In every book, there is a new password to the Tower, with it usually being changed at least once over the course of the book.

What are all of the known passwords to Gryffindor Tower?

  • I'm not sure why this is being downvoted, given that there are a finite number of HP books. – Mr Lister Mar 9 '16 at 16:04
  • @MrLister possibly due to it being a self-answered question. Lots of people on here do not take kindly to people who self-answer questions which they already know the answer to, purely for rep! – The Giant of Lannister Mar 9 '16 at 18:54
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    @TheGiantofLannister And a self-answered question with no real basis (why it's being asked) even less. – Scimonster Mar 9 '16 at 20:26

There are a few other passwords to Gryffindor Tower not mentioned in the other answer:

Goblet of Fire

  • Banana Fritters

This time it was Ron who waited outside to give the Fat Lady the password ("banana fritters").

Half-Blood Prince

  • Baubles

“Baubles,” said Harry to the Fat Fady, this being the new, festive password.

  • Abstinence

“I’ve got something for you, Harry,” said Hermione, neither looking at Ron nor giving any sign that she had heard him. “Oh, hang on — password. Abstinence.”

  • Quid Agis

"Quid agis?" he said tentatively to the Fat Lady, wondering what he would find inside.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone

  • Caput Draconis - Chapter 7
  • Pig snout - Chapter 9

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • Wattlebird - Chapter 5

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • Fortuna Major - Chapter 5
  • Scurvy cur - Chapter 11
  • Oddsbodikins - Chapter 12
  • Flittertigibbet - Chapter 15

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • Balderdash - Chapter 12
  • Fairy lights - Chapter 22

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Mimbulus mimbletonia - Chapter 11

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • Dilligrout - Chapter 12
  • Tapeworm - Chapter 23

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