My Pottermore Results!

Hello everyone! So I know I haven’t mentioned this much on my blog but I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan. Like most people I have read the books countless times, seen the movies almost as many times, and pre-ordered the new Harry Potter play’s script, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


Seriously I’m a huge fan. So when Pottermore first launched back in my college days I entered all my email addresses in order to be invited to the page. I finally got in, completely sure that I’d be sorted into Gryffindor, my preferred house. Alas, I was sorted into Ravenclaw.

I was disappointed and shocked. In my mind I had always been a Gryffindor. So I took the quiz again with my second email address and… Ravenclaw again! I started to accept my fate and my new house. Some time later I did end up trying again and ended up with Slytherin. I just couldn’t win!

In the years since taking the sorting quiz I have come to strongly identify as a Ravenclaw. But all my life I’ve dreamed of walking through Hogwarts and experiencing the magic for myself.

Lo and behold, the revamped Pottermore site has given us the opportunity to be sorted again! I logged in and prepared to take the quiz. Now, if I’m being honest, I still firmly believe I’m a Ravenclaw, but I’ve been feeling more Gryffindor lately. I wasn’t sure what the Sorting Hat would think. I went through the quiz, carefully answering each question and…

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I can’t even. I actually was placed in Gryffindor. Also the old site had more in depth information on the House you were sorted into if I remember correctly. Oh well.

I then decided to try my luck with the American school’s sorting quiz. J.K. Rowling has unveiled Ilvermorny, the American Hogwarts. Ilvermorny (don’t ask me to prounouce it, I have no clue. Il-ver-morn-y?) has four new houses for fans to be sorted into. I read the entire story behind the American school on Pottermore and determined myself to be a member of the house of the mind, the Horned Serpent. I wasn’t sure if I could take another disappointment but I prepared myself and took the quiz. My results?

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Yay! At least I got the house I wanted for this one. Unfortunately the page for the Horned Serpent is even more bare than the Gryffindor page. Sigh.

And lastly, I took the wand quiz. Every time I took it on the old Pottermore page the wand I ended up with was Willow, around 10 inches (I think), and I can’t remember what the core had been. This time…

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I got a Black Walnut wand that’s 12 1/4″ long, with a dragon heartstring core, and unyielding flexibility. Because of the Black Walnut my confidence has to be 110% or the wand will get lazy and not be as powerful as it needs to be to live up to it’s potential. The fact that I’m short but have a wand of average-long length means that I’ve got a big personality. And the dragon heartstring means that the wand will learn quickly but have a short temper that could cause oopsies and potentially turn evil. Lovely.

Oh and apparently I’m super inflexible. That’s totally true, I’ve never been able to do the splits. JK (pun intended) it just means I’m not adaptable which I recognize and try hard to understand.

So that’s my Pottermore results! Overall I found the quizzes to be beautifully presented but mentally confusing when the results don’t go your way. The descriptions were lacking of each house but perhaps more information is to come. And I think J.K. did a great job with her Ilvermorny writing. I was honestly very worried that the quality of the writing and the story behind the school would not be as thought out as Hogwarts. I shouldn’t have doubted J.K. for a second because the story was amazing!

Let me know if you’ve taken the Pottermore quiz and your results in the comments. Or just write anything Harry Potter related. It would make my day!

Thanks for reading!


  1. […] Her obsession quickly spread to the whole 3rd grade and we even had a whole Harry Potter day that included sorting (pulled houses from a hat, I think I was Ravenclaw but there’s a chance it might have been Hufflepuff), magic classes (I remember we had to color in my classroom but we moved around the whole day), and a feast (lunch). At the time only the first two or three books were out so I read them all and made sure my parents got me the rest (thanks mom and dad!). Then I watched the movies and my obsession never stopped. I have a whole shelf in my favorite bookcase dedicated solely to Harry Potter books and merchandise. In fact, I recently did the Pottermore sorting which you can read here. […]


  2. […] If you don’t know by now, I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan. So when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was announced I was thrilled and worried. Thrilled because more Harry Potter! And worried because I didn’t thought there was a possibility that the story would not live up to the rest of the series. You can read more of my thoughts on this book in my review that you can find here. There are spoilers at the end but the beginning is spoiler free. If you prefer to avoid it altogether you can also read my Pottermore sorting results here. […]


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