From trailer: 3 points to Hufflepuff.

  1. Where there any else in movies or books (including cursed child and fantastic beasts)?

How about games? As for games, I can't remember any in the games I played, but I guess anything's possible in some games.

According to fandom, it's just those 1 point deductions in 1991.

  1. Were there any prime number points awarded except 3 or 5 points?

Note: This may include cases where say there were deductions made in, say, percentages like deducting 0.5% of total house points or something.

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    When I saw the trailer, I assumed Dumbledore is just joking. Newt is already an adult and presumably isn't enrolled in Hogwarts as a student anymore. Jan 17, 2022 at 18:03
  • @RobertColumbia oh yeah lol thanks. well i guess alumni/dropouts can't earn points for the house/s they were in. / Newt hought (intentional mispelling. and again): part of the joke is that hogwarts points are always given in multiples of 5. the only flaw in this understanding of the joke are those 1 point deductions...
    – BCLC
    Jan 17, 2022 at 18:06

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Points are usually in groups of five or ten, but not always, as evidenced Harry losing single points for "cheek" (twice).

There was a sudden rummaging for quills and parchment. Over the noise, Snape said, ‘And a point will be taken from Gryffindor house for your cheek, Potter.’

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: The Potion Master

More importantly, we see that other houses have gained (or lost) point scores in multiples other than five.

‘Now, as I understand it, the House Cup here needs awarding and the points stand thus: in fourth place, Gryffindor, with three hundred and twelve points; in third, Hufflepuff, with three hundred and fifty-two; Ravenclaw have four hundred and twenty-six and Slytherin, four hundred and seventy-two.’

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: The Man with Two Faces

The Lexicon does note that in every other book, that points are exclusively awarded in the following amounts; 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200.

  • oh yeah i forgot about those house cup totals. nice. thanks Valorum !
    – BCLC
    Jan 17, 2022 at 18:37

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