"Evil creature that roams the night feeding on the blood of living beings. Cannot go out in the daylight."

A vampire is a dark magical humanoid that is famed for biting people on the neck and sucking their blood.[4] They are part of the family of beings known as the Living Dead.[5]

Known vampires

Physical appearance

They are usually pale and gaunt[1] with sharp fangs for puncturing the throats of their victims.


Vampires have a very strong aversion to garlic and can have been kept at bay by its presence.[8] They drink blood, though they are able to eat other foods such as pasties,[10] and Honeydukes sell lollipops that taste like blood, presumably for vampires to use.[11]

Events involving vampires

  • Professor Quirinus Quirrell claimed to have had an encounter with vampires in the Black Forest during his break from teaching to get some "hands-on" experience with dealing with the Dark Arts. Whether this is true, or a cover to hide his encounter with Lord Voldemort in Albania, is unclear.[8]
    • Quirrell's story about a vampire is in some respect true, as Voldemort at the time was in a state between life and death, and himself admits that he was living parasitically off of the professor. This even includes making Quirrell drink the blood of unicorns from the Forbidden Forest.
  • Gilderoy Lockhart wrote a book, Voyages with Vampires, about his supposed encounters with vampires. The book included information on a vampire that, after an encounter with Lockhart, could eat nothing but lettuce.[12] As Lockhart merely took the credit for other wizards' accomplishments, this encounter likely happened to someone else.
  • At Honeydukes, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger wonder what kind of sweets to get for Harry. Hermione rejects the blood-flavoured lollipops, saying that they must be for vampires.

Sanguini, a vampire

Behind the scenes


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See also

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  2. Per the infobox image, which comes from Pottermore.
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - In Gilderoy Lockhart's Marauding with Monsters, the Black Forest is mentioned to be "vampire-infested".
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scholastic Official Site - Glossary (archived)
  5. Pottermore - The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Chocolate Frog Cards
  7. 7.0 7.1 Wizard of the Month
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 20 (Hagrid's Tale)
  10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 15 (The Unbreakable Vow) - “Here, have a pasty,” said Worple, seizing one from a passing elf and stuffing it into Sanguini’s hand before turning his attention back to Harry.
  11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  13. 13.0 13.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 10 (Mayhem at the Ministry)
  14. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  15. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (see this image)
  16. Interview with J. K. Rowling at Accio Quote!
  17. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 1, Chapter 3 (Dealing With Trouble)
  18. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 1, "Christmas at Hogwarts" Achievement
  19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  20. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
  21. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Vampires" at Pottermore

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