Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Hinkypunk

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Hinkypunk
Type Creature
Features Marsh-dweller; carries a lantern
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Overview[edit]

A Hinkypunk is a small, one legged creature that appears to be made out of smoke. It carries a lantern that is used to lure unsuspecting travelers into bogs.

Extended Description[edit]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

The term is first introduced in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. When Professor Snape substitutes for Professor Lupin in Defense Against the Dark Arts, he instructs the class to turn to the section on Werewolves; Hermione protests "We're due to start hinkypunks."

Later in the year Professor Lupin sets up an obstacle course for the third years' final exam. One of the obstacles is to "squish their way across a patch of marsh while ignoring misleading directions from a hinkypunk."

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Questions[edit]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.