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Gryffindor Seeker Harry Potter chasing the Golden Snitch

"Usually the lightest and fastest fliers, Seekers need both a sharp eye and the ability to fly one- or no-handed"
—Description of Seekers[src]
Seeker is a position in the wizarding sport of Quidditch. There is one Seeker per team. The goal of the Seeker is to catch the Golden Snitch. They play a crucial role in Quidditch, as a game does not end until the Seeker catches the Snitch. A team whose Seeker catches the Snitch receives 150 points, which almost always wins the match for that team.

History of the Seeker

The position of the Seeker, known as the Hunter, was introduced in response to Barberus Bragge's introduction of the Golden Snidget during a match in 1269 making it the newest position in the game.


Seekers are generally the smallest and lightest players on a team, and there is a certain glamour attached to playing as a Seeker. Generally, the Seeker is also the most fouled player on the team.

In team portraits, the Seeker sits in the middle of the first row.[1]

Known Seekers

Seeker Badge - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™

A blue Seeker Badge.

Seeker Badge (Brown and Maroon) - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™

A brown-maroon Seeker Badge.

Team Name
American National Quidditch team Ariel Singleton
Maximus Brankovitch III
Appleby Arrows Gregory Cotton
Australian National Quidditch team Lucy Karoonda
Bulgarian National Quidditch team Viktor Krum
Krum 002
Chudley Cannons Galvin Gudgeon
English National Quidditch team Blythe Parkin
Roderick Plumpton
Fitchburg Finches Maximus Brankovitch III
French National Quidditch team Cybèle Peltier
German National Quidditch team Konrad Weiss
Grodzisk Goblins Josef Wronski
Gryffindor Quidditch team Charlie Weasley
Ginny Weasley
Harry Potter
Harry Potter (HBP promo) 3
Unidentified Gryffindor seeker
Holyhead Harpies Glynnis Griffiths
Hufflepuff Quidditch team Cedric Diggory
Irish National Quidditch team Aidan Lynch
Japanese National Quidditch team Shizuka Watanabe
Kenmare Kestrels Aidan Kiely
Montrose Magpies Eunice Murray
Lennox Campbell
Nordic National Quidditch team Tina Lundstrom
Puddlemere United Benjy Williams
Pride of Portree Dougal McBride
Ravenclaw Quidditch team Cho Chang
Gilderoy Lockhart (claimed)
Slytherin Quidditch team Draco Malfoy
Regulus Black
Terence Higgs
Spanish National Quidditch team Iñigo Fuente
Tutshill Tornados Roderick Plumpton

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

Game of Quidditch
Harry Potter and Snitch
Officials: Quidditch referee
Player positions: BeaterChaserKeeperSeeker
Playing equipment: Beater's batBludgerBroomstickGolden SnitchQuaffle

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