A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration (sixth year)
Conjuration is an advanced form and branch of Transfiguration. Conjurations are distinguished from the other branches of Transfiguration by their ability to transfigure the desired object from 'thin air'.
Since Conjuration is an advanced form of Transfiguration most are N.E.W.T.-level and are taught to sixth years and above at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, although some conjurations are simpler and are taught to younger students. Some conjurations taught are the Water-Making Spell (Aguamenti) and the Bird-Conjuring Charm (Avis). There are limits as to what can be conjured, however; according to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration, food cannot be conjured.
Many things can go wrong when attempting to conjure something from nothing, especially in the case of animals. If Conjuration is not performed exactly right, mistakes such as frog-rabbit hybrids can occur, explainable by the Principle of Artificianimate Quasi-Dominance.
Known instances of Conjuration
- In the Tales of Beedle the Bard, the three brothers conjured a bridge to get across a river.
- Appleby Arrows supporters used to fire arrows onto the Quidditch pitch to support their team by use of the Arrow-shooting spell, however, the spell was banned in 1894 when referee Nugent Potts was pierced through the nose with a stray arrow.
- Some time during his time at Hogwarts, Rubeus Hagrid was the victim of a Sardine Hex.
- On 31 July, 1991, Rubeus Hagrid conjured flames and lit a fire in the Hut-on-the-Rock by use of the Incendio spell.
- Several times during the 1991–1992 school year, Hermione Granger conjured Bluebell flames to keep herself, Ron Weasley and Harry Potter warm during the winter months, as well as setting Severus Snape's robes on fire and to fend off the Devil's Snare which was attacking them.
- In 1991, Filius Flitwick conjured gold bubbles for Christmas decorations.
- In 1992, Minerva McGonagall may have conjured a chair leg when Neville Longbottom accidentally vanished it.
- On the 4 June, 1992, Quirinus Quirrell non-verbally conjured ropes to trap Harry Potter, possibly by use of the Incarcerous Spell.
- In 1992, during a practice Duel against Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy conjured a snake by use of the Serpensortia Spell.
- During the 1992–1993 school year Minerva McGonagall conjured a fan after the attack of Nearly Headless Nick and instructed Ernie Macmillan to "waft" him up to the Hospital wing.
- In 1993, the fragment of soul contained in Tom Riddle's Diary non-verbally conjured fiery ropes to spell his name by use of the Flagrate Spell.
- Albus Dumbledore may have conjured a stretcher and then 'magicked' Harry onto it when he fell from his broom in 1993.
- In 1993, Albus Dumbledore conjured hundreds of purple sleeping bags for students who were taking refuge in the Great Hall after Sirius Black's break-in to Hogwarts.
- In 1994, a Leek Jinx was cast on a Fourth year Gryffindor and a Sixth year Slytherin.
- On 6 June, 1994, Remus Lupin conjured a wooden rod and bandages to help support Ron Weasley's broken leg by use of the Ferula charm.
- On 6 June, 1994, Severus Snape conjured ropes to bind and gag Remus Lupin in the Shrieking Shack, by use of the Incarcerous Spell
- On 6 June, 1994, Remus Lupin conjured ropes to bind and gag Peter Pettigrew, by use of the Incarcerous Spell.
- On 6 June, 1994, Sirius Black conjured shackles to bind Peter Pettigrew to Remus Lupin and Ron Weasley.
- In 1994, Arthur Weasley conjured flames and lit a fire in the Dursley's fireplace by use of the Incendio Spell.
- In 1994 while having dinner outside at the Burrow Bill and Charlie Weasley conjured table cloths for the tables.
- During the Wand Weighing ceremony in 1994, Mr. Ollivander conjured wine to test Harry Potter's wand by use of the Fountain of Wine Spell.
- In 1994, the Triwizard Tournament delegation from Beauxbatons Academy of Magic conjured butterflies upon their arrival at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
- During the Wand Weighing ceremony in 1994, Mr. Ollivander conjured a flock of birds to test Viktor Krum's wand by use of the Avis Spell.
- During the Wand Weighing ceremony in 1994, Mr. Ollivander conjured flowers to test Fleur Delacour's wand by use of the Orchideous Spell.
- On 24 November, 1994, Fleur Delacour conjured water during the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament, by use of the Aguamenti Charm.
- In 1995 Dumbledore conjured a tea tray at Hagrid's cabin.
- On 24 June, Peter Pettigrew conjured ropes which bound Harry Potter to Tom Riddle Sr.'s gravestone, possibly by use of the Incarcerous Spell.
- On 12 August, 1995, Albus Dumbledore conjured two armchairs (for himself and Mrs. Figg) during the disciplinary hearing of Harry Potter.
- In 1996, Arthur Weasley conjured a number of chairs for his family and friends while they were visiting him in St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.
- On 17 June, 1996, Dolores Umbridge conjured ropes which bound Magorian the Centaur, after she insulted them in the Forbidden Forest, by use of the Incarcerous Spell.
- On 17 June 1996, Hermione Granger conjured a fiery rope to mark the doors in the Department of Mysteries by use of the Flagrate Spell.
- On 17 June 1996, during the Duel in the Ministry Atrium, Albus Dumbledore conjured a fiery rope which he sent at Lord Voldemort by use of the Flagrate Spell.
- On 17 June 1996, during the duel in the Ministry Atrium, Lord Voldemort conjured a silver shield to block one of Albus Dumbledore's spells.
- In 1996, Hermione Granger conjured a flock of canaries to keep herself company, by use of the Avis Spell.
- In June, 1997, Albus Dumbledore conjured a goblet to drink the Emerald Green Potion in the Horcrux cave.
- In June, 1997, Harry Potter conjured water to give Albus Dumbledore in the Horcrux Cave by use of the Aguamenti Charm, however, the water disappeared due to a protective curse.
- In June, 1997, during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, Harry Potter conjured ropes which bound an Inferius in the Horcrux Cave, by use of the Incarcerous Spell.
- In June, 1997, during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, Thorfinn Rowle conjured flames to set Rubeus Hagrid's cabin on fire by use of the Incendio Spell.
- In June, 1997, during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, Harry Potter conjured ropes in a failed attempt to stop Severus Snape fleeing from Hogwarts by use of the Incarcerous Spell.
- In June, 1997, Harry Potter and Rubeus Hagrid conjured water by use of the Aguamenti Charm to douse the fire which Thorfinn Rowle had created.
- On 31 July, 1997, Hermione Granger conjured purple and gold streamers to decorate Harry Potter's seventeenth birthday party.
- On 1 August, 1997, during the Luchino Caffe Duel, Antonin Dolohov conjured ropes which bound Ron Weasley, possibly by use of the Incarcerous Spell.
- In 1997, while interrogating Mundungus Fletcher, Harry Potter accidentally set his eyebrows on fire. Hermione Granger conjured water to put the fire out by use of the Aguamenti Charm.
- In 1997, Hermione Granger conjured a duplicate of Salazar Slytherin's Locket by use of the Geminio curse.
- In 1997 and 1998, Hermione Granger conjured Bluebell flames in order to keep warm and to cook with.
- On 24 December, 1997, when visiting the graves of Lily and James Potter at the Godric's Hollow graveyard, Hermione Granger non-verbally conjured a wreath of Christmas roses to place on them, possibly by use of the Orchideous Spell.
- During the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998, Harry Potter tried to douse Vincent Crabbe's Fiendfyre curse with the Aguamenti Charm, to ill effect.
- During the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998, Hermione Granger conjured a crystal flask to hold Severus Snape's memory.
Known Conjuration spells
- Arrow-shooting spell: Conjures and fires a group of arrows.
- Aqua Eructo Charm (Aqua Eructo): Conjures a jet of clear water, similar to Aguamenti.
- Bird-Conjuring Spell (Avis): Conjures a flock of birds.
- Bluebell Flames: Conjures blue flames.
- Bridge-Conjuring spell: Conjures a bridge
- Butterfly-Conjuring spell: Conjures butterflies
- Ecto Spell (Ectomatic): conjures ectoplasm
- Ferula: Conjures a wooden rod and bandages.
- Fiendfyre: Conjures cursed fire.
- Fire-Making Spell (Incendio): Conjures a jet of flame
- Flagrate: Conjures a fiery rope.
- Fountain of Wine: Conjures wine.
- Gemino Curse (Geminio): Conjures a duplicate of target object.
- Inanimatus Conjurus Spell: Possibly conjures an object.
- Incarcerous: Conjures ropes.
- Leek Jinx: Conjures leeks from the victim's ears.
- Orchideous: Conjures flowers.
- Sardine Hex: Conjures sardines from the victim's nose.
- Snake Summons Spell (Serpensortia): Conjures a snake.
- Water-Making Spell (Aguamenti): Conjures a jet of clear water, similar to Aqua Eructo.
- Albus Dumbledore 
- Antonin Dolohov 
- Appleby Arrows supporters
- Arthur Weasley 
- Dolores Umbridge 
- Draco Malfoy 
- Pomona Sprout
- Filius Flitwick 
- Fleur Delacour 
- Harry Potter 
- Hermione Granger 
- Lord Voldemort 
- Garrick Ollivander 
- Peter Pettigrew 
- Quirinus Quirrell 
- Remus Lupin 
- Rubeus Hagrid 
- Thorfinn Rowle 
- Severus Snape 
- Minerva McGonagall
Behind the scenes
- J.K. Rowling has said that items conjured from thin air tend not to last long.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 26 (The Cave)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- ↑ http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/0700-swns-alfie.htm
|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|