Hermione's wand was confiscated by Snatchers in the spring of 1998 when she, Harry, and Ron were caught after Harry accidentally broke the Taboo curse by saying Voldemort's name. Hermione subsequently used Bellatrix Lestrange's 12¾" walnut and dragon heartstring wand, which Harry grabbed during their escape from Malfoy Manor.

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What happened to Hermione's wand? Did she get it back?

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    If you're copying text from an external source, can you indicate as such with quote markdown in the future?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Sep 11, 2019 at 11:52

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It's not stated in the book or any other media that I know of.

She of course would not keep using Bellatrix's (she is disgusted by it and she is not the master of that wand).

The obvious answer is, in my opinion, that the Ministry raided Malfoy Manor after the war, and recovered the stolen wands.

And what if the wands were destroyed? I don't think the Death Eaters would destroy useful wands, but she was considered a mudblood so that's a possibility. In that case, Hermione would have simply bought a new wand at Ollivanders.

Luna also lost her original wand and got a new one from Ollivander. Hermione says in Deathly Hallows that she wishes he made another one for her.

“I miss my wand,” Hermione said miserably. “I wish Mr. Ollivander could have made me another one too.”

Mr. Ollivander had sent Luna a new wand that morning. She was out on the back lawn at that moment, testing its capabilities in the late afternoon sun. Dean, who had lost his wand to the Snatchers, was watching rather gloomily.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 26, "Gringotts"

We also don't know if Luna recovered the original or kept using the second.

  • Also Hermione appears to still be usig Bellatrix's wand at least up until the end of DH.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:06
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    If Bellatrix lost her wand too, she might be using Hermione’s wand. So the wand ends up in Hogwarts after all , you know, after Molly dispersoned the wand. Just a possibility though Sep 11, 2019 at 14:55
  • @atayenel True, but Hermione would not be the master of that wand and it would be useless, because Molly is the new owner.
    – TheFreaky
    Sep 11, 2019 at 15:09
  • @atayenel For what it's worth, in the movie Bellatrix wand is not Hermione's (I just rewatched Molly and Bella's battle). But if we neglet this little detail, your theory is good! Thank you.
    – shot22
    Sep 11, 2019 at 16:05

It appears that she didn't get it back, or if she did, for some reason (it got broken or lost, perhaps) she stopped using it by the time the events of Cursed Child take place.

Her wand in the play is significantly different, both in design and wood type.

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    Thank you for your answer, but I think that Cursed Child doesn't count. Harry's wand is different, too.
    – shot22
    Sep 11, 2019 at 13:00
  • @shot22 - You are, of course, welcome to consider that it doesn't count. JKR considers that it counts though...
    – Valorum
    Sep 11, 2019 at 13:17
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    So Harry, after he was lucky enough to fix his broken wand, threw it away and bought another one? It makes sense. Is there any reference of Hermione's new wand in the Cursed Child screenplay? I don't think so. It's not canon.
    – shot22
    Sep 11, 2019 at 13:25
  • @shot22 Of course, in the Film he doesn't repair his wand... Sep 13, 2019 at 12:19

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