A Screaming Yo-yo is a magical toy that presumably shrieks when a person plays with it.


During a History of Magic class in the 1988–1989 school year, Nymphadora Tonks dared Jacob's sibling to use a Screaming Yo-yo to get Cuthbert Binns's attention. The attempt failed.[1]

Argus Filch added the Yo-yos to the list of items forbidden at Hogwarts at the start of the 1994–1995 school year.[2]

Screaming Yo-yos were sold at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes for a price of five Galleons.[3] Fred and George Weasley caught a boy trying to steal one of these[4] and warned him that if he did so, he would be paying in more than Galleons.

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Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 3 (Detention Before Extension) - History of Magic Lesson "Medieval Assembly of European Wizards"
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 12 (The Triwizard Tournament)
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) - Chapter 5
  4. Half-Blood Prince script on the Internet Movie Script Database (archived here)