• Communication • Languages A speaker of Parseltongue is referred to as a Parselmouth (CS11). Read More
• Languages 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
• 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
• Magical effects Not a spell so much as a magical effect, caused by seeing the reflected eyes of a basilisk. Read More
• Magical objects 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 More
• 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 More
• 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. Read More
• 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 More
• 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 More
• Character A Chinese dragonologist, Quong Po studied Liondragons (Chinese Fireballs) and discovered the uses of their powdered eggs (FW). Read More
• 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 More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places A very nice private bathroom reserved for Hogwarts prefects. Read More
• 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 More
• Creature The puffskein is a long-tongued custard-coloured little furball 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 – and they are very easy… Read More
• 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