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"The Graphorn is found in mountainous European regions. Large and greyish purple with a humped back, the Graphorn has two very long, sharp horns, walks on large, four-thumbed feet, and has an extremely aggressive nature. Mountain trolls can occasionally be seen mounted on Graphorns, though the latter do not seem to take kindly to attempts to tame them and it is more common to see a troll covered in Graphorn scars. Powdered Graphorn horn is used in many potions, though it is immensely expensive owing to the difficulty in collecting it. Graphorn hide is even tougher than a dragon’s and repels most spells."
Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them[src]

The Graphorn is a dangerous and aggressive magical beast native to the mountains of Europe.

Description

The Graphorn is large and hump-backed, with grayish-purple skin tougher than that of dragons. It can repel most spells, has two golden horns, and walks on large four-thumbed feet. Its mouth is made of tentacle-like appendages, that are used to grab food and put it in its mouth. It also uses these to show affection. It is said to resemble a sabre-toothed tiger.[1]

History

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Graphorns in the Newt Scamander's suitcase

The famous English Magizoologist Newton Scamander had the last pair of breeding Graphorns, along with two young Graphorns, in his suitcase during his visit to New York in 1926.[2][3] In 1927, a Graphorn was one of the attractions for the wizarding Circus Arcanus, which toured Paris in 1927.[4]

Mountain Trolls were reported to be riding Graphorns through Hungary in 2020.[5]

During the Calamity in the 2010s, several Fire Confoundables were guarding Graphorn Foundables. Volunteer members of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force had to overpower these Confounables using the Water-Making Spell to extinguish the fire and allow for the Graphorn Foundables to return to their rightful places in the Wizarding world.[6]

Uses

Graphorn horns are highly prized potion ingredients and are used in potions such as the Antidote to Uncommon Poisons.[7] Graphorns are sometimes used as mounts by Mountain Trolls, but the Graphorn strongly dislikes this - it is more common to see mountain trolls covered in scars from a Graphorn.

In the Study of Ancient Runes, the Graphorn's two sharp horns are used to represent the number two.[8]

Appearances

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A young Graphorn as seen on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Notes and references


Study of Ancient Runes
Ancient Runes Made Easy
Professor: Bathsheda Babbling
Textbooks: Advanced Rune Translation · Ancient Runes Made Easy · Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms · Rune Dictionary · Spellman's Syllabary
Known Runes: Acromantula · Demiguise · Ehwaz · Eihwaz · Fwooper · Graphorn · Hydra · Quintaped · Runespoor · Salamander · Unicorn · Unknown · Mark of Merlin


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