Ron: "Are you a talking gargoyle?"
Gargoyle: "Do you normally talk to ones that can't speak?"
Ron: "I don't normally talk to gargoyles."
Gargoyle: "I should imagine many gargoyles are grateful for that."
Harry: "Thanks for talking to us. Let's go."
Hermione: "She didn't seem very happy."
— Finding one of the five talking gargoyles[src]

The Miserable Female Gargoyle (made 1737) was one of the talking gargoyles in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is located in the Transfiguration Courtyard of the castle. As of 1995, it was two-hundred and fifty-eight years old, and frequently reminded people of this fact.

During the 1995–1996 school year, Professor Binns assigned his Fifth year students the task of listing five talking gargoyles as a homework assignment. Harry Potter located the gargoyles as a favour to Dean Thomas so that he could attend the first meeting of Dumbledore's Army in the Room of Requirement.

Like the others, casting Incendio on the gargoyle causes it to breathe fire.

Behind the scenes

"Don't know, don't care, don't ask me."
—Conversation 1[src]
"Two-hundred and fifty-eight years I've been here. Two-hundred and fifty-eight years. And has anyone thought to clean the spiders out of my nose? Nooo they have not."
—Conversation 2[src]
"The things I've seen, sitting here. It's amazing what you can see from the top of a plinth for over two-hundred and fifty-eight years."
—Conversation 3[src]
"I'm two-hundred and fifty-eight years old, you know. And I think that qualifies me for a little bit of respect."
—Conversation 4[src]


Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the ground floor

Astronomy Tower courtyard · Balcony around the Great Hall · Bean Bonus Room · Boys' toilets · Caretaker's office · Central tower courtyard · Chamber off the Great Hall · Chamber of Reception · Classroom Eleven · Classroom 1B · Corridor off the Entrance Hall · Entrance Hall · Great Hall · Great Hall balcony · Ground Floor Corridor · Herbology Store · House Point Ceremony Chamber · Link Building · Marble Staircase · Middle Courtyard · Northern Courtyard · Northern Courtyard Annex · North Tower courtyard · Out Of Bounds · Oxford Corridor · Paved grounds · Portrait Room · Side chamber · Staffroom · Staffroom corridor · Storage Cupboard · Storeroom · Storeroom courtyard · Suspension Bridge · Temporary Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom · Transfiguration department · Viaduct Courtyard · Viaduct Entrance · Viaduct · Viaduct Courtyard Gatehouses · West Tower courtyard · Suspension Bridge foyer · The Quad

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the ground floor

Brian Gagwilde · Circe · Gargoyles at the staff room entrance · George von Rheticus · Giffard Abbott · Glanmore Peakes · Godric Gryffindor · Google Stump · Greta Catchlove · Henry Bumblepuft · Lonely Male Gargoyle · Lonely Male Gargoyle's friend · Medieval couple · Merwyn the Malicious · Mirabella Plunkett · Miserable Female Gargoyle · Norvel Twonk · Old Posh Baron · People watching Quidditch · Staring Portrait · Professor Swoopstikes · Temeritus Shanks · Timothy the Timid · Violet · Architect of Hogwarts · First Headmaster of Hogwarts · Jocunda Sykes · Sarcastic Male Gargoyle · Portrait of a girl with flowers · Wizard with a walrus moustache

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