Creatures in the wizarding world are comprised of both magical and non-magical entities and are split by the Ministry of Magic into three classifications: Being, Beast, or Spirit. The current definition for these categories was laid down by Minister for Magic Grogan Stump in 1811.[1]

Ministry rating

The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures classifies magical creatures by perceived dangerousness on a scale from one (X) to five (XXXXX):[1]
Classification Description Examples
X Boring Flobberworm, Horklump
XX Harmless / may be domesticated Gnome, Bowtruckle, Ghoul
XXX Competent wizard should cope Pixie, Doxy, Hippogriff
XXXX Dangerous / requires specialist knowledge / skilled wizard may handle Erumpent, Erkling, Unicorn
XXXXX Known wizard killer / impossible to train or domesticate Dragon, Acromantula, Werewolf

All known beasts, beings and spirits fall into these categories.[1]

Mythological creatures

There are several creatures that the Lovegood family believes in the existence of, which may be mythological such as the Crumple-Horned Snorkack. Stories of these creatures have been known to appear in the Lovegoods' magazine, The Quibbler.[2]

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Appearances

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Magical Creatures by classification
X Flobberworm · Horklump
XX Augurey · Bowtruckle · Chizpurfle · Clabbert · Diricawl · Fairy · Ghoul · Gnome · Grindylow · Imp · Jobberknoll · Mooncalf · Porlock · Puffskein · Ramora · Winged horse
XXX Ashwinder · Billywig · Bundimun · Crup · Doxy · Dugbog · Fire crab · Fwooper · Glumbumble · Hippocampus · Hippogriff · Hodag · Jarvey · Knarl · Kneazle · Leprechaun · Lobalug · Mackled Malaclaw · Moke · Murtlap · Niffler · Nogtail · Pixie · Plimpy · Pogrebin · Red Cap · Salamander · Sea serpent · Shrake · Streeler · Winged horse
XXXX Centaur · Demiguise · Erkling · Erumpent · Golden Snidget · Graphorn · Griffin · Hidebehind · Kappa · Kelpie · Merpeople · Occamy · Phoenix · Re'em · Runespoor · Snallygaster · Sphinx · Tebo · Thestral · Thunderbird · Troll · Unicorn · Winged horse · Yeti
XXXXX Acromantula · Basilisk · Chimaera · Dragon · Horned Serpent · Lethifold · Manticore · Nundu · Quintaped · Wampus cat · Werewolf
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