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Hungarian Horntail

Dragons of the wizarding world: Hungarian Horntail

An extremely vicious breed of dragon with black scales and a spiked tail


Hungarian Horntail fact file


Breed

Dragon

Appearance

Lizard-like with black scales, yellow eyes, bronze horns and similarly coloured tail spikes that protrude from its long tail

Magic Abilities

Dragon blood has many magical properties and their heartstrings can be used as wand cores

Dangers

Considered the most dangerous of all dragon types. Breathes fire at a range of up to fifty feet. Eats humans

Typical Habitats

Hungary

Supposedly the most dangerous of all dragon breeds, the Hungarian Horntail has black scales and is lizard-like in appearance.


Extract

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling

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I don’t envy the one who gets the Horntail. Vicious thing. Its back end’s as dangerous as its front


Charlie Weasley
Dragons of the wizarding world: Hungarian Horntail

Dragons of the wizarding world: Hungarian Horntail


People try to restrain the four dragons before the first Triwizard Task

Ranking the wizarding world’s top dragons


‘Worth seein’, trust me. On’y don’ go tellin’ anyone I showed yeh, right? Yeh’re not s’posed ter know.’


Extract

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling

Ron flying Harry's Firebolt from the Prisoner of Azkaban

Firebolt

By J.K. Rowling


Harry battles the Hungarian Horntail in the first task

Face to face with the dragon


Dragon calendar carousel

Pottermore’s guide to dragons


‘Will you look at that! Our youngest champion is quickest to get his egg! Well, this is going to shorten the odds on Mr Potter!’


Extract

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling