Zonko's Joke Shop was a wizarding joke shop located in the wizarding village of Hogsmeade, Scotland. It was favourite place for Hogwarts students to shop on Hogsmeade trips as it carried "jokes and tricks to fulfil even Fred and George Weasley's wildest dreams." Such products were: Dungbombs, Hiccough Sweets, Frog Spawn Soap, Sugar Quills, and Nose-Biting Teacups. In the 1980s, it was owned by Bilton Bilmes.
Jacob's sibling visited this location frequently, most often to plan pranks. They were often accompanied by friends, such as Nymphadora Tonks and Tulip Karasu, both of whom were interested in pranks.
When Professor Snape caught Harry in the corridor of Hogwarts at night with the Marauder's Map, he was sceptical of Harry's story that it was a Zonko's product, but Professor Lupin and Ron backed Harry up on his lie.
During the events surrounding Lord Voldemort's second rise to power, Zonko's was closed and boarded up. Fred and George visited Hogsmeade with an eye towards the possibility of buying the premises and turning it into a Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes outlet.
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Zonko's is mentioned several times. One such mention occurred when Ron was describing his first visit to Hogsmeade. It is mentioned once more when Harry was confronted in the middle of the night, wandering the corridors of Hogwarts, by Professor Snape. Professor Lupin suggested the Marauder's Map was a Zonko's product when it started spouting out insults at Snape.
- There is a recreation of Zonko's in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
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- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
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- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells (Mentioned only)