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Can you retake the House test on Pottermore?

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In order to retake the sorting test on Pottermore, you must delete your account. However, it is possible to find the full set of questions in other locations online and take them as many times as you want.

Yes. If you can get all of the House traits in one go, then don’t worry if you miss a few – just keep trying! You might want to try to be as brief and concise as possible, rather than rambling on for ages about your wand (there’s no time limit). The aim is to really consider each answer and what it means – don’t give the first thing that comes into your head.

Also remember that although there are some questions which have a pre-determined (canon) outcome, many others do not. It’s these ones which will affect your Sorting…

So how does it work?

We know from Pottermore that ‘you sort yourself into Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin, and the Sorting Hat takes your choice into account’.

It is also stated in Pottermore that ‘How you answered each of the questions determines where you’ll go’ – so it’s important to take this into account. If you have a preference for one House (or even two), then do try to answer more like how you really are around that House. The question set itself is based on a very clever algorithm which analyses all of your answers together to determine which House you should be in.

The Pottermore test is not just about personality type – it reads between the lines and asks multiple-choice questions with different words but the same underlying meaning. In fact, after answering a House test, the Sorting Hat will tell you which answer was ‘most like your own style’.

So we know that Gryffindor relies on bravery, Hufflepuff is about not being boastful or selfish and Ravenclaw prizes cleverness. Slytherin can be tricky to pin down, but it’s probably fair to say they require intelligence as well as cunning and ambition. So obviously all of these would consider some of these traits more desirable than others – for example honesty over dishonesty or belief in fairness over greed. They are likely to value each trait differently too; different Houses will have varying amounts of each characteristic within them (with around 300 students in each House). The question set on Pottermore allows you to pick one of four options in answer to each question.


For example, the Ravenclaw questions are based inside such attributes as wit and learning, intelligence and cleverness (and being a bit odd). Gryffindor prizes focus on bravery and daring (and being a bit showy). So it’s likely that the Sorting Hat will take into account which qualities have valued more highly – so if you really went for brave over clever, then you’re likely to be sorted into Gryffindor rather than Ravenclaw… And vice versa.

The other to move between Houses is very similar to the personality Pottermore ‘personality test’ but were all familiar with prior to 2016 – but this time you’ve cracked it! It’s really about how you would react in a certain situation. But, again, there is an underlying theme – and that’s about commitment to either a group or an individual. For example, Gryffindor prides itself on loyalty to the whole of their House first and foremost; Slytherin celebrate being part of their own family above all else; Ravenclaw focus on the importance of wisdom for the sake of it… And Hufflepuff are devoted to friendship as well as fairness.

What if two Houses were equal?

Pottermore states: ‘Where more than one house has an affinity with your answers, that means that more than one house could have you.’ We presume this includes equal affinities between two houses – and that the Sorting Hat would then randomly choose one of those two.

What if I’m not sure which House is best for me?

Pottermore states: ‘be honest about your preferences as well as your shortcomings’. And we can see, from the examples given above, that different Houses pride themselves on different qualities – so you need to consider yourself honestly and try and work out where it would be better to go. Gryffindor houses people who are quite self-deprecating but also loyal – true Ravenclaws don’t tend to have any big failings (and are fit only for Ravenclaw) whilst Hufflepuffs aim to make friends with everyone (they might even see this as a failing!)… So consider yourself honestly and try not to worry if you’re not perfect!

What should I do if I disagree with the result?

Pottermore states: ‘if it’s very important to you, get a retake from the Sorting Hat.’ In our opinion, this is pretty sound advice. After all, there are plenty of people amongst the Hogwarts professors who have been placed in Houses that don’t quite suit them – for example Professor Flitwick was almost certainly meant to be in Ravenclaw but ended up in Gryffindor; he never looked back. After all, we know that these things can change – so maybe you’ll go into one House at first then find your niche somewhere else at a later date…

Can I change Houses at a later date?

Pottermore states: ‘once you’re in a house, you stay there’. We presume this is just for the purposes of Pottermore – but remember that we know people who have changed their House within Hogwarts. There are some students who go to other houses – and even come back to their original house… So it’s possible that your House will be different at Hogwarts! Or maybe, if this is more about personality than ability, then the Sorting Hat may sort someone differently after they’ve been at school for a while based on experience or lessons learned. But basically don’t worry too much about how the Sorting Hat sorts you either way!

OFFICIAL INFO

Welcome to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and thank you for taking this opportunity to discover more about your role within it. This is a website designed for those who have been accepted onto the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s J K Rowling We are extremely excited to be able to welcome you into the world of Harry Potter, and we hope that this website will help you feel at ease! How do I get sorted? Before being Sorted into one of the four houses, there are three tasks that must be completed: Make sure that you meet all our membership requirements (see below)

Complete your profile with enough information so that we can understand which house suits you best! In order to complete your profile, it is important that you fill out all the sections. Remember, don’t be afraid to be yourself! We want this website to accurately represent who you are.

Choose your wand and potion (see below). Once completed, click on ‘submit’, and it will send us an email with the results of your profile. When can I get sorted? Sorting takes place once a month at midnight UTC/GMT time . At this time, everyone’s profiles will be evaluated in order to determine which House is best suited for them. Hogwarts Magical Diagon Alley THINGIES NEWBIEs – What should I expect? A new page containing information for new members has been added to the website, which you can find by clicking here in case you have any unanswered questions. NEWBIE HELP!

NOTE: To view the Profiles of students, you must be logged in! How do I get a wand and potion? Before being Sorted into one of the four houses, there are three tasks that must be completed: Make sure that you meet all our membership requirements (see below)

Complete your profile with enough information so that we can understand which house suits you best! In order to complete your profile, it is important that you fill out all the sections. Remember, don’t be afraid to be yourself! We want this website to accurately represent who you are.

Can you retake the House test on Pottermore?

In order to retake the sorting test on Pottermore, you must delete your account. However, it is possible to find the full set of questions in other locations online and take them as many times as you want.

Can you change your house on Pottermore?

On Pottermore, your house cannot be changed or reassigned. However if you feel like you don’t belong in that part of the system, then a new account and test will help to determine your true House.

Can the Pottermore test be wrong?

Unfortunately, you can take the test again, but you will have to create a new account. If you don’t think Pottermore is correct, remember that it’s not really sorting hat judging; instead, it’s just a computer program.

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