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An Erumpent takes chase

Rhinoceros-like in appearance, the Erumpent is a dangerous beast whose horn has explosive properties

Erumpents fact file


Very similar to a rhinoceros in appearance

Magic Abilities

Erumpent horns, tails and the Exploding Fluid are all used in potions, though considered dangerous


Will not attack unless provoked, but if it does charge, results are catastrophic. The horn's fluid will cause whatever it is injected with to explode

Typical Habitats


Illustration of an Erumpent from the beast size chart

Illustration depicting the size of an Erumpent

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But Harry, it’s an Erumpent horn! It’s a Class B Tradeable Material and it’s an extraordinarily dangerous thing to have in a house!

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Xenophilius Lovegood standing in the Lovegood House, where The Quibbler is printed

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The Erumpent is a large grey African beast of great power. Weighing up to a tonne, the Erumpent may be mistaken for a rhinoceros ...


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling

An Erumpent takes chase

An Erumpent takes chase