The Pottermore website has long been the hang-out for fans of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies and books. These days, Pottermore is known as Wizarding World. The famous quiz (which determines which Hogwarts house and wizard’s wand you get), however, hasn’t changed.
But what if the digital Sorting Hat assigns you to Hufflepuff, and you feel you’re more of a Slytherin? Can you retake the quiz? Well, thankfully the answer is: yes, you can retake the Pottermore quiz.
To learn how to retake the Pottermore (Wizarding World) quiz, follow our simple step-by-step instructions below. For all other information, or if you have more questions about Pottermore and Wizarding World, see our FAQ section below.
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How to retake the Pottermore quiz on Wizarding World
- On your preferred web browser, head to the Wizarding World website
- Log into your Pottermore/Wizarding World account using your sign in credentials
- Click on ‘Account Menu’ and once there, scroll down
- Below ‘Support’ locate and click on the option ‘Delete Account’
- Note: The only way to retake the Pottermore quiz is to delete your account and make a new one (though you can reuse the same email)
- Follow the instructions on-screen to complete the deletion of your account
- Next, refresh the Wizarding World website
- Click ‘Sign Up’ or ‘Create Account’ and follow the on-screen instructions to do so (you can use the same email address as your old account if you like, or a new one)
- Once your new account is set up, you can take the Pottermore quiz again
- Repeat this process to take the quiz again as often as you like
And that’s all there is to retaking the classic Harry Potter Pottermore house-sorting quiz. If you have any other questions or want more Potter info, see our FAQs below.
What is the Pottermore quiz?
Pottermore, now known as Wizarding World, is the eCommerce, entertainment, news, and digital publishing business and website from J.K. Rowling, legendary author of the Harry Potter fiction series. The Pottermore quiz is a personality-type quiz which asks you a series of questions designed to test your intelligence, empathy, style, and, generally, your character.
Having asked you these various questions, the quiz then assigns you to one of the famous Hogwarts School houses, just like the Sorting Hat does in the books and movies. The houses are Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Each house is canonically linked to one of the founding members of the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, and as such has a range of lore and characteristics attached.
The Pottermore quiz is incredibly popular among fans of the books and movies, as it allows them to in some ways relive the experiences of the fictional characters. Once assigned a house, Pottermore (now Wizarding World), also assigns you some other magical traits, such as a wand!
Is it cheating to retake the Pottermore quiz?
The answer to this depends entirely on your own notion of what constitutes cheating. However, given that the Pottermore quiz is entirely for purposes of entertainment, we think that you can safely retake the quiz without feeling bad about it.
After all, you may have taken the Pottermore quiz way back when you first created an account; when you were younger, and altogether different. As such, your answers may have changed, as well as your sensibilities. Chances are, therefore, you may be reassigned to a different house!
Why should I retake the Pottermore Quiz?
If you want to live out as authentic an experience as possible (with regards to the wizarding and witchy world) then perhaps you should stick with whatever house you were assigned to by the Pottermore quiz when you first took it. After all, most witches and wizards who enter Hogwarts don’t have a choice where they are assigned – they just have to accept what the Sorting Hat says!
Nonetheless, it’s true that Harry Potter was originally assigned to Slytherin by the Sorting Hat, and only joined Gryffindor after protesting, and begging the Sorting Hat to change its mind. Thus, one could also make a convincing case for retaking your Pottermore quiz as a suitable way of trying to enter a different house: one that you feel is more ‘you’.