Flying Seahorses are a variant of regular seahorses, known for their ability to fly when provoked. They are found throughout lakes in Scotland, the most notable being the Black Lake.


A popular sport at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1990s was a game called "Flying Seahorse Fishing", in which one would use the Seize and Pull Charm on the flying seahorses.[1]

This was more than just recreational, however; they were a necessary ingredient in the Girding Potion, and Professor Severus Snape requested that each member of the class bring in three flying seahorses. Consequently, flying seahorse fishing was essential.


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