The Magic Word is the first moment in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 1, The Worst Birthday.

This also makes it the first moment in the book.


‘You’ve forgotten the magic word,’ said Harry irritably.

The effect of this simple sentence on the rest of the family was incredible.


Chocolate Frog Cards

Zoom levels

This moment has 3 zoom levels.

Zoom 1

  • Click the hanging plant to get the Flower Heads

Zoom 2

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  • When you come to this layer the first time, the cupboard is locked and there is nothing to get here. However, after collecting the Hairpin in Chapter 4, Moment 1 the cupboard door will be open.
  • On the top shelf, the Cornelius Agrippa card can be collected.
  • The Sprout-Flavoured Bean is on the shelf below the card. It looks like a small dot and may be easily missed.
  • Lock jiggles before hairpin is found. Light turns on and off after.

Zoom 3

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  • The Jar of Honey is behind Dudley on the kitchen shelf, to the right of the spoon.


There is the sound of some children playing, as well as birds chirping and general outside sound. Zooming in changes the sound to the TV in the background and Dudley making tea with toast.

See also

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Worst Birthday
The Magic Word
Two Enormous Green Eyes
Dobby's Warning
Dobby the House-elf
Aunt Petunia's Pudding
The Burrow
Harry's Escape
The Weasleys'
De-gnoming the Garden
At Flourish and Blotts
Floo Powder
Borgin and Burkes
Lucius Malfoy
The Whomping Willow
Flying to Hogwarts
Crash Landing
Snape's Office
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