Hufflepuff has produced many talented wizards, from Triwizard champions…
He was a bit of a Hogwarts heartthrob; girls swooned in his wake, he was both Captain and Seeker of his Quidditch team, a diligent prefect to boot. He even helped Harry solve the riddle of the second task, so he had a strong sense of fair play and sportsmanship.
… to talented Magizoologists
Newt Scamander, renowned Magizoologist and author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, also hailed from Hufflepuff.
Their common room seems to be a genuine joy
The Hufflepuff house colour is yellow, so a few hours inside their common room will surely inspire calm in any visitors. It’s built rather like a badger’s sett, of course, with honey-coloured wood tables and a welcoming portrait of Helga Hufflepuff over the mantelpiece.
It’s sadly the only common room Harry never got to take a peek inside himself.
Hufflepuff has produced the least amount of Dark wizards
Although Hufflepuff is not exactly known for its glorious victories in the Hogwarts House Cup, it gets points for not producing that many evil wizards, Death Eaters, and Lord Voldemort-types. J.K. Rowling has previously said that nearly all the Hufflepuffs stay to fight during the Battle of Hogwarts. ‘They didn’t want to show off, they weren’t being reckless, that’s the essence of Hufflepuff.’
In fact, the most evil deed we can remember a Hufflepuff ever doing was Ernie Macmillan wearing a ‘Potter Stinks’ badge. Ouch!
They have a way with plants
With Herbology teacher Pomona Sprout as Head of House, you can bet your bottom Sickle that many Hufflepuffs are fervent gardeners. The common room is also packed with colourful flowers and plants, which must help when it comes to studying Herbology.
Get placed in this house, and your green thumb is practically assured. Just don’t become obsessed with ‘world’s biggest Mandrake’ competitions; that path can only lead to darkness.
They aren’t always conventional
The great witch Nymphadora Tonks was also a Hufflepuff, despite not really exuding the house’s ‘just’ and ‘patient’ traits.
As well as being a talented Auror and Metamorphmagus, Tonks was a fierce member of the Order of the Phoenix, usually found shouting loudly at people daring to use her unusual first name. She was also a lover of vibrant hair colours.
Hufflepuff espouses the best message of any Hogwarts house
Thanks to the kindness and acceptance of Hogwarts founder Helga Hufflepuff, this house is famous for accepting everyone.
Compared to Salazar Slytherin’s pure-bloods-only ethos, Helga’s house is a breath of fresh air. And for this wonderful reason, Hufflepuff should be applauded.