Species information
Skin colour


Hair colour

Black bristles

Native range


MoM Classification


The Horklump resembles a fleshy pink mushroom covered in black bristles. Originally native to Scandinavia, the Horklump is now found throughout northern Europe.


Physiology and ecology Edit

Horklumps spread sinewy tentacles rather than roots into the ground to look for their desired food of earthworms. They are fast breeders, and can cover an average garden in a matter of days. The Horklump is the favoured delicacy of the Gnome. Streeler venom is one of the few known substances that can kill Horklumps.

Uses and interaction with humansEdit

"Horklumps are pink, bristly mushroom-like creatures. It is very difficult to see why anyone would want to fondle them."
Albus Dumbledore's opinion on Honoria's financé's interactions with Horklumps.[src]

Horklumps have no discernible use, other than feeding gnomes (which is itself a problem). It is not known how the wizarding world views Horklumps, though Honoria Dumbledore's fiancé was once caught in the act of fondling some Horklumps, which shocked Honoria and caused to break off the relationship. However, the juice of the horklump is used in healing potions and herbicide.

Behind the scenesEdit

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  • Given their ability to overrun gardens within days and attract problem species, Horklumps are likely viewed as pests by Wizardkind. If this is true then it may explain why gnomes became so common in the first place; biological control is the control of a pest population's size by introducing the appropriate predator or parasite and so gnomes may have been introduced by wizards and witches to their gardens to rid them of Horklumps in the past before the gnomes themselves turned pest (a danger of this method of pest control).
  • Although Horklumps are referred to as pink in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, they have also been spotted in other media of the franchise in other colours (such as the yellow or green Horklumps of the games). These may represent mutant breeds, though it is also possible that it is one of the many mistakes made whenever Harry Potter is presented in a non-book form.


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