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A snowball was a small, compacted sphere of snow and ice, usually thrown by one individual at another in play or as a prank.
During winter of the 1991–1992 school year, Fred and George Weasley bewitched several snowballs to follow Professor Quirrell and to bounce off the back of his turban, thus unwittingly hitting Lord Voldemort in the face.
The Weasley twins pelted the windows of the Gryffindor Tower common room with snowballs in December 1995. Their younger brother, Ron, opened a window to scold them, and ended up getting hit by a snowball for his trouble.
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry hits Draco Malfoy and his gang with snowballs outside the Shrieking Shack. In the novel, he throws mud instead.
- In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Draco Malfoy makes an igloo and uses it as a tank to shoot snowballs at the player. The tank is located in the same spot where Malfoy's gang was attacked by Harry in the third film with snowballs. Draco also curses a giant snowman on High Street to throw snowballs at a wizard in red leaving Dominic Maestros.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (Appears in deleted scene(s))
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (Mentioned in a newspaper as "Schneeball")