Communication • Languages
A Parselmouth is a person who can speak Parseltongue, the language of snakes. It is a very rare ability (HBP13, CS11). Known Parselmouths Herpo the Foul (FB) Corvinus Gaunt (Pm) Gormlaith Gaunt (MNA) Marvolo Gaunt (HBP10) Morfin Gaunt (HBP10)… Read MoreParseltongue
Parseltongue is the language of snakes; to a human who cannot speak it, it sounds like hissing without taking a breath (GF1). A speaker of Parseltongue is referred to as a Parselmouth (CS11). The ability to speak Parseltongue is extremely rare, and is something for which Salazar… Read More
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This charm gives the target person fiery hot breath. Read MorePeruvian Vipertooth• Creature
A small, very dangerous dragon species native to Peru. habitat: mountains (?), probably eastern or northeastern Peru (see notes below) appearance: smooth, copper-colored, short horns fangs: venomous size: small (15 feet) food: goats, cows, but especially humans The history of the interaction between wizards and this… Read More
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incantation Lockhart’s version of a Freezing Charm. Read More
Not a spell so much as a magical effect, caused by seeing the reflected eyes of a basilisk. Read MorePhoenix Feathers
Phoenix feathers are used in wand cores. Both Harry’s holly wand and Voldemort’s yew wand contained feathers given by Fawkes the phoenix. Read MorePickett• Character
Pickett was a Bowtruckle, one of a small branch (colony) of Bowtruckles living on a tree inside New Scamander’s case. Pickett, according to Newt, had “attachment issues,” so he rode around in Newt’s jacket pocket. Pickett was offended when Newt almost traded him to Gnarlak in exchange for information about… Read MorePiers Polkiss• Character
Dudley’s best friend (PS2). Read More
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Spell that magically positions something in place. … Read MorePlimpy• Creature
The plimpy is a kind of fish, shaped like a ball with two long, rubbery legs and webbed feet. The freshwater plimpy is a species of the plimpy which inhabits streams and rivers. Other species live at the bottom of deep lakes. Plimpies eat snails. If you happen to… Read MorePogrebin• Creature
These annoying little creatures are native to Russia. They love to follow people around, infusing them with a sense of hopelessness until the human collapses, at which point the Pogrebin attempts to devour them. They can be fought off with Stunning spells or hexes, or a good kick. The Pogrebin resembles… Read MoreGulliver Pokeby• Character
Gulliver Pokeby was a wizard who studied magical birds. He wrote about his discovery that the cry of an augurey foretells rain, not death, in his book Why I Didn’t Die When the Augurey Cried (FB, Pm). Read MoreQuong Po• Character
A Chinese dragonologist, Quong Po studied Liondragons (Chinese Fireballs) and discovered the uses of their powdered eggs (FW). Read MorePorlock• Creature
Found in Dorset, England and in southern Ireland, this short (about two feet high when fully grown), shaggy creature walks on two cloven-hoofed feet and feeds on grass. Its small arms end in four fingers. The porlock lives to guard horses and will be found with a herd or curled in the straw… Read MorePrefect's bathroom
Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places
A very luxurious private bathroom reserved for Hogwarts prefects. It is located on the Fifth Floor of Hogwarts castle and features an enormous bathtub and magical water taps. Read MoreWilhelmina Grubbly-Plank• Character
Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank is an elderly witch with closely cropped gray hair and a very prominent chin who teaches Care of Magical Creatures. Professor Grubbly-Plank was the supply teacher (US: “substitute”) who covered for Hagrid when he was indisposed after Christmas break (January 1995, GF24) and again when he was off negotiating… Read MorePuffskeins• Creature
Puffskeins are long-tongued custard-coloured little furballs that makes a calming purring noise. These pleasant creatures are often kept as pets, particularly by wizarding children; Ron Weasley used to own one until Fred used it for Bludger practice. As scavengers that will eat anything from leftovers to spiders – even bogies… Read MorePygmy Puff• Creature
Sold by Fred and George in Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Pygmy Puffs are miniature puffskeins, “round balls of fluff in shades of pink and purple,” that sell so quickly they “can’t breed them fast enough” (HBP6). Read More