- HPPS(Ch. 6-10)
- Tall, thin and gangling
- Flaming red hair
- Big hands and feet
- Long nose
In HPPS 6, Ron is at King's Cross station to catch the Hogwarts Express at the same time as Harry Potter. They share a train compartment, and Harry generously buys a lot of candy and shares it with Ron; Ron tells Harry about the wizarding world, and they become friends. In HPPS 7, after a lot of anxiety about the Sorting, Ron is relieved to find that all he has to do is put on the Sorting Hat, and when his name finally comes up, he is Sorted into Gryffindor with his brothers.
In HPPS 9, Ron is excited when Harry is recruited for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. When Draco Malfoy challenges Harry to a wizard's duel, Ron immediately offers to be Harry's second. Hermione tries to stop them, but ends up having to accompany them, as well as Neville, who was locked out. Draco never shows up, and instead they have to run from Filch. They hide beyond a locked door, which turns out to be in the forbidden third-floor corridor, and they have to flee again from the gigantic three-headed dog kept there.
In HPPS 10, Ron quarrels with Hermione, and finally sends her crying to the girls' toilets. He reluctantly joins Harry to tell her about the troll on Hallowe'en, and ends up knocking it out with a well-cast Wingardium Leviosa spell. After the troll incident, Ron and Hermione become friends.