12 Things We Think Are Quidditch Fouls

Quidditch is an exciting sport with many memorable moments that can happen during a game. And with so many ways things can go wrong, rules and fouls need to be established. As noted in Quidditch Through the Ages, there are 700 fouls that can be committed, all of which were performed in the 1473 match between Transylvania and Flanders. Some of these fouls are known, such as blagging and cobbing, but since not all 700 fouls are known, here are 12 we think also exist.



1. No dragons are allowed – under any circumstances.

2. Members of the crowd are not allowed to be substituted for players during the match.

3. Unforgivable Curses are still unforgivable on the Quidditch pitch, and they will earn you a one-way ticket to Azkaban.

4. You are not allowed to knit while playing. Winter may be coming, but that matching hat and scarf set can wait.

5. Bribery in all forms is banned, and this does include bribing the other team to let you score goals.

6. Swords are banned from the Quidditch pitch in the same way that axes are – and this does apply to the Sword of Godric Gryffindor.

7. Beaters are not allowed to throw bats at members of any team, the referee, the commentating team, or the crowd. 

8. House-elves may not be used to tamper with any equipment.

9. Players cannot use Polyjuice Potion to get a better player to play in their place

10. Players are also not allowed to kick or use their feet in any other way to cause injuries to other players.

11. Wands are not allowed to be used to distract the other team.

12. Players cannot use their wands to provide their team with an advantage during the game.

What do you think of our fouls? Are there any other fouls you think would exist on the list? Let us know in the comments below.


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Jessica Thompson

Somehow, despite reading the Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire books first, I still became a huge Harry Potter fan and fifteen years later I am still crying over the books on a daily basis. Writing and sharing my love for all things Potter is a dream come true.