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The Pukwudgie is a magical creature native to North America.[1] Described as a short, grey, large-eared creature, they are distantly related to the European goblin. They have been known to both help humans and play tricks on them.

A Pukwudgie going by the name of William is famous for its role in the founding of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and to this day Pukwudgies are paid to provide security and maintenance services at the school.[1]

Physical Traits

Pukwudgies are known to have grey skin and grow to be about 2 to 3 feet tall. They also have long ears, notably similar to house elves. They are distantly related to European goblins.

Known Pukwudgies

  • William - a Pukwudgie whom Isolt Sayre rescued from a Hidebehind and nursed back to health. The two eventually became friends.[1] He was named after Isolt's murdered father.

Behind the scenes

  • The Pukwudgie is a creature that appears in the folklore of various indigenous peoples of North America, notably the Wampanoag.[2][3] It is typically described as two-to-three-feet tall and human-shaped, but with a larger nose, ears, and fingers and smooth, grey skin that sometimes glows.[2] Its magical abilities include disappearing and reappearing, partial or complete transformation into a porcupine or cougar, and creating fire.[2]


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