I'm pretty it was already discussed, but I have a question: why this page is not name to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (fictional)", or something like that, and make the "normal' FBWFT a disambig page? Lady Junky 13:43, August 24, 2015 (UTC)

Why the companion book is so thin

It states explicitly in the book that it is intended for Muggles. The real, in-universe textbook is quite large, while the real-world book is very thin. The reason is likely because the reproduction is intended for Muggles, the volume is abridged so as not to reveal certain information to the non-magical community. I think it would be worth proposing this theory in the Behind the Scenes section.

This is probably not the case. The book is said to be an excact reprint of Harry's copy. It is only mesant to provide an overview of Magizoology, as written in the book by Newt himself. By the way, where does it say that the in-universe book is very large?--Rodolphus (talk) 20:45, November 29, 2016 (UTC)

2017 edition

Should we somehow mark the six creatures (Hidebehind, Hodag, Horned Serpent, Snallygaster, Thunderbird, & Wampus cat) that appear in the 2017 edition but not in the earlier ones? Since most people read the older editions, it might be confusing if wikia list creature as appearing in the book when in their copies those creatures don't exist. Janus100 (talk) 21:39, March 13, 2017 (UTC)

I think the comment on the version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them after the listing in Appearances is pretty clear. If we want, we could make a new FB|2017 option for the template to create a consistent text display for this edition. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 04:05, March 14, 2017 (UTC)