Based on the Chamber of Secrets video game, they're beasts, as they have a solid form and can cause severe damage, enough that two bites can prove fatal. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 14:53, August 14, 2013 (UTC)
To be fair, it IS Gilderoy Lockhart we talk about, he would claim any creature which pose even the slightest danger for wizards and witches to be beasts to seem like a hero. I doubt the guy even knew about the Ministry classification. In adittion, Poltergeists are non-being, and they had to evacuate the school when Peeves got hold of weapons. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Simen Johannes Fagerli (talk • contribs).
But you also have to fight them beside the Whomping Willow, using "Lumos". I died ten times in the game before I figured out how to get away from them. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 15:42, August 14, 2013 (UTC)
Point being? Because you died ten times in a video game, that means that Gytrashes ISN'T Non-beings?
My point was that they are capable of physical contact, but I disgress; the book explicitly identifies them as beasts. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 03:09, August 15, 2013 (UTC)--Hunnie Bunn (talk) 03:09, August 15, 2013 (UTC)
Which book? By the way, so can Peeves, or else he wouldn't be able to throw things at the students. He just enjoy it more than fist fights. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Simen Johannes Fagerli (talk • contribs).
My apologies, I meant video game, and it is the video game we've already been discussing, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. And again, I disgress that their ability to harm individuals proves nothing of their status. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 14:24, August 15, 2013 (UTC)