Goblins are highly intelligent beings with a rich and long history in the wizarding world. Known for creating beautiful metal works including Godric Gryffindor’s sword, they have a distrust of the wizarding community, believing that any Goblin-made artefact ultimately belongs to the maker rather than the purchaser and should not be passed through the wizarding world.

However, despite this point of tension, wizards and goblins are able to co-exist relatively peacefully, and goblins both own and run Diagon Alley bank, Gringotts. Goblins were known to keep Nifflers, to help them uncover treasure.