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    Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
    FAQs/Walkthrough by Adam Marx
    This guide is for the GCN version of the game only. You can use it as a
    reference for other versions, but there will be times when you'll find yourself
    unable to use it due to the vast but necessarily unavoidable inconsistencies in
    the controls. You see, I might tell you something like, "Hold L, then tap A."
    But that's not going to help you at all if you're playing the PC version.
    Introduction     [INT]
    Version History  [VER]
    Quidditch        [QUI]
    Controls         [CON]
    Playing a Match  [PLA]
    Hogwarts         [HOG]
    World Cup        [WOR]
    Exhibition       [EXH]
    Queerditch Marsh [QUE]
    Quidditch Cards  [CAR]
    Legal Garbage    [LEG]
    In Closing       [CLO]
    Those letters in square brackets are handy-dandy codes. Use your browser's
    Search function (Ctrl+F in Internet Explorer) and type in the letters, square
    brackets and all, then click "Find" or whatever. Click it again and you'll be
    instantaneously transported to the desired section. So for example, to find the
    information for Exhibition Matches, hit Ctrl+F (in Explorer), type in "EXH"
    (with square brackets), and hit Find twice. You're there! Maybe I'm explaining
    this too thoroughly though; unless you've never read a FAQs before this
    shouldn't be anything new.
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    |                               INTRODUCTION [INT]                            |
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    Welcome to Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup!
    Quidditch is unarguably one of the most entertaining aspects of JK Rowling's
    'Harry Potter' universe. Ah, the majesty of it all: Fourteen players speeding
    up and down the pitch at sixty miles an hour, the Quaffle little more than a
    red blur as it changes hands faster than the eye can see...the iron Bludgers
    doggedly assaulting them, the Seekers craning and searching for any sign of the
    elusive Golden Snitch...so many readers have tried to capture these feelings
    and cork them.
    A number of fan projects have tried their hands at it, but being fan projects
    I'm afraid to say none of them has gained netwide notoriety. The film
    adaptations are good inward looks, but don't satisfy the craving for hands-on
    action that many hunger for. Other Harry Potter games by EA have featured
    Quidditch, but only in short bursts at a time. There was even a card game, but
    that's not quite the same thing.
    Apparently, whoever's in charge of EA's external licenses took a look and
    realised there might be something to this. Sometime later, HP:QWC was
    published. It's by no means a perfect game, maybe not even an enduring game,
    but it's nowhere near as bad as gaming forums would have one believe. I get the
    distinct impression that none of the criticizers even had a try at Firebolt,
    the highest difficulty level. I could actually go on and on about this game,
    but then it would be a review rather than an introduction. Make your own
    judgement, I guess, though for $14.97 there shouldn't be much stopping you.
    Let's just move on.
    Okay, the purpose of this guide is to take you through all the features of the
    game logically. I'm not going to hold your hand, but I am going to help you
    along and see what I can do about the trickier spots. You're welcome to proceed
    through the game in whatever manner you choose, but the guide is organized from
    top to bottom. The greatest challenge of Quidditch World Cup is collecting all
    104 Quidditch Cards. Like any Trophy Hunt it's a tall order, but satisfying. At
    any rate, with this in mind the 'Quidditch Cards' section will probably be the
    one most useful to you. Right then, let's get on with it.
    Also, this is my first FAQs, though it's really more of a warm-up. Hope you
    enjoy it.
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    |                              VERSION HISTORY [VER]                          |
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    Listed sequentially, with newer edits at the bottom.
    Version 1.0
    The initial version of this FAQs, the state it was in when first posted on
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    |                               QUIDDITCH [QUI]                               |
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    If you're playing this game or even reading this FAQs without owning the game,
    I seriously doubt you don't know the rules of Quidditch. But for the
    (inexplicably) uninitiated, those who have been out of the HP loop for a while,
    filler, and the sake of completeness, here are the rules of the game as it
    portrayed in the books and films.
    Played on flying broomsticks, Quidditch can be explained as a bit of a hybrid
    between hockey, football and basketball. The pitch is more than a hundred
    metres long and fifty wide, divided by the centre line. In the direct centre of
    the pitch lies a circle 2' in diameter around which the players and referee
    gather as the game begins. At each end of the pitch are three golden hoops,
    identical in size and make but at different heights. The spectators' boxes
    surround the pitch, and flying out of bounds causes one's team to lose
    The main ball is the Quaffle. Red in colour, made of leather and 12" in
    diameter (roughly the size of a football), the Quaffle is used to score. The
    three Chasers on either team seize the Quaffle and try to throw it through one
    of the opposing team's three golden hoops. Doing so scores them 10 points, but
    the other Chasers as well as the Keeper will do everything they can to prevent
    this. Battles for possession can be quite brutal.
    Two iron balls called Bludgers fly freely around the pitch of their own
    volition. They are charmed to try and slam themselves into the player closest
    to them, being objective about it of course, and can wreak quite a lot of havoc
    if left to their own devices. Therefore, two Beaters on each time are armed
    with heavy clubs and defend their teammates from being knocked off their
    brooms. More to the point, they direct the Bludgers towards opposing players,
    hoping to allow a steal, an easy goal, or an uninhibited grab at the Snitch.
    The Golden Snitch, of course, is the fourth and final ball. A gold ball the
    size of a walnut with two tiny, silvery wings, it rips around the pitch at
    incredibly high speeds. Even when standing still it can be hard to spot. The
    role of the Seeker is to keep a sharp eye out for the Snitch, which can be
    quite difficult given the amount of activity in a Quidditch match. When the
    Snitch slows down or comes to rest, the Seeker speeds off and tries to catch
    it. When one or the other Seeker catches the Snitch, the game ends and the
    catcher's team is awarded an additional 150 points.
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    |                                CONTROLS [CON]                               |
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    This is taken practically straight out of the manual; again, it's here mostly
    for completeness, but it's a quick reference...also, you may not have had or no
    longer have access to your manual, so here goes.
    Chaser Controls
    |ACTION                                 CONTROL                               |
    |Pass                                  |A Button                              |
    |Shoot (when within the 'scoring area')|B Button                              |
    |Quaffle Control                       |C Stick (push and hold in desired     |
    |                                      |direction of pass or shot)            |
    |Dodge                                 |X Button                              |
    |Special Move Shoot                    |B Button + L Button + R Button (with  |
    |                                      |Quaffle)                              |
    |Special Move Tackle                   |B Button + L Button + R Button        |
    |                                      |(without Quaffle)                     |
    Beater Controls
    |ACTION                                 CONTROL                               |
    |To start a Bludger attack             |Y Button                              |
    |To guide the Bluger                   |Control Stick                         |
    Seeker Controls
    |ACTION                                 CONTROL                               |
    |Broomstick direction control          |Control Stick                         |
    |Broomstick boost                      |A Button                              |
    |Barge other player                    |Y Button                              |
    |Grab Snitch                           |B Button                              |
    The computer controls your Keeper when you're facing an incoming shot, so you
    don't need to worry about that.
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    |                             PLAYING A MATCH [PLA]                           |
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    Reading about it in a review or, especially, the manual, Quidditch World Cup
    might seem like a very complicated game. If you think that fear not, it isn't
    at all, you just need to get a few things figured out. Here, I'll provide you
    with some tips about playing, as well as give an explanation of the sequence of
    As you start the game, you'll be in control of one of the Chasers. Get used to
    it; your control is almost exclusively related to your Chasers. You use the
    Control Stick to move him around. Figuring out which Chaser you're controlling
    is easy, he's the one with the yellow star underneath him. Meanwhile, the guy
    surrounded by the blue star is the one you need to be watching out for.
    To begin, whoever's refereeing this match (either Madam Hooch or a
    professional-level referee) will throw the Quaffle into the air. This signals
    the start of the match. As soon as the other guy moves, lunge at the Quaffle.
    However, actually getting there first is kind of tricky, so it's a good bet
    you'll fail. That's okay.
    If an enemy Chaser does go speeding off, go after him. When you get close, make
    sure he's not flying too erratically then try a tackle. To tackle, press the A
    Button while not holding the Quaffle. Your player will lean forward and try to
    take possession. If you make contact with the Chaser holding the Quaffle while
    pressing A, you'll steal it right out of their hands. Wheel around and head for
    your opponents' goalposts.
    Once you have possession of the Quaffle, it's time to try for a goal. But just
    flying to the goalposts is unproductive, dangerous, and slow. Instead, press A
    to pass to another Chaser. You'll now take control of this Chaser, at which
    point it's a good idea to make another pass. Hold down A then release for a
    harder pass, and if you need to aim somewhere different than where you are use
    the Control Stick. After a few passes, you should be relatively close to the
    goal; once you've entered the scoring area, press B to take a shot. Charging up
    for a shot and aiming it work just like passing. Obviously, you should aim for
    the empty goal if you can. The Keeper and Chasers will both try and block your
    shots, so steer clear. Be quick or you may get tackled.
    There are dozens of good tactics for successfully scoring, pretty well all of
    which you can easily figure out for yourself. I'll throw you a few. First of
    all, remember that the longer you hold B the harder the shot and the more
    likely its chances to succeed. Oftentimes you can just blast one right through
    without doing anything fancy. However, I like to sit there in the centre
    holding B, changing targets several times so that the defenders spread
    themselves too thin and get hung up, then release and go for the opposite goal
    hoop. You can also start at one hoop, drift lazily across to the other side,
    then go for a quick goal in your original hoop or the middle hoop. Finally, you
    can use your Dodge move to go at one hoop, then quickly cross to the other and
    toss it in. You get the picture. Every successful goal nets you 10 points,
    which are useful seeing as how the team with the most points at the end is the
    In the event you're scored upon, you'll be in control of your own Keeper, who
    gets a green star. Pass to one of your Chasers and press the attack.
    Your Golden Snitch Bar will fill due to various actions in a game. I'll
    elaborate on this later, but you want your half of the Golden Snitch as far to
    the right as possible. Anyway, you build up the bar primarily through passing,
    and filling the bar also powers your special moves. To make it fill faster, use
    Combos. To start a combo, hold L (or R, or both) before passing. Do this
    several times in a row and then score to rack up a nice Golden Snitch Bar
    bonus, proportionate to the number of times you passed. Just don't get greedy
    and focus too much on comboing, or an opponent will swoop in and intercept. If
    they do, not only will you lose possession, but you won't have gained anything
    on the Golden Snitch Bar, meaning it was all wasted effort.
    As your combo level rises, you will be able to perform a Combo Shot. To do this
    hold L and R, then press B. Your Chaser will perform an impressive shot, you'll
    get an automatic goal, your Snitch Bar will fill a bit, and your opponent's
    Snitch Bar will empty a bit.
    You'll get other Special Moves, though, too. They're great if you use them
    right. First up is the Dodge, which is probably the least interesting and least
    useful of the four Special Moves. It's not so much a dodge as it is an instant
    speed boost. I suppose you can use it to get out of the way of an approaching
    Chaser, or to tear up the pitch. It would be a lot better if you could use it
    to escape a Bludger assault, but as it is I practically never use it. But if it
    compliments your personal tactics, a quick tap of X does the trick.
    Speaking of Bludgers, when you have the option use Y to whack one at an
    opposing Chaser. If you hit him, he'll drop the Quaffle and you'll take
    possession. Basically, just drag it straight down and you're likely to hit him.
    Guide it a little if you have to, but don't try to be clever about it or you
    may miss entirely.
    If someone hits a Bludger at you, your Beaters will fly on either side of you
    and do their best to defend you. Their best isn't very good, so you're going to
    have to dodge the Bludger. It's quite tricky since the computer is very good at
    it. Just as it starts to turn back and come after you, duck to one side, wait a
    second, then whirl to the right and speed off. If you do it right one of your
    Beaters will bat it away and you'll be good to go, otherwise you'll have to try
    a quick tackle on the opposing Chaser as he makes the steal. You can't pass,
    Dodge, or do anything like that while being pursued by a Bludger, but you can
    still shoot, and the other players will give you a wide berth since they don't
    want to get hit either, so if you're within the scoring area you may as well
    let it fly.
    Eventually you'll receive the option for a Special Move Tackle. Press and hold
    B and a cursor will appear. Guide it to the Chaser with the Quaffle using the
    Control Stick. If you can get it to zero in on him you'll do a cool little move
    and automatically steal the Quaffle. However, doing a Special Move Tackle will
    place you on the centre line, so only use it if you're on your own half of the
    pitch or you'll be losing ground.
    Last, we have the Team Special Move. At the World Cup level, you'll need to
    perform certain actions in a game before you're allowed to use your Team
    Special Move. When you do finally earn enough pops on the Golden Snitch Bar,
    press Z. You'll be treated to a sometimes spectacular cinematic sequence that
    depicts your Chasers performing marvellous feats of Quidditch. You'll score
    either one or two automatic goals. Those that score two goals get you 20 points
    rather than 10, but those that score only one have a greater effect on the
    Golden Snitch Bar.
    Okay, so enough of my talking about this Golden Snitch Bar without having
    explained what it is! As I said before, you want your half of it to be as far
    to the right as possible, and you accomplish this by performing various actions
    in a game. Special Moves also affect your opponent's Golden Snitch Bar. As your
    half of the Snitch moves to the right, your opponents' moves to the left. When
    the two inevitably touch, the Golden Snitch suddenly appears. You'll now have
    to enter the Golden Snitch Chase.
    The farther to the right your half of the Snitch was when the two halves
    collided, the higher your Boost Metre will be and the lower your opponent's
    will be. The Seeker with the higher Boost Metre has an advantage, of course
    being able to sustain a longer boost. Keep your Control Stick titled forward
    and follow the Snitch's golden trail, trying to get ever closer to it. If
    you're a good flier like me, you can just keep the A Button rammed down and not
    worry about waiting for it to fill up again: As long as you stay within the
    exact centre of the golden trail, your Boost Metre will perpetually recharge,
    allowing you to keep up that Boost. If the opposing Seeker gets too close, give
    her a kick with the Y Button. When you get close enough - that is, the camera
    is right on top of your Seeker - press B to grab the Snitch. You'll get 150
    points, end the match, and probably win it!
    Whew! After all that, the match is over. That long-winded explanation might
    sound slow, but in reality all that stuff happening at once keeps the game
    moving. Hopefully that helps you to better grasp the concept of playing a game
    of Quidditch. You'll understand more clearly once you start playing, and as you
    get practiced it'll become like second nature.
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    |                                 HOGWARTS [HOG]                              |
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    Hogwarts, Hogwarts, hoggy warty Hogwarts...
    When you first select 'Hogwarts,' Oliver Wood and Harry Potter will treat you
    to an explanation of the game of Quidditch. Ah, but you don't need it, do you?
    I just spent three entire sections giving you the lowdown on Quidditch, and
    truth be told I'd have to say mine is better. Anyway, after that you'll get to
    choose a team. Right now you're limited to one of the four Hogwarts House
    Teams, but that will change soon enough, oh my yes. Later on I'll talk about
    the teams individually a little more, but it's up to you for now. Choose
    Gryffindor if you're a purist, Ravenclaw if you badly want to win, Hufflepuff
    if you want to work for it just like they do, or Slytherin if you're evil. It
    doesn't especially matter at this point.
    Once you've picked a team, that team's Seeker is now your guide. Well, so am I,
    and like before I'm the one you'd better pay closer attention to. Anyhow that
    team's Seeker doesn't think you're very smart, so now you'll have to face six
    training exercises of progressively greater difficulty.
    ==Training Exercises==
    You'll have to pass the first three before you'll be allowed to play a match.
    Once you have, play for a while, then return to the Training Exercises by
    selecting your own team's Seeker. More exercises will become available as you
    progress. Also, the more you pass the more moves will be available to you
    during matches. If you're going for all Quidditch Cards you'll eventually want
    to get the School Record on all six exercises, so read my tips closely if a
    particular challenge gives you trouble.
    *==Exercise 1: Passing==*
    This one isn't terribly difficult once you get the hang of it. As you start
    you'll have control of one of three Chasers. The other two are buzzing around
    you with rings that stay between you and them. Press A to pass the Quaffle to
    the Chaser who has the green ring around them. If you make a pass through a
    ring while it's yellow, or if you miss the ring, you'll incur a 10-second time
    penalty - that is, 10 seconds will be added to your total time, reducing your
    chances of making a record.
    After you've made ten successful passes, regardless of whether or not they went
    through a green ring or not, your practise session ends. If you were relatively
    quick about it and didn't miss too many rings, you'll get a record and probably
    win a Quidditch Card. Hey, it's the first of many! Return as often as you like
    until you get the School Record, or move on to Exercise 2. For every exercise
    I'll try to give you some general tips to get that prestigious School Record
    (though personal talent and luck is also important) like so:
    As the challenge begins, there is a 3-second countdown before you can move. As
    this is happening keep your eye on the Chaser with the yellow ring surrounding
    them, not the green one. Almost by the time the countdown is over the green
    ring will have turned yellow and the yellow, green, so watch for the switch and
    make the good ol' Bullet Pass forthwith.
    The key thing is to keep your Chasers close. You have no control over the other
    two Chasers, so you'll just have to be ready. It's a little difficult to string
    together passes but you can do it if you're on the ball, so to speak. It's also
    a good idea to keep one eye on the Chaser you aren't aiming for in case the
    rings change colour unexpectedly. Remember, just one mistake can send the whole
    operation crashing down around your ears, with the School Record so close yet
    so far.
    You can try and stay between the other two Chasers in case there's a need for a
    quick switch, or you can try and get them into a line and hope for a speedy two
    volleys, turnaround, and another pass or two. Exercise 1 is actually much
    harder than passing during a match, so it's good practise I suppose (especially
    when playing with Slytherin, whose passes are kind of...awful.)
    *==Exercise 2: Tackle & Shoot==*
    One of your Chasers is matched up with Edgar Cloggs, formerly the local
    Quidditch expert who now haunts the Hogwarts pitch. I could write a whole
    paragraph about him, but all you need to know is that you need to tackle him,
    then shoot. You probably figured that one out for yourself, though.
    Okay, unlike last time, you don't start with the Quaffle - Edgar does. He
    floats around erratically with no other objective than wasting your time and
    taking away your record, so move towards him and press A while facing him to
    tackle. If you're successful in this, immediately turn around and head for the
    goalposts. Edgar will fly on ahead and take on the roll of Keeper. Once you're
    inside the scoring area, press B to unload. Edgar takes the approach of
    choosing one goalpost and hoping that's the one you'll aim for, so punish him
    for it and pick the one that's farthest from where he is. If he catches the
    Quaffle you'll gain 10 seconds, which is a bad thing since we're going for the
    low time.
    If you score a goal or he blocks the Quaffle, he'll re-take possession and
    you'll need to chase him down again. Make another tackle, take another shot,
    and go through this sequence one more time. The challenge ends when you've
    successfully scored three goals. He won't ever take a shot himself, so don't go
    worrying about that, but he will tackle you if you let him get too close, so
    If you don't have your wits about you you'll often miss your tackle. Either get
    right in his face or pay attention to the direction he's going to ensure you
    don't go diving past him. As long as he's still in front of you keep holding A,
    but if you zoom off to the side immediately let go of A and pull back on the
    Control Stick.
    When you're taking your shot, it's paramount that you don't allow Edgar to
    catch the Quaffle. Like always, charging up the shot (by holding B, then
    releasing to shoot) increases your chances of putting it away. However, if he's
    guarding one of the side hoops you can sneak one past him into the centre goal
    hoop rather than the far one, which will save you a few seconds. I beat the
    School Record by one tenth of a second.
    *==Exercise 3: Seeker==*
    This has got to be the easiest of all the challenges, by far. Oh nose! A Golden
    Snidget has escaped from a nearby Snidget reservation! You've been asked to
    round it up. Since the Snidget is the ancient predecessor of the modern Golden
    Snitch, which stopped once the animal rights witches and wizards started mixing
    it up, this is exactly like the Golden Snitch Chase in a full-on game of
    Quidditch. Don't listen too closely to Madam Hooch; by the time her dialogue
    finishes, the thing she's talking about has already happened. That is, the
    filling of your Boost Metre. They should've caught that one in beta.
    As soon as your Boost Metre fills you're ready to chase after it. I'm not going
    to explain how to do this twice, so read the 'Playing a Match' section if
    you're frothing at the mouth for more detail. Basically, tilt the Control Stick
    forward and press A to Boost. Press B when you get close - that is, the camera
    is right on top of you - to catch the Snidget and end the challenge. Now if I
    said any more than that, I'd either be redundant or have a very small section
    Honestly, this one shouldn't give you much trouble. I got the School Record
    first try, by quite a margin I might add, so I'm sure you can too. The first
    and best piece of advice I can give you is this: Fly well. Honestly, beyond
    that there's not much left besides practise. The idea, by the way, is to stay
    directly in the centre of the Snidget's trail - the darker part of it. Flying
    within this area is what refills your Boost Metre, and you're pretty much
    hooped if that isn't happening. React to its movements and, if you have to,
    memorize its route so you can anticipate its turns, but it honestly shouldn't
    take that long.
    If you really are having trouble, there is some strategy involved in the Boost
    Metre. But before I talk about how to do that, let me tell you this: I prefer
    to just gun it the whole way. Whenever I'm controlling my Seeker, be it
    Exercise 3 or the Golden Snitch Chase, I always have the A Button firmly
    depressed. You see, if you're constantly boosting but flying in the dark part
    of the Snidget's trail, your Boost Metre will perpetually be both being emptied
    and being restored  simultaneously. It empties a little faster than it fills,
    as you would expect, but the effect means that it empties very slowly if you're
    doing it right. Overall, you can sustain a longer boost with this method, you
    just have to be doing it right.
    Now I only recommend judicious use of the Boost Metre if you aren't a skilled
    flyer, and in fact I actually find it harder to win that way, but I'll try to
    help you with this. First, you can wait for it to be completely or half-filled,
    then jam the throttle and head for the Snitch. You'll be quite close after
    doing this several times. Better yet, you can actually use your Boost to cut
    corners. When the Snitch makes a violent turn, pull out of its slipstream,
    realign yourself and head right back in. Since you've been Boosting the whole
    time you won't actually have lost any ground! This will take some practise but
    it might work for you. However, in case I haven't made it clear already: I
    prefer my way.
    *==Exercise 4: Beaters and Bludgers==*
    Hoo, boy. This one's a bit of a toughie. You're in control of one of your
    Chasers. You're flying around flanked by the team's two Beaters. Your goal is
    to break the ten targets scattered around the area by smashing them with
    Bludgers. As you approach a target, you'll hear a little chime sound. Press Y
    to take control of a Bludger, then direct it to the target using the Control
    Stick. When you're not doing that, make very sure you weave around the
    To do well in this challenge, you have to be proficient both at hitting and
    dodging Bludgers. Hitting is easy. Hit Y as soon as you can in order to give
    yourself more room to manoeuvre the Bludger. The worst thing that can happen is
    being too late with the hit, which could result in you having to play the
    Bludger out then send it back in, costing you precious seconds. Otherwise it's
    a simple matter to guide the Bludger towards the target.
    Dodging is a little more complicated. Essentially this challenge is the same as
    if you were to hit a Bludger at the opposing Chaser, then have your opponent
    immediately hit his own Bludger at you. The same tactics for avoiding a Bludger
    apply here, and you'll want to do it well: Every hit will cost you 15 seconds!
    OUCH, OUCH, OUCH! If you don't remember or haven't read that part, what you
    have to do is head to one side just as the Bludger starts to come after you,
    wait a second, then head in the opposite direction and make a clean break.
    Again, making a loop is the absolute worst thing you can do in this situation.
    Once you escape the Bludger, things return to normal and you can head for your
    next target uninhibited. The annoying thing here is that the view you receive
    when being assault by a Bludger limits your field of vision, so you might be
    heading way to the left of your next objective and not even realise it.
    The key here is to figure out a pattern and stick to it. You can develop one of
    your own, probably one that's better than what I came up with, but here's mine:
    Start off with the target immediately in front of you and slightly to the
    right. Swerve left after this and head for the lake, where another target
    awaits. Turn around a good 300 degrees and head straight over the copse of
    trees in the middle of the field, just behind which is another target. Keep
    heading in that same direction for another target. After this, head back
    towards the castle and mop things up.
    Yeah, pretty bad, and kind of hard to follow, I know. The point here is, do
    what works for you. This one will definitely take some practise to master, but
    once you do you might find your opponent listed as having 0 Bludger Hits rather
    often...this one, in my opinion, is actually about the dodging, not the
    *==Exercise 5: Special Moves==*
    This is the one exercise that doesn't accurately portray a function's mid-match
    effects. This aside, it's remarkably like Exercise 2, Tackle & Shoot. You're
    once again put to the brutal trials of Edgar Cloggs, but rather than a normal
    tackle, you must use a Special Move Tackle.
    In a match, as time goes on you'll eventually gain the option to try a Special
    Move Tackle against an opposing Chaser. In this exercise, you start off with
    that ability and immediately regain it every time you shoot. But just so you
    understand, your chances to use a Special Move Tackle in a real match will be
    few and far between.
    At any rate, Edgar is flying around randomly just like last time, in no
    particular hurry to do anything at all. What you have to do is get relatively
    close to him, then press B. A whirling cursor will appear in front of you,
    which you guide with the Control Stick. If you can get it to focus on Edgar,
    you've successfully done your Special Move Tackle. Now in a real match, you'll
    automatically steal the Quaffle. What happens here is that Edgar will sit
    there, stunned. Zip in there, press A to grab the Quaffle, and speed off to the
    goalposts. Edgar will try to stop you again. Get three goals to complete the
    This is a fairly straightforward challenge. There's nothing really tricky you
    can do here, you just need to try it a few times until you get better at the
    game. Again, you can anticipate Edgar's moves to ensure your Special Move
    Tackle doesn't fail. Really, you just need to get a feel for it. The same goal-
    scoring tactics you've been using for some time now will be more than
    sufficient for our purposes here.
    There are a couple things to note, though. Make sure you're dogged about
    getting to those goal hoops, because Edgar, if only very occasionally, may try
    to hit you with a Special Move Tackle of his own, costing you as much as 8
    seconds and at least 3. Moving right along, if Edgar saves a goal or if you hit
    him (or are forced to hit him, because you failed to home in on him) with a
    regular tackle instead of a Special Move Tackle you will incur a 10-second time
    penalty. Don't allow that to happen, with a little practise that sort of thing
    is inexcusable. No pressure!
    *==Exercise 6: Combos==*
    Note: I'm afraid I still haven't *quite* got this one figured out. What,
    exactly, are the conditions upon which time penalties are incurred? (In simpler
    terms, I keep getting times with +40.2 on them, what am I doing wrong?) If
    anybody can tell me this, I'd be greatly appreciative; please drop me a line.
    (Contact information is in the 'Legal Garbage' section, it's kind of lumped
    This exercise is sort of a hybrid between Passing and Tackle & Shoot, only
    slightly more complicated and minus the tackling. All three of your Chasers are
    trying to score a goal. Since there's nobody working against you this should be
    a piece of cake, but there are some unusual requirements of you. You have to
    make Combo Passes and Volley Shots, otherwise you'll incur time penalties.
    You'll start out a goodly distance away from the goal hoops, but in possession
    of the Quaffle. The first chance you get, do a Combo Pass to one of the Chasers
    way out in front of you. Hold L, then pass as normal for a Combo Pass.
    Eventually you'll be in a position to score. Now, here the instructions mislead
    you. They say you need to perform a Volley Shot, which you do by double-tapping
    B. What you actually need to do is shoot while holding down the R Button. Hey,
    I didn't make it up, I'm just the FAQs guy.
    If the Keeper blocks your shot, it'll still count but you'll get a 30-second
    time penalty. (I'd sooner just lose possession!!) There's a 10-second penalty
    for not doing a Combo shot. You also rack up penalties for reasons I have yet
    to understand.
    It's impossible and somewhat unethical for me to offer tips until I better
    understand this challenge. As soon as I can find somebody who can help me out
    with this, I'll go more in-depth on Exercise 6. I hate to leave this
    unfinished, but I have to. (If you're really having trouble, try your luck with
    Gryffindor - their Chasers are the best.)
    Well, that's it! After a while those laudable School Records will be yours, as
    long as you keep practising. Remember, you'll need all of the House and School
    Records if you intend to get every Quidditch Card like a good young boy or
    girl, but otherwise there's probably not much point in going for that perfect
    ==The Hogwarts Quidditch Cup==
    There's not a lot I should need to explain here. Select your own Seeker to
    practise the basics some more. Select Madam Hooch for a practise game, which I
    don't recommend doing, by the way, just jump right in. Finally, select another
    team's Seeker for a competitive match. This plays out just like a normal
    Quidditch match, only it's much, much easier than the World Cup, as you will
    see soon enough.
    After your first match, you'll find out about the league. As long as you won,
    and you should have, you should be at the top or at the very least in second.
    Now it's time to play another match. Play three matches and you'll win the
    Quidditch Cup, and with that, you'll be ready to go on to the World Cup! Don't
    get too excited, though; you have to do this with all four teams, and you might
    as well do it sooner rather than later. I'd say you're pretty darn ready for no
    less than Nimbus 2000 difficulty once you've gone through Hogwarts once or
    Also, you might like to know that you'll see shots of team members, the
    commentators or audience members cheering and congratulating each other after a
    goal. The Captain and the Seeker of the team you won with last are the ones who
    will appear when you see the audience members. Make sure it's a team you don't
    despise; you don't want to see Marcus Flint's disgusting face contort into a
    victorious grin every time you pull off a Combo, do you? Nope, you want Cho to
    cheer instead.
    Hogwarts fields four amateur teams for you to choose from, one from each house.
    The team listing for Hogwarts and the World Cup is the same. I'll give you my
    two cents, the names of the members, et cetera. The headings are painfully
    self-explanatory, so let's get to it.
    Overview: Well, I'd have to say that Gryffindor is a pretty good team to learn
    the ropes with. They're very well rounded: Like so many people in video games
    these days, they don't excel in any one area, but have no blinding weaknesses
    either. Actually, the Chasers are worthy to note, since they're probably the
    best of the Hogwarts teams - their passing is great.
    Uniforms: Scarlet with gold trim
    Home Stadium: Hogwarts
    Seeker: Harry Potter
    Chasers: Katie Bell, Angelina Johnson, Alicia Spinnet
    Keeper: Oliver Wood (Captain)
    Beaters: Fred Weasley, George Weasley
    Team Special Move: The 'Weasley Wangler.' One of the Chasers makes a straight
    drive down the centre of the pitch. The Weasley twins trap a Bludger and hit it
    back and forth between them. Not wanting to get hit, the Chasers abandon their
    defensive positions. Finally, the twins pelt the Bludger at the Keeper, who
    falls out of the way giving the Chaser an easy goal. (1 goal.)
    Overview: Ravenclaw is probably the best team overall. They're widely
    acknowledged as simply being a cut above the rest, and I'm inclined to agree.
    Their players are the best, they have an absolutely awesome Team Special Move,
    and they've got Cho Chang! (Not that that matters...)
    Uniforms: Sapphire with bronze trim
    Home Stadium: Hogwarts
    Seeker: Cho Chang
    Chasers: Randolph Boon, Roger Davies (Captain), Jeremy Stratton
    Keeper: Grant Page
    Beaters: Duncan Ingleby, Jason Samuels
    Team Special Move: The three Chasers fly high into the sky, blue smoke trailing
    from behind them. The opposing Chasers gape in awe. Covered by the smoke, the
    Chasers dive and come in low. The startled defenders try to stop them but are
    kicked and punched out of the way. They then come up and score three great
    goals. This is the most of any Team Special Move, but remember it also has the
    least effect on the opponent's Golden Snitch Bar. (3 goals.)
    Overview: Sorry Hufflepuff fans, this one is simply the worst team. But if you
    don't mind doing a bit of legwork or would like a challenge, go for it.
    Honestly though, who wants to play as Hufflepuff? I only did to get its
    Quidditch Cards.
    Uniforms: Yellow with black trim
    Home Stadium: Hogwarts
    Seeker: Cedric Diggory (Captain)
    Chasers: Tamsen Appleby, Heidi McAcvoy, Malcolm Priest
    Keeper: Herbert Fleet
    Beaters: Maxine O'Flanagan, Antony Rickett
    Team Special Move: (1 goal.)
    Overview: A bit of an average team. More or less on par with Gryffindor, which
    would make sense, the two houses being such great rivals. However, a Slytherin
    player holds like a rock. The most noticeable disadvantage with this team is
    the terrible passing. Rather than giving you passing opportunities, the other
    two Chasers actually fly *behind* you, which is great for maintaining
    possession but slows you down and makes comboing tricky.
    Uniforms: Emerald with silver trim
    Home Stadium: Hogwarts
    Seeker: Draco Malfoy
    Chasers: Marcus Flint (Captain), Warren Montague, Adrian Pucey
    Keeper: Miles Bletchley
    Beaters: Lucina Bole, Peregrine Derrick
    Team Special Move: Singularly brutal and not very interesting. The Chasers fly
    tactlessly towards the goal hoops, knock around the defenders as they go, beat
    up the Keeper (Stooging penalty!) and do some crude work with the Quaffle. (2
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    |                                WORLD CUP [WOR]                              |
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    After you win the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup for the first time, you'll be able to
    compete in the Quidditch World Cup. Whether you choose to do so immediately or
    hang back until you've gotten all the Hogwarts-related Quidditch Cards is up to
    you. Once you're ready, though, you're presented with the Seekers of nine
    teams. Eight of these teams are available for use right from the start, but
    Bulgaria must be unlocked. As with the Hogwarts teams, one team isn't really
    that much better than another, so just pick one. You'll then have to choose one
    of four difficulty levels:
    Comet 260 (*)
    'The Comet Trading Company's finest racing broom. Although starting to shows
    its age, the Comet 260 is an extremely versatile model and a great first broom
    for the club Quidditch player.'
    This level is barely even harder than Hogwarts! Honestly, if you can beat that
    one without any trouble then playing at the Comet 260 level will be a snap. But
    it's supposed to be, isn't it, it's a beginner's broom. This broom can get you
    into the World Cup schwerve, but it might leave you bored; the Nimbus 2000 is
    probably be a better bet.
    Nimbus 2000 (**)
    'One of the Nimbus Racing Broom Company's most successful models. A highly
    reliable broom with a great turn-of-speed and exceptional handling. This broom
    is not for beginners!'
    I disagree. Although it's a big step up from Comet 260 level, if you're
    practised at the game the opposition shouldn't give you too much trouble. But
    in the later matches, make sure you're comboing or you may end up clawing
    unsuccessfully at the Snitch.
    Nimbus 2001 (***)
    'The top of the Nimbus Racing Broom Company's range. Capable of previously
    unseen speed and control, the Nimbus 2001 is a world-class broom. Only
    experienced players need apply!'
    This is where things start to get a little harder. Honestly it's not really
    very much trickier, you just have to be a better player in order to do well.
    You have to be more precise and, especially, quicker, particularly with your
    combos. You're definitely going to want to have a few Nimbus 2000 championships
    under your belt before you take a stab at this one. Besides, you need 35
    Quidditch Cards to unlock it, so might not have a choice about that.
    Firebolt (****)
    'A state-of-the-art racing broom. Each component has been honed to aerodynamic
    perfection, giving the Firebolt unsurpassable balance, pinpoint precision and
    an awesome turn-of-speed.'
    You know all those people who complain that QWC is far too easy? They've never
    even seen a Firebolt. Maybe that's because they don't have the pluck to collect
    the 50 Quidditch Cards you need for this broom. Back on track, Firebolt
    difficulty does take some serious skill to master, but after playing Nimbus
    2001 for a while you'll be wiping the floor with Firebolters of all nations.
    Once you've chosen a team (detailed at the end of this section) and a
    difficulty level, you'll be taken to the 'Fixture List.' This shows you who
    will be playing whom for Round 1. Your team is the one with the red shield
    beside it. Look across to see your opponent for this round and press A to begin
    the match. At the end of the match you'll see which teams beat which, how many
    points each team garnered, and finally the league standings. Just like in
    Hogwarts, the team who earned the most points during its first match will be at
    the top of the league. Hopefully that's you, but if you messed up you'll have
    plenty of chances to redeem yourself.
    There are 18 Rounds in a single Quidditch World Cup. You are required to play
    every other team twice. However, you skip Round 6 and Round 13. This ensures
    that everybody plays the same number of matches. Every round there's a team who
    isn't playing, but you probably don't notice. The last round, Round 18, pits
    you against Bulgaria. Well, usually Bulgaria, but not always. If you beat them,
    you win the World Cup! Give yourself a pat on the back, considering you
    probably earned about 12 Quidditch Cards, but remember you're just getting
    started; you have another eight teams to lead to victory!
    Overview: Australia falls into the category of the three 'average teams' in the
    game, the other two being England and the USA. They're termed as such because
    they've really got nothing to them. It's quite easy to learn the game while
    playing as them because they have no particular quirks, but as in any game with
    proper balance, their exceedingly even nature makes them powerful in the hands
    of a master.
    Uniforms: Dark yellow with some green
    Home Stadium: A massive canyon in the middle of the outback, pretty cool.
    Seeker: Ebunga
    Chasers: Mathew Eschunga, Kenneth Hastings, Maria Montine
    Team Special Move: This one is focussed on the element of water, and on the
    theme of surfing. This is probably the Woollongong Shimmy (seeing as how this
    team is most likely the Woollongong Warriors). They zigzag their way up the
    pitch, riding their brooms like surfboards with water trailing behind them,
    then deke around the Keeper to score. (2 goals.)
    Overview: Since you need 65 Quidditch Cards just to use them, it's
    understandable that Bulgaria is one of the better teams overall. If you're
    playing against them, they can be quite a pain since they seem to be set just a
    tad above your chosen difficulty level. The biggest thing you'll need to get
    used to is their passing. The Chasers move in an erratic formation. While this
    theoretically makes it harder to steal from Bulgaria, it makes passing a hassle
    for you. Still, they're great once you have them figured out, the Wronski Feint
    is fun, and since they were featured in Goblet of Fire they've got tons of
    character behind them.
    Uniforms: Bright scarlet
    Home Stadium: In the middle of a slab of rock. Lame.
    Seeker: Viktor Krum
    Chasers: Vasali Dimitrov, Clara Ivanova, Alexi Levski
    Keeper: Zograf
    Beaters: Volkov, Vulchanov
    Team Special Move: The Wronski Feint. Krum dives as though he's seen the
    Snitch. The other Seeker falls for it and chases after him, but Krum lures her
    towards her team's Chasers, then barges her into them. His own Chasers whip
    past their dishevelled opponents and go for the undefended goal hoops. (2
    Overview: Another one of the average teams. Not precisely bad, but certainly
    not breakout in any way. Sorry, there's just not much to say about England,
    which shouldn't be the case if you think about it...
    Uniforms: Chequered red and white
    Home Stadium: An English castle from yore.
    Chasers: Keaton Fligny, Avery Hawksworth, Edrick Vospar
    Beaters: Whitney
    Team Special Move: The English team shows its love of football and handles the
    Quaffle using feet only for several seconds. Two Chasers approach, each at
    different goal hoops. The first passes across to the one in front of the
    unguarded hoop for an Assist and a goal. (1 goal.)
    Overview: France is fairly average, but not as average as the three most
    average. Passing seems a little laggy, but maybe that's just me. The thing that
    actually sets this team apart is that it fields women almost exclusively. I
    don't know if EA is trying to get that token all-women's team or what, but
    Uniforms: Powder blue
    Home Stadium: Made of marble, has a hedge maze and a fountain
    Seeker: Pelletier
    Chasers: Hildegard a Lafarge, Matilda Mallard, Josephine Marat
    Team Special Move: So average I hardly remember what it's like. Well, there's
    some trippy passing and some dangerous hanging from broomsticks, then a quick
    goal. (1 goal.)
    Overview: This team is better than average and will do well at the higher
    difficulty levels. You'll want to be a fairly good player before you take them
    under your charge, however: The German team has a very unforgiving combo
    window, so you really need to keep that Quaffle moving if you don't want to
    lose precious time and energy. All of this means that keeping that Golden
    Snitch Bar up to speed is quite a chore, and I'm sure you can see why that's
    not a good thing.
    Uniforms: Dark greyish-blue
    Home Stadium: Marble floor, pattern in centre. Somewhere in the Black Forest
    Seeker: Bryce
    Chasers: Kirsten Blake, Igor Brandt
    Team Special Move: A brutal clearing-house. It's more interesting to watch than
    I can explain it, sorry. Just know that there's lots of punching and barging
    involved, and that sort of thing. (2 goals.)
    Overview: This is easily by favourite team, not so much because of the team
    itself, but because I love the country, and because Watanabe's really hot...um,
    but that's a discussion for another day. In all seriousness, though, Japan
    (probably the Toyohashi Tengu) has above-average passing, an awe-inspiring Team
    Special Move, and Ludo Bagman himself even says Watanabe is the best flier in
    the league.
    Uniforms: No real pattern. Kind of a hippyish, discordant style associated with
              the stereotypical anime fan.
    Home Stadium: I forgot to mention their stadium is the best, too. It's in the
                  theme of an ancient feudal Japanese fortress, with a bridge
                  across the centre line and a pond at the bottom, with lotus
                  blossoms drifting across its surface.
    Seeker: Watanabe
    Chasers: Noriyuki Sato, Yoshihiro Suzuki, Ryotaro Tanaka
    Beaters: Takahashi
    Team Special Move: Definitely the most visually satisfying Team Special Move,
    it involves lots of kicking and spinning and flipping. I can't quite explain
    it, you need to see it for yourself, but it is very very impressive. (2 goals.)
    *==The Nordic Team==*
    Overview: They handle as you would expect from a team that fields seven lumps
    of muscle in place of players. Everything with the Nordic team is exceptionally
    slow and laggy. They do make up for it somewhat with above-average power, but
    after being spoiled with the quick and forgiving teams like Japan or France
    you'll need to practise for a bit before the Nordics feel right in your hands.
    Uniforms: Big, woolly parkas
    Home Stadium: Blanketed in snow and ice
    Seeker: Lundstrom
    Chasers: Olaf Anderson, Lou Gustafson, Peter Hanson
    Beaters: Peterson
    Team Special Move: Much as Australia's theme is water, the Nordic theme is - as
    one might imagine - based on ice. It's nothing very impressive, though. (2
    Overview: Spain seems to be one of the better-liked teams in Quidditch World
    Cup, don't know why that is. They don't have too much that sets them apart,
    except for one thing: They can really keep that Quaffle moving! If you want to
    consistently end up scoring goals up the wazoo, then topping it all off by
    catching the Snitch within five seconds of the Golden Snitch Chase beginning,
    this is a good team to try.
    Uniforms: Yellow cloaks, red shirts and pants
    Home Stadium: It seems to be a bullfighting arena
    Chasers: Cartire, Garcia, Librong
    Team Special Move: There's some pretty crazy acrobatics going on here, but it's
    all too easy to liken it to the unremarkable French TSM. (1 goal.)
    Overview: The USA has never won the Quidditch World Cup, and here we can
    clearly say why. If you asked me honestly, I'd have to say that the USA is
    easily the worst team in the league. I group it as an 'average' team, but
    really all of its attributes are below average. They do have a relatively
    lenient combo window, however.
    Uniforms: Kind of a colonial American style, dark blue cloaks with tan pants
              and shirts.
    Home Stadium: Halloween
    Chasers: Shiani Fredole, Robert Green, Debbie Monts
    Beaters: Kersinski
    Team Special Move: Rather like England's, but with a basketball motif rather
    than a football one. Nothing to write home about. (1 goal.)
    You'll note that, just for fun, I've tried to name the members of each team.
    Since I have had to figure it out entirely by ear, where a name isn't listed
    it's because I don't know what it is. Do you know a name I haven't figured out
    yet? Feel free to send it in!
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    |                                EXHIBITION [EXH]                             |
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    If you're in the mood for a quick game of Quidditch, the outcome of which will
    have no effect on anything at all, this is the place to be. You have three
    basic options here: You can play against the computer, compete with another
    human, or play cooperatively with another human against the computer. Of the
    three, only the cooperative selection takes very much figuring out, but I'll
    explain your options for all three anyway.
    ==Versus Computer==
    This is a regular game of Quidditch, only you earn nothing if you win and
    sacrifice nothing if you lose. Furthermore, you can't win Quidditch Cards based
    on your actions in an Exhibition Match, though you DO need to have unlocked
    your Team Special Move to use it. This is basically for those 'Oh, look at
    that, it's still a half-hour before my show starts, I think I'll play a little
    Quidditch' moments.
    When you choose to play an Exhibition Match versus the computer, you'll first
    have to choose who will be the home team and who will be the away team, then
    which of the two you want to play as. You can choose any of the Hogwarts teams
    OR any of the World Cup teams, but you can't mix the two; you can't choose
    Ravenclaw to be the home team and Bulgaria to be the visiting one, for example.
    After that, you pick the difficulty (anything from Comet 260 to Firebolt is
    fair game as long as you've unlocked it - what do you think of those 'easy'
    Hogwarts teams NOW, eh?). You also get to choose which stadium you'll play at.
    You're allowed to use any stadium you've unlocked, but in the same vein, you
    can't play a Hogwarts match at a World Cup stadium or vice versa. At this
    point, it's all straightforward - you play a game of Quidditch just as you
    would under any other circumstances.
    ==Competitive Multiplayer==
    For this, all you're going to need is a second controller. You probably got a
    free WaveBird when you bought your Cube anyway, so that shouldn't be a problem
    even if you're not a multiplayer kind of a gamer.
    With that, you're ready to go to it. Each of you chooses a team, then Player 1
    chooses the stadium. The same rules apply: You must stay within league. So if
    Player 1 chooses Gryffindor, Player 2 must choose a Hogwarts team and you must
    play at Hogwarts, and if Player 1 chooses Australia, Player 2 must pick a World
    Cup team and you must play at a World Cup stadium. You get it.
    Now, Quidditch World Cup is a well-designed game. Like any proper sports game,
    it can be played in multiplayer mode without any modifications to the control
    scheme, the camera or the mechanics. Just play your regular game! However, keep
    in mind that you're playing somebody with half a brain rather than a series of
    reactionary algorithms, so many of your usual tactics will be startlingly
    ineffective in this context. It can make for quite a challenging game. Also,
    the 2P aspect does kind of mess up the Golden Snitch Chase, but that's a minor
    ==Cooperative Multiplayer==
    First of all, let me state for the record that since I don't own the GBA
    version of Quidditch World Cup, this area is a little fuzzy for me. Compounding
    the problem is the fact that my actual playing experience in this mode is
    limited. That said, I'm going to do my best to outline everything you need to
    know as the GCN player, plus a little more.
    Okay then. This is probably the most complicated form of play, and certainly
    the one that requires the most hardware. I'm glad to see the Connectivity
    Feature getting proper use, and here's another good one, maybe even one of the
    better ones. While it means those of us lacking the necessary equipment get
    shafted, it means that cooperative play is exclusive to Nintendo's version of
    the game. You'll need to tick off all of the following items on this laundry
    list before you're ready:
    Nintendo GameCube
    Nintendo Gameboy Advance
    GCN Controller
    GCN-GBA Link Cable
    Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (GCN)
    Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (GBA)
    Once you've got that taken care of, hook everything up. You should be able to
    figure out which version of the game goes in which system on your own. Put the
    GCN Controller into Controller Slot 1. Attach the GCN-GBA Link Cable to the top
    of the GBA and put it into Controller Slot 2. Turn on the GCN first, THEN the
    I have no idea what the GBA player is supposed to do, but once you reach the
    Main Menu you need to select 'Exhibition Match' and choose the teams. Once
    you've done that, you have to pick which of the teams you're playing as and
    also make sure your game realises that a GBA is involved. After you've got your
    connection worked out and everything, choose the difficulty level and stadium.
    The GCN player gets to choose while the GBA player sits there and watches.
    Harsh, I know.
    Once the match starts, however, your paths diverge. As the GCN player, you have
    the more important and more interesting job: To control the Chasers and try to
    score goals. For you, it's pretty much the same game you're used to playing
    under normal circumstances. Just use your regular tactics and keep those goal-
    scorings - and combos - coming. Leave the GBA player to his own devices for
    now. As you play, you'll accrue Dodges, Special Move Tackles, and even Team
    Special Moves as normal...but hold on. No Bludgers?
    As you're playing the match, the GBA player has something quite different going
    on. As I understand it they have a player flying through something of an
    obstacle course, avoiding Bludgers. (One of the GBA Exercises is of this
    nature.) If they do well, you will gain the Bludger option. If not, you
    hopefully honed your skills, because you're about to come under attack by an
    enemy Beater. Of course, all that's at stake is possession of the Quaffle, so
    it would seem the GBA player has little influence on the outcome of the match.
    Ah! The two halves of the Snitch join in a flash of golden light! This is
    familiar, but you're not about to start the Golden Snitch Chase. That's for the
    GBA player! They have a different task now, a bit of a mini-game but one of
    rather great importance. All your work could be undone right here, unless you
    did very well in your Chaser duties. Meanwhile, to keep things interesting for
    you, you have some more opportunities to capture a few more points.
    Things can get interesting here if you're behind 150 points or more, which just
    might happen if chance goes against you and you're playing at a high
    difficulty. Don't be afraid to yell: 'Don't catch the Snitch yet! Let me score
    two more goals first or we'll lose!!'
    As always, once the Snitch is caught, that's that. This mode's a good diversion
    and it's sure a lot more fun for the second player than just watching you go
    through a match, but you might not want to call a friend over solely for the
    purpose of this mode. It's enjoyable if you can, though, you can have a couple
    of fun matches playing this way.
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    |                              QUEERDITCH MARSH [QUE]                         |
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    After you've won the Quidditch World Cup once, you earn the right to have a
    match at Queerditch Marsh. As any avid Quidditch fanatic knows, Queerditch
    Marsh is the place where 'those numbskulls' gave birth to the sport.
    There are a few funny things about Queerditch Marsh, though. First, you access
    it from the main menu and set it up just like an Exhibition Match. However, it
    seems multiplayer games on Queerditch Marsh are prohibited. Also, you can
    choose only one of the Hogwarts house teams - maybe the World Cuppers are too
    busy training to be worrying about their sport's origins. You choose the
    difficulty level as normal.
    Strangest of all, though, is the fact that Queerditch Marsh doesn't really
    qualify as its own mode at all. I thought maybe the Snitch would be omitted, or
    the Keepers could move freely, or the rules would be tweaked, to reflect the
    way ancient Quidditch was played. But nope, it seems to be only an alternate
    stadium. Other than that the game is identical. Did I miss the gimmick or what?
    Well, since I've gone to the trouble of dedicating an entire section to
    'Queerditch,' I may as well describe this one deviation. First, the goal hoops
    are suspended in the branches of trees rather than on the ends of long poles.
    Instead of turf there's dirt. Instead of being solid, the spectators' boxes are
    on stilts. I guess that was deemed undignified, because instead of sitting in
    them everybody stands on the ground beside a number of menhirs. There's a river
    running through the middle of the pitch from end to end, though of course the
    surface doesn't make a wit of difference when the entire game is played while
    airborne. There are a number of minor aesthetic details in addition to those
    mentioned, mostly in the background. Finally, the music is quite different than
    anything you hear elsewhere in the game. Played on the flute, it's a jaunty
    kind of folk-tune that invokes memories of virtually any stereotypical
    mediaeval town you've ever seen in a film. It's really quite pleasant.
    Other than that, it's the same game, so the same mechanics and tactics apply.
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    |                              QUIDDITCH CARDS [CAR]                          |
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    There are those who say you can experience everything Harry Potter: Quidditch
    World Cup has to offer within a week. They're partly right. You can unlock the
    World Cup, Queerditch Marsh, maybe even Bulgaria in a DAY, never mind a week.
    However, the real value of Quidditch World Cup comes in the Quidditch Cards.
    There are 104 collectible Quidditch Cards. You earn them for performing
    assorted feats in a match and beating various teams at your home arena, or
    theirs, among other things. Like any Trophy Hunt, it is long and arduous, but
    satisfying. This one, however, is substantially easier than most, since you can
    collect every Quidditch Card with relatively little difficulty once you're
    somewhat practised at the game.
    When you earn a Quidditch Card, it becomes viewable in your Inventory under
    'View Cards.' You can ogle it for a while - tilt the Control Stick to see the
    parts of the card not visible while at rest, though sadly there is no zoom
    function - but they're primarily for show, for pride. Furthermore, collecting
    every card doesn't earn you anything special. No secret team, no secret
    stadium, no secret difficulty level, not so much as a secret referee. ('There
    is no evidence to suggest Slytherin built so much as a secret broom cupboard!')
    It's for bragging rights only. It's kind of a shame, but then again, those who
    would rather not suffer through it don't feel like they have to if they want to
    unlock everything. Whether or not you pursue the task of collecting every card
    is up to you, but I heartily recommend it.
    In this section, I'm going to list every Quidditch Card and what you need to do
    to earn it. They're organized by culling, starting with the World Cup,
    proceeding counter-clockwise, and ending in Special.
    For the harder or more complicated requisites, I'll give you some tips about
    how to earn that card. Many just need to be set up properly. Don't worry if you
    can't get a specific card; leave it alone for now and try a different one. If
    you keep it up you'll eventually get it, though I understand how frustrating it
    is to try again and again without success.
    Don't give up, though! The vast majority of the cards are quite easy to obtain.
    I'll give you a quick idea to that end right now: Get the School Record for all
    six Exercises, complete Hogwarts with all four teams, and complete the World
    Cup with all nine teams. When you've done that you should have fairly near all
    of the cards, and you'll just need to mop up the last few. You might be missing
    some of the Team Photos and Stadium cards, because whom you play at which
    stadium is entirely out of your hands, as well as some the more gimmicky TSMs
    By the way, see the Hogwarts [HOG] section for advice if you're having trouble
    with the Exercises, they can be aggravating.
    Now, as if I haven't beaten the life out of this point enough yet, the
    Quidditch Cards add a lot to the game, so here we go!
    ==World Cup==
    1.  Stadium
        Beat Germany at German stadium
    2.  Team Photo
        Beat Germany at home stadium
    3.  Team Special Move
        Score 15 goals in a match
        Strike a Chaser 3 times with a Bludger
        Win a match without catching the Golden Snitch
    4.  Quidditch World Cup
        Win World Cup with Germany
    The Team Special Move is very easy at the Comet 260 level. Just play until
    you're 160 points or more ahead of the other team. So if your opponent has 20
    points, you need at least 180 points in order to get that part of the Team
    Special Move. Then start up the combos or just pass over and over until the
    Snitch appears - this is what I call 'Aggro Snitch Tactics.' When it does, just
    hang back and let the other Seeker grab it. If you do this, you'll satisfy both
    the first and third requirements. As for the second, just combo a lot to get
    those Bludger moves, try some stalling tactics if the Snitch halves are getting
    too close, and make sure to whack a Bludger at every opportunity. It won't be
    hard at all.
    5.  Stadium
        Beat France at French stadium
    6.  Team Photo
        Beat France at home stadium
    7.  Team Special Move
        Score a goal through each of the three goal hoops
        Score 15 goals in a match
        Perform a 4-part Combo
    8.  Quidditch World Cup
        Win World Cup with France
    France's TSM is nothing after you're fairly good at the game. You'll probably
    get it by accident. You can get the first requisite without even thinking about
    it and the second one is a snap once you know a couple of advanced moves. The
    same goes for the Combo - a four-parter is really not all that impressive, to
    be honest! If this one does give you trouble, it's probably because you haven't
    got the basics quite figured out, which is easy enough to fix.
    9.  Stadium
        Beat USA at American stadium
    10. Team Photo
        Beat USA at home stadium
    11. Team Special Move
        Perform 3 Special Move Tackles in a match
        Perform a 3-part Combo
        Score 25 goals in the Quidditch World Cup
    12. Quidditch World Cup
        Win World Cup with USA
    As with Germany's three Bludger hits, the three Special Move Tackles involves
    doing lots of combos so you build up that 'Special Move' button. Remember to be
    relatively close to the opposing Chaser to ensure success, or else you may miss
    and waste time. As you're doing that, you're sure to score a 3-part combo.
    Finally, 25 goals across the entirety of the Quidditch World Cup is nothing at
    all. I mean, come on, you can score that much in a single MATCH.
    13. Stadium
        Beat Japan at Japanese stadium
    14. Team Photo
        Beat Japan at home stadium
    15. Team Special Move
        Score 3 goals through each of the three goal hoops
        Perform a 4-part Combo
        Win a match without conceding a goal
    16. Quidditch World Cup
        Win World Cup with Japan
    This is similar to France's TSM requirements, but it's a much better move, so
    huh. For the first one, you should be fine as long as you spread your fire. For
    the second, this won't give you any trouble unless you don't know how to do a
    Combo. You don't even have to score out of it, just work it up to four. The
    last one can be quite a trick on the higher difficulties, though, largely
    because your opponents have no scruples against using their unblockable shots
    (supershots, TSMs, etc.) The solution, therefore, is to attempt this one at
    Comet 260, under which circumstances it should be a snap.
    17. Stadium
        Beat England at English stadium
    18. Team Photo
        Beat England at home stadium
    19. Team Special Move
        Perform a Combo
        Perform 3 Special Move Tackles in a match
        Score 20 goals in the Quidditch World Cup
    20. Quidditch World Cup
        Win World Cup with England
    Getting this move is easy as pie, and it deserves to be: The English Team
    Special Move is pretty boring. You should know by now how to perform a combo.
    It says *A* combo. So throw it once and toss it in, you're there. Getting those
    three Special Move Tackles involves doing lots of combos anyway, which builds
    up that 'Special Move' button. Remember to be relatively close to the opposing
    Chaser to ensure success, or else you may miss and waste time. Finally, 20
    goals across the entirety of the Quidditch World Cup is nothing at all. I mean,
    come on, you can score that many in a single MATCH.
    21. Stadium
        Beat Spain at Spanish stadium
    22. Team Photo
        Beat Spain at home stadium
    23. Team Special Move
        Score 12 goals in a match
        Perform a 5-part Combo
        Play and win a match scoring only through the right goal hoop
    24. Quidditch World Cup
        Win World Cup with Spain
    Scoring 12 goals in a match is nothing, once you're practised you can routinely
    score 30 or more. Meanwhile, five parts is the biggest combo you're likely to
    see very much of, and certainly the biggest for a Team Special Move requisite,
    but it's nothing you can't handle. For the third requirement, you're going to
    need to be careful. If you aren't consciously reminding yourself not to stray,
    you'll score in one of the other goal hoops without even thinking about it.
    25. Stadium
        Beat Australia at Australian stadium
    26. Team Photo
        Beat Australia at home stadium
    27. Team Special Move
        Score from a Combo
        Strike a Chaser 5 times with a Bludger
        Score 3 goals through each of the 3 goal hoops
    28. Quidditch World Cup
        Win World Cup with Australia
    Scoring from a combo isn't difficult, you should be doing it without even
    thinking about it at this point. Just set it up: Hold L, pass to another
    player, pass again, pass again, score, let go of L. Simple enough, no? Just
    take time to aim and don't let any one player hold the Quaffle for very long,
    otherwise your combo will run out. The same rules as normal apply for the five
    Bludger hits: Just combo a lot to get those Bludger moves, try some stalling
    tactics if the Snitch halves are getting too close, and make sure to whack a
    Bludger at every opportunity. As for the last one, just make sure you spread
    your field of fire and you'll fine.
    *==The Nordic Team==*
    29. Stadium
        Beat the Nordic team at Nordic stadium
    30. Team Photo
        Beat the Nordic team at home stadium
    31. Team Special Move
        Score 15 goals in a match
        Strike a Chaser 3 times with a Bludger
        Score 25 goals in the Quidditch World Cup
    32. Quidditch World Cup
        Win World Cup with the Nordic team
    The 15 and 25 goals are easy as all get-out. You can score 25 goals in a single
    match, never mind the entire cup. I've started just copying and pasting
    everything about Bludger hits: Just combo a lot to get those Bludger moves, try
    some stalling tactics if the Snitch halves are getting too close, and make sure
    to whack a Bludger at every opportunity.
    33. Stadium
        Beat Bulgaria at Bulgarian stadium
    34. Team Photo
        Beat Bulgaria at home stadium
    35. Team Special Move
        Score 3 Combo goals in a match
        Win a match without scoring any goals
        Lose a match but catch the Golden Snitch
    36. Quidditch World Cup
        Win World Cup with Bulgaria
    Of all the Team Special Moves, Bulgaria's is the trickiest to obtain. The first
    one shouldn't give you much trouble as long as your comboing skills are good.
    Remember, keep that Quaffle moving and you're golden. Winning a match without
    scoring any goals is sort of difficult. In my opinion, the easiest way to do it
    is with Aggro Snitch Tactics. However, that plan is fundamentally flawed since
    Bulgaria's passing is so lousy! Well, not if you have a lot of experience with
    the Chasers' erratic movements, but you'll want to have your wits about you for
    this one. Anyway, it'll take a LONG time, but when the Golden Snitch Chase
    starts you'll have an enormous lead over your opponent if you did it right. Go,
    Krummy, go! Losing the match but catching the Golden Snitch requires the same
    tactics. The problem is you need to let your opponent score at least sixteen
    goals, but your half of the Golden Snitch needs to be substantially farther to
    the right than theirs in order to ensure you catch the Snitch. To do that, make
    sure they stay ahead, but keep the passing coming. Furthermore, use the Special
    Move Tackles and Bludger hits you accrue to lower THEIR Golden Snitch Bar while
    raising your own, but not actually scoring any goals. When the time comes, just
    hope the other Seeker flies as badly as Lynch and beat her to the Snitch...All
    in all a highly gimmicky way to obtain that TSM, but hey, it's a special team,
    isn't it?
    37. Comet 260
        Win World Cup for first time at Comet 260 level
    38. Nimbus 2000
        Win World Cup for first time at Nimbus 2000 level
    39. Nimbus 2001
        Win World Cup for first time at Nimbus 2001 level
    40. Firebolt
        Win World Cup for first time at Firebolt level
    41. Ludo Bagman
        Win World Cup on all four skill levels
    42. Queerditch Marsh
        Win World Cup for the first time
    Remember what I said earlier about winning the World Cup with all nine teams?
    Well, winning it once immediately earns you five cards in addition to the many
    you'll have won along the way: Ludo Bagman, Queerditch Marsh, your team's
    Quidditch Cup, the broom for whichever difficulty you were competing at, and
    the Bulgarian stadium. Then don't forget you probably got your team's Team
    Special Move card as well as, in all likelihood, more than five Stadiums and
    Team Photos. Great!
    It slows down substantially after your first World Cup win, but you'll always
    earn at least one Quidditch Card: Your team's Quidditch World Cup. You'll
    probably earn another card or two from time to time as incidentals, and then
    there's the whole thing about your TSM. It's a laborious and occasionally
    tedious task to go through the World Cup over and over, but sometimes you must
    do what you don't want to do.
    43. Chasers
        Challenge One: Passing - Team Record
    44. Keeper
        Challenge Two: Tackle and Shoot - House Record
    45. Beaters
        Challenge Three: Seeker - School Record
    46. Seeker
        Challenge Five: Dodging & Special Move Tackle - Team Record
    47. House Logo
        Challenge Six: Combos - House Record
    48. Team Photo
        Match Two: Win
    49. Team Special Move
        Score 5 goals in a match
        Successfully complete 10 passes in a match
        Be the first to the Quaffle
    50. Quidditch Cup
        Win Hogwarts Quidditch Cup with Hufflepuff
    The 5 goals is hopefully not a problem by any means. You should be passing
    constantly to build up your various metres and abilities, so the second one
    should happen right quick as well. Being first to the Quaffle is somewhat
    difficult, however. You're kind of on your own with that one, there's no real
    strategy involved other than timing. Every time you play a match of any kind
    try to grab the Quaffle first - you have to kind of jerk the Control Stick and
    press A like you want to tackle it - and you'll eventually be able to do it
    with some semblance of consistency.
    51. Chasers
        Challenge One: Passing - House Record
    52. Keeper
        Challenge Two: Tackle & Shoot - School Record
    53. Beaters
        Challenge Four: Beaters and Bludgers - Team Record
    54. Seeker
        Challenge Five: Dodging and Special Move Tackle - House Record
    55. House Logo
        Challenge Six: Combos - School Record
    56. Team Photo
        Match Two: Win by 100 points
    57. Team Special Move
        Score 12 goals in the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup
        Be the first to the Quaffle
        Score 5 goals in a match
    58. Quidditch Cup
        Win Hogwarts Quidditch Cup with Ravenclaw
    The Team Photo is easy to snag with Aggro Snitch Tactics. After a while you'll
    be scoring twenty and thirty goals a game, so the first and third TSM
    requirements aren't much to gawk at. Being first to the Quaffle is somewhat
    difficult, however. You're kind of on your own with that one, there's no real
    strategy involved other than timing. Every time you play a match of any kind
    try to grab the Quaffle first - you have to kind of jerk the Control Stick and
    press A like you want to tackle it - and you'll eventually be able to do it
    with some semblance of consistency.
    59. Chasers
        Challenge One: Passing - School Record
    60. Keeper
        Challenge Three: Seeker - Team Record
    61. Beaters
        Challenge Four: Beaters & Bludgers - House Record
    62. Seeker
        Challenge Five: Dodging & Special Move Tackle - School Record
    63. House Logo
        Match One: Win
    64. Team Photo
        Match Three: Win
    65. Team Special Move
        Go after the Snitch with more power than your opponent
        Successfully complete 10 passes in a match
        Score 6 goals in a match
    66. Quidditch Cup
        Win the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup with Gryffindor
    Aggro Snitch Tactics take care of the first two requirements for Gryffindor's
    TSM. Scoring six goals in a single match...well, I think I've gone over that
    one often enough, don't you?
    67. Chasers
        Challenge Two: Tackle & Shoot - Team Record
    68. Keeper
        Challenge Three: Seeker - House Record
    69. Beaters
        Challenge Four: Beaters & Bludgers - School Record
    70. Seeker
        Challenge Six: Combos - Team Record
    71. House Logo
        Match One: Win by 100 points
    72. Team Photo
        Match Three: Win by 100 points
    73. Team Special Move
        Score 6 goals in a match
        Successfully complete 10 passes in a match
        Score 12 goals in the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup
    74. Quidditch Cup
        Win Hogwarts Quidditch Cup with Slytherin
    If 71 or 72 give you any problems, just use Aggro Snitch Tactics. If the TSM
    eludes you for very long, well then I've failed miserably, because it means
    you've learned nothing from this guide. So make sure you grab that one, kay? :D
    75. Hogwarts (Summer)
        Match One: Win by 150 points
    76. Hogwarts (Winter)
        Match Two: Win by 150 points
    77. Madam Hooch
        Match Three: Win by 150 points
    78. Edgar Cloggs
        Collect ALL Quidditch Cards
    For 75-77, you can Aggro Snitch 'em if you like, but I doubt you'll need to.
    That's it! Here's a suggesting you might like: Copy and Paste the list into a
    text document and save it on your computer. Remove all the cards from the list
    that you've already won. Now you have a quick and easy reference of all the
    cards you haven't yet won and what you need to win them! Every time you win
    another card, remove it from the list. This can help you coordinate your card-
    collecting efforts, or even just remind you if you haven't played the game in a
    'But Adam, you said there were 104 Quidditch Cards! The list only has 78
    spots!' True, true. This one stumped me for quite some time. It's
    mathematically impossible, I exclaimed to myself, who drew the same conclusion.
    The explanation is that while you can't use a team's TSM until you complete all
    its requirements, and it only says there's four cards on each team's list of
    Quidditch Cards, in actuality every time you earn a TSM you've netted yourself
    a full three cards. So that's what fell by the wayside. :)
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    Wow...I've been dreaming of writing this section since I first created this
    guide. Prepare to be floored by the startling Legal Garbage.
    I'll get the important stuff out of the way first. Harry Potter and all
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    That said, all original content is mine - copyright Adam Marx. It may not be
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    that the corners of the headers were supposed to look like Quidditch Cards, but
    I kind of mangled them. I'm new at this.
    I'll wrap up with the oft-promised Contact Information. Questions, comments,
    praise, criticisms, suggestions, corrections and more are all welcomed. If I
    get a lot of questions, perhaps I'll even start an FAQs section. Actually,
    anything having to do with this guide or HP:QWC in general is fun to get.
    There are a couple of ways to contact me. E-mail is probably going to be the
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    |                                 IN CLOSING [CLO]                            |
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    According to my computer, I've spent more than seventeen and a half hours
    writing this guide. I'm sure you can add at least another eight or nine hours
    of Quidditch World Cup playtime when this file wasn't opened. I shouldn't have
    to tell you that you really need to be enjoying what you're doing to
    voluntarily devote that kind of time to a project.
    I've certainly enjoyed writing this FAQs; it ultimately took me about four days
    of solid work to put it all together, by the way. Considering this is the first
    FAQs I've ever finished, I'm quite pleased with the results.
    Hopefully I managed to pass along a thing or two in this guide. If you enjoyed
    it, or even if you hated it, or if you have anything whatsoever to say about
    this guide or HP:QWC, drop me a line. I'd love to hear from you. If enough
    people ask me questions, I may start an actual Frequently Asked Questions
    section. We will see.
    Have fun at the Quidditch World Cup, I know I did, and will continue to do for
    that matter. Keep your eye on the Snitch and don't blink!

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