Gryffindor Versus Hufflepuff is the first and only moment in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 9, Grim Defeat.


There was another clap of thunder, followed immediately by forked lightning. This was getting more and more dangerous. Harry needed to get the Snitch quickly —


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Cedric Diggory can be seen chasing the snitch in the storm for Hufflepuff's quidditch team.

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But something odd was happening. An eerie silence was falling across the stadium. The wind, though strong as ever, was forgetting to roar. It was as though someone had turned off the sound, as though Harry had gone suddenly deaf — what was going on?

And then a horribly familiar wave of cold swept over him, inside him, just as he became aware of something moving on the field below…

Before he'd had time to think, Harry had taken his eyes off the Snitch and looked down.

At least a hundred dementors, their hidden faces pointing up at him, were standing beneath him. It was as though freezing water were rising in his chest, cutting at his insides. And then he heard it again…Someone was screaming, screaming inside his head…a woman…


  • Dementors groaning in the background accompanied by loud claps of thunder and harsh rainfall.

See also

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Boggart in the Wardrobe
Flight of the Fat Lady
The Hallowe'en Feast
The Slashed Painting
Grim Defeat
Gryffindor versus Hufflepuff
The Marauder's Map
The Three Broomsticks
The Firebolt
The Firebolt is Confiscated
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