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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
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Ouuuu... ouuuu... ouuuu...
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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}}
   
I’m the kinda girl who doesn’t say a word,
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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.
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
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[[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]].
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
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[[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]].
Light my heart up baby like a matchstick
 
Ohh ohh ohh
 
And hit the gas quick
 
   
Ready or not
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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>
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)
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==History of the Golden Snitch==
Nice to meet you
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[[File:Seeker.jpg|thumb|left|240px|[[Seeker]] [[Harry Potter]] in pursuit of the Golden Snitch in [[1993]].]]
I think you’re famous
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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.
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
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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.
Light my heart up baby like a matchstick
 
Ohh ohh ohh
 
And hit the gas quick
 
   
Ready or not
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[[File:Golden_Snitch.gif|thumb|250px|The Golden Snitch in Harry's hand.]]
Here I come
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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.
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
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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.
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
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==Trivia==
You’re like a breath of fresh air in my lungs
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*For Harry's seventeenth birthday, in [[1997]], [[Molly Weasley]] made him a Golden Snitch-shaped birthday cake.
You and me dance from the night to the dawn
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*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.
Ready or not here I come boy it's on
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*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.
   
Ready or not
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==Etymology==
Here I come
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[[File:8.png|thumb|by [[Clare Melinsky]]]]
Where you at?
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''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''.
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)
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==Appearances==
Ready or not (here I come, ohhhh)
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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]]''.]]
Ready or not
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
Ready or not
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
Ready or not
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
Ready or not
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
Boombada Boombada Boombada
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
Ready or not! 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]] ''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
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*''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book]]'' {{C|Appears as black-and-white illustration}}
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup]]''
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*''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
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{{Quidditch}}
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[[fr:Vif d'or]]
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[[it:Boccino d'Oro]]
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==References==
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<references/>
 
[[Category:Balls]]
 
[[Category:Balls]]
 
[[Category:Quidditch equipment]]
 
[[Category:Quidditch equipment]]

Revision as of 21:26, November 26, 2012

DH1 Golden Snitch 'I Open at the Close'
Golden Snitch
Object information
Manufacturer

Bowman Wright

Usage

Quidditch

"Get the Snitch or die trying."
Oliver Wood to team Seeker, Harry Potter[src]

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.

Golden-snitch-lrg
Golden Snitch on Pottermore.
ZRSFizzyBongsAdded by ZRSFizzyBongs
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, he caught the Snitch in his mouth during the 1991–1992 school year.
Quidditch gameplay
Quidditch, the sport in which Golden Snitches are used.
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Albus Dumbledore upon his death, left Harry the 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 Lord Voldemort.

Hogwarts Castle has at least three Snitches in total.[1]

History of the Golden Snitch

Seeker
Seeker Harry Potter in pursuit of the Golden Snitch in 1993.
OreadAdded by Oread

The Golden Snitch was originally not a ball, but a little bird called a Golden Snidget. It was introduced in 1269, when the Chief of the Wizards' Council, Barberus Bragge, unleashed a Golden Snidget during a Quidditch match, offering a reward of 150 Galleons to the player who caught the Snidget.

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.

Golden Snitch
The Golden Snitch in Harry's hand.
You-Know-WhoAdded by You-Know-Who

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.

One tale concerning the Snitch is that, during a match on Bodmin Moor in 1884, it managed to avoid capture for six months until both teams finally gave up in disgust at the performance of their Seekers. Cornish wizards and witches insist to this day that the Snitch is still wild in the area, which is possible due to its magical properties.

Trivia

  • For Harry's seventeenth birthday, in 1997, Molly Weasley made him a Golden Snitch-shaped birthday cake.
  • 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.
  • In the anime series D.Gray-Man, the golem that accompies the protangonist,Allen Walker, is often said to resemble the Golden Snitch.

Etymology

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by Clare Melinsky
HarryhogwartsAdded by Harryhogwarts

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.

Appearances

Golden Snitch From The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter
Golden Snitch From The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
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Game of Quidditch
Harry Potter and Snitch
Officials: Quidditch referee
Player positions: BeaterChaserKeeperSeeker
Playing equipment: Beater's batBludgerBroomstickGolden SnitchQuaffle

References

  1. 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.

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