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What are the broomsticks called in Harry Potter?

Last Updated: 9th January, 2020

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The Nimbus is introduced as one of the best broomsticks in the wizarding world. Harry receives a Nimbus 2000 in Philosopher's Stone so that he can play for Gryffindor house.

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Consequently, what are the names of the broomsticks in Harry Potter?

If you're wondering which ones are the best of the best, here are all the broomsticks in Harry Potter ranked by speed.

  1. 1 Thunderbolt VII.
  2. 2 Firebolt.
  3. 3 Nimbus 2001.
  4. 4 Nimbus 2000.
  5. 5 Comet Two Ninety.
  6. 6 Cleansweep.
  7. 7 Shooting Star.
  8. 8 Silver Arrow.

Secondly, is a Firebolt better than a Nimbus 2000? The Nimbus 2001 is a broom produced by the Nimbus Racing Broom Company as part of their successful line of racing brooms. Released in August, 1992, it was faster than its predecessor, the Nimbus 2000. Despite the Firebolt being faster, the Nimbus 2001 is still used by the majority of Quidditch teams across the globe.

Likewise, people ask, what is the fastest broom in Harry Potter?

Firebolt

How many broomsticks did Harry Potter have?

In total he has had two broomsticks excluding the toy one. in the Prisoners of Azkaban the Whomping Willow destroys the Nimbus 2000, but later Sirius Black gives him the Firebolt.

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How fast is Harry Potter's Firebolt?

It is mentioned in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban that the Firebolt is capable of 0-150 mph (0-240Kph) acceleration in 10 seconds, which, for those interested in the physics, is approximately 0.7G.

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Does Hermione ever fly a broom?

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Who gave Harry the Nimbus 3000?

Professor McGonagall

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How much does a Firebolt Broom cost?

Ignoring inflation, this would make a Firebolt worth roughly 16,000 dollars, which seems a fair price for a world-class broom (as so much of Quidditch relies on having a good broom, it's clear that brooms are a big deal and the main equipment in any Quidditch match).

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Why is it called the Nimbus 2000?

The Nimbus 2000 was fastest broomstick during Harry's first year at Hogwarts and the Nimbus 2001 was fastest in the subsequent year. It's safe to assume that the number in the name represents a year. Harry used the Nimbus 2000 in 1993 and Malfoy used Nimbus 2001 in 1994.

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Can a Muggle fly a broom?

Yes, because the magic is in the broom. So if a muggle gets hold of a magical broom, they can fly around to their hearts content.

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Does Harry lose his Firebolt?

no harry does not ever get his firebolt back because when he was being transported to the burrow he was in the side car of sirius's bike and the broom fell out. LilyRosie said: Yes, he gets it back when Umbridge leaves Hogwarts, but looses it again( well, it breaks) in the 7th.

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Is Aunt Petunia a squib?

No, she is not a Squib. She is a Muggle, but—[Laughter]. You will have to read the other books. You might have got the impression that there is a little bit more to Aunt Petunia than meets the eye, and you will find out what it is.

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What do you say to summon your broom Harry Potter?

"Stick out your right hand over your broom,” called Madam Hooch at the front, “and say 'Up!'” “UP!” everyone shouted. Harry's broom jumped into his hand at once.

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Why is Harry's wand so special?

Harry Potter's wand was 11" long, made of holly, and possessed a phoenix feather core. This was described by Garrick Ollivander to be an unusual combination of wand core and wood. The feather was donated by Fawkes, Albus Dumbledore's phoenix. Harry's wand was described as being "nice and supple".

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Can Hermione fly on a broom?

'Stick out your right hand over your broom,' called Madam Hooch at the front, 'and say, “Up!”' Harry's broom jumped into his hand at once, but it was one of the few that did. Hermione Granger's had simply rolled over on the ground and Neville's hadn't moved at all.

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How do you fly on a broom?

Just straddle a broomstick, hop, and get your friend to snap a photo while you're midair. Stream all the pictures together and, presto! Flying broomstick. And, judging from this and similar videos on YouTube, mixing in some sweet techno music seems to help the illusion.

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Is there a Nimbus 3000 in Harry Potter?

Behold the mighty Nimbus 3000! Harry Potter's trusty Quidditch broom is now available for all your fancy dress needs! How else would Harry travel? Measuring at 36 inches long, this fancy dress accessory is suitable from ages 8+.

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What broom does Ginny have?

Ginevra Weasley's Broom. Ginevra Weasley had an unknown broom she used for Quidditch during her years at Hogwarts.

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How did Sirius afford a Firebolt?

It's actually quite simple. Sirius made an anonymous purchase with instruction to take the money from a specific vault number in Gringotts. Only the goblins would know the vault number belongs to the Blacks, and evidently they didn't care.

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How much does a Firebolt cost in Harry Potter?

Approximately $7.35 USD. It must have cost thousands of galleons though, because even costing 1000 galleons would only make it cost $7350, which I highly doubt is enough to clear out Harry's vault.