At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article.
Erika Rath was a witch who played as the Beater on a Hogwarts Quidditch team in the 1980s. She was very misunderstood, as everyone thought that she deliberately hit bludgers towards the crowd. However, it is never intentional. When Skye Parkin spread rumours that she stole Jacob's sibling's broom, she believed that Jacob's sibling was the one behind the rumours and disliked them initially. However, she eventually realised the truth, and slowly warmed up towards them, even becoming mates.
Erika had dark blue eyes, white skin and long, pale blonde hair. She was notable for having a substantial build with very muscular arms, as befitting a female Beater.
Magical abilities and skills
- Flying: Erika was a fairly accomplished broomstick flyer, playing as Beater for an unknown Hogwarts Quidditch team, although she possessed very poor sportsmanship, often resorting to foul play.
Behind the scenes
- "Strong and silent, Erika Rath prefers to let her Beater's bat do the talking. Despite her fearsome reputation, Rath is a loyal friend... just be sure to stand a safe distance away when she's hitting Bludgers."
- — Erika's character description[src]
- Which house she is in depends on that of Jacob's sibling (chosen by the player). If Jacob's sibling is in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff or Slytherin, Rath is in Ravenclaw. If Jacob's sibling is in Ravenclaw, Rath is in Slytherin.
- In official material posted by the creators of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, including the loading screen from 4 September to 10 October 2019, she is usually shown as a Slytherin.
- She is often shown as a Slytherin alongside a Gryffindor Skye Parkin. However, this is impossible in-game, as Rath is in Ravenclaw if Skye is in Gryffindor.
- Towards the end of Quidditch season 1, it was revealed that she has a blind spot that causes her fouls. In real life, all humans have a blind spot in their eyes, although an abnormally large blind spot is also a real medical condition.
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (First appearance)
Notes and references
- She was at least in her second year in 1985 as Harry Potter was said to have been the youngest Quidditch player in about a century in 1991.
- "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery