Hungarian Horntail
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Related to

See Dragon

Native range


Length of average adult


MoM Classification




"I don't envy the one who gets the Horntail. Vicious thing. Its back end's as dangerous as its front."
Charlie Weasley about the first challenge of the Triwizard Tournament[src]

The Hungarian Horntail is a dragon native to Hungary and is considered to be the most dangerous dragon breed. It has brown skin, a spiked tail, and bronze horns protruding from its head. It has yellow eyes with vertical pupils. Its roar is a yowling, screeching scream, and its flame can reach to about fifty feet. While having a very far reaching flame the Horntails breath can reach extremely high temperatures as it made a stone turn red hot in seconds. The Horntail's foods of choice include cattle, sheep, and goat. Its eggs are cement-coloured with very hard shells.

Horntails are also known for being one of the most vicious breeds of dragon; even Rubeus Hagrid commented on their ferocity. Along with their viciousness Horntails are shown being extremely fast while in flight able to keep up with a Firebolt broomstick, a broom capable of going from 0 to 150 miles per hour in 10 seconds. Horntails are also seen able to keep up with Harry Potter's flying skills; a very impressive feat considering Harry's talent as a seeker.

The 1994 Triwizard TournamentEdit

"Oh, don't worry about 'em, Harry, they're seriously misunderstood creatures-- [Horntail breathes fires a bit too close to Harry and Hagrid's position] ...Although, I have to admit that Horntail is a right nasty piece of work."
Hagrid about the Hungarian Horntail[src]

A Hungarian Horntail was to be faced during the First Task of the 1994 Triwizard Tournament, in an effort to retrieve a Golden egg. Harry Potter had to face it after selecting, at random, a tiny model depicting the Horntail from a bag. He Summoned his Firebolt broomstick to him and used it to maneuver around the dragon to retrieve the egg. It is stated that Ron Weasley's brother Charlie helped transport the dragon from Romania.

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