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A close-up of a Cornish pixie during Lockhart's Defence Against the Dark Arts class

Electric blue mischief-makers who delight in playing tricks

Cornish Pixies run amok in Lockhart's classroom.

Pesky pixies breaking free

The pixie is mostly found in Cornwall, England. Electric blue in colour, up to eight inches in height and very mischievous...


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Behind the scenes: Cornish pixies

Pottermore illustration cornish pixies

Freshly caught Cornish pixies

Harry replies to Lockhart's fanmail during detention.

Gilderoy Lockhart

By J.K. Rowling

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Well, they're not - they're not very - dangerous, are they?

Seamus Finnigan

β€˜I must ask you not to scream,’ said Lockhart in a low voice. β€˜It might provoke them.’


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

by J.K. Rowling

Neville is suspended by the ears by two Cornish pixies, during Defence Against the Dark Arts

Neville suspended

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Devillish tricky little blighters they can be!

Gilderoy Lockhart

Pixies fact file


Electric blue, reaching up to eight inches in height, and wingless

Magic Abilities

Can fly, and can carry the weight of a human in spite of their miniature size


Practical jokers, pixies like to cause havoc, and are known to seize humans by the ears

Typical Habitats

Cornwall, England