What the Niffler might try to pinch in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald


The Niffler is back in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and on the loose in France. What might our favorite magical creature try to pinch?

There is a lot to look forward to in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We have young Albus Dumbledore coming into the series, Jacob Kowalski is back in the game, Credence is somehow alive and more, but most importantly, the Niffler is back.

We got a glimpse of the magical creature in the latest Comic-Con trailer of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and the moment the Niffler appeared, the world was sold on going to see the latest Wizarding World movie.

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Well, not quite, but everybody was damn happy to see the little creature.

So what might the Niffler get up to this time? A magical creature that likes all things shiny, the Niffler is basically the magpie of the magical world. We got to see many of the Nifflers antics in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, like pinching gold from the bank vault, stealing jewelry from a shop.

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They are in Paris now though, so there are a lot more sparkly and shiny objects of value up for grabs. Here are some suggestions of what the Niffler might set eyes on.

Most of these items can now be found in the Louvre Museum, which wasn’t opened until 1989. With Fantastic Beasts set in the late 20’s / early 30’s some of these items may not have been in Paris at the time, but if they were, the Niffler would find them.

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Mona Lisa

One of the most famous paintings in the world, the Niffler would no doubt be captivated by her smile. Painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, the Mona Lisa would easily be on the Nifflers list of valuable objects to try and pinch in Paris.

The Niffler would just have to figure out how to put it in its pouch.

Crown of Louis XV

A very shiny crown that would look wonderful on top of the Nifflers head; the Crown of Louis XV is decked out in jewels that are just too irresistible for the Niffler to resist. Housed in the Louvre Museum now, but probably displayed somewhere in Paris, during the 20’s/30’s, I think we can all see the Niffler heading off to find the crown in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Palace of Versailles

If you have ever visited Paris and the Palace of Versailles, then you will know that the Niffler would probably have a stroke in here. Decked head to toe in jewels and gold, the Palace of Versailles would be heaven to the magical creature.

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With absolutely no end to the amount of jewels and gold here, if the Niffler visited the Palace in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we may never see the little creature again.

Mini Eiffel Towers

I don’t know if they sold the little miniature Eiffel Towers on key rings back then, but if they did, you can sure bet the Niffler is going to come along and pinch some poor muggles supply of them.

That is until the Niffler realize they are probably not worth very much.

Other possibilities

Paris is filled with many other landmarks that hold valuables that may be of interest to the Niffler. The usual tourist hot spots like; Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Tuileries Garden, Place de la Concorde, and many, many more.

Basically, there aren’t a whole lot of places the Niffler wouldn’t want to go to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. I honestly think that if Newt lets the Niffler loose, he may never see the little rascal again.

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Where do you think the Niffler might go? Are you looking forward to seeing the magical creature again in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald? Share what you are thinking by leaving a comment below.