One of three types of ball used in Quidditch, the Snitch is small, faster and much harder to see than any Quaffle or Bludger. Winged and golden in colour, it is the Seeker's job to circle the game looking for the ball. Worth 150 points, catching the Golden Snitch usually results in victory for that Seeker's team. This is not always the case however. In the Bulgaria vs Ireland match during the Quidditch World Cup of 1994, Viktor Krum took the Snitch to avoid humiliation for his losing team, allowing Ireland to claim victory with a less embarrassing scoreline.
Interestingly, when Snitches are made, the makers wear gloves, because Snitches are enchanted to only recognise the first human to ever touch them. This is in case there is a dispute during the Snitch's capture in a game of Quidditch.