"The Comet Trading Company's finest racing broom. Starting to show its age, yet still an extremely versatile and a great first broom"

The Comet 260 was a broomstick manufactured by the Comet Trading Company.


After winning her first house match, Skye Parkin received a new Comet 260 from her father. She intended to give her previous Comet 220 to her protegee, Jacob's Sibling, as her friend had no broom of their own, but the broom went missing.

Skye suspected that opposing house player Erika Rath had stolen the broom but this proved not to be the case. Several Crup puppies that Hagrid had been looking after had somehow gotten a hold of the broom and destroyed it in their play. Hagrid felt responsible and, with the support of the house team, he and Madam Hooch arranged for Jacob's sibling to also receive a 260.[2]

Ron Weasley believed the Comet 260 looked flashy, but they were not in the same league as the Nimbus 2000.[3]

Two years later, Oliver Wood claimed a Comet 260 would look like "a joke" next to a Firebolt, and after seeing the two brooms in action, Lee Jordan agreed that Cho Chang's Comet was "no match" for Harry Potter's Firebolt.[4]

Nymphadora Tonks's with her Comet 260

The Auror and Order of the Phoenix member Nymphadora Tonks owned one of these brooms, and flew with hers to help transport Harry Potter from 4 Privet Drive to 12 Grimmauld Place as part of the Advance Guard.[5]

There was a tantrum during the Gryffindor Quidditch team's tryouts in 1996 that involved a crashed Comet 260 and several broken teeth.[7]

Known Owners

Behind the scenes


Comet 260 as see in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells

Notes and references

  1. In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Quidditch Season 1, unlocked in Year 2, the broom is referred to as "brand new" by Skye.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 10 (Hallowe'en)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 13 (Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)
  8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4 (At Flourish and Blotts)
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