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Nymphadora Tonks's wand was of an unknown length, wood and core material. The wand was manufactured sometime before 1984. She wielded this wand throughout her career as a Auror and member of the Order of the Phoenix.


If this wand was her first, Nymphadora obtained it before beginning her education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1984, likely from Ollivanders in Diagon Alley. Using her wand, she secured good enough marks in her O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. exams to become an Auror, starting her training when she left Hogwarts in 1991.[1]


Tonks with her wand in 1997

Tonks underwent three years of Auror training, naturally exceeding in the Concealment and Disguise portion of the course because of her Metamorphic abilities, and became an official Auror in 1994. It is presumed that she used her wand during the training.[1]

Nymphadora Tonks casting the Patronus Charm

Tonks casts a Patronus Charm with her wand

She wielded this wand throughout the Second Wizarding War, including helping extract Harry Potter from 4 Privet Drive on 6 August 1995.[2] In June of 1996, Tonks participated in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.[3] In the June of 1997, Tonks participated in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, where she duelled Thorfinn Rowle, who fired curses rapidly at her, however, he was forced to flee with his companions.[4]

Tonks also took part in the Battle of the Seven Potters, where she duelled Bellatrix Lestrange again, this time in mid-air. Bellatrix was determined to kill her, however, Tonks held her off and also seriously injured her husband, Rodolphus Lestrange.[5]

On the evening of 1 August 1997, Tonks used this wand to help protect those who attended the Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour in the when it was attacked by Death Eaters.[6] In May of 1998, Tonks participated in the Battle of Hogwarts, where she was seen firing spells out of one of the Castle's windows. She was later murdered by Bellatrix Lestrange.[7]

Behind the scenes[]

  • It has been speculated that this wand resembles a pitcher plant. Its prop description at Harry Potter: The Exhibition confirms that it is specifically designed to resemble flowers of the Arisaema genus, known colloquially as jack-in-the-pulpit. These flowers are known for their ability to perform sequential hermaphroditism (the ability to change sexes). Additionally, a preparation of the root of the Arisaema triphyllum species was used by Native Americans to treat snakebites; Nymphadora's mother, Andromeda, was sorted into Slytherin house.
    • Also according to The Exhibition, the prop incorporates two different woods.


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard) - "“Oooh, he looks just like I thought he would,” said the witch who was holding her lit wand aloft. She looked the youngest there; she had a pale heart-shaped face, dark twinkling eyes, and short spiky hair that was a violent shade of violet. “Wotcher, Harry!”"
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 35 (Beyond the Veil) - "Malfoy turned and raised his wand, but Tonks had already sent a Stunning Spell right at him."
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 5 (Fallen Warrior)
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 9 (A Place to Hide) - "As they pushed their way across the dance floor, Harry saw cloaked and masked figures appearing in the crowd; then he saw Lupin and Tonks, their wands raised, and heard both of them shout, “Protego!”, a cry that was echoed on all sides —"
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts) - "Harry turned and saw Ginny and Tonks, both with their wands drawn at the next win-dow, which was missing several panes."