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Hogwarts Quidditch Wizarding Culture


Oh, the thrill of the chase as I soar through the air,
With the Snitch up ahead and the wind in my hair,
As I draw ever closer, the crowd gives a shout,
But then comes a Bludger and I am knocked out.
-- Ingolfr the Iambic (QA8)


The Seeker is the Quidditch player whose objective is to spot and catch the Golden Snitch (CS7).

The right "build" for a Seeker is "light and speedy," according to Oliver Wood (PS9). The book Quidditch Through the Ages states that most serious injuries seem to happen to Seekers (PS11).



In the Philosopher's Stone film, the Harry, Hermione and Ron are in the Trophy Room and see James Potter listed as a Seeker, but J.K. Rowling has said in an interview that James was a Chaser (Sch2).

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