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Dobby clicking his fingers to cast a spell

Former Malfoy family house-elf and one of Harry Potter’s most loyal friends

Dobby holds the sock which grants his freedom from the Malfoys.

Dobby is a free elf

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Socks are Dobby’s favourite, favourite clothes, sir!

An illustration of Dobby in Harry's bedroom.

Elves and safety

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An unexpected guest

‘Harry Potter must wake up, sir!’ ‘Stop poking me –’ ‘Dobby must poke Harry Potter, sir, he must wake...


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling

Dobby drops the chandelier on the assembled Death Eaters at Malfoy Manor.

The Malfoy family

By J.K. Rowling

Dobby bows to Harry in his bedroom in Privet Drive

5 friendship lessons we learned from Dobby

Dobby stands on Harry's hospital bed.

Dobby’s second warning

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Dobby is a free elf, and Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends!

Dobby and Winky in the Hogwarts kitchens with the other elves.

A proud Hogwarts house-elf

Dobby fact file


A three foot tall house-elf with bat like ears and green eyes the size of tennis balls

Magic Abilities

A type of magic specific to house-elves, performed without a wand which includes the ability to apparate, disarm and make objects levitate