George Weasley: "They're double-ended, colour-coded chews. If you eat the orange half of the Puking Pastilles, you throw up. Moment you've been rushed out of the lesson for the hospital wing, you swallow the purple half -"
Fred Weasley: "- which restores you to full fitness, enabling you to pursue the leisure activity of your own choice during an hour that would otherwise have been devoted to unprofitable boredom."
Fred and George Weasley describe the purpose of the Puking Pastilles[src]

Puking Pastilles are a type of magical sweet made by Fred and George Weasley to help students skive off lessons thanks to their Skiving Snackbox. Puking Pastilles make the eater vomit within seconds of eating it. The orange ends are to make the eater vomit and the purple ones to stop them.[1]


A box of Puking Pastilles

In the 1995–1996 school year, while the twins were still at school, this is one of the many Skiving Snackbox sweet variety they have sold and tested on students, and they were used to allow students to skip classes, but mainly as part of the Umbridge-itis disease to annoy the tyrannical Dolores Umbridge.[3]

The Puking Pastille Display at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes

When Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes was opened in Diagon Alley in 1996, Puking Pastilles were among the various products for sale in the shop, with the sweets being sold in a large display, depicting a girl vomiting the sweets into a bucket.[2]

In 1997, Hermione Granger gave a Puking Pastille to Reginald Cattermole as part of her, Harry Potter, and Ron Weasley's plan to infiltrate the Ministry of Magic. When Reginald began to vomit, Hermione took some of his hair, which was then used in Polyjuice Potion so that Ron could take on his appearance.[4]

During the Calamity in the 2010s, a foundable appeared of the Puking Pastille Display, which was guarded by Pixies. Members of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force overcame this foundable by using the Water-Making Spell to repel the Pixies.[5]

Behind the scenes

The Puking Pastille Display as seen in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite


  • Chinese (Simplified): 吐吐糖
  • Croatian: Bljuvalice (bljuvati "to vomit, puke")
  • Czech: Dávivé dortíčky (literally "choking cakes")
  • Danish: Brækpastiller (literal)
  • Dutch: Braakbabbelaar ("One who speaks in puke")
  • Estonian: oksepastill
  • Finnish: Ryynirae
  • French: Pastille de Gerbe
  • German: Kotzpastillen (literal)
  • Greek, Modern: Παστίλιες εμετού
  • Hebrew: ממתקיא (Mamtaki) (ממתק "candy", קיא "puke")
  • Italian: Pastiglie Vomitose
  • Japanese: ゲーゲー・トローチ (gēgē trōchi)
  • Lithuanian: Vėmimo pastilės
  • Norwegian: spyslikker
  • Polish: Wymiotki Pomarańczowe ("orange vomits")
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Vomitilhas (vomitar "to puke", pastilhas "pastilles")
  • Portuguese: Gomas Isyvómito (gomas "sweets"/"treats", isy "easy", vómito "vomit" (noun))
  • Romanian: pastile de vomitat (literal)
  • Russian: Блевательные батончики
  • Serbian: Бљувачке карамеле (Bljuvačke karamele)
  • Spanish: Pastillas vomitivas
  • Turkish: kusturan pastiller
  • Ukrainian: Батончики-блювончики (Batonchyky-blyuvonchyky) ("Vomiting [chocolate] bar")


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 6 (The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 13 (Detention with Dolores)
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 12 (Magic is Might)
  5. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
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