Total Nerd Everything The Harry Potter Characters Have Used The Room Of Requirement For  

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Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has many magical spaces, including hidden passageways, bathrooms with giant bubbling tubs, and a dining hall with a ceiling bewitched to reflect the real sky. But by far the coolest room at Hogwarts is the Room of Requirement. Many of the main characters have found uses for the Room of Requirement, some more sinister than others.

Throughout J.K. Rowling's series, the Room of Requirement serves as a secret meeting place, a wizard-style restroom, a romantic rendezvous spot, and more. To get in, someone must walk three times past the area on the seventh floor where the door is located, saying in their head what they want the room to be. 

The Room of Requirement serves a different purpose for each character, but its essential function is to appear when it is needed most, fully equipped with whatever the person requires, whether that's a chamber pot, mistletoe, or endless space for hiding illicit objects.

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Dumbledore's Army Uses The Room As A Meeting Place 

BookHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

What They Use It For: When Harry forms Dumbledore's Army and the secret club needs a place to meet, Dobby tells him about the Room of Requirement. Harry finds the room ready for teaching, complete with bookcases (and books, much to Hermione's pleasure), a whistle, and cushions for protection while practicing spells.

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What They Use It For: Harry is unable to find out what Draco is doing in the Room of Requirement because the room is Unplottable. He eventually learns Draco is using it to fix a Vanishing Cabinet that will allow Voldemort's people to enter Hogwarts undetected. 

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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Everything The Harry Potter Characters Have Used The Room Of Requirement For
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What They Use It For: When Harry needs to find a place to hide the Half-Blood Prince's Potions textbook, he chooses the Room of Requirement, which has transformed into a cathedral-like room with high windows, "a city with towering walls," full of illicit objects other Hogwarts students have hidden over the years.

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What They Use It For: Whenever caretaker Filch is running low on cleaning supplies, he finds more in the Room of Requirement.

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