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Published on Apr 11th 2016
Pottermore can exclusively reveal that the Niffler and a previously unknown creature called Swooping Evil will feature in Fantastic Beasts.

There’s a lot to take in from the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer, including some wondrous beasts.

They may have only featured on screen for a few, glimmering seconds, but there was no mistaking the appearance of not one, but two magical creatures in the new trailer. Did you spot them?

First of all, we see a small, long-snouted fellow who seems to have got itself a purse. This adorable little kleptomaniac – as we’re sure many of you will have figured out – is a Niffler, who was first introduced to us by Hagrid in Goblet of Fire.

Nifflers are known for their penchant for seeking out shiny things, and as we see in the trailer, this one has hit the jackpot. You may remember that the financially-challenged Ron Weasley was particularly taken with the cheeky little critters, and now we see one on film, we wish deeply that we could have one too.

Next up is something pretty special – a creature you won’t have seen or read about before. Introducing… the Swooping Evil.

We don’t know much about the Swooping Evil so far, except from what we see of it in the trailer. Newt throws a mysterious ball into the air and an immaculate, blue bird-like creature emerges from it, like a butterfly from a cocoon. But what exactly is it?

Considering the film’s title, it’s fair to say these won’t be the only creatures we’ll encounter, so keep checking in on Pottermore for more fantastic beasts, and quite literally, where to find them.


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