55 Best Harry Potter Riddles

Last Updated on January 13, 2023 by Michele Tripple

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Harry Potter fans, these Harry Potter riddles are just for you! You will love figuring out all these riddles about your favorite Harry Potter characters!

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One of our favorite things are riddles and jokes, especially when they are Harry Potter themed! Not only do riddles help your brain work in a whole new way, but they are fun to solve with friends and family creating a bond that you share through laughter.

Can you solve these Harry Potter riddles on the first try? While you are at it, be sure to check out our Batman riddles and our Disney Riddles!

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Harry Potter Riddles

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Q: Beasts I love and kind I am.

Who am I?

A: Hagrid.

Q: What does Harry Potter have that Voldemort doesn’t?

A: A nose.

Q: He’s the star of the book series, who saw King’s Cross when he was dead. He is a famous Gryffindor and there’s a lightning scar on his head.

Who is he?

A: Harry Potter.

Q: Inside an egg, my song sits waiting, for you to hear it while you are bathing.

Who am I?

A: A mermaid.

Q: Witches and wizards need this to cast spells as they please. It’s normally made of wood and there’s an Elder one of these.

What is it?

A: A wand.
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Q: All the trouble Harry Potter had can be blamed on this person. He once went by the name Tom Riddle and now He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

Who is he?

A: Voldemort.

Q: When you arrive at Hogwarts, onto your head this is placed. It will then tell you  in which house you will be placed.

What is it?

A: The sorting hat.

Q: I was in the Harry Potter books, from the beginning to the end. I have five brothers and a sister and I have been Harry’s best friend.

Who am I?

A: Ron Weasley.

Q: In the Harry Potter Series, his Patronus was a phoenix. He was the Hogwarts headmaster up to and including book six.

Who was he?

A: Dumbledore.

Q: This is a type of high-flying game, you win if you catch the Golden Snitch. Players ride around on their broomsticks, which means that the answer is …

A: Quidditch.
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Q: Gimme, gimme, gimme candy and give it to me now!

Who am I?

A: Dudley.

Q: I roam the woods of Hogwarts school, and my coat is a lovely white. But don’t you dare try to drink my blood, or you’ll be cursed for life.

Who am I?

A: A unicorn.

Q: I don’t want to believe in wands, or in the Quidditch World Cup, and this is the last time I’ll say this, shut that bird up!

Who am I?

A: Vernon Dursley.

Q: My hair and my smile are my most prominent features. I competed in a tournament with three male seekers.

Who am I?

A: Fleur Delacour.

Q: Beware you must, for change I will.

What am I?

A: The stairs.
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Q: As the Harry Potter books went on, Ron Weasley and I got closer. I correct the pronunciation when people say Leviosa.

Who am I?

A: Hermione Granger.

Q: I’m n-not sure if you r-remember me. I t-taught here long ago, b-but I d-died one night, in a f-final fight. When my m-master m-met his foe.

Who am I?

A: Professor Quirrel.

Q: I’m often very stern, I wear my hair up in a bun, I’m very fair and I find Quidditch fun.

Who am I?

A: Minerva McGonagall.

Q: He was once a prisoner. Into Azkaban he was put. He was Harry’s godfather and he sometimes went by Padfoot.

Who is he?

A: Sirius Black.

Q: I wear glasses and pigtails, and a toilet’s now my bed. And I do not think it’s funny to chuck books through my head!

Who am I?

A: Moaning Myrtle.
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Q: Please come closer, you must understand, I simply cannot see. I’ve lived long, far from your school, with my humongous family.

Who am I?

A: Aragog.

Q: This place has many rooms, including the Great Hall. In 1994 it hosted the Yule Ball.

What is it?

A: Hogwarts.

Q: Two by two we came to school. I may act a little bit silly, but I am no fool.

Who am I?

A: George Weasley.

Q: First think of the person who lives in disguise, who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies. Next, tell me what’s always the last thing to mend, the middle of the middle and the end of the end? And finally, give me the sound often heard during the search for a hard-to-find word.

Now string them together and answer me this, which creature would you be unwilling to kiss? Who am I?

A: A spider.

Q: I was the pride of those who owned me and a murderer sealed my fate. For years my true identity went unknown and my end was brought by the one who stopped me from finishing off my foe.

Who am I?

A: The Slytherin locket.
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Q: Those I defend I do not love, and those I fight I cannot hate. The one who hates me most is the one I will die to protect.

Who am I?

A: Professor Snape.

Q: My dewy voice and sappy smile will lure you into my tower. But do not tarry, for you can’t be late, and the walk is half an hour.

Who am I?

A: Sybill Trelawney.

Q: Potions and poisons are my mastery, but favoritism is the key.

Who am I?

A: Professor Snape.

Q: This place in the Harry Potter series isn’t where you’d want to appear. It’s guarded by Dementors and Sirius Black escaped from here.

Where is it?

A: Azkaban.

Q: I may be dreadful, but I can be of great help. Especially if wands don’t help, but I can give you a hard time!  Sometimes, you can’t help but try me, and after a while I make you glad. I’ve been blamed for someone’s condition, though it was more of a joke than the truth.

What am I?

A: Skele-gro.
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Q: What do you call a wizard in Wonderland?

A: Hatter Potter

Q: What do you call a coughing Quidditch commentator? 

A: Wheeze-Lee! (Weasley)

Q: What does Harry Potter have that Voldemort doesn’t?

A: A nose!

Q: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley all graduated from their School: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and were heading out to get a job. One person became an Auror, one trained and later became a teacher at Hogwarts, and one got a job at the Ministry of Magic. Find out who got which job, and what age they got it at. (19, 20, or 21.)

A: Ron: Auror, 19
Hermione: Ministry, 20
Harry: Teacher, 21

Q: Why does Sirius Black have so many girlfriends?

A: Once you go black you siriusly don’t go back!
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Q: How does Harry Potter get rid of a rash?

A: With quit-itch. (Quidditch)

Q: What do you call a gorilla that plays with clay?

A: A hairy potter!

Q: Masks I wear many,
But not many see behind them.
Always rejected
Except by those dark as the one I despise.

I hate and I fear One of whom I will not speak
Yet I throw myself continually at his feet.
I am continual.
When all other hope is gone, I remain.

Those I defend I do not love,
And those I fight I cannot hate.
The one who hates me most
Is the one I will die to protect.

Who am I?

A: Snape.

Q: I came to Hogwarts and graduated 1988,
I came back at the time of Harry’s almost, yet terrible fate.
I came in first in a family of nine,
I handle money but it’s definitely not mine.
I’ve got a fang on a part of my body, long hair is my style,
A woman was once staring at me, which was caught by Harry’s eye.
I took a desk job and that’s where my love started,
I joined the Order of which cannot be parted.
I wear dragon hide on my feet, muggle clothes is what I’ve got,
My charm would outwit anyone, do you think they have not?
I respect my family with pride, unlike a dear brother that is so uncool,
One quality we share is that we were both Prefects at our dear old school.

Who am I?

A: BIll Weasley

Q: One of four
Bloodline pure
History and secrets
I buried them low and deep

Listened
Spoke
Disagreed
Left

If you heard me speak
You may not understand
But the last words your hear
Were my sole command

I left behind
My virtues; my beliefs
And one day
My work will be finished

Who am I?

A: Salazar Slytherin
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Q: I make your teeth go chitter,
At the same time I am sweet,
Some of my friends are bitter,
But people them do eat.

My name constists of two words,
With a hyphen inbetween,
One part is food for owl-birds,
The other one is cold, if you know what I mean.

So be careful when you choose me,
For I am more than I seem,
But dont hesitate to take me,
I see it in your eyes, the gleam

What am I?

A: Ice-Mice

Q: I don’t believe in wands
Or in the Quidditch World Cup,
And this is the last time I’ll say this,
Shut that ruddy bird up!

Who am I?

A: Vernon Dursley

Q: I wear glasses and pigtails
And a Hogwart’s toilet is now my bed,
And I do not think it’s funny
To chuck books through my head!

Who am I?

A: Moaning Myrtle

Q: I waddle like a penguin
And I’m fatter than a cow,
I’m Harry’s chubby cousin,
Gimme, gimme, gimme candy
And give it to me now!

Who am I?

A: Dudley Dursley

Q: My dewy voice and sappy smile
Will lure you to my tower,
But do not tardy, for you can’t be late,
And the walk is half an hour.

Who am I?

A: Professor Sybil Trelawney
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Q: I roam the woods of Hogwarts school
And my coat is a lovely white,
But don’t you dare, try to drink my blood
Or you’ll be cursed for life.

What am I?

A: A unicorn

Q: I’m often very stern,
I wear my hair up in a bun,
I’m really very fair,
I find Quidditch very fun.

Who am I?

A: Minerva McGonagall. She is Transfiguration teacher as well as Head of Gryffindor House at Hogwarts. She appears as a strict woman but she loosens up at Quidditch matches.

Q: In The Hobbit there was one
Harry Potter had more than three
If you were to make one mad
From its mouth fire you would see.

What is it?

A: A dragon.

Q: This country gave us Harry Potter
And the cuddly Paddington Bear
Consulting detective Sherlock Holmes
And Robin Hood who kept things fair.

What country is it?

A: England

Q: As the Harry Potter books went on
Ron Weasley and I got closer
I correct the pronunciation
When people say Leviosa

Who am I?

A: Hermione
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Q: This place has many rooms
Including the Great Hall
In 1994
It hosted the Yule Ball

What is this place?

A: Hogwarts

Q: Witches and wizards need this
So they can cast spells as they please
It’s normally made of wood
And there’s an Elder one of these.

What is it?

A: Wand

Q: Please come closer, I simply cannot see. I’ve lived long, far from your school, with my humongous family.

A: Aragog

Q: As the books went on I got closer with Ron, I correct people when they say things wrong.

A: Hermione Granger

True or False: At the end of the series Harry acquired the elder wand. Is he the most powerful sorcerer in the world?

A: False

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