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A werewolf in the forest from the Prisoner of Azkaban

Once infected by lycanthropy, they transform into a deadly wolf every full moon

Werewolves fact file


Werewolves are lycanthropes, and can infect others with their bite

Magic Abilities

Painful transformation, ability to infect others


A werewolf bite can kill, or turn their victim into a werewolf

Typical Habitats

During a full moon

He pushed his greying hair out of his eyes, thought for a moment, then said, ‘That’s where all of this starts...


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by J.K. Rowling

Remus and Sirius fight as werewolf and dog.

Moony vs. Padfoot

Remus and Sirius fight as werewolf and dog.


By J.K. Rowling

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They will not want a werewolf teaching their children, Harry. And after last night, I see their point.

Remus Lupin
An illustration of Fenrir Greyback covered in blood.

A savage werewolf

Prongs, Padfoot, Moony and Wormtail in their transfigured animal forms.

Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs