A cockroach is an insect and a potion ingredient.


On 7 December 1926, a cockroach was used to lure the escaped Occamy into a teapot by Newton Scamander and Porpentina Goldstein in the attic of Ginzberg Delaunay.[1]

In 1993, during the Defence Against the Dark Arts class that covered boggarts, Remus Lupin changed the boggart into a cockroach just before taking the form of Severus Snape when Neville Longbottom stepped in to finish it off.[2]

When Severus Snape was Potions Master at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he kept a jar of dead cockroaches in his office. In 1996, after Snape caught Harry Potter looking at his private memories through the Pensieve, he kicked Harry out of his office and threw the jar of cockroaches, which smashed just over Harry's head.[3]

Cockroaches were some of the packages that fell and broke on the Knight Bus when Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, Hermione Granger, Ginevra Weasley, Fred Weasley, and George Weasley are escorted back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry by Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks.[4]

Cockroaches are likely an ingredient in Cockroach Clusters.

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