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|manufacturer=[[Ignatia Wildsmith]]
 
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{{Quote|When travelling by Floo powder it is important that you speak clearly, take care to get out at the right grate, keep your elbows tucked in, shut your eyes, don’t fidget and don’t panic.|Description|Pottermore}}
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'''Floo powder''' is a glittery, silver powder used by witches and wizards to travel through the [[Floo Network]]. The Network connects most wizarding households and buildings. This powder was invented in the 13th century by [[Ignatia Wildsmith]].
 
'''Floo powder''' is a glittery, silver powder used by witches and wizards to travel through the [[Floo Network]]. The Network connects most wizarding households and buildings. This powder was invented in the 13th century by [[Ignatia Wildsmith]].
   
The powder turns a fireplace's flames harmless and emerald green. It is tricky to use; one must toss a handful of powder into a fireplace connected to the Floo Network, walk into the flames, and state the desired destination loudly and clearly to ensure arrival in the proper location. Otherwise, one could end up at the wrong location which [[Harry Potter]] did in [[1992]].
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== History ==
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[[File:Wildsmith.jpg|thumb|129px|[[Ignatia Wildsmith]], inventor of the Floo Powder|left]]
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Floo powder was invented by [[Ignatia Wildsmith]] in the thirteenth century. Its manufacture is strictly controlled. The only licensed producer in Britain is Floo-Pow, a company whose Headquarters is in [[Diagon Alley]], and who never answer their front door.<ref name="Pottermore" />
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No shortage of Floo powder has ever been reported, nor does anybody know anyone who makes it. Its price has remained constant for one hundred years: two Sickles a scoop. Every wizard household carries a stock of Floo powder, usually conveniently located in a box or vase on the mantelpiece.<ref name="Pottermore" />
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The precise composition of Floo powder is a closely guarded secret. Those who have tried to ‘make their own’ have been universally unsuccessful. At least once a year, [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries|St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] reports what they call a ‘Faux Floo’ injury — in other words, somebody has thrown a homemade powder onto a fire and suffered the consequences. As irate Healer and St Mungo’s spokeswizard, [[Rutherford Poke]], said in 2010: "It’s two Sickles a scoop, people, so stop being cheap, stop throwing powdered Runespoor fangs on the fire and
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stop blowing yourselves out of the chimney! If one more wizard comes in here with a burned backside, I swear I won’t treat him. It’s two Sickles a scoop!"<ref name="Pottermore" />
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== Description ==
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The powder turns a fireplace's [[Fire|flames]] harmless and emerald green. It is tricky to use; one must toss a handful of powder into a fireplace connected to the Floo Network, walk into the flames, and state the desired destination loudly and clearly to ensure arrival in the proper location. Otherwise, one could end up at the wrong location which [[Harry Potter]] did in [[1992]].
   
 
Transportation by Floo powder is much quicker than by [[broomstick]], but slower than [[Apparition]]. However, unlike Apparition, one does not require a licence to use Floo powder. It can also be used when one places only a part of their body into the flames, to partially transport themselves to another location for direct communication.
 
Transportation by Floo powder is much quicker than by [[broomstick]], but slower than [[Apparition]]. However, unlike Apparition, one does not require a licence to use Floo powder. It can also be used when one places only a part of their body into the flames, to partially transport themselves to another location for direct communication.
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[[Molly Weasley]] kept her household stock of Floo powder in a flowerpot on her mantle.
 
[[Molly Weasley]] kept her household stock of Floo powder in a flowerpot on her mantle.
   
==History of use==
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==Known instances of use==
[[File:Harryfloonetwork.png|thumb|left|234px|Harry entering the Floo Network.]]
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===1990s===
=== Discovery ===
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[[File:Tumblr mtncpg9Xnb1rhjaiio2 250.gif|frame|Harry using Floo Powder]]
[[File:Wildsmith.jpg|thumb|right|146px|[[Ignatia Wildsmith]], inventor of the Floo Powder]]
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* [[1992]]: The [[Weasley family]] when going to [[Diagon Alley]] to purchase their new school things. Harry Potter accidentally mispronounced "Diagon Alley" into "Diagonally" and ended up in [[Knockturn Alley]] instead.
Sometime in the [[13th century]], a [[wizards|witch]] named [[Ignatia Wildsmith]] extracted this powder from the [[floo]] plant and discovered its properties.
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* [[1994]]: The [[Weasley family]] collects Harry from his [[4 Privet Drive|home]] on [[Privet Drive]] to take him to the [[Quidditch World Cup]].
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* [[1994]]: [[Amos Diggory]] contacts [[Molly Weasley]] through the fireplace at the Burrow. She also gives him a piece of toast before his departure.
=== 1990s ===
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* [[1994]]: [[Sirius Black]] speaks with Harry through the fireplace in the [[Gryffindor Tower|Gryffindor Common Room]].
* [[1992]]: The [[Weasley family]] when going to [[Diagon Alley]] to purchase their new school things. Harry Potter accidentally mispronounced "Diagon Alley" and ended up in [[Knockturn Alley]] instead.
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* [[1995]]: Twice, Sirius speaks with Harry, Ron, and Hermione through the fireplace in the [[Gryffindor Tower|Gryffindor Common Room]]. The second time, he is nearly caught by [[Dolores Umbridge]].
* [[1994]]: The [[Weasley family]] collecting Harry from his [[4 Privet Drive|home]] on [[Privet Drive]] to take him to the [[Quidditch World Cup]].
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* [[1996]]: Harry uses the Floo Network to contact Sirius from Professor Umbridge's office fireplace.
* [[1996]]: [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
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* [[1996]]: [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] travels to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] to save Harry from Voldemort.
 
* [[1997]]: [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] use the network to return to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] after [[Christmas]] [[Christmas holidays|holidays]].
 
* [[1997]]: [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] use the network to return to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] after [[Christmas]] [[Christmas holidays|holidays]].
   
 
== Behind the scenes ==
 
== Behind the scenes ==
*In the [[Harry Potter books|novels]], one must toss a handful of Floo powder onto the flames and when the fire turns green, one must speak the destination and enter the flames. However in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', one stands in the fire place recites the destination, drops the powder and the growing green flames swallow the traveller and they reappear at the aforementioned destination.
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*In the [[Harry Potter books|novels]], one must toss a handful of Floo powder onto the flames and when the fire turns green, one must speak the destination and enter the flames. However in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', one stands in the fireplace recites the destination, drops the powder and the growing green flames swallow the traveller and they reappear at the aforementioned destination.
 
*This is changed however in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' when Harry attempted to use [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s fireplace to go and save [[Sirius Black]].
 
*This is changed however in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' when Harry attempted to use [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s fireplace to go and save [[Sirius Black]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st}}[[File:Floo-powder.png|thumb|120px|Pottermore version of Floo Powder]]
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{Comment|All versions except PC}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{Comment|All versions except PC}}
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Latest revision as of 17:13, September 27, 2014

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Floo Powder
Object information
Manufacturer

Ignatia Wildsmith

Made

13th century[1]

Usage

Transports people to a pre-determinated destination

"When travelling by Floo powder it is important that you speak clearly, take care to get out at the right grate, keep your elbows tucked in, shut your eyes, don’t fidget and don’t panic."
—Description[src]

Floo powder is a glittery, silver powder used by witches and wizards to travel through the Floo Network. The Network connects most wizarding households and buildings. This powder was invented in the 13th century by Ignatia Wildsmith.

History Edit

Wildsmith

Ignatia Wildsmith, inventor of the Floo Powder

Floo powder was invented by Ignatia Wildsmith in the thirteenth century. Its manufacture is strictly controlled. The only licensed producer in Britain is Floo-Pow, a company whose Headquarters is in Diagon Alley, and who never answer their front door.[2]

No shortage of Floo powder has ever been reported, nor does anybody know anyone who makes it. Its price has remained constant for one hundred years: two Sickles a scoop. Every wizard household carries a stock of Floo powder, usually conveniently located in a box or vase on the mantelpiece.[2]

The precise composition of Floo powder is a closely guarded secret. Those who have tried to ‘make their own’ have been universally unsuccessful. At least once a year, St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries reports what they call a ‘Faux Floo’ injury — in other words, somebody has thrown a homemade powder onto a fire and suffered the consequences. As irate Healer and St Mungo’s spokeswizard, Rutherford Poke, said in 2010: "It’s two Sickles a scoop, people, so stop being cheap, stop throwing powdered Runespoor fangs on the fire and stop blowing yourselves out of the chimney! If one more wizard comes in here with a burned backside, I swear I won’t treat him. It’s two Sickles a scoop!"[2]

Description Edit

The powder turns a fireplace's flames harmless and emerald green. It is tricky to use; one must toss a handful of powder into a fireplace connected to the Floo Network, walk into the flames, and state the desired destination loudly and clearly to ensure arrival in the proper location. Otherwise, one could end up at the wrong location which Harry Potter did in 1992.

Transportation by Floo powder is much quicker than by broomstick, but slower than Apparition. However, unlike Apparition, one does not require a licence to use Floo powder. It can also be used when one places only a part of their body into the flames, to partially transport themselves to another location for direct communication.

Molly Weasley kept her household stock of Floo powder in a flowerpot on her mantle.

Known instances of useEdit

1990sEdit

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Harry using Floo Powder

Behind the scenes Edit

AppearancesEdit

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Pottermore - New from J. K. Rowling: Floo Powder
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Pottermore

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