• Games, toys, and jokes One of the range of sweets found in a Skiving Snackbox, this causes the eater to faint. During the twins’ beta tests on the volunteer Gryffindor first years, the eater remained unconscious until fed the antidote by someone else. Hermione found these testing methods alarming (OP13). Read More
• Hogwarts In order to alert the members of Dumbledore’s Army to an upcoming meeting, each person was given a fake Galleon (OP19). The serial numbers of the fake Galleon would change to show the date and time of the upcoming session and the Galleon would become warm. Read More
• Character Perpetua Fancourt was the inventor of the lunascope (FW). Fancourt attended Hogwarts, where she was in Ravenclaw House. She must have been rather young when she invented the lunascope, since she was born in 1900 (FW) and lunascopes were around by 1926 (WFT). Read More
• Creature A gift for Lily Potter from her uncle prior to the start of the Hogwarts school year, this was one of three gifts given by Ron Weasley to the Potter children. James got a comb that turned his hair pink and Albus received a love potion (CC1.7). Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Faulty Wands Recalled is a news article appearing on page 1 of the Daily Prophet (DP1). The Department of Magical Equipment Control issued a warning about defective wands being sold in Diagon Alley by “Honest” Willy Wagstaff, who is also suspected of selling sub-standard cauldrons to the public The… Read More
• Source A Muggle version of the venerable guide to magical creatures which is known all through the Wizarding world. Fantastic Beasts is used as a textbook at Hogwarts, and this edition has marks and scribbles throughout purportedly from Harry and his friends. Published: March 12, 2001 Published by Obscurus… Read More
• Food and drinks • Games, toys, and jokes One selection in the Weasley Twins’ Skiving Snackboxes (OP6). Read More
• Broomsticks The Firebolt, released in the summer of 1993, is the fastest racing broom in the world at that time. Developed by Randolph Spudmore, it is ground-breaking in that it has goblin-made ironwork parts – although working with goblins leads to frequent strikes, making this quite a rare broom. Features:… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Dr. Filibuster’s Fabulous Wet-Start No-Heat Fireworks can be purchased in Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop (CS4). Fred and George famously created their own line of magical fireworks which featured fiery creature which almost seemed to be intelligent. Read More
• Character Flamel is a celebrated alchemist (DH2) who is famous for creating the only known Philosopher’s Stone in existence. As a result, Flamel and his wife Perenelle (b. circa 1333) lived for over 600 years (PS17, JKR). Dumbledore did some alchemical work with him in… Read More
• Character Perenelle Flamel was Nicolas Flamel’s wife (PS17). She and her future husband met while attending Beauxbatons Academy (Pm). Read More
• Character Fleamont Potter was the father of James Potter and the inventor of Sleekeazy’s hair potion, the sale of which added to the family’s already vast wealth. When he retired, he sold the company for an enormous profit (Pm). Fleamont Potter inherited the Cloak of Invisibility from his father, a direct… Read More
• Magical effects A flesh memory is a memory retained by a Golden Snitch of the Seeker who caught it. Read More
• Transportation Floo Powder is a silvery powder, was invented in the 1200s by Ignatia Wildsmith (FW), and when thrown in the fire allows magical travel and magical communication between fireplaces connected to the Floo Network. The powder is thrown into the flames, which burst up emerald green. To travel, a witch or… Read More
• Event Using Floo powder for the first time, Harry fails to follow all the instructions he’s given by the Weasleys and ends up one fireplace off. It happens to be the fireplace in Borgin and Burkes, a shop in Knockturn Alley selling all manner of dark magic items. He barely hides… Read More
• Magical objects The flying motorbike is an amazing Muggle machine was once owned by Sirius Black. It’s huge, big enough to carry Hagrid (or perhaps it magically expands as necessary to accommodate its rider (PS1, DH4)). Later Arthur Weasley got hold of it, and customized it still further (DH4). The… Read More
• Broomsticks Flyte and Barker are the manufacturers of the Twigger 90 broomstick, which was developed in 1990 to rival brooms from the Nimbus Racing Broom Company. Although expensive and with extra features, it had an unfortunate tendency to warp (QA9). Read More
• Security The Foe-Glass is a device looks like a mirror, but it does not reflect the scene in front of it. Instead, it shows the enemies – the foes – of its owner. The foes are shadowy, indistinct, out-of-focus figures if distant; the images become more distinct as the foes get… Read More
• Event Leaving Privet Drive in Surrey, Fred and George fly the Anglia west to Devon, toward the Burrow. The trip apparently takes several hours, since when they leave it’s nighttime and when they arrive the sun is coming up (which would be just before 6 am at that location and on… Read More
• Event After telling Harry and Ron what he knows about the Chamber of Secrets and its monster, Aragog indicates to his family that they are allowed to eat the boys and Fang. Just in time, the Ford Anglia, which appears to have “gone wild” in the Forbidden Forest and developed sentience… Read More
• Event After Harry and Ron can’t get onto platform 9 and 3/4, they take Mr. Weasleys’ Ford Anglia and fly it from the train station in London to Hogwarts. When they arrive, they are attacked by the Whomping Willow. Once they escape and get far enough away, the Ford Anglia throws… Read More
• Event Fred and George know that Harry desperately wants to go to Hogsmeade but he is not allowed because escaped convict Sirius Black is on the loose and the castle is surrounded by Dementors. So they decide to give him the Marauder’s Map, which they discovered in Filch’s filing cabinet under… Read More
• Event As they stand ready to leave Hogwarts, flying off into the sunset on their brooms, they announce to the awed crowd of students: “If anyone fancies buying a Portable Swamp, as demonstrated upstairs, come to number ninety-three, Diagon Alley – Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes. Our new premises!” Fred and George Weasley worked for… Read More
• Event The students in general act up in rebellion when Umbridge replaces Dumbledore as the school’s head, but Fred and George’s act of protest – wreaking havoc by setting off a whole crate of their Wildfire Whiz-Bangs fireworks inside the castle – takes the cake. Similarly displeased with Umbridge, the teachers… Read More