At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in: Hogwarts Legacy & Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells & Harry Potter: Magic Awakened & Harry Potter: Wizards Unite & Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.
The forest was a very old place that held many secrets and housed many creatures, some dark and dangerous, others friendly. The trees in the forest were considered ancient, they were dense and rough looking from years of exposure to the elements.
As the forest's name suggests, it was strictly off limits to students — except in the case of detention, or Care of Magical Creatures lessons that occasionally took place there. Of course, with the various dangerous creatures living in the Forest, few students would even want to venture into it.
- 1 Description
- 2 History
- 3 Inhabitants
- 4 Behind the scenes
- 5 Appearances
- 6 Notes and references
Described by Professor Silvanus Kettleburn as "massive", the forest was thick with trees, such as beech, oak, pine, sycamore, and yew, as well as undergrowth such as knotgrass and thorns, but there were paths, brooks, and some clearings. Off the path, the way was almost impassable, although people had moved through it and creatures as large as Acromantulas and a Ford Anglia had managed to get around. There were areas around the edges of the forest that were part of the Hogwarts grounds, but which were out of sight of the castle. Hagrid set up a paddock for Hippogriffs in an area like this and the dragons which had been brought in for the first task were confined here.
It was not entirely contained within the boundaries of the school itself, however, as Bartemius Crouch Senior was able to enter the grounds by foot by way of the Forbidden Forest from somewhere outside of it. Patricia Rakepick, who had lured one of the students at the school and attacked them and their friends, was also able to flee the scene of the crime by Disapparating following the murder of Rowan Khanna, showing that if one went deep enough into the forest, one would eventually end up outside the school grounds and the boundaries of the spells protecting it.
It was hard to navigate the Forest at night, as there were tree roots and stumps that were barely visible in near blackness. Also, clothes were known to snag on low-slung branches and brambles. The forest was home to a wide and strange assortment of creatures. Anything wild and dangerous that needed a place to live was put there.
Dating back to somewhere between the First millennium A.D. and the 19th century, according to the Wizarding Examinations Authority's Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test, the Forbidden Forest may have started out as a small wood tended by a herd of centaurs. As a sizable portion of the forest fell within the boundaries of the Hogwarts grounds, a long line of successive Keepers of Keys and Grounds, including Mr Ogg and Rubeus Hagrid, had presumably been charged to attend to matters in the Forbidden Forest as part of their job. Over the centuries since the school's inception, more than a few students had disappeared in the forest.
The Cursed Vaults
At some point during her magical education, Patricia Rakepick asked Professor Kettleburn about the easiest way to enter the forest undetected in order to study the magical creatures dwelling there in the hopes of learning enough about them to become a Magizoologist, which he against his better judgement explained to her. Upon learning how to enter the woods undetected, she allegedly spent as much time in there as she did in the school herself, though Professor Kettleburn later came to suspect she had ulterior motives to enter the forest.
At some point during the mid- to late 1970s or quite possibly the dawn of the 1980s, a Sleepwalking curse was unleashed when someone unwisely disturbed the Forest Vault, one of the five fabled Cursed Vaults of Hogwarts. This caused a number of students to sleepwalk into the forest, where some were gravely injured and even killed by the creatures living in there. Around this time, a student by the name of Jacob entered the forest hoping to break this curse, soliciting the aid of the Centaur Torvus. In order to open the vault so he could break the curse, the pupil's research indicated that a specific jewel encrusted arrowhead was required. The arrow being a precious heirloom, the Centaur refused to hand it over to a human, prompting Jacob to use magic to steal it from their camp. He was expelled from Hogwarts before it could be returned where it belonged.
At the start of the 1987–1988 school year, someone once again tampered with the Forest Vault, prompting Jacob's younger sibling to locate and break the curse, just as their brother had tried to do. Distrusting of humans following Jacob's thievery, which lead to his own banishment from the herd for trying to help a human, Torvus challenged Jacob's sibling and his companions to a duel, and ultimately agreed to help them look into the future if Jacob's sibling could find the head of his arrow.
The Forest appeared to hold some great interest for Fred and George Weasley, as both Rubeus Hagrid, and less overtly, Albus Dumbledore, indicated that considerable efforts had been made in the past to keep the boys out.
During the 1989–1990 school year, Jacob's sibling, Rowan Khanna, Ben Copper and Merula Snyde ventured into the forest, hoping to intercept a meeting between Jacob and the insidious organisation known as R. They found an opal necklace in the forest, which Merula realised was a belonging of Patricia Rakepick, a dark witch. They were then quickly surrounded by many Dementors, and they failed to keep the Dementors away with their Patronuses. A lioness Patronus then appeared and banished the Dementors, and Rakepick then revealed herself as the caster of the Patronus, and stated her intention to murder them all.
Merula and Ben began to duel her, with Rakepick quickly incapacitating Merula and defeating Ben proficiently after he tried several spells against her. She then fired the Killing Curse at Ben, hoping to kill him, but Rowan Khanna intercepted the curse and was killed instantly, having sacrificed themselves to save their friends. Rakepick then disapparated, leaving the three students utterly devastated with the death of their friend.
The unicorn case
After a Quidditch match against Hufflepuff, Harry Potter secretly followed Severus Snape to the outskirts of the forest, where he overheard a furtive conversation about the Philosopher's Stone, in which Snape asked Professor Quirrell if he had found a way past the three-headed dog, and threatened him further.
As part of their punishment for being caught out of bed at night by Minerva McGonagall, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy and Neville Longbottom were assigned to help the gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid find and rescue a badly-injured unicorn in the Forbidden Forest. They split into two parties, and Harry and Draco found the unicorn dead, surrounded by its own blood.
A hooded figure crawled to the corpse and drank the blood, whereupon Draco fled, screaming. The hooded figure moved towards Harry, who was knocked out by an agonising pain spreading from his scar. When Harry regained consciousness, the hooded figure had gone and a Centaur, Firenze, offered to give him a ride back to the school. Firenze told him that the hooded figure was Lord Voldemort, trying to regain strength by drinking the unicorn's blood.
- "So they followed the darting shadows of the spiders into the trees. They couldn't move very quickly now; there were tree roots and stumps in their way, barely visible in the near blackness."
- — Harry Potter and Ron Weasley follow the spiders[src]
Following the re-opening of the Chamber of Secrets, Harry and Ron went to visit Hagrid and ask him about his possible involvement in the last opening, 50 years earlier, as described by Tom Riddle's diary. Before they could ask, Hagrid was taken away by Lucius Malfoy and Cornelius Fudge. Before leaving his hut, he advised Harry and Ron, hiding under the invisibility cloak, to "follow the spiders" which were streaming en masse towards the Forest.
The spiders eventually led them to the Forest's acromantula colony, headed by Aragog, the "monster" Hagrid had been accused of setting on other students 50 years ago. Aragog explained that Hagrid is innocent, but rather than letting Harry and Ron go, he decided to keep them as dinner for his children. Mr Weasley's Ford Anglia came blasting through the layers of spiders, and rescued the boys. Remembering that Aragog had said that Salazar Slytherin's real monster had killed its last victim in a bathroom, it occurred to Harry that Moaning Myrtle was that victim.
Peter Pettigrew's escape
- "There was a howl and a rumbling growl; Harry turned to see the werewolf taking flight; it was galloping into the forest —"
- — A transformed Lupin retreating to the forest[src]
After being in the Shrieking Shack for several hours, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Snape and Ron's rat Scabbers, who had recently been discovered to be Peter Pettigrew, left the secret passage in the Whomping Willow. Unfortunately, Lupin had forgotten to take his Wolfsbane Potion, and the full moon caused him to turn into an uncontrollable Werewolf; when Sirius Black changed to his Animagus dog form to protect the others, Pettigrew took the opportunity to turn back into Scabbers and escape. After injuring Black, Lupin fled to the Forbidden Forest.
Later, when Harry and Hermione rescued Buckbeak and Sirius Black by going back in time with the Time-Turner, they hid with the Hippogriff in the Forest, while their counterparts were in the Shrieking Shack.
- "As ever, I would like to remind you all that the Forest in the grounds is out-of-bounds to students."
- — A warning to students new and old[src]
The Triwizard Tournament was held at Hogwarts during the 1994–1995 school year. For the first task, the Tournaments imported four Dragons for the Champions to overcome, which were kept in the Forbidden Forest and maintained by Dragonologists, including Charles Weasley.
Near the end of the Triwizard Tournament, Harry and the other champions were informed that the third task would be a maze, filled with magical obstacles. Viktor Krum asked to speak to Harry alone (about his relationship with Hermione Granger), but as they moved away from the Quidditch pitch, a barely coherent Barty Crouch Snr emerged from the forest. Crouch then asked for Dumbledore.
Harry left to retrieve Dumbledore, but was breifly held up by Severus Snape. Upon Harry and Dumbledore's return, they found that Krum had been stunned at the edge of the forest and Crouch was nowhere to be seen. Bartemius Crouch Jnr, disguised as Alastor Moody, had murdered his father and hid his body using Alastor Moody's invisibility cloak, having stunned Krum in the process. He later returned, transfigured the body into a bone and buried it in the forest near Hagrid's pumpkin patch.
- "They crept forward and Harry saw that they were facing a large, smooth mound of earth nearly as tall as Hagrid that he thought, with a jolt of dread, was sure to be the lair of some enormous animal. Trees had been ripped up at the roots all around the mound, so that it stood on a bare patch of ground surrounded by heaps of trunks and boughs that formed a kind of fence or barricade, behind which Harry, Hermione, and Hagrid now stood."
- — Hagrid and the trio visiting Grawp's home in the forest[src]
Hagrid's first Care of Magical Creatures lesson inspected by Professor Dolores Umbridge involved mysterious creatures called Thestrals. For this lesson, he lead his class into the forest in order to experience the Thestrals (which most of the students could not see, due to the fact the only way to see Thestrals is by seeing someone die) in their natural habitat.
Rubeus Hagrid, along with Olympe Maxime, paid a visit to a tribe of giants in 1995, on the orders of Hogwarts Professor and Headmaster Albus Dumbledore, to try and bring the giants over as their allies in the Second Wizarding War against Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. Along the way, Hagrid found his half-brother, brought him back to Hogwarts, and kept him hidden deep within the Forest.
Throughout the year, Hagrid regularly visited his half-brother, whom he had named "Grawp," emerging from the Forest with suspicious injuries he refused to explain to Harry, Ron or Hermione. During the final game of the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup, Hagrid brought Harry and Hermione into the forest and revealed Grawp to them, asking them to keep him company in the inevitable event that Dolores Umbridge should force Hagrid off school grounds.
- Grey Centaur: "What are you doing in our forest? Why are you here?"
- Dolores Umbridge: "Your forest? I would remind you that you live here only because the Ministry of Magic permits you certain areas of land —"
- Bane: "Whose forest is it now, human?"
- Dolores Umbridge: "Filthy half-breeds! Beasts! Uncontrolled animals!"
- — Umbridge foolishly provoking Centaurs in the forest[src]
In 1996, Harry received a false vision that Sirius Black was being held and tortured by Lord Voldemort in the Department of Mysteries. When Harry desperately attempted to contact Sirius at 12 Grimmauld Place via the Floo Network in Umbridge's office fireplace, he was caught. As she was about to use the Cruciatus Curse to force Harry to reveal exactly what he'd been trying to do, Hermione claimed that Dumbledore had hidden a powerful weapon in the Forbidden Forest.
Hermione lead Harry and Umbridge into the forest where they encountered a heard of Centaurs. Umbridge foolishly insulted them, and an angry Centaur picked Umbridge up and carried her off screaming into the woods. Hermione and Harry were able to escape the Centaur's anger, which had turned to them for bringing Umbridge into the forest in the first place, amidst the chaos caused by Hagrid's giant half-brother, Grawp, crashing onto the scene. This event is known as the Skirmish in the Forbidden Forest.
- "I dunno, Harry, I shouldn'ta heard it at all! I — well, I was comin' outta the forest the other evenin' an' I overheard ‘em talking — well, arguin'. Didn't like ter draw attention to meself, so I sorta skulked an' tried not ter listen, but it was a — well, a heated discussion an' it wasn' easy ter block it out."
- — Hagrid telling Harry about when he heard Snape and Dumbledore arguing in the forest[src]
In February 1997, as Hagrid was coming out of the forest one day, he overheard Professors Snape and Dumbledore arguing over something that involved Snape not wanting to do something any more. However, Dumbledore argued that he had promised to do whatever it was, and that was that. Harry later found out the task Snape did not want to do anymore involved a promise he made to Dumbledore to fulfil the task assigned by Lord Voldemort for Draco Malfoy to kill Dumbledore.
- "I shall wait for one hour in the Forbidden Forest. If, at the end of that hour, you have not come to me, have not given yourself up, then battle recommences."
- — Voldemort issues an ultimatum to Harry[src]
Towards the end of 1997, while Harry, Hermione and Ron were camping out during their search for Voldemort's Horcruxes, they overheard Ted Tonks, Dirk Cresswell, Dean Thomas, the goblins Griphook and Gornuk discussing Ginny Weasley, Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood getting caught trying to steal Godric Gryffindor's Sword from then-Headmaster Severus Snape's office, and being forced to serve detention with Hagrid in the Forbidden Forest; while Griphook was under the impression that this was a "cruel" punishment, it was undoubtedly Snape's way of sparing the students a far worse fate at the hands of Alecto and Amycus Carrow.
On 2 May, 1998, a great battle occurred within the Castle and on the grounds of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Forbidden Forest served as the temporary headquarters of Voldemort and his followers. A horde of Acromantulas emerged from the Forbidden Forest and climbed into the walls of the Hogwarts Castle, attacking both Hogwartians and Death Eaters alike, as they had been driven out of their own habitat by the Death Eaters.
When Harry later learned he had to die for Voldemort to regain mortality, he headed in to the Forbidden Forest and, using the Resurrection Stone, called his parents, James and Lily, his godfather, Sirius Black, and his close friend, Remus Lupin, to give him the strength to face Voldemort for what he believed would be the last time.
Harry dropped the Resurrection Stone near the Acromantulas' hollow in the Forest, and he had no desire to ever go looking for it. Harry approached Voldemort with every intention to die, not defending himself when Voldemort struck him with the Killing Curse, he was temperately in Limbo but, woke up on the forest floor. The stone was pressed into the ground by the hoof of one of the centaurs who joined the battle against the Death Eaters, and thereafter became buried, likely never to be found again.
In the 2010s, the Forest was affected by the Calamity, and several beasts and plants were whisked away from their proper place and transported to elsewhere in the world. These included Buckbeak, Unicorns, Acromantulas, Salamanders, Snargaluffs and tree stumps, Rubeus Hagrid asked members of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force for help returning them.
|Acromantula colony||Aragog||Once led by Aragog. Acromantulas named Aragog and Mosag, together with their large family, lived in a dome-shaped nest in the very heart of the forest until Aragog's death during Harry's sixth year. Hundreds of the giant spiders dwelt there, all decended from the original pair. Aragog was a pet of Hagrid's fifty years ago. The Acromantulas were among the most dangerous beasts in the forest. The Death Eaters forced the remaining colony out of their nest during the Battle of Hogwarts assumedly hoping they would assist them, however, the Acromantula started attacking both defenders of Hogwarts and the Death Eaters alike.|
|Centaur colony||Bane||At least fifty centaurs of fighting age lived in the forest. In typical centaur fashion, most of them avoided humans and did not involve themselves in human activities, simply watching portents in the stars and uttering cryptic responses to questions. Firenze was an exception, and was cast out from the herd and nearly killed because of it in Harry's fifth year. Hagrid knew many of them by name and had a civil (though sometimes frustrating) working relationship with them until partway through Harry's fifth year. When Hagrid brought Grawp home with him late in 1995, the centaurs objected.|
|Unicorns||The unicorns were among the most powerful magical creatures living in the forest. They were extremely fast and were seldom hurt. Hagrid found one dead in the spring of 1992 and signed that another had been horribly wounded, and spent a night searching the forest for both the injured unicorn, and whatever, or whoever could have done such a terrible thing. In the ordinary way, the unicorns shed hair that became tangled in the undergrowth of the forest; Hagrid collected it to use as bindings on bandages for various injured animals because of its strength.|
|Thestrals||A herd of about 100 thestrals lived in the forest; Hagrid said proudly that he was probably the only person in Britain to have domesticated them. Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank positively commented on the training Hagrid had given them. Hagrid waited until Harry's fifth year to cover them in Care of Magical Creatures, considering them a special treat.|
|Hippogriffs||Buckbeak||Hagrid had a herd of hippogriffs that he showed to the third-year Care of Magical Creatures class. It can be assumed that this herd lived in the Forest.|
|Wolf pack||Borf||Descended from two werewolves mating at the full moon.|
|Giant||Grawp||An undersized Giant and Rubeus Hagrid's half-brother, who was moved by Albus Dumbledore to a cave in the mountains surrounding Hogwarts. When Hagrid and Madame Maxime acted as envoys to the giants in the summer and autumn of 1995, Hagrid learned of his mother's death and of the existence of a half-brother he had never known: Grawp, a full-blooded giant. Since Hagrid had no other family, and Grawp (being a runt for a giant at only 16 feet) was being bullied, Hagrid managed to smuggle Grawp all the way back to the forest. This was the last straw for some of the forest's inhabitants, specifically the centaurs.|
|It is rumoured that a few other giants besides Grawp dwelt in the Forest, though there is no known examples of these other giants.|
|Three-headed dog||Fluffy||A massive dog that was released into the forest after serving as one of the guards to the Philosopher's Stone during the 1991–1992 school year.|
|Blood-Sucking Bugbears||In 1992, following the killing of two of his roosters, Hogwarts gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid suspected that either a Blood-Sucking Bugbear or foxes were responsible, implying that these creatures lived in the forest.|
|Bowtruckles||Flat-faced stick beasts made of bark and twigs who guarded Wiggentrees, which served well as camouflage in its natural habitat.|
|Blast-Ended Skrewt||Survived the third task of the Triwizard Tournament was also released into the forest.|
|Trolls||It is also rumoured that many other types of creatures resided there, including trolls. Forest Trolls had been seen in the Forest.|
|Mooncalf herd||Mooncalf at the Magical Creatures Reserve||Mooncalves lived in the forest at least in the 1980s. They welcomed the Mooncalf from the Magical Creatures Reserve to the herd after they witnessed it dance.|
- Non-magical creatures: Alongside the numerous magical creatures that resided in the Forest, non-magical ones dwelt there as well.
- Flying Ford Anglia
Behind the scenes
- In the first two Harry Potter films the forest is referred to as the Dark Forest.
- J. K. Rowling stated in J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life that the forest is her favourite part of the grounds, and that could be the reason that Harry and his friends find themselves entering the forest in every book but Half-Blood Prince.
- In the film adaptations of Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets, the Forbidden Forest is located mainly to the North of the castle. However, in Prisoner of Azkaban and subsequent films, the forest is located mainly to the west. This is probably because of the relocation of Hagrid's Hut, the Whomping Willow and the additional areas of Hogwarts such as the Wooden Bridge.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (play)
- Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book
- LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World
- LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World (Mentioned only)
- LEGO Creator: Harry Potter
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- LEGO Harry Potter
- Harry Potter for Kinect
- Harry Potter Trading Card Game
- Wizarding World
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- The Making of Harry Potter
- Harry Potter: The Character Vault
- Harry Potter: The Creature Vault
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells
- Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
- Hogwarts Legacy
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 15 (The Forbidden Forest)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 15 (Aragog)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 30 (Grawp)
- Interview transcript (partial), Blue Peter (cBBC), 12 March, 2001 - Accio Quote!
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 11 (The Duelling Club)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year ?, Side Quest "Over the Moon"
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 17 (Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 21 (The Eye of the Snake)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) - Chapter 12 (Thestrals and Sympathy)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) - Chapter 13 (Nick and Other Residents)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) - Chapter 25 (The Forbidden Forest)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) - Chapter 26 (Aragog)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7 (The Sorting Hat)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 3 (All About Bowtruckles)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 13 (Nicolas Flamel)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 28 (Snape's Worst Memory)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 19 (The Hungarian Horntail)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 28 (The Madness of Mr Crouch)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 18 (Into the Forest)
- Writing by J. K. Rowling: "The Hogwarts Express" at Wizarding World ("the castle and grounds have always been protected with Anti-Apparition Charms")
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 8 (The Potions Master)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 10 (The Vault of Ice) (Dumbledore mentions that one of the theories regarding the origins of the Cursed Vaults was that one of the four founders made them, which would include the Forest Vault.)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Nearly Headless Nick" (Professors Fortinbras and Bartholomew, who taught at the school sometime vaguely between the 15th century and 19th century, both researched the legends of the Cursed Vaults, which would have included the Forest Vault.)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 1 (Year Four Begins)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 4 (Curse-Breakers)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 6 (Explore the Forbidden Forest)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 14 (Cornelius Fudge)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 20 (The Dementor's Kiss)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 21 (Hermione's Secret)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 35 (Veritaserum)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 20 (Hagrid's Tale)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 32 (Out of the Fire)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 33 (Fight and Flight)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 19 (Elf Tails)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 33 (The Prince's Tale)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 15 (The Goblin's Revenge)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 34 (The Forest Again)
- J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat, Bloomsbury.com, July 30, 2007
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - Brilliant Event: Fantastic Flora and Fauna
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Writing by J. K. Rowling: "Werewolves" at Wizarding World
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 14 (Percy and Padfoot)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 31 (The Third Task)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
|Care of Magical Creatures|
|Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts|
|Hagrid's Hut · Forbidden Forest · Care of Magical Creatures classroom · Magical Creatures (club) · The Paddock|
|Professors||Silvanus Kettleburn · Rubeus Hagrid · Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank (substitute teacher)|
|Textbooks||The Monster Book of Monsters · Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|
|Creatures studied at Hogwarts|
|Blast-Ended Skrewt · Bowtruckle · Chimaera · Crup · Diricawl · Doxy · Fairy · Fire Crab · Fire Dwelling Salamander · Flobberworm · Fwooper · Glumbumble · Gnome · Golden Snidget · Griffin · Hippogriff · Imp · Jackalope · Knarl · Kneazle · Moke · Murtlap · Niffler · Occamy · Porlock · Quintaped · Streeler · Thestral · Unicorn|