Phials (also known as vials[1][2]) are containers which usually hold liquids or gases. Most potions and potion ingredients are bottled in phials and are consequently sold in those amounts.

One set of glass or crystal phials are part of the required equipment for classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. One place first-years can acquire them are in Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment in Diagon Alley: glass phials cost three Galleons and crystal phials cost seven.

Phials can also be purchased as part of the Potion Kit Bag sold at Mr Mulpepper's Apothecary, also in Diagon Alley.


There are quite possibly many different sorts of phials, but the two known sorts are made of glass and crystal.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Chapter 32
  3. Horace Slughorn can be seen taking out a phial with potion while walking down the stone steps from the Entrance Hall to the Viaduct Courtyard just before preparing for the Battle of Hogwarts.