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|name=Prefects' bathroom
|image=[[File:Prefects Bath.jpg|250px]]
|location=[[Fifth Floor Hospital Tower Corridor]], [[Hospital Tower]], [[Hogwarts Castle]], [[Scotland]], [[Great Britain]]
|first=''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
|latest=''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{Mention}}
{{Quote|You know the Prefects' bathroom on the fifth floor? It's not a bad place for a bath.|Cedric to Harry Potter on the Prefects Bathroom|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)}}
The '''Prefects' bathroom''' is a special bathroom on the fifth floor of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] restricted to use by school [[Prefect]]s, [[Head Boy]]s, [[Head Girl]]s and [[Quidditch]] captains. It is located on the fifth floor behind the fourth door to the left of a statue of [[Boris the Bewildered]], which only opens when given the correct [[password]].
In one side of the room there are the stalls with toilets inside. <ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''</ref> Opposite the toilets there is a large, swimming pool-like tub with bath taps surrounding it.The pool-like bath is sunk into the ground and is not above ground. The bath taps all run different-coloured bath [[water]], soap bubbles, and foam.These bath taps are a hundred golden taps surrounding the whole pool-like tub, with a different jewel set in each tap.There are most likely bath supplies on one side of the pool, such as soap, bath oil, bath powder, bath salts, shampoo, hair spray, and conditioner. Looking at the tub, one would imagine it would take quite some time to fill, but it actually fills remarkably fast, considering its size.When Harry Potter first saw it, it was already filled to the brim with clear bath water, anyhow.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> Under the bathroom there are sewers that can be entered by blasting one section of the wall. These sewers may or may not be a part of the passages and tunnels of the [[Chamber of Secrets]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''</ref>
{{Quote|That gives you equal status with Prefects! You can use our special bathroom now and everything!|[[Hermione Granger]] to [[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
[[File:Harry_Prefect's_bathroom_1.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Harry Potter in the bathroom.]]
After the first task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]], disguised as [[Alastor Moody|Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody]], tells [[Cedric Diggory]] to open the [[golden egg]] that contains the clue for the second task under water. Cedric takes the egg to the prefects' bathroom and follows Crouch's advice. Underwater, he can hear the [[Black Lake Merpeople colony|merpeople]]'s song, but it takes him some time to deduce that it is sung by merpeople, despite the fact that the mermaid in a nearby painting is wide awake. [[Myrtle|Moaning Myrtle]], who visits this bathroom sometimes to spy on the prefects, witnesses the scene. Cedric then told Harry, in return for telling him about the first task: [[dragon]]s.
After the [[Yule Ball]], Cedric Diggory tells [[Harry Potter]] to try to solve the riddle of the golden egg while taking a bath in the prefects' bathroom. He also gives him the current password, which is "''pine fresh''". Harry follows his advice in the night of [[21 January]], [[1995]]. Awed as he is by the bathroom, he has no idea at first how a bath is going to help him solve the egg's clue. He fills the pool with water and bubble bath from several taps, takes a short swim and opens the egg. As usual, it emits a loud, wailing noise and he closes it quickly. Moaning Myrtle reveals her presence and tells him to open the egg under water, like Cedric did. To Myrtle's delight, Harry solves the clue much faster than Cedric.
One of the first things [[Hermione Granger]] mentions when she congratulates Harry for becoming Captain of the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] in [[1996]] is that he can now use the prefects' bathroom. [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] also mentions it while congratulating Harry. It is unknown whether Harry ever used the bathroom in his [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince|sixth year]], although it is presumed that Ron and Hermione did. It has pictures of mermaids on stained glass windows.
==Known passwords==
[[File:Prefectsbarthroom_mermaid.jpg|thumb|right|170px|The mermaid in the Prefect's Bathroom]]
*Pine Fresh
==Behind the scenes==
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', there is a very long level in which Harry, Ron, and Hermione trek through the bathroom's plumbing areas in search of the [[golden egg]], which Ron has dropped into one of the pipes.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', the bathroom can be freely visited by the trio. The golden egg still sits in the tub, and screeches its noise unless the tub is filled enough that the egg is covered by water, which can be achieved by casting [[Banishing Charm]] on the taps. The mermaid's song can then be understood. The tub can be emptied again by pulling the plug with the [[Summoning Charm]]. A [[rubber duck]] sits on the tub's edge.
* There is a short level in ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', where Harry must find the entrance to The Prefects' Bathroom (which is now in Moaning Myrtle's bathroom) and then persuade the mermaid on the window to throw the egg to him.
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', Harry wears his underwear to go in the giant bathtub instead of being naked.
*It is unclear whether the bathroom locks itself automatically when someone is using it. Harry worries he might be caught by [[Argus Filch]] when he is mulling over the egg clue in ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]], ''so the person going in does not lock the door, but the fact that both girls and boys can use the bathroom suggests there must be some way to ensure privacy.
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{Mention}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{Mention}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]'' {{comment|Entrance only}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]
==See also==
*[[Hogwarts Quidditch Captain]]
*[[Hogwarts Castle]]
==Notes and references==
{{Hogwarts fifth floor}}
[[fr:Salle de bains des préfets]]
[[ru:Ванная старост]]
[[Category:Hogwarts locations]]
[[Category:Hogwarts locations]]

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