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{{Youmay|a creature sometimes confused with frogs.|[[The Toad|a ghost cut from final drafts of the first title in the ''Harry Potter'' series]]}}
 
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==History==
 
==History==
Many centuries ago, in blood-thirstier times when young witches and wizards were expected to personally pop out the newt eyes they were using in potions, they routinely brought boxes of toads to school for use in potions and in other charms. Over time, as the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] introduced legislation regarding animal cruelty (sub-sections 13-29 inclusive relate to potion ingredients and their production) such practices were gradually outlawed<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' information on toads, transcript available [http://pottermorespoilers.tumblr.com/post/9725039703/history-toads here]</ref>.
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Many centuries ago, in blood-thirstier times when young witches and wizards were expected to personally pop out the newt eyes they were using in potions, they routinely brought boxes of toads to school for use in potions and in other charms. Over time, as the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] introduced legislation regarding animal cruelty (sub-sections 13-29 inclusive relate to potion ingredients and their production) such practices were gradually outlawed<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' information on toads, transcript available [http://archive.is/20130109112545/pottermorespoilers.tumblr.com/post/9725039703/history-toads here]</ref>.
   
 
===Public opinion on toads===
 
===Public opinion on toads===
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==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
Although they do not have magical abilities they are useful to perform spells on or test potions on, such as when Professor Flitwick made Neville Longbottom's toad, [[Trevor]], fly around his classroom to demonstrate [[Levitation Charm|levitation]] [[spell]]s. Trevor was also subject to a [[Shrinking Solution]] Neville made in [[Potions (class)|Potions]], and was successfully turned into a tadpole.
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Although they do not have magical abilities they are useful to perform spells on or test potions on, such as when Professor Flitwick made Neville Longbottom's toad, [[Trevor]], fly around his classroom to demonstrate [[Levitation Charm|levitation]] [[spell]]s. Trevor was also subject to a [[Shrinking Solution]] Neville made in [[Potions (class)|Potions]], and was successfully turned into a tadpole. Toads are particularly useful to [[potioneer]]s, as the fact that they absorb liquids through their skin allows for easy testing of potions that are normally required to be ingested orally.<ref>''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]''</ref>
   
 
==Known uses of toads==
 
==Known uses of toads==
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*[[Neville Longbottom]] had a toad named [[Trevor]] for at least part of his time at Hogwarts, beginning in his [[1991|first year]] at the school.
 
*[[Neville Longbottom]] had a toad named [[Trevor]] for at least part of his time at Hogwarts, beginning in his [[1991|first year]] at the school.
 
*[[Dolores Umbridge]] was described as resembling a toad in appearance and mannerisms, leading students to call her an "old toad" and similar derogatory names.
 
*[[Dolores Umbridge]] was described as resembling a toad in appearance and mannerisms, leading students to call her an "old toad" and similar derogatory names.
*A [[chicken]] egg is hatched underneath a toad in order to produce a [[basilisk]].
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*A [[chicken]] [[egg]] is hatched underneath a toad in order to produce a [[basilisk]].
 
*In the conundrum presented for completing Chapter 1 of ''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'', [[Miranda Goshawk]] threatens to turn those who don't practice into toads.
 
*In the conundrum presented for completing Chapter 1 of ''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'', [[Miranda Goshawk]] threatens to turn those who don't practice into toads.
   
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Toad
Toad
Species information
Skin colour

Various

Native range

Various locations throughout the world

Toads are ordinary, non-magical creatures popularly known among Muggles as well as wizards and witches. Toads are one of the three animals students at Hogwarts are allowed to have at the school along with owls and cats.[1] The toad has been by far the least popular choice of pet, and Rubeus Hagrid said they went out of style years before 1991.[1]

HistoryEdit

Many centuries ago, in blood-thirstier times when young witches and wizards were expected to personally pop out the newt eyes they were using in potions, they routinely brought boxes of toads to school for use in potions and in other charms. Over time, as the Ministry of Magic introduced legislation regarding animal cruelty (sub-sections 13-29 inclusive relate to potion ingredients and their production) such practices were gradually outlawed[2].

Public opinion on toadsEdit

By the time Harry arrived at Hogwarts, possession of a pet toad conveyed neither cool nor status; indeed, it was
Toads

Purple toads in the Magical Menagerie on Pottermore.

something of an embarrassment. The toad, never much appreciated for its own personal appeal, gradually appeared (alive) less and less frequently at Hogwarts, unless hopping and swimming wild in the grounds. Neville's pet toad, Trevor, had nothing to commend him except a propensity for getting lost, and when he slipped off to join one day his brethren toads living in the Black Lake, both owner and pet had a sense of relief[2].

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

Although they do not have magical abilities they are useful to perform spells on or test potions on, such as when Professor Flitwick made Neville Longbottom's toad, Trevor, fly around his classroom to demonstrate levitation spells. Trevor was also subject to a Shrinking Solution Neville made in Potions, and was successfully turned into a tadpole. Toads are particularly useful to potioneers, as the fact that they absorb liquids through their skin allows for easy testing of potions that are normally required to be ingested orally.[3]

Known uses of toadsEdit

Trevor

Neville Longbottom's toad Trevor

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pottermore information on toads, transcript available here
  3. Wonderbook: Book of Potions
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