This ghoul lived in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, possibly in the Ghoul Studies Classroom.[1]


In 1993, it attacked Neville Longbottom, after being set free by Draco Malfoy, Gregory Goyle and Vincent Crabbe. The ghoul threw objects at Neville and wailed at him. However, when Harry Potter and Ron Weasley arrived at the classroom, Ron prevented it from continuing to attack by using the Lumos Duo spell, which allowed him to trap it in a small box room.[1] What Charity Burbage, the Muggle Studies professor, did with the ghoul is unknown.

Behind the scenes

  • The ghoul appears only in the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube version of the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban video game adaptation.
  • The ghoul can be hit with spells such as the Knockback Jinx, though if done so, it will ignore Neville and charge at the caster with rage at a speed which makes it difficult to outrun. After damaging the caster with its dash, the ghoul will resume targeting Neville, unless provoked again.
    • It will also only charge at the caster if they happen to be within a certain range of it, as too far from the distance, the A.I. will not notice the player if they happen to be hiding behind something too far from it. It is possible however, to quickly climb onto something in order to make the ghoul cancel all its actions and return to its normal pattern if the player finds the jack-in-the-box Ron is meant to examine without opening it.


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