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" […] one of the Bouncing Bulbs wriggled free from Harry's grip and smacked him hard in the face."
— Description[src]

A Bouncing Bulb was a magical plant which jumps around if it is not restrained.[1]

Description

Bouncing Bulbs' main stem was a disproportionate purple bulb, with a bunch of leaves growing on the top.[3] Young Bouncing Bulbs were small enough to handle,[5][1] but mature ones could reach the size of doorways.[3]

Bouncing Bulbs could be aggressive when they felt threatened; they jumped towards the possible attacker and tried to hit it.[5] A simple Knockback Jinx could stop a young Bulb, but a mature one would require using the Fire-Making Spell (Incendio) to wither it, because it was quite strong.[3]

Bouncing Bulbs were a necessary ingredient in the Pompion Potion, a potion which encased the drinker's head in a pumpkin.[4]

History

When she was a child, Beatrix Bloxam was left deeply shaken by parts of a scandalous story she overheard, involving her uncle Nobby, a hag who lived nearby, and a sack of Bouncing Bulbs.[6]

Bouncing Bulbs were covered in a sixth year Herbology class in the 1989–1990 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[2]

Professor Sprout had fourth year Herbology students re-pot these plants on 2 November, 1994; one broke free of Harry Potter's grasp and struck him in the face.[1]

Bouncing Bulbs were mentioned in an advert for the Toots, Shoots 'n' Roots radio programme printed in Rumours!. The advert copy asked, "Bouncing bulbs losing height?", among other things.[7]

Appearances

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 11 (Love in a Bottle) - Herbology Lesson "Bouncing Bulb"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - PS1 version
  4. 4.0 4.1 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - PS1 version
  6. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - (Albus Dumbledore on "The Warlock's Hairy Heart")
  7. "Toots, Shoots 'n' Roots" at the Harry Potter Lexicon
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