A leprechaun is a type of magical humanoid being that originates from Irish folklore. Regarded as a type of fairy, the leprechaun is known to use its magical abilities for mischief.
The leprechaun is a small creature, usually appearing no larger than a small child, though is often depicted as being middle-aged or elderly with red hair and a beard. They typically wear green clothing.
Leprechauns are solitary creatures that spend the majority of their time making shoes. They are said to possess great wealth, storing many gold coins in a pot at the end of the rainbow. Leprechauns are also notorious pranksters and use their magic powers for playing practical jokes on people. If a person is able to capture a leprechaun, the leprechaun will offer its captor three wishes in exchange for its freedom.