Golden Snitch

The Golden Snitch
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The Golden Snitch or just Snitch, is one of the four types of balls used in the game of Quidditch. It is a small gold coloured ball with wings and is the smallest of the 4 balls. It is a very fast moving object and due to it's size is quite hard to find. The Seeker from each team must try to catch the Snitch, catching it ends the game and gives the Seeker who caught it 150 points for their team. The only way a Quidditch game can end is if the Golden Snitch is caught. The Golden SNitch however does not automatically win your team the game. If you catch the Snitch and earn the 150 points, your team may still be a few points behind the opposition. This happened with Viktor Krum in the Quidditch World Cup Final between Bulgaria and Ireland.

A snitch has a "flesh memory" meaning it remembers the first person who ever caught/touched it, usually being the seeker of the first game it was used in. The manufacturer does not touch the Snitch when he makes it and the Referee uses gloves to handle it.

The Snitch does not have to be caught with the Seekers hand, this was proven when Harry Potter caught his first ever Snitch in his mouth.

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