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"I need to visit Zonko's. I'm nearly out of Stink Pellets."
-- Fred Weasley (PA8)

Zonko’s is a favourite place for Hogwarts students to shop. They carry “jokes and tricks to fulfill even Fred’s and George’s wildest dreams,” including Dungbombs, Hiccup Sweets, Frog Spawn Soap, and Nose-Biting Teacups (PA14). During the dark time of 1996 and 1997, Zonko’s closed and was boarded up. Fred and George visited Hogsmeade with an eye toward possibly buying the premises and turning it into a Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes (HBP18), though at least right away, this didn’t happen.

  • When Professor Snape caught Harry in the corridor at night with the Marauder's Map, he was skeptical of Harry's story that it was a Zonko's product, but Professor Lupin and Ron Weasley backed Harry up on his lie (PA14).

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