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A '''Niffler''' is a treasure-hunting creature with a long narrow snout. They are very attracted to shiny things, which makes them wonderful for locating anything metallic or shimmery, but they might bite if a person is wearing any jewellery.
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A '''Niffler''' was a creature with a long snout and a coat of black, fluffy fur.<ref name="fb-real" /> They were attracted to shiny things, which made them wonderful for locating treasure, but this also meant that they could wreak havoc if kept (or set loose) indoors.<ref name="fb-real" />
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==Description==
 
==Description==
Nifflers are gentle creatures, and can be affectionate towards their owners, but will also destroy belongings and property looking for things that sparkle. Nifflers [[File:7387038546_a3f433c1c5_o.jpg|thumb|Niffler toy found on Neville Longbottom's bedside table]]live twenty feet below the ground in lairs, and can produce six to eight young in a single litter.
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Nifflers were rodent-like creatures with a long snout and a coat of black, fluffy fur.<ref name="fb-real">''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]''</ref> Native to [[Great Britain|Britain]], they lived in burrows as deep as twenty feet below ground, and produced six to eight young in a single litter.<ref name="fb-real"/>
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Nifflers were gentle by nature and could even be affectionate towards their owners.<ref name="fb-real" /> However, they could destroy belongings looking for sparkly objects, and for that reason it was inadvisable to keep them as a house pet.<ref name="fb-real" />
   
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
Nifflers are kept by [[Goblin]]s to burrow for treasure.
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Nifflers were kept by [[Goblin]]s to burrow for treasure.<ref name="fb-real" />
   
During the [[1994–1995 school year]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]] used them as part of the [[Fourth year]]s [[Care of Magical Creatures]] class. Prior to class he hid [[Leprechaun gold]] in the earth in front of his hut. He paired each student with a Niffler and promised a prize to whoever found the most gold. [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] asked [[Rubeus Hagrid]] if they could buy these Nifflers as pets, and with knowledge, Hagrid said his mum wouldn't want one because they wreck houses, but this was not a definitive "no". This means there is a very good chance that wizards can purchase Nifflers. When Hagrid caught [[Gregory Goyle]] pocketing the gold, he explained that trying to steal it was pointless, as Leprechaun gold was worthless because it disappeared after a few hours. Ron's Niffler found the most gold, so Hagrid rewarded him with a large slab of [[chocolate]] from [[Honeydukes]].
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During the [[1994–1995 school year]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]] used them as part of the [[Fourth year]]s [[Care of Magical Creatures]] class. Prior to class he hid [[Leprechaun gold]] in the earth in front of his hut. He paired each student with a Niffler and promised a prize to whoever found the most gold. [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] asked [[Rubeus Hagrid]] if they could buy these Nifflers as pets, and with knowledge, Hagrid said his mum wouldn't want one because they wreck houses, but this was not a definitive "no". This means there is a very good chance that wizards can purchase Nifflers. When Hagrid caught [[Gregory Goyle]] pocketing the gold, he explained that trying to steal it was pointless, as Leprechaun gold was worthless because it disappeared after a few hours. Ron's Niffler found the most gold, so Hagrid rewarded him with an extremely large slab of [[chocolate]] from [[Honeydukes]].
   
During [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s tenure as Headmistress of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], [[Lee Jordan]] used a [[Levitation Charm]] to levitate two Nifflers through her office window to wreck the place. Umbridge blamed Hagrid for it, and this did not help him during her [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor]] inspections.
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During [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s tenure as Headmistress of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], [[Lee Jordan]] used a [[Levitation Charm]] to levitate two Nifflers through her office window to wreck the place. Umbridge blamed Hagrid for it, and this did not help him in the least during her [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor]] inspections.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', Nifflers can be seen in outdoor places such as on the Hogwarts grounds, and in the maze used for the [[Triwizard Tournament|Third Task]]. They can be shot with [[Reductor Curse|Reducto]] and similar [[spell]]s for Studs. Sometimes, like on the shores of the [[Black Lake]], a certain number must be shot to unlock characters. They appear similar to moles.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', Nifflers can be seen in outdoor places such as on the Hogwarts grounds, and in the maze used for the [[Triwizard Tournament|Third Task]]. They can be shot with [[Reductor Curse|Reducto]] and similar [[spell]]s for Studs. Sometimes, like on the shores of the [[Black Lake]], a certain number must be shot to unlock characters. They appear similar to moles.
 
*After the second Niffler was let loose in Dolores Umbridge's office, she put in place an extra security protection that caused her to catch Harry when he snuck into the office to use the fireplace.
 
*After the second Niffler was let loose in Dolores Umbridge's office, she put in place an extra security protection that caused her to catch Harry when he snuck into the office to use the fireplace.
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]'' {{Comment|GBA and NDS versions only}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
 
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
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*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film trilogy)]]''<ref>[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/11/05/fantastic-beasts-creatures-list Fantastic Beasts: 7 creatures we expect]</ref>
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
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==Notes and references==
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Latest revision as of 16:58, April 16, 2016

A Niffler was a creature with a long snout and a coat of black, fluffy fur.[1] They were attracted to shiny things, which made them wonderful for locating treasure, but this also meant that they could wreak havoc if kept (or set loose) indoors.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Nifflers were rodent-like creatures with a long snout and a coat of black, fluffy fur.[1] Native to Britain, they lived in burrows as deep as twenty feet below ground, and produced six to eight young in a single litter.[1]

Nifflers were gentle by nature and could even be affectionate towards their owners.[1] However, they could destroy belongings looking for sparkly objects, and for that reason it was inadvisable to keep them as a house pet.[1]

Known usesEdit

Nifflers were kept by Goblins to burrow for treasure.[1]

During the 1994–1995 school year, Rubeus Hagrid used them as part of the Fourth years Care of Magical Creatures class. Prior to class he hid Leprechaun gold in the earth in front of his hut. He paired each student with a Niffler and promised a prize to whoever found the most gold. Ron Weasley asked Rubeus Hagrid if they could buy these Nifflers as pets, and with knowledge, Hagrid said his mum wouldn't want one because they wreck houses, but this was not a definitive "no". This means there is a very good chance that wizards can purchase Nifflers. When Hagrid caught Gregory Goyle pocketing the gold, he explained that trying to steal it was pointless, as Leprechaun gold was worthless because it disappeared after a few hours. Ron's Niffler found the most gold, so Hagrid rewarded him with an extremely large slab of chocolate from Honeydukes.

During Dolores Umbridge's tenure as Headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Lee Jordan used a Levitation Charm to levitate two Nifflers through her office window to wreck the place. Umbridge blamed Hagrid for it, and this did not help him in the least during her Hogwarts High Inquisitor inspections.

Behind the scenesEdit

Niffler
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Nifflers can be seen in outdoor places such as on the Hogwarts grounds, and in the maze used for the Third Task. They can be shot with Reducto and similar spells for Studs. Sometimes, like on the shores of the Black Lake, a certain number must be shot to unlock characters. They appear similar to moles.
  • After the second Niffler was let loose in Dolores Umbridge's office, she put in place an extra security protection that caused her to catch Harry when he snuck into the office to use the fireplace.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Care of Magical Creatures
The Monster Book
Professors: Silvanus Kettleburn · Rubeus Hagrid · Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank (substitute teacher)
Textbooks: The Monster Book of Monsters · Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts: Hagrid's Hut · Forbidden Forest · Care of Magical Creatures classroom
Creatures studied: Hippogriffs · Flobberworms · Salamanders · Blast-Ended Skrewts · Nifflers · Unicorns · Thestrals · Bowtruckles · Crups · Fire crabs · Knarls · Kneazles · Porlocks



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