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HOT DAMN--EVEN THE GOLDEN SNITCH SINGS TOO WHEN YA CATCH THAT SHIIIIITTTTT  OH YEAH OH YEAH OOOOOOOHHHHHHH YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH
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H-Hey H-Hey
|image=[[File:DH1 Golden Snitch 'I Open at the Close'.jpg|250px]]
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{{Quote|Get the Snitch or die trying.|[[Oliver Wood]] to team [[Seeker]], [[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
   
The '''Golden Snitch''', sometimes called simply the '''Snitch''', is the third ball used in [[Quidditch]]. It is a small gold-coloured sphere with silver wings and is about the size of a walnut. It flies around the Quidditch field at high speeds, sometimes pausing and hovering in place. The [[Seeker]]'s goal is to catch the Snitch before the other team's seeker, which is worth one-hundred and fifty points. The game can only end when the Snitch has been caught, or by mutual agreement of the two teams' Captains; the latter is very rare, however, as one team would have to lose.
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I’m the kinda girl who doesn’t say a word,
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Who sits at the curb and waits for the world
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But I’m about to break out, about to break out
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I’m like a crook tonight
   
[[File:Golden-snitch-lrg.png|thumb|left|Golden Snitch on [[Pottermore]].]]The Snitches have flesh memories and remember the touch of the first person who handled them in case of a disputed capture. Everyone, including the maker, has to wear gloves when handling the snitch until releasing one for each game. Because of this a new snitch must be used for each game. In [[Harry Potter]]'s very first match, which was against [[Slytherin Quidditch team|Slytherin]], he caught the Snitch in his mouth during the [[1991–1992 school year]].
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I caught you staring at me and I was thinking clearly
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And now I’m like a bee and I’m huntin’ for the honey
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And I’m kinda shy but you’re super fly yeah I could be your kryptonite
   
[[File:Quidditch_gameplay.png|thumb|Quidditch, the sport in which Golden Snitches are used.]][[Albus Dumbledore]] upon his death, [[The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore|left]] [[Harry Potter|Harry]] the [[Harry Potter's first Golden Snitch|first golden snitch]] he had caught. Dumbledore put enchanted writing on the snitch that could only be read when Harry touched it to his mouth. It read, "I open at the close". [[Dumbledore]] had also enchanted the Snitch to hold the [[Resurrection Stone]] inside of it, and it would only open for Harry once he accepted the fact that he needed to sacrifice himself in order to defeat [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]].
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Like ohh ohh ohh
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Light my heart up baby like a matchstick
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Ohh ohh ohh
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And hit the gas quick
   
Hogwarts Castle has at ''least'' three Snitches in total.<ref> James Potter, who lays his hands on a Snitch in 1975, would be identified, thus there ''must'' be another one for Harry to be idenitified by. ''After'' that, given that Harry, as far as it seems, keeps the Snitch once it opens in the forest, then there must be a third Snitch as well, for Quidditch to continue after Harry has finished Hogwarts.</ref>
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Ready or not
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Here I come
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Where you at?
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The night is young
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In the crowd the music’s loud but I will find you
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Ready or not
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Here I come
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I like your face
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Do you like my song?
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Just sing it la la la la la la and I'll find you
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Ready or not (Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh)
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Ready or not (Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh)
   
==History of the Golden Snitch==
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Hello my name is... (Bridgit)
[[File:Seeker.jpg|thumb|left|240px|[[Seeker]] [[Harry Potter]] in pursuit of the Golden Snitch in [[1993]].]]
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Nice to meet you
The Golden Snitch was originally not a ball, but a little bird called a [[Golden Snidget]]. It was introduced in [[1260s|1269]], when the Chief of the [[Wizards' Council]], [[Barberus Bragge]], unleashed a Golden Snidget during a Quidditch match, offering a reward of 150 [[Wizarding currency|Galleons]] to the player who caught the Snidget.
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I think you’re famous
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Where have I seen you?
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You’ll be my William, I’ll be your Kate
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Livin’ like a fairytale
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We could have a palace right next to Oprah
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37 cars and a yacht down in Boca
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Take me away wherever you say
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Yeah we could be setting sail
   
Thereafter, it became customary to set frightened Snidgets loose during games. As a tribute to Bragge, 150 points were given to the team that caught the Snidget. This Snidget-catching craze naturally harmed the bird's population (as Snidgets are very fragile birds, and a simple human grip is enough to crush them to death), but the wizarding community was then unwilling to stop this barbaric activity and ceased to use Snidgets only when the bird was labeled as endangered.
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Like ohh ohh ohh
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Light my heart up baby like a matchstick
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Ohh ohh ohh
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And hit the gas quick
   
[[File:Golden_Snitch.gif|thumb|250px|The Golden Snitch in Harry's hand.]]
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A replacement for the Golden Snidget was sought, and the skilled metal-charmer [[Bowman Wright]] invented the Golden Snitch to replace it. The Snitch weighed exactly the same as a Snidget, and its rotational wings imitated the bird's, allowing it to change direction and speed like its living counterpart.
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Here I come
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Where you at?
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The night is young
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In the crowd the music’s loud but I will find you
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Ready or not
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Here I come
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I like your face
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Do you like my song?
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Just sing it la la la la la la and I will find you
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Ready or not (Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh)
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Ready or not (Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh)
   
One tale concerning the Snitch is that, during a match on Bodmin Moor in [[1880s|1884]], it managed to avoid capture for six months until both teams finally gave up in disgust at the performance of their Seekers. Cornish [[Wizardkind|wizards and witches]] insist to this day that the Snitch is still wild in the area, which is possible due to its magical properties.
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Ready or not here I come here I come
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You’re like a breath of fresh air in my lungs
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You and me dance from the night to the dawn
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Ready or not here I come boy it's on
   
==Trivia==
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Ready or not here I come here I come
*For Harry's seventeenth birthday, in [[1997]], [[Molly Weasley]] made him a Golden Snitch-shaped birthday cake.
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You’re like a breath of fresh air in my lungs
*Strangely, in the first film, [[Oliver Wood]] holds a snitch in his bare hand. Technically, this should mean that the Snitch's flesh memory should lie with him. A likely solution could be that this was an old Snitch used for practice.
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You and me dance from the night to the dawn
*In the anime series <em>D.Gray-Man</em>, the golem that accompies the protangonist,Allen Walker, is often said to resemble the Golden Snitch.
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Ready or not here I come boy it's on
   
==Etymology==
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[[File:8.png|thumb|by [[Clare Melinsky]]]]
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Here I come
''The Golden Snitch'' moves as fast as a lightning bolt, which coincidentally is its name in Danish: ''Det Gyldne Lyn'', which means ''The Golden Lightning''.
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Where you at?
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The night is young
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In the crowd the music’s loud but I will find you
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Ready or not
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Here I come
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I like your face
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Do you like my song?
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Just sing it la la la la la la and I'll find you
   
==Appearances==
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[[File:Golden_Snitch_From_The_Wizarding_World_Of_Harry_Potter.png|thumb|200px|Golden Snitch From ''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]''.]]
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
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Boombada Boombada Boombada
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]] ''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
 
*''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book]]'' {{C|Appears as black-and-white illustration}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup]]''
 
*''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
 
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 21:10, November 26, 2012

HOT DAMN--EVEN THE GOLDEN SNITCH SINGS TOO WHEN YA CATCH THAT SHIIIIITTTTT  OH YEAH OH YEAH OOOOOOOHHHHHHH YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH H-Hey H-Hey H-H-Hey (H-Hey) Ouuuu... ouuuu... ouuuu...

I’m the kinda girl who doesn’t say a word, Who sits at the curb and waits for the world But I’m about to break out, about to break out I’m like a crook tonight

I caught you staring at me and I was thinking clearly And now I’m like a bee and I’m huntin’ for the honey And I’m kinda shy but you’re super fly yeah I could be your kryptonite

Like ohh ohh ohh Light my heart up baby like a matchstick Ohh ohh ohh And hit the gas quick

Ready or not Here I come Where you at? The night is young In the crowd the music’s loud but I will find you Ready or not Here I come I like your face Do you like my song? Just sing it la la la la la la and I'll find you Ready or not (Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh) Ready or not (Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh)

Hello my name is... (Bridgit) Nice to meet you I think you’re famous Where have I seen you? You’ll be my William, I’ll be your Kate Livin’ like a fairytale We could have a palace right next to Oprah 37 cars and a yacht down in Boca Take me away wherever you say Yeah we could be setting sail

Like ohh ohh ohh Light my heart up baby like a matchstick Ohh ohh ohh And hit the gas quick

Ready or not Here I come Where you at? The night is young In the crowd the music’s loud but I will find you Ready or not Here I come I like your face Do you like my song? Just sing it la la la la la la and I will find you Ready or not (Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh) Ready or not (Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh)

Ready or not here I come here I come You’re like a breath of fresh air in my lungs You and me dance from the night to the dawn Ready or not here I come boy it's on

Ready or not here I come here I come You’re like a breath of fresh air in my lungs You and me dance from the night to the dawn Ready or not here I come boy it's on

Ready or not Here I come Where you at? The night is young In the crowd the music’s loud but I will find you Ready or not Here I come I like your face Do you like my song? Just sing it la la la la la la and I'll find you

Ready or not (you're like a breath of fresh air in my lungs) Ready or not (here I come, ohhhh) Ready or not Ready or not Ready or not Ready or not Boombada Boombada Boombada Ready or not! 

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