Fans Are Sharing Obscure 'Harry Potter' Lore About Quidditch

List Rules
Vote up the most interesting details about witches and wizards' favorite game.

Quidditch is the most popular sport in the Wizarding World and the exciting games are some of the most beloved scenes in the books. Despite how much characters in the book talk about the sport there is a lot about its history and rules that are unknown. These fans are pointing out some of the best lore bits about Quidditch.


  • 1
    32 VOTES

    Rowling Invented Quidditch After An Argument With Her Then-Boyfriend

    From Redditor u/Hufflepuff:

    J.K Rowling’s story on how she invented Quidditch due to her broken relationship with her then-boyfriend:

    'If you want to create a game like Quidditch, what you have to do is have an enormous argument with your then-boyfriend. You walk out of the house, you sit down in a pub, and you invent Quidditch. And I don't really know what the connection is between the row and Quidditch except that Quidditch is quite a violent game and maybe in my deepest, darkest soul I would quite like to see him hit by a bludger.' - J.K Rowling (2003)

  • 2
    37 VOTES

    Seekers Chased A Golden Bird Before The Snitch Was Invented

    From Redditor u/jaybaybay940:

    When Quidditch was first invented, the seekers chased a small golden bird called a snidget. As the snidget population dwindled, a man name Bowman Wright invented the first golden snitch.

  • 3
    29 VOTES

    Hogwarts Houses Earn Points For Each Point The Quidditch Team Scores

    From Redditor u/mo0nsugar:

    At Hogwarts, I believe they get House Cup points for every quidditch point. And if I remember correctly, their championship is based on total points across all games, as well. So in those instances, if you're definitely not going to win you can at least do damage control by catching it anyway.

  • 4
    30 VOTES

    Players Who Caught The Snidget Won 150 Galleons – Which Is Why Catching The Snitch Is Worth 150 Points

    From Redditor u/deadboyfriend:

    Quidditch was originally played without the snidget, which was later added in as a prize. Whichever player caught it earned 150 Galleons, which is why seekers win that many points. It was eventually replaced by the snitch.

  • 5
    25 VOTES

    Before Harry Joined The Team, Gryffindor's Quidditch Team Hadn't Won The Cup Since Charlie Weasley Played

    From Redditor u/lentcock:

    They won Charlie's second year in 1985 and didn't win again until 1993.

    And it looks like they only won it twice before Charlie.

    Years won:

    1953

    1970

    1985

    1993

    1995

    1996

  • 6
    27 VOTES

    'Excessive Use Of Elbows' Is One Of The Most Common Quidditch Fouls

    From Redditor u/Pagalingling40:

    Also known as cobbing. It's featured in Quidditch through ages as one of the 10 most common fouls.