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Creatures in the wizarding world are comprised of both magical and non-magical entities and are split by the Ministry of Magic into three classifications: Being, Beast, or Spirit. The current definition for these categories was laid down by Minister for Magic Grogan Stump in 1811.[1]

Ministry rating

The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures classifies magical creatures by perceived dangerousness on a scale from one (X) to five (XXXXX):

  • X: Boring
  • XX: Harmless / may be domesticated
  • XXX: Competent wizard should cope
  • XXXX: Dangerous / requires specialist knowledge / skilled wizard may handle
  • XXXXX: Known wizard killer / impossible to train or domesticate (or as Ron puts it, "Anything Hagrid likes")

All known beasts, beings and spirits fall into these categories.[1]

Mythological creatures

There are several creatures that the Lovegood family believes in the existence of, which may be mythological such as the Crumple-Horned Snorkack. Stories of these creatures have been known to appear in the Lovegoods' magazine, The Quibbler.

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