91% of Fans Can't Name All of These Harry Potter Creatures. Can You?

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Kennita Leon

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About This Quiz

Harry Potter was an amazing world created by the talented JK Rowling. She wrote not only about the Boy Who Lived and He Who Must Not Be Named, but she also told us about creatures that made the story all the better. Were you paying enough attention that you can now recognize them from a picture? Try your luck with this quiz!

Rowling told us of the good creatures, such as owls, the messengers of the wizarding world, hippogriffs, proud but loyal winged beasts, and phoenixes, magical birds that could heal almost anything with their tears. But she also told us of the dark ones, which include creatures like the dementors, who could steal your soul with a kiss, acromantulas, who have a liking for human flesh, and werewolves, people-turned-monsters who didn't know the difference between friend and foe when the full moon was out. There were also creatures that blurred the lines of good and evil- like the threstral, creatures that are seen as bad omens but are actually quite gentle, the mandrake, its cry could kill you, but its potion could heal you, and ghosts, who could be vengeful or very friendly.

All of these creatures and more are in our quiz. Care to see if you can correctly identify them? 

Which magical creature is this?

A snitch is a bird-like creature that has golden feathers and is smaller than one inch, with 360-degree wing rotation. This bird is used in the game of Quidditch to earn the team 150 points when captured.

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Which magical creature is this?

This dragon has yellow eyes and scarlet scales. It is native to China and can grow to 25 feet. The Chinese fireball gets its name from the flames that shoot out from its nostrils and mouth when angered.

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Which magical creature is this?

These animals can be described as a mix between a turtle and a crab. They have six legs and a shell that is layered with jewels, including rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. The fire crab has the ability to shoot flames from its rear end when under attack.

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Which magical creature is this?

Owls aren't purely magical creature, but they are important to the magical world. These birds carry messages, packages and other sorts of items to and from people.

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Which magical creature is this?

This large creature has a human head and the body of a lion. It is native to Egypt, which makes sense because its job is guarding treasure. A sphinx was used in the maze during the third task of the Triwizard Tournament.

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Which magical creature is this?

These are miniature-sized, human-like beings with long fingers. They live in the wizarding world and are skilled with handling finances. Goblins control the Gringotts Wizarding Bank and hold treasures such as the Sorcerer's Stone and Helga Hufflepuff's Cup.

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Which magical creature is this?

These creatures are extremely large humanoid beings. Giants lack the intelligence of wizards and witches but make up for it with their raw and powerful strength. Most giants are impervious to lots of spells, but their weak spots, like their eyes, can be targeted with a Conjunctivitis Curse.

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Which magical creature is this?

The Hungarian Horntail is a dragon breed that hails from Hungary and is one of the most dangerous of all of its kind. Harry went up against one in the first task of the Triwizard Tournament.

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Which magical creature is this?

These stealthy creatures are difficult to spot because of their eight-inch size and ability to camouflage their flat faces and bark-like figures. Bowtruckles survive on a diet of insects. They serve as tree guardians for their home tree.

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Which magical creature is this?

These greyish-silver spirits of dead wizards and witches can pass through objects, create disturbances in water and usually have unfinished business in the mortal world or an attachment to a material or location.

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Which magical creature is this?

An erumpent can be compared to a rhinoceros but grows up to five times the size of a hippo. They originate in Africa and do not attack unless provoked. The horn of an Erumpent is filled with a deadly liquid and can pierce through metal.

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Which magical creature is this?

A pygmy puff is a type of puffskein that was specially bred by Fred and George and sold at Weasley's Wizard Wheezes. They look like fluffy little balls and squeak when they roll around.

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Which magical creature is this?

This dragon originates in Sweden and on average, grows to 22 feet. The scales of the Swedish Short-Snout is silvery blue, and it is a very agile flyer that produces dangerous fireballs.

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Which magical creature is this?

Selkies first appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They are considered uglier than their relatives, the sirens, or mermaids as they are more commonly known. Selkies reside in the sea in seal form and shed their skin to visit land in search of human lovers.

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Which magical creature is this?

Three-headed dogs are relatively rare, even in the magical world. They are fierce creatures when fully grown and can be used for a number of tasks. In the Sorcerer's Stone, Hagrid had one, Fluffy, who was used to guard the first door leading to the stone.

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Which magical creature is this?

This creature comes out of its hiding place during a full moon and has an introverted temperament. It has pale grey skin and performs a mating ritual dance that leaves geometric patterns in fields, which confuse Muggles.

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Which magical creature is this?

Originating in Africa, this brightly-colored magical bird has the ability to drive the listener to insanity. When a Fwooper is sold, it must have a silencing charm placed on it. Fwooper colors included orange, pink, lime green and yellow.

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Which magical creature is this?

Trolls are seen as very powerful but stupid creatures. On average, trolls grow up to twelve feet tall. They are very violent beasts that enjoy eating human flesh.

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Which magical creature is this?

Doxies resemble fairies and pixies and are referred to as biting fairies. They have a double row of venous teeth. These winged creatures are regarded as pests and can be removed by using Doxycide.

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Which magical creature is this?

Unicorns are one of the purest and most revered creatures in the magical world. Their blood has healing powers, but to kill or harm a unicorn had ghastly consequences.

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Which magical creature is this?

Originating in East Africa, this large creature looks like a leopard with yellow and black spots. This beast is very dangerous, its breath is toxic, and one Nundu has never been subdued by fewer than 100 wizards working together.

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Which magical creature is this?

This bird, native to Mauritius, has the ability to evade danger by disappearing and reappearing somewhere else. Alternative names for the diricawl include dodo.

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Which magical creature is this?

These rodent-like creatures have fluffy black coats and long snouts. Nifflers love to locate shiny things, and their pouches can possess many items. They are generally harmless creatures.

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Which magical creature is this?

Centaurs are creatures that posses the face and torso of a man and the legs and lower body of a horse. They are very dangerous, territorial and sometimes wild creatures. Harry Potter and Hagrid are two wizards known to be friends with members of the race.

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Which magical creature is this?

Veela are beautiful humanoid creatures that are able to easily ensnare men. Bill Weasley married one, Fleur, with whom Harry Potter became friends after competing in the Triwizard Tournament with her.

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Which magical creature is this?

Devil's snare is a plant that constricts its prey when resistance is applied. This deadly plant hates sunlight; a fact Hermione remembered in the Sorcerer's Stone.

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Which magical creature is this?

A thunderbird is closely related to a phoenix and has the ability to create storms as it flies through the air. Thunderbirds have more than one pair of wings and are known to change color when brewing up a storm.

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Which magical creature is this?

Native to Europe, this large creature has a tentacle mouth that allows it to eat. It most resembles a saber-toothed tiger and has a humpback, and skin that is purple, grey and very resilient.

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Which magical creature is this?

House-elves are creatures that are usually enslaved by witches and wizards and are forced to do their bidding regardless of how they feel. To free a house elf from enslavement, one must present it with clothing.

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Which magical creature is this?

Mandrakes are root-like plants that help cure people who have been Petrified. They were used by Professor Sprout int the Chamber of Secrets, and also in the Battle of Hogwarts against Death Eaters.

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Which magical creature is this?

This creature resembles a hybrid of a large butterfly and a reptile. It is blue and green and has spiked wings. The Swooping Evil eats people's brains and is considered very dangerous in the wizarding world. Its venom has the ability to erase bad memories, and it can also deflect certain spells.

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Which magical creature is this?

A dementor is an evil creature that can suck out the soul of a witch or wizard with its kiss. These creatures can be warded off by Patronus charms. They are used to guard Azkaban prison.

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Which magical creature is this?

A murtlap is a cross between a rat and a sea anemone. It can be found in the coastal region of Britain. The growth on the back of the Murtlap is used in many potions and remedies.

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Which magical creature is this?

This insect is native to Australia and cannot be seen by Muggles because of its tremendous speed. A Billywig is sapphire blue, and when it stings, it causes its victim to experience giddiness and levitation.

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Which magical creature is this?

This is a shapeless being that transforms into what a person is most afraid of. No one knows the true shape or form of a Boggart because it always shifts into the nearby person's worst fear.

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Which magical creature is this?

Shrunken heads are heads that have had their skull and fat removed. These heads have the ability to talk and move. They were first seen in The Prisoner of Azkaban, where Harry took the Knight Bus to escape Privet Drive.

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Which magical creature is this?

These serpent-like creatures that possess wings originated in the far East. Occamy eggs are made of pure soft silver which causes the creatures to become extremely aggressive with anyone who comes too close.

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Which magical creature is this?

These pixies are related to fairies and doxies and originate in Cornwell, England. They grow to eight inches on average and are bright blue mischievous tricksters.

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Which magical creature is this?

A hippogriff is a proud creature whose front half is that of an eagle's, and the back is that of a horse. In the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hagrid had one, Buckbeak, who was sentenced to death by Malfoy and his father. Harry and his friends managed to save him and help free Sirius at the same time.

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Which magical creature is this?

The Basilisk, also known as the King of Serpents, is one of the most feared creatures in the wizarding world. It was the creature that was hidden in the Chamber of Secrets, and the same one who killed Moaning Myrtle. Harry later managed to kill it.

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Which magical creature is this?

A werewolf is a human being that transforms into a deadly wolf at the complete rising of a full moon. Werewolves have no control over their transformation. However, with a Wolfsbane Potion, a werewolf can keep its human mind during transformation, which allows it to be less violent. The beloved Remus Lupin was bitten by Fenrir Greyback as a child and thus, became one.

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Which magical creature is this?

This is a species of magical plant that is extremely violent. The branches of the Whomping Willow function as arms which it uses to hit anything that comes too near to it. Just ask Arthur Weasley's Ford Anglia.

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Which magical creature is this?

Originating from the Far East, these herbivores have long, silky brown fur that turns white when they foresee the future. The Demiguise also has the ability to become invisible when it is threatened, and this makes it very difficult to capture.

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Which magical creature is this?

This book offers a plethora of information that witch and wizards can use, but it is extremely aggressive and most times tries to bite the reader's hand off, unless its spine is stroked, of course.

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Which magical creature is this?

These massive spiders grow to 15 feet and are jet black. Acromantulas have the ability to speak human speech and have acquired a taste for human flesh. Aragog was one such creature. His venom was extremely valuable and was collected by Slughorn upon his death.

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Which magical creature is this?

These corpse-like horses have sleek black bodies and featherless wings. They are looked down upon in the wizarding world because they are only visible to wizards and witches who have witnessed death. They are, in actuality, very gentle creatures.

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Which magical creature is this?

Grindylows are small octopus-like, demonic creatures that live in the Dark Lake near Hogwarts. They are the creatures who attacked Harry and Fleur during the second task of the Triwizard tournament.

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Which magical creature is this?

A phoenix is a magical bird that is able to be reborn from its ashes. When their current life is ending, they burst into flames and are reborn as babies. Dumbledore had one named Fawkes. It's good to know that their tears have healing powers.

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