Poltergeists in the Harry Potter series are superficially similar to ghosts, but with some important differences. They are able to manipulate physical objects, whether by direct contact or through telekinesis is unclear, because they can also make themselves invisible. They tend to be mischievous and mean-spirited. It is unknown if they are the spirits of the dead like ghosts are.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.