"You're an interesting man, Mr Scamander. Just like your suitcase, I think there's more to you than meets the eye."
Gellert Grindelwald disguised as Percival Graves[src]

Magizoologist Newton Scamander owned a magical suitcase, bewitched with an Undetectable Extension Charm, in which he held a number of beasts while he travelled.[1] He could hide the contents from Muggles by flipping a switch on the case.[2]


Newt's suitcase is an old brown, leather suitcase with Muggle-Worthy switches to hide the contents from Muggles.


The suitcase contains its own magically expanded world with many different Atmospheric Charms in place to sustain a number of different habitats for each creature. It also contains a shed for Newt.[3] Newt's shed has a picture of Leta Lestrange, his notebooks, Beast codes, a copy of Bestiarium Magicum, plants, Beak Balm, Shell Shiner, and other Magizoology books.

It also contains trees, grass, bamboo trees for the Occamies, a mountain for the Mooncalves, and a grassland for the Erumpent.

Creatures contained in the suitcase

This is a list of creatures[4] known to have been contained within the suitcase at one point or another:


In 1926, whilst visiting the United States of America, the beasts in Newt's suitcase escaped, whereupon he was accosted by Percival Graves, a powerful MACUSA Auror and right-hand man of the American wizarding community's leader, Seraphina Picquery.

When the suitcase fell into the hands of No-Maj, Jacob Kowalski, he is attacked by a murtlap, one of the many creatures Newt kept inside. Later he was invited into the suitcase by Newt to observe the beasts in their enclosures.[3]

Porpentina Goldstein took the suitcase with Newt and Jacob inside it to MACUSA headquarters where she informed them about the creatures that have escaped.[3]


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