First Years Guide to Ace Defense Against the Dark Arts: A Study Guide

written by Lily Lavender

This book is intended for all who need a quick study reference guide for DADA-101. It has a glossary of terms & its appropriate meanings for the entire course. Each chapter is based on a lesson; where it won't go into grave detail, but will give you the necessary components to study for upcoming tests & assignments. This does not include mid-term & final exams. All detailed information about each topic is in your official lessons with the Professor. DO NOT COPY AS IT IS PLAGIARISM!

Last Updated






Lesson Four: Imps & Bowtruckles Study Guide

Chapter 5

The Three Categories are beasts, beings, & spirits. A beast is the exact opposite of a being. Beasts don't have an understanding of magical laws & therefore can't contribute to create laws. Grogan Stump, the Minister of Magic, created the meaning of a beast in 1811.

Beast Classifications

X: Boring
XX: Harmless (We will learn this year)
XXX: Competent wizards should cope (We will learn this year)
XXXX: Dangerous/Specialist training required
XXXXX: Known wizard killer

Imps are XX: Harmless. Imps are pranksters, usually do very little damage to a human, & they have the magical skill to apparate. Casting the Knockback Jinx will stun them, as well as the Verdimillious Charm; the sparks will surprise them. Imps can be pets, but only if you are a trickster such as George Weasley. Bowtruckles are XX: Harmless. They are peaceful creatures & they don't have magical abilities. Bowtruckles love woodlice & fairy eggs, they will live in trees only if the tree can create wand wood, & they are protectors.


The Knockback Jinx
Flipendo (fli-PEN-doh)
Wand Movement: A downward diagonal to the right, an upward diagonal to the right, ending with a swish
Concentration/Willpower: Low/Low to moderate
Effect: Emits a blue light to push your rival backwards

Fun Facts
Merpeople & centaurs are beings, but are deemed beasts by their own preference. Sphinxes & Acromantulas could be beings too, but are deemed vicious & are grouped as beasts instead.
Some have wanted to group Muggles as beasts, but has never been carried out by the Ministry of Magic.
Imps frequently resemble pixies, but are less terrifying & don't have wings.
Bowtruckles have two fingers on each hand.

Hogwarts is Here © 2023 was made for fans, by fans, and is not endorsed or supported directly or indirectly with Warner Bros. Entertainment, JK Rowling, Wizarding World Digital, or any of the official Harry Potter trademark/right holders.
Powered by minerva-b