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"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.[1] The Nimbus 2000 easily outperformed its competitors on the Quidditch pitch until it was replaced as the top broomstick by the Nimbus 2001.[2]


"Sleek and shiny, with “Nimbus Two Thousand” inscribed in gold at the top of its mahogany handle, it has a tail of neat, straight twigs."
— Design[src]

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.[3] 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.[3] It was also light and speedy.[4] It has protections against tampering that can only be subverted by powerful Dark Magic.[1]

The Japanese National Quidditch team rode on Nimbus 2000s during the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[5]

Harry's broomstick[]

Harrys Nimbus 2000

Harry Potter with the broomstick

Harry Potter received one from Minerva McGonagall when he joined the Gryffindor Quidditch team as the new Seeker.[3] 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.[6]

Known owners[]


"Nimbus" means "rainstorm" or "cloud" in Latin. This is probably a reference to its flying.

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Notes and references[]

Nimbus Racing Broom Company
Nimbus 2000 2001
Devlin Whitehorn
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