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|usage=To keep away enemies and to detect deception
 
|owners=*[[Ronald Weasley]] (briefly)
 
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|manufacturer = [[Edgar Stroulger]] (inventor)}}
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{{Quote|It's quite easy once you know how, one simple [[Freezing Charm]] on these absurd [[burglar alarm]]s [[Non-magic people|they]] use instead of Sneakoscopes and make sure the neighbours don't spot you bringing in the piano.|[[Horace Slughorn]] on Sneakoscopes|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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{{Quote|It's quite easy once you know how, one simple [[Freezing Charm]] on these absurd burglar alarms [[Non-magic people|they]] use instead of Sneakoscopes and make sure the neighbours don't spot you bringing in the piano.|Mentioned use of a Sneakoscope|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
   
 
A '''Sneakoscope''' is a type of [[Dark Detector]] that looks like a glass spinning top. It lights up, spins, and whistles if someone is doing something untrustworthy nearby.
 
A '''Sneakoscope''' is a type of [[Dark Detector]] that looks like a glass spinning top. It lights up, spins, and whistles if someone is doing something untrustworthy nearby.
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===Invention===
 
===Invention===
 
[[File:Stroulger.jpg|200px|thumb|left|[[Edgar Stroulger]] developing the Pocket Sneakoscope]]
 
[[File:Stroulger.jpg|200px|thumb|left|[[Edgar Stroulger]] developing the Pocket Sneakoscope]]
The Sneakoscope was invented in the eighteenth century by [[Edgar Stroulger]].
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The Sneakoscope was invented in the [[18th century|eighteenth century]] by the [[Wizardkind|wizarding]] inventor [[Edgar Stroulger]].<ref name="PSG">{{PS|G}}</ref><ref name="COSG">{{COS|G}}</ref><ref name="POAG">{{POA|G}}</ref>
   
 
===1990s===
 
===1990s===
[[Ronald Weasley]] (Ron)  purchased a "pocket" Sneakoscope in [[Egypt]] in [[1993]] as a thirteenth birthday present for [[Harry Potter]]. Ron's brother [[William Weasley|Bill]] said it was just a piece of rubbish sold for tourists and did not work as it was whistling at their supper table. However, he had not realised that [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] had put beetles in his soup. It also lit up when Ron was tying Harry's birthday package to [[Errol]]'s leg, as he was not supposed to use the old owl for long journeys. Later that year, Harry's Sneakoscope started whistling on the [[Hogwarts Express]] when [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]] was nearby, as Scabbers was really [[Peter Pettigrew]] (which might help explain the previous occurences as well). Harry had to keep the Sneakoscope in a pair of [[Vernon Dursley|Uncle Vernon]]'s old [[socks]] to keep the whistling quiet.
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[[Ronald Weasley]] purchased a "pocket" Sneakoscope in [[Egypt]] in [[1993]] as the [[Harry Potter's thirteenth birthday|thirteenth birthday]] present for [[Harry Potter]]. Ron's brother [[William Weasley|Bill]] said it was just a piece of rubbish sold for tourists and did not work as it was whistling at their supper table. However, he had not realised that [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] had put [[beetle]]s in his soup. It also lit up when Ron was tying Harry's birthday package to [[Errol]]'s leg, as he was not supposed to use the old owl for long journeys.<ref name="POA1">{{POA|B|1}}</ref> Later that year, Harry's Sneakoscope started whistling on the [[Hogwarts Express]] when [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]] was nearby,<ref name="POA5">{{POA|B|5}}</ref> as Scabbers was really [[Peter Pettigrew]] in his [[Animagus]] [[rat]] disguise, which might help explain the previous occurrences as well. Harry had to keep the Sneakoscope in a pair of [[Vernon Dursley|Uncle Vernon]]'s old [[socks]] to keep the whistling quiet.<ref name="GOF23">{{GOF|B|23}}</ref>
   
 
[[File:Types of sneakoscope.gif|250px|thumb|Different types of Sneakoscopes]]
"[[Alastor Moody|Professor Moody]]" (Mad Eye Moody) had a large Sneakoscope in his office in Harry's fourth year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. He had to disable it because, he claimed, it was extra-sensitive and would whistle at any deceit as far off as a mile &mdash; not to mention students lying about their homework. Regardless of the truth of this claim, it would certainly have been activated by "Professor Moody" himself, as he was [[Bartemius Crouch Junior|Barty Crouch Jr]] in disguise.
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"[[Bartemius Crouch Junior|Professor Moody]]" (disguised as [[Alastor Moody|Mad Eye Moody]]) had a large Sneakoscope in his office in Harry's [[1994–1995 school year|fourth year]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. He had to disable it because, he claimed, it was extra-sensitive and would whistle at any deceit as far off as a mile, not to mention students lying about their homework.<ref name="GOF20">{{GOF|B|20}}</ref> Regardless of the truth of this claim, it would certainly have not been activated by "Professor Moody" himself, as he was [[Bartemius Crouch Junior|Barty Crouch Jr]] in [[Polyjuice Potion|disguise]].
   
A few Sneakoscopes (along with other detection devices) were present in the [[Room of Requirement]] while [[Dumbledore's Army]] was using it to practise. Sadly, they proved of little help to the D.A. when [[Professor]] [[Dolores Umbridge]] finally discovered where they were. 
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A few Sneakoscopes (along with other detection devices) were present in the [[Room of Requirement]] while [[Dumbledore's Army]] was using it to practise.<ref name="OOTP18">{{OOTP|B|18}}</ref> Sadly, they proved of little help to the D.A. when [[Professor]] [[Dolores Umbridge]] finally discovered where they were. 
   
[[Hermione Granger]] gave [[Harry Potter|Harry]] a Sneakoscope as a gift for his seventeenth [[31 July|birthday]] at breakfast, before a [[Harry Potter's seventeenth birthday party|small celebration]] was held in his honour.<ref name="DH7">{{DH|B|7}}</ref>
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On [[31 July]], [[1997]], [[Hermione Granger]] gave Harry a Sneakoscope as a gift for [[Harry Potter's seventeenth birthday|his seventeenth birthday]] at breakfast, before a [[Harry Potter's seventeenth birthday party|small celebration]] was held in his honour.<ref name="DH7">{{DH|B|7}}</ref> The contraption later alerted Harry, Ron, and Hermione about the [[Snatchers]] outside of their [[Perkins's tent|tent]] after accidentally saying the [[Tom Riddle|Dark Lord]]'s name even though it was [[Taboo]]ed. Unfortunately, it also alerted the Snatchers that the [[trio]] were in the tent.<ref name="DH22">{{DH|B|22}}</ref>
 
The contraption later alerted Harry, Ron, and Hermione about the [[Snatchers]] outside of their tent after accidently saying the [[Tom Riddle|Dark Lord's]] name even though it was [[Taboo]]ed. Unfortunately, it also alerted the Snatchers that the [[trio]] were in the tent.
 
[[File:Types of sneakoscope.gif|314x314px|thumb|Types of sneakoscope]]
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*A Sneakoscope can be seen on the flash version of {{JKRS}}.
 
*A Sneakoscope can be seen on the flash version of {{JKRS}}.
 
*Sneakoscopes can be purchased at {{WWHP}} and {{MHP}} as a novelty toy.
 
*Sneakoscopes can be purchased at {{WWHP}} and {{MHP}} as a novelty toy.
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===Translations===
 
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*Bosnian: ''Cinkoskop''
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*Catalan: ''Dolentoscopi''
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*Czech: ''Lotroskop'' ("Thief/Swindlerscope")
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*Danish: ''Luskometer'' (''at luske'' means "to sneak")
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*Dutch: ''Gluiposcoop'' (a ''gluiperd'' is a sneaky person)
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*Estonian: ''nuhiskoop''
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*Faroese: ''Sníkikagi''
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*Finnish: ''Ilmiskooppi''
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*French: ''Scrutoscope''
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*German: ''Spickoskop'' (''spicken'' "to cheat at an exam")
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*Hebrew: ''מלשינוסקופ''
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*Hungarian: ''Gyanúszkóp'' ("suspicion scope")
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*Icelandic: ''læðupokamælir''
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*Italian: ''spioscopio'' (literal, spyscope)
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*Japanese: ''かくれん防止器 {{c|kakuren-bōshi-ki}}'' (lit. "anti-hiding device"; also may be a pun on ''kakurenbo'' "hide-and-seek")
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*Norwegian: ''snikoskop''
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*Polish: ''Fałszoskop'' (''fałsz'' "lie" or "false")
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*Portuguese: ''Bisbilhoscópio''
 
*Russian: ''Вредноскоп {{c|Nastyscope}}''
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*Serbian: ''Шуњоскоп {{c|Šunjoskop}}''
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*Slovak: ''Špiónoskop''
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*Spanish: ''Chivatoscopio'' (''Falsoscopio'' in the South American version)
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*Turkish: ''Sinsioskop''
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*Ukrainian: ''Стервоскоп {{c|Stervoskop}}'' ("Scumbagoscope")
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*Vietnamese: ''Kính mách lẻo'' ("sneaky mirror")
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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[[File:SneakoscopeWU.png|thumb|A Sneakoscope in {{WU}}]]
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*{{PS|G}} {{FWC mention}}
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*{{COS|G}} {{FWC mention}}
 
*{{POA}} {{1st}}
 
*{{POA}} {{1st}}
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*{{POA|F}} {{Deleted scenes}}
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*{{POA|G}} {{FWC mention}}
 
*{{GOF}}
 
*{{GOF}}
 
*{{OOTP}}
 
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*{{JKRS}}
 
*{{JKRS}}
 
*{{PM}}
 
*{{PM}}
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*{{WU}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
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[[de:Spickoskop]]
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[[fi:Ilmiskooppi]]
 
[[fr:Scrutoscope]]
 
[[fr:Scrutoscope]]
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[[he:מלשינסקופ]]
 
[[it:Spioscopio]]
 
[[it:Spioscopio]]
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[[nl:Gluiposcoop]]
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[[no:snikoskop]]
 
[[pl:Fałszoskop]]
 
[[pl:Fałszoskop]]
[[ru:Вредноскоп]]
 
 
[[pt-br:Bisbilhoscópio]]
 
[[pt-br:Bisbilhoscópio]]
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[[ru:Вредноскоп]]
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[[uk:Стервоскоп]]
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[[zh:窥镜]]
 
[[Category:Alastor Moody's possessions]]
 
[[Category:Alastor Moody's possessions]]
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[[Category:Bartemius Crouch Junior's possessions]]
 
[[Category:Dark Detectors]]
 
[[Category:Dark Detectors]]
 
[[Category:Harry Potter's possessions]]
 
[[Category:Harry Potter's possessions]]
 
[[Category:Hermione Granger's possessions]]
 
[[Category:Hermione Granger's possessions]]
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[[Category:Horace Slughorn's possessions]]
 
[[Category:Ronald Weasley's possessions]]
 
[[Category:Ronald Weasley's possessions]]

Revision as of 17:14, 22 March 2020

"It's quite easy once you know how, one simple Freezing Charm on these absurd burglar alarms they use instead of Sneakoscopes and make sure the neighbours don't spot you bringing in the piano."
Horace Slughorn on Sneakoscopes[src]

A Sneakoscope is a type of Dark Detector that looks like a glass spinning top. It lights up, spins, and whistles if someone is doing something untrustworthy nearby.

History

Invention

Edgar Stroulger developing the Pocket Sneakoscope

The Sneakoscope was invented in the eighteenth century by the wizarding inventor Edgar Stroulger.[1][2][3]

1990s

Ronald Weasley purchased a "pocket" Sneakoscope in Egypt in 1993 as the thirteenth birthday present for Harry Potter. Ron's brother Bill said it was just a piece of rubbish sold for tourists and did not work as it was whistling at their supper table. However, he had not realised that Fred and George had put beetles in his soup. It also lit up when Ron was tying Harry's birthday package to Errol's leg, as he was not supposed to use the old owl for long journeys.[4] Later that year, Harry's Sneakoscope started whistling on the Hogwarts Express when Scabbers was nearby,[5] as Scabbers was really Peter Pettigrew in his Animagus rat disguise, which might help explain the previous occurrences as well. Harry had to keep the Sneakoscope in a pair of Uncle Vernon's old socks to keep the whistling quiet.[6]

Different types of Sneakoscopes

"Professor Moody" (disguised as Mad Eye Moody) had a large Sneakoscope in his office in Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts. He had to disable it because, he claimed, it was extra-sensitive and would whistle at any deceit as far off as a mile, not to mention students lying about their homework.[7] Regardless of the truth of this claim, it would certainly have not been activated by "Professor Moody" himself, as he was Barty Crouch Jr in disguise.

A few Sneakoscopes (along with other detection devices) were present in the Room of Requirement while Dumbledore's Army was using it to practise.[8] Sadly, they proved of little help to the D.A. when Professor Dolores Umbridge finally discovered where they were. 

On 31 July, 1997, Hermione Granger gave Harry a Sneakoscope as a gift for his seventeenth birthday at breakfast, before a small celebration was held in his honour.[9] The contraption later alerted Harry, Ron, and Hermione about the Snatchers outside of their tent after accidentally saying the Dark Lord's name even though it was Tabooed. Unfortunately, it also alerted the Snatchers that the trio were in the tent.[10]

Behind the scenes

Translations

  • Bosnian: Cinkoskop
  • Catalan: Dolentoscopi
  • Czech: Lotroskop ("Thief/Swindlerscope")
  • Danish: Luskometer (at luske means "to sneak")
  • Dutch: Gluiposcoop (a gluiperd is a sneaky person)
  • Estonian: nuhiskoop
  • Faroese: Sníkikagi
  • Finnish: Ilmiskooppi
  • French: Scrutoscope
  • German: Spickoskop (spicken "to cheat at an exam")
  • Hebrew: מלשינוסקופ
  • Hungarian: Gyanúszkóp ("suspicion scope")
  • Icelandic: læðupokamælir
  • Italian: spioscopio (literal, spyscope)
  • Japanese: かくれん防止器 (kakuren-bōshi-ki) (lit. "anti-hiding device"; also may be a pun on kakurenbo "hide-and-seek")
  • Norwegian: snikoskop
  • Polish: Fałszoskop (fałsz "lie" or "false")
  • Portuguese: Bisbilhoscópio
  • Russian: Вредноскоп (Nastyscope)
  • Serbian: Шуњоскоп (Šunjoskop)
  • Slovak: Špiónoskop
  • Spanish: Chivatoscopio (Falsoscopio in the South American version)
  • Turkish: Sinsioskop
  • Ukrainian: Стервоскоп (Stervoskop) ("Scumbagoscope")
  • Vietnamese: Kính mách lẻo ("sneaky mirror")

Appearances

A Sneakoscope in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Notes and references

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