“While there have been no proven referee slayings since, there have been several incidences of broom-tampering over the centuries, the most dangerous being the transformation of the referee’s broom into a Portkey, so that he or she is whisked away from the match halfway through and turns up months later in the Sahara Desert.”

J.K. Rowling, Quidditch Through the Ages

As the “Pokemon Go” app game is pretty massive at the moment, it got me thinking about what else you could play a similar game with. Obviously, my mind turned to Harry Potter!

How cool would it be to have a similar app where you look for magical creatures!

I was looking through “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” by Newt Scamander (I’m talking about the book JK Rowling wrote for Comic Relief back in 2001) and it classifies magical creatures from common to rare, and there’s a lot of them!

So you could easily find a Doxy hiding in your bedroom, a Gnome in your garden, or a Kneazle wandering around your street. Then you might need to venture further afield to find rarer creatures and find a Phoenix hiding in the mountains, a Thestral in the woods, or even a Kappa in your local duck pond!

As there’s going to be the new film “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” coming out soon, we may even get introduced to some brand new creatures!

“Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” by Newt Scamander (via Goodreads)

“In that Macondo forgotten even by the birds, where the dust and the heat had become so strong that it was difficult to breathe, secluded by solitude and love and by the solitude of love in a house where it was almost impossible to sleep because of the noise of the red ants, Aureliano, and Amaranta Úrsula were the only happy beings, and the most happy on the face of the earth.”

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude