A Gytrash is a spectral dog that only comes out at night. This very fast and dangerous spectre has a long forked tail. The grounds of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are one of the locations in which Gytrashes are found. The Gytrash is sensitive to light and a simple Lumos spell can be used to ward it off.
Behind the scenes
- The Gytrash is a creature in English folklore, and is described as a black dog, that also sometimes took the form of a spectral mule. It is similar, and possibly related, to the Grim.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (GBA, GBC, and PS2 versions only) (Appears on a Bestiary)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (Appears on a Folio Bruti (GBA version only)) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)