meet Ismelda and the friend you chose.
Once you get there, you will thank your friend for agreeing to help.
After talking for a while, you’ll get to help Ismelda. To do that, you need to earn at least one out of five stars within three hours.
You’ll need around sixty energy or so to complete this task, but since there is no waiting time before the next one, so you might want to consider earning a few stars and letting the timer expire. This will on average save you 15 energy or so. The only downside is that you’ll earn slightly less experience and gold.
Either way, when you are done, proceed to the Training Grounds for the next task.
Upon arriving, Ismelda will tell you that she wants to thank you by teaching you one of her favorite spells.
The one in question is the Curse of Bogies. To learn it, you need to obtain five stars within three hours. Only one star is required to pass.
As with the previous task, you can get a couple of stars and let the timer expire. It will save you some energy in the long run.
When you are done, Ismelda will ask you to use the spell on her. Trace the wand movement on the screen to perform the Curse of Boogies.
Shortly after, she’ll decide to go to confess to Barnaby. Your character will decide to go with her, which will make her question your reasons. You have three options to respond with. Each of those leads to the same outcome, so feel free to pick the one you prefer.
Head to the Care of Magical Creatures to observe her confession when you are ready.
Shortly after you get there, she will tell you that she really likes Barnaby. You can react to this in three ways. If you want to be supportive, it is preferred to pick the first option. If you like Barnaby, you should go with the third choice. Otherwise, feel free to pick whichever option you want.
Observing them is a task which requires earning at least one out of five stars within three hours with one star being needed to pass.
It’ll take you around sixty energy to fully complete this task. This is recommended since there is a waiting period before the next task is available.
Once you complete it, Ismelda will run off after her confession is completely misunderstood by Barnaby.
Before you can continue, there is a waiting period of three hours.
After the waiting time is over, head to the Grand Staircase.
Penny will wait for you there, and you’ll decide to spy on Ismelda and see what she’s up to.
Like before, you need to obtain at least one out of five stars within three hours.
Be sure to slide the screen left and right to see all the available actions. Also, if you are looking to save some energy, you can earn a few stars and let the task expire since there is no waiting time before the next task.
After you’re done, you’ll find out that Ismelda bought a sandwich with a love potion in it, and she’s planning to use it on Barnaby.
Penny and you will approach her and you will get the chance to advise her. This is an important choice. If you care about Barnaby, you want to select the second option. Otherwise, you can go with the first one.
She will then follow your advice, which will result in a scene that plays out quite differently depending on your choice.
Shortly after, you’ll get the next task, so go to the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom when you are ready.
As you arrive, you’ll be able to interact with some of your classmates by tapping on their speech bubbles.
You’ll then have to sit through the class before you can talk to Ismelda. This requires earning at least one out of five stars within eight hours.
You’ll need around one hundred energy to complete this task. This is roughly two and a half energy bars.
Once the class is over, Ismelda will tell you that she and Barnaby decided to stay friends.
After talking for a bit, she’ll ask if you have feelings for Barnaby. You have three options to respond with. Keep in mind that these may have an effect on some of the future quests, so if you are romantically interested in Barnaby, you should pick the first option. Otherwise, feel free to go with the other choices.
You’ll then learn that Ismelda doesn’t actually hate you, but she hates who you remind her of – her older sister.
You can react to this in two ways. There is no difference in the outcome, so pick the option you prefer.
Lastly, she will give you a smile and long-awaited thanks.
With this, the quest will come to an end. Hit the Collect button to claim your rewards.
That was quite an interesting quest. You found some new things about Ismelda, which all in all was a nice revelation. It is likely that the events of this quest could have some influence on the future plot.
Thank you for reading and see you soon with more awesome adventures. Until next time!