- "One of the Nimbus Racing Broom Company's most successful models. Highly reliable with good speed and exceptional handling — not for beginners!"
- — Description[src]
The Nimbus 2000 was a broomstick produced by the Nimbus Racing Broom Company as part of their successful line of racing brooms. At the time of its release in 1991, it was the fastest broomstick in production. The Nimbus 2000 easily outperformed its competitors on the Quidditch pitch until it was replaced as the top broomstick by the Nimbus 2001.
The broom was released in or before August 1991 and became the best broom on offer at the time. It was very popular but expensive to purchase. The broom handle was made of mahogany, and appeared sleek and shiny. It had a long tail of neat twigs with the words "Nimbus Two Thousand" written in gold near the top of the handle. It was also light and speedy. It has protections against tampering that can only be subverted by powerful Dark Magic.
Harry Potter received one from Minerva McGonagall, when he joined the Gryffindor Quidditch team as the new Seeker. He owned it for two years until the Gryffindor and Hufflepuff Quidditch match in November 1993. Harry fell off the broom when dementors appeared on the pitch, and it struck the Whomping Willow. Later, when Harry asked about his broomstick, Ron uncovered the damaged remains in the Hospital Wing, the broom having been reduced to splinters.
"Nimbus" means "rainstorm" or "cloud" in Latin. This is probably a reference to its flying.
Behind the scenes
- Organised by Bloomsbury Publishing, when the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child read aloud Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley) together, Robin Cadet, the actor portraying Craig Bowker Junior in the Hamburg production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, also portrayed one of the boys admiring the Nimbus 2000 during Harry Potter's first trip to Diagon Alley. His lines were "Look, the new Nimbus 2000 – fastest ever – "
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- Quidditch Through the Ages
- Wizarding World (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter for Kinect
- LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World
- Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Harry Potter Trading Card Game
- LEGO Harry Potter
- Harry Potter: The Character Vault
- Harry Potter: The Creature Vault (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 11 (Quidditch)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 7 (Mudbloods And Murmurs)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 10 (Hallowe'en)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 9 (The Midnight Duel)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 9 (Grim Defeat)
- (see this video)
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