Harry's Nimbus Two Thousand Racing Broomstick

Broomsticks are used to fly by witches and wizards. There are several types of broomsticks, the most common one being the racing broom, used in Quidditch and other wizards' sports.

Broomsticks in Harry Potter

Several broomsticks are featured in the stories.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter is given a Nimbus Two Thousand in order to play on the Gryffindor Quidditch Team.

Broomsticks on Pottermore


Quality Quidditch Supplies

At present, players can not purchase or otherwise acquire their own broomsticks. However, the presence of Quality Quidditch Supplies in Diagon Alley suggests this may be possible in the future.

From the Story

"Witches and wizards fly on broomsticks, though first-year students are not permitted to own one at Hogwarts. Professor McGonagall arranges an exception to this rule for Harry once she discovers his potential as a Seeker. Wizards also play Quidditch on racing brooms, which are specially developed for this purpose: the Nimbus Two Thousand Harry receives at Hogwarts is the latest of its kind."

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