A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration is a text book on Transfiguration by Emeric Switch. It was a required textbook for Transfiguration classes for first and second year students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A copy of this book costs 1 Galleon at Flourish and Blotts.
- Badgering (possibly)
- Beetle Buttons (possibly)
- Match to needle (possibly)
- Mice to Snuffboxes (possibly)
- Rabbit Slippers (possibly)
- Snail to Teapot (Incantation in Chapter XXL)
- Switching Spell (probably)
- Vera Verto (possibly)
Before Ginny Weasley's first year at Hogwarts, Lucius Malfoy managed to slip Tom Riddle's diary into her second-hand copy of the book in Flourish and Blotts, leading to the re-opening of the Chamber of Secrets in that term.
Behind the scenes
- The book's cover is brown in the film, but violet in the first game and red in Pottermore.
- In the PS1 version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, this book is titled 'A Beginner's Guide to Transformation.'
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (PS2 version)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (As "A Beginner's Guide to Transformation")
- Harry Potter Trading Card Game
Notes and references
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 4 (At Flourish and Blotts)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Pottermore
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- ↑ The hand for this is shown on Pottermore, hence it's likely that this is one of the spells included. This also explains how Hermione would know about them.
|Professors: Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall|
|Textbooks: A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration|
|Known practitioners: Emeric Switch · Circe · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell ·|
|Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts: Chair to cat · Match to needle · Snail to Teapot · Teacup to Rat · Switching Spell · Transforming Spell · Avifors Spell · Mice to Snuffboxes · Beetle Buttons · Rabbit Slippers · Vera Verto · Teapot to tortoise · Draconifors Spell · Lapifors Spell · Vanishing Spell · Owl to opera glasses · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Small Child to Rat · Meddling Man to Monkey · Crinus Muto|
|Branches of Transfiguration: Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration|