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The Incendio Challenge was an obstacle course housed in a greenhouse located on the grounds of Hogwarts Castle, near a Herbology classroom.[1]


A plant-watering area of the Challenge

As the name suggests, the course was meant for practising the Fire-Making Spell, Incendio. The course contained a large number of objects that could be moved around, knocked over, or otherwise interacted with using Incendio. The room also contained eight Challenge Stars. The Challenge was also infested with Gnomes and Doxies.[1]

During the 1991–1992 school year, Pomona Sprout tasked Harry Potter, and presumably other students, to collect all eight of the Challenge Stars within the Incendio Challenge, a task Harry completed successfully.[1]


Notes and references

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Exterior Walkway · Training Grounds · Secret room near the Training Grounds · Hagrid's Hut · Hagrid's pumpkin patch · Hagrid's Garden · Secret Garden · Forbidden Forest · Hogwarts greenhouses · Sundial Garden · Gatehouse · Quidditch Pitch · Incendio Challenge · Quidditch Gate · Quidditch viaduct · Broomshed · Entrance Gates · Entrance footpath · Pixie water well · Clock Tower Courtyard · Wooden Bridge · Road to Hogwarts · Ravenclaw Duelling Arena · Quidditch Training Pitch · Gargoyle Gate · White Tomb · Great Lake · Bowtruckle Island · Ravine · Road to Hogsmeade · Lawn by Forbidden Forest · Path to Owlery · Path to the Whomping Willow · Quidditch Changing Rooms